Leighton Meester for Nelly

She is the gorgeous style icon who starred in one of the most talked about ‘fashion-forward’ TV programmes of all time. She is also the lady who has just married Seth Rogan aka Adam Brody. And now she is sharing her fashion expertise in a newly launched range for Scandinavian fashion giant Nelly. Yes, it could only be that fabulous Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester.

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The Leighton Meester collection for Nelly launched yesterday, and is full of pieces you could well imagine being part of Leighton’s own wardrobe. A cool mixture of classic and more edgy pieces, Leighton has combined trends like leather and skin flashing cut outs, with a range of animal print patterns, jumpsuits and statement jewel pieces to create a capsule wardrobe that can be mixed and matched, and can take you easily from day to evening.

In addition, there are some specially chosen pieces, called ‘Leighton Loves’. These have been specially put together as part of the celebration for Nelly’s 10th birthday.

What do you think of the collection?

From the Leighton Loves Collection…

 Notion 1.3 Chiara Top £32.95 click to visit Nelly


Notion 1.3
Chiara Top
£32.95 click to visit Nelly

 NLY Accessories Looking Fab Earrings £12.95 click to visit Nelly


NLY Accessories
Looking Fab Earrings
£12.95 click to visit Nelly

 NLY Trend Full Lenght Jumpsuit NLY Trend  £23.95 click to visit Nelly


NLY Trend
Full Lenght Jumpsuit
NLY Trend
£23.95 click to visit Nelly

 Dyrberg/Kern Assyr Dyrberg/Kern £229.95 click to visit Nelly


Dyrberg/Kern
Assyr
Dyrberg/Kern
£229.95 click to visit Nelly

 Notion 1.3 Twin Set Sweater Notion 1.3 £31.95 click to visit Nelly


Notion 1.3
Twin Set Sweater
Notion 1.3
£31.95 click to visit Nelly

 Oneness Lace Shift Decor Dress Oneness £44.95 click to visit Nelly


Oneness
Lace Shift Decor Dress
Oneness
£44.95 click to visit Nelly

 Estradeur PU Dungaree £37.95 click to visit Nelly


Estradeur
PU Dungaree
£37.95 click to visit Nelly

 NLY Shoes Pointed Toe Pump NLY Shoes £23.95 click to visit Nelly


NLY Shoes
Pointed Toe Pump
NLY Shoes
£23.95 click to visit Nelly

Click here to find out more about Leighton’s picks and to see more of the collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate – A right Royal Jubilee Round up

It already seems like an age away since those fabulous Jubilee celebrations, but now is the perfect time to take a look at the outfits worn by the Duchess of Style during a rather hectic week. Whilst the Queen was the centre of the nation’s attention, Kate Middleton held the attention of every seasoned fashionista. And she didn’t disappoint, flying the flag for McQueen once again during a very busy royal week.

Lets take a look at some of her key looks…with a few types on getting the Kate Factor for yourself.

Look 1 – Haven’t I seen that McQueen somewhere before?

Kate started the weekend with the river pageant on a very blustery day. She plumped for a red Alexander McQueen dress that looked somewhat familiar. Which is not surprising, since the short-sleeved version had previously been worn by both Tulisa and Kim Kardashian. Kate wore a long-sleeved version in a slightly longer length, that showed just how different one dress can be, dependant on the wearer. On Tulisa it was cute and funky. On Kim it look ill-judged and a little bit tight. On Kate it become a very elegant look, one that was well matched with a Sylvia Fletcher hat.

Get the look

Jaeger Accordion Pleated Skirt

BACK BY ANN-SOFIE BACK / BONING TANK 

NELLY ACCESSORIES / LUXURIOUS HEADDRESS 

Coral Satin Box Clutch 

Sledge Court Shoe 

It was more McQueen for the service at St Paul’s and the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance. This time Kate wore an exquisite nude lace long-sleeved shift dress. The opting for long sleeves was sensible – it may be June, but no-one seems to have informed the weather. This dress was very elegant, with a soft ribbon cumberband on the centre and scalloping detail around the neckline and hemline. A truly pretty look.

Get the look

STINE GOYA / PRISM DRESS 

Blush lace pencil dress 

NELLY ACCESSORIES / ADORNMENT HEADDRESS 

 

Pleated Satin box bag from 

For the Jubilee concert, Kate again opted for McQueen in the form of a black blazer, but this was teamed with a High Street floral print frock from Whistles. This was the Bella Bodycon dress, which has, of course, since sold out at Asos.com, although the Whistles website has some different print varieties in stock at present.

Bella garden print bodycon dress 

And what of Pippa?

Pippa Middleton also took part in the river pageant, and provided the white and blue to Kate’s red. She looked lovely in an a-line dress from another Kate fave, Orla Kiely, with a 1960s style jacket from Jaeger. This was a very understated outfit from Pippa, but I loved it.

Get the Pippa Look

COLLECTION by John Lewis Ponte Trimmed Jacket, 

COLLECTION by John Lewis Ponte Dress, Navy £79 

Nelly.com launch party – Oh what a night!

Late on Tuesday evening the email I’d been waiting for dropped into the Inbox – an invite to the Nelly.com launch party. This was the much-anticipated launch to the exciting online company that is already the toast of Scandinavia, and is now set to conquer the UK. To be held in the luxurious surroundings of Aqua, this was a party not to be missed.

And of course, it surpassed all expectations. The whole of Aqua had been the willing victim of a Nelly takeover. There was a nail bar treating guests to glittering manicures, rails of gorgeous dresses from the likes of AX Paris to drool over, and then there shoes! Shoes, shoes were everywhere, from fabulous platforms to spiked loafers. Guests were asked to choose their three favourite pairs of shoes, and to log this information onto the laptops provided. Nelly then promised to send guests one of their choices. And if that wasn’t enough, whilst waiting for the laptops, guests were treated to gifts of jewellery, strawberry Bellini cocktails and chilled wine, and assorted canapes of sushi.
After the excitement of free shoes, there was the photobooth with a variety of backdrops to help guests create hilarious mementoes of a wonderful evening. Radio One DJ Gemma Cairney was on hand with an amazing setlist which had everyone dancing, and I  was able to have a quick chat with her later when we compared blisters and unsuitable shoes.

This was a fantastic party, a brilliant launch for Nelly.com in the UK. Push PR did an amazing job of making sure that this was one of the most talked about and tweeted about events of the year. I had an amazing time, and was really happy to see some of my favourite bloggers, Marina from I type and talk, Becky from lifestyleflash and Karen from Frumpy to Funky. I was also overwhelmed to meet Jai’me Jan aka Jaime London Boy who edits the fabulous boymeetsfashion.

With huge thanks to Melissa from Push PR for the invitation.