Designers at Debenhams – going from Strength to Strength

It’s latest advert boasts of ‘The unrivaled collection of Designers at Debenhams’ and,  seeing the new ranges, and how more and more designers are producing collections for the brand, the claim really is hard to beat. Debenhams continues to be a shopping destination par excellence, the place where you can truly find an outfit for all occasions, and the new collections are simply too hard to resist.

Debenhams is a destination for all ages and caters for so many different style. H! By Henry Holland is young, fun and has a slightly edgy feel, whilst Betty Jackson Black produces the sort of sophisticated work wear  that appeals to professional women. Jenny Packham evening gowns offer red carpet glamour without the red carpet price, whilst we have elements of the bohemian in Matthew Williamson Butterfly. And that is just the tip of the ocean, with a name-call that highlights the brightest and the best of British fashion, including the Editions designers Preen and Jonathan Saunders.

There are just so many fabulous pieces from the Designers this season that I decided to create my own Fashion-Mommy edit picking out some of my favourite things, a lust-list for the new season.

Take a look and let me know what’s on your shopping list for Autumn/Winter 2013.

Ben De Lisi nails the sexy pencil skirt for Principles

Ben de Lisi Designer natural animal ponte skirt

English Heritage at its best with Rocha John Rocha – shades of Luella Bartley.

Rocha John Rocha Designer brown tweed

Warm winter florals from Preen Editions

Preen Edition Designer red floral dress £68

Vintage Lady Diana style knitwear from H! By Henry Holland.

H! by Henry Holland Designer green sheep farmyard fairisle jumper £28.80

Elegance and bling from Julian Macdonald…this might be Strictly dancing off the shelf this season…

Diamond by Julian Macdonald Designer magenta embellished maxi dress

Great Gatsby retro styling from Butterfly from Matthew Williamson

Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Designer black embellished dress £68

The classic tan bag from J by Jasper Conran

J by Jasper Conran Designer Tan Zip Detail Grab Bag £47.20

The wear everywhere black dress from Betty Jackson Black

Betty Jackson Black Designer black asymmetric draped jersey dress £44

 

 

 

my-wardrobe – Pick of the sales

The best sales are about to begin. No longer do you have to wait until January to get the pick of the bargains, and no more do you need to be stood queuing outside from 5 in the morning in order to grab that designer bag you’ve had your eye on since September. Now you can grab a coffee and a custard cream, settle down with the tree lights sparkling, and enjoy browsing the net at your leisure.

My-wardrobe is always one of the most anticipated sales due to those amazing markdowns on designer pieces. With labels like Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood and Preen all on sale, you are sure to grab something totally amazing – whether it be a last-minute present for someone else, or an end of year treat for yourself.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Pink Large Kempton North South Nylon Tote £77.00 Was £110.00 (30% off) click to visit my wardrobe

DKNY Caramel Tote With Shoulder Strap £164.00 Was £235.00 (30% off) click to visit my-wardrobe

Tibi Lurex Glitter Luxe Top by Tibi was £257.00 now 50% off - £128 click to visit my-wardrobe

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Metallic Drape Boudicca Dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomani was £199.00 now 50% off - £99 click to visit my-wardrobe

Anya Hindmarch Marano Dancer Flashing Lights Clutch by Anya Hindmarch was £495.00 now 50% off - £247 click to visit my-wardrobe

PROJECTD LONDON Dakota Fitted Gold Sequin Jacket by PROJECTD LONDON was £288.00 now 50% off - £144 click to visit my wardrobe

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ivory Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse by Marc by Marc Jacobs was £220.00 now 50% off  - £110 click to visit my-wardrobe

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ivory Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse by Marc by Marc Jacobs was £220.00 now 50% off - £110 click to visit my-wardrobe

Preen Ella Monochrome Print Stretch Cotton Satin Dress by Preen was £1,022.00 now 50% off - £511 click to visit my-wardrobe

To view all sale, click here.

 

 

Michelle Obama wows UK with her first lady style.

She came, she wore, she conquered. The amazing Michelle Obama showed why she is the most stylish US first lady since Jackie Kennedy this week when she visited the Uk and Ireland. From stunning full length gowns from Ralph Lauren and Tom Ford,  to paying tribute to the Brits by wearing Preen, they style savvy First Lady never put a foot wrong, charming us all with her natural style and elegance. Here is a look back at the outfits that made this the most stylish week  in politics ever!

First stop was Ireland. Where Michelle arrived wearing a dress by US designer Peter Som. She also wore a red dotted dress by Marc Jacobs, which had previously been worn by Leighton Meister.

In Peter Som

Love this Marc Jacobs dress

When she arrived in the UK, (a little early to avoid the Ash Cloud), she wore a stunning vibrant blue suit by Preen, one of my favourite design teams. She looked amazing!

At Buckingham Palace there was a much-anticipated meeting between Michelle and our own new Queen of Style Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Whilst Kate looked amazing in UK High Street brand Reiss, Michelle was the epitome of 1950s glamour in a gorgeous grey dress and pink bolero by Barbara Tfank.

Another engagement meant another outfit from that lusted after wardrobe. The Obamas moved onto 10 Downing Street where Michelle wore British designer Roksanda Illincic’s gorgeous violet full-skirted dress, teamed with a Narcisco Rodriguez blue coat. This colour clash worked a treat, this was my favourite outfit of the visit. The ever glamorous Samantha Cameron added a further style moment in her fabulous dress by Peter Pilotto.

The state dinner at Buckingham Palace saw a dress that has divided opinions. Was it too bridal? Was wearing the same shade as the Queen a fashion faux pas? Was it a tribute to Jackie Kennedy, who wore a similar white dress and gloves when visiting the palace 50 years before? To me, the white Tom Ford dress was simply breathtaking.

Another day means more dresses. Michelle and Samantha Cameron co-hosted a summer barbecue for servicemen at 10 Downing Street.Michelle wore a glamorous black and white dress from Tracy Reese, whilst Sam Cam was pretty in a blue and white dress from Jonathan Saunders.

At Oxford University, Michelle wore an Alexander McQueen outfit, which, has ever was belted. If they ever decide to have a patron saint of belts, then surely the title must go to Mrs Obama.

For the dinner hosted by The Obama’s at Winfield House, Michelle looked glorious in a full length black dress by Ralph Lauren and Tom Bins jewels.

Finally, and completing a perfect catalogue of looks, Michelle left the UK wearing a gorgeous purple Jacquard dress and jacket by Peter Som.