The Bullring Autumn Fashion Fix

Last weekend we saw the annual Bullring Autumn Fashion Fix bringing a spot of TOWIE glamour to the iconic shopping centre. Two of the main stars from the ITV2 series, ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Sam and Billie Faiers, were in the 2nd City to present a fashion show high on style, but with many pieces plucked from the High Street.


Billie Wears Clean D-Ring Playsuit £50.00 click here to visit Topshop and view.
Sam wears Tailored Bandeau Jumpsuit £60.00 click here to visit Topshop and view. Sam also wears Slim Curve Blazer £49.00 click here to view at Topshop.


I sat opposite the TOWIE girls.

This year’s show promised to be a guide to the season’s must have trends, and it certainly delivered on that front. Comprising of 6 key scenes;- ‘The Cosmo Edit’, ‘Faux Fur’, ‘Tapestry Folk’, ‘Shades of Red’, ‘New Pastels’ and, finally, ‘Metallics’, this was a show with one eye firmly placed on Winter dressing in general, and Christmas party looks in particular.

There was a lovely selection of outfits made up with pieces by stores such as Gap, Reiss, River Island, Miss Selfridge, Topshop and a host of looks from Selfridges. I would be hard pressed to decide on a favourite outfit, but a metallic skirt from Topshop, and a stunning blue lace dress from Self Portrait at Selfridges did make me squeal a little.

Here are some of the looks from the show, where possible, I have added a link to the item online.


Self Portrait Sunray jacquard and chiffon dress £195 click to visit Selfridges


SELF-PORTRAIT Spring Symphony lace dress £230 click to visit Selfridges


Ossie Clark London Red Jewel Maxi Dress £99 click to visit Debenhams


Colette Sequin Full Length Dress £295 click to visit Phase Eight


Miss Selfridge Pale Pink Textured Jumper £25 click here to view
Miss Selfridge Mono Jaquard Skort £35 click here to view
Miss Selfridge fur collar Pea Coat £89 click here to view
Necklace from a range at New Look – click here to view.


Topshop Metallic Pleat Cami £28.00 click here to view
Topshop Gold Foil Pleated Midi Skirt £40.00 click here to view


Prince of Wales Check Wide Leg Trousers £42.00 click here to visit Topshop

Whole outfit from Gap

Whole outfit from Gap


This beautiful look is from Reiss


A glamorous evening look from Mango.

What I wore


Top New Look (this season, click here to view)
Skirt Dorothy Perkins (last season – some sizes available here.)
Necklace Primark
Shoes Givenchy Vintage

Super Busy Mum







Weekly Star Style round up featuring Madonna. Kate Moss and Towie!

This week’s star style round-up features a global megastar, a supermodel extraordinaire and some of the loveliest reality TV stars around at the moment. There are shoes, as chosen by Madonna and as designed by Madonna (and Aldo), wonderful dresses and maxis from InLoveWithFashion, a real favourite of those gorgeous Faiers sisters. And there is that fabulous Stella McCartney Illusion dress, as worn by Kate Moss and the inspiration for a million High Street looks, including a rather fabulous, bargain version from All in all, a total fashion feast.

Kate Moss in Stella McCartney

STELLA MCCARTNEY Panelled dress 

And a great bargain version from Boohoo

Dotty Heart Back Contrast Side Bodycon Dress 

Sam and Billie Faiers wear Love

LOVE Cream Scuba Cut Out Bodice With Coral Mesh Skirt

LOVE Grey Long Sleeve Wrap Dress 

LOVE Valerie Print Pleat Neck Crop Top 

LOVE Valerie Print Slit Front Maxi Skirt 

LOVE Silver Split Leg Maxi Dress £42 

Gemma Collins Collection, now at Simply Be

The gorgeously curvy Gemma Collins has recently launched her own collection, and you can now purchase this at Simply Be. This  collection is full of pretty colours and prints, dresses that drape curves, and in the case of the wrap dresses, owe more than a nod to Diane Von Furstenburg. I particularly love the gorgeous scarf prints and Versace style blue/green prints that are bold and bright – a bit like Gemma herself!

Gemma Collins Scarf Print Wrap Dress £60 

Gemma Collins Holland Daisy Cut Out Dress 

Gemma Collins Vencie Print Wrap Dress 


Madonna in Office

Madonna has been a rather busy lady this summer, and during her recent MDNA UK tour, she was spotted in Selfridges, Oxford Street, where she headed straight for the Office concession and snapped up four pairs of shoes and boots. I’m guessing that the flat versions may well be a gift for that directional teenager Lourdes, whilst the Jeffrey Campbell’s have Madonna written all over them.

Jeffrey Campbell Prickly, £150

Jeffery Campbell Aubery Spike £145 


Underground Wulfrun creeper blksilvstud £100.00 

As well as buying lots of shoes, this season has seen the Material Girl launch her own collection, ‘Truth or Dare’ in collaboration with Aldi. On sale exclusively at Selfridges, my favourites are the Skeels courts, which are just beautiful, and the cute flatties ‘Kulig’, which remind me of a much loved pair of Kurt Geiger pumps I owned, which died on me on the way to the Missguided Press show a few weeks ago. So they are definitely on my shopping list for the Autumn season.

TRUTH OR DARE BY MADONNA Skeels courts £110.00 


TRUTH OR DARE BY MADONNA Michonski ankle boots





Competition Time: Love and Fashion-Mommy are celebrating their second birthday!

If you wanted to name the hottest celebrity brand of the last two years, you would be hard pressed to get any further than ‘LOVE’. Since it’s launch two years ago,’ In love With Fashion’ has been a total celebrity favourite, with its gorgeous dresses, jumpers and jackets being worn by the likes of Denise Van Outen, The Saturdays, Fearne Cotton, Alysson Hannigan, Cheska Hull, Alexandra Burke and almost all of the TOWIE girls, from Lydia Bright, Sam and Billie Faiers, Jess Wright, Chloe Sims and Lauren Pope.

Dusky Mesh pleated skirt with lace strapless top 

It’s not surprising really, Love’s dresses are frankly just so pretty, and you can tell how much the fashionista’s love them as they wear them again and again. Take Cheska Hull, a real fan of the brand, who is regularly seen in her python print maxi dress, for both daytime occasions and evening events.

This month has seen Love celebrate its second birthday…and by a huge coincidence, it is also the second blog birthday for Fashion Mommy this week. I feel quite honoured to have been starting up at the same time as this mega brand, and am hoping that both of us continue to grow and move from strength to strength. And seeing as Love is a great celebrity favourite, and fashion-mommy loves to focus on getting the celebrity look, it seems only fitting that our two brands should collaborate on a very special competition!

The Floral Stripe Shift dress 


LOVE Dusky Pleated Short Skirt With Jersey Vest Top 

LOVE Black Chiffon Cross Bust Maxi £46 

But before I get onto that very special and exciting news. I want to show you a few of my key picks from Love for the new season. These are the dresses that I think you will see the celebrity fans wearing in the next few months. I’m especially loving the new Ox Blood red shade that is a really warm and rich shade for Autumn/Winter 12.

LOVE Ox Blood Pleated Maxi Skirt With Lace Vest Top 

LOVE Black Studded Collar Shift Dress £36 

LOVE Green Chiffon Asymmetrical Maxi Dress £48