The Kardashian Collection arrives at Lipsy

In the week that Kim and Kanye announced their engagement, ensuing maximum amount of column inches to everything and anything involving the couple, those Kardashian ladies unveiled their latest bid for world domination with their first collection for Lipsy.

This has been a much – anticipated collection, especially since a series of suitably glamorous images of the Kim, Khloe and Kourtney had been released showing them wearing some of the key pieces.  The Kardashian name has always been one that is associated with high-octane glamour, and this range is further endorsement of this, with a series of glamorous dresses in lace and animal prints, in bodycon style. One dress in particular had an amazingly positive reaction when I posted it on my blog, this was the gorgeous red lace dress worn by Kim in the campaign, which I believe will actually help to garner Lipsy a completely new audience, due to its grown-up glamour.

Kourtney Kardashian has  commented, “Kim, Khloé and I are always looking for new ways to keep our collection unique, and give our fans around the world fashion-forward pieces.”Kim added:  “The collection is inspired by the stylish women from around the world that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. This is for those Lipsy girls who have as much fun with fashion as I do.”

The final word on the collection goes to Khloe, who, I have to say is looking incredible in the official shots, putting all her recent heartache behind her. “Whether you are rocking the feathered jacket or one of the leather dresses, there are a million ways to style these pieces, all uniquely stylish,” says Khloe.

Kardashian All Over Lace Midi Dress £65.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian All Over Lace Midi Dress
£65.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Animal Print Bodycon Dress £60.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Animal Print Bodycon Dress
£60.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Lace Top Peplum Dress £75.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Lace Top Peplum Dress
£75.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Lace Yoke Shift Dress £55.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Lace Yoke Shift Dress
£55.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Crop Feather Jacket £150.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Crop Feather Jacket
£150.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Animal Print Zip Pencil Skirt £40.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Animal Print Zip Pencil Skirt
£40.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Cropped Tux £75.00 click to visit Lipsy

Kardashian Cropped Tux
£75.00 click to visit Lipsy

 

To view the complete Kardashian collection, including bags and Jewellery, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kardashian collection has arrived at Dorothy Perkins

Today’s the day when one of the most anticipated High Street collaborations ever arrives in stores. The Kardashian collection, designed by Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, is now available from selected Dorothy Perkins stores and online. I must admit that I am really excited about this collection. The Kardashian sisters are known for their deeply glamorous appearance, with Kim in particular feted as a modern-day goddess of beauty. But what is also interesting about these girls is that they encompass a whole range of body types.

Kim is, of course, petite in statue and curvy in body, with the ultimate derriere. Khloe is gorgeously curvy and 5ft 10 inches tall, meaning she has to combat issues of height as well as those curves. Finally, the love Kourtney is like a tiny doll of a girl, which brings its own problems, as many of my 5ft4 and under friends constantly remind me. So we have three beautiful women who have stunning figures that are not average height, size 10. Would this lead to a collection that would be friendly to lots of different body types?

Well, there is a lot of bodycon, curve enhancing dresses that might not appeal to everyone, but come in a fabulous range of colours and include gold and silver versions that should be really popular in the run up to the festive season. What I personally think works very well are the stunning range of floaty blouses that would look brilliant dressed down with skinny jeans, or vamped up with a pencil skirt. And the accessories are highly covetable. I can see those sequinned clutch and shoulder bags at every Christmas party this season.

Here are some of my key picks from the first collection.

Kardashian lace trench coat Price: £75.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian gold pleat dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black mesh dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian cream collar blouse Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black sequin jacket Price: £50.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian blue sequin purse Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black sequin clutch Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black leopard tote Price: £55.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Khloe bootcut jeans Price: £38.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black lace blouse Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian leopard tee Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Click here to view the complete range.

 

 

 

The 70s are back!

I love the 70s. It’s definitely my favourite style decade. I love everything that was stylish about the decade. I love everything that was bad taste about the decade. I just love the 1970s!

As a child of the 1970s I adored the girls from Abba, having a much treasured Agnetha doll wearing that satin cat print tunic. I loved Debbie Harry singing ‘Sunday Girl’, the hairstyles of Charlie’s Angels, especially the wonderful Cheryl Ladd, and I loved sequins. I didn’t notice the style icons of the decade that I now revere – Lauren Hutton, Angelica Huston, Bianca Jagger, Tina Chow, The Great Gatsby and Halston. But I did love Charlie perfume, and even now I can’t resist its retro glamour. (An Aunt once gave me a bottle as a very late, last-minute Christmas gift, she’d got it at a local chemist and I was frankly over the moon!).

And that’s why I am so excited about this season’s 1970s style revival. Magazines like Grazia and Vogue have been full of the likes of Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, Diane Keaton and Grace Coddington snaps from the 1970s. Marc Jacobs is channelling the Jodie Foster style of Taxi Driver. Derek Lam cites the minimal look worn by Diane Keaton in Interiors as an influence, whilst Topshop has a range entitled ‘Abigail’s Party’.

Topshop

Topshop

Fashionista’s have been quick to adopt 70s styles, from a range of different influences. Rihanna rocked a real Studio 54 look on New Years Eve, complete with Charlie’s Angels style flicky hair.

Khloe Kardashian wore a beautiful strapless gown to the ‘People’s choice awards’ that reminded me of a similar red strapless dress that Elizabeth Taylor had worn to the Oscars in 1976.

Florence Welch performed at the Marquee club relaunch looking like a cross between a glam rock goddess and a Stevie Nick’s ethereal hippy type.

In Elie Saab

Mena Suvari has updated the sexy Sandy from Grease look for the noughties. Ditching the curls for waves, but keeping those trousers very, very tight!

Nicole Ritchie has that luxe boho look first favoured by Ali McGraw in the classic weepie ‘love Story’. Floppy 70s style hats are a style must for this look. This 70s look is super stylish. There are no signs of Kipper ties, garish flares, tank tops or anything in crimpline. This is 70s style with all the bad bits removed, leaving a sleek, ultra wearable look that suits a range of body sizes, ages and personalities. So whether you are a disco queen at heart, or a bit of a dippy hippy, you’ll find something to suit this season.

Enjoy!

More 70s styles to savour…

Remember those early 1970’s editions of Top of the Pops, when the camera used to scan across the audience who were dancing to the likes of TRex and Slade? Well, that’s what Kirsten Dunst reminds me of in this white dress. Very Marsha Brady isn’t it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ophelia Lovibond shows off that draped, mid 1970’s look reminiscent of designs worn by the likes of Bianca Jagger and Angelica Huston in their super stylish heyday. Just love that emerald shade of green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitney Port shows off that sunkissed California girl style in this stylish jumpsuit. This has a definite retro styling to it, with Whitney looking like a young Mariel Hemingway from Manhatten. (1979).