Victoria Victoria Beckham now at Selfridges

An exciting new arrival is causing much excitement at Selfridges at the moment. Victoria Victoria Beckham, the sister (do not call it a diffusion line) collection to Victoria Beckham is now in store and online, just in time for Christmas. This is the collection full of cute mini dresses  that have been much loved by Victoria’s celebrity fans, including Hailee Steinfeld, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, and of course, Victoria herself, who often makes these her off duty dresses of choice.  The dresses are available at a lower price point than the main collection. There are also some rather cute cat scarves that would make fantastic gifts for that designer lover in your life.

Stars love Victoria Victoria Beckham

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VICTORIA VICTORIA BECKHAM Jacquard dress £625 click to visit Selfridges

VICTORIA VICTORIA BECKHAM Heart seam dress £450 click to visit Selfridges

VICTORIA VICTORIA BECKHAM Bird-print dress £495 click to visit Selfridges

VICTORIA VICTORIA BECKHAM Cat-print modal-blend scarf £235 click to visit Selfridges

 

 

Get the High Street version of Key Designer looks

We can’t all afford to wear designer clothing. We may love the Victoria Beckham dress, but without Victoria Beckham’s clothing budget it’s not going to be appearing in our wardrobe any time soon. But, fear not, the trusty High Street seems to always come up trumps with some pretty impressive designer inspired pieces. These won’t break the bank, but will leave you looking a million dollars.

So next time you watch that catwalk show with a mixture of lust and envy, maybe it’s time you took another look at what the High Street, or even the supermarket has to offer.

The Victoria by Victoria Beckham look at George

Scallop Trim Shift Dress £16

Prada Pleats at New Look and George

Pleated Diagonal Colour Block Midi Skirt

Belted Pleat Dress £20

Louis Vuitton Look at River Island

pink sleeveless embellished tank top £30.00

Stella McCartney Look at Boohoo

Tricia textured mesh insert bodycon dress £20

Suzie Bodycon Dress £18

 

Harvey Nichols Birmingham hosts a Spring/Summer 12 preview

Last Saturday, the brightest and best of Birmingham’s style bloggers  risked the threat of incoming snow to enjoy a touch of Spring. The iconic Harvey Nichols store in the Mailbox hosted a special Spring/Summer preview,complete with fashion show, trend reports and an opportunity for a store walk. And, this being Harvey Nicks, all that fashion was complimented with lashings of champagne.

The fashion show was a perfect opportunity to introduce some of the new designs coming to the Birmingham store. There was no Victoria by Victoria Beckham, as this collection had literally fled out of the door, snapped up by eager fans who worship at the cult of Beckham. But there was Philip Armstrong, favourite of Dannii Minogue, and already proving to be a big hit with stylish Birmingham ladies. The beautifully structured white and black lace dress was both futuristic and feminine, and when teamed with the highest Louboutins I had ever seen, really had the Wow! factor. There was also a black version, which had a more decadent, brocade style look.

There were short and sexy dresses from the icons. Just Cavali showcased a bright floral print that was clearly designed for sultry hot nights on the dance floor. M for Missoni also showcased a bright mini, but this had a more laid back 60s feel. Think Sharon Tate in Valley of the Dolls, Brigitte Bardot in San  Tropez or that modern-day Mia Farrow, Michelle Williams.

My two favourite looks were both from Pinko. The first had a very 1990s influence, and tied neatly into the summer staple of white. This was a beautiful and delicate leopard print Jacquard dress that almost had the feel of a negligee. It was teamed with a draped jacket and raybans for a luxe grunge look.  The second look was a stunning boho style maxi dress that incorporated print  and beading for the perfect holiday look.

A store walk enabled bloggers an opportunity to enjoy all the other collections on sale at Harvey Nichols this season. Markus Lupfer was a definite favourite of mine, I’ve been a huge fan of his quirky knitwear forever, and this season I adore the embellished flamingoes and handbag designs.

 

Malene Birger was another favourite, featuring a collection of dresses in a black and vanilla palette. This was a 1930s influenced collection, bias cut evening gowns that looked like they belonged to the golden age of Hollywood.

My other favourites were those American classics Michael Kors and DVF. I loved that Von Furstenberg featured colour block dresses that almost had a sporty 1920s feel to them, whilst Michael Kors AQincorporated the sort of nautical tinged features (stripes, navy and white, chain details) that just scream Spring. The cream and gold cardigan was just stunning.

 

Thanks must go to Lisa Piddington and Harvey Nichols for this wonderful event. Everyone enjoyed it and it was a fabulous opportunity to get an up close view of all the new season trends and styling.

 

With Elca from Stylepad and Sunny from Wardrobemag