What did Katie actually do?

I’ve just received a very quirky looking business card from someone at work about a new range of jewellery. Yes a lot different from the new Links or van cleef and arpels lines but this new and upcoming jewellery designer is a must see for all those quirky jewellery buffs out there! And who wants to have the same pieces anyway?!

Miniature cake slices, razors, scissors and skull earrings are just some of Katie’s first pieces in her range KATIE DID THIS.

Take a peek at Katie at facebook.com/KatieDidThis or email her at katie.did.this.today@gmail.com

LLLB


Velvety Coats

No sign of mint, or velvet, just ‘look at me’ coats for ‘hide me please’ weather!

Mint Velvet…


Genny – S/S 2012 COLLECTION

“Everyone remembers Genny as a discreet and sophisticated luxury brand known for its top craftsmanship and artisanal heritage so this first collection respects the house’s tradition. It is designed for working women with multi-occasion agendas that need functional and elegant clothes,” says Gabriele Colangelo.

New life is breathed into the sartorial suit – a Genny staple –  thanks to new cuts on the jacket, made with plush men’s wear fabrics such as grisaille. They are paired with graphic blouses in cotton organdie, silk crepe de chine and muslins, featuring an ethnic-geometric motif.

Male and female, the two souls of the Genny world, come together with rigor and sensuality.
Innovative and exclusive materials developed by Colangelo include a silk and raffia blend that traces a zebra design and a trompe l’oeil print reminiscent of a Kilim carpet.

A dull gold jersey shell, instead, plays tribute to the silver mesh designed by Gianni Versace during his tenure at Genny from 1974 to the early Nineties.

Last but not least, Colangelo developed an ultra-light and summery version of Astrakhan fur with a zebra effect used for pencil skirts, coats, bags and shoes.

My favourite look is this royal blue tribal effect piece which moves away from the neutral tones of the rest of their pieces. The way the silk falls makes no secret of its luxuriousness and the double front; print and plain gives a nod to the colour blocking and prints that were everywhere at the shows this year.

LLLB


Dress to impress (cheaply!) this fall

Catwalk copies is just what your partying wardrobe needs … !

The party dress

The work skirt

The designer coat

The monochrome shirt

The evening gown

The expensive looking boots!

Shimmer twist back babydoll – £17 – in store 24th October
Orange split pencil skirt – £14 – in store September
Textured Belted Coat – £45 – in store October
Metallic plisse maxi – £17 – in store 16th October
Monochrome long sleeve shirt – £10 – in store mid September

All Primark

LLLB


Animal World

The catwalks have been alive with pieces taking inspiration from the animal world.

Choose a statement dress borrowed from the animal world this fall …

Add a reptile Print

Incorporate some leopard spots

Cover up with a hunter jacket

and add feathered accessories…

Now go wild!!

LLLB


Michael van der Ham SS12

Dutch designer Michael van der Ham was all about colours, layering, mixing and matched garments and multimedia patterns at the showcasing of his new collection last week.

Bold statement making colours were combined cleverly with neon brights and contrasting pattens in his show

LLLB


Cheryl Cole becomes shoe designer!

Cheryl Cole announces exclusive collaboration with Stylistpick.com and the launch of her first capsule shoe collection

Cheryl Cole today announced that she will launch her first capsule shoe collection, in association with Stylistpick.com. Her fabulous and fashion forward new line will launch this December, in time for Christmas.

The collection forms part of a wide collaboration between Cheryl and Stylistpick, which will see her choosing her favourite pieces from the online accessory retailer’s monthly mainline collections and sharing style insights.

Cheryl is the nation’s undisputed style icon and has been voted ‘best dressed’ in every major fashion poll, from Glamour, to Tatler, to Cosmopolitan and graced every leading fashion magazine cover, from Elle to Grazia. And now for the first time the public will be able to share her unique style.

The range will combine Cheryl’s style signature of exquisite glamour with accessible pricing. More than just a name behind the brand, Cheryl will be overseeing every step of the process, from concept to design and packaging. 

In choosing to work with Stylistpick Cheryl was committed to ensuring that all fashion loving young women should be able to enjoy a collection that captures her style and features immaculate quality.

Stylistpick is a new way of shopping for the latest on-trend accessories, combining a personalised styling membership service with the ease of shopping online. It’s easy to use – members complete a fun style quiz to discover their individual style profile. Then each month they receive a personalised selection of new shoes, bags and jewellery to choose from, edited by celebrity stylists, including Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model’s Grace Woodward and TV presenter and journalist Louise Roe.

Chief creative officer Juliet Warkentin commented: “We are thrilled to be working with CherylCheryl is the style icon and is amazingly warm, a quality that has made her the nation’s favourite. We believe that the launch will have a huge fashion impact; establishing fashion’s greatest influencer as a major force in fashion design and further democratising fashion.”

The limited edition capsule collection will launch in December, along with Cheryl’s first favourite Stylistpick selections, guaranteeing British women the perfect Christmas present. More details will follow.

LLLB

 


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