Category Archives: Fashion Finds

Summer isn’t over just yet!

If you haven’t given up on summer just yet here’s some inspiration to keep you going!

Nature designs such as birds are everywhere still, despite the A/W looks ruling the stores. Try this day bag and incorporate it into your usual weekend look.

Bright bold and eye-catching, these bangles make statement costume jewellery fun!

Wedges are my altogether favourite style of shoes, not just because I can walk in them whatever height, but because they look much more sleek and stylish than your average stiletto and go with anything if you get the colour right! This white pair are perfect for a staple summer wardrobe.

Do bright happy sandals make for a happy happy person? I think so! Keep your outfit plain and inject some colour from the floor and make what we have left of summer colourful!


Laundry Boutque

The Altringham store opened in March 2011 on Stamford New Road. The boutique is the best around by far and has been caterpulted into the limelight and is the hot topic of conversation on the lips of fashionistas

Owner Laura Warburton thinks the reason for early success is down to the emphasis and time that goes into buying, and says “we are constantly ‘out there’ hunting for cool new labels and cherry picking only the very best pieces.  I have a rule – I won’t have anything in the boutique that I don’t adore myself.  Our customers are very disconcerted; they are bored with the high street and want something different.”

Looking at the store above the first impression is that of luxury and high fashion, even before you step inside the gem of a boudiour! The rails, shelves and hat stands are dripping with an array of beautiful feminine silks and jerseys in muted pastels and vintage prints. Antique looking lace scarves, pretty dresses, tops and jewellery are hung haphazardly from mirrors, mannequins and antique furniture.

This is one dressing up box every big girl should play in.

Laundry’s pieces are so unique and feminine. Featuring are floor length maxi dresses, this summers hottest trend, in the prettiest prints and fabrics…

ethnic inspired casual wear with 60’s detailing features highly amongst the distressed mirrors and duck egg decor…

…as does feminine touches such as embellishment and jewelled detailing…

Above is Ella King, Megan Warburton, Lucy Shaw, Laura Warburton, Imogen Massey and Kate Gosling at the launch of Altrincham’s newest addition.

I think this is the crème de la crème of up and coming fashion boutiques I’ve featured on LLLB. It has such potential and seems she has thought of everything! I can’t wait to see what happens next for Laura and will be looking forward to seeing many more products available on the web too!


Visit them at


Meeting Molly

Molly Ratcliff is the winner of the Mulberry Accessories Award at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.

Molly’s clutch bag design, which caught the eye of Mulberry’s Emma Hill Image courtesy of Molly Ratcliff

What were the inspirations behind your portfolio and creations?
When I think about the inspiration behind my work I find that it comes from my normal day-to-day living. If I spot something I like, I take note of it and try to use it later in a design or illustration. I never leave home without my camera.

… Good luck in the future Molly!


Then Evevee Was Born…

Luxurious. Elegant. Alluring. .Feminine. 



Evevee is a luxurious online destination for women’s occasional wear. Evevee was founded in June 2010. Eve is a representation of woman, which embraces simplicity and appreciates beauty in a woman through attitude, lifestyle and in fashion. Evevee will dress each woman with beautifully cut garments and subtly reveal her alluring nature with uncomplicated style. Feminality is expressed through elegant dresses and complimenting accessories, that are created for one purpose.

All “Eves” believe the special occasion will be memorable with Evevee. Evevee designs the latest women’s clothing, handbags and accessories for special occasions. Products are devoted to high fashion and seasonal catwalks. We create designs that will give the distinctive, stylish, women a collection of experiences that translates into luxury, timeless grace and glamour to provoke sensuality at every occasion. Products range from stunning cocktail dresses, weekend wear to contemporary formal gowns to beautiful evening clutch bags, formal handbags and accessories. Designs embrace detailed beading, lace materials and embossed gems and crystals on tailored cut garments. Discover your online “wardrobe” with Evevee captures the essence of luxury and desire. “Evevee will be amongst your most memorable moments. Allure yourself with Evevee” Pronounced [eev-vee]

This stunning red colour block dress captivates simplicity beautifully with the luxuriousness of the fabric and elegant cut. Accessorise with matching clutches and dramatic accessories which can all be viewed on her website.

My favourite from the collection is this elegant strapless light gold chiffon maxi dress. With it’s rouche detail on the bust and floaty fabric it is sure to be my summer lust have! Pair with accessories in similar nudes from the collection to keep the focus on the dress.

Triangle Strap Dress £90



Classic Crystal Gem Dress £140


If you’re going to invest in one bag this season invest in the clutch.

Here Evevee presents two stunning clutches in royal eye-catching colours; royal red and vivid blue

If you’re not sure how to wear such bright shades of red and blue then these clutches are prefect for incorporating a splash of colour into your Summer outfit. The twisted elegant designs of layered fabric give another dimension to them, taking them away from boring flat styles of latter day, instead injecting detail and femininity.

But if you are not ready for that colour pop yet, take a look at the other styles on the website. These include cut out, one shouldered and strapless nude numbers in floaty layers or prom style black evening dresses. The red strapless satin dress from the collection (above) and a black twisted front clutch (red version shown above) arrived for me today! The fabric on both clearly shows the brands lavishness and sensuous taste and the fit is like a glove! If it’s good enough for Evevee…

See the range and shop the styles at


Freckles and Gilbert

It’s time to dress your gadgets!

Freckles and Gilbert are a company dedicated to banishing the dull designs of yesterday’s cases and are here to replace them with fresh, quirky and original designs.


Freckles and Gilbert is a new company started by university friends Jenna and Sam. They met whilst studying Costume Construction at AUCB in Bournemouth. They spent two years sharing the same desk at university and the like-minded pair always knew they wanted to go into business together.


After spending four years in an art institute where looks are of the upmost importance and technology is essential to every day life, they knew they were onto a winner when Jenna failed to find an exciting home for her newly purchased laptop.

So the duo embarked upon a journey to save women from the very uninspiring gadgetry cases seen in the shops today. Their products consist of laptop, iPad and Kindle cases with materials based around current fashions including floral prints, tweed and even a cupcake design. Some would say a case for every outfit!

Several months of designing and sewing later, and with a successful appearence at The Gadget Show Live 2011 thrown in for good measure, the company is now ready to give those manly cases a run for their money.

These handmade eBook cases below display such intricate features such as the little ribbons to secure it when closed, the vintage flower patterns and the hard covers, protecting it from bumps and scratches.

 Be bold and bright with the Apple Flower iPad case


The Gadget Show stall

My Laptop Case. The Lavender Rose.

The Lavender Rose case has multi-hold straps and is available in three sizes… Up to 11″ (suitable for netbooks) Up to 13″ (suitable for Mac’s and PC’s) Up to 16″ (suitable for Mac’s and PC’s)

The designs are so carefully thought of and as cute as they come – watch this space girls!

Contact Freckles and Gilbert here:


Fashion Find

River Island


Perfect for adding a fashionable twist to any plain outfit, this chiffon coverup from River Island ticks all the boxes for the new season and is my March fashion find! Wear with wooden platforms and beads. LLLB




The Chosen Ones

The Jimmy Choo 24:7 event has been and gone but the timeless capsule collection has left its mark on celebs all over. Here is what the new collection holds …


The Rosabel

Kylie goes back to black with Rosalie in London

The Romeo

Cameron Diaz plays it down with the slouchy yet sturdy Romeo, adding tan shades to compliment

 The Ryad

Kate Hudson gets down to business with Terrance in Paris

This wearable, timeless collection available in multiple sizes was inspired by jet setting women and how they travel…in style! Kylie, Cameron and Kate have all turned to these practical and trustworthy Jimmy Choo bags for their travelling partners. 


SS11 at ASOS


The Atelier collection

The gorgeous SS11 range at ASOS includes nostalgic nudes, exaggerated shapes, simple lines and cute details. The mini collection mixes modern pieces with a retro twist with peg leg trousers, full skirts, floor length maxi dresses, Louis Vuitton style tea dresses and petal headwear as seen above, all hitting the stores soon. Check out the collection you’ll all be taking inspiration from this Spring Summer! LLLB