PIN HOLE COLLECTION…
It reflects the unmistakable style of Marni with its modern and unexpected touch of recherché. A sense of precision distinguishes the collection which includes a complete line of bags, small leather goods and shoes in precious cut-out leather.
The collection comprises of boxy bags, shoppers, clutches with metal closures, frame and shoulder bags. Rigorous shapes are made in perforated leather bonded with felt. Geometric patterns give a decorative feel. Constructed pumps with platforms in contrasting colours, Mary-Janes with a stack heel and I-pad cases complete the PIN HOLE collection which comes in a palette of black tones, green, ivory, beige and orange.
MARNI PIN HOLE COLLECTION is available at all MARNI Boutiques and the MARNI Virtual Store at www.marni.com, as of July 2011.
So I’m entering The Look Show AW11 blog competition to be the best blogger in the Universe!! They have asked me why I want to win so here goes!…
Littleladylookbook is a blog for the real girl, I show real fashion and inspiring outfit ideas, all which I would wear myself. From my first little post blogging on Littleladylookbook about Mulberry’s new range during Christmas last year to posting about the latest crazes from fashion week I’ve sure come a long way. I’m sure my readers can vouch that I give them up to date information on the latest trends, new additions to have in your seasonal wardrobe that I know they will love, reviews and information about the latest hot spot boutiques (Why give all the big companies all the credit?!) all as well as little text as possible (If I don’t like reading I’m sure you lot won’t!) plus a few added extras from me to give my blog a more personal touch. How many bloggers can actually say they never take anything off the internet that isn’t theirs and hasn’t been given to them? Not many! I search high and low for the latest fashions to give you!
In less than a year I’ve gained a high profile on Twitter and developed my posts into what readers want – An inspiring picture and a little information – It can go a long way to influencing what a girl wears and how someone feels and that’s what my blog is all about. I even add a mens post from time to time!
Save a seat for me front row and I’ll show you how fashion can be blogged to the real girl!
Your Six Summer Essentials…
1. A Floppy Hat – This scarf cloche hat £20 from Monsoon is perfect for covering up your face in the sun and your sun lounger hair!
2. A Bag to fit all your essentials in – This Brigette Satchel Bag £77 from French Connection screams summer cruises around the med!
3. Some light summer Wedges – Because you can last longer in them than stilettos and they look much more chic in the warmer weather, (They also make your legs look thinner because of their chunkiness! Result!) Giggles Wedges, Dune – £85.
4. A Blouse – The slouchy blouse look with tight trousers or jungle shorts is a summer staple. This Miso Double Button Blouse from Republic, £26.99, is ideal for warm days and cool evening dressed up or down or thrown over a bikini.
5. A Maxi Dress – The best thing about maxi dresses are they cover a multitude of sins if you chose the right style and fabric, pair it with a top and a belt and it can pass as a skirt too! Tribal print maxi dress £55 M&Co.
6. Shorts have made a come back again this Summer – These paperbag waist tie belt shorts £32 from Jane Norman are so on trend with the waist detailing and safari colour.
Official Announcement: Kate Middleton wears Links of London Effervescence Stiletto Earrings at the ARK Gala Dinner
Kate Middleton chose to team her glamourous Jenny Packham dress with our Effervescence Stiletto earrings at Thursday’s Ark Gala Dinner; the Royal couple’s first official public engagement as newly-weds.
Kate stunned crowds at the charity event in a £3,800 Jenny Packman pink blush gown with hand sewn Swarovski crystals and has become synonymous with wearing Links jewellery to media events, never letting us down with her choice. Seeing as the sales of her Reiss shift dress crashed the website the other week we can expect Jenny to be pleased her gown was the Princesses choice for the event!
The Mulberry Crew
I’ve spied some more pretty people taking Mulberry on their everyday and international travels: these are some of my favourites from Spring Summer 2011.
Olivia Palermo, Sienna Miller, Dita Von Teese & Ellie Goulding
Olivia carries the Tillie in Powder Beige Sparkle Tweed
Sienna carries the Oversized Tillie in Oak Silky Snake Print
Dita wears the Twist Column Dress in Electric Blue
Ellie carries Large Edie in Black.
New Look are always way ahead of the trends in terms of runway looks, wearable pieces and affordable prices.
You’ve probably seen the hip new advert for their summer festival collection for every starlet, siren and stylish young lady out there. Their summer range shows off this seasons must have shoes and wedges to flatteringly cut jeans and key styles of dresses, all hot off the runway. The women’s range includes all styles from the super-chic to artsy bohemian, to vintage women’s clothing and glam rock chick glitz.
Floral blouses and tape yarn cardigans are part of the “Garden Party” trend with white being the dominant shade of the season. Their pieces show you how to team your white unlined blazer with super bright blouses for the perfect Spring workwear. Key colours include pillar box red, electric blue, bright purple and sunshine yellow…
LIMITED Leather biker jacket £99.99 , Swing cami top £32.99, Gold hoops £0.99 , Denim tie dye hot pants £25.99 – Perfect for showing off your bronzed pins go for that Kate Moss uber cool look.
I love this black cropped string vest £16.99 and heavily embroidered full skirt £49.99 – They go unusually well together!
This Dip back bandeau dress £22.99, Leopard print clutch £12.99 and Brown lace up wedges £22.99 are so feminine our mothers would be proud!
“The patina of age merely adds to the beauty of the piece.”
This weeks boutique feature is on Catwalk Creative who have been featured in several publications including Vintage Inspirations Spring 2010 and Spring 2011 from the Vintage Fashion Guild and BBC Homes & Antiques magazine. The site is a maze of ‘vintage-ness’ with collections left right and centre and you really need to rummage around to find some hidden gems like the ones I found below!
Sapphire Crystal and Rhinestone Earrings c.1940’s/1950’s
They are the Kate Middletons of your ears and would look stunning with her Sapphire engagement ring. Wear with a plain outfit to let them shine such as floaty chiffon tops and wrap dresses. They are certain to add glamour to any outfit with the fourteen baguette, clear rhinestones running off the central multi-faceted sapphire crystal stone.
Vintage Sequin and Faux Pearl Clutch Bag
This exquisite vintage 60’s clutch bag is a year round wardrobe staple. Decorated all over with aurora borealis sequins and faux pearls, the detail looks like its worth much more than the £75 it is priced at.
Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings by Grosse c.1960’s
Clip earrings remind me of something my mother would have put in my dressing up box as a child. They look beautifully crafted with “Grosse© 1967 Germany” inscribed in them. This is the maker’s signature for Henkel & Grosse who made jewellery collections for Christian Dior, bearing Dior’s name. I would wear with ethnic inspired prints this summer and little else in terms of accessories.
1980’s Black Faux Leather Envelope Clutch Bag
A cheap vintage find, this 80’s envelope clutch bag with wrist handle has a modern touch to it with its simple design. Consequently an ability to work with the most casual of outfits too.
A Vintage Touch
How to make an old dress outshine the most expensive of outfits with one simple touch…
Attach this dress clip to the part you want to highlight on a garment and jazz up your wardrobe instantly. Dress clips are usually worn in the same way as a brooch. However, with a little imagination, they can be attached to many other items in your existing wardrobe to add instant ‘sparkle’ and interest. Try it on dresses but also hats, scarves, tops and add to chunky neck jewellery to update and individualise your look.
View all things vintage here…