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FASHION WEEK IS ON!

HOLLY FULTON
SPRING / SUMMER 2012

For SS12 Holly Fulton has produced a collection for the lady that having blown her annual budget takes a vacation a little closer to home. In full holiday spirit and dressed for Vegas – she hits Margate. A keen eye on the arcades, indulging in the plethora of fruit machines and casinos, her handbag is decidedly ready to hoard any winnings. She frolics between gaudy neon lights and saccharine sands, asserting her right to be a bathing belle, and is not adverse to a donkey ride either.

This latest collection draws inspiration from Slim Aarons’ photographs of the US poolside scene from the late 1960s and 70s, the Albertus Seba Cabinet of Curiosities and Margate’s Deco Lido. Colour references echo soft, aged pastels inspired by 1980s pin ball machines, through to the vibrant-pop of Fiorucci fused with monochrome chessboards and checks. With a nod to signature Pucci and the decadence of early Versace circa 1990, prints are layered and embellished to create a look reminiscent of seaside souvenirs. Shell encrusted jewellery and bags, insets of shell laminate in a variety of plastics and Perspex blend to sit perfectly with Holly’s graphic aesthetic creating a visually striking yet harmonious collection. The resulting look is a hybrid Shelley Winters/C.Z.Guest decked out in head-to-toe nineties-esque Versace paired with excessive nautical jewellery and a hint of Sharon Stone in Scorsese’s Casino.

The collection is a joyous celebration of contemporary materials and design sprinkled with considerable frivolity and tongue in cheek elements. Signature cuts, considered placement and elaborate beading result in a striking and refreshing collection. All detailing executed with an air of luxury and consolidation of colour, forming the bold aesthetic with which the Holly Fulton label has become synonymous.

 

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The Look Show

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!

LLLB


Bikini Bonanza

It’s holiday season!

Whether you’re after a bikini to cover, to flaunt, to play sports or just relax, here are my picks of the most flattering, useful and cute beach wear around!

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Pretty In Pink

For the Girly Girl

The ruffles will add texture and detail where you are the most slimline and where you will want to attract the most attention – the shoulders and collarbone, with the extra detail giving weight on the thighs too to boyish shapes. You can remain tan line free with the slip of the shoulder strap in this ASOS bikini and this colour really brings out a tan wonderfully a perfect bikini for an exotic summer vacation.

ASOS Petal Ruffle One Shoulder Bikini Top £16 & ASOS Petal Ruffle Tie Side Bikini Pant £12

For the beach conscious…

But not afraid of colour

This bold blue swimsuit is perfect for those who aren’t ready to get their tummy out but don’t want a boring tummy hugger in subdued colours! The smooth layered front detail will hide a multitude of sins and give your tummy a toned appearance without ever having to hit the gym.

Control Swimsuit £27, Kaleidoscope

For the…Floozie

In retro flower power prints

This Frill halterneck top will add an extra cup size onto the less endowed and add some booty to the bottom half too. The cute rose print is ultra feminine for lazying by the pool and with the lace is a bit more dressed up  than your normal silky textured plain patterened bikini.

Rose frill top £20 rose frill pant £14 Floozie By Frost French

For the Sports fanatic

Simple yet sexy

I love the modern twist front top of this bikini and love how retro the colour is too. The thick sides are perfect for those wanting a little extra cover up and the top is as small as they go for bandeau styles ,yet is supporting at the same time with its tight back, perfect for shell collecting or Volleyball!

Bikini from Urban Outfitters

For the ones who take pool side fashion to another level

This funky printed all in one with chest split is for the fashionista in all of us! I love the tropical print and retro design. I prefer to have an even tan, but for those who aren’t too fussed this is perfect. The supportive cups and thicker straps are perfect for swimming or playing sports on the beach and makes a nice change to the skimpy numbers seen everywhere at the moment including on here!

Urban Outfitters

For the poolside reader

And hard-core tanner

Again…no strap lines! At one time the spaghetti straps we all the rage, thank heaven the bandeau has made its grand come back and is available to all those who don’t want the ugly ‘white bits’ anymore! The rose pattern is stunning, and with the white background it really makes the colours pop for a tropical/vintage feel.

ASOS Tapestry Rose Print Bandeau Bikini Top & ASOS Tapestry Rose Hipster Bikini Pant

For the Playful and chic

If you’re lucky enough to want to make yourself look bigger in the sun then this ruffle bikini is for you. The simple black colour is perfect for everyday and the tie straps on the briefs are perfect if you’re going all-inclusive! The ruffles will add more body and the pretty bow in the middle adds a lovely girly touch if you think black is too harsh.

Miso Ruffle Bandeau Bikini £22.99, Republic

If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

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Little Lady Loves

Ted’s Balfo Maxi Dress

Whether you’re trying to wow at weddings, impress at prom or rouse at Royal Ascot, Ted’s stunning bow detail maxi dress should be right up your street.

Created in 100% silk, the elegant natural colour will offset any occasion beautifully whilst the contrasting bow, exposed zip and rouched bodice detailing add a unique, typically Ted touch.

Complete this luxury look with open toe Svana heels and contemporary Luxor clutch.

Balfo Maxi Dress – £229

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Up In The Clouds

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!

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Vintage Vision


My new boutique crush and Nicki Minaj’s apparently too!!

Lovely – Such a good word to sum up this newly launched company. Collections from the range include 70’s Siren, Colour Pop, Destination Beach, Designer Vintage, Floral Fashion, Tangerine Dream, Maxi Dresses and Wedding. From Vintage Chanel handbags to full on trend driven maxi skirts, it is the first on-trend, fashion-current, online vintage boutique to offer beautiful and unusual one-offs in first-class condition that are still relevant to the way we live now (and that look fabulous when mixed with high street favourites).

Saying it is for the ‘Grazia’ generation, Lovely goes to London Fashion Week every season, attends fashion press events every week and styles photo shoots regularly so she is well placed to ensure that the vintage on http://www.lovelysvintageemporium.com is current and always of the moment.

Black leather handbag with blue and red stripe centre detail made in Italy in the 1970s

Made from the finest Italian leather, this bag will work so well with a contrasting outfit for summer but is shown here incorporating the red in the 1960’s vintage red maxi dress.

Dare to wear with: Red chino’s and a navy shirt

Knee-length vivid tangerine pleat skirt from the 1970s

Reminiscent of a propaganda advert from the war days, this outfit of sunrise yellow pleated skirt and 1970’s palm tree print skirt is wonderfully vintage.

Wear with: A piece if jewellery from her stunning collection below, try the Trifari signed pearl earrings and choker necklace set from 1960s for that glam housewife look!

Trifari pearl earrings and choker necklace set

Chanel rare brown quilted fabric and leather handbag from 1970s

Want a Chanel masterpiece without the price tag and that added mystery of who it’s belonged to?  Made from quilted fabric and luxurious leather with Chanel logoed gold fastenings, the £485 creation is sure to fly off the shelf when this post goes live!

Wide-brimmed camel-coloured fedora hat with buckle from 1970s

This fabulous on-trend 1970s wool hat is sure to give us that celebrity aura we crave for when were travelling or city shopping.

Wear with: Summer printed maxi and mini dresses

Baby-peach maxi dress with orange trims from the 1970s

V-neckline, peach colour, button up the bodice, long flirty style wrists … it has all the qualities of a chic romantic dress. Shown here with a rare Gucci handbag and a Trifari pendant necklace.

Wear with: A floppy hat as above or worn in leather sandals

Trifari gold tone and blue necklace from the 1960s

Elegant floaty tops in pastel prints and ladylike colours will show off the elegance of this vintage Trifari signed, gold tone metal necklace perfectly.

Lovely has launched and edited magazines, styled numerous celebrities (such as Emma Bunton, Charlotte Church and Gail Porter)  helping them look fabulous on photo shoots, presented on many TV and radio shows, and has consulted for well-known fashion and beauty brands so she knows her trends!

She says: ‘Dressing up your high street finds from TopShop or Whistles with a vintage piece too is the fastest way to create a current but unique look – try it.’

I think we all will!

http://www.lovelysvintageemporium.com

LLLB


Travel In Style This Summer

Fun, practical or classy – What’s your travel style?

Do you travel for fun? Orla Keily has designed these quirky travel accessories for Debenhams, encompassing her style perfectly

This selection includes the Multi car large Wheel Duffle. It’s lightweight and with a capacity: 66 litres can endure all your summer holiday essentials! It has 2 wheels with a retractable trolley handle system, a leather handle wrap & top grab handle as well as packing straps, internal zip & gathered pockets to make it that bit more interesting.


Do you travel for practicality?

This large Berry Wheel Duffle £29 (Available online only), large black holdall £20 & medium blue holdall £20 from Tripp Essentials at Debenhams maximizes space and is perfect for traveling around at weekends or on small trips, a size for every occasion!

Do you travel in style? Then opt for a stylish timeless piece of hand luggage by Jasper Conran at Tripp?

This Tripp Black Opulence Croc Large tote is priced at £79.99 but how much use would you get out if it for weekends away, holidays or business meetings!

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