Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Favourite Catwalks - Alexander McQueen S/S 1999

Alexander McQueen S/S 1999 from MachaandCharly on Vimeo.

We love this McQueen Catwalk, his most beautiful ever combination of fashion and art!


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Csee Boutique, Cobham, Surrey



cSee opened its doors in February 2009, led by Cara & Hayley Mitchell and pet Pug Betty aka PIGGY. They each share a vision of creating a concept store dedicated to personal style! It is a labour of love to seek out “the best” in ready to wear and life style collections from established designers as well as up and coming & exciting niche labels. Csee boutique and all thats within is for fashionistas everywhere!

“I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules.... It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together” - Alexander McQueen.


Click here to See the full list of designers that Csee offer

We haven't personally been to this Csee boutique in the flesh, but judging by the designer selection and how thought out the website is were guessing it's worth a try! If you do get a chance to check out 'Csee', then please let us know your comments! Bx

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Guardian Readers tips to the best Vintage Clothes Shops around...



Winning tip: The House of Avalon, York

This shop is full of quirky surprises. After picking through a stunning array of vintage gear, from gorgeous tea dresses to sparkling handbags and headgear, you can enjoy tea and cake in the cafe, where classic films are projected on to a screen. You can also get your hair styled into a retro do. The shop is a project of the Avalon Group, which provides work opportunities to people with learning disabilities.
5 High Petergate (+44 (0)1904 622055, thehouseofavalon.org.uk)

Click here to read the full article...

Geranium Necklace by Bee Jewellery



A flock of 3 silver birds that swoop just below the neckline to creating a stunning effect. A gorgeous statement necklace that can be worn day or night and comes in gold or silver.

Click here to by this necklace online from 'Bee'

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Beautique - Viva Violetta, Rye, East Sussex



Beauty editor Karena Callen (ex-Red, ex-Elle) has opened the kind of beautique that frankly you'd be happy to stumble upon in any corner of our fair isles. In fact, it's in Rye (East Sussex), a convenient hop-skip-and-a-jump from Jo's home town of Hastings - but definitely worth a pilgrimage from much, much further afield.

What will you find? Beautiful Miller Harris fragrances, the cutest discoveries from Sussex-based Juliette at Home (loving the teacup candles and the gorgeously gift-wrapped soaps), This Works skincare and bath oils (we swear by Deep Calm), Adrianne's vintage-inspired jewellery, Max Benjamin candles, Cartolina cards (our favourite), and lingerie from Tallulah Love, which comes in powder-style boxes.

Viva Violetta stoks vintage items too, aswell as Paul & Joe, Narciso Rodriguez fragrances, and - fingers crossed - the amazing perfumes of Serge Lutens, which will definitely be a fragrant Sussex first. If you're lucky, you'll find Karena there, too: as lovely, clever and drily funny a beauty editor as you could hope to meet. And if you're very lucky, she might answer your beauty conundrums.

Violetta
110 High Street
Rye, East Sussex
TN31 7JY
Tel: 07793-824166