Monthly Archives: April 2013

Julia Roitfeld for Kiki de Montparnasse

















Parisian it-girl, model, designer and daughter of French Vogue royalty Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has now released her hotly-anticipated capsule collection for luxury lingerie label Kiki de Montparnasse. Full of vintage-inspired femininity, the sophisticated collection reflects sultry Roitfeld’s emphasis on flattering womanly silhouettes.

The collection- featuring a slip, a bodysuit, a demi-bra, a corselette bra, a thong, a boyshort and a high-waisted pant – showcases lashings of French lace and silk in black and white tones, and embraces Roitfeld’s famously curvaceous figure. “My main concern was to give the best cleavage, have the most flattering lingerie bottoms, but to also be beautiful. So we designed different bras and bottoms so all women could find what flatters their body the most.”

Accompanying the launch of the collection are these wonderfully romantic shots starring Roitfeld herself , with the timeless elegance of the vintage camerawork perfectly capturing the classic retro appeal of this lust-worthy collection.


















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Acne’s Pastel Palette














Falling neatly into this season’s palatable pastels trend, this soft and chalky mint-green cable offering from contemporary cult brand Acne presents the perfect solution to tricky transitional dressing. With its cropped, boxy fit and sugary sweet spearmint hue, the Lia Cable Knit marries chunky knitwear with pretty pastels and is guaranteed to add a little lightness to even the darkest rain-soaked days.

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Fluro Fancy








Fashion’s never-ending neon fixation is certainly not dwindling any time soon, and Marc Jacobs is firmly on board with this fabulously urban Katie Enameled Brass Bracelet.

Complete with twist lock fastening adorned with the designer’s signature stamp, the gunmetal-hued woven brass chain detail teamed with bright yellow enamel pop ensures to add a flash of hard-edged glamour to any outfit.

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The Name Game









Famous for its witty and offbeat perspex creations, cult jewellery brand Tatty Devine rounds up the best of English eccentricity, jumble sale kitsch and traditional craftsmanship to produce its instantly recognisable statement jewellery. Following a hugely successful year, the label will now be setting up a new Name Necklace Shop in the Selfridges Concept Store.

The shop will allow you to witness the creation of your personalised Name Necklace as you select the colour, font, chain, size and charms before the Tatty team then make it live in the workshop. The perfect springtime gift for your décolletage

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YSL Arty Ring

For the ultimate luxe statement ring, look no further than Yves Saint Laurent. A symbol of 90s style high-shine glamour and outspoken opulence, this YSL Arty Oval Ring pays homage to the luxurious French label’s renowned couture jewelry collection. 
Fusing textured gold-finish metal with a vintage baroque glass stone, this iconic cocktail ring oozes sophistication and is fast becoming the cult jewelry must-have amongst the fashion elite.
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Louboutin’s Lion Paw












Glamourously eccentric shoe designer Christian Louboutin is bringing new meaning to taking a walk on the wild side with his furry Lion Paw heels.

Named the ‘Alex‘, these suede feline fancies are not only seriously strokable but also feature jewel encrusted black talons, injecting some high voltage glamour into those paws. Of course, no pair of Louboutin’s would be complete without a glittering Swarovski crystal studded stiletto heel and signature red sole.

Surely the perfect shoes for stalking your prey this spring…

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Queen of Green











Luxury eco-designer Henrietta Ludgate has built up a formidable reputation as the star of the ethical fashion movement since her first collection debuted in 2009, bagging both the (EFF) Ethical Fashion Forum’s ‘Fashion Innovation Award’ along with Young Scottish Designer of the Year earlier this year. Last week saw the opening of her first shop/studio in London’s Queensway, which not only sells bespoke pieces from her colourful SS’12 collection but also offers workshops on fashion illustration and ‘How to make a dress in a day’ on the run up to Christmas.

Central to the Henrietta Ludgate ethos is supporting Scottish craftsmanship – all of her fabrics are sourced, cut and tailored by highly skilled British craftsmen, and she also provides sustainable training and employment for local Scottish communities.

Ludgate’s design aesthetic revolves around minimal, architectual shapes and clean, cylindrical silhouettes, and she frequently draws inspiration from her Highland heritage. The vivid colours of the Northern Lights form the basis of her vibrant sorbet palette and signature shocking pink pop which give her garments their distinctively modern edge.

Elegant, wonderfully fun and a little bit different, Ludgate’s smart designs are certainly paving the way for ethi-cool fashion.






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Fine and Dandy






Heralding back to the days of Victorian decadence celebrated by the ultimate original dandy, Oscar Wilde, luxury accessory designer Penelope Chilvers’ Bespoke Dandy Velvet Slippers are the perfect personalised gift for loved ones.

Crafted from a traditional pattern in antiqued velvet and embellished with metallic embroidery design, these sumptuous slippers mark the evolution of the ballet pump to androgynous city slipper, and make the ideal hearthside accessory for roasting chesnuts by the fire.

Available in 10 velvet colours, with 10 shades of leather lining and 20 colours of ribbon-edge trim, there is a danger of being spoilt for choice when customising your classic smoking slipper. Shades are offered in every imaginable colour, from deepest navy through to smoky burgundy, and with a personal baroque monogram adorning each toe, your feet will be truly living in the lap of luxury.

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