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The Rolling Stones: 50 years of style

There are few bands that are so effortlessly cool and stylish as The Stones. Whether it’s Mick’s moves in Studio 54, various super model girlfriends, wives and offspring, iconic album covers by the coolest designers of the day or Keith Richards’ epic scarf collection, the band has arguably been as influential on our wardrobes as they have on our record collections.

To celebrate 50 years since the Stones’ first gig, here are some favourite pics and style influences…let’s hope they’ll keep on touring so we can (eventually) catch them in concert!

Pics: The AP, theredlist.fr, sinistersaladmusikal and michaelarnoldart.

Girls on Film: Kate Hudson + Almost Famous

One of my favourite films ever is Almost Famous. Maybe it’s because of the dark humour, kick-ass soundtrack or early 1970s fashion. Whatever. I love it.

For anyone who hasn’t seen Almost Famous it’s about an up-and-coming rock band, bunch of groupies, too-young music journo, rock and roll lifestyle and so much more, including Kate Hudson’s enigmatic and slightly tragic ‘band aid’ character, Penny Lane. P.S. Zooey Deschanel + Anna Paquin are in it too.

You have to see it! Here’s a taste of Penny Lane’s style. Enjoy!

How to work shearing seventies style

Hippie chic

Boho cool

Spot the famous people!

LFW day two: make-up vs crayons

Today London was celebrating the arrival of Moschino Cheap & Chic and the collection screamed 1960s, liquorice allsorts and make-up.

Carrying on SS12’s prominent trend of sugary pastel cuteness, pointy kitten heels, pretty lace and candy colours all featured heavily, as well as bright pink knits with crochet collars, bold buttons teamed with sixties style cigarette trous.

And the best bit? The amazing prints featuring lips, make-up and bows. Just soooo cute. Our biggest criticism: fur, which apparently is real. Eew. Just say no.

Make-up prints with bright lace - is this really for winter?!

The eyes have it

I LOVE this 1960s style coat with cute pointy shoes

Henry Holland also stuck with bright pastels but the shot of primary red (dubbed Crayola red by some) which featured surprisingly heavily in the House of Holland collection, stopped it being too saccharine.

I loved the bright zig-zags in the silk dresses but the 1970s flared leggings with blazers left me cold. The punchy Hounds tooth was very Holland but it was all a little too disco for me. I prefer Holland in his statement tshirt era.

The highlight of the show?

The houndstooth look

More zig zags

Pics: From Vogue and Twitter.

Zooey Deschanel + Allure vs. Taylor Swift + Vogue

They’re both young and huge news in the States (and over here) but their styles are pretty different. Taylor Swift tends to stick to romantic, floaty stuff while zooey goes for retro and kooky.

Of course these are magazine covers and the girls are all styled up to the max and Zooey looks uber polished (but is still in 60s-style regalia) while Taylor has tapped into the seventies trend with plenty of chiffon. I’m personally not a huge fan of Taylor’s style (being a fan of scruffiness and structured/edgy fashion) but I do like this cover image.

Taylor 4 Vogue

The inside (a little too predictable for me but a good image none-the-less)

Chilling out Swift style


How to do a red lip

LOVE this image - eat your heart out Mad Men!

Top 10 trends of 2011 : Part 1

2011 has been one hell of a year for fashion and here are our top 10 trends (in no particular order). Which were your favourites?


Dolce & Gabbana were responsible to the glut of sequins and stars on the high street (thank you!) We’re betting a LOT of Christmas party and NYE outfits are based on this stellar trend and those star dresses have been seen on practically every magazine cover and celebs like Beyonce.

Seeing stars


We’ve lived in skinny jeans for years now (and I for one will not be giving them up without a fight) but this year we have been encouraged to try a kick-flare and 1970s palazzo pants. Maxi dresses and maxi skirts have also been huge- whether ethereal and floaty in bright colours for summer or grungy staples teamed with cropped jumpers for winter.


London hair salon Bleach has been taking the fashion world by storm as various celebs experimented with dip-dyes, blue rinses and bright pink tresses. Celeb round-up here! Nail art has also been massive.


One of the highlights of my year was seeing Christopher Kane and being able to wear glitter and metallic clothing in the day-time without looking over dressed. For me, Kane’s Gel bag is an iconic accessory of 2011 (hear about the inspiration here) and I’m super chuffed that metallics will continue to be big this spring.

Still want!


There have been so many (and we’re not counting celebrities turned designers – see Victoria Beckham for this year’s biggest success story!) We really liked Alexa Chung’s Madewell collection but the biggest mash-up obviously has to be Versace x H&M. We can’t wait for the spring instalment and Marni in 2012.


Megan Fox keeps 1970s trend alive

Megan Fox has joined the celebrity parka pack including Kristen Stewart and Emma Watson, but teamed the popular jacket with some cool 1970s-style kick flares – (great for balancing pear-shaped girls and athletic women looking to create curves. We love Megan’s relaxed casual style.

Flare alert!

Pic: The DM.

Rachel Bilson: Travelling outfit inspiration

We have mixed emotions about celebrity airport pics. We LOVE to see proper casual kit and ideas of how to cosy up on over-air conditioned planes, but are super sceptical (and jealous) of people stepping off the red-eye with bouncy hair, no trace of dark circles, make-up not rubbed across their face, skinny jeans and heeled boots. Yeah right!

So we’re impressed by Rachel Bilson who looks nice, comfy and most importantly believable! We really like her poncho idea (kind of Sound of Music traveller?!) 70s hat disguising hair dishevelment and the awesome suitcase (even nicer than Missoni’s efforts?).

Will be copying this for my next long-haul flight

Florence Welch vs Olivia Wilde: Battle of the vintage coats

News flash! It’s cold outside. We’re so used to seeing scantily-clad celebs running from taxis to parties dressed in nothing but a Herve Leger bandage dress…but this weekend we’ve spotted Kate Moss + Alexa wrapped up warm and now the return of some serious statement coats!

Florence Welch has joined the 1970s floppy hat brigade and matching Mulberry burgundy bag. But the main focus of her outfit has to be the long, elegant vintage navy coat over an equally vintage looking paisley-ish patterned dress.

The look is definitely unique to Florence but we love the Mary Poppins-style velvet detailing on the coat and Florence pulls it off fabulously well.

We were also thrilled to see that Olivia Wilde has joined Team Cape. Olivia’s is a 1960s-look number tat complements her retro hairstyle and winged eyeliner. She completes the look with vintage-appropriate Chelsea boots and a chic Gucci handbag.

Both girls prove wrapping up can be deliciously chic but which is your favourite look?

Olivia Wilde is cape-tastic

Florence's navy glam look

Style Crush: Anita Pallenberg

Does anyone else put a whole pile of books on their Christmas wish-list only to get side-tracked by new titles throughout the year? It’s November and I’ve finally got round to munching through last Christmas’ titles including Life by Keith Richards.

I’m a huge Rolling Stones fan so heaven knows why it’s taken me so long to read Keith’s autobiography but it is excellent and so for a bonus weekend style crush, here are some pictures of Anita Pallenberg, actress, model and Keith’s once partner. Anita would be on-trend with her 1970s outfits today- note the amazing fur (faux we hope :S) floppy hat and feathery combos.

Amazing furry look retro style!

Anita + Keith

Love this gilet look

Vintage motorcycle makes a great accessory

Elle Macpherson rocks relaxed 70s look

Elle Macpherson looks berry pretty in a 70s-style hat and on-trend faux-fur gilet.

The supermodel was watching the Thanksgiving parade in New York rocking no less than 4 trends…berry colours, faux fur, metallics and the 1970s. Woah. So often this sort of trend-mashing looks forced but Elle pulls it off with aplomb.

Check out our faux fur best-buys…berry colours and metallics coming soon!

Count the trends...

Love the hat, fur + chunky knit combo

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