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Ice cream coooooool

Maybe it’s because we want the sun back so badly but we have noticed some tasty ice cream inspired clothing in Topshop. Now all we need is some good weather and a sundae (or two) and we’re all set.

Ice Cream Slit Back Shirt £32 from Topshop

YAY! 😀

I would go all out and accessorise the shirt with these super cute drop earrings for £6.50, which would also add a touch of summery fun to any sorbet-hued SS12 pastel pieces

Mila Kunis for Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar has had some seriously hot editorials of late and this one, shot by Terry Richardson is no exception. Mila Kunis looks as great as ever and we love the cute (very on-trend) merry-go-round setting and pastels (of course).

The cover

Can you believe this is an out-take?!

Another out-take

So natural and Richardson. Amazing.

Proof that every girl needs a plaid shirt

Pics: Terry’s Diary

Hot trend alert! Metal-tipped heels

Louis Vuitton’s SS12 collection showcased some stunning pieces including these Merry-Go-Round mules. The problem for us mere mortals? Mules are really hard to walk in without brusing your toes and the last time they were on-trend I spent most of the summer tripping over!

Love the detailing on the Merry-Go-Round mule

Luckily for those of us without a designer budget (or a need not to trip over in the office) the metal toecap detailing is making its way onto the high-street and looks fierce in a pastel kind way! Here are our top 3 picks.

Zara - £69.99 - Court Shoe with Metal Toe Cap

Topshop - £60 - Gilmore Metallic Toecap Points

Topshop - £50 - Gabbi Metal Toecap Points

Stripy ice cream pastel skirt

I can’t wait for summer and every time I open a fashion magazine Mulberry’s amazing SS12 campaign teases me a little more that it’s still a bit of a wait. But I spotted this tasty skirt in Whistles and it reminded me of the British seaside and Mr Whippy ice cream so here is an ode to just that….oh, and here’s Tali Lennox’s seductive shoot for Eleven Paris – just because it features a stripy lollipop.

Cecile stripe skirt £125 from Whistles

Perfection!

Close-up of the stripiness. How would you style it? For me it has to be a 1950s-style crisp white shirt tied up to reveal a little midriff

Whippy!

Tali Lennox by Terry Richardson

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.

Elizabeth Olsen: bright + breezy vs pretty pastels

Everyone wants a fashionable piece of Elizabeth Olsen at the moment and it’s not difficult to see why. Apart from being stunning looking, Elizabeth is quite an actress and is expected to make a HUGE name for herself this year – oh and you might have heard of her super stylish sisters.

Elizabeth was the face of ASOS’ magazine this month and stars in a bright editorial with kooky sequinned tops and pom-pom embellished shorts. Interestingly in the interview she also claims she hasn’t borrowed clothes from Mary-Kate and Ashley’s wardrobe since she was 14…is she mad?!

Being a busy girl, Elizabeth also graces Glamour UK’s fashion pages this month, this time decked out in pretty pastels by Chanel, Dior, Carven and Nina Ricci. It’s worth buying this issue if you haven’t as there are so many Spring fashion ideas.

Elizabeth for ASOS in Ashish?

I love this outfit #SuckerForStripes

Mellow in Yellow for Glamour

Super cute

Love this image- amazingly classic

Mulberry SS12 adverts: the set

As soon as we saw Mulberry’s SS12 advert featuring Lindsey Wixson and Frida Gustavsson in Brighton, we went crazy for it and now there’s a whole bunch of pastel images in the wild and they make us hungry for ice cream!

LOVE this!

This particular advert will be my Spring inspiration!

The dress we predict will be all over the high street!

Lemon sherbert alert!

10 Fashion New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we all primes to be better and look forward to the New Year. So instead of the usual giving up bad habits/being on time/losing weight etc we thought we’d share our fashion resolutions.

1-Wear more colour

Whether it is rich jewel tones as seen at Burberry and Cadbury’s purples at Bottega Veneta or pretty pastels like, Philip Lim, Jaeger and Mulberry, we aim to wear more colour in 2012 and not just to colour pop!

2- Watch Grease and take notes

1950s Americana is in big-time thanks to Prada’s Grease-inspired collection complete with Cadillac print full-skirts. Mid century silhouettes were also seen at Louis Vuitton and Jil Sander – perfect for pear-shaped girls!

One of my favourite SS12 looks

3-Moan less in heels.

‘nuff said.

4-Be brave with futuristic fabrics

Keep hold of all your metallic clobber and style it up like Christopher Kane, Richard Nicholl and Paco Rabanne. The more futuristic the fabric and the more intriguing the construction, the better.

5-Invest wisely

Few of us have oodles of cash to spare in this near-recession, so it’s really important to invest in key seasonal pieces wisely. We intend to buy less fast-fashion (many just fun bits and bobs to revamp old staples) and snap up a couple of statement keep-forever pieces instead. We say this every year!

6-Get creative + arty

Lots of people refresh their intention to write a book/keep a diary/take up a hobby in January and we intend to embrace the art/fashion connection by wearing arty clothing- think Picasso-style jumpers by Jil Sander or romantic Van Gogh sunflower dresses by Rodarte. Alternatively we might just invest in some fashion-inspired art.

Sunny Rodarte

7-Recycle

We WILL re-oraganize our wardrobes! After giving some items to charity, we’ll be sure to dig out last summer’s candy-coloured denim jeans, patterned and pastel jumpers as well as those metallic pieces from this season.

8-Read more

With The Great Gatsby sure to be big fashion news we also intend to read more 1950s fiction as well as the usual plethora of fashion magazines and favourite blogs.

9-Become a super feminine female

Flowers, floatiness and classic lady-like silhouettes- this summer belongs to super feminine females. Thank you Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, and Louis Vuitton!

Flower power

10-Go crazy for collaborations

There’s Versace for H&M, Mary Katrantzou for Topshop and Marni for H&M coming up soon and we’ll be almost first in line for each. Amazing!

What to buy in the sales

It’s that time of year again when the shops are full of sale ‘bargains’. The problem is that it can be easy to be seduced by cheap offers. We reckon it’s easier to make the most of the sales and look forward to sunnier times with a few tactics.

 Make like the staple schemer: She knows that there are certain items in her wardrobe that she will wear to death regardless of changing trends. Stock up on good-quality classics like a tailored white shirt, or items you know you’ll love forever!

Splash some cash on essentials + save in the long-run

The up-scaling up-start: This girl is all about getting great value for money instead of grabbing whatever is cheap in a bargain bin.  She scours websites and shops to buy a couple of designer items that she could normally not afford. So treat yourself to one star item if the price is right?

The researcher-savvy shopper: It’s a well known shopping fact that it is recommended you buy items of clothing that work with your existing wardrobe, are true to your personal style and flatter you body shape…not just because they are cheap! Make sure your sales purchases are 100% useful!

The forward-looking fashionista: She only buys sale items that are sure to be in fashion for the remainder of this winter – bonus points for SS12. It’s surprisingly easy to do. Here are a few pointers…

BUY:

Metallic – For catwalk inspiration check out Christopher Kane, Chanel, Giles Deacon + Antonio Berardi. There are plenty of metallic pieces on the high street already (stick to paler colours where possible) and futuristic fabrics are a huge trend for SS12.

Love this leather metallic sweater from ASOS - now £42

Florals – Granted this one might be a little trickier as most flowery prints are decidedly wintery at the moment. However, if you do see any bright or pastel floral prints a la Mary Katrantzou or Marni, go for it!

Pretty Pastels – Again, colour-blocked pretty pastels might be hard to come by but keep your eyes peeled!

Art Deco + 1950s – Snap up any Art Deco inspired pieces (in time for The Great Gatsby or to channel Gucci SS12) or pick up some full skirts or anything with a touch of 1950s Americana to get in on Prada’s summer vibe.

Citrus Colours – Tangy tones are all the rage for SS12 and Pantone has declared 2012 the year of ‘Tangerine Tango’ so snap up any bold, plain orange items as well as sherbet lemon pieces. Mulberry and Marni showed off some sunny yellow dresses, while tangerine was unmistakably THE colour seen at LFW thanks to Alexander McQueen, Amanda Wakeley and more.

Amazing premium jumper in boiled wool - now £27.50

MFW: Model takes a tumble at Versace

Model Lindsey Wixson is the latest model to take a tumble on this year’s catwalks – and who can blame her in those skyscraper perspex shoes?

The Inspiration: Under the sea; particularly starfish and Versace (studded) heritage.

The Look: Lots of body con and studs for the classically sexy Versace silhouette. Pale pastels, white, metallics, studs and that lemon yellow – which has been seen everywhere!

Best Bit: We actually loved Lindsey’s dress (and the fact she smiled after her probably painful mishap) Oh and that lemon dress with lazer cut detail, as seen at Giles Deacon.

Notes: FYI there were 2 walking problems at LFW – one model tripped over her gown at Amanda Wakeley’s show and another got her stiletto caught in a fishnet knit dress at Mark Fast.

P.S. anyone else getting excuted about Versace for H&M now?

All pics The DM.

Lindsey looking incredible

Post tumble - check out those super high heels!

All the models had difficult shoes to negotiate - we love the perspex and seahorse!

Lindsey makes light of her mishap!

Love the studded starfish

Short and Sweet classic Versace with a seaside twist

Super glam - the Versace way.

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