All Things Stylish- pretty . smart . style

Random header image... Refresh for more!

Retford & Co – Statement Style

pink-hat-front
Retford & Co – serious statement style. There’s nothing more chic than a gorgeous hat – and these designs by London based luxury accessories company Retford & Co are simply stunning. These beautiful hats feature unique handmade silk bands with gorgeous modern prints –  exclusive to Retford & Co – made in the UK.

Annabel Leung – founder of Retford and Co has a real talent -brilliant design with a real passion for colour and style  – and it’s really reflected in these elegant pieces that will make any outfit look amazing.

The range features two styles, the Spring/Summer straw triby (£25) which is lightweight, with a good solid feel and the Autumn/Winter woollen structured dome hat (£50). The silk band prints are just beautiful and influenced by stained glass and reflect their vibrant colours……

Wear Them……….hat chic

Pair with blue skinny jeans and a white shirt for classic Spring chic. Add a colour pop to an all black outfit, colour contrast with brights or match with your accessories.   Herringbone (above) and Illusion are classic and stylish.  Honeycomb is perfect for Spring. My favourite Blue XOXO works well for all seasons and skin tones and really brings out your eyes. Yellow Stainglass  brightens up the day and Pink Teardrop is bold and feminine  – Summer style!

A good hat should add confidence, glamour and a little mystery. Retford and Co’s designs make you feel elegant, beautifully put together and ready to take on the world……………

                  Honeycomb print –  perfect for Spring

honey

Illusion print – classic and stylish
retford 3

Yellow Stainglass  –  Sunshine ready! yellow

XOXO print  – I’m loving this colour – my Spring/Summer style staple!

Retford

Pink Teardrop – a stunning colour pop pink

Get ahead of the game and get your Autumn/Winter hats now. I’m wearing mine while the weathers a little chilly and as soon as September comes will be rocking these beauties again ready for the new season. These gorgeous domed hats add  mystery, allure and glamour. There’s nothing that works better – simply add oversized shades and bright lipstick and you are good to go.

Herringbone print

RetfordCo

wool

Love that XOXO print –  it works so well from day…..Retford 2

to night……drinks with the girls at Bluebirdhat me

Retford & Co ‘All of your future – lies beneath your hat………’

http://www.retfordandco.com/

March 7, 2016   No Comments

Oscar Glamour 2016

What a night! The stars looked amazing on the red carpet last night in Hollywood. Here are the All Things Stylish favourite Oscar looks……

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior

Loved this look – long, sweeping statuesque glamour. Perfect for Charlize. Old school Hollywood with a very modern neckline.
charlize

Brie Larson in custom Gucci by Alessandro Michele

Beautiful, original 70’s vibe Gucci. Stunning cobalt colour and feminine ruffles with spot on bejewelled waistband and optical illusion detailling – out of this world wow!
Brie

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Sweet, fresh and unusual. Fairytale femininity. Love the drop earnings and simple hair. An elegant, unique look  – and perfect soft Spring shade!alicia

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

My dress of the night! Lingerie chic is back in and who knew how amazing well placed lace and serious voluminous ruffles could be? Paired with a knock out perfect platinum bob and seriously gorgeous make up  – this was channelling gothic glam Princess Grace for the 21st Century…..jen

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein

I’ve always loved sequins and this colour is amazing. Perfect 90’s spaghetti straps with stunning fitted gown – Saoirse looked incredible. 70’s luxe meets 90’s cool with a chic homage to The Little Mermaid – even the hair is tousled perfection –  love, love this look. Sao

Margot Robbie in Tom Ford

I’m a big fan of the gold Oscar dress – in recent years they have been some of my most favourite looks – and this year the gorgeous confident Margot Robbie is a big style winner. Sleeves don’t often feature on the red carpet and this just shows how fabulous they can be. The silhouette is perfect 70’s glam chic – crossover, gold snakeskin, showing off that strong slender bod with all the right curves. Adore!
margot

Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive

Cate exels at quirky feminity – her elegance and poise can carry off the most whismical creations – it just works. This soft pastel perfection is another big hit and such a cool spring shade. Very good.
cate

Naomi Watts in Valentino

Just stunning! My favourite rich hue of the evening. This beautiful shimmering Valentino gown is just so original. Rich, elegant, after hours mermaid chic. Love that hair – stunning old Hollywood smooth wave and just the perfect necklace. Amazing!naomi

February 29, 2016   No Comments

Superfood Skincare – Rodial

New Year – New Skin Routine!

Banish the Winter blues with an amazing skin system that actually feeds and nourishes your skin. We all love good Superfoods and this gorgeous nourishing stemcell super-food skincare range feels wonderful – and really works!

skin

Try this gorgeous kit for on the go radiance……

  • Stemcell super-food cleanser – (50m)  A nourishing dual-action cleansing cream with advanced stem cell technology. The potent super-food complex of anti-oxidants, Coconut Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Rose Wax and Cocoa Butter cleanses gently leaving your skin glowing . A wash off cleanser  – massage into the skin with the cotton muslin cloth and the gentle exfoliation enables younger-looking skin to be revealed – perfect!
  • Stemcell super-food facial oil (10ml) – Containing a concentrated blend of super-food actives this facial oil can be massaged onto the skin to provide deep hydration and nourishment without leaving skin feeling greasy. Feels wonderful on and really works.
  • Stemcell super-food day cream SPF15 (20ml) – An illuminating moisturiser that hydrates dry skin and leaves a subtle glow. Gorgeous!
  • Stemcell glam balm multi (10m) – With 100 different uses, this is a multi functional balm that restores moisture to the skin. Amazing!

 

At just £30 its a bargain for seriously good skin. Selfridges.

 

 

January 30, 2016   No Comments

Christmas Time – Glam Gifts….

Find the perfect present and put these beauties on your wishlist – it’s the All Things Stylish gorgeous gift ideas………

liveIconic notebooks made for stylish girls – £45

Smythson – http://www.smythson.com

pirate

Chanel Nail Colour – Pirate – £26

Classic Red Nails – the ultimate in glamour. A simply beautiful red for out of this world nails this Christmas.pom

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Candle – £42

I just love Jo Malone. Gorgeous scents,  super stylish and always beautifully packaged. This candle is one of my favourites. The rich ripe pomegranate, raspberry and plum mixed with pink pepper, Casablanca lily and spicy woods.

Perfect for the festive season.

ibiza

ibiza 2

Ibiza 2015 /Ibiza 2016

£9.99 – CD or download – relive the Summer memories and get ready for next year!
links gold

Links of London Stardust Bead Rose Gold Bracelet £110

Beautiful, delicate and elegant. Wear on New Years Eve and all year……

http://www.linksoflondon.com

Cocktail Time! 

posh

The fundamentals of mixology at your fingertips!

£5.99 – http://www.amazon.co.uk/

mul

Mulberry Keyring £70

Always have stylish keys at your fingertips! Simply stunning heart keyring in solid gold metal with the iconic Mulberry tree logo. £70

http://www.mulberry.com/

bene 1bene

Benefit Make Up Kit £29.50

‘Life of the Party’ Gift Set, a collection of six make-up essentials for a flawless complexion, luscious lips and enhanced eyes.

Petite pieces – handbag ready for primed perfection on the go!


tiff

Tiffany Jewellery Case – £100

Looks amazing on your dressing table and perfect for travelling. Gorgeous iconic colour. Textured leather with palladium-plated solid brass hardware. Ultrasuede lining in natural with a zip closure.  3″W x 3″D x 1.75″H

lizLiz Earle Hot Polish Cleanser – The best daily cleanser. Simple to use and very effective. Apply the cream over dry skin, including eyes before soaking the hot muslin in water and applying to face, and wiping off. Leaves your skin instantly radiant – gorgeous! £13.25 plus muslin – John Lewis.

citozen

 Citizen Watch – Stunning high tech cool. This beautiful Citizen Eco-Drive silhouette crystal watch converts light into energy so you’ll never need a new battery again. It looks great with everything and the face is the just the size for everyday elegance.  £169

sw

Shimmer Tea Light  – Swarovski –  £34

Stunning tealight holder embellished with hundreds of Swarovski crystals

4.2 x 6.7 x 6.7cm

Gorgeous!!

 

December 10, 2015   No Comments

Jo Malone – Mimosa & Cardamom

It’s the start of a new season and we’re ready for red leaves, golden light and a little chill in the air. With the last of the Summer sun shining, it’s the perfect time to discover a new scent that perfectly captures the seasonal transition…..

‘Warm, ethereal, mesmerising’ 
Mim1

Honeyed, golden mimosa floats above spicy crushed cardamom. Much loved creamy tonka bean and smooth rich  sandalwood are weaved under powdery heliotrope and Damask rose.

Mim

I love Jo Malone fragrances and this new offering is set to become a classic. With a full range of products including the luxe rich Body Creme which works so well during the colder months, you can really fragrance layer for long lasting scent.

 Warm, rich, sexy and fresh – a perfect everyday scent with a touch of bohemia.

Gorgeous! 

September 14, 2015   No Comments

Mini Bags

Its all about the Mini!

Perfect petite pieces for 2015 – from Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Mulberry, & Marc Jacobs were all over the runway for this season. Delicate, ladylike and super small – these beauties are perfect for light living and have serious carefree cool.

spring_summer_2015_handbag_trends_tiny_bags1

MarcbyMarcJacobs_fw15_bags_mini

Cute, compact and collectable – these fit into your lifestyle and wardrobe easily and are a major Fall 2015 trend.

Go for wear-with-everything black , that always looks smart, a pretty Summer shade or a gorgeous rich hue that will carry you though Summer to Autum/Winter. Added chain details and cross body options give you the ultimate in luxe utility!

Here are the All Things Stylish favourite petite pieces…….

mk black

Mini Hamilton Satchel – Michael Kors – £130

Stunning Saffiano leather, perfect petite proportions, contrast edging and luxe gold hardware. The Mini Hamilton is perfect for work or play and always looks smart. Love the gold disc detailing and the cross-body option.

minis

 

Lily in Rose PetalMulberry £350/£650

Classic, timeless design with soft grained leather finish, signature Postman’s lock and a woven leather and chain strap. This seasons shade – Rose Petal – a pretty soft pink – is just stunning. Mini for your lipstick, credit cards and iphone and Medium for make up bag, mini agenda and perfume….

mjMarc by Marc Jacobs Metropolis Flap – £135

Gorgeous chic and sleek, saffiano leather with mobile phone slot, zipped coin purse, wrist strap, ID window, five card slots, branding at front, two slip comparments. Height 9cm, width 15cm, depth 3cm

kate

New York Cedar Street Maise Top Handle Handbag – KATE SPADE £165

I love Kate Spade – having been a big collector of her tiny perfect bags in the 90’s.  They are even more gorgeous now with embossed lettering, saffiano leather, added shoulder strap detail and delicate buckles

mos

Love Moschino Taupe mini bag – £135 – House of Fraser

Perfect padded little number with glam clasp and logo. Ultimate chic neutral shade – so elegant. A great investment – goes with everything. Height; 13cm, Width; 20cm, Depth; 6cm, Strap; 57cm Shoulder Bags, Shoulder straps.

marc yellow

Sophisticato Disc Bow Camera Bag – Marc Jacobs – £130

Textured leather, gorgeous sunshine bright.  Another brilliant mini bag from Marc Jacobs – this one has a great boxy shape. Top zip and lined interior with 4 card slots. Adjustable shoulder strap with cross body option.

August 10, 2015   No Comments

SandPolo – 10th & 11th July 2015

Beach Polo is almost here…..The event of the Summer hits Sandbanks the weekend of 10th & 11th July.

polo

Only one sport is glamorous enough for the platinum peninsula of Sandbanks’
The Times

sand

The Asahi British Beach Polo Championships come to Sandbanks……This ultimate exclusive beach community in the UK is where you want to spend Summer. On stunning white sand – all pristine ‘Blue Flag’ beaches, only a few hours from London, with beautiful chic hotels, stunning luxe homes and amazing views over beautiful Poole harbour.

sand

I love Polo and the alternative playing field really appeals – combining chic sport fun with beach party cool – perfect! Unlike traditional polo – beach ‘arena’ polo is played within a smaller area with fewer players per team and games are always more physical as the players are in close proximity to each other. It’s an exciting and glamorous event followed by the legendary beach parties…as ever top name DJ’s will get the party started when the sun goes down. DJ EZ headlining Friday with DJ Charles on Saturday.

Professional polo player, Jack Kidd says: “The top polo players are really excited about returning to Sandbanks for another year to play some incredibly competitive polo on the beach and in front of a large crowd. The setting is always spectacular!’

Ticket options include hospitality with table service, two day passes, VIP beach party tickets and family tickets. As well as the fantastic Polo games there will be fashion shows, licensed bars, the retail village, and lots of food concessions.

Stunning surroundings on the chicest beach in the country – Sandbanks is the place to be.

Buy tickets now – http://www.sandpolo.com/tickets.php

 

July 6, 2015   No Comments

Perfect Paisley

Pretty perfect Paisley is here! The super 70’s print is everywhere –  giving us an elegant hippy chic feel, as the sun shines and flowers bloom.

Perfect for bright days – these gorgeous dresses are a major statement piece. Team with simple classic accessories – delicate jewellery and wedges or ballet flats for super chic Summer style!

Rosie neon

 

Rosie Neon Paisley Dress – Boohoo – £20

CLOV-WD242_V2

 Native Paisley Mini Dress – Clover Canyon – Revolve £151

pais 2

Paisley Maxi Dress – ASOS – £40 down to £24 in the sale

ted

Paisley Toucan Print Mini Shift Dress – Ted Baker – £139 down to £76

mango

Paisley Wrap Dress – Mango – £44.99

May 31, 2015   No Comments

Gorgeous Gingham

This Summer –  Gingham Rules. Fresh, upbeat, preppy-pretty. There’s just something so special about this print loved by Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Pink and pale blue always look soft and feminine while red and crisp monochrome smartens up any sunny day….

NYFW-ss15-Gingham1

We love these gorgeous pieces – check them out!!

crop

Misguided Crop Gingham Jumper – £18

rl ging

Ralph Lauren Silk skirt – £190

DVF-WD217_V2

Prita Dress – Diane von Furstenberg – £264 – ShopStyle

gingham

Fred Perry Gingham Shirt Dress – £80

SN

Studio Nicholson – Toshimo Gingham Cotton –  Poplin Top  £230 – Net a Porter

swim

Gingham Bustier Swimsuit £39 – La Redoute

zara

Gingham Narrow Trousers – £35.99 – Zara

All instantly wearable. A timeless look.

Wear now and all Summer…

May 18, 2015   No Comments

Spring Scents

Enjoy Spring with a lighter brighter scent.Think warm blossom breezes, ripe fruit, flowers in the sunshine and fresh green leaves. Here are the All Things Stylish favourite Spring scents…..

docle

Dolce – Dolce & Gabbana                                                                                                                                  

A soft gorgeous mix of white flowers – Water lily and fresh Spring white Daffodil blend with with fresh Neroli leaves and White Amaryllis – a South African flower used for the first time ever in perfume making this a really unique scent! The stunning bottle flower stopper pays tribute to Sicilian customsand Dolce signed in Domenico Dolce’s father’s own signature!

 

o blo jo

 

Orange Blossom Colonge – Jo Malone

Beautiful Spring perfume. Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver. Sweet, fresh and uplifting!

 

 

flora

Flora – Gucci – Gracious Tuberose

Gorgeous light and fresh floral with a sweetness and elegance. Fresh petals and green leaves – tuberose, peach, orange flower , rose and white cedarwood. Just beautiful.

issy

L’Eau De IssyIssy Miyake

Classic iconic fragrance that I think is perfect for Spring. Soft, elegant with a stunning bottle. Imagined as ‘the scent of water’ it’s a fresh, floral and woody scent with hints of lilies and soft freesia combined with sensual precious woods – gorgeous!

Bond-No-9-Gramercy Park.1000x1000Gramercy Park – Bond No 9  

I love Bond No 9 with their gorgeous fragrances and stuning bottles –  and this fresh Spring scent is just perfect. It’s crisp green blended with blossom and soft woods. Lily of the Valley, ivy and cyclamen  –  fresh, clean and uplifting. Like a walk in park…..

Spring Flower- Creed

spring flower

Beautiful luxe perfumes with a bespoke feel – that’s Creed. Elegant and beautiful and worn by rockstars and royalty.  Vibrant fresh green notes combined with succulent fruits – Peach, Apricot, Melon and Apple over a heart of jasmine and rose – and just a touch of musk. Gorgeous! Creed  actually created Spring Flower for silver screen legend & fashion icon Audrey Hepburn. The scent was only released to the public in 1996.

 

Beautiful!

May 5, 2015   No Comments