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Ultimate Trench Coats 2013

Spring may be in full swing – but we are still prone to a chilly day and certainly cooler nights. Wrap up with a smart trench that will see you through to Autumn. Go for classic beige for a light Spring feel –  or one of these fun brights to add colour to a simple outfit.

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Uniqlo Short Trench – £50 – Gorgeous lilac pastel shade.

Ellen Tracey £56/$88  Short trench silhouette and removable button-on hood for versatility. Love the deep jade colour. 

Merona – £32/$50 -Stunning pink with a flattering shape –  www.target.com

Halifax Traders – £64 – Bold Red.  Single breasted. V-neck collar – House of Fraser.        

DKNY -£122 –  Classic beige trench. Great price for a luxury label. 

P.A.R.O.S.H – £205/$315 Hot Orange neon,  very on trend. Flattering cut.  

Karen Millen £160/$250 – Biker style and belted . Add a pop of colour with this aqua biker trench. 

Stars by Jonas Hallberg -‘Uma’  – Shimmer with this stunning trench, with button detail and two front pockets. Waist with belt loops and self tie belt.

Ted Baker – £229 Double breasted. Bold fuchsia. Mid length. Stunning. 

Which one is your favourite?

May 11, 2013   1 Comment

DIY Charlotte Olympia Heels

 

In Celebration of the revived Punk movement, I came across these insane new shoe collaberation between Charlotte Olympia and Tom Binns. If you don’t happen to have $1500 going spare to spend on new shoes why not revamp an old pair like we have below 🙂

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CHARLOTTE OLYMIPA COPY

May 10, 2013   No Comments

Chanel Summer 2013 Collection

How beautiful are these new Chanel shades for Summer?

The inspiration is sunlight and butterflies – wow, just LOVE the colours – electric brights that tie into the neon feel but are so instantly wearable, bringing out your tan and making you look incredible.

L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL

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 Can you say face flattering perfection? Race you to the Chanel counter!

 

 

May 10, 2013   No Comments

Timeless in Los Angeles – Classic watches

Inspired by the event I am attending tonight  in Hollywood I wanted to choose some of my favourite classic arm candy pieces for the boys.

Luxury watches are, unquestionably, one of the ultimate status symbols for any man. It’s an industry of exceptional craftsmanship, with many prestigious brands battling for the attention of every style-conscious man in the world.

 

timeless classic watches 2013

 

  • Bradley Cooper IWC £9,750
  • Brad pitt  Chaumet £3,610
  • Daniel Craig Tag Heuer £3,450
  • Will Smith Breitling £21,740
  • George Clooney Braume & Mericer £2,940
  • Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Open $13,000

 

Enjoy!!!natalie-signature

May 9, 2013   No Comments

The Great Gatsby

Gatsby chic is almost here…….“There was music from my neighbor’s house through those summer nights,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote. “In his enchanted gardens, men and girls came and went like moths, among the whispering and the champagne and the stars.”

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Baz Lurhman’s movie The Great Gatsby is on general release in the States right now –  coming to the UK next week on 16th May.

The fashion influence has been a long time coming – the first hints of flapper chic were visible on the runway during New York Fashion Week in 2011 and the fashion world has been paying homage to the roaring 20’s ever since. It was such an  opulent time, the cocktails, the beading, the sequins, the glamour  – so enjoy it all!  20’s fashion has even influenced the current major metallic trend!

The Great Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin has created some incredible outfits for the movie. There has also been a Tiffany collaboration – wow! We are all waiting in anticipation!

But until the release we can all recreate our own speakeasy glam with these gorgeous items……….

Gatsby Chic…….Rock one of these stunning frocks to your next party with all the beading, delicate lace and shimmer –  and feel amazing. This incredible nude flapper dress from Jigsaw (£325) is a major investment piece, beautifully made and just oozes glamour! Topshop have the ultimate little black flapper dress (£160) These are party pieces that will work well now and all the way through until Christmas.

Pale creamy skin is Gatsby style – and there’s no better foundation for this than Chanel Perfection Lumiere, light reflecting amazingness, long lasting with an SPF (£36 – Harrods)

Add the perfect pink blush from Dainty Doll – especially made for pale skin by none other than major UK fashionista and member of Girls Aloud Nicola Robertson.

This look needs a dark red  lip and NARS Fire Down Below is a great shade. The semi matte formula is ideal for the 20’s look and is set to be huge this year. Semi Matte a la 90’s – is where’s it at.

Statement jewelery is a must and this stunning vintage necklace from Max & Chloe (£77) is perfect. Emerald colored rhinestones are interlocked with multi stranded ball link chains accented with vintage filagree beads.

This flapper cuff from Amrita Singh (£52) is an easy way to add a little 1920’s chic – gold plated with enamel detailing and austrian crystals – beautiful.

Choose a pretty sequinned headband – this Daytrip glitter band has the right feel – just £6.79 at Buckle – www.buckle.com

Finally complete the look with a delicately beaded handbag for authentic 20’s feel – The Kardashian Kollection has this gorgeous number – £30 at Dorothy Perkins.

Grab a cocktail and get your Gatsby on!

Be gorgeous!

May 9, 2013   No Comments

Wow! The Cosmic Stone Ring – Accessorize

Oversized Rings are seriously cool – and I adore this gorgeous turquoise statement piece from Accessorize

The Cosmic Stone Ring – £15

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The bold but simple turquoise stone is surrounded by encrusted crystals –   looks amazing on every skin tone especially with a tan  – and goes with any outfit.

It lifts nude tones, adds drama to any brights, compliments your Summer wardrobe  but will work all year round. I wear mine all the time – really comfortable – and  people are always asking me where I got it. A  great price, and a good size. It doesn’t overpower the hand and looks great with other rings.

Celebrities LOVE turquoise statement rings!

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 Gorgeous! Get yours now!

http://uk.accessorize.com/uk/jewellery/rings

 

May 8, 2013   No Comments

Scent of Summer

The sun is here and it’s time to lighten up your perfume  in preparation for Summer!

Think freshly picked flowers, light creamy vanilla,  ripe fruit and cool aqua……New gorgeous scents as well as our favourites updated for Summer. The right fragrance can lift your spirits and can change your mood in an instant.

With a month to go til we officially hit Summer – have a look at these!

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Stella McCartney Summer  The new Summer version of our romantic rose favourite Stella. The rose here is infused with fresh apple and frosted lemon on an amber base.  Love the orange and pink bottle…..

Roberto Cavalli Aqua   Aquatic jasmine and lily of the valley in a stunning cool blue bottle that conjures up serious pool side chic! 

Prada Candy L’Eau    Light Caramel  layers over bright oriental flowers – delicious!

Chanel 1932   Classic Chanel packaging. A vertiver twist with added jasmine notes.  Fresh and unusual. Always classy. 

Marc Jacobs’s Daisy Sunshine  Mandarin, guava and lily bursts in this updated Summer version of the classic fragrance. Gorgeous bottle too!  

Escada Cherry in the Air  Sour cherry, soft marshmallow, powdery vanilla hints and woody notes, delicate and creamy while still being fresh – it’s picnics in the park under a blossom tree….                                                               

Bond No. 9 Fire Island  This is chic sun baked skin in a bottle! From the legendary Bond No. 9 collection that we love, comes this gorgeous scent with an amazing bottle. Think spicy sweet bronzing oils, blasts of tuberose,  powdery musk, waves of neroli and clean patchouli  It’s the first fragrance created to actually smell like skin in the sun! Unisex. Expensive but unique. 

Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush Beautiful bottle that looks like fresh flowers on your dressing table. Notes of champagne,  pink pepper, freesia and white musk. A light clean floral. Pretty and fresh.        

 Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skin Scent  This is the beach in a bottle! Coconut, amber and citrus. Try layering with the body oil for the full experience. 

Enjoy!          

May 6, 2013   No Comments

The New Nude – ‘Foundation’ Nails

There’s a new nail trend in town and its beyond chic. Classy and refined – its the new low key cool –  the rise of the skin coloured ‘Foundation’ nail…..

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Yes – nail polish that looks just like Foundation! There’s something just polished and classic about nude nails and this new wave whispers elegance. Simple but looks expensive,  natural but very Park Avenue. Its the Grace Kelly of the nail world. A breath of colour that flatters your hands.

A touch of beige that smooths out imperfections  much like its namesake. Its the new wear everywhere – destined to go down as a classic. Forget intricate nail art, this is the anti art look – simple, beautiful  no tips please just smooth creamy colour.  Like foundation, you need to match the right shade to your skin tone.  The new colours are out now!

Working with any outfit, it gets our vote!

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OPI  – Samoan Sand

Butter London – Cuppa

Rimmel – Bare Necessities

Mavala –  Sapporo

YSL – Beige Leger

Deborah Lippman – Naked

Dior – Nude

Shu Uemura – Royal Beige

Chanel – Frenzy

 

Which one would you choose?

 

 

May 1, 2013   No Comments