23 Mar 2011

Laden Your Rails With Clothing You Will Actually Wear This Spring!

                                                          Floral print - by Hox £60.00, sublime print!

Hi Gals hope your enjoying the first whisper of spring as it approaches, I love this time of year it is so full of hope and new possibiltties just waiting to be discovered. Laden is an established clothing company with a great approach to fashion, that has recently launched online, situation in Londons Brick lane it was founded by Laden Siblings Barry and Adele Laden. Sister Adele is a clothing designer herself and the two set the brand up to create affordable way for new designers to showcase their work and break into the retail market. With designer pieces at appealing prices being snapped up by the likes of retail giant Topshop and celebrities such as Sienna Miller and Gok Wan visiting the Bricklane store in London, the concept of affordable limited run pieces by fresh new design talent has gone stellar.   

two tone Polka dot dress by- Hox £75.00

As a personal stylist working with women on a daily basis, clothing that looks exciting on the hanger is nice, but clothing that is cut to flatter, elongate and slim is even better. Designers at Ladens Brick Lane know how to create exciting designs, but also that emphasis needs to be on cut, if their designs are to flatter a range of  women and work on the high street.

Take this sweet tea dress above, a wide central panel of pattern is framed by black and white wee poka dots and has an instant slimming effect, the central panel of pattern is evocative of a pinny and the whole effect is whymsical. 

                                                              Christie dress by- a.m.i £75.00
I fell in love with this bold but elegant Christie dress that puts a exciting quirky twist on the classic shift dress by meshing two influences together successfully. A feeling of the 20s is reflected in the dresses strong geometric v which run through the neutral organic pattern on the bodice. The v and the collar really work hard to draw the eye down the body and work the natural curves of a woman. 

dotty jersey dress by glow - £69.00

My finale pick is this lovely polka dot dress as polka dots are a huge trend at the moment, I love the playful stripey black and white collar, which is beautifully proportioned, for those of us who do not have a neck of swan like proportions and does away with the need for pearls perhaps? What do you think?

Visit  www.Laden.co.uk  to create a unique look and encourage new design talent in the UK

                                 Sharon x

21 Mar 2011

Meet The Founder Of Izzy Lane Creating Designs For Life

company founder - Isobel Davies

 Hi there! Today I wanted to share an exciting ethical label founded by Isobel Davies in Yorkshire in the UK, with you all, SHE GIVES THE PHRASE "CUT YOUR CLOTH ACCORDINGLY" A WHOLE NEW MEANING! Isobel of Izzy Lane, rescues sheep that would otherwise be slaughted as they are not fit for Sale by paying farmers full price for them and using their wool to craft her beautiful creations, cashmere, tweed and wool all feature in Izzy Lanes collections.

 I am thrillled by her use of colour and style in her waistcoat and vest collection this spring, perfect for wearing with linen or wool flared trousers to put your own spin on this seasons 70s look or how about colour blocking made super easy? Simply throw over a bright wool or shirt dress in a contasting colour, bright blue looks great with magenta. Or try wearing her conker or orange waistcoat over a crisp white shirt, team with a A-line skirt, block heeled suede knee boots and a felt fedora hat in black, for classic spring style with texture and real impact.

How lovey to know your saving the life of a sheep and getting to wear beautiful natural fibres cut in great styles that won't date, because quality always has the last word. Please visit Izzy Lane here, to read more about their rise to success  - www.izzylane.com

                                        Sharon x x 

17 Mar 2011

A Gals Best Friend?

Hi Gals, how could anyone resist this Marylin trunk from the Conran shop in the UK, in walnut, true the price mark maybe a tad hefty at over £2,000 but the crafmanship is divine and surely this has got to be the perfect accessory for gals on the go? All you need now is to perfect your signature wiggle to accompany your new found boudoir chic!

                                    Sharon x x 

10 Mar 2011

Brights Versus Stripes, What Will You Be Wearing This Spring??

Which side of the fashionable fence are you? Either way you will be sitting pretty. 

                               Sharon x x

8 Mar 2011

Happy International Womens Day! Celebrate In Style Here!


 I have always admired Annie Lenox and her haunting scottish voice, she has always pushed both the boundaries of style, age, being a women and politics. She is fearless but not afraid to share what make her vulnerable and has the abillity to empower people from all walks of life. She make for a pretty incredible ambassador for national womens day and makes me feel pretty proud of how far we have all come as women, but reminds me also that some of us in some countries still have a good deal further to go, my father lives in a Nepal and many girls there start work at the age of 7 or 8 years of age and only a chosen few will recive an education. 

 I just had to share one of my all time favourite poems about being a woman with you all. 

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I'm telling lies.

I say,

It's in the reach of my arms

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I'm a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.

I say,

It's the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I'm a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

Men themselves have wondered

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can't touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them

They say they still can't see.

I say,

It's in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I'm a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

Now you understand

Just why my head's not bowed.

I don't shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It's in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need of my care,

'Cause I'm a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

Maya Angelou


 Sharon x x x 

2 Mar 2011

The Perfect New Man?

How fantastic is this? I found the perfect new man, he is elegant, witty, stylish and very floral. I found this handsome male manequin and lots of beautifully crafted female forms too, at http://www.corsetlacedmannequins.co.uk  perfect for buddying designers, fashionistas, or just as the perfect working clothes horse for your daily ensemble!

                                      Sharon x x