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See-through shoes, snake-print purses and woven wedges: 36 spring accessories that will warm up your wardrobe now


If you’re looking to round out your Spring 2013 wardrobe before the thermometer hits a favourable temperature, we have some easy fixes and it’s all about accessories. From peekaboo panels on red leather purses to woven wedges, these on-trend pieces can complete any look.



Marc by Marc Jacobs at Holt Renfrew, $250

For Spring 2013 we saw festival style take its place on the runways of Altuzarra and Band of Ousiders, so why not complete your Coachella packing with a woven bangle and wicker clutch? Sun-drenched raffia, wicker and straw are woven into wedges, stacked heels and shopping totes, signalling laid-back summer style. And if you’re not flocking to one of the many summer festivals and want to keep it basic, the new see-through trend is one that will keep you in the clear.



Michael Kors, $550

Basic accessories have been redefined by giving oxford shoes plastic inserts and chunky heels on strappy sandals have been made see-through. These peekaboo plastic panels lend lightness to polished metallics and patent leathers.



Bass loves Rachel Antonoff, $130



Stella McCartney, $885

Finally, fierceness this Spring 2013 comes in the form of bright python printed shoes, bangles and purses. From emerald green crossbody bags to purple snakeskin pumps, the year of the snake has slithered onto some of our favourite accessories. If you’re not feeling so bold, opt for tone on tone pieces for a tamer take on the trend.



Predator prints in look-at-me brights have slithered onto the scene. Opt for tone on tone for a tamer take on the trend.

Roger Vivier, $2,525



Jimmy Choo, $1,895



Rebecca Minkoff, $340

Photography by Carlo Mendoza (styling by Rodney Smith for



Brian Atwood, $1,150



Ann Taylor, $50

Photography by Carlo Mendoza (styling by Rodney Smith for



Jean-Michel Cazabat, $295



Sun-drenched raffia, wicker and straw were woven into wedges, stacked heels and shopping totes, signalling laid-back summer style.

Tiffany & Co., $545



Reitmans, $40



Kooba, $400



Tory Burch, $825



Nine West, $120


Walking Tall in Olympics Style – An Olympics 2012 Special!

Tell me who’s not excited about the Olympic Games 2012 coming right up in London? For all fashionistas out there who are also crazy about sports, games and fitness, I’m sure you give more than 2 hoots about it – like me! I’m definitely very anxious to see which fashion labels are running along the Olympic fever 😉

Top fashion labels roped in to dress the Olympians this year include Giorgio Armani, Prada, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and more – this Olympic year some national teams are set to wear designer threads for sport.

Sportswear brands adidas, Fila, Puma and others have upped the style stakes too: we’re pleasantly surprised by their stylish takes on sporty fashion.

Still, it’s hard to find anything less contentious than national uniform designs: opinions range from unadulterated admiration to a flood of criticism. And all that the teams generally want is simple, comfortable attire they can wear with pride. Here. Are. The. 8 team kits!

Great Britain: Stella McCartney for adidas

Unveiled in March, the Stella McCartney designs upped the sartorial stakes with a distinct graphic print inspired by the British flag. While these drew flak for taking the red out of the Union Jack, I really dig the reinvented design. The kit’s cool blue hues are easy on the eyes and the strategically-placed stripes keep the team outfits lean and stylish, not outlandish.

Great Britain: Stella McCartney for adidas

Triple jumper Phillips Idowu, fashion designer Stella McCartney and Heptathlon athlete Jessica Ennis at the official British team kit launch.

High-street brand Next clads the athletes in more conventional outfits for their off the field attire: The Union Jack makes an appearance only as a subtle gold foil print on the women’s formal wear. Sleek as they may be, can you shake off its uncanny resemblance to flight attendant uniforms?

USA: Ralph Lauren

Preppy chic dominates again this year for the American team. The polo shirt and cream pants combination is summer-ready wear; plus, it looks as American as you can get with those large logo placements.

Nautical inspiration reigns for the team’s formal wear: athletes don buttoned-up blazers with cream pants with matching accessories covered in red, blue and white stripes. While some feel that the berets make the attire appear more French than American, it’s a nice way to top off a polished (though conventional) look. However the fact that the uniforms were mostly produced in China while the American textile industry has been steadily losing jobs for the last couple of year has seen these particular uniforms become a topic in Washington as the politicians range themselves for or against; it’s an election year after all.

Jamaica: Cedella Marley for Puma

The funkiest team kit of the lot; with the team attitude to match. These exuberant designs were the work of Cedella Marley, the eldest daughter of the late reggae icon Bob Marley. With the vibrant Jamaican shades of green, yellow and black, it’s a sporty, stand-out look. Another nice touch: the team’s casual wear features Bob Marley-inspired prints and a photo graphic of Jamaica’s first Olympic champion, Arthur Wint; how’s that for national pride.

Cedella Marley designs the team wear for Jamaica’s Track & Field team

Instead of suiting up, Marley opts for denim and cargo, and it works well: The military-inspired design also makes the men’s uniform look stylish, not stuffy.

Italy: Giorgio Armani

Subtlety seems to be key for these almost monochrome numbers. The Italian colours of red and green are conspicuously missing: you’ll find those hues only on the team insignia and on sock trimmings. The only sign of the Italian flag? Placed on the edge of the sleeves. Super understated but at least it does look like attire that real athletes would wear.

Italy (Sailing): Prada

This year, not one but two fashion houses are dressing the Italian athletes. As the official sponsor for the Italian sailing team, Prada has designed sleek, streamlined numbers solely for these athletes. Cool blues reflect the aquatic nature of the sport and again, the Italian shades of red and green are conspicuously absent.

South Korea: Fila and Bean Pole

This well-cut, sailor-esque formal wear is a chic mix that makes athletes look smart and stylish. Cheering the choice of doing away with all-too-prim skirts, the female athletes don pants instead, with striped tees, red scarves and yes, fedoras too. There’s even bags designed for the athletes: sleek white envelope satchels, slim enough to tote just mobile phones and a few essentials; even the super-stylish guys get a bag!

Germany: Bogner

After dressing German athletes in Winter Olympic kits for 17 years, Bogner now turns its hand to designing for the Summer Games. The fedoras and the jacket colours may be a tad more summer-appropriate but the weatherproof jackets, though slim-cut, look like they’re from the wrong season; the athletes look like they’ve just descended from an Alpine retreat. Colour choices seem to hark to traditional pinks for women, blues for men divide and the German flag colours are almost absent (save for the fedoras). But at least this team kit still looks contemporary: look at the next photo of the New Zealand team to see what I mean.

New Zealand: Rodd & Gunn

The boucle jacket looks fine, the white piping a nice touch. Yet the dress shapes remain stuck in the post-war forties: fern prints deck the motherly knee-length dress, which also sports an awkward bow on top. The men may look dapper enough in their blazers and grey suit but we do wish that the women were dressed more like the Olympians that they are, rather than prim-looking housewives cheering their men on.


Whether you are an avid sports fan or not, the upcoming summer games in London is surely registering somewhere on your radar.

The good news is, there is a way to be part of the Olympics fever without having to stake out in front of your television set or be glued to all the sports updates online.

Maybe a few Olympics-themed gear, think footwear, t-shirts, jewellery and tote bags, that will let you feel like you’re part of the three-week frenzy in London???

Game on!

Gap London Edition collection, from $29, Gap

Show your Olympics spirit with these specially-designed Gap t-shirts, tank tops and tote bags that incorporate the British flag in a not too overt manner. Available from Gap Wisma Atria, Gap VivoCity and Gap Centrepoint.

All items shown retail at $40

Britannia Hotlips ring, $2,400, Solange Azagury-Partridge

Made from sterling silver and lacquer, this version of the signature Solange Azagury-Patridge hotlips ring has been decked out in the London flag; perfect for celebrating the London 2012 Olympics in style.

Olympic collection charms, from $56, Pandora

If you only want to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics in a tiny way, do so on your wrist, with these Olympics charms from Pandora. Add one (or all) on to your current collection of charms, they are cute enough to wear even after the Olympics fever.

From left: Silver with multi-coloured murano glass, $56, Union Jack bus, $76, Medal silver dangle(front and back), $67

Olympic graphic t-shirts, $33.90, Lee Cooper

Quirky Olympic-themed t-shirts are a rare sight, which is why Lee Cooper chose to tone down the atheletic vibe of typical Olympic-themed memorabilia, instead opting for t-shirts that are pure fun – like the Medallion t-shirt, which looks like you’re a winner in every sport.

Available at Lee Cooper boutiques and BHG, OG, Isetan and Metro department stores.

Summer Olympic games collection, from $24.90, Everlast

All ready to show your support for team sports? Go for the highlight of Everlast’s Olympics range; the gold-foil graphic t-shirt that supports the American boxing team. If low-key is more your style, pick up a couple of the 100 per cent cotton t-shirts in green, pink or black emblazoned with the “Let The Game Begin” phrase.

Available at all Everlast boutiques and major department stores.

All t-shirts shown retail for $24.90

Summer 2012 Commemorative Pack, from $99, New Balance

What better way to celebrate the Olympics in style than a new pair of running shoes? Head straight to New Balance for their Summer 2012 Commemorative Pack which features the classic New Balance 574 and 420 models in punchy shades of the British flag, red, white and blue.

Available from New Balance stores.

The U420 model retails for $99, while the ML574 model retails for $115.

Here’s one for avid watch collectors. Omega has been the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games for 25 years now, and back in 1948 during the first London Olympics, the Omega Seamaster watch was launched. This relaunch of the Seamaster watch is meant to commemorate that; which is why only 1,948 pieces have been produced. A real Olympics treasure like no other.

Bally-rina Athena sneaker and Hanoe tote, Bally

Prefer something with a more feminine touch? Bally’s well-loved Bally-rina has been worked into their Olympics range, first into the Athena high-tops – hidden behind the back zip – and also into the Hanoe fabric tote. Who said atheleticism isn’t adorable?

The Bally-rina collection will be available in store and online.


Get Olympic-themed nails

A screenshot of the “2012 Olympics Nail Art ” video by pixiepolish.

The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off in London July 27, but if you’re a beauty junkie who’s more interested in checking out the rhythmic gymnastics teams’ makeup than their leaps and pirouettes, why not show your enthusiasm with an Olympic-inspired manicure.

When it comes to selecting your Olympic-themed manicure, there are an array of tutorials to offer inspiration and technical aid via YouTube. Here is a selection of some of the best!

Lord of the rings

Blending Union Jacks with the Olympic Rings, this design by pixiepolish is the ideal way to pay tribute to this year’s Summer Olympics host city. Requirements include acrylic crafting paints in blue, black, red, yellow, green and white as well as a toothpick.

London calling

Ladies lucky enough to be visiting the British capital during the Games will no doubt need to familiarize themselves with the London Underground system. Here, sweetienails offers a colourful manicure based on the city’s underground map.

Fire fire

When it began back in May, the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay inspired NailsbyJenny to come up with this easy-to-recreate glittery design that will evoke the spark of the Olympic flame perfectly.

And finally, one by Michelle Phan for 4th of July – Team USA nail art tutorial with matching eye makeup!

Enjoy, folks!

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Rihanna in Alexander Wang, Brooklyn Decker in Stella McCartney: The Battle of The Battleship Babes

The Battleship promo tour has officially set sail and landed on the shores of London town bringing with it gorgeous young stars, Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker. The film might be all about the fight between the navy and some pesky aliens intent on conquering Earth but for now it just looks like the battle of the red carpet. Rihanna and Brooklyn are the best of buds (?!) but a little bit of style competition doesn’t kill, does it? Bringing you – the style of two very different fashionistas.

Battleship London

Battleship London

Firing the first shot in this sartorial sortie, Rihanna! Her Alexander Wang dress (nabbed from his Pre Fall 2012 collection), the appropriately military shade of green suited her down to the ground, the swathes of material on the skirt softened it slightly but the cut-away top ensured it paid homage to the singer’s sharp style.

Battleship London

Brooklyn dressed her perfect pins in the final look from Stella McCartney’s Spring Summer 2012 collection. The cutaway detail kept the pretty pattern from getting too cute and Brooklyn’s strappy shoes is just so fabulous unique!

Battleship London

Rihanna held her own in the footwear stakes with her Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps but the claws?? Fit for fighting off aliens they may be but lest she snag her frock??

Battleship London

Battleship London

Sartorially speaking, these two girls are hardly two peas in a pod. Rihana’s usual uniform is edgy street style for day and uber-sexy for the red carpet (accessorised with her chameleon-like follicles which were a glam blonde for the photocall) whilst Brooklyn favours an all-American vibe made up of pretty frocks, classic colour blocks and a pinch of preppy.

Whose style do you prefer? Who’s more red-carpet chic? Personally I believe my style is more like Brooklyn, and her amazing dress just caught my attention instantly! Can’t wait for Battleship to arrive in cinemas here!

The Alice in Wonderland Fantasy.

Way before Alice in Wonderland‘s much anticipated movie release into the world, it could perhaps already be the most merchandise-heavy movie of 2010. The Tim Burton fantasy has already dipped its mad toe into the world of designer delights with ranges of jewellery, dresses and beauty. It’s even got two soundtracks! But how can we not understand the craze, after all, flick through any fashion mag and the influence of Alice is everywhere and yet we’ve got news of a new beauty range that, while happily flashing some Wonderland credentials, isn’t tying in with the new version of the Lewis Carroll tale, but rather paying homage to Disney’s 1951 animation. Introducing the Paul & Joe Alice in Wonderland limited edition cosmetic range which is scheduled to launch at my favourite funky fashion website, ASOS on 25th February and at swanky London store, Harrods from 6th March.

So what do we have on offer? Namely a collection of blotting paper tins for shine control with mirrors (which will sell for £25 each), paper refills and two lip treatments. The range is split into two colour ranges, the packaging defining them.

The pink one is called Sweet Milky Pink, the accompanying lip treatment coming in a cute pale pink called Fantasy; and the blue-packaged one known as Sheer Orange has a lip treatment in a blushing peach called Daydream. These lip shades manage to be both gorgeous and subtle, providing just a hint of colour and a conditioning quality that helps keep your smackers silky smooth.

As we’ve come to expect from the Parisian brand, the colour-coordinated packaging looks absolutely delicious. There are the familiar cartoon characters such as Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit all in pretty pastels and a floral motif that is just pure flirty fun.

Can’t get enough of Alice and her Wonderland adventures even before watching the movie? Here’re some juicy bites 🙂

The Movie

Synopsis: Alice in Wonderland is a fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is an adaptation of the Lewis Carroll novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The film will use a technique combining live action and motion capture technology. Mia Wasikowska will play the role of Alice, alongside Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as The White Queen.

Also released in 3D.

The Beauty Products

OPI, the nail polish experts, have unleashed four killer shades inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The quartet of nail lacquers is all bright and vivid, providing your fingers with an exciting splash of colour following in the footsteps of the amazingly vibrant and dramatic-looking fantasy film. Colour so fantastic, you’ll think you’re dreaming.

As per so many AIW-inspired fashion treats, the lacquers all have whimsical names in-keeping with the movie. “Thanks so Muchness” is a gorgeous, berry pink, while “Off With Her Head” is a cracking crimson, perfect for all wannabe Red Queens.

Playing up to the movie’s 3D quality, the remaining two polishes share a glittery sparkle that is sure to dazzle. “Absolutely Alice” is a blue glitter, perfectly matching the shade of Alice’s dress, while “Mad as a Hatter” is just as busy as you’d expect from a shade inspired by the zany Mad Hatter. This one enjoys a heady cocktail of colours, the rich rainbow made from purples, pinks, blues, greens, gold and silver to create a real showstopper.

The Paul and Joe range (above)

Urban Decay joined the Alice bandwagon to bring us a gorgeous eye shadow palette called the “Book of Shadows”.

As we’ve come to expect from the American cosmetics company, it’s quality through and through and looks irresistible. The palette opens to reveal a pop-up scene from the movie, colourfully depicting Alice surrounded by massive mushrooms upon one of which perches the imperious-looking Caterpillar (voiced by Alan Rickman) with an empty “drink me” bottle lying discarded. Behind all of this is a mirror allowing you to carefully apply the make-up and yet still inhabit the weird and wonderful world of Alice.

Pull out the drawer and inside lies the make-up, 16 of Urban Decay’s best-selling eye shadow shades, albeit it they’re all re-named with quirky Alice-inspired monikers such as “Muchness”, “Midnight Tea Party” and “Curiouser”. These are joined by two 24/7 eye pencils and a travel size eye shadow primer potion, meaning that you’ve got everything you need to create a gorgeous Wonderland look.

The Fashion

Alice’s dress will be given a haute couture flavour by a number of top designers who’ve been enlisted by swanky French department store, Printemps for a planned AIW-themed window installation, due to be unveiled to the public next February, coinciding with both the movie’s release (5th March) and Paris Fashion Week.

And who are the names so far confirmed to be working their Wonderland wizardry? Step forward Scottish sizzler Christopher Kane, avant garde Belgian Martin Margiela, his countrywoman, the gothic-loving Ann Demeulemeester, colour crazy Bernhard Willhelm, Manish Arora known for a kitsch campness and Colombian Haider Ackermann famous for abstracts.

Tom Binns, Stella McCartney, now add to that list L. A. designer, Sue Wong who has announced that she is to release a fashion line inspired by AIW, lining up a gorgeous high-end dress line called “Sue Wong for Walt Disney Signature”. Forget celebrity crazes, Alice is surely this spring’s trendsetter!

Like the songs on the AIW-inspired soundtrack album, “Almost Alice”, the dresses are based on the story’s famously quirky characters including The Red Queen, The White Queen and of course, Alice herself, with locations, such as the talking flower garden also playing their part.

Wong is known and celebrated for her romantic and feminine creations and this dress range is no different. The colours are all soft and flattering, the details delicate and intricate (expect ruffles, ruching, embellishments, etc.) and all using such gorgeous and flowing fabrics as Victorian antique lace.

And there’s something for everyone, from short, funky and fun dresses like the strapless Red Queen and the cute and innocent pink mini (pictured) to more sweeping, floor-length gowns for more formal events such as the White Queen dress and Talking Flowers Garden dress.

On the collection and her involvement with Disney, the designer explains: “I have long been mesmerised by the fantastical tales of Alice and her surrealistic adventures in Wonderland and am thrilled to be collaborating with Disney on this project.” She continues: “This classic story, along with Tim Burton’s inspired interpretation, lends itself especially well to my design aesthetic, which is whimsical and fun, while adding yet another element of creativity and expression to my artistic process. It is an honour to help bring this marvelous tale to life.”

And it’s a collaboration that has the suits at the House of Mouse similarly excited. “Disney has been influencing fashion trends for several years thanks in part to the universal appeal of our characters and to the inspiration from such creative works of art as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland,” says Robert Oberschelp, director of Disney Lifestyle Collections for Disney Consumer Products. “Our collaborations with top designers like Sue Wong have also enabled us to keep our lifestyle collections fresh and vibrant serving up an aspirational effect with consumers and Disney fans of all ages.”

Maybe of all ages but not of all budgets, as the collection will be priced from $329 to $609 when it launches across the US next month. Find it at top department stores Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as Wong’s website,

Amazing sky-scraper shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood.

London-based Kirkwood has been steadily building up an impressive showbiz clientele, with celebrated trendsetter Daphne Guinness and Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker both snapped stepping out in his footwear and these shoes, decorated with tea cups, red roses and a pocket watch are sure to further promote his talents. “I am very happy to be involved in this project as I love Alice in Wonderland,” enthused the graduate of Central Saint Martins to “My interpretation for Alice is all about fantasy and fun through escapism.”

His work will be joined in the store window display by a gorgeously romantic pink puffball mini dress by Alexander McQueen, a blue veiled gown by Maison Martin Margiela, a puffy-sleeved blue mini with playing cards motif by Manish Arora and what looks like a flowing gown only shown in sketch form by Haider Ackermann.

The Jewellery

Another day, another Alice in Wonderland-inspired fashion range. They seem to be coming thick and fast at the moment in the build-up to the movie’s release! Well, the latest to join the tea party is Swarovski which is debuting their “Underland” spring/ summer collection next month. And by the looks of things, we can expect some truly gorgeous trinkets from the crystals brand and all in the very reasonable price range of $80 to $150.

The collection is said to consist of 17 pieces, including necklaces, earrings, rings and pendants, referencing all sorts of AIW imagery. We’ve clocked a number of these stunning charms, such as cotton reels and scissors (ala Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter), hearts and clubs (representing The Red Queen) and bunny and pocket watch (in the style of The White Rabbit) and think the collection promises to be sparkly picnic of precious pieces.

Swarovski has enjoyed a long and suitably stunning relationship with Hollywood, the luxury crystals brand having adorned vintage style icons like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, Mae West in I’m No Angel and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes through to more modern trendsetters like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! and Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

And working alongside AIW comes as little surprise when you consider that the movie’s costume designer is Colleen Atwood, who has collaborated with Swarovski on the likes of recent musical Nine and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (which, like AIW, is incidentally a Tim Burton movie.)

Stella McCartney to produce Alice in Wonderland jewellery range

So, what can we expect? So far, a necklace and bracelet have been confirmed, set to sell for $425 and $395 respectively, making them much cheaper than the Walt Disney Signature Collection by Binns ($1,000 to $2,000) and more akin to his Disney Couture Collection ($100 to $500).

The pieces are being handmade in Italy and will consist of brass chains with a light gold finish. These will be decorated with eye-catching charms fashioned from Plexiglas and Swarovski crystals in a colour palette of black, brown and sheer pink. The charms themselves will be the main opportunity to unleash a little Alice madness with a rabbit, a pearl, The Mad Hatter’s hat and diamond, heart, spade and club shapes.

Jewellery guru Tom Binns has planned to release 2 lines of jewellery for AIW.

One line is for the Walt Disney Signature Collection and will consist of six items all inspired by specific characters or events, such as the Mad Hatter, the White Queen and the Red Queen. On his creation for the latter, his self-confessed favourite character, Tom explains: “For her necklace, I interspersed red lacquered hearts with vicious little pins and thorns.”

Celebrated for his surreal style, Tom is a natural fit for the movie: “With Alice, I could be my mad self, but in the context of Tim Burton’s Alice, my madness actually seemed rather tame.” However, we reckon there’s nothing tame about the gorgeous broken teacup necklace (pictured) which is expected to sell for $1,000 to $1,500. Yup, this line of limited edition trinkets is for those with deep pockets only, with prices starting at $1,000 and climbing to $2,000.

But those on a tighter budget are also catered for thanks to the 35 piece Disney Couture collection which is more consumer friendly with prices ranging from $100 to $500. This will be sold at New York’s Tom Binns Megastore and other international boutiques from spring 2010.

And excitingly, this could be just the start of things from Wonderland, as a Disney Consumer Products (DCP) rep added mysteriously: “The collection will include a number of surprises that will connect fashion conscious folks to the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland.”

The Merchandise

Hot Topic is already ahead of the game with cool tees, gorgeous jewellery and much more besides. Limited edition, certainly.

With over 60 fantastic finds, there’s sure to be something for Alice enthusiasts and with such a colourful cast of characters, fans of each are well served. Looking forward to checking out Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter? Then get your hands on the “M is for Mad” bright red T-shirt ($22) or ones with his zany, orange-barneted portrait.

Also featuring his mad mug are wallets, key caps, key chains, sketch books, badges, posters, hoodies, rings and wall clocks, while other popular characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and Alice herself are similarly kitted out with fantastic film goodies.

Disney Alice in Wonderland Lost Cropped Hoodie ($42-$44)

Disney AIW Red Queen Heart Clip Watch ($20)

Disney Alice In Wonderland Red Queen Keyhole Bag ($39.99)

Disney Alice In Wonderland Mad Hatter Locket Necklace ($15)

Alice in Wonderland is being touted as one of THE trends for fashion in 2010, with all sorts of top designers adding a dash of Wonderland magic to their collections, so be a true trailblazer and nab some of these Hot Topic gems today!

Miss Selfridge

Medicom Japan’s Ultra Detail Alice in Wonderland figures are sure to be a hit with fans of Tim Burton!

A View of New Spring!

Bright tights are absolutely in vogue now! No worries about a boring outfit! Simply dress your pins in rainbow colours like these celebrities!

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Mischa Barton & Paloma Faith

Always-original Fearne Cotton who arrived at the Brit Awards nominations party wearing a pair of opaques with the cheeky slogan ‘Wanna Party’ emblazoned on the back.

It was the Autumn/Winter ‘09 catwalks that really kick-started the craze for bold fashion hosiery, from purples at PPQ (PPQ duo Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker) to blues at Anna Sui, proving that color blocking legwear is the best way to beat the winter chill.

And judging from the vivid hued tights that popped up in Versace and Balenciaga’s colourful Pre-Fall collections, including intense yellows and reds, the trend is set to stay!

So how to pull off this tricky trend without looking like Robin Hood? Take a tip from the likes of Leigh Lezark and Kristen Wiig who enriched their partywear by accenting an LBD with bold brights. And showing us all how to add some interest with motifs, it’s Agyness Deyn literally donning the House of Holland with her cottage-patterned sheers also from Henry’s Pretty Polly collection. Top marks for allowing their legs to do all the talking by wearing the shocking stockings with all-black outfits! Are YOU up for daring hosiery?


Spring Loves Femininity

Spring’s pastel hues, graphic ruffles and lingerie details are a modern take on feminine dressing.

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Bobbi Brown’s New Campaign: Pretty Powerful!

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Bobbi Brown’s makeup collections are famously known for their natural yet fantastic coverage, touch, colours and quality. I simply fell in love with their Creamy Concealer ages ago, as well as their lip and eye palettes!

Check out her latest campaign – a PRETTY POWERFUL one – she’s taken women she knows, like her children’s teachers, and used her make-up range to demonstrate how much make-up can do for self-confidence and how a small make-up addition, like a pink lip, can totally transform a face. Think Dove’s Real Women campaign about make-up.

Cabana Coral Lip and Eye Palette, £48, BB’s Spring Coral Collection

Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz £29.50

Lara Stone for Louis Vuitton

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UK exclusive on the behind-the-scenes video from the Lara Stone photo shoot for the Spring 2010 advertising campaign!

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Too stunning! – looks at those gorgeous green boots!-

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