Musings and ramblings of a Jewish Fashionista

Musings and ramblings of a fashion and beauty obsessed mama. A fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Kirstin Dunst Covers Elle's September Issue!

I love late July, early August, because it means September issues!

Elle have brought out a real beauty for their September issue, and I am not normally a fan of their cover star! Elle have opted for American sweetheart Kirstin Dunst as their cover star. Although I don't find her particularly beautiful (she's a little too quirky looking and pulls some strange faces), this cover is reminiscent of fashion magazines past. So whimsical and romantic...soft pink blushes, indigos and gorgeous soft lighting...ahhh...makes you want to fall in love really! And I guess Kirstin don't look too bad either! enjoy x

Newstand cover

Subscription cover

Thursday, 28 July 2011

H&M Teams Up With David Beckham!

Yes, you read it correctly, H&M is teaming up with a Beckham, and it ain't Victoria! Old Golden Balls himself has teamed up with the high street brand to create a range of bodywear!

The first drop will hit H&M stores next Feburary, and this isn't going to be a one off collaboration, but a "long-term alliance!"

David quoted: “Over the past year, I’ve been developing my Bodywear range with my team and I’m extremely positive about what we have designed and produced,” says David Beckham. “The final piece in the jigsaw was a retail partner who has the vision and capability to distribute these products globally. In H&M we have found the perfect partner to collaborate with going forward, I’m excited and looking forward to showcasing the range to H&M customers from February.”

“David Beckham is a true icon both of sport and style. It is incredibly exciting for H&M to be entering into a long-term partnership with him for his David Beckham Bodywear line. It is the start of an amazing adventure for us at H&M. Valentine’s Day in 2012 is going to be a very exciting time indeed”, says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design.

The range will be available from 1800 H&M stores in around 40 countries worldwide...what do you think? Would you wear Beckham endorsed bodywear? If I can get a body like his wife from wearing it, then I might be sold!! Enjoy x


Friday, 22 July 2011

Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Goes on Display at Buckingham Palace!

Amazing news, the stunning, now legendary wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton and designed by Sarah Burton, has gone on display at Buckingham Palace!

Those who admired it from the comfort of our sofas at home, can now see the £250,000 Alexander McQueen dress right up close...if we can get our hands on what is rapidly becoming the hottest ticket in town. 

But wait wait, it doesn't end there...not only will the dress be on show, but the shoes, tiara, veil, earrings, replica of the bouquet and even wedding cake will all be on full view! All for a ticket price of £17.50...not bad in my opinion.

It also includes a short video, featuring Sarah Burton talking about her inspiration for the dress and Kate’s ‘hands-on’ involvement in the design process.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing exhibition…hurry up though because tickets are sure to be a sell out!! Enjoy x

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Dylan Lauren's Stunning Wedding Dress Designed by Daddy Ralph!

Now I loved my wedding dress so much, but after sneaking a peak at the August issue of Vogue and seeing Dylan Lauren (as in daughter of Ralph) looking drop dead stunning in a beautiful bespoke dress made for her by her designer daddy, I couldn't help but being a tad bit jealous...

The gorgeous garment is made of handmade duchess satin, silk tulle and georgette and features an off-the-shoulder ruffle with tiny straps. It’s tight-fitting down to the thigh, then explodes into an embroidered train with ruffles. A proper fairytale princess gown! Sigh...Ralph got some further expert help from renowned best friend to brides, Vera Wang, and it was definitely worth it.

Now, perhaps I can convince my hubby to get married again, just so I can wear this bridal beauty...enjoy! x

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Summer Sales!

Now I am not normally a fan of the sales. Scary, stressful and so called "fashion lovers" treat every store like a jumble sale; picking items up and discarding them in a haphazard manner, whether the item costs £10 or £100. Basically, it makes me a little freaked out. I also am against buying "sale items" which are only brought out during the sale period. You don't need it, you don't want it and a lot of the time, you don't even like it that much, but, it's in the sale so YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!!

Saying all that, I am a fan of finding jewels, items which I coveted at full price and are now amazingly half price! Also, finding things which I know will stand the test of time, are classic or will carry onto the next season's key trends. So, I wanted to share a few things that I have found and bought myself, and also pieces which I am still considering snapping up. In short, my pick of the sales!

Here's what I have found so far:

This stunning tribal dress from Warehouse is a total bargain, £60 reduced to a mere £20! I've got mine on order and can't wait to try it on. Tribal prints are always a winner and is a trend which will emerge summer after summer
This little black dress from Topshop is ideal to take you through to the next season...and black never goes out of style! Love the glittery bow detail! Bargain at £25
Love this silk playsuit by Traffic People from Topshop. It's got that great 70's feel about it which will still be big for AW11, and at £35, this is a trend you can definitely afford to invest in!
This mink suedette shorts from Miss Selfridge are a must have at £20. Wear them with gladiator sandals now and thick ribbed tights and boots in the autumn.
Just love these leather loafers from Miss Selfridge. £30...yes please!
Love this mustard yellow dress by Z Spoke by Zac Posen from the Outnet...only £79.50. This is the perfect autumn dress
This tweed blazer by Sara Berman at ASOS is the perfect jacket to keep you stylish and warm on cool summer evenings and is a steal at £160!
Love polka dots and cropped detailing...that's all really! £35 from ASOS
The perfect biker boot from River Island for £35!!
Another nod to the ever popular 70's trend...and for £15 from River Island, you can't go wrong really!!

This classic maxi by French Connection was £155 and is now £61! I picked one up for a couple of weddings I have this year and I know I'll get loads of wear from it. The slinky silk dress is flattering and beautiful, and I love the embellished halter neck - perfect for adding a touch of drama!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Paris Hilton's Fierce New Look!

Well, well, well! Look who's traded Barbie in for fierceness!!

If you haven't guessed already, this is THE Paris Hilton, looking absolutely amazing and so high fashion in the latest issue of uber cool V magazine.

Styled up in Alexander McQueen, Versace and Yoji Yamamoto and with hair and makeup like a futuristic Bridgit Bardot, I can't think of one thing I don't like about this shoot!

Good job V mag, you've managed to turn the queen of annoying barbie-ness into a style sensation! Enjoy x

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A Couple of Fab Magazine Covers and Masters of Style...

Sorry I have been absent for so long...I've had a few decisions to make over the last week or so which required lots od blogging had to be put on hold!

I went to a fabulous event last week with fellow blogger buddy, Rachael Oku of Creative Idle called Masters of Style. This was a brilliant preview and press party for this new exhibition at Somerset House, and we were tres flattered to be invited and mingle among the fashion elite. Curated and (on the night), hosted by fashion historian, commentator and journalist for the Sunday Times, Colin McDowell; this groundbreaking exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. Masters of Style brought together six of the nation’s most influential fashion houses to celebrate the stories behind Italian fashion’s emergence on the international stage. Synonymous with the variety, style, originality, workmanship and high quality of the Made in Italy label, the six iconic design houses under the spotlight are Armani, Missoni, Gucci, D&G, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Whilst enjoying gorgeous canapes and champagne (we bypassed the Peroni beers, one of the events sponsors of the night), we had a mooch around the exhibition, which consisted of each of the designers choosing their favourite campagins from their back catalogues, and showcasing them in little individual enclosures. It was amazing to see which campaigns the designers treasured, and offered so much insight into the designer's inspirations.

Gucci 2000

D&G SS11

Prada SS03
So, apart from that amazing night, I've spotted a couple of mag covers that deserve a bit of a shout out!

Firstly, the beautiful and talented Anne Hathaway, who in my eyes is one of Hollywood's most gorgeous and watchable actresses, covers Harpers Bazaar. The actress looks demure and stunning on the cover, and in the fashion shoot, she wears a beautiful palette of reds and creams which is bang on for the new season. The mag hits the newstands of July 12th, so make sure you grab yourself a copy!

If I had to do my wedding again...I'd so wear this dress!!

Finally, I love this cover for Vogue's August issue. Kate Moss looks young, fresh and ever so slightly fairy like! The outfit, hair and make up all work really well for the newly married super model and she looks more like she did in her glory days...working the super model look again! Well done Kate, married life obviously agrees with you!

Enjoy x