Musings and ramblings of a Jewish Fashionista

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

Monday, 31 October 2011

Me and Zena Halloween Flash Sale

I am crazy excited right now! I received a very interesting email today which made me squeal in delight!

I blogged about a year ago about one of my favourite jewellery brands, me and zena, a collection of jewellery which is slightly wacky, slightly cutesy and 100% fabulous! Leopard and robot charms, rabbit rings, UFO key rings...basically, my ideal jewellery collection!

So, back to the excitement, the email I received today was about me and zena, and the fact that they are having a 50% off flash sale, tonight, from 11pm to midnight. That's one hour to get your fill of amazing jewellery for half price - £10 minimum spend. All you have to do is enter the promo code: witching hour, when you check out.

I've got a shopping list a mile long, well, one of everything on the website, and I'll be filling my virtual basket with loads of gorgeous goodies in...ooh about 45 minutes!

Visit the website here enjoy x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tulisa's Perfume Launch

Now I'm not really a fan of tulisa. I was more fond of her before her rant at Misha b on the x factor! The x factor styling team have got the dubber looking fab week after week, but it seems that when tulisa is left to her own devices, she can get it a bit wrong!

Yesterday was the launch of tulisa's perfume at the Perfume Shop, and the x factor judge chose to wear a dress by high street favourite, Karen Millen.

Now the dress itself I have nothing against. It's structured, feminine, panelled and 60's inspired...perfect for now and for SS12. However, I don't think it works when the wearer makes it look...a wee bit too sexy. Tulisa's boobs are trussed up to practically her chin, Her make up is too harsh, her shoes too patent and the dress, just a bit too tight, making it look wrong!

Also, is she meant to match the Perfume Shop's logo?!?

Sorry tulisa...great dress, but styled just wrong! Next time keep it slightly more relaxed, with less of a forced smile and you might get it right. Otherwise, keep the x factor styling crew with you at all times! Enjoy x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Monday's Must Haves...a Little Late!!

Phew, what a busy week! I am sorry that this post is coming at you two days late, but hey...better late than never right?

So, I bring you my Monday Must Haves! Now, this week I have mixed the affordable with the aspirational. I have found some fabulous high street pieces along with some gaw-geous designer lovelies.

First up, the ultimate oversized chunky grey cardigan, courtesy of 3.1 Philip Lim at Selfridges. This cardi is perfect to through over anything this winter - a dress, leggings and a tee, even some lacy underwear if you dare (cardi should be done up of course with just a little lace sticking out!

Next, a beautiful silk maxi dress from Warehouse. I personally believe that maxi dresses should be worn all year round. Why keep something so feminine and versatile for just the summer? Rock this gorgeous maxi at your next special do, or, make it casual and throw the cardi above over it with some chunky boots. Boot-iful!

How about this for a little pocket money treat? This stag head necklace from Accessorize is bang on trend for the new season, and at a mere £9, it should be hanging around every girls neck.

Finally, another fab cardigan for you. This time, incorporating the navajo trend (one of my favourites for the new season). This chunky knitted cardigan by Isabel Marant at Selfridges has lots of amazing detail, which makes it so worth the hefty price tag. Again, this is the perfect addition to your AW11 wardrobe, and trust me, this style is never going to look out of date or out of style!

So what do you think? Would these be on your wish list? Enjoy x

Monday, 24 October 2011

Miss Piggy for MAC!

Sorry for my absence, it's been my birthday and I've had a wedding, so the last few days have been a bit crazy!

Anyway, I am back with some exciting news! One of my favourite make up brands, MAC, have announced another amazing collaboration, with an iconic style diva. The Muppet's very own gorgeous Miss Piggy (who doesn't love that pink piggy) is the latest collaborator with this fab make up brand.

Now Miss Piggy is having a bit of a fashion moment, and so it is only appropriate that this piggy diva gets her own make up line. The collection includes liquid black eyeliner and false eyelashes, to help you get her "kermy" eyes, and a gorgeous hot pink eyeshadow.

The collection is out in November, so make sure you add it to your beauty collection! I know I will be. Enjoy x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Misha B's Fierce X Factor Style

So, this year's X Factor started off brightly, but the live shows have proven to be a wee bit of a disappointment...frankie nit head?!

I must say though, one of the redeeming features is the ultra fierce and fabulous style of miss Misha B. This girl is already a star, and her style was clear from her very first audition. This girl is a real fashion icon in the making. I love that she is so comfortable in her own style choices that she goes for anything...crazy hair, bold make up, extreme accessories, bright colours and amazing styling.

Her look on Saturday night has been my favourite so far; an amazing electric purple cat suit with a plunging neck line and extreme balenciaga style shoulders.

Misha B, you are making the X Factor really worthwhile, and I can't wait to see what you and the X Factor style team come up with next week! Enjoy x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Monday's Must Haves

I've got some real treats for you for today's fashion must haves!!

I decided to keep this weeks list down to earth and tres affordable, so hopefully you can all treat yourself to them! Keeping fashion real.

So, todays must haves include an absolutely gorgeous iconic skull ring by Alexander McQueen, which looks absolutely amazing when worn with your everyday wardrobe - a touch of rebelious bling! A fab pair of heeled chelsea boots in the perfect shade of tan by Topshop, which will look great worn with anything this autumn/winter season, a beautiful and oh-so on trend green pleated midi skirt, also by Toppers and finally, the perfect grandfather grey jumper by M&S! good old marks and sparks have really delivered with this must-have cable knit.

So there are my must-haves this week. What do you think? Would they be on your list? Enjoy x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Dalmation Spots - The Hottest Print for AW11

You should all know by now that I love autumn/winter fashion. One of my favourite trends of the AW11 runways was animal prints, and not your bog standard stripes, zebra, tiger, leopard etc...this season it's all about Cruella De Ville's ultimate obsession...the dalmation spots!

Yep, this season we can all inject a touch of Cruella's style into our wardrobes...just make sure you opt for fur of the faux variety please!!

Now, obviously we'd all love to be able to afford designer pieces, but for those of us who keep it real on the high street, here are a few pieces inspired by the dalamtion trend that I hope you'll love as much as I do. Enjoy x

bag and coat from topshop

faux fur stole from topshop

ballet pumps from miss selfridge

dress from yumi at house of fraser

Olivia Palermo's Blog is now Live!

So it has been the fave bit of gossip for fashion folks over the past few months - rumours that style maven and girl you love to hate, Olivia Palermo was going to launch her own fashion blog.

Well, the time has come and Miss Palermo's blog is now live! The blog lists sixteen members of staff on the mast, it's actually more of a website/online mag then?! I thought the point of blogs was the blogger's opinions and thoughts, and theirs alone...oh well. At least the girl's being honest I guess!!

The blog is simply titled, Olivia Palermo...natch...and has 5 catagories; fashion, accessories, lifestyle, travel and tips. This is Miss Paleremo's welcome entry...and I note that this is the only entry she has supposedly done so far:

"This past July I returned stateside from the Paris collections – and a mini-vacation – to see my girlfriends peppering me with questions as to where fashion is moving towards next. They want the inside track, which I, of course, could not possibly provide. They also wanted to see all of my hidden treasures and finds that I sourced during my jaunt. It’s curious to me as none of them are in fashion, but the fascination with the industry comes from their love of clothes, accessories and beauty.

Providing a forum to express my fashion inspirations from across the globe, it is my goal to show that style is international. In the coming weeks, you will read about my trips to Paris and London, seeing how the locals live, shop and dress. Each country has a distinct pulse on fashion, which I hope you will enjoy.
Also in the coming weeks are some amazing contributors who will be adding their views. I want to take this time to give a special thank-you to everyone on my team. Focusing on the details, my editorial staff will take you on the task of turning jeans and a tee into a red-carpet worthy look on a daily basis. In this digital age where information – and fashion – moves faster each season, I hope that you will continue on this journey with me."

Oh well, no matter how much she contributes, doesn't contribute, I'm sure I'll be an avid reader anyway, so fickle am I!!But what do you think? Will you be reading? Enjoy x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday Fashion Flash

I am so sorry I have been AWOL for the last few days. I started a new job this week and my laptop decided to die, so I have been unable to blog...I've felt so helpless!!

On the plus side, I've had a great week and have been to a few awesome events, including the launch party for the new Desigual store opening in Oxford Street, which I went to with my friend and fellow blogger. It was an amazing party filled with some gorgeous fashion folks, fab goody bags and some reality show "celebs." what more do you need from a party?! Anyway, more on that another time.

I'm back in the driver's seat now, and to make up for not being able to post a Monday Must Have, I have decided to post it tonight as a Friday Fashion Flash! So, here is what I have been lusting over this week! A stunning knitted dress by Stella McCartney, an uber cute faux fur fox hat by River Island, a pair of stunning tan leather boots from Zara, till last...the Daria bag by, did I mention it's my birthday next week?? Enjoy x

Saturday, 8 October 2011

In Love With Topshop's AW11 Look Book

I love it when a brand releases a look book on their website. It's a great way to showcase their best pieces in their collections and it gives the customer inspiration of how to put key looks together in a fun way. You would think that every brand or designer would adopt this simple yet extremely effective extra, but strangely, they don't. Hopefully it is something that they will all do eventually, but, in the meantime, I thought I would share with you some images from one of my favourite look books; Topshop.

Their AW11 look book comprises of four main trends which they have captured beautifully; Bavaria, Glam Underground, New Mod and Prim and Proper. Now, being the kind of girl I am, Bavaria sums up what I love about AW11 the best; textures, faux fur, colour, knits and fun!

So, here are my pick of the best. Enjoy x

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Monki Love!

A couple of weeks ago during Vogue's Fashion Night Out (read about it here) I popped into Selfridges with a couple of friends  - one of whom is an amaaaazing artist! Check out her stuff here - to check out the new H&M concession (again, read about that here). It's a gorgeous concession, boutique like and filled with the best that H&M has to offer in its current collection. However, what really caught our eye was the concession across from it, a brand that I had never seen before, but we were instantly drawn to it.

The brand was Monki, and for those of you who haven't heard of it, it's from the same group as H&M and COS, so the designs are similar in that they are quirky, on-trend without being overly "fashiony" and distinctly unique. I love the slight geeky quality that the clothes have, with cute animal prints, chunky knits, ankle boots, skater skirts, shift dresses, cute bags and jewellery, peter pan collars...Ooh I could go on!!

The descriptions for the clothes are beyond cute. Check this out for way of a description for the Tilda jumper below: "Life is a fairy-tale this autumn. Skip and hop and stride like a queen over the fields of the Monki World, chase the big bad wolf and play a game of tag with secret-keeper Nokimi. Tilda is the cape to keep you company – or to rock the streets in. Elegant and eye-catching, she is a classically knit and oh so mmm-mmmm... " Don't you just love it??

The brand, although relatively new to the UK, is now available to purchase online (yay) and the prices are extremely reasonable - £12 for a massive chunky scarf, £30 for a dress, £25 for shoes...those sort of prices, really similar to H&M.

I've put a few of my favourite pieces below. I'd love to know what you think! Enjoy x
Annika Dress
Lilian Dress
Lisa Dress
Annika Blouse
Bibi Blouse
Huga Cardi
Lee Gilet
Andora Jacket
Stina Skirt
Mona Boots
Brighty Briefcase
Nora scarf

Agatha Dress

Thursday, 6 October 2011

A Fashion Fairy Tale at Louis Vuitton

So...not many words to really say about the SS12 Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear show in Paris. I'm guessing my invite got lost in the post ;o) so I had to rely on live feeds, tweets, and blogs to keep me up to the minute with the collection.

All I can say is, wow! Nothing sums it up better than, a fashion fairy tale!

The show opened with all of the models scattered on a whimsical and glittering merry-go-round (natch). Marc Jacobs commented; "It's my biggest set, I could have never done this anywhere else.Very magical, it's like a magic box: very Paris." Clean, soft, pale colours, with hair in chic yet gentle chignons, held by sparkling bands, the models looked like ultra feminine fairy princesses in gauzy whips of fabric, and a real 50's inspired femininity. Icy whites and silvers were interjected with candy colours, with beautiful pastel coloured shoes and gorgeous basket handbags with applique leather daisies...soooooo cute!!

Kate Moss closed the show (who else) in a stunning white macrame shift with a ostrich feather hemline.

Basically, a stunning collection, a beautiful show and clothes which already have me longing for next summer! Enjoy x

Kat Moss on the merry-go-round - image from marie claire

Image from beauty and the dirt
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Image from Hello

image from dazed digital

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