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5 Sequin-Covered Beauties You Need in Your Life

I am a complete Magpie when it comes to anything remotely sparkly. As soon as I spot something covered in sequins or even with just a hint of embellishment, I get out-of-control excited. I like to try and shoehorn a sequin in at any opportunity, but in the lead up to Christmas you’re meant to go all out. So I have.

These are the 5 sequin-covered beauties you need this Christmas. Well, I kinda want them too.

Urban Renewal Vintage Customised Levi Sequin Destroy Jeans, £40


I am in love with these jeans. At the moment I don’t have any in my wardrobe which have a more relaxed and casual fit. I love the straight cut and how they hit just above the ankle. And of course, I can’t not mention the ginormous sequin patches.

Fallen Star Sequin Top with Embroidery, £40

I’ve had my eye on this top for a while now. It looks sophisticated, feminine and simple, which I love because it is completely covered in sequins. The flowers are just beautiful and for £40, it’s an absolute steal.

ASOS Sequin Tassel Zip Top Clutch Bag. £35

I don’t even no where to begin with this one. It’s everything and then some. The mix of colours, the different sized tassels, the texture and movement, it’s killing me. This would look best with a simple all black outfit. Let the bag do all the talking.

Goldie Ambitious Maroon Sequin Dress, £68

First off, let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the delicious maroon colour. Then the fact that the colour is enhanced by hundreds of sequins, cute tee sleeves, cut outs around the shoulders and a skater skirt. It’s a definite ‘me’ dress.

Topshop Velvet Sequin Shorts, £36

I’ve saved these for last so I could write the rest of the post before losing it completely over these shorts. When velvet and sequins collide it makes me extremely happy. These are definite party pants and ones that I would love to dance in.

Personally, I’m majorly crushing on the clutch and the hot pants. But I bet you already knew that, didn’t you.

Found any sequins you like? Share them below.

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My First London Fashion Week Show: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

I don’t even no where to begin with this post. Since I was little I’ve always dreamt that one day I’d get to go to fashion week, take in the atmosphere, admire the London street style and see the catwalk collections straight out the blocks.

Today my dream came true and I owe it all to my fash-partner-in crime, who managed to wangle me two tickets thanks to L’Oreal Professional. If I was smarter I wouldn’t have been up all night drinking cocktails before getting up at 6am but let me tell you, it was worth the long journey into town for.

 

Taking the lift to the 32nd floor of Heron Towers in Bishopsgate you could see a foggy London for miles.
The space itself was spacious, light and very, very white. It was amazing to spot editors and other bloggers who I admire. Olivia Palmero also sat FROW and is groomed to perfection and absolutely minuscule.

As for the collection, well, it’s like it was made just for me. A strong palette of black, white and red, it was bold and sleek with a punky edge. Inspired by Derek Jarmon’s post-apocalyptic film Jubilee, design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, have created a girl full of attitude for A/W13.

Strong graphic lines, sharp tailoring, zips galore, tough peplums, printed leather, killer heels and lots of embellishment made this perfect for me.

Jackets were tailored to perfection, shirts were sheer and sexy, skirts
were pencil thin and trousers had intricate zips leading into peplums.
Dresses were either delicate, floor-length sweeping numbers with sharp
Peter Pan collars or knee-length and open-backed with a volumous
skirt that kicked out from the waist. 


The final pieces of the collection were the ones that made me drool the
most. Soft jewel embellishments covered sheer sleeve shirts, pencil
skirts, dresses, trousers and cropped mohair jumpers. It was just
beautiful to look at.

 
I would kill to wear this!

Val Garland kept makeup minimal with just a few graphic lines of eyeliner on each model. We also saw the nude nail trend continue with Butter London painting them a pale, creamy pink. Hair was sleekly tucked behind the ears and had a slight wave. All very minimal but manageable thanks to L’Oreal’s Anthony Turner.

I had the absolute best time this morning and probably won’t stop raving about it for a while yet.

Take a look at the full collection and much better pictures at Style.com

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My 5 Favourite Dresses from Ellie Saab Couture

I know I’m late to the couture party and that we’re already in full swing of New York Fashion Week, but that’s not going to stop me declaring my love for the Ellie Saab Spring 13 Couture show.

The runway was a mix of pale pastels, intricate detailing, applique flowers, glistening embellishments and fragile lace. It was breathtaking.

49 dresses were shown and I’ve managed to whittle them down to my favourite five. It won’t come as a surprise that the ones I’ve picked are the most embellished, shimmering ones.

Imagine them sashaying down the catwalk, the lights illuminating the sparkling thread and beading.

The dresses manage to look so simple yet you know hours and hours have been spent applying beads and applique. It’s incredible the amount of detail that goes into just one dress. I’m always in awe.

Perfect for a little Monday daydream.