#ChristmasJumperDay Style: How To Wear Yours…

It may be Friday the 13th, but all across the country people are helping to celebrate Christmas Jumper Day as part of an initiative to help raise money for Save The Children charity.

Aside from the fun element you can also make your outfit super stylish if heading out tonight after work or to the office party by mixing with plenty of bling or working in a casual element for the rest of the weekend.

I’d team this simple number (which I’m sporting today, below left) from Dorothy Perkins with skinny jeans and heeled ankle boots for a low-key evening. However if you’re heading out for dinner with your beau or the gals why not opt for a more chunkier knit or sweater (such as Internacionale Christmas Charcoal Pug Jumper, £17.99) adding in a sequined skirt (like Missguided’s Achima Sequin Midi Skirt, £29.99) and sky-high pointy courts or sandals for that ultimate Parisian chic feel.

Oversized jumpers such as this Littlewoods.coom one below, first left, are perfect with leggings for cosy nights in or winter strolls, just add a pair of wellington or fur-lined boots and a statement parka like Oasis’ Ellie Faux Fur Lined Parka, £88. Pastel colours are also massively on-trend for AW13; pick from a growing selection of sorbet hues from New Look, below right.

 

Brands such as MissGuided, M&Co, Topshop, Asos.com, Bank Fashion et al also have a fabulous array of Christmas Jumpers still in stock so if you haven’t caught on to the trend just yet, remember there is plenty of time with just under two weeks until Christmas Day, so why not purchase one now to achieve maximum usage or buy as a novelty gift option for a family member to wear on Christmas Day.

Happy Shopping!

#ChristmasJumperDay @savethechildren

Quiz Clothing launches Christmas party wear collection

It’s pay-day and just under a month until we wind down for Christmas, so what better way to celebrate than to check out all the latest party wear pieces for the upcoming festive season ahead.

Whilst prepping for shows and shoots I’ve noticed a plethora of amazing party wear accessible from all major high street shops and online stores, from Coast’s £95 dress collection to designer hire at WishWantWear.com. However it’s with Quiz Clothing that I’ve spotted a potential one-stop haven for all must-have occasion wear.

These key items below are fun, stylish and above all affordable. Adorn the elegant embellished maxi dress (£69.99) to winter balls or weddings, dress for a girls night out in the brands quirky yet on-trend sequin jumpsuit (£59.99) or impress the family or in-laws on Christmas day with this super chic sheer panel front embellished dress (54.99), below right.

With such a huge variety of styles and occasion wear (PLUS accessories) you’d be silly not to take a peek.

Visit QuizClothing.co.uk to check out the latest styles…

Happy Shopping!

Florence Welch opens Harrods Christmas Sale

She has sold some of the biggest selling records of all time and now in a break from tradition Florence Welch (from Florence & The Machine) is set to open the Harrods winter sale tomorrow morning with a string of hits instead of the usual celebrity gathering.

The Chanel muse will entertain guests who are set to purchase a bargain of up to 50 per cent with lyrics from her top-selling album Ceremonials whilst the sale is in full swing.

This is the first time in 177 years that Harrods have chosen a band instead of one guest to open the doors to customers which have included Lizzie Jagger, Mischa Barton and Gemma Arterton in the past.

Doors open at 9am… Happy shopping!

2011: Last minute Christmas beauty gifts for her and him

Forget fighting your way through stores today and Christmas Eve as I’ve found the perfect answer to your last-minute woes.

If your partner et al is a complete beauty junkie then look no further than GLOSSYBOX. This online beauty site stocks an assortment of beauty gifts for men and women translating all the latest trends and can offer you a lifeline when trying to get hold of a last-minute xmas gift. They have top-selling brands online whom include OPI, L’Oreal and Stila amongst others, and if subscribed will always let you know the latest deals on your favourite brands too.

All you have to do is log on and simply order your loved one a 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription and print the voucher and gift card to give . Great for little sisters, mothers who love their luxury brands and friends who are impeccably hard to buy for. But, the best thing of all is that you don’t have to leave home….

Merry Christmas!

2011: Christmas gifts for him

This season don’t pick your beau his favourite pant and sock combo, head online for some festive treats which he’ll appreciate way into 2012.

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Starting with fashionable luxury stores such as Jaeger, Aquascutum and Reiss; their menswear department boasts an assortment of shirts, jumpers and jeans that would surpass any MIC male.

Next head to Selfridges whom not only supply a vast amount of aftershave’s and cologne’s but also stock a sweet store downstairs where you can purchase your partner/husband/dad or brothers favourite pastime sweets in a jar for just £5.

For more inspiration view my Christmas gift guide for him above…. Happy shopping!

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Gordon Ramsay sends David and Victoria Beckham Christmas cooking guide

English: Gordon Ramsay in 2010.

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They are real life friends and their families have spent the past few Christmas’ together with their children playing happily, but this year David and Victoria Beckham will have to fend for themselves as culinary chef Gordon Ramsey takes an impromptu break to host a live cook-along on Channel 4 Christmas Day.

According to sources in the Mirror newspaper chef Ramsay, apparently not wanting to leave his close friends in the lurch, has provided alternative cover for himself in the form of a ‘fools guide to cooking’ which The Beckhams can follow at their leisure on Christmas morning. The guide explains how to master each section of the Christmas lunch and includes his own personal tips.

The source revealed that, ‘It’s really sad that the two families can’t spend Christmas together this year, not least because having Gordon oversee things in the kitchen always resulted in an incredible meal.

‘He and David have been talking about what they are going to do without him – so Gordon has drawn up a few pointers for them and it’s gone down a storm.’

Now back in the UK for Christmas the Beckhams will be spending quality family time at their secondary home in Sawbridge, Hertfordshire celebrating baby Harper’s first Christmas. Ramsay however, will be live on air at 10am Christmas morning to the nation showing us mere mortals how to master salmon parcels, create the perfect festive trifle and most importantly whether or not to stuff the turkey with clementines…