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!

Occasion Wear: Quiz Clothing Limited Edition Drop

Looking for the perfect piece of occasion wear to adorn this weekend or trying to source a gorgeous gown for your prom?! Well, do not despair as Quiz Clothing have just released a brand new drop of web exclusive dresses for spring/summer 2013.

Ranging from striking full-length dresses to cute prom styles the price tags are just as alluring (£54.99-69.99) with other web exclusives online starting from as little as £49.99. However, they won’t be sold in store and there is limited stock so remember once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Adorn the cream lace and chiffon style for a day at Royal Ascot or dress to impress at a VIP or red carpet event in any of the floor-length gowns.

As black and white are huge trends for SS13 either worn separately as stark and crisp contrasts or together for the monochrome look then you really can’t fail. These limited edition dresses are also the perfect respite for a birthday bash or special anniversary occasion for any age.

Team with sky scraper heels and dripping jewels for night or add an oversized clutch, statement jewellery and pop coloured heels for day; it’s all about personal style.

For more information visit www.quizclothing.co.uk

All Hail The Summer Sale…

So summer was officially here (last week) and has since slipped into a weather coma sprouting fine showers and dull grey clouds, however if you’re still psyched for a sunnier climate (which should hopefully be returning soon) then the launch of the summer sales this week should turn that Monday frown upside down.

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with classic designer wear which will last the test of time then why not head straight to Harrods.com and My-Wardrobe.com whom are both slashing up to 50% off(!) online and in store.

Luxury high street stores such as Jaeger are also offering huge discounts with up to 50% on menswear, womenswear and accessories whilst retail favs H&M, Oasis, New Look, River Island and Warehouse to name a few are also cutting down the price on some super-saving pieces that will brighten up any holiday suitcase.

In these frugal times the art to a great sale shop is not to splurge because everything is super cheap but instead think carefully about what pieces in your current wardrobe have seen better days, and then try to replicate them. Good staple pieces are also key such as workwear dresses or jeans, that will last months rather than one wear, and generic beach wear like denim shorts and bright vests which you know will run from season to season.

If you do sale purchase on impulse then that’s fine too, just remember to pick something such as a statement bag or dress which you know you will wear for a certain summer occasion or event.

 

SS13 Trend: Sorbet Shades

Candy floss tones, ice cream hues and sorbet shades are all the rage this spring/summer 2013 and with the sun shining what better way to get a new season look for less.

It’s not just online stores that are rivalling some of the major fashion power houses, as this season the high street has also been filled with baby pink, ice blue, lemon and mint undertones which are perfect for all social occasions.

If you’re in desperate need of an outfit for an occasion then why not take inspiration from the catwalks clashing pale shades with neon accents (as seen at Oscar de la Renta), or opt for a classic shade with hints of another trend such as florals (a la Erdem). However, if you do favour a darker shade (such as black – another SS13 trend) then up the fashion ante by adding in some interesting accessories such as pastel jewellery or heels to detract from the stark palette.

And remember pale doesn’t have to be boring – opt for ice cream shades for workwear filtering in strawberry, lemon and vanilla or go bolder for evening with sky blues and peppermint greens; just add a statement necklace or cuff for that added fashion pizzaz…

What To Wear To The Races

Today sees the start of the racing social calendar as the Investec Derby Festival opens it doors for a two-day festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Friday is of course noted as Ladies’ Day with a special emphasis on style and I will be there on hand to scout out the most stylish women for the What Best To Wear Style Competition in association with Harvey Nichols and Investec Bank (whom sponsor the event). The winner will receive a £5,000 shopping-spree in Harvey Nichols as well as appearing live on Channel 4 with former Grazia Magazine style editor, and now fashion director for Harvey Nichols, Paula Reed. Therefore if you plan on attending make sure you amp up the fashion ante and dress to impress.

There is of course a dress code set out for both days at the Investec Derby Festival so if you want to take note please check it out via What Best To Wear...

If you are not sure what to wear to the Investec Derby Festival or for that matter any other major race meet event this summer then do not despair as I’ve pulled together a little compilation of outfits and colourful accessories which you can choose from below…

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For those who prefer not to wear a dress why not opt for a skirt and top; try a metallic pencil skirt complete with simple shirt tucked in and a statement necklace for a different take on board room chic, or adorn a floral suit with smart vest or slouchy tee for that real bohemian vibe, just remember to add jewels and sky scraper heels.

However, if you do prefer wearing a summer/cocktail dress then my suggestion would be to pick a trend from this summer (stripes, cheques, florals, neons etc) and run with that as your main theme adding accessories to match. You can even clash up your look (it’s also very popular for SS13) by mismatching prints or wearing similar shade pastels and neons.

For headwear there are numerous places to purchase fascinators or hats in town such as Coast, Monsoon, Accessorize, Debenhams et al, but if you want something a bit more special and know you won’t wear again, why not spend the same amount hiring a designer option from The Hat Club.

And remember(!) if you are attending the Derby on either day to tweet me @stylistatlarge or @EpsomRacecourse – we want to see your pics!!

Get The Celebrity Look: Steal Ellie Goulding’s Style With Motel

As a stylist I’m always looking for the next big thing, especially when it’s something on-trend and (even better for you guys) in budget.

So imagine my delight when this gorge news season piece hit my inbox showing off two trends in one; monochrome and cheques. The tiled ‘Hollyanna’ dress is actually from a selection at Motel, one of the coolest online stores around with a huge array of celeb fans that include Jessie J, Miley Cyrus, Pixie Geldof and Tali Lennox, to name a few!

Hollyanna Dress By Motel

Hollyanna Dress By Motel

And with such a purse-pleasing price (just £26!!) I’m sure this key SS13 piece will be the perfect anecdote for every occasion from festivals (wear with a fringed waistcoat) to evening wear (opt for a classic black biker jacket and flat boots for an urban feel).

Singer Ellie Goulding has even adorned hers whilst hanging out backstage and Kilo Kish (NYC’s hottest new music talent) has also been snapped out in it as well. I love the faded detailing and the fact that this T-shirt dress is casual yet stylish enough to wear with trainers, heel or boots (an all round winner).

So, what are you waiting for?! Get clicking online now…

For more info visit www.motelrocks.com

2012: Millie Mackintosh models for Lipsy

Made In Chelsea starlet Millie Mackintosh may be interning at Glamour Magazine but the heiress to the Quality Street sweet throne knows exactly how to pay her way by modelling Lipsy’s new VIP dress collection.

Millie Mackintosh for Lipsy VIP collection

Millie Mackintosh for Lipsy VIP collection

The fabulous high street and online brand launched its luxury VIP collection at the end of March and has since been inundated with purchases. The collection hosts a range of 17 red carpet-worthy dresses showcasing premium materials and exquisite attention to detail. They also come complete with delicate embellishment and sophisticated styles offering a bespoke evening wear piece at affordable high street prices (£90-£140).

Speaking out about the collection Millie has commented that: “I’m so excited to be modelling Lipsy’s new season VIP collection as the range is absolutely gorgeous! The brand always makes such great evening wear and I love the exclusivity of the VIP collection – all of the dresses would be perfect for any red carpet event!”

Celebrity fans of the brand in the past have included Paris Hilton, 90210’s Jessica Lowndes and Alexis Jordan.

For more information visit www.lipsy.co.uk