Wednesday, 19 November 2014

CELEBRATION OF STYLE - CRICKET FASHION SHOW

Cricket hosted a glitzy and glamorous fashion show as part of Liverpool’s first Celebration of Style event, which hopefully will cement Liverpool’s reputation as the fashion capital of the North.

For those of you that don’t know anything about Cricket - it’s about time you do your homework. It’s a chic designer boutique in the heart of Liverpool which stocks pieces from some of the biggest leading brands. Run by the owner – Justine Mills and her team it is a designer shopping mecca for every fashionista who’s visiting the city. It is also a popular WAG destination but don’t feel intimidated, as friendly staff will make you feel welcome and are always helpful.

As expected, Cricket’s Big Fashion Night Out unveiled some of the world’s top designer collections including Givenchy, Balenciaga,  Stella McCartney , Lanvin, Saint Laurent and Victoria Beckham. Models also presented some pieces from the Matthew Williamson collection, who himself hosted an exclusive dinner at Knowsley Hall the day before the event.

Alexa Chung's brother Dom performed a DJ set  and a special guest - Singer Kelli-Leigh, who features on number one hits, 'I Wanna Feel' by Secondcity and Duke Dumont's 'I Got U', closed the show with her amazing live performance. At that point no one was sitting anymore and the catwalk turned into a big dance floor.

Some of the scouse stars including Jenny Frost and Rebecca Ferguson were also at the Cunard Building to see the designer pieces. On the front row we could spot "Made In Chelsea’s" Rosie Fortescue (wearing a glitzy dress by Matthew Williamson-loved it!), "Ladies of London" star – Caroline Stanbury and Chloe Green, who was launching her shoe collection that weekend in Cricket.

As one of the celebrity stylists who was involved in the event, said: "Liverpool as a city is blessed with an abundance of style, class and people who are not afraid to be cutting edge in their fashion choice and display their individuality".

Celebration of Style has been a great success and I hope it will attract a lot of media attention that will put Liverpool up there with London as a top fashion city in the UK.

Chloe Green, Rosie Fortescue and Caroline Stanbury (Source: Liverpoolecho.co.uk)
All photos below were taken by me.
 
Me with my friend Isabela (you can check her blog on: http://cashmerelatte.blogspot.com/ )
 Special live guest Kelli-Leigh performed on the catwalk
 Top - Ralph Lauren
Trousers - Nicole Farhi
Shoes - Gucci
Bag - Zara
Belt - French Connection

Monday, 10 November 2014

AUTUMN BARGAINS


I could just dedicate this whole post to one of my favourite shops which is TKMaxx J as half of my outfit comes from there.  I know……..I know for most of you probably it’s not the place where you can browse for fashion pieces, as many people think the endless rails are full of last season’s tat but you couldn’t be more wrong about that. For the shopper with time, patience and a discerning eye thousands of designer brands can be found crammed inside.
 
On the surface, a TK Maxx store looks a bit like a disorganised jumble sale, but for those in the know, it can be a style mecca. Barganistas can snap up this season’s styles at up to 60 percent off the normal retail price, if they know what they are looking for and of course when to look for it (mornings are the best).

The stock is diverse, ranging from old pieces from two to three seasons ago (which seems like a lifetime in the fashion world) to up-to-the minute excess stock from designer boutiques, from labels such as Chloe, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga (yes Balenciaga!) Stella McCartney or Emilio Pucci. High Street favourites like French Connection, All Saints, Replay and many others can also be picked for a fraction of original cost.

You have to be tenacious to be a TK Maxx shopper. There is a one golden rule also applying there: once you see something you like…BUY IT!, as nothing hangs around for too long and based on my own experience coming back the next day you will not find it anymore;)

 Xx


Cape - TKMaxx
Jumper - Ralph Lauren (TKMaxx)
Jeans - Guess
Hat - Zara
Bag - Iceberg (TKMaxx)
Shoes - Alexander Mcqueen

Sunday, 2 November 2014

POSTCARD FROM MALTA - PALAZZO PARISIO


During my holiday in Malta I visited one of the most amazing places which is definitely worth a mention for anyone who loves Baroque style.

Palazzo Parisio, built in the 18th century I the heart of Naxxar by the Portuguese grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena, seems to possess something of the quality of fairy tale. Compared to a miniature Versailles for its opulence, the palace was converted to magnificence by the Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna, who enriched the palace with artistic designs, refined architecture and charming gardens.
 
The design of Palazzo Parisio is a fusion between Maltese and Italian culture. From the family carriage at the entrance to the Italian-style gardens and from the dazzling glamour of the mirrored ballroom to the Pompeiian dining room. Palazzo Parisio is truly a place that has to be explored. Beautiful baroque gardens surrounded by wall keep it private, peaceful and tranquil which makes it the perfect location for summer weddings.

Open to the public all year round, Palazzo Parisio is renowed for its cuisine. The palace's Luna Collection features two of Malta's top restaurants and a delightful lounge bar. Caffe Luna, the Luna Lounge and Luna di Sera each offer delicious cuisine, top service and chic atmosphere. We have stopped for an afternoon tea at Caffe Luna which was undoubtedly the most stylish restaurant and tea room on the island.

Palazzo Parisio's gardens are one of the finest in Malta and the only privately-owned gardens open to the public so make sure you visit them if you are on the island.

xx

 Blazer - Zara
Top - Mango
Trousers - Tommy Hilfiger
Shoes - Bally
Bag - DKNY
Hat - DIY

Monday, 20 October 2014

AUTUMN COLOURS

My favourite time of the year has come. Not too hot, not too cold, and you can find the beauty of autumn colours around you. The perfect jacket weather, the arrangement of colours, and the crisp smells when you’re out walking in nature are the best. Today’s a quick flashback to the outfit I've worn for the weekend, classic and simple which I like the the most :)

Xx


Jumper - TKMaxx
Skirt -River Island
Boots - Christian Louboutin
Bag - Hugo Boss
Belt - All Saints
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