Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays - Season's Greetings

It's been an event full year. Thanks for visiting hope you drop by in 2016.
Don't forget to feed the birds and wildlife over the festive season.
Big Garden Birdwatch 2016 is from 30th-31st January
Find out more/join The RSPB

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

WINTER SALES = Up to 50% off Running, Yoga and Activewear

Don't miss out on the Sweaty Betty Sale. Take a look at the range of women's running clothes, printed leggings, yoga clothing and post-studio pieces. Up to 50% off at this Winter
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Friday, 4 December 2015

Celebrity Seen. "Your Grotto or Mine" as seen on Binky Felstead

Binky Felstead making a 2fabulous statement at The Clothes Show. The Made in Chelsea star, was recently spotted at the annual event at the NEC in Birmingham in a red "Your Grotto or Mine" Christmas Jumper. Available in Bottle, Black or Red. Tap pics to visit store

Your Grotto or Mine Christmas Jumper Your Grotto or Mine Christmas Jumper


Celebrity Seen. Scarlet heel boots as seen on Taylor Swift

Pop sensation Taylor Swift wears Carvela Kurt Geiger "Stephen" in Wine" whilst meeting fans. Walk tall, indulge in this celebrity favourite. The distinctive scarlet heel will make this boot your go-to for a chic, on-trend twist whatever the occasion. Also available in Black/Blue or Black

As seen on Taylor Swift - Wine Ankle Boots

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Fabulous Fashion Edition - Giles has landed

It’s nearly the end of 2015. February seems a long time ago but a few fashion moments stood out for me. One was Best British Female Paloma Faith brooding on a rain lashed stage at the Brit Awards She sang 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' in a stunning black gown with decoratively painted hands which looked as though she'd immersed them in a cauldron of black dye. The other highlight was watching London Fashion Week via the live feed.. I particularly loved the Gothic mood and the drama that was the Giles Show. The stunning girls pranced and paraded round the old Central Saint Martins college building in extravagant gowns with high ruffle collars and bows. The Butterfly effect from one of the balletic models was entrancing - now that's what I call "Striking a Pose. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Giles Deacon presented his first collection at London Fashion Week in February 2004 The collection was featured in American, British, Japanese, Italian and French Vogue amongst other top titles. In the following November he was awarded 'Best New Designer' at the British Fashion Awards followed by 'British Designer of the Year' at the British Fashion Awards 2006.. Erin O’Connor, Poppy Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Karen Elson and Dree Hemingway are just some of supermodels who have sashayed down the runway at his shows and his fairytale silk gowns have also adorned A-listers, like Cate Blanchett on the red carpet. The great news is that you don’t have to be an A-lister or a super model to wear a Giles creation as the new Edition – Giles has just landed at Desigers at Debenhams. (Article  PM Adams 12/11/2015)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Slope Style with Sweaty Betty

Winter is on the way time for full moons, high tides and low light. Last year as the United Kingdom endured the worst weather for two hundred years there was a bright spot over in Sochi. The Winter Olympics, hosted by Russia were a fantastic colour popping spectacle. It wasn’t just Jenny Jones and Slopestyle making headlines, it was the vibrant colours on and off the piste. Wow if anything makes you feel bright on a gloomy day it's a pop of colour on your head, on your hands or on your back! Competitors and spectators were clad top to toe in a rainbow of colours and they were all smiling! Sweaty Betty’s new Ski and Snowboard Collection will make you smile too. Stand out on the slopes in new shapes, vibrant prints and innovations. This year Sweaty Betty takes ski and snowboard wear to the next level, with reversible jackets for ski and apr├Ęs-ski versatility, boarder-approved bottoms and of course statement all-in-one outerwear. Mountain mavens look no further! Free delivery from 5th of November and Christmas wrapping available!
Activewear, Workout Wear, Skiwear and Snowboard Gear

Friday, 2 October 2015

Hold the Front Page............Shopping just got easier!

Get ready for some exciting shopping options from Boden's new digital catalogue now available on both Apple AppStore & Google Play. You can browse straight from your phone, tablet or desktop, zoom in on photos, get inspired by outfitting ideas and the latest trends. Boden's well established catalogue has been popular with buyers for years, a household name, a trusted brand associated with quality British heritage, unique design, classic style and colourful, fun seasonal wardrobe choices for men and women. The new digital catalogue will be showcasing Boden's shiny new-season products including must-have dresses, fashion forward heritage tweed plus blazers, coats and jackets guaranteed to keep you looking stylish whatever the weather. Prepare to be wide-eyed on those narrow screens.....Get the App today
Boden new digital catalogue


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Fashionistas favourite Blue Tones

London Fashion Week was just one of the September highlights but there are others to look forward to. The Autumn Equinox, when the daylight hours were as long as the night, was yesterday there is also a Red Moon soon and a Harvest Moon at the end of the month all signs that tell us Winter is on the way. There’s a nip in the air and the sun seems to have disappeared. Are you feeling a little blue? Good because so are the fashionistas and celebrities who have been having some very stylish blue moments. From the misty morning to the midnight hour the colour navy blue has become the new black in 2015. Victoria Beckham was spotted early on in a navy silk jumpsuit, a style that was also adopted by Alexa Chung on the front row at London Fashion Week. Always ahead of the fashion pack Kate Moss been snapped in a midnight blue suede dress and - wait for it -flat shoes. The other Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge meanwhile always carries off the smart but casual look in denim and a double breasted blazer and it looks as though this navy style has been adopted across the pond as seen on actress Jessica Alba. Midnight blue has also been the top tone for the premiere glitterati Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria and Sandra Bullock have all sashayed down the Red Carpet in elegant eye-catching gowns. Sandra Bullock, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in ‘Gravity’, wore, what Marie Clare described as “one of the most expensive Oscar dresses of all time”. The midnight blue Alexander McQueen gown cost a staggering forty thousand dollars!

The colour blue will help you make that transition into Autumn, perfect for town or country, dress down work days or dress-up evenings. We may no longer have blue skies but the blue tones are here to stay, check out some of our staple wardrobe favourites from Atterley. 

Autumn Fashion Forecast, midnight blue is having a moment.

Autumn Fashion Forecast, midnight blue is having a moment.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Well Spotted. Front Row Trends from London Fashion Week

I'm loving the fact that I can now watch London Fashion Week on the Live Stream. The only teeny downside is not being able to see the textures, intricate details and embellishments up close so that I can truly appreciate the immaculate designs. Not so for celebrity fashionistas like the FROW Party at the Topshop Unique SS16 show which featured sharp tailored jackets paired with soft floaty dresses in loud spots and quiet delicate floral prints plus slick tailored jumpsuits and head to toe ‘70s vibe with leather and sumptuous faux fur accessories.
Joining Sir Philip Green and daughter Chloe on the front row were the doyenne of fashion, Anna Wintour, the darling of the fashion pack Alexa Chung, along with Suki Waterhouse, Cressida Bonas, Bella Thorne, Poppy Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn
Shop the Front Row Trends from London Fashion Week

Anna Wintour, Suki Waterhouse, Cressida Bonas, Alexa Chung and Bella Thorne
 on the Topshop Unique S/S 16 FROW 
Seen here Alexa Chung looks particularly relaxed yet demure in a navy jumpsuit. If  I was choosing an alternative outfit to fit her style I'd go for the pretty woodland print dress and a pair of soft suede loafer boots with that '70s Belted Duster coast slung over the shoulders.

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Good News you can now
Great News
Topshop are also offering FREE WORLDWIDE STANDARD DELIVERY on all orders (ends midnight BST today)
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Friday, 18 September 2015

Topshop are bringing their Unique catwalk collection to London Fashion Week

Focus shifts from New York onto Britain's capital as the Fashion Week juggernaut powers into London. The shining light of the British High Street, Topshop, will be bringing their Unique catwalk collection to a brand new showspace in Westminster, with access-all-areas coverage online. Stay tuned for the show from 2.00pm this Sunday, plus insider reporting from all four fashion capitals throughout September. Unique girl will be leaving her country pile for a weekend under the dazzling lights of London. Think chunky knitwear, mellow yellow polos, country-fied tweed, leather and suede skirts and knee-high boots spliced with taffeta and velvet body cons". To celebrate the upcoming London Fashion Week SS16 show, TOPSHOP are offering Free Standard Delivery on ALL orders until Tuesday.
If you can't make it to the big city, watch the show live fom your phone or cosy abode. You can also keep up to date with the Topshop Tour Guide to London Fashion Week

Topshop Guide to London Fashion Week SS16


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Celebrity Seen. Step forward FKA Twigs

Step forward Tahliah Debrett Barnett, best known by her stage name FKA Twigs, a British singer/songwriter/producer and dancer. Just once in a while a truly unique artiste comes along, for me the last one was the 90s Icelandic experimental singer Bjork. 

I first saw FKA Twigs perform on BBC's "Later with Jools Holland" in September 2014. A beautiful mesmerizing performance both ethereal and striking with a dazzling sense of style. This flowing elegance and energy has seen her attain many accolades including:
  • Nominated for Mercury Prize Best British Album of 2014
  • Nominated for Brit Award 2014 - British Female Solo Artist/British Breakthrough Act
  • Nominated for NME Award 2015 - Best New Artist Best Video Clip (Two Weeks)
  • Nominated MTV Music Awards 2015 - Best New Artist (Pendulum) Best Cinematogrophy Best Visual Effects "Two Weeks"
  • Won You Tube Music Video Awards 2015 - 50 greatest artists and YouTube performances 
As if that wasn't enough in 2015 she and the equally gorgeous "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson became an item thus thrusting her into the global spotlight.

On Thursday she put on what was descibed by the press as a "racy show" at an exclusive party by MAC Cosmetics in celebration of London Fashion Week SS16. On stage she can be seen in fishnet bodysuits and bralets but she has also mastered an edgy street style as seen below at the BBC Studio in London, September 2015 wearing 'Wolf' by Carvela Kurt Geiger.

Add an edge to YOUR style with these chic over the knee boots from Carvela Kurt Geiger. Pushing boundaries, these striking velvet boots are sure to be another showstopper this season!

Over the knee boots


FKA Twigs performing Two Weeks on BBC's "Later with Jools Holland" September 2014 


London Fashion Week SS16 kicks off today

London Fashion Week SS16 kicked off today and the great news for all you fashionistas is that if you can't make it to London you can watch the shows on  LIVE STREAM

London Fashion Week SS16 Live Stream

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Celebrity Seen. Taylor Swift parties in the KG Kurt Geiger 'Nanette' platform

Not everyone has impossibly long legs like the fabulous Taylor Swift but these high-fashion platform shoes will make you feel like you're walking on air. Steal Taylor's style with a sky high platform that will instantly add glamour to your party wardrobe. Available in Black Suede or Nude.

Nanette. As seen on Taylor Swift

 Photo: American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift parties in the KG Kurt Geiger 'Nanette' platform at the 'Brit Awards' after-party in London, February 2015.
As seen on Taylor Swift

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Mini fashionistas are stealing the limelight from their famous parents nowadays so if you're a fashion fan of stylish Suri Cruise, Harper Beckham and North West you'll be glad to know that while you're browsing for the latest celebrity styles you can now shop and buy the best kids shoes from your favourite luxury brands at the new Kurt Geiger Kids. Discover the latest collections from top designers such as Chloe, D&G, French Sole, Mini Melissa, Little Marc Jacobs, Superga and many more. Ensure your little ones are dressed the part with the cutest baby booties, cool trainers and sparkling ballet flats. Click here to Discover The Range: 


Friday, 17 July 2015

Summer Highlights. Holiday Shopping made easy with mega savings.

Schools out, it's time holiday for fun in the sun, strolling from the beach to the bar, or enjoying a Barbecue at home in the garden with friends and family. Whether you are going for a Vacation or a Staycation you'll need to do a little shopping. Along with many of the online stores, John Lewis is having a Summer Clearance Sale We have featured just some of our favourite mix and match holiday pieces but the sale extends to all departments from Computing & Electricals, Home & Garden, Menswear and Womenswear so take advantage of these big savings. Most of all RELAX - hope you all have a mega weekend.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Michelle Keegan's Riviera Style

Lipsy Love Michelle Keegan Stripe Bardot Dress in monochrome stripe design. A must have for your Summer wardrobe.

Add a cute pair of shorts or jeans to complete the BB look.  

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Yoga Retreat designed by yogis for yogis,

Spring is nearly here, keep your fingers crossed that we can say goodbye to high winds and stormy seas, lightning flashes and thunderclaps and Breeeathe ……

Sweaty Betty is going to help bring back some tranquillity to your lives with their new Summer Collection, Yoga Retreat, which launches today. This ethereal collection transcends your practice with seaside prints and sheer, sultry pieces worthy of all-day wear. Warm-up to cool down, Hatha to Bikram, this inspiring range of yoga wear is designed by yogis for yogis, with extra versatility for studio to street styling.

The collection also includes the Holistic Retreat All in One  Elegant 2-in-1 harem skirt with inner lining that doubles as a top to create a beautiful strapless jumpsuit. Luxury linen is soft on the skin and lightweight for freedom of movement, while soft elastic around the waist accentuates the feminine silhouette.

Julia, Yoga Retreat Designer “The creative process is one of constant metamorphosis. The initial concept is like a caterpillar, and in the end it becomes something entirely different from what we set out to create. Along the way, mistakes may be the seed of genius. So it was when a too-sheer harem skirt was paired with a slip, and a versatile new design was born. No longer just a skirt, but also a jumpsuit in all-natural linen for soft holiday coverage. A garment as transformative as an unforgettable yoga retreat for which is was design.

Saturday, 21 February 2015


What a weekend, London Fashion Week kicked off yesterday and it's the Oscars, the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday. The great news is that live streaming, for London Fashion Week, at least means you can now join the FROW virtually. You don’t need VIP status to watch the Topshop show either as they will be be streaming Unique AW15 live, including the full catwalk looks, backstage access and interviews with the front row guests.Tune in here to watch the show at Tate Britain! It’ll be one of the longest catwalks in the history of Fashion Week, running the length of the seriously stunning Duveen galleries. The show will start at 2.30pm on Sunday 22nd February with an exclusive, live behind the scenes hosted by Laura Jackson. This will include backstage access, and interviews with Kate Phelan, the runway models, and FROW VIP's. 

Follow the ultimate trends:
Clean Utility. Go back to basics for London Fashion Week with slick utility pieces – from military boilersuits to off-white ecru denim and soft khaki knits.
'70s is the trend of the season! Think denim flares, corduroy pinafore dresses, paisley print shirts and suede knee high boots.
Triple Denim. Forget double denim – we’re going triple. Whether it’s boyfriend jeans, cut-offs or raw-edge skirts, team it with denim tops, shirts and jackets for a Fashion Week-worthy look.
Pyjama Stripes It’s time to stripe up your life. Take a tip from the SS15 catwalks with striped wide-leg trousers, tailored shirts and clean-cut shirts.
Plus, there's free delivery on all orders until midnight on Tuesday to celebrate!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Award Season. Fashion for the Glitterati from the Great British High Street

Award Season is underway we have already been treated to some showbiz razzmatazz with the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and with that the fun of watching the Red Carpet hits or misses. We know by now that these awards are merely a for-runner to the 87th AcademyAwards, the Oscars when the true Glitterati are out in all their finery. The good news is that you don't have to be a member of the literary set or be in show business to ooze glamour like a celebrity, the Great British High Street and online stores have made it easy for us common folk to join the glitterati for parties and special occasions. Long immaculate gowns are always in vogue and except for a change in fabric or colour trend, sparkling embellishments and a tweek of traditional shaping a good gown is literally for good. Have you ever wondered what you might wear for a Red Carpet event? I have chosen my favourites from Kate Middleton’s favourite designer Jenny Packham and Phase Eight all available from Designers at Debenhams. Simply stunning Black, White and Neutral tones all enhanced by sparkling sequin and beaded detail. Top off with crystal head band or diamante feather comb.{productsuniverse_d1_designers}%2Fcategories%3C{productsuniverse_d1_designers_18661}%2Fcategories%3C{productsuniverse_d1_designers_18661_79117}%2Fdesigner_group%3E{jenny20packham}&langId=-1&sfn=DESIGNER&storeId=10701&pn=1

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on 22 February.
Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods