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Biba & House of Fraser spring/summer 2014 preview


At House of Fraser there is an obvious definition when it comes to the store’s designer fashion. On one hand it offers on-trend, edgy labels, like Acne, Sportsmax and MCQ; on the other is the every-day, classic labels like Dickens & Jones, Label Lab and Linea. The two style elements, classic and edgy compliment each other as well as being their own entity. For me a pastel tweed car coat from Linea worn with a pair of leather trousers form Bruuns Bazaar is the perfect way to wear both styles…

And then there is Biba, a mix of both day and evening wear, classic and edgy, from sequins and silk to Jersey and leather. Now in its 4th season for House of Fraser, Biba’s S/S’14 collection is its best yet. Hot pink leather coats, sparkling bead-work, statement clutch bags and that leather detail Macintosh are some of the key pieces…Here are the pieces that caught my eye for next season’s spring/summer style…

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It is also worth mentioning the Biba interiors collection; thick fluffy throw-pillows, monogrammed towels and gold, black and white porcelain dining sets… and gold cutlery.

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Other stand out pieces included:

A floral neoprene top and skirt by Bruuns Bazaar @ House of Fraserimage

Pretty pastel tweed from Lineaimage image

Label Lab and its inclusion of Graduates’ graphic prints for their ‘British Talent’ collection.imageYours,

Whisty Xx


Kurt Geiger Autumn/Winter 2012 Shoe Fashion Preview

Hello all,

There is something to be said for being able to buy an entire outfit in one place, but there is a kind of spoil-yourself, indulgent feel to a shoe shop or boutique. If you’ve ever spent time in the shoe rooms at Brown Thomas, or Saks 5th Avenue, or the Shoe Lounge at  Harrods London you’ll know what I mean.

Like a kid in a sweet shop there are so many treats to look at and you want to try everything. I also get a bit of a kick being surrounded by hundreds of shoes and those big chairs for trying on.

When the rest of your wardrobe is up to scratch and there is nothing else you really want, but you’re hankering for a bit of fashion shopping, shoes will do. Kurt Geiger is one such brand, and its A/W’12 collection has a heap of on-trend styles to try-on…Still got a massive crush on slipper shoes, they’re calling them Slippettos at Kurt Geiger.

Stiletto heeled lace, suede and Dalmation-print Chelsea boots

Red / black suede, lace-cut lace-up peep toes shoe boots

Classic black suede boots with straps – Mine!!

Yellow, lace no-heel heels… Madness


All manner of biker boots:

Golf-shoe inspired creepers


Pointy flats, Slippettos and Tortoiseshell stilettos


Whisty Xx

PS: I do think however they’re missing a trick with sales assistants in shoe departments and boutiques. I think there should be more male assistants. When spending upwards of €200 on a pair of shoes, what woman wouldn’t want a Cinderella / Price Charming moment to convince her to buy?

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