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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,

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January 2013 Metro Fashion Blogger Column

Whisty Clobber Blogger Jan 17th 2013 Header

Hello dear readers,

Here’s this month’s Metro Herald Fashion Column

Less about trends, more about maintaining interest in a tired winter wardrobe; as much as well all wear black, it’s not so tricky to add a splash of colour…

Wake up your Wardrobe

I don’t know about you but I think starting a new year in a month like January is a terrible idea. We’re supposed to feel refreshed, revitalised and ready for a new start. In reality we’re exhausted, have the ultimate holiday hangover and all we want to do is stay under the duvet ‘til March…

…March, now that’s a good month to start a new year, the next trend season is Spring/Summer after all.

Except I can’t bring myself to think about new trends yet, I’m happy in my lamb’s wool jumper and riding boots keeping warm. So instead of buying all new pieces, the next two months can be spent spicing up the ones we already have. By taking inspiration from this season’s trends and adding a transitional twist we can brighten up our wardrobe, and hopefully our winter-blues too.

Georgia Hardinge, (available at and the much-lauded Mary Katrantzou, are modern-day geo print pioneers. Bring a little Art Deco-inspired print into your pre-spring collection; avoid summery, pastel, floral designs and opt for bold blues and vibrant Oranges. This Biba top (pictured £69) available at will work wonders on your all-black winter wardrobe.

Cobalt is a strong colour trend this season, Lanvin’s plain shift dress and Céline’s oversize cocoon coat made true-blue statements on the catwalks. Tame the trend with this Chupi gold ring (pictured €97/£81) available at the Loft Market.

If you’re over this season’s trends and just want to invest in something chic and classic to brighten up your wardrobe then this purple leather Cambridge Satchel Co. bag (pictured €145/£110) available at Harvey Nichols, Dundrum will see you through all seasons. Adding splashes of colour to our winter staples are a great way of preventing ourselves from getting too comfy in our winter warmerland.

Whisty Clobber Blogger Jan 17th 2013


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