This Ghost dress is what your bank holiday needs

This Ghost dress is what your bank holiday needs


There’s nothing like a sunny Bank Holiday weekend to make us ditch the jeans and sweaters in favour of a spring dress.

If you’re in need of sartorial inspiration, one dress in particular has proven to be a big hit on Instagram, thanks to influencer Chloe Loves To Shop.

Shop now: Ghost London Meryl Geranium Dress for £143 from QVCUK.com

The pink satin button-down midi dress comes with a pretty bow belt, and is ideal for wedding season. Chloe wore hers with nude suede pumps and a basket bag, though it’ll look amazing with white accessories too.

It’s Ghost London, and is available to buy on QVCUK.com, who revealed searches for the dress were more than 10 times higher from the day Chloe posted compared to the week before.

A sure sign this one will sell out quickly, so make sure you snap it up fast.

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Jennifer Lopez has finally received this very important honour

Jennifer Lopez has finally received this very important honour


She’s STILL Jenny from the block

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Words by Maisie Bovingdon 

Jennifer Lopez has been our style icon from, well, ever since we can remember.  When she wore low rise baggy jeans, so did we, when she wore a complete tracksuit with one leg rolled, we followed suit.

While J-Lo has been a star in our eyes for decades, she is finally getting the recognition she deserves for her contribution to the fashion industry, and her style – and it’s about time.

The 49-year-old singer will be honoured at this year’s CFDA awards, and will receive the CFDA Fashion Icon Award at the annual bash, which will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on June 3.

Jennifer has not only broken boundaries with her wardrobes, she has also collaborated with a string of designers, including Guiseppe Zanotti.

Speaking about the star, the president of the CFDA, Steven Kolb, said: ‘Jennifer Lopez’s style is bold, uninhibited, and always memorable.

‘Designers, including many of our CFDA Members, love to dress her for both stage and private moments.’

Diane von Furstenberg added: ‘Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power. Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.’

J-Lo will follow in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Pharrell and Beyonce, who are previous recipients of the title.

This year is looking to be a great one for the I’m Real hitmaker.  She got the year off to a great start with an unforgettable performance at the Grammy Awards, and has recently announced her engagement to boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, and now this.

We can’t wait to see what else is in store for our icon!

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Sales of this item have gone up because of Fleabag

Sales of this item have gone up because of Fleabag


Forget the Meghan Markle effect, these days it’s all about the Fleabag effect. Believe it or not, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s flawed Londoner has become an unlikely source of sartorial inspiration, causing items to sell out after appearing on the show.

Take the now iconic black jumpsuit that Phoebe wore in the opening episode of season two, which is being re-stocked as I type thanks to high demand.

Now fashion aggregation site Lyst.co.uk has revealed that red dresses have been flying off the virtual shelves, after the (unnamed) main character wears a little floral number to her dad’s wedding in the season finale.

The site reports that searches for red dresses are up 38% over the past couple of weeks, since the end of the show.

The most wanted red floral dresses come courtesy of  Reformation, Self-Portrait and Emilia Wickstead.

Meanwhile, searches for black jumpsuits have gone up by a massive 61%, and the most viewed brands are Asos and Topshop.

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Meghan Markle has influenced this unlikely person’s style

Meghan Markle has influenced this unlikely person’s style


It’s official: no one is immune to the Markle Sparkle. Not even Anna Wintour. The editor-in-chief of Vogue recently admitted that Meghan Markle had inspired her to switch up her trademark tea dresses.

Speaking at Tina Brown’s 2019 Women of the World Summit, she said, ‘I think that’s an entirely personal decision… It’s probably an easier decision to wear the same thing every day and not have to be concerned. Maybe it’s a little bit boring and time to change. I’ve been thinking a lot about suits recently so… thank you to the Duchess of Sussex!’

Milan Fashion Week 2017 Celebrities Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

The fashion journalist also praised the Duchess for breaking the sartorial rules.

‘She’s really bringing modernity to the royal family in a way that is inspiring. I think the image that I have in my mind… the Duchess of Sussex walking down the aisle by herself, that to me was representative of a modern woman,’ she said.

Meghan is known for her bold fashion choices such as wearing suits and daring dresses, which often cause said items to sell out within hours.

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11,000 people have bought these shoes and we want them too

11,000 people have bought these shoes and we want them too


Last week, NET-A-PORTER gave us a sneak peek into the major trends for autumn/winter 2019, including the must-have products they’re stocking up on, based on the most talked-about runway shows, as well as what the NAP customer is buying.

You won’t be surprised to know shoes are high on the list, and while slouchy boots will be big news next season, right now is all about strappy sandals.

According to Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director, over 11,000 people bought naked sandals last season, with The Row’s Bare Leather Sandals being the most popular.

The site has now wisely re-stocked it in several colours, including coral, yellow and white and of course I want them all.

If you’ve already got a pair but are thinking of adding to the collection, the likes LOQ and ATP have interesting takes on the trend.

For those thinking way ahead, the natural progression for AW19 is the square toe. Elizabeth recommends By Far, Gianvito Rossi, Neous and Bottega Veneta for everything from two-tone boots to neutral mules.

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John Lewis can’t keep this trench coat in stock

John Lewis can’t keep this trench coat in stock


Trench coat weather is finally upon us, and if you’re looking for that one piece to invest in, John Lewis has just the one, which is so popular it keeps selling out.

The balloon sleeve midi length coat comes in classic stone, sunflower yellow and aquamarine blue, but the yellow one seems a little more of a hit than the others. having been spotted on influencers like Katherine Ormerod and Kristabel Plummer amongst others.

I particularly like how Katherine has teamed hers with an all-white outfit, though it lends itself well to colour-block too, as seen on Kristabel with her cobalt blue trousers.

Shop now: John Lewis & Partners Elasticated Cuff Trench Coat, Sunflower Yellow for £169 from John Lewis

It looks great when worn open to complement a nice shirt dress or jeans and sweater combo, or simply closed with the nice belt it comes with, which creates a nice hourglass figure.

It’s currently available online in all sized from 8 to 18, which is good news if you’re looking to get in on the action.

 

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Here’s where you can buy Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s epic Fleabag jumpsuit

Here’s where you can buy Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s epic Fleabag jumpsuit


Fleabag‘s devastatingly emotional last episode has now aired, and the show is sadly not coming back, as the genius that is  Phoebe Waller-Bridge is working on other projects such as Killing Eve season two.

But there is a little bit of good news in all of this, because the team at Stylist have discovered where to get Phoebe’s fab jumpsuit, from that explosive first episode.

You know the one: black silk, high neck with a keyhole detail, wide leg trousers. Though you’d be forgiven for being distracted by the bloody nose in that first scene.

Phoebe wears it when she first meets the priest too, so it has a special place in our hearts.

Shop now: Sleeveless Wide Leg Keyhole Jumpsuit With Open Back In Black for £38 from SilkFred

It’s by a brand called SilkFred and will only set you back £38, and is available for pre-order in all sizes from 8 to 14, with stock coming back in on 19th April. According to Stylist, the brand is also looking to add a size 16 too to be more inclusive.

It might not bring the show back, but at least it’ll bring some trademark Fleabag sass to your wardrobe.

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This sell-out Topshop dress now comes in a short version

This sell-out Topshop dress now comes in a short version


Remember the Topshop Austin dress that took social media by storm a mere couple weeks ago and sold out within days? Well I have semi-good news for you.

It’s not quite back in stock (currently only available in a size 6 online), however the high-street store has just launched a mini dress version of it.

The Austin angle sleeve mini is virtually the same as the midi version: it features the keyhole detail at the back and patchwork floral print, but the skirt is of course much shorter.

It launched yesterday and is already selling like hot cakes, so you’ll either have to be fast or go in store to snap this one up.

Shop now: PETITE AUSTIN Floral Print Angel Sleeve Mini Dress for £35 from Topshop

Shop now: AUSTIN Floral Print Angel Sleeve Midi Dress for £39 from Topshop

However this doesn’t mean Topshop won’t re-stock. It has done with previous sell-out products like the satin bias midi skirt, which it brought out in even more colours.

So watch this space.

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The story behind the pearls in Camilla’s anniversary portrait

The story behind the pearls in Camilla’s anniversary portrait


Yesterday marked Charles and Camilla’s 14th wedding anniversary, and for the special occasion, the couple shared a new portrait on the Clarence House Instagram account.

The black and white portrait, shot by Alexi Lubomirski (the photographer behind Harry and Meghan’s engagement portrait), shows the couple smiling at each other.

You can’t see much of the Duchess of Cornwall’s outfit, however royal fans have spotted that it’s the same white floral embroidered Fiona Clare dress she wore to Prince Louis’ christening.

She accessorised it with pearl earrings, and a beautiful pearl and diamond statement necklace. This particular piece is actually one of Camilla’s favourite necklaces of all time, and looking back at pictures of her across the years, you’ll notice she wears it a lot.

It features four strands of pearls, all joined at the centre by a circular diamond clasp. She has been wearing the piece since 2010 (that we know of), so this could well be a present from Prince Charles’ for the couple’s fifth anniversary, though of course this hasn’t been confirmed.

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This is where all the cool Cali girls are shopping

This is where all the cool Cali girls are shopping


I’ve recently come back from LA (not a brag, there is a purpose I promise), and trying tasty brunch places aside, my favourite thing to do there is discovering where all the cool Cali girls are shopping.

Which is how I came upon The Dreslyn, which you might or might not know about already, since it’s already garnered a cool 135k strong following on Instagram.

It’s not a bricks and mortar store, but a carefully curated online store which reflects that minimalist and trans-seasonal aesthetic loads of us secretly aspire to. And whilst the brand is based in LA, it does a global customer base – and the good news is it ships to the UK too.

The Dreslyn was founded by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Brooke Corcia five years ago, with the aim to represent West Coast fashion in a very narrow edit.

Brooke explains, ‘Our whole philosophy is not to be everything to everyone, we try to be inclusive but we’re speaking to a certain type of woman who knows who she is, knows her style and is looking for something she can live in and wear, but who wants to touch on trends and be current and modern but not necessarily chase them. Women dressing for women. ‘

Contemporary brands you can include ATP Atelier, Rejina Pyo and Totême to name a few, and for each one you’re able to shop a minimal collection of 10-15 products, because the Corcias found that’s what works with their customers (‘The more we can focus, the easier it is. No one wants to scroll through eight pages to find a shirt’).

And it works, since 60% of their customers have placed several orders with them, with some shopping a dozen times a year.

And in case you’re after copying that LA style, here are the best-selling items for the season so far:

Raffia/woven styles (hats, bags, footwear)
Pearl jewellery
Jumpsuits
The St. Agni x The Dreslyn exclusive flats
Wedge Sandals from Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Belt Bags
Wide Leg Pants
Snake print accents

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So what next for the brand? The duo plan on launching their own brand on the site, based around the items they know their customers love, with a few extra twists. It should be launching later this year, so watch this space…

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