Tag Archives: Selfridges

Lanvin Porcelain dolls: Who says big girls can’t play?

21 Jan

Mr Alber Elbaz clearly begs to differ, even though he proposes a different kind of play. One that includes collecting limited edition Miss Lanvin dolls.

Designed by the beloved designer himself in collaboration with Chinese craftsman Franz, the collection features 800 pieces of 6 doll designs each season. All in hand decorated porcelain mixed with varying materials.

Prices range from $435 to $610 with the newest season at the highest price. This will make a brilliant (perhaps Valentines?) gift for any fashion + art inclined collector.

They are a genius work of art and intensely reflect that fun yet über chic Lanvin aesthetic. No big surprise though, the fruit never falls too far from the tree. I selected 10 of my favourite below.

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You can only purchase the dolls from the Lanvin online store and Selfridges.

 

Credits: Trendland.net, Lanvin.com

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Love, Want, Need: Spring 2011 Style Pieces

11 Jan

Spring 2011 fashion has started hitting stores, with all the last season sales fever dwinding down.

I am especially loving the electric colour – pinks, blues, orange, green, think colours of the rainbow almost –  and 70s inspired trends – wide leg pants, wedges, wide brim hats. It’s going to be fun for fashion, already looking forward to all the street style pics.

I’ve just made an early pick of my (mainly designer) faves, watch this space for high street alternatives of these trends.

Anglomania_Square top blouse_£200

Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood Square top blouse £200

 

Yves Saint Laurent_Tribute patent-leather sandals_£550

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute patent-leather sandals   £550
Current_Elliott_The High Rise Bell flared jeans_£170

Current/Elliott_The High Rise Bell flared jeans_£170

Equipment_Power Ballad washed silk-satin shirt_£230

Equipment Power Ballad washed silk-satin shirt £230

Givenchy_Woven leather wedges_£945

Givenchy Woven leather wedges £945

Asos_Catarzi Felt Floppy Hat_£30

Asos Catarzi Felt Floppy Hat £30

Lanvin_Satin-jersey wrap-front dress_£1200

Lanvin Satin-jersey wrap-front dress £1200

Check out Selfridges,  Net-a-porter and Asos for the featured items.

These are a few of my favourite shopping spots…

2 Dec

Both Online and Brick n Mortar, I love each of these stores for different reasons, some for clothes, some for shoes, some for accessories, some for a bit of everything. Let’s talk about the ones that stand out the most for me.

For the most unique, one of a kind, whimsical dresses and spunky tees/blouses, Anthropologie is the place to go. All set in a romantic, fairy tale/art gallery style store, complete with artsy design books doubling as props.

All Saints has a dark, brooding, mysterious feel to it but the clothes in there are a design wonder. Given how much I have a penchant for complex, draping, wrap round styles, and the colour black, my love for All Saints is justified. I’d put some bright lights in the store though.

Freedom by Topshop is arguably the best high street accessories brand, always avant garde, always on trend and frequently adding new lines. The massive Topshop store on Oxford circus has an accessories wonderland on the ground floor, boutique style with a range of brands to choose from. You’ll get almost all you need for accessories on that floor, not only from the Freedom line but from several other brands. I especially love the exquisite Orelia and ethnic-style Made collections.

For stores/malls I could totally live in, it has to be Forever 21, Selfridges and Bicester Village.

Forever 21 has the best basics, several styles of tees and an eclectic collection of clothing styles. Everything from sportswear to outerwear to party wear, all under one roof and at the best prices for remarkable quality.

Bicester is a quaint, chic village where you can get the best designer bargains in the best possible conditions, no clothes all over the floor, no long lines or crowds falling over themselves, just row after row of gorgeous designer discounts in posh white bungalows.

There are dozens of great online stores but no one does it like Net-a-porter for high end designer items. Asides from the having a vast collection of your favourite designers, they offer the very best styling/how to wear it tips I’ve ever seen on an online store. That’s more than enough reason to visit.

For shoes, it’s Office, Kurt Geiger and largely Asos, Aldo is also great for classic, work shoes, ballet flats and them some. And oh, i love Zara shoes, they’ve got the sleekest, polished high heels, perfect for the luxe ladylike look. Selfridges at Oxford Circus also has to take the cake for shoes, I mean they’ve got the biggest shoe gallery in the world. With 4,000 shoes of every brand imaginable on display at any given time, what more can a girl ask for?

 

 

And the historic shoe gallery buzz is on

29 Sep

Selfridges has made shoe history with the biggest shoe department in the world. Created by award-winning architect Jamie Fobert, the store has six galleries, 11 boutiques from the world’s most iconic shoe brands and one hanging garden. Tons and tons of brands from All Saints to Ann Demeulemeester, Birkenstock to Balmain, Converse to Chloe and fashion favourites Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Dior, Gucci and the list goes on. At any one time, the store will have 55,000 shoes in stock and 4,000 shoes on display from over 150 brands.

And to make the buzz even ‘buzzier’, Selfridges has introduced the Shoeperhero who ‘spends his days and nights fighting crimes against shoes – fixing cracked pavements, broken heels, and soothing blisters.’ Really cute!

Selfridges Shoe Gallery 'Shoeperhero'

You can find him online at selfridges.com or better still, meet him when you visit this shoe planet.

35,000 square feet full of Shoes? Yezzir!

17 Sep

Now this is one juicy bit of news worth taking a break from NYFW for. Selfridges launched the world’s biggest shoe hall yesterday night. Second floor of the uber stylish mall, home to 55,000 shoes, 150 brands and 11 designer boutiques, representing all the desirable designer names in shoes. Yeah, you guessed, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel plus high street brands, all spread out over 35,000 square feet…are you drooling yet? LOL! It opens to the public on 23rd September, can’t wait!

Love the hot pink chaise lounge

Who wouldn't wanna try on shoes here?