Maybe it’s the endless onslaught of summer hen dos or the fact that I’ve started looking to Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods for career inspiration, but hot pink has made a resurgence on my fashion radar.
From raspberry to fuchsia, the girly shade is making a comeback in time for autumn/winter but luckily it also looks right at home in heatwave season.
I recently bought this hot pink chiffon wrap dress from Asos and I remembered how well pink works when worn head to toe.
So I raided the cosmetics closet (yep, got one of those now) and rediscovered a previously loved Nail’s Inc shade, Shoreditch, which looked suitably glam and glossy after two coats.
A slick of Mac dazzleglass in Love Alert and I was pretty in pink, sparking a renewed interest in a shade that’s equally loved and loathed in fashion circles.
My current penchant for statement jewellery has led to an obsession with the new Sarah Angold for Freedom at Topshop collection.
The diffusion range from the east London-based designer features trademark sculptural pieces in her distinctive art deco meets ’60s-style science fiction fashion.
Colourful acrylic jewellery at high street prices is always a winner but some of these styles err on the pricey side (£65) so worth working out which is your favourite and investing wisely.
If, like me, you live your life according to the stars then this range from Charlotte Olympia will be music to your horoscope-loving ears.
The Cosmic Collection from the creative shoe and accessory designer features starsign appropriate bags and shoes for each sign of the zodiac.
As an Aries, I’m loving the pillarbox red Birthday Shoes and Pandora Clutch featuring a gold hand-painted enamel ram, embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Each piece comes with a Charlotte Olympia horoscope book so there is no doubt left as to what your shoes and bag say about you! The high heels and even higher expectations description doesn’t sound like me at all… honest!
With every sign of the zodiac covered, there’s something for everyone – even the cash-conscious Capricorns and detail-driven Virgos out there.
Shop the Charlotte Olympia Cosmic Collection at Matches Fashion
Getting paint splatters on your latest designer handbag would usually be a disaster, but not so for Lulu Guinness.
The eccentric bag designer, whose creations are almost synonymous with pop art lips, has unveiled a paint-splattered collaboration with digital artist Joseph Steele.
The limited edition collection comprises 180 unique clutch bags, each signed and numbered by Steele and Lulu. Featuring a unique paint splatter design created by an innovative paint explosion technique, each ‘Hug and Hold’ clutch is an authentic piece of artwork as well as a practical clutch bag. No, really!
Priced at £295 and available in black, stone and red, this limited edition bag is perfect for carrying your ipad, purse and essential red lipstick in style. True story.
Choose from ‘In the red’, ‘I see a black bag and I want it painted red’ and ‘Paint the town red’:
|In the red
| I see a black bag and I want it painted red
|Paint the town red
Rainbow Room International lived up to its reputation as Scotland’s premiere hair salon with some star styling at this year’s T in the Park festival.
There was only one hairstyle worth talking about at the weekend and that was blonde bombshell Rita Ora’s new blue dip dye do.
The Rainbow Room team were responsible for creating Rita’s daring new hair colour, which certainly helped ensure she was a standout on the stage at this year’s event.
|Rita Ora with the Rainbow Room International team at T in the Park
When I used to work closer to the city centre, and had more time and money to visit regularly, I would often go into the Rainbow Room salon on Buchanan Street. The lovely Siobhan worked tirelessly to achieve the platinum blonde colour I loved while making sure my hair was on the road to recovery after several years of bleach abuse. So I’m sure Rita’s hair was in very safe hands at T in the Park!
If you fancy emulating Ms Ora’s blue dip dye locks, try the suggestions below:
With rock star credentials and more than a passing resemblance to Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger is fast becoming a blonde with real ambition.
Fresh from getting the ‘London look’ in Rimmel’s high profile cosmetic campaigns, the gap-toothed model also stars in the latest Hudson jeans campaign.
Previous shots from the Instagram-themed #LETYOURSELFGO campaign are very British and very London.
Being a former north London girl myself, I love the Abbey Road Studios and Camden Market backdrops. NW8 and NW1 will always be special postcodes for me and these shots remind me why.
The latest instalment of #LETYOURSELFGO features Georgia May and hunky male friend enjoying an energetic trampoline session, accessorised with a Union Jack flag and Hudson jeans of course.
I’m on the lookout for a new shoulder bag and they don’t come much prettier than this red leopard print ponyskin creation by Valentino. Featuring gold pyramid studding and a platinum finish chain strap, you certainly get your moneysworth from The Lock’s hefty pricetag. At £1465 it’s not cheap but it is beautiful. Amazing!
Valentino The Lock Bag, £1465, Matches Fashion