When boho luxe was in its Sienna Miller-style heyday ten years ago, Sass & Bide was the label to lust after. I remember trawling Net a Porter during sale time in the hope of finding a discounted tie-dye beach dress. Along with every other Ibiza-bound boho wannabe that summer.
Since then, the Australian label’s dropped off my radar and I no longer dream of looking slinky in their floaty frocks and skinny Sienna-style jeans. Though perhaps I should now that Suki Waterhouse is the latest face of the brand.
The model and actress, currently Bradley Cooper’s date of choice, styled herself in the latest Sass & Bide campaign featuring lines from their autumn/winter ’13 Wintergate collection.
Shot against an enviable backdrop of a hip brownstone building in New York City, the blonde model turns muse for Sass & Bide and makes the look a bit more current, for me anyway. And judging by these shots the Sass & Bide look is way more hip than hippie these days, who knew?
My favourite images are the minimalistic interior shots where Suki looks like a grunge princess with dishevelled blonde locks. All the shots were taken by Andrew de Francesco, whose previous campaigns include Rebecca Minkoff and Ralph Lauren.
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It’s hard to believe that Michelle Williams started her acting career in ’90s teen drama Dawson’s Creek, especially when you look at the latest shots of her in Louis Vuitton’s new campaign.
The Creek kids never had the edge when it came to style, opting for a uniform of checked shirts and stonewash jeans as they played out a series of melodramas in the backwaters of America.
But Michelle’s character Jen Lindley at least promised some fashion moments, with too-tight sweaters and flirty babydoll dresses we can only assume she’d managed to smuggle in her suitcase from her time living in New York.
The luxury label has latched onto the blonde bombshell’s early on-screen grunge roots for the autumn/winter 2013 shots, with Michelle’s first major fashion campaign featuring a strong ’90s vibe.
With the minimal styling and striking makeup, Michelle’s more reminiscent of early ’90s Madonna than ’50s starlet Marilyn Monroe, whom she recently morphed into for her lead role in My Week With Marilyn.
The overly-monogrammed Louis Vuitton collections certainly need an injection of cool after becoming synonymous with WAG meets Essex style. Judging by these shots, Michelle might just be the girl to do it.
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
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.