Party-Perfect Dress

Christmas Party Dresses are a must-have in any winter wardrobe and this year, they are looking better than ever.

Whether you fancy sequins, love a feathered style or have been dying to try the metallic trend, there’s never been a better time to snap-up a new style.

Why not take a twist on your old LBD with this couture-worthy fusion of color and pattern that you will be able to reinvent time and again?

Marco de Vincenzo Wave dress

Proenza Schouler Metallic Leather sandals

Mary Katrantzou MVK black cross body handbag

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Sky blue

A colour that we all will already own and feel comfortable in, blue – whether in shades of sky, cobalt, navy or aqua – is a hue easy to pull off and feel feminine in.

With this in mind, here is an example of how to wear it…

Alexander Wang silk-crepe shirt dress

T by Alexander Wang Bonded textured-leather biker jacket

Acne Studios Tillie leather sandals
Marc by Marc Jacobs blue sunglasses

Links of London sterling silver sweetie bracelet and Zanzibar wide bangle

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Turquoise Predilection

As far as colours go, there are only few as flattering as turquoise. Anyone can wear it well. Here is how do turquoise to stay ahead of the style pack. Hope you like it!

3.1 Phillip Lim Chevron back silk dress
Emilio Pucci two tone blue tone blue fold-over zipped clutch
Le Specs+ Craig & Karl Houdini round-frame polycarbonate sunglasses
Surface to Air Ela V1 platform sandals

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Peachy Summer Corals

If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with colour combinations is a perfect way to liven up your wardrobe. Today I have combed peach and brown. The soft pastel-hued peach gives off a summery and feminine vibe and when combined with the neutral, yet sturdy brown, creates outfits that are both chic and perfectly balanced.

Vince cap sleeve silk dress (old season)

Alexander Wang Clara Amaretto Sandals

Mary Katrantzou MVK cross body handbag

Limited Edition Holly Fulton Magnum Inspired Necklace – If you fancy winning the necklace and getting a free, freshly-dipped, personalised Magnum follow the link: www.pleasurestore.mymagnum.co.uk

Fendi Havana tortoiseshell oversized shades

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Rinaree Fashion Show – The London Capital Club

We are at this time of the year again when the Christmas parties are on the cards and we are all looking forward to the December festivities ahead. In this spirit, I headed to the fabulous Rinaree launch and fashion show organised by The London Capital Club in the heart of the City the other week.

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I wore this Bastyan Danae Drape Dress in Ginger hue in a vibrant stretch silk and Alexander Wang Racketeer Sling small calf hair shoulder bag and Sam Edelman Ria black suede ankle boots. I complemented the outfit with rose gold accessories; Fendi Bangle and Michael Kors watch.

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Upon arrival, I was greeted with champagne and hors d’oeuvres and the rest of the evening flowed with beautiful designs showcased by gorgeous models.

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Rinaree is a prolific collaboration between Marina Richards and Yana Gafurova, a mother-daughter duo who design stupendous couture evening and wedding gowns with a fresh perspective on fashion and style.

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Marina Richards is the designer of the entire Rinaree range, with over 25 years of fashion experience, working with top London designers she makes sure her designs are quintessentially unique, instinctively knowing what the client wants.

Yana Gafurova, who I met personally at the show, is a Central Saint Martins’ offspring, where she majored in jewellery. Striving for perfection, both mother and daughter balance their life experiences and individuality, bringing the best out of the creative trio: couture, art and fashion.

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The show wowed with the beauty of uniquely individual designs, fabulous fabrics and understated colour schemes.

My absolute favourite was this interchangeable silver skirt and corset.

The corset itself was made using the traditional 19th century techniques, with French lace, organza and hand-beading and gemstone details, it was absolutely stunning!
Definitely, the winner of the night!

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I absolutely adored this blue dress, made of three layers of French lace, applied directly to a silk net base stretched on the mannequin. All fabrics used by Rinaree are natural and originate from Italy and France.

What an extraordinary work of art!

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I had a chance to chat to other bloggers and designers who celebrated Rinaree’s launch, exchanging ideas and fashion tips!

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What a glamorous evening that was!

Aggie
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Bloggers Love Hub Event – Kanaloa Club – 17th November

Some of you might know that as a VIB, I have been been attending Bloggers Love Hub events every Monday this November. The evenings are organised by Danielle from Bloggers Love at Kanaloa Club in London and here is a short cover of last week’s event…
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I opted for MARNI silk dressSam Edelman Ria suede ankle boots and accessorised with JAEGER quilted leather handbag.
There was a certain degree of familiarity as I caught up with my fellow bloggers Natasha Kundi, Krissie Rogers and Amy Blaker.

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As always, I got to meet and chat with a number of brands about their products, designs ranges.
Slendertone is one of these brands I know very well.
I have been using their products for a while and I strongly believe they work well when used on a regular basis.

I had a chance to talk to Slendertone‘s Marketing Manager Charlotte Cordell about their new product called Slendertone Face. It aims at keeping the facial muscles healthy, increasing circulation ad progressively reducing the signs of ageing, restoring youthful shape of your face. I am certainly up for trying!

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Another intriguing brand I met was Pure Gold Collagen. I have heard of them in the past but never actually used the product so as I was chatting to Natasha Anne Kelleher and Tania Verrillo from MINERVA Research Labs that developed the product, it was a perfect opportunity to find out what the collagen drink tastes like! And it is very good, indeed!

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Pure Gold Collagen is the pioneer liquid beauty supplement within UK, inspired by the leading Japanese technology that nourishes skin from the inside out, targeting the visible signs of ageing associated with collagen loss.

I am a huge fan of all the technological news and novelty products so meeting with Slendertone and Minerva Research Labs was really exciting.

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I loved Colour Chase Cosmetics – “Make up for the dreamers”. They offer the most amazing array of quality bright coloured lipsticks and eye makeup. I can’t want to try them out!

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Moving onto the fashion and jewellery scene – I must mention Matthew Calvin – London based contemporary jewellery designer.

I love the way every piece is handmade and complemented with the minimalist glass and cork packaging. Very urban and oozing downtown cool.

I particularly liked Screw Top Studs, Lightweight Rings in rose gold and wide point ring in silver. Matthew Calvin is all about clean lines with modern edge, fine materials and underlying femininity. I can imagine his designs would go well with one of my favourite fashion designers – Alexander Wang. I can certainly see some common denominators…

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Another brand I liked was Zuzka Natural Beauty  –  100% natural cosmetics, free from harsh detergents and synthetic ingredients that could be tolerated by sensitive skin. Zuzka, which means Susan in Slovakian, offers a range of products made only from certified organic herbs, plants & flowers so perfect for allergy prone and troubled skin!

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I also had a chance to chat with a brand that has been on the market for the last 15 years – Hiffas Da Terra that offers organic products made of mushrooms! As unorthodox as it initially sounds, I have tried their organic soaps and they are wonderful! I am yet to try out the anti-ageing serum!

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This biotechnology company is committed to their green philosophy and created of the first gourmet mycological product range, combining sustainability, ecology and profitability. Definitely worth checking out!

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 Ndulge is a brand that offers scented and unscented handmade, organic skincare products including soaps, bath and skin care products to suit any mood, all beautifully packaged. My favourite was the heart shaped Christmas scented hand cream.

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I also met with Sumayah Deria who showcased a range of evening womenswear.

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Bow Boutique also featured some of their colourful designs.

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Shopping for party shoes or evening bangles? Check out Mifani’s perfect party accessories that make any outfit stand out.

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And finally, the brilliant fashion show from Koyawo featuring twelve evening outfits from their recent collection.

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