Be Inspired

Apr 30, 2014

If you have dreams and you are constantly
making excuses, then I urge you to watch this.

This was on Britain's Got Talent a few weeks ago.

When you start watching it, you are probably
thinking exactly what Simon Cowell's face is saying!

DON'T click off before 1:36- this is the turning point
(and you'll miss the fun part ;-)

As always I would love to hear your thoughts

Happy Weekend Lovelies

It's All In The Jeans

Apr 24, 2014

Now here's the thing Girlfriends.
I've always been terrified of wearing white jeans.

Yes, my secret is out.


I always felt it was for the super lithe,
bambi-esque type legs (which I certainly don't have).

I'm not fat, but I am no Eva Longoria.

Also I have always been aware of the white jean
disasters I've seen walking around such as the image below.
Apart from not understanding the fascination with this family,
she just doesn't do white jeans properly for me
(she seems to make everything look trashy-or is that
just my opinion?)

Not a look I wish to emulate
But now I've come to realize that maybe white jeans are
the chic older sister of the blue jean.

Blue jeans are for very relaxed environments
whereas white jeans are more for a smart-casual alternative.

I think they say "I'm a little more sassy
than your average denim wearer".

Michelle Obama is clearly all woman (not waif)
and I think she wears white jeans more than she wears
blue jeans

For me the Queen of White Jeans
has to be Liz Hurley. She's not a stick
insect but I think she gets it right
(and she's more my shape).

I love her Capri version

I think to keep out of "mutton-territory" one needs to avoid 
the sparkles and embroidered spangles that some jeans have.
Also perhaps avoid the ripped versions.

I think if you keep it classic chic paired with plain khaki
black, navy and grey you can't go wrong.

Marilyn Worked it With Black

Three pieces that I think will rock your
white jeans if you are keeping everything else

I would love to hear your views on white jeans in general.
Do you, or don't you?

Now the next job is to find a pair that
flatter and don't make my rear end look like
someones over stuffed sofa!


Happy Birthday VB!!!

Apr 17, 2014

OK, so Mrs B celebrates turning 40 today and there
are so many reasons why I have so much respect for this woman.

She faced some of her harshest critics from the UK, and yet she
just kept her head down and kept on keeping on.

Here are some other reasons I respect here so much.
Don't you think she looks so pretty without the scowl? This is my
fav picture of her.

"Most people never become this successful in their second careers.
She is an exception in every sense of the word-in her personality
in everything"
(Karl Largerfeld)

I love that she could have just sat back, become a
footballers wife and nothing else. But she has really had
to strive to get respected in the fashion world, as everyone
was just waiting for her to fail. She plugged away
for years and now she seems to have reached her pinnacle.
That's a lesson in success if ever I saw one.

Cheryl Cole in VB

"She had an amazing potential that only certain women have-
such as Diane von Furstenberg. ………She is not a designer like me, but
she has something that I don't have; a unique sense of wearing what
she creates, images of which go round the world and sell it!"

(Roland Mouret)

"Don't underestimate her" 
(Anna Wintour)

Jennifer Hudson in VB

"She is spontaneous with a great sense of humor; humble
yet at the same time driven by a healthy ambition. She
is a perfectionist, like everyone who is passionate
about their work"

(Emmanuelle Alt-Editor-in-Chief, Vogue, Paris)

"She is a very sweet woman with a great sense of humor.
You can tell she's passionate about her collections"
(Manolo Blahnik)

Miss "Conscious Uncoupling" in VB

What I personally love about her is that the word "humble" comes up
continuously by people that know her. She has to be one of the most photo
graphed women in the world and yet I have never read of any diva
behavior in any shape or form.

Some say that she knows all the right people hence her success.
I don't agree. You have to do more than "know" the right people,
you have to deliver and she has shown she can deliver through
sheer hard work and fiery ambition.

Oprah wearing VB

She always said she wanted all shapes of women to
wear her clothes and she stayed true to her word.
It wasn't just a marketing ploy

"We're close friends. She's just an amazing woman….
I aspire to be like her some day. She is not
just another celebrity trying to have a clothing line.
She IS fashion and definitely knows what she is talking about"
(Eva Longoria)

Her BFF wearing VB

She recently revealed that she collects crystals to
create positive energy, believes in karma
and works out at 6am five days a week!
(now that is someone disciplined!)
German Vogue in 2010

British Vogue in 2008

"I look at people like Victoria Beckham and 
admire them so much……………I don't know how she
can have four kids the perfect brand and an even
more perfect husband".
(Paris Hilton)

She is certainly like Marmite-you either love
her or hate her. I am going with the former.
She doesn't always get things right. She has
had more than her fair share of fashion blunders,
but haven't we all by the time we get to 40.

I would love to hear your views.

Happy Easter Lovelies

Feeling Fruity

Apr 11, 2014

OK Lovelies, this is not what you are thinking.
Instead it's about the sight of seeing orange everywhere.
orange, marc jacobs, hermés, orange accessories, orange bags
Marc Jacobs Bag and Hermés Cuff

It then occurred to that I don't actually own 
anything in this zesty shade.

Maybe I should be more adventurous with
this color;
 * a color that is said to represent
joy and creativity.

Hermés Scarf
* a color that is said to stimulate an  increase in socialization skills 
and increased oxygen to the brain ( I think I need this
color in my life pronto)

* orange is a word that nothing rhymes with (think about it).

long, dangly hammered silver earrings, summer jewelry, summer earrings,sterling silver dangle earrings

Stunning chandelier earrings 
adorned with madeira Garnets.

* orange is a color associated with summer and the
hot sun but also the color of harvest and autumn.

Gucci, Orange Gucci Python Sandals, Orange Sandals
Gucci Python Ankle Strap Sandals.

As I said I don't own anything orange, but is SO need
these sandals in my life.
Orange Hermés Birkin Bag, Orange bag, Orange Hermés,orange
Hermés Orange Birkin
*Orange is rare in golf apparel

*Celebrity Mario Batali uses orange as his signature color.
Could it be because it is a color that is said to encourage feelings
of hunger and contentment. Which is the reason many
restaurants use this color in their decor.

arge silver double hoop earrings with gemstones, silver chandelier multi-gemstone hoop earrings

Stunning chandelier hoops with light and dark Amethyst
and madeira Garnets. Available here

Do you agree with Mr Sinatra? 
Is Orange the happiest color for you?
If not, what color makes you really happy?

Wishing you all a "fruity" weekend ;-)

This Spring I Wish For You………..

Apr 2, 2014

Well it's officially Spring (so I keep
being told) and apart from the odd day 
here and there (in the UK), it doesn't feel
like it should.

When it arrives it is definitely my most
favorite time of the year.
It's the month of my birthday,
so it always feels like the month of
new beginnings and  new promises
to myself.

I hope it hurries up and arrives and
when it does…...

* I wish for you the amazement of Spring that is 
always better that you dared expect

*I wish for you the desire to throw caution to
the wind and invite your "inner child" back to 
the party (why does that always happen
when the sun is shining?)

* I wish you the delight of seeing seedlings coming to life;
something that looked like an impossibility
when you first planted them

*I wish you the joy of dew on the grass as the sunlight
tries to burst through the morning clouds

*I wish you the joy of finally feeling the
heat of the sun on your skin; a feeling
long forgotten

*I wish you your first bunch of 
gorgeous daffodils; bought by you…..
for you ;-)

* I wish you the  smell of new fragrances that remind you
of  lemon groves in Italy, Orange blossom
from Spain or lavender bouquets from Provence, France.

*I wish you the courage to bear those
legs beneath pretty tea dresses 

Dress: Oasis

*I wish you the joy of making time to just
sit………..and be.

Spring in New York's Central Parl

* I wish you the joy of all things zingy
and citrusy.

* I wish you the fun of shedding
all dark and practical footwear for
fun, frivolous and totally impractical ;-)

Gucci sandals, green Gucci sandals, summer sandals, Gucci ankle strap sandals

* I wish you the joy of  lovely accessories;
accessories that remind you of Spring all
year round.

green jewelry, green gemstone ring, contemporary rings,green earrings, green gemstone earrings
OK, we may not all have those legs, but we can compensate with sparkles ;-)
Earrings here
Ring here

What most excites you about Spring lovely ladies?