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After the design of the ‘Happy and Glorious’ Queen’s Diamond Jubilee limited edition Lyle’s Golden Syrup by Tate & Lye, the brand decided to have created a Halloween inspired design.

Keeping in-line with the existing packaging design the iconic arch-shaped graphics, lettering style and Victorian detailing remains, whilst the logo has been replaced with the phrase ‘Trick or Treacle’.

Taking the brief a little further, the packaging also extends out to three different designs – giving great stand-out on the shop floor and adding a sense of collectability.  In Addition, once the treacle has been consumed, the pumpkin head can turned into trick or treat collection tins or even tea light holders.

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Victoria by Victoria Beckham comes to Harvey Nicks!  On Monday Victoria’s sister label graced the floors of the famous Knightsbridge department store to offer customers a slightly more affordable design to her main line range.  Compared to her more expensive designs, the dresses are all-together more colourful, more girly, youthful and have emulate an air 60s style.

For the launch, Victoria teamed up with the fashion illustrator and filmaker Quentin Jones to create a totally quirky window display.  The duo took the designed cat and moon motifs, plus the scalloped prints featured on the clothes to dress up these windows.  And it didn’t stop there…they have also installed mini TV screens into the walls so passers-by can take a peek at a video of the collection.

And don’t worry you won’t miss the cat theme, as on the shop floor you will see mannequins modelling both the beautiful dresses and their dream like cat heads.

I would personally love to own the Patch Pocket dress and the Printed Button dress, but unfortunately these elegant designs don’t come cheap.  Starting from £500, I think I’ll need to save or ask my boss for a large bonus, before I can even consider buying one of these great dresses…!

Love.M.xxx

Oooo hello new Whistles Spring / Summer 2012!

I got a sneak peek of Whistles new collection the other day and I am happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed.  The beautifully tailored silk suits in fresh vibrant colours, the bold print outfits and the pretty laced dresses…I just can’t decide which item I want the most!

Now I have a confusion! I am semi-obsessed with Whistles and if I could, I would so kit my whole wardrobe out with their clothes, accessories, bags…you name it…I could I would have it all!  And to honest, if you had the opportunity to wear these clothes everyday, wouldn’t you wake up happy all the time.

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I love it when the high street brings out a new season collection that is not just bang on trend, but affordable too!  To be honest I’ve never been one to shop in Primark, not because I’m a brand snob…far from it, but because it never crossed my mind to pop in.  However after seeing the Primark Spring / Summer 2012 collection, I’m definitely going to brace myself for a visit to the March Arch store.  Just need to decide what I want more…is it the soft pastel trousers, or the bold printed tops or maybe even the pretty feminine dresses!!!  However with their collection starting from £8…I don’t think I’ll need to pick just one 🙂Primark-2012Love.M.xxx

It was the event of 2011…the excitement, the atmosphere…the dress!  Everyone remembers where they were the day Kate Middleton walked down that opulent aisle wearing that amazing ivory dress!

Kate-Middleton-wedding-dressHolding our breath in anticipation we all grasped and ooooed as she got out of the car.  Looking like a vision of loveness, she emulated grace and beauty with a touch of vintage class!  And now the dress is in the running for the Design of the Year Award 2012

Designed by Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton, the dress is in the running to scoop a top design prize.  This beautiful dress will have stiff competition as it’s up against another McQueen creation as well as a piece from designer Vivienne Westwood.

Fingers crossed that this momentous dress is crowned the winner

Love.M.xxx

We all know that advertising and mass media portrays a somewhat rosy tinted view of body image perfection.  But the truth is from time to time, we are all sucked into this fake truth!

Flicking through our glossy magazines, we have all had our moments of envy…wishing that our thighs were that slim and cellulite free, that our hair was that glossy, and we too had spot free porcelain skin.  But the true is…those beautiful models just don’t look that perfect in real life and the majority of them have been photoshoped to an inch of their lives!

But where is the proof I hear you cry.  Well thanks to a great video by the filmmarker  Jesse Rosten you can now see exactly how it’s done.  And have a good old giggle in the process!!

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

My favourite quote: “Why eat healthy and exercise when you can just look like you do?,” – I say bye bye to the new year’s resolution and hello ‘Fotohop’ 🙂

Love.M.xxx

It looks like pretty pastels are back to grace our wardrobes this Spring/Summer 2012.

Personally I love pastel shades, from the cornflower blues to the lemon yellows, these shades definitely emulate the season and add a touch of feminity to pretty much any look.  And how could you not when these are the styles coming out of the catwalks…

And don’t worry you don’t need deep pockets to look this good! The high streets have already started to introduce some great pieces in their collections.

So whether you want to be top to toe in pastels or just want to investigate in a few key pieces – this look can be done by all.  But just make sure you pick the right colour and shade, as even the most beautiful person, can look washed out!

Love.m.xxx