maxi dresses
Maxi dresses flooded the high street a few years ago and fashion-hungry shoppers starting snapping them up left, right and centre. These flowing creations are stylish, flattering AND comfortable. There aren’t many high-fashion items that can claim to be all three, so you’ll be glad to hear they are making a dramatic comeback this summer!

Bold Block Colours
If you want to make a statement, wearing a bright pink maxi dress is an excellent way to do so. Maxi dresses are a fashion statement in themselves, something which is especially true for such a fluorescent creation, so minimal accessorising is needed! Hassle-free and easy on your finances, a bold block colour is a great way to shine as brightly as the sun as the warmer months approach. Available in a range of colours from electric blue to beautiful burgundy, you are not short of choice when it comes to making a selection from this season’s maxi dresses!

Graphic Prints
To turn heads when you sashay in a room in your gorgeous maxi dress, go graphic! There are plenty of ways to do this: from animal prints to distinctive shapes creating a statement graphic fabric, there are loads to choose from. These can come with additional detailing, such as a smart collar for a tailored finish and with banded detail to the waist that flatters your figure.

Back to Black
You will radiate class and sophistication in a stunning black maxi dress, whether you opt for plain black and jazz it up with a few choice accessories, or go for a creation with eye-catching detailing on the skirt. Black maxis come with a range of stunning add-ons, such as shimmering embellished detail on the waist that accentuates the smallest part of your body. Black is flattering in itself: not only is it slimming, it is also a timeless classic and never goes out of fashion!

Embellished
A great way to stand out from the crowd is by opting for an embellished maxi dress. A floor-sweeping maxi makes a bold fashion statement as it is, but embellishment gives it that extra oomph. You can choose from a more subtle jewel embellished halter or go all out and invest in a heavily embellished skirt garnished with thousands of beads and sequins that shimmer for a glamorous evening look.

Matthew Williamson LFW Runway
Matthew Williamson might hate the label, but boho luxe is his golden ticket, and he delivered this season with billowing maxi dresses. Besides the clothes themselves, the fact that he chose the Battersea Power Station as his backdrop put him very near and dear to my heart.

Inspired by the idea of being shipwrecked, Williamson’s girl would be lucky enough to wear an urban wardrobe teeming with easy-to-wear items, sprinkled with his trademark embellishment and girlish charm. The tailored pieces mark a new string to Williamson’s bow, but it’s still the dresses where he really gets into his stride. View Post

Alice Temperley London NYFW Runway
Showing both her high-end namesake line, Temperley London, and her newish diffusion line, Alice by Temperley, Brit-tastic designer Alice Temperley called on larger-than-life European characters – Queen Guinevere and Marie Antoinette – and gave their wardrobes a modern twist.

The more worked and luxurious Temperley line featured gothic-tinged dresses and separates in tough leather, soft ruffles, and wildcat prints, all in dramatic silhouettes and paired with metal and leather harnesses. A hooded metallic dress reminiscent of chain mail took the King Arthur theme to its most literal.

More light and airy was the younger and more accessible Alice line, which was spun from Antoinette’s taste for decadence and romance. Girly, cool-girl pieces included slouchy trousers, skirts, and overalls in white and pale pink, billowing hand-embroidered blouses and maxi-dresses, and classic toile du Jouy prints slapped on playsuits. Many of the looks were finished with adorable studded hip belts with attached coin purses that we want very badly.

Overall, both of Temperley’s collections were extremely original and completely covetable. View Post

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson is reportedly in negotiations to judge the 2011 season of American Idol and has met with the producers several times. The show is due to have a huge overhaul and claims to be making a big announcement at its event at the 2010 Television Critics Association Press Tour this coming Monday.

I know I would be watching with Cheryl Cole-like anticipation as far as fashion choices would go. The Price of Beauty creator is routinely criticised for poor wardrobe choices and I’m sure would light up the world of fashion blogs in one way or another.

Mid-slew of unflattering maxi dresses and shapeless workut gear, I recently fell completely in love with an outfit she wore while traipsing New York City (seen below). She’s wearing Ralph Lauren Ricky Sunglasses in Black, the Christian Dior Chri Chri Shopping Bag, the Yves Saint Laurent Essentiel Rivet Sandals, a Prada Gathered Shoulder Blouse and a Linea Pelle Pyramid Studded Hip Belt in Black.

Jessica Simpson