Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Anyone who knows me knows that I am totally batty for a bit of blue jean! So for moi and for millions of you guys out there 2013 is set to be our year (yay)!! The catwalks have been inundated with a plethora of various shades in all fabrics from chambray to hard wearing denim.

Vintage Wrangler shirt / Available at DollsMaison
Marc Jacobs Resort 2013....Loving the printed denim!
Balmain Resort 2013....I must say I absolutely LOVE this chambray look! OK I'm just going to come out and say it, if I had the means I would wear Balmain every day of my life!
Vintage Christian Lacroix denim shirt / Available at DollsMaison
For many of you out there, you're probably wondering, 'well...what's the difference between chambray and denim?'; good quesh people! Well, although similar in many ways for instance both are made from cotton and are blue in colour which can vary and both are considered to be coarse fabrics. Chambray is lighter in texture and was used in the 60's as the fabric of choice for work shirts, whereas denim was used for making hard wearing work trousers and jeans. Ladies were very rarely seen wearing these fabrics, oh how the times have changed!

Denim may be hot right now but what about ramping it up a notch and going full on denim, on denim, on denim?...

Britney & Justin: Urrrggh a double denim disaster!
For some, the double denim look (aka the Texas tuxedo) is a cardinal sin! Step forward Britney and Justin! But by the looks of it it seems to be making a significant comeback with the likes of Balmain & Marc Jacobs championing the look in their Resort 2013 collections. I guess if you step away from the denim jean and jacket combo and experiment with shirts and denim cut offs it could look quite cool... But the question is will the look filter through the High Street and into your wardrobes? The jury's still out for me on that one.


Balmain Resort 2013
I'd wear double denim all the time if it looked like that on me too!
Miu Miu Spring 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013


Keira Knightley in Emerald Burberry Prorsum
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 Kickback Lace Trench Coat
Emerald green lace pencil skirt / Available here
Ever since Pantone, the worldwide global authority on colour, declared emerald green to be THE colour of 2013, I've been spying it literally everywhere!! Top couture designers such as Vera Wang, Elie Saab and Burberry Prorsum have gone crazy over this hue, Celeb-ville has also embraced this colour like a duck to water and so have we! Not to say that khaki isn't a great shade (those military hues have served us well for the past few seasons), but step aside general....your younger, fresher sister is stepping out from behind your shadow and is set to take the fashion world by storm! 

Charlize Theron in Stella McCartney jumper
Emerald & black jumper / Available here
Emerald green roll neck jumper / Available here
Emerald & black flower knit jumper / Available here
The emergence of emerald reminds me of a spring fresh, organic, eco alternative to the duller shades we've gotten so used to throughout 2012, conjuring images of vibrant and radiant lush pastures this hue is perfect for the introduction of Spring 2013. Not only does it scream well-being, balance and harmony, renewal and rejuvenation it also looks fantastic on a plethora of skin tones, also it will undoubtedly fit in well with the sea blues we're sure to be seeing later on in Spring.

Lady Gaga in Valentino leather trench coat & Christian Louboutin Daffodile platform heels
Sportmax Spring 2013
Emerald green leather trousers / Available here

Zoe Saldana in Louis Vuitton trousers
Green silk trousers / Available here
Fearful of looking more Princess Fiona (Shrek) than fashion forward? Why not opt for accents like a bag or eye shadow to ease you in, not so out there but just as hot!

RiRi sporting gorgeous emerald cat eyes
Mrs Jolie-Pitt (or so I hear!) rocking some stunning emerald bling
Poppy Delevingne carrying an enviable green suede Chanel Boy Bag
Emerald green handbag / Available here
*sidebar* Is it just me or does anybody else want to emigrate to sunnier climes and take a dip in the clearest seas you've ever seen and take a troll in the lushest gardens?!

Check out our ASOS Boutique for some other great pieces in this season biggest colour.