Category Archives: Designer Highlight
House of Maffia were invited down by Cici PR & Events to the Blue Bella press day at the decadent surroundings of Home House for a private party. Greeted at the members house we were taken to the intimate bar for a complimentary glass of house wine, which set the tone of the intimate event.
Introduced to Blue Bella’s CEO and Founder Emily Bendell we were taken around the room and given a sneek preview of next season’s collections.
Featuring in the collection are top quality, affordable ranges of lucious lingerie, lounge wear and lovestuff products. The top sellers were highlighted and new lines and products introduced.
Blue Bella Grace in Ivory – Bra £25 Briefs £15
Blue Bella Helena in Oyster & Black – Bra £22 Briefs £12
Blue Bella Forget Me Not – Bra £30 Briefs £ 16/ Blue Bella Empress – Bra £29 Briefs £15
Celebrities in attendance included Lisa Maffia, Lizzie Cundy, Louisa Lytton, Melissa Walton, We played some party games which included getting to steal beautifully wrapped blue parcels from others with a correct answer when quizzed about Blue Bella and won some gifts to take home as well as some delightful celebrity & press bags full of Blue Bella goodies.
With prices very reasonable there is something for everyone what ever your level of adventure. All featured products will be available through their team of Blue Bella consultants and online at www.bluebella.com from September onwards.
For more information or to purchase visit www.bluebella.com
By Selina Dyer
Images courtesy of Cici PR
Most people know how I feel about Beyoncé…It’s a love/hate relationship! BUT I MUST say that I LOVED the styling of the video and I do like the track…
So here’s the run down on what she wore.
1. A red Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2010 dress with embroidered gold detail and thigh-high, gold-heeled Alexander McQueen Grinling Gibbons, same collection.
2. She shakes up her booty in a black Norma Kamali fringed garment with a Giuseppe Zanotti golden harness and black bustier, continuing the fringe down to some Alexander Wang heels.
3. A quick glimpse of the white Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 Couture gown.
4. All slow motion in the dark Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 Couture outfit with a tailcoat and heavy cut-outs.
5. With the car in flames behind her, she gets into an mini Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2011 turtleneck dress and gold-mirrored Gareth Pugh ankle boots.
6. Then during the dance break, she breaks out the gold-embroidered Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2010 yellow dress paired with studded and feathered Sergio Rossi Gladiator boots.
7. Then finally, Emilio Pucci number two; a long-sleeved goddess gown in green with a thigh-high split and sequined sleeve from Fall/Winter 2011.
Get The Look For Less
Spring is here! No? Not convinced by the sunshine we’ve had over the past couple of days? Come guys have some faith… think sun GET sun!
This Spring is all about bold bright colours; with lace also popping up in many SS11 runway shows.
This red lace dress seen on the runway as part of Erdem’s SS11 collection is absolutely stunning! Luckily for us we can get this look for a fraction of the price! The Vera Moda Cardinal Dress is available at USC for only £35
Head on over to http://www.usc.co.uk and grab yourself a bargain! Wear this dress to a special dinner date, or add a pair of skinny jeans and kitten heels and you have a cute little outfit for the bar.
Smooches, love and fabric dolls xxx
By J’ara Ami
This season, indulge your fun side with a splash of bright block orange. Never having previously been a fan of the colour (carrots, marigolds, and orange jumpsuits – can I really be blamed?), but with some of our favourite designers using it in their collections, it was only a matter of time before I began to view orange in whole new light.
For inspiration on how to wear orange accordingly, check out the following designer looks for this season:
(Moral of the story: don’t be afraid to colour clash).
By Lily Niu
Everybody is a jewel Established in 2007, Jewel Clothing represents a new fresh and innovative brand within the UK fashions industry. Well known for unusual shapes, colours and patterns both designers have proved that they are not ‘afraid to experiment with combinations of style.’
Desperately wanting to pursue their fashion dreams, both Lyande Kaikai and Julia Omoarukhe took that exciting risk in the fast paced industry by successfully providing this collection. With their incongruous colours and stylish cuts, the tailored garments leave the broad room in vivid splendour.
In this collection they have both managed to uniquely create ‘beautifully handmade, one-off garments’ leaving clients confident and sexy. After seasons of dramatic colours, this new approach of using outrageous colours is the boldest statement yet. As they present their latest creation, jewel clothing has also productively made a rapid recognition within the fashion globe. Exhibiting their garments at the world’s largest fashion show event at Excel was not only an achievement but they had recent show-stopping debut for one of their signature dresses at Buckingham Palace, for an audience with the Queen.
Both coming from diverse backgrounds both talented girls have demonstrated a kind heart by donating 4 exclusive dresses to Mary Portas’s Charity shop at Westfield’s. Within this short space of time Jewel clothing has portrayed an incredible growth and cunningly used their creative minds to polish pieces. Lyande and Julia’s ‘passion for fashion has transformed itself into a brand that is one to watch.’
By Esther Akinwale
House of Maffia’s Selina and Lina joined forces with Julie-Ann Murray of House of Murray this London Fashion Week season. Lina started the afternoon by attending the Falguni & Shane Peacock show at ON|OFF. Selina joined the crew over at the Jasper Garvida show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout where we had the privilege of jumping the queue and sitting on the second row. We rounded off the evening by traveling east to the Christopher Beales presentation and partied the night away in VIP at the Falguni & Shane Peacock after-party …
Read on for Julie-Ann’s review on the events…
A darkly elegant collection from the Rock n Roll duo
Striking feather and shear evening gowns juxtaposed with dominatrix leather and embellished studding created an edgy yet elegant story of high lux couture along with their signature prints for their cool AW11 show.
It was lovely to catch up with the team at the after show party too!!!
LE BASIE (The Kiss)
Jasper Garvida AW11 at Vaxhall Fashion Scout
Effortless draping and peep hole ‘key’ prints gave us an insight into Jaspers more relaxed mood this season with a collection of refreshingly calm, oriental inspired minimalism. Armour-like embellished gowns and accessories gave an edge to the unusually light story which was much less extravagant than previous seasons.
Jaspers hit his stride!
Thanks for the mention Jasper!!!!
WHEN THE CRYSTAL CRACKED
Having worked behind the scenes in the fashion industry for the last 15 years, helping the likes of Lee McQueen and Matthew Williamson to create their catwalk collections, the talented and highly skilled Christopher Beales is finally emerging from the cracks and has presented a magnificent array of styles for his latest exhibition ‘When the Crystal Cracked’ presented by the team at Forward PR.
To anyone who knows him, Christopher is a delightful, talented designer and costumier who’s combined passion, skill and love of his art will no doubt propel him to the very top of his art!
We have only just begun to see what this magical young man can create!
Edited by Selina Dyer