Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Loving Lola

I was just about to write about my must-have accessory for the week, when I realised Grazia had featured the exact same item - great fashion minds huh?!

I am all about a bit of bling on the fing (er) and what better way to make a statement than with Lola Rose's bold jewellery designs.

Since it's inception in the year 2000 her designs have gone from fashion strength to strength and personally I have been hooked for quite some time.

Nicola Gewirtz (the creator and designer) explains 'my philosophy on affordable luxury is quite simple - I wanted to create designs that my customers feel wonderful, bringing colour, glamour and a smile with every purchase.' As a loyal admirer, I can honestly say they do just that.

As Gewirtz says 'I think it is so important for women to occasionally spoil themselves without feeling guilty.' I could not have put it better myself and it is exactly this reason why I just purchased one of her fabulous pieces and you too can do just that at www.lolarose.co.uk.

Come on ladies - we all deserve a Lola treat!


Phoebe Philo's Phenomenon

In true '8 out of 10 cats' style - let's list the top five Fashion topics that everyone is talking about this week...

1. The Golden Globe Awards
2. Phoebe Philo's new designs for Celine
3. The almost 'so close we can feel, smell and touch it' London Fashion Week
4. The up and coming future Fashion show I am helping to organise
5. The detox diet that was supposed to start on the first of the first and yet still has not quite happened!

In no particular order, I've nominated Phoebe Philo to feature in tonight's blog.

Phoebe Philo is a former fashion designer and is well known for her designs in the fashion house Chloe. Having worked as an assistant for Stella McCartney since 1997, both of whom designed for Chloe at the time, she changed the brands image. In 2001 McCartney was offered the chance to start her own label and shortly after brought Philo to the team.

Phoebe Philo's reputation for making Chloe the 'it' brand and adding an 'edge' to McCartney's line is something of a phenomenon and it is exactly this that led to her affiliation with Celine.

In October 2008 Philo was announced as the Creative Director of Celine and it is from here onwards that the brand has made a huge turning point in the fashion industry.

Whatever 'vision' Philo had - it is one that I admire, lust-after and definitely most absolutely have fallen for.

Structured detailed jackets, leather dresses, electric blue pants and diverse footwear... Whatever you are buying this SS10 - be sure it is something of the Celine collection.

Prices range from £460 for a logo shopper bag to £1,900 for a biker jacket and although I hear you weep, I can assure one thing - once you go Celine, you never go back.

Time to splash out on the necessities and cut back on the unnecessary and me thinks Celine is very much a necessity!