the girl who lives to shop

Month: March, 2012

Tom Ford AW12/13

The details of Tom Ford’s AW12/13 show have just been released after a long, arduous wait and oh the leather, oh the shoulders, oh the stilettos, oh the crocodile appliqué. Yes, crocodile appliqué

Now this is POWER dressing

“I like a lot of black this season –I like strong colours too but with black as the accent”

I like what he likes.


all i want to wear

Printed trousers are everywhere. You could say they are having a ‘fashion moment.’ For good reason too, they are the perfect piece to put you in the springtime mood and there is a pair for every SS12 trend – florals, havana, pastel, futuristic…the list goes on.

They are instantly chic with a plain tee, or make like Mary (Katrantzou, obviously!) and clash your prints for ‘fun-time-on-trend-print-on-print-dressing’.

Mary Katrantzou's latest collection for Topshop featured clashing prints

The holy grail of statement trousers come from Stella MccCartney’s 2012 cruise collection and I am completely and utterly in love with them. These silk trousers are 24 hour printed perfection: dressed down with a simple tee and black boots for off-duty cool and for the evening pair with heels and a luxe tux.

I. Just. Want. Them.

Stella McCartney Christine hawaiian print trouser picture Liberty London

Unfortunately, at £665 methinks these trousers will be in my dreams, rather than my wardrobe! My much more reasonably priced tropical fix came from River Island and are the perfect thing to brighten up anyone’s morning.

trousers: River Island; tee: Acne; tux jacket: ASOS; boots: Topshop

Who doesn’t enjoy a good print? Olivia Palermo certainly does – for more printed love check out her blog:

dreaming in a sea of shoes.

I’m sure I am not the only female who finds themselves from time to time in what I like to call ‘shoe reverie.’ My most recent one involved an array of feet treats all of which I yearn for! The Acne ‘Alice’ shoes have been spotted bringing joy to the feet at fashion weeks the world over. I myself have indulged in the lemon Zara courts, with their on trend metal toe cap – oh hello bargain Louis Vuitton SS12! I also have my eyes, and heart, set on the swoonworthy pixelated beauties from Preen for Aldo Rise. Sigh, a girl can wish..

Lust away my friends. Lust away.

Clockwise from top left: Acne, Zara, Topshop Premium, Nicholas Kirkwood, Preen for Aldo Rise, ASOS


“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”

Yves Saint Laurent

YSL Cruise Collection 2012 Film