the girl who lives to shop

Category: Best Buys

Tom Ford Autumn Winter 2012 Colour Collection

When an invitation came through the (virtual) post to attend what was essentially a make up party for the new Tom Ford A/W 2012 in Selfridges, naturally I jumped at the chance to spend some pennies! So myself and Mama-Glamourati took ourselves off to Personal Shopping and settled in for a demonstration of the autumn/winter looks, a mini-make over and a general frolic with the new products.

Heaven on earth has been found!

Make Up + Champagne = GUARANTEED FUN.

New fun additions include a lip and cheek stain – for a just bitten lip or a up-to-no-good cheek flush. The new lip colour comes in the form of Aphrodisiac, a jewel bright magenta perfect for slicking on and brightening up a cold cold day. Or pair it with the new lacquer Naivete for a statement glossy berry lip.

Aphrodisiac and Naivete

For this collection, Mr F has created the most versatile colours yet; from enchanting floral pinks and lavenders to deep shades of black cherry and emerald.

Needless to say I bought a few treats! Most noteworthy of all was the new eye-quad ‘Enchanted,’ which I fell absolutely head over heels for. It is the most perfect palette that contains 4 absolutely gorge autumnal colours which create an impossibly pretty smokey eye from the most minimal of effort. I suggest everyone, the world over, should get one immediately if not sooner!

Limited Edition Enchanted Eye Quad


Sigh it’s so beautiful…I almost don’t want to use it for fear of spoiling it!



This is an ode to Acne . The minimalist Swedish fashion house and one stop shop for all your my sartorial needs, who have rescued me from work induced depression. Jonny Johansson, Creative Director (and owner of one of the best alliterative names in the world) has delved into the Acne archives and reworked their very best creations in stark white. The 20 piece capsule collection is just perfect for the coming months. Oh the denim, oh the leather! The pulse-racing pieces are the boxy denim skirt, the leather tee and the oversized silk shirt.

Photographs: Acne Studios

Want. Need. MUST HAVE. Overdraft you are worth it.

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