Classy cupcakes

I was recently introduced to these cupcakes by a fellow stylist, and they are so amazing that I thought they deserved a blog.  Made by the lovely Suzi Diamond of Born Again Cupcakes, they are hand-designed and hand-painted to meet your exact specifications. 6

Christmas cupcakes, by Born Again Cupcakes

If you are looking to impress a fashionista or have a difficult client that you’re trying to woo, why not surprise them with some of these sugary treats this Christmas. The stylish fashion branded designs are my favourite (a tiny bite of Chanel? Yes please!) but there are plenty of other options to choose from. 7 8 11 4 3 10

Hand-painted cupcakes, all by Born Again Cupcakes

And as boys like sugar as much as girls, if your fella is into footie you will definitely score top marks by ordering this full box of 12. Just be sure to get the right team… no-one wants to see their enemy, even if they are topped with buttercream. 9

One for the boys! Football team, by Born Again Cupcakes

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David Koma new Artistic Director at Mugler

London based designer David Koma has been named as the new Artistic Director at French fashion house Mugler, a position previously held by Lady Gaga’s ex-stylist Nicola Formichetti. Koma has long been a draw at London Fashion Week and celebs such as Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams have all donned his frocks for red carpet events.

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A portrait of the man himself, David Koma

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Jennifer Lawrence in one of his designs (Image: Getty)

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Amy Adams in a dress from Koma’s SS14 collection (Image: Getty)

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Miley Cyrus (pre tongues and Twerking) in a futuristic David Koma garment (Image: Getty)

It is a great match for the brand, with Koma’s fierce architectural designs bonding well with a French fashion house whose beloved 80s muse was the grand dame herself, Grace Jones. Definitely one for independent ladies, Thierry Mugler’s dramatic body-con designs garnered huge success in the 80s and 90s, and he famously created the iconic black dress worn by Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal. And what 30-something isn’t familiar with the brand’s blue-bottled star-shaped ‘Angel’ scent? Aah, the sweet smell of nostalgia…

Demi Moore in Mugler dress-Indecent Proposal

Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal – in the much replicated cut-out Thierry Mugler dress


Angel by Thierry Mugler was launched in 1992

Koma himself is also a name that has been lauded for several seasons, after first presenting at London Fashion week in 2009 and winning BFC NewGen sponsorship in 2011. Yet this new appointment should catapult the 28 year old into the fashion stratosphere. Of the post (announced on Friday 13th – clearly not unlucky for this young chap) Koma says “I am deeply honoured to take up the role of Artistic Director at Mugler. For me, Mugler is the most extraordinary fashion house with an undeniably audacious heritage.”







All above images (and main holding image): David Koma Spring/Summer 2014

With Koma’s first Resort collection for the label due in June 2014, and the first catwalk show in Paris next September, I can’t wait to see what this exciting designer will do to re-energise the revered brand and bring it back to its former iconic status.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

In case you didn’t hear, today is Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day where folk are asked to wear their cute, pretty or just darn silly novelty jumpers to work and donate £1 to charity.


Even Santa would look underdressed at this party

In tribute, and in case you still don’t have one, today’s blog is dedicated to Christmas jumpers. Below is a small selection of festive sweaters that I have chosen for your sartorial pleasure.

Xmas jumper River Island sale £20

Robin, £20 (in sale), River Island–vests–sweats/sweaters–hoodies/Grey-Robin-sequin-dolman-top-645003

Xmas jumper New Look £29.99

Reindeer, £29.99, New Look

Xmas jumper holly Topshop £50

Holly, £50, Topshop

Xmas jumper present Topshop £50

Bow, £50, Topshop

Xmas jumper pudding Primark £12

Pudding (men’s), £12, Primark

Xmas jumper Matalan easy--fairisle-mens cardigan £29.99

Fair Isle men’s cardigan, £29, Matalan–fairisle-cardigan

Xmas jumper Primark bought by Kelly Brook £12

Snowmen, £12, Primark (as bought by Kelly Brook)

Xmas jumper River Island print £35

Tree scene, £35, River Island

Xmas jumper John Lewis kids £16-£17

Penguin (kid’s sweater), £16-£17, John Lewis (too cute!)

Xmas jumper £15

Penguin, £15,

Xmas jumper The Vamps Twitter @TheVampsBand

The Vamps in their Primark Christmas jumpers (including the pudding one above)

And for the truly festive why not apply some Fair Isle print to your nails too…

Xmas Topshop Fair isle nail wraps £6

Nail wraps, £6, Topshop

And finally, just because I couldn’t resist, here is a picture of my awesome friend Ceri who doesn’t believe in doing fancy dress half-heartedly and today decided to shun the usual novelty sweater and dress up as a Christmas tree for work.  Love it!

Ceri's Xmas jumper efforts

My friend Ceri in her Xmas ‘jumper’

Main holding image: All jumpers from Matalan

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Winter sun anyone?

Dubai, Cape Town or Maldives? Those of you lucky enough to be heading abroad for some winter sun this Christmas (me, jealous? Not at all) may be interested in today’s post.  For a limited time only B London Boutique are hosting a Winter Sun pop-up shop on South Molton Street in central London, selling everything you need for stylish lounging by the beach or pool.

Vix GUARANI_GREEN_Lifestyle_Logo, from £150

Guarani Green bikini, from £130, by Vix

Vix AGAVE_EMB_Lifestyle_Logo, from £150

Agave bikini, from £130, by Vix

With bikinis by superior swimwear label Melissa Odabash (as worn by Kate Moss, Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow) and Vix (a super-luxe label inspired by the beaches of Brazil) and cute straw beach bags from Twenty Violet, this is your one-stop-shop answer to a Winter Sun wardrobe.  Best get down there quick though.  With only 3 days left of trading, much like a British summer it’s a case of catch it whilst you can…

MO Brussels Blue, from £83

Brussels bikini in blue, from £83, by Melissa Odabash 

MO Grenada Burgundy, from £83

Grenada bikini in burgundy, from £83, by Melissa Odabash 

MO Positano Snake Swimsuit -£198

Positano Snake Swimsuit, £198, by Melissa Odabash 

Twenty Violet lemon beach bag -£56.95 Available at B London Boutique

Lemon beach bag, £56.95, by Twenty Violet

Twenty Violet light blue beach bag -£56.95 Available at B London Boutique

Blue beach bag, £56.95, by Twenty Violet

Blue 2 - Maslin & Co, £195, at B London Boutique

Unleash your inner tiger with an animal print towel, £195, by Maslin & Co

BLB pop-up store can be found at 35 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5RQ until 12th December.  Open Tue & Wed: 10am-6pm and Thurs 10am-8pm. 

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

So apparently it’s Christmas soon. Or so I have been told by my housemates, TV advertising, magazines and every shop I have entered since ooh mid-November. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Christmas, but I tend to get excited around the 20th December* rather than a month before. Being a super organised stylist, I have nearly purchased all my presents (technically that is pretty festive) but I could take or leave mince pies and mulled wine (full of cloves-yuk!) and if you buy your tree too early it will be bare by the time Santa comes to visit.

Liberty Gold Glitter Cut-Out Pear Decoration £2.95

Gold Glitter Cut-Out Pear Decoration £2.95

But before you call me Scrooge and banish me to the North pole, I was recently introduced to the ultimate Christmas decorations, courtesy of the fabulous department store Liberty, & I may have been converted. Their delicate glittery glass baubles and cute felt decorations are so chic it almost pains me to put them on a tree. And with prices starting at a very reasonable £2.95, these won’t break the bank either.

Liberty Turquoise Antique Effect Beaded Bauble £7.95

Turquoise Antique Effect Beaded Bauble £7.95

Liberty Beaded Jewel Peacock Bauble £4.95

Beaded Jewel Peacock Bauble £4.95

Liberty Silver grooved onion bauble £6.95

Silver grooved onion bauble £6.95

Liberty Silver Glitter Tree Bauble £3.95

Silver Glitter Tree Bauble £3.95

Liberty Gold Glitter Bauble £2.95

Gold Glitter Bauble £2.95

Liberty Gold Antique-Effect Glitter Paisley Bauble £3.95

Gold Antique-Effect Glitter Paisley Bauble £3.95

For all those who are planning to dress their tree this weekend (this one’s for you Paola, Holly and Tash), they do a next day delivery service for £10 and offer free Standard UK delivery if you spend over £150. That is quite a lot of baubles, but hey, if you’re going to do it you may as well bring out the big guns.  So for all you Christmas lovers, good luck with the tree dressing this weekend and try not to argue over the tinsel.

Liberty Glitter Cut-Out Deer Glass Bauble £3.95

Glitter Cut-Out Deer Glass Bauble £3.95

Liberty Mint Green Holly Bauble £3.95

Mint Green Holly Bauble £3.95

Liberty White Frosted Snowflake £2.95

White Frosted Snowflake £2.95

Liberty Red Robin Felt Decoration £3.95

Red Robin Felt Decoration £3.95

Liberty Christmas Pudding Felt Bauble £6.95

Christmas Pudding Felt Bauble £6.95

*I blame my parents who always left it until the weekend before Xmas to put up the tree, and tended to buy a huge 8 ft one that took about 4 hours to dress. We also added everything, including real apples(!), chocolates, stars, baubles, mini presents, little felt Santas and lametta (also known as angel hair – the Polish equivalent of tinsel).  It was pretty awesome!

To purchase these gorgeous baubles head to