Sunday, May 30, 2010


I for one used to always walk straight past Dorothy Perkins, associating it with business clothes, always great quality but pretty boring and basic. Only the odd thing would actually catch my eye and could be foreseen as fashion-forward.
So I was taken by complete suprise when I browsed their website yesterday and came across some new fashionable collections they are stocking...

'CLOSET' a brand that is inspired by past era's, showcasing 50's silhouettes, 60's psychedelic prints and 80's bold colours. A rare collection at very affordable prices. The Heart Print dresses in pink and blue are a refreshing modern take on vintage fashion and at £40 are a bargain.

'B-SOUL' presents a range of monochrome T-shirts, displaying Bold designs and Retro images. Around £16 a piece they are the perfect accompaniment to a pair of jeans & some sexy heels.

'RISE ELITE' showcases a range of stylish dresses all around £30 or less. If you're after daytime chic or evening glam then this collection is definitely worth checking out. With a variety of different colours, prints and shapes you will be spoilt for choice.

I can't wait to see what Dorothy Perkins offers this space!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Now I must say Marilyn Manson will always have his unique style and it's not really anything I find appealing, but on the other hand, Rachel Eva Wood his on-off dating partner has completely transformed from this clean teen into a vamp sex goddess! Her 1950's Femme Fatale inspired look says that of the late Film Noir star, Ann Savage meets Marilyn Monroe.
She parades a vintage style yet adds a young modern twist, a refreshing change from the hollywood clones wearing bodycon dresses and Lady GaGa wannabe's.

If you would like to re-create this style on the other hand, is not so easy. I have researched online stores and shops around the UK and Australia which specialise in re-creating the 1950's couture look for a reasonable price and unfortunately am still to find a winner, I am determined though and will keep you updated!
On an exciting note I did come across this online store which is the perfect place to purchase Luxury, Vintage Hosiery and Lingerie:


I thought it was only right that I dedicated my first post to the three most important things in my life!
As The Beatles said 'All You Need Is Love' -words of wisdom!
Fashion and Music in my case belong in that criteria.
If you love an outfit enough it can change your day, if you love a song enough it can change your life.
For example when I am listening to the raw, southern rock that is 'Kings of Leon', I end up in an outfit that matches that edgy sound, the result- a Courteney Love/Blondie wannabe!!!
My on-coming posts are my opinions on the relationship between Fashion and Music:
Celebrity Fashion, Musical Influences and Style Tips.

I hope you enjoy reading!

Hugs & Kisses,

Florence Nicole