Monday, 26 March 2012

How do you colour your personality this season?

This season is all about an injection of colour – how is your personality influencing your choice?

Feeling chilled, creative or shy today?
Go for pale green, yellow or lilac, and mix with white for a fresh clean look.
Giorgi Armani at Paris Fashion Week

Jil Stuart, Doo. Ri, Mulberry, Preen

Cate Blanchett and Mila Kunis at Oscars

energetic and empowered today?
Navy Blue is your colour this summer! Dark colours have a touch of elegance which have been made summery with stripes and white trimming. Check out our favourites from Mango and Top Shop!
Summer Collection Top Shop and Mango

Feeling sunny and optimistic today?
Dazzle with bright yellow and orange – they carry the same healing qualities that are associated with the sun, light and optimism. So, change your clothes and fill your wardrobe with energy!
Albino designer

Feeling loving and sensual today?
These gorgeous fleshy pinks ask for protection and love, whilst the vibrant reds speak about a strong personality with deep sensuality and as for the latest trend to hit the catwalks, the bright pink neon shade cries out to challenge our senses!
Juanjo Oliva, Duyos, Loewe and DKNY.

Prabal Gurung to DKNY to Badgley Mischka

So what does your colour say about you today ... are you hiding your mood today or showing it to the world??

Friday, 16 March 2012

CarrieMe gives a glamorous touch to spring handbags!!

Its gorgeous out there!  We say its time for colour - say bye bye to Winter, and hello to Spring!! 

Metallics such as gold and silver; warm tones such as mustard yellow, camel and tan brown; and bright colours such as indigo blue and emerald green are trending in the high street shop windows right now... making fabulous accessories. 

This contrasting colour blocking inspired by the 1960's style, caught our eye - mixing and matching bright colours and using the current geometric shapes' trend to give a more sophisticated look... and perfectly matching Rakhee Bhatt's nails! 

Bag and shoes from, including the CarrieMe Classic Heart Emerald Green Finder

Our favourite though is this brightly coloured bag and with gold trimmings, elegantly modelled by Laura Berenguer!.  

Bag from, including the CarrieMe Classic Heart Amber Gold Finder
Also don't know about you, but the size of my bag seems to be ever increasing - obviously I need absolutely everything in there you understand, but now can I find anything? No! So here is where the Classic Heart Mobile Finder does its magic with my mobile, shown with the Amber Gold which is right on trend!
CarrieMe Classic Heart Amber Gold Finder
Inspired?  Do you love the look of the CarrieMe Classic Heart Finder on the accessories? Why not try out this new trend?

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Retro is back in style and I can get all girly too!

I love to use fashion to voice how I'm feeling, expressing my inner emotions so I'm loving the Retro and Girly look, which bring out the nostalgic, sophisticated, pretty, hopeful me. 

Curiously, these looks seen on the New York and Paris recent fashion week catwalks merged together neutral colours as well as bold brights, so there's plenty of scope to express our different moods.  I liked  Louis Vuitton's fresh approach:

Louis Vuitton:Spring/Summer Look 2012,
Spring/Summer 2012,

Retro is defined as inspirational cool, nostalgia presented in a sophisticated and elegant manner with a rhythmic, jazzy feel to it and Manish Arora has definitely got it with his funky retro look of bold, pop colours -  introducing different textures to make a statement
Manish Arora, Spring/Summer 2012,

My favourite though was Rodnik, with the use of his vibrant funky colours - I'm definitely saving up for his red bus bag!

Examples from Fashion week: Rodnik Spring/Summer 2012

London Fashion Week: Rodnik Band, Spring/Summer 2012,

Exciting - Join the Colour Blocking Trend!!!

Colour blocking looks like its here to stay - it was big last year and this year this vibrant look includes both neutral and muted colours as well as the bright ones we saw last year.

One of two designer who certainly caught attention is Phillp Lim, with the use of his refreshing sorbet colours, here are some examples from his recent new York fashion show...

Philip Lim, Fashion Week 2012,

.. and the other was House of Holland showing in London Fashion: 

House Of Holland, London Fashion week,

House Of Holland, London Fashion Week,

House Of Holland, London Fashion Week,

House Of Holland, London Fashion Week,

 - wow I love their bright colour mixes ... but not sure I'm brave enough to wear his onesies!  

What do you think? 

Monday, 12 March 2012

Square-headed dreamers

Stripes and dots are so last year… IN go checks and geometric shapes which took centre stage at the recent Autumn Winter 2012 Fashion Weeks.

There is something distinctively British in the trending square patterns. Timeless Burberry check coats, tooth check jackets, tartan patterns, heritage tweeds and check shirts are bringing a tinge of dreamy nostalgia to the smart and stylish, working woman's wardrobe. 

From Caroline Charles' warm countryside greens and Daks' coffee-coloured palette, to Roksanda Ilincic's splashes of bright blue and Chloé's stern black upon whites… watch out for geometric shapes coupled with furs and leather accessories are dominating Autumn-Winter 2012.

Caroline Charles - London Fashion week (
Daks - London Fashion week (
Daks - London Fashion week (
Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion week (
Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion week (
Corrie Nielsen - London Fashion week (
Chloé (
Chloé (
Which is your style?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Are you ready for animal prints?

Animal prints have come roaring back into fashion and are no longer the exclusive realm of the extrovert.  This Autumn they turned mainstream exuding a fierce, self-confident woman - appearing everywhere on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, London and New York – and on everything from dresses and shirts to accessories such as handbags and shoes.

Zebra, snake, jaguar and leopard prints were the most popular with designers
such as Barbara Bui, Carolina Charles or Chloé, who used different textures and colours to add glamour and originality. 

Go on, admit that now you have seen these dresses, shirts and even accessories that you want them too!  Which ones will you be wearing?

Autumn is Golden

Gold is the new colour for Autumn Winter 2012, as fashion designers decide to bring out the inner goddess in every woman.

Romantic folkloric designs, Russian-Imperialist accents, furs, leathers and metallics, were all presented with a golden sheen to add splendour and glamour to our lives.

Designer Antonio Marras' introduced fur and floral patterns with a rich golden colour during Milan Fashion Week, while Daks made their outwear in metallic gold.

Luisa Beccaria showed romantic golds intended for “a real woman, who works but can still dream”, while Temperley London presented a stunning collection with a mixture of dreamy Russian-imperialist ushanka hats and trendy London looks.

Matthew Williamson brought out some strong metallics, accenting with gold in a bohemian, easy to wear style whilst Mary Katrantzou wowed us with her extravagant collection in with rich golden prints.  Which is your favourite?

Antonio Marras - Milan Fashion week (

Daks - London Fashion week (

Luisa Beccaria - Milan Fashion week (

Luisa Beccaria - Milan Fashion week (

Matthew Williamson - London Fashion week (

Temperley London - London Fashion week (

Uniqueness - Milan Fashion week (

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion week (