Thursday, 23 December 2010

New Vintage

Wrapping up warm this winter has just been made ultra stylish with these silk scarves from ReLUXE.

Vintage lovers, be aware! ReLUXE have collected vintage silk scarves to create these treasures and lavished them with fringing to update the luxurious classic pieces. Everything they use also comes from the UK so their not just upcycling but lightening the carbon footprint as no shipping from overseas is required!

There are four to choose from in blue, green, gold and burgundy. The most exciting thing about these gems is that each is a one-off so for £49 you can buy a truly unique timeless accessory that is both new and vintage. These bad boys are available to buy at

Alanna Skelton

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Cuff’s of Eel

These dazzling cuff’s from Makki will really give your party dress an edgy update this season and starting at £30, how can you resist?

Be tempted further as each cuff comes in a choice of glam colours and in two sizes. My favourite is the stud cuff from the Electric collection in Teal but do not despair if this is not to your taste. The striking woven eel skin of the glam cuff adds an interesting texture to any evening look. Or the simplicity of the electric cuff in perhaps hot pink would be all you need to lift a LBD. Not only are they beautiful on the outside but also, the inside is adorned with Makki’s own signature screen-printed suede lining for luxurious softness on the wrist.

Check out the complete collections Electric, Glam Deco and Butterfly at

Alanna Skelton

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Bag a piece of history from Use UK

Sometimes you have to stray off the high street to discover the best accessories. Unique pieces add to individual outfits and always make for good small talk. And if you’re searching for a bag with an incredible back story then you need look no more.

Use UK are offering a range of one off leather button clutches made of materials that back many decades. The threads, thimbles and buttons used to construct the bags were inherited from the late Mary Button who spent many years building the collection and sorting them into colour-coordinated tins.

The bags are made from soft leather with vintage buttons from Mary’s collections and are all lined with 100% silk. With an easy close magnet securing the clutch, these bags are perfect for a night out. The buttons themselves are incredible creations on their own – I love the distinctive jade buttons on the black leather clutch! As each bag is unique, supply is limited and many of these luxury bags have already been sold in the online shop.

For your chance to bag a beautiful piece of history, visit

Catherine May

Friday, 17 December 2010

Anupa offer for all our lovely readers!

The Big Swish Hits Newcastle

In the New Year As you like it will be opening their doors to the next Big Swish in Newcastle, hosted by Daisy Green and The Big Wardrobe Bring along your pre-loved clothes and accessories and swap them for the goodies you love! 

2 for 1 restaurant vouchers available on the night and if you're a vintage lover you're going to love the Vintage clothes on sale! 

Tickets are £5.00 or £6.50 for 2 tickets, get booking at Daisy Green

WHEN: Sunday 20th January 2011

WHERE: As You Like It, Archbold Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 1DB

WHY: Swap those unwanted Xmas pressies and get something worth wearing!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

The elements of elegance

Sometimes the most beautiful creations can be inspired from the simplest of things. The Five Elements collection from independent British jewellers Amisha has been inspired by earth, water, fire, air and space.

Designer Amisha Ghadiali wanted to show how these elements played out in the natural world and the human world at the same time. She’s used different semi-precious stones to represent each of the elements and is even offering consultations for people keen to learn more about their dominating elements.  Smokey Topaz represents Earth, Aquamarine for Water, Citrine accentuates the fire element, Labradourite has been chosen for Air and Rainbow Moonstone highlights Space.

Many of the pieces feature intricate beading reminiscent of tiny water particles which reiterate how beautiful the smallest of things can be, modeled by the gorgeous Summer Rayne Oakes!
To view the whole collection visit

Catherine May

Monday, 6 December 2010

Estethica Press Launch

Oh how the months fly... First week in December, which could only mean one thing in the world of ethical fashion.... estethica! Always on the look out for lots of colour and a design you would be proud of, I was struck by this brightly coloured dress from Lu Flux made using ribbons, and may I add finely made luxury ribbons at that!

Oh what a DRESS! What to welcome the New Year in something truly special? well ladies your in luck, this extraordinary dress is now available from Lu Flux! 

Ever thought loose vintage buttons and broken broaches equaled GLAM? When you come across Little Glass Clementine you will... I absolutely adore these pieces, a narrative of collected treasure, precious gems and recycled objects.

The bigger the better is what I say!

Uber cool jewellery from Sagen made from recycled China porcelain

Very delighted to see the EJF launching another Fab T-shirt, designed by Kenzo and even more delighted to hear that they will be available in a loose fit! As I must say a loose fit tee with leggings and a pair of  high heels is a MUST!

A great line up for the Q and A!