Saturday, 30 April 2011

Styles of the Month: April

Looklet Style of the month
This look I created on Looklet.com is all
about minimalism, neutral tones and luxury.

Street Style of the month
Be bold and dare to wear tropical prints like this
lady from Amsterdam. See more: thelocals.dk

Blogger Style of the Month
I love everything about Camille's look. The mixture
of colours are perfect. See more:itscamilleco.com

Star Style of the Month
With the new red hair and this green dress, Blake
Lively does look like a mermaid. In a good way!
I'd love to know what you think of my chosen styles and who you think dressed the best in the month of March.

Love from Lou Lou

Friday, 29 April 2011

The Unbeatable Wedding Dress


After many months of anticipation, the world has celebrated Kate and William's wedding on this momentous day. The romance and the atmosphere has been a big part of the day, but of course as a fashion blogger I want to express my thoughts on THAT DRESS!

After lots of hints and clues from fashion insiders, I was so happy that the rumors were true: the wedding dress was Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton. It was the perfect choice: British, intricate and regal. It HAD to be McQueen. Even the name was fitting! Sarah Burton has done incredibly well since stepping up as Creative Director after the tragic loss of Lee Alexander McQueen. 

Here is what Sarah Burton has said about this amazing opportunity:

'It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.  It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship.  Alexander McQueen’s designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day.'


The elements of the dress were perfect for Kate. It's structure flattered her slim body; the lace created a timeless elegance; the deep cut v-neckline kept it modern; and the long train was traditional.

I thought the best dressed wedding guest was Kate's mother Carole Middleton, and I love that the Queen wore a cheerful shade of yellow! The worst dressed had to be Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Head-to-toe in royal blue is not a good look for anyone.

I hope you all enjoyed watching the wedding if you got the chance. Let me know what you thought of the fashion choices!

Love from Lou Lou

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Scotland's Finest in Fashion

Exciting news for stylish Scots - The Scottish Fashion Awards have announced the shortlist for it's sixth annual awards night. It is to take place on June 15th at the Glasgow Science Centre, hosted by Laura Whitmore of MTV Europe. 
Last year's winners include Jonathan Saunders for Designer of the Year and Holly Fulton for Young Designer of the Year. Also last year, a new category was formed: Graduate Designer of the Year. This was won by Jett Sweeney who's collection I really admired whilst watching the Edinburgh College of Art catwalk show.
This year the awards ceremony will be judged by some of the biggest names in fashion, including Dolly Jones (editor of Vogue.com) and Caroline Rush (CEO of the British Fashion Council.)
The list of nominees is a reminder of how many talented Scots there are in the fashion industry. I am hoping to attend for the first time, and look forward to the results. 

Designer - Sponsored by VOGUE.COM 
Holly Fulton
Christopher Kane 
Jonathan Saunders 
Holly Fulton 
Louise Gray 
E-Tautz


Young - Sponsored by The Scottish Fashion Council 
Alice Palmer
Kerry Nixon 
Obscure Couture 
Iona Crawford 
Henrietta Ludgate 
Marc Ross 
Alice Palmer


Retailer - Sponsored by Braehead 
Spoiled Brat 
ROX 
Mackintosh 
Bunmi Koko


Model - Sponsored by Toni & Guy Haircare 
Tali Lennox
Vanessa Kanbi-Premier 
Tali Lennox-Next 
Sophie Kennedy-Clark - Storm 
Louis Galloway-Elite 
Freddie Rayner-Model Team 
Eunice Olumide-AMQ models


Graduate - Sponsored by Marks & Spencer 
Pamela Aitken-Heriot Watt University 
Carolyn Edmondson-The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art 
Sarah Anne Watkins-Cardonald College 
Christina McIntosh- The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art 
Campbell Dunn- Huddersfield University 
Nicola Paxton-Edinburgh College Art 
Sarah Elizabeth Struthers- The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art 
Sian Parker- The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art


International - Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin 
House of Holland
Rag & Bone 
House of Holland 
Mulberry 
DAKS


Communicator - BAA Glasgow 
Marc Psarolis-Managing Director Duchamp 
Angus Munro-Model Casting Director 
Gail McInnes-The Style Box, Canada 
Philip Colbert-www.therodnikband.com 
Le Garcons de Glasgow-Bloggers


Textile - Sponsored by The Herald 
Harris Tweed Hebrides 
Angela Cassidy 
Jo Gordan 
Eribe 
Joyce Paton


Accessory - Sponsored by Swarovski 
Bebaroque
Emily Lamb (Shoe designer) 
Bebaroque (Hosiery designers) 
Euan McWhirter (Jewellery designer) 
William Chambers (Millinery designer) 
Pea Cooper (Millinery designer)


Fashion Icon - Sponsored by Capital FM 
Karen Gillan
1. Gerard Butler 
2. Tilda Swinton 
3. George Lamb 
4. Freya Mavor 
5. Karen Gillan 
6. Laura McMonagle 
7. Sharleen Spiteri 
8. Sam Robertson 
9. Amy MacDonald 
10. Kelly MacDonald

Love from Lou Lou

Monday, 25 April 2011

Styled for a Wedding


Dress - Warehouse
Wedges - River Island
Gold cuff - Maybury
Clutch - Gift from a friend
On Saturday I attended my cousin's wedding at Mount Stewart, outside Belfast. I  was very impressed by the beautiful wedding dress my cousin wore, and I loved looking at what the guests were wearing too. Kate and William's wedding might not seem quite as fun and personal, but it certainly put me in the wedding spirit! 

Have you got an outfit prepared for the wedding season? Are you excited to see Kate's dress on Friday, or bored of the hype? 

Love from Lou Lou

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Hello Erdem trousers!

Trousers - Erdem
Blouse - Vintage
As some of you may have read on Twitter - I was lucky enough to pick out a designer item from The Outnet website as part of their 2nd birthday celebrations. There were 1999 other lucky girls who were all selecting their items at the same time though, so it felt like a bizarre fashion race! It was difficult to make my decision but after a lot of thought, I chose these trousers by my favourite designer Erdem as I've always wanted to own something designed by him.
Although they aren't one of Erdem's printed beauties, black is more versatile. Plus, I can always save for one of his beautiful floral print tops! In the meantime, I think this red blouse goes perfectly. I'm channelling seventies chic, whilst sticking with the black and red theme of my previous outfit post! 

Love from Lou Lou

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lucky Lou Lou!



Top, vest & sunglasses - Topshop
Necklace - Brick Lane market
Scarf - Rokit
Maxi skirt - H&M
Handbag - Primark
Watch - Oasis


Apologies for the lack of posts this month. I've been away in the highlands on my days off and then working hard at the hospital. Good news though - I now have a holiday for not one week, not two weeks, but THREE WHOLE WEEKS! Which means I'll be making up for lost time with my blog. I'm also going to my cousin's wedding just outside of Belfast so I'll make sure I post a picture of my outfit. Plus I'm going to Leeds to visit my old housemate and go vintage shopping. Oh and it's my birthday in two weeks so there's a lot for me to be excited about. 

Love from Lou Lou

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Topshop Styling

Wow! Scrolling through Topshop's website is a fashion feast for my eyes right now! I don't think I've ever wanted so many items from one shop before. I'm mostly drawn to the acid brights and oriental pieces. There were too many garments to show you but these are some outfits I think work well together.

Boutique blue silk skirt £90, Boutique poppy print sleeveless tee £28 , Pink suede high vamp wedges £70



Green sleeveless shell top £28.50, Floral print capri jeans £40, Pink bow headband £7



Black crop jacket £55, Boutique silk chinese print trousers £90, Premium platform sandals £90
Which of these would you wear? Has anyone else noticed how amazing Topshop is at the moment?

Love from Lou Lou