Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Introducing a new guilt free shopping site - BoBelle's fabulous range of accessories are all fair trade and hand made.

Made from luxurious eel skin, a by product of the Korean food industry, the accessories are eco chic at its very best.

Even better, each handbag, wallet and purse is named after a Greek Goddess, for an extra touch of glamour :)
Check out www.bobelle.co.uk for the full range and to find out more about eel skin. Apparently in Greek mythology it was thought to bring luck and love - so this really is the ultimate feel good fashion buy :)
I've got my eye on the Theia Clutch Bag in dusky pink - look at the darling little bow! Which is your favourite?

Saturday, 20 June 2009


A few months ago I bought a fabulous skirt from Primark for just £13. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and when I noticed the front skirt on the rack was my size, it seemed it was meant to be! I wore the skirt to a beauty party and after one too many cocktails I lost the shoes I teamed it with :(
So, I have been on the look out for the perfect shoes to wear with it ever since and today is the day I found them!

Good old M&S have designed a gorgeous range of shoes for their Limited Collection. As you can see, the 'Swirl' shoes, £25, match the skirt perfectly and I shall be wearing them to a wine tasting function later this evening.

I'm going to team the skirt with a plain white tee and some thin pink, coral and cream bangles.

Will let you know how the wine tasting goes. You can drink it all right? None of that spitting it out malarchy for me...

Friday, 19 June 2009


I love me some London, and I thought I would take a minute every now and then to big up some home grown talent.

Preen was launched by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi in 1996, selling clothes inspired by all things iconically British, from Victoriana to punk rock.

Just a year after launch, Preen had a shop on the ever buzzing Portobello Road and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Since their NYFW showing in 2007, they have been internationally adored by fashionistas wanting sophisticated edge and Preen is now sold in no less than 25 countries!

For those of you with little sisters you love to dress up, check their offshoot of the main fashion label for younger style lovers.

I especially love the Victoriana elements of their collections.
The gorgeous dress pictured sold out on net-a-porter in just 24 hours! For £215, the lucky buyers got a fabulous bargain. If any of you were lucky enough to snap one up last month then send pictures!
Preen is also available in Selfridges so go and fill some yellow bags if you like what you see :)

Wednesday, 17 June 2009


This is so exciting - Jimmy Choo are designing a collection for H&M!

They will be creating a line of covetable shoes and bags for H&M, as well as a line of women's clothing that will be designed to match the accessories. YUM

Normally a pair of JC's would set you back around £500 but the range for H&M will start at just £40. Incredible. They will also be designing bags so you will be able to liven up a basic outfit with designer shoes and bag and still have change from £100!

The pic above is a sneak preview of the designs, eek!

The collection is on sale from November 14 in 200 stores across the world and I for one cannot wait :)

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Sometimes I think ASOS can read my mind...

I was online looking for a summery jumpsuit to buy and decided to check out ASOS first, only to find that they have a whole shopping category for them!

In the end I've decided that my favourite is the Motel Rabbit Print Bandeau Short Playsuit at £34.50.

Love the print - I was looking for floral but who can say no to super cute bunnies?!


Just to let you know, they are also available in Grey and Lime.





Oh my goodness, I don't think these shoes could be any more beautiful if they tried.

Kurt Geiger's AMAZING Nolita heels are reduced at http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-shop/92259-fashionistas-nolita from £220 to £89!!!

I am positively drooling over these and wishing payday was this week.
But Dolly Girl loves her readers so she is letting you know about this amazing bargain even though it means they will probably have run out by the time I get them :(

Enjoy - send me pics of the outfits you wear them with so I can live through you!


Florals are bang on trend this summer and if you're loving all things petalled then check out Topshop's latest flash of genius - Topshop's Blooming!

Spend £50 in store Thurs 11-Sun 14th June and get a free potted African Violet at selected UK stores! Some stores will even have mini gardens inside - how fun. I may be tempted to bring along some Pimms and indulge in an indoor garden party...

This is a fabulous offer from Topshop and they have even set up a special online store containing all of their floral pieces for S/S 09. For an funkier take on florals, I am loving Topshop's Rose Panel Tee (pictured). For £22 team with your favourite leggings or denim hotpants and dress up with heels or gold pumps, or down with glads. Perfect!

Enjoy lovelies!

Monday, 15 June 2009


Just wanted to let all of you know about the fabulous new additions to Lancome's range of Juicy Tube lip glosses.

The brand spanking new P.U.R.E glosses, hit the shops in May and are selling incredibly well by the sounds of things.

As a bonus, the packaging is recyclable and made from 50% cotton and 50% recycled material.

Here is a quick run down of the fun and yummy glosses available: Fresh Mint Tea (subtle lime tint), Authentic Lavender (pink with purple undertones), Vital Mandarin (yellow), Genuine Tomato (sheer red/pink), Pure Sesame (bronze/brown) and Just Tofu (pearly/clear).

Lancome Juicy Tube P.U.R.E glosses are £13.50 each and worth every penny!


The packaging is gorgeous, the product is fabulous and the price is perfect.

JR Watkins' great range of skincare is now available from Superdrug, with prices starting from £6.

Available lotions include lemon, aloe & green tea, lavender, mango and also vanilla. These sumptuous choices smell almost good enough to eat and are super moisturising without leaving an oily feel.

So go out and stock up before they have all flown off the shelves (and into my cupboard!)


Estee Lauder has launched a brand new UK site and it is quite simply amazing.

New tools on the site include the iMatch Foundation Finder, Skincare Finder and endless How To videos.

Even better, you can get two complimentary free samples with every order...scrumptious.


Sunday, 14 June 2009


On my wish list this week is the new Colour Riche Shine Gelee from L'Oreal Paris.

With more pigment than a balm and a subtler shine than a gloss, this range is perfect for a toned down, natural finish. Teamed with hippy braids, lace dress, chunky accessories and wellies a girl cannot go wrong at festivals this summer.

Available at a special offer price of only £5.82 from Boots online, this is a real bargain! Enriched with Royal Jelly, these are fit for a princess.


All you clever beauty lovers out there know that when it comes to tanning, faking it is the sensible option.
For pale girls like me, fake tan can often look orange and obvious, so shimmers are a great way to get a healthy, natural glow.
The Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette from Clarins is around £20 and can of course be used to create shimmer on eyes, cheeks and the frequently overlooked décolleté, so it's a triple useful purchase!
A light texture and three beautiful shades make this a summer must have.


I have just discovered the wonder that is Miss Oops. This clever company has created products to make beauty and fashion blunders a thing of the past!

They really have thought of everything, from the deodorant mark removing Rescue Sponge to knickerless knickers (i swear!) and even a cotton boob tube to make low v necks office friendly.

Check the site out: http://www.missoops.com/default.php


I've been a huge Benefit fan for years now but I never cease to be amazed by their latest additions.

My two absolute staple make up items are both by Benefit - Dandelion blusher (perfect for pale girls like me) and BADgal lash for long, flirty lashes.

My lovely friends recently bought me the Realness of Concealness set. The kit contains lemon-aid to correct discolouration, boi-ing to cover under eye circles, ooh la lift to brighten the skin around the eyes, lip plump for a gorgeous pout and high beam for dewy skin.

At £22.50 this is well worth snapping up for summer for a natural and easy to wear look. Even better, it means you have all your make up essentials in one little box on a night out, easy to find in any bag, even after one too many cocktails...

I lo.v.e everything about this brand - from the retro packaging to the super fun product names. Long may Benefit's innovation continue!


I was lucky enough to see The Circus starring Britney Spears at the o2 Arena this week.
When my pals and I arrived we were unexpectedly upgraded to VIP ringside which was incredible! Much squealing and jumping on the spot later, Ciara (BritBrit's support act) came on stage and danced her booty off.

With a great voice, killer bod, and wicked style - not to mention ridiculous flexibility - Ciara blew the o2 away.

Check out the back of her dress at the Met Ball earlier this year. That back! That hair! That silk and lace! LUSH.

So props to you Ciara, I am officially a massive fan.


I snapped up an absolutely gorgeous block colour summer dress from AX Paris today.


Coral is one of the hottest colours of the season and teamed with muted colour blocks (cream and grey) the dress is going to be easy to dress up or down.

Even better, it was a bargain at only £22!

I'm planning on wearing it to a summer party and teaming with gold gladiators or coral wedges.

I'm loving their dresses so much I may also purchase this gorgeous coral dress with lace neckline: http://www.axparis.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=798 - yummy!

Pixie Lott - A fashionista in the making?

Yay, a brand new UK homegrown talented girl whose fashion off duty is just as fab as that when working.

The 18 year old singer shows off some serious pins in her video for the fantastic 'Mama Do' (link below) and doesnt dissapoint on a stroll around town either.

A classic blazer updated with youthful accessories, turn ups and pumps keeps her looking young and fresh without losing any style points.

Bravo Pixie, looking forward to seeing more of your wardrobe!


This is going to be amazing. Fact.

I officially have another reason to be broody - Stella is going to turn her hand to creating a kids collection for the Gap!

The range is due to hit stores in November, so not long to wait. Stella says: "For years now I’ve wanted to create a collection for kids... I believe that this one-off collaboration will be a great way for customers to be able to participate in the Stella McCartney brand."

In the past, the lovely Miss McCartney has designed for H&M (who sold out of her creations in a matter of hours) and of course Adidas, on a more longterm basis.

So, so excited to see her miniature fashionistas when the campaign photos are done.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Pringle to show at LFW

Pringle of Scotland have announced today that they will be returning to show at London Fashion Week in September.

This season's LFW is set to go down in history as the best ever, with reams of fashion houses due to celebrate the 25th anniversary of every fashionista's favourite diary date.

'We are unbelievably excited about our move back to London, especially as this year our own anniversary coincides with the British Fashion Council’s 25th celebrations', said Pringle's Creative Director Clare Waight Keller today.

Looking forward to seeing their latest creations!