Gel-A-Peel from MGA Entertainment is a unique way for children to design and make their very own accessories. Available in a wide variety of colours, and including glitter effects, Gel-A-Peel is perfect for kids that love art and crafting.
Earlier this year I discovered Wingz – the ingenious clothing accessory that adds sleeves to any outfit – and I was impressed. I loved the concept of being able to restyle your existing wardrobe by simply popping a pair of Wingz under your dress or top, as well as the way they allowed women, who may wish or need to cover their arms, to still wear vest tops or strappy dresses without feeling self-conscious.
Wingz come in a variety of styles, colours, and lengths, and this time I have the Lacy Stretch Wingz in Black (RRP £18.99)* to show you which are perfect for dressier occasions. They really look beautiful and can help add extra detailing to a plain top or dress. These have a 3/4 sleeve which is ideal if you like wearing bracelets or bangles and to be able to show them off!
On Friday night I was invited to Selfridges Exchange Square to celebrate the opening of their brand new Contemporary Studio on the third floor.
The Contemporary Studio fuses top high street brands with the cutting edge new designers to create an exciting and eclectic fashion destination right in the heart of Manchester. Brands such as TopShop and All Saints rub shoulders with top names like Vivienne Westwood, See By Chloe and Love Moschino and exclusive labels including Mo&Co., Cos, Claudie Pierlot, Vivetta and Self Portrait making it the place to be for any fashionista to indulge in a spot of retail therapy.
Have you ever found the perfect dress but wished it had sleeves? Or have you got a favourite vest top you’d love to wear when the weather gets colder? Maybe you have tonnes of clothes in your wardrobe that are redundant for 80% of the year because they’re only practical to wear during the hottest months. Well help is at hand and you can now repurpose your wardrobe with the simple but genius idea that is Wingz.
Wingz* is basically an accessory that you can wear under any garment to give it sleeves. Available in a variety of designs, colours and lengths you simply slip the Wingz over your head and your arms though the sleeves. The stretchy band sits just under your bra-line and is otherwise invisible, creating no bulk, but adding sleeves to your outfit.
Fashion On A Ration: 1940s Street Style is a brand new exhibition which documents the style of 1940s Britain, charting the trends and revealing fascinating stories from what is often just thought of as a dark period of history. On Saturday I was invited to the Imperial War Museum North, home to the exhibition, to attend the Fashion On the Ration Weekender and take a peek at this exciting exhibition.
Hitting the gym every weekday morning means that I practically live in gym gear, so finding clothing that I actually enjoy wearing to my fitness classes is a must, especially when 9 times out of 10 I probably won’t be getting changed until my PJs go back on!
The ILU Fitwear Back To Fitness Top I was recently sent to road test is a brilliant top that fuses gym wear and fashion, making it a piece that is functional both in the gym and for general wear. It is great for people who want all the features of practical gym wear combined with a bit the style you find from a fashion brand. And as i’ll explore later it also has a unique design that makes it super flattering and easy to wear even if you’re hitting the gym for a first time and have some areas you’re not that comfortable showing off yet.
I have a confession to make – as well as being a complete makeup junkie I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to jewellery and love nothing more than shopping for shiny things and picking up new bits to add to my collection of treasures!
One of the most annoying parts of my day is scrabbling around in my pockets and the bottom of my bag to locate my keys. After a mild panic invariably I discover they aren’t in either place, but under the pile of junk mail on the kitchen worktop! This happens at least twice a day, everyday, surely someone has a nifty little gadget to save those precious minutes as well as my sanity? Sue Seddon of Kease Keyrings has created the answer with a beautiful little fashion key fob that allows you to clip your keys to a pocket or diary inside your bag.
The Handpicked Collection brochure landed on my doorstep last week and it is packed with a fabulous array of stylish, lust-worthy gifts that will suit every pocket and taste. The Handpicked Collection is an award-winning online emporium which handpicks only the most unusual, specialist and innovative products from on and off the high street, saving you the hassle! From stylish home and garden accessories, to must-have gadgets, beautiful jewellery and classic children’s toys and games, the products are perfect as gifts or for treating yourself. Continue reading
Earlier this year I discovered Zatchels – a Leicestershire based leather bag manufacturer who have made their name making leather satchels. I bought two satchels in their April Flash Sale and a love affair was born.
They recently announced another Flash Sale but on this occasion with even bigger savings and I knew I had to invest in a couple more bags. The website this time around was in melt-down and it actually took me quite a while to make a successful purchase (disappointingly I missed out on one of the designs I wanted as it sold out in the time it took me to add the bag to my cart and check out) but I did manage to bag two of their incredible designs with an amazing 70% reduction!