Katie Holmes new(ish) fashion label















When Katie Holmes announced her divorce to Tom Cruise a few weeks ago, there was a story about her in the newspapers everyday.  Now that the divorce has been finalised, hopefully Katie can start living her new life as a mother, actress and fashion designer.

Following in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Katie with her longtime stylist friend  Jeanne Yang created her own fashion label, Holmes & Yang in 2009.  The newspapers seems to be doing a bit of PR for their Autumn/Winter range at the moment.

Her exclusive collection is available in high end stores such as Harvey Nichols and Barneys.  According to the Barney’s website, the navy blue dress which Katie wore above costs $1,100.  More of her clothing lines can be found using the below link:

Holmes & Yang Collection at Barneys

Do you know if any other celebrities have created their own fashion labels?


Autumn/Winter 2012 Trends











The August edition of Vogue brings with it a pull out section on Autumn Winter Trends.  Over the next couple of months, the high street will be flooded with the latest trends of the season.  Some of the predicted trends include:

  • Florals
  • Black Leather
  • Oversized garments
  • Country Tweeds
  • Oriental designs
  • Graphic patterns
  • Layering

The colour of the season according to Vogue will be Purple!

Details and images on the latest trends can be found in August’s Edition of Vogue which is on sale now or you can visit their website www.vogue.co.uk.

As an Image Consultant and Personal Stylist our role is to interpret those trends so that they are wearable to your clients.  Your client’s wardrobe personality will determine how far she will embrace the trend.  E.g. A Classic may get a get a scarf with florals on whilst a Dramatic will wear Graphic Patterns from head to toe.

Which trend do you think you’ll be channellling for the Autumn/Winter season?

The Queen causes Launer London Handbags Sales To Rise

Since The Queen was seen with her Launer London Handbags over the Jubilee Weekend last month, sales of these bags have started to rise.  Launer London has reported a 58% increase in orders for their classic handbags.  Demand was so high, that the Launer.com site crashed due to a sudden surge of traffic.

The Queen has been sporting these handbags since the 1960’s and they are a great design for anyone which a Classic Style Personality.  Launer London also produces a number of accesories such as purses, wallets, credit card cases and iphone cases.  Below is my favourite from the collection.

Which is your favourite item from the collection?

Autumn/Winter 2012 Colour Trends

According to Pantone, the the above colours will be featured in the high street stores this Autumn/Winter.  With such a variety of colours, there seems to be something for everybody in each season.

Which colour will you be wearing for the Autumn/Winter season?  As a Bright Winter, I’ll be wearing the Olympian Blue!

Nude Shoes & Tights Sales Soar!

We all know that skin coloured shoes can make your legs look longer, especially when teamed with skin coloured shoes.  Image consultants have been imparting this advice to their clients for years and years.

However, it’s not until Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing her nude LK Bennett Sledge Patent Shoes with her skin toned tights again and again that the fashion journalists decided to jump onto the band wagon.

The key to these shoes is to ensure that it matches as close as possible to your skin tone.    There are many nude shoes out there, so be patient and find one that suits the skin tone of your feet and legs.  The same goes for nude tights.  If you struggle to find the perfect match, it’s best to go a shade darker rather than lighter.

What I love the most about nude shoes is that they will work with any outfit!

How many pairs of nude shoes do you have in your wardrobe?  What do you wear them with?

Wise words from Michelle Obama















“First and foremost, I wear what I love. That’s what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel comfortable and beautiful. If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion” – Michelle Obama.

When clothes shopping, my own mantra is to ask myself whether I love it madly or need it deeply.  If it is neither, it stays on the rails.

What strategies do you use to determine whether to buy a piece of clothing?