Friday, 10 February 2012



The Queen that has trademarked prints designs, creates a new range for Topshop Designer capsule collection:

The Greek born designer has always has a passion for prints, with her great influence from her mother an interior designer and her father who trained in textile designer, no wonder the world has become fascinated by her exotic prints in fashion.

(Picture: Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection)

She started her studies in Architecture, studying in Rode Island School of Design after moving to the USA, and then later transfered to the iconic Central Saint Martains College of Art and Design where she completed her Bachelor and Masters. She began her career, focusing on the prints for interiors, and later formed a new direction in Prints for fashion. And since then Katrantzou has been storming up the fashion world with her debut. With her clothing already available and featured in Harrods and Vogue, she is now ready to demand a new market of fashionistas.

(Picture: Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection)

This February 17th Mary Katrantzou, is launching an exclusive collection for high street store TopShop, during the start of London Fashion week, which be available online and in-stores for consumers ( Mark the date, fashion lovers). Katrantzou first debut of her Pret-a-porter (ready-to-wear) collection at London Fashion Week, back in 2008.

(Picture: Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection)

The Topshop collection offers a wide range of intricate designs, trademarking Mary Katrantzou talents and her amazing cuts. Featuring easy shapes, structured dresses, clean lined-tops, printed t-shirts, slim trousers, and all featuring Katrantzou wild and pretty prints.

(Picture: Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection)

This is perfect to kick start your Spring / Summer wardrobe... very exciting.-

SKarman's Pick:
  • The cropped Floral Trousers, (£130): Floral prints are big this season, and I'm just loving these Katrantzou classic's, perfect for spicing up my spring wardrope adding a pop of colour and saying goodbye to those dull wintery skies.

  • Collar Blouse, (£180): I love collars for winter or spring/summer, anytime they work wonders! This blouse is ideal for wearing alone or tucking into cropped floral trousers, outstanding and electric statement print!
Just can't wait to get my hands on these...! XxX

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Madonna triumph's Super Bowl

On Sunday, the Super Bowl madness took over the whole of the USA, and much of the UK too, and this time it was not just for the sports, it was for the anticipated half time performance by American's pop queen Madonna, which the world was just dying to watch.

The half time performance during the opening of the Super bowl season, is always a very memorable one... as there's always something that creates a public uproar... And this year was no different! The Super Bowl is an annual championship game of the NFL (National Football League), the highest league of American Football and has been ongoing for over 45 years, its a major sporting event.

Madonna was to show stop the event with her halftime performance, in her custom made costume by Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. Madonna embraced the themes of both Roman gladiatorial style and the elegant excess of Egyptian queens, both looks lavished her breakthrough performance setting the start of her new tour. The queen of pop made her debut in style and total royalty, she was ready to show the world that Madonna is back and ready to take on the music world all over again.

The singer performed her new single 'Give me all your Luvin' as she dazzled in her powerful golden embellished cape for her new album 'MDNA' set to release on the 26th March! Other guest stars that joined Madonna on stage include, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A!

Congrats to the New York Giants!-

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Work the Ponytail

Working The Ponytail
The effortless hairdo:

The simplest and most easiest hairdo in the hair bible, yet the affective way of completing your look. This look if perfect for any girl, of any age, with any style.
Its not just a high school thing anymore, the ponytail look has been shown to favor the red carpets and the runways of many haute couture designers, so never feel your underdressed when your rocking the ponytail!

Embrace the look for the casual day or the perfect evening style, it can easily be adapted for the occasion.

Adapt your Ponytail:

-Add more body and height to the crown of your head
-Experiment with different ties, for example use ribbon, features, or even brightly cover rubber bands, just to keep it fun and interesting
-Also adding curls and texture to the tail of your Ponytail would give it more of an edgy of glamour, perfect for the evenings!

The one thing to remember, is that with this style of hairdo you can never go wrong, so be brave to challenge the regular Ponytail.... and add some innovation to your lustrous locks!

Now next time your having a bad hair day... ladies, you know exactly how to solve it! -