Thursday, 27 December 2012



My New Favourite Trend:

Its not all kilts and bagpipes when you think of Tartan, its more great wools and amazing stripped patterns. Creeping up on the runways from Alexander McQueen to Chanel's extravaganza that took place in the heart of Scotland. I am literally CRAZY over this trend. Its a local trend that has defiantly played out worldwide on top watched celebrities. The classic prints of Tartan is a non mover in many of the elites wardrobes, for this Autumn / Winter sees the return of Tartan hitting the runways and streets. 

Ever year Chanel's creative designer Karl Lagerfeld hosts Metiers d'Art Show with a new theme, in a new location and a whole new story behind the collection... this year Chanel took over Scotland. Set in a private location just outside of Edinburgh, Lagerfeld was sure to set an evening of Chanel's iconic substance dazzled in a dose of doomed romance, a fabulous combination.

Chanel's catwalk represented the finest in tweeds, knits, cardigans and also displayed dashes of Tartan. Creator of the brand Gabrielle Chanel, spent a lot of time in Scotland with her lover the Duke of Westminster, much . 

How to work your Tartan look

  • Keep your palette to the colours used in the print, from Blacks to Greens and even white
  • Keep your accessories to a minimum, try not to over power the tartan too much print and colour can look messy 
  • Layer up with scarfs, boots and tights depending on your garment
  • Do not be afraid to wear more than one item of Tartan, doubling up on the same print can be an affective fashion statement

Tartan is a classic, you can keep reinventing the ways in which you wear it. Its perfect for those wintery days adding the right amount of colour, never be afraid of too much print!-

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Suman Bajaj's Pocket Sari

Suman Bajaj's Pocket Sari

For the contemporary Indian Lady

Definition of a Sari:strip of unstitched cloth, worn by females, ranging from four to nine yards in length that is draped over the body in various styles which is native to the Indian Subcontinent.

Designer Suman Bajaj just proves that its never too late to start making your dreams come true, after she started her designing career without any training. British born and educated Suman's past background was based in fashion styling and merchandising. She started her career designing for Delhi's high society, which later saw the success of a celebrity clientele. 

Her career later took off when she moved to India for 4 years, and was spotted by celebrity stylist to designer an exclusive look for a Bollywood red carpet look. Suman Bajaj has found that Fashion is everything she had embarked on in her passionate journey, creating clothes that make women feel sexy, glamourous and body conscious clothing that had a voice of its own. 

The classic Indian Sari is known for bringing intricate embroidery with bold and luxurious colours and prints, but never have we seen a Sari so conveniently designed. Suman Bajaj has introduced the very first Sari collection with a pocket. Indian fashion leaves the practicalities out when it comes to designing, designer do not consider the useful touches but instead set out to dazzle. Suman Bajaj contemporary take on a classic Sari shows breathtaking design development. 

Suman Bajaj's pocket Sari is conveniently perfect for the modern day desi girl, ideal for slipping your lipstick or mobile phone in, when out and about at events leaving you free to mingle. Progression on classic eastern designs is genius it allows another level of creativity and a whole new market of consumers to be opened. 

Giving her clients more than they thought they could have imagined, Suman Bajaj has said that "I like to surprise my clients by fulfilling an unrecognized requirement, and giving them something they only realised they needed once it was available." Her work has been recognized worldwide, offering her a market in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Much of Suman Bajaj's collection offers you timeless pieces which are suitable for any woman regardless her shape and size.-


Friday, 14 December 2012

Rita & Zia Geneva

Rita & Zia Geneva 

My Trip to Geneva revealed:

Last weekend on my visit to Geneva, I was able to explore the town where I came across a local brand Rita & Zia. After seeing the brand previously being featured on many Swiss based bloggers, I was pleased to come across the store on my travels. Located in the small and narrow bricked streets of Geneva's Old Town, the natural environment surrounding the store fits perfectly with what Rita & Zia offers to its customers. 

The collection offers the world exotic, luxurious and spiritual symbols all at the same time in every piece of jewellery. Creator Sandrine Barabinot's launched the brand in 2006, after previously having a background and knowledge of the fashion world. 

Sandrine Barabinot's luxurious bohemian pieces are each crafted to bring luck, happiness and protection, they are more than just a piece of jewellery. With various recognizable symbols charmed around a set of precious beads and stones, in deep and rich colours adding a earthy and ethnic feel to the bracelets and necklaces. 

I truly loved the affect that one beaded bracelet can bring any day or evening out. With the bohemian style there is also an essence of edgy rock'n'roll style with black matt beads, skulls and cut out rose gold cuffs and armer rings. 

Sandrine's idea was to design a bracelet or necklace which featured a very special symbol, which inspired her idea of free spirt and a state of mind. 

Throughout her collection you would be able to find Buddha faces, Cloves, Peace sign, Hasma hand, Om symbol and many others which remind us of freedom, peace and adventure. 

Immediately I had fallen in love with the concept and style of Rita & Zia, and as in all my travels I always love to collect a memorable bracelet from any country that I visit. Rita & Zia Geneva had me spoilt for choice. Its always good to go somewhere new and discover a whole new and local brand, Rita & Zia will definitely be on the top of my list when I am next in Geneva. With its international success and over 11 stores worldwide from Lebanon to the Netherlands, its without a doubt a brand to  keep your eyes out for.-

SKarman was wearing:
-Fendi Beanie hat
-Zara leather and zip detail coat
-Prada red bag
-Zara velvet skull leggings
-Ugg brown leather boots



Thursday, 13 December 2012

Chloe Jade Green

Chloe Jade Green

British business man's daughter makes her own mark:

Chloe Green is the daughter of successful business man Sir Philip Green, the man behind the empire of fashion company Arcadia Group. Her father hold the key to many of our fashionable highstreet favoruite store including Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Dorothy Perkins and many more. Constantly growing up surrounded by the fashion world, it was only a matter of time before his daughter Chloe made her mark on the industry. 

May 2012 set the launch of her brand 'CJG' and debuted her footwear collection. CJG has now extended its winter collection, with added accessories from silk scarves to jewellery. 

Much of her collection is based around Chloe Green's personal style which is sexy with an edge of Rock'n'Roll, perfectly balanced up with detailed studding and luxurious fabrics. The shoe collection features a personal CJG trade mark on every shoe which is a green sole... so the world can always understand who you are wearing!

The collection was previously exclusive to Topshop, but is now available in Selfridges and Online. -