Bye Bye Summer! Hello Autumn 2017

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Time to say bye bye to those floaty summer dresses and dig out all of your deep night shade colours once again. Corals and pinks are no match for the shades of the city after a rainfall, so swapping those bright nail polishes for some galaxy inspired black diamond and dark berry hues is the best way to transition your beauty regimen into Autumn 2017. Where has this year gone!

So swap ensembles like this …

For looks like this!

Black satin slip cami dress: Wolf And Badger http://www.wolfandbadger.com

Faux fur coat: Stella McCartney

Gold Bag: Gucci

Tights: Cette at http://www.navabi.co.uk

Leopard print and gem detail Boots: Casadei at Farfetch http://www.farfetch.com

Black is a timeless classic, and an LBD for evening beholds a bottomless pit of possibilities! Leopard print boots and faux fur jackets are big news this autumn too!

Blue satin sash back slip dress: Galvan at Style Bop http://www.stylebop.com

Black leather and faux fur biker jacket: Noir Kei at Net-a-Porter http://www.net-a-porter.com

Blue Satin shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker at Saks Fifth Avenue http://www.saksfifthavenue.com

Quilted bag: Chanel

Satin dresses are the latest evening look and look absolutely rockin’ teamed with a biker jacket and a sultry, smoky eye and a deep glossy mani.

Swap this…

passion fruit corals won’t cut it in the winter, so go over to the dark side!

For this!

Nail Paint in Black Diamond, £3.99, Barry M. http://www.barrym.com

Metallics for nails and make-up are this Autumn’s key beauty trend, and Barry M has plenty of goodies to help you get your glimmer on!

Meteor Storm is an eyeshadow palette packed wth metallic duochrome shades, all of which are autumnal warm neutrals that look amazingly wearable for any eye colour. It’s just landed in Superdrug for £9.99. The packaging alone is heavenly!

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Wednesday Trendsday: Go Graphic!

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Bold logo, graphic print and slogan tees are big news right now.
They absolutely rock worn with skinny jeans and sneakers, or, if you prefer to put together a look a little different, they work unexpectedly well with this year's pleated skirts!

Cropped New York Knicks T-shirt and Ripped Skinny Jeans: both Topshop
Orange Handbag: Sophie Hulme
Rose Gold sneakers: Coliac at Luisaviaroma – http://www.luisaviaroma.com

Face Print T-shirt: Vivienne Westwood
White skinny jeans: Burberry
Graphics printed backpack: Betsey Johnson
Snake print sneakers: Gucci
Striped watch: Kate Spade

Dog graphic t-shirt: Versace
Metallic gold pleated midi skirt: Isabel Marant
Mini peach backpack: Chloe
Rose Gold sneakers: Steve Madden

T-shirt: Versace Versus
Skirt: Gucci
Backpack: Prada
Hand Print sneakers: Gucci
Watch: Tissot

MTV T-shirt: Marc Jacobs
Black leather pleat midi skirt: Red Valentino
Backpack: Fendi
Black sneakers: Moschino

SS17 Accessory Alert…

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Soulful, easy wearing turquoise and other semi-precious gemstone jewels will add major boho chic to any look!

Watch: Versus
Necklace: Jennifer Meyer
Bracelet: Lola Rose
Bangle: Melissa Joy
Ring: Ippolita

Miniature backpacks that pack plenty of flower appliqué, block studs and even pom-poms are big news this SS17. Fendi have made full use of summer brights, chain straps and floral appliqué for their irresistible arm candies!

Personalise your smartphone with the prettiest tropical phone cases around, thanks to cool cover designers Casetify. Roses, cactus, beach and ocean print are proving popular designs for this season.

Multicolour temptations will brighten up any unwanted cloudy days this summer, they may even generate serious accessory envy!

Backpack: Moschino
Gradient Aviator Sunglasses: Saint Laurent
Bangle: Ippolita

Trend Tuesday: 4th of July Lookbook!

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Above:

T-shirt: Calvin Klein 

Ripped Jeans: Topshop

Bag: Gucci 

Happy Independence Day to #FASHALIA101 readers in the beautiful nation.  Today I thought I’d bring you a Summer Lookbook to celebrate what a colourful carnival the US of A is!


Top: Stella McCartney 

Tropical Printed Skirt: Sacai

Sunglasses: Tom Ford

Coral Tote Bag: Hermes

Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff


Guns n’ Roses Leotard: Intermix Online

Denim Shorts: Rag & Bone

Rose Embroidered Sneakers: Steve Madden

Burgundy Backpack: Chloe

Skull Choker: Betsey Johnson


Red Silk Dress: Helmut Lang

Le Boy Blue Quilt Bag: Chanel

Red & Blue Heels: Christian Louboutin 

Blue Choker with Star: Kenneth Jay Lane


One Shoulder Top: Stella McCartney

Denim Mini Skirt: See by Chloe

Polka Dot Sandals: Tabitha Simmons

Buckle Detail Saddle Bag: Miu Miu


Red Ruffle Trim Dress: Givenchy 

Snakeskin Saddle Bag: Chloe 

3 Colour Platform Shoes: Christian Louboutin 

Choker Necklace: Alexis Bittar

Flower Stud Earrings: Kate Spade

Stackable Rings: Kate Spade

Red Dress: Alice & Olivia

Navy Watch: DKNY

Stud Sandals: Jimmy Choo 

Quilted Bag: Chanel


Dress: Valentino 

Two Tone Backpack: Versace

Heart Embellished Sneakers: Philipp Plein

White & Silver Chronograph Watch: Allurez 

Blue Sunglasses: Fendi

Jumpsuit: Elie Saab

Scarf: D & Y from Amazon 

Cuffs: Chanel

Mules: Aquazzura 

Bag: Gucci

Happy July the 4th, ‘Merica! 

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Make-up Monday…

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There are several new beauty launches for summer 2017, and you won’t be able to resist their spellbinding appeal!

I would just love a set of metallic, gradient mermaid or unicorn make-up brushes. There are a lot of brands bringing out their own versions of mermaid tail brushes or pearly finished ones that resemble a unicorn’s horn.


A fan of Hoola bronzer, I am excited Benefit have bought out Hoola Lite, if you’re fair skinned and have a job achieving a natural tan on your face, Hoola Lite is the bronzer that guarantees a healthy natural looking glow for pale complexions.


Something fairly new is Anese Gotta Peace Out Hair & Body Elixir. This is a genius multi-use formation that is enriched with natural Glycerin, Aloe Vera and coconut Neroli water which boasts a plethora of benefits for hair and skin. Mist some Gotta Peace Out over your hair to refresh your mane and add hydration or spritz some onto your face before applying your make-up to minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines and to ensure a dewy look.   

I’m a sucker for a good highlighter, Stila’s Heaven’s Hue delivers instant radiance with a unique texture and a barely there feel. Transcendence boasts opalescent pink glimmer for the most ethereal glow.


Stila’s magic making doesn’t stop there… they’ve compiled Matte n’ Metal; your most loved neutral eyeshadow hues in one stunning palette! There’s not one shade in this irresistible collection of velvety mattes and sparkling shimmers that wouldn’t be worn.


There are tons of rainbow highlighters about at the minute, Tarte’s multicoloured highlighter packs plenty of pearly magic to get your strobing game on point!

I love Too Faced Melted liquid lipsticks, especially the metal shades, my favourite has to be Debutante, a coral toned pink with loads of shimmer.

Unlikely Trend Collab That Works… One Piece x Culottes!

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Leopard print is big, big news on the swimwear scene at the moment. Paired with slouchy yet sexy culottes, a pair of oversized Victoria Beckham aviators and a pop of metallic snakeskin in the form of this stylish Louboutin tote, this Topshop beaut will get you served at the beach bar first!

Topshop animal print + Valentino pastel lace culottes + duochrome Versace shades? Yes you can! Accessorise with this season’s oversized, two-tone watches like Olivia Burton’s sleek designs and a cross-body, satchel style bag in pastel or earthy hues like this Art Deco inspired, snakeskin Marni bag. Tres chic!


Neon meets leopard spots meets cut out detail, this Matthew Williamson one piece is a sizzling collaboration in itself! What better way to transform this swimsuit, with dreamy, floaty Temperley London culottes, coloured Gucci aviators and one of the hottest bag trends of SS17, snakeskin Jimmy Choo.


Stella McCartney’s killed two birds with one stone with this coloured leopard print one shoulder. Two trends, one piece, genius! Relaxed denim culottes, like these Gucci’s, take off duty cool to whole new levels.


When it’s too hot for black, army green is an effortlessly stylish and practical alternative. Teaming khaki with Norma Kamali’s leopard spot halter-neck one piece and a snakeskin Chloe Drew is the best way to ease into that safari vibe you only seem get on vacation.

Mermaid Monday …

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Primark have the much sought after metallic gradient make-up brushes, with fish tail handles, purple tinted hairs and the ultimate shape and texture to achieve the glow of the unicorns! At £10 for a set of 5, they aren’t as pricey as similar sets. I have a feeling these beauties will sell like hot cakes!

Considering Girls With Attitude’s 9 piece Fantasy Collection, which boasts two tone gradient handles and hairs, will set you back £49.99, Primark’s offerings are set to add some serious wanderlust to dressing tables and make-up bags without straining your post-holiday purse strings.


Girls With Attitude Fantasy Collection, 9 brush set of unicorn inspired professional brushes, £49.99

GWA Mermaid Mythical 6 brush collection are not dissimilar in colour scheme to Primark’s and are truly mer-mazing, slightly cheaper at nearly £35… 


Mermaid Mythical 6 brush collection, £34.99, GWA


Girls With Attitude have a variety of tools that will cater to your every face need, and they’re oh so pleasing on the eye, but at nearly £50 for a set of 9, and £35 for a set of 6, if you want a set of mer-mazing brushes but you’re watching the pennies after that beach break, look no further than Primark!  

I also noticed Amazon have an amazing selection of mermaid’s tail brushes, some of which are pastel metallic, pink with gold and even rainbow, for a reasonable price.  It’s well worth a rummage on there for a wider variety at a good price range, there are some generous sellers that have thrown in free shipping too.