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Beckham’s Bags – Victoria Beckham Handbag Collection

December 23, 2010

Victoria Beckham always had her naysayers when it comes to her fashion career. Hopefully those critics are now silenced with the news that the former Spice Girl’s handbag range is a top-seller.

Two items from her high-anticipated handbag collection were available for purchase on Net-a-Porter. The luxury leather bags went live early on Wednesday morning to an amazing response. The fabulous black and taupe leather shoulder bag was the first to sell out within the first hour. The more-expensive black crocodile bag is also selling out but at a scary R130 000 it’s not shifting as fast.

The shoulder bag is not set to make a return on the online shopping portal but five more fabulous handbags are expected to be available in February next year. Credit cards at the ready girls!

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Beauty Scoop – Summer Hair do’s – Philip Kingsley

December 23, 2010

I love trying new products and this time, it’s a new (to South Africa) hair range from Philip Kingsley.

There are three new products I recently tried out and they are perfect for summer hair.

The Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner is a great scalp treatment that you use daily to well, treat your scalp. There are two variations, one for normal hair and one for dry, itchy scalps.

Because my hair is flat, the Philip Kingsley Maximizer gives it loads of va-va-voom! Spray it into your roots on damp hair and air dry it for some beautiful bounce.

And then, the biggie for summer, Philip KIngsley Swimcap. This product is ideal for protecting your hair in summer. It’s a cream formula that protects your hair and colour from weather damage, the sun, chlorine, sun, salt water an the wind.

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Christmas with Lanvin

December 22, 2010

With Christmas around the corner and the buzz of Christmas carols and mince pies in the air, local and international fashion designers have embraced the holiday cheer showcasing the hottest Christmas fashions. Check it out in this week’s edition of Hot-Spotting

Lanvin was truly inspired by the merriment of Christmas and has brought out a stylish new Christmas Collection 2010. What do you think?

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Beauty Scoop – Summer Hair do’s – ghd

December 22, 2010

A lot of people may not know it, but in addition to owning the worlds best styler, ghd make a fabulous range of hair treatment products too! Most of us who buy a styler, usually buy the thermal protector too – and while its a good product, many girls don’t like it. Don’t let that one product stop you from exploring the full range.

Here are some of our top picks for fabulous summer hair, tried tested and of course, loved.

In summer, going from beach to bar, you may find yourself washing your hair a lot more than usual. ghd Tenderness Shampoo is perfect for washing your locks every day, ensuring that it’s not stripped of any much needed nutrients.

Totally Fab! ghd Miracle Mist daily conditioning spray is great for all day moisture and shine. Spray it into damp hair and leave it in. You’ll notice how smooth and frizz free your hair feels.

If you’re going for effortless beach babe strands, use ghd Sea Spray on your locks. I love the smell -smells just like the sea- and it gives your hair a gorgeous, healthy texture. To keep this look for longer, use the ghd Texture Lotion and scrunch it into your hair – blow dry it for a lovely air-dried look.

I’ve saved THE BEST for last! This has got to be the ultimate summer hair product! ghd Rejuvenation Cream offers a treatment mask for your hair that gives it new life overnight. Comb it into your locks before bed, wash it out in the morning and enjoy your almost new hair. You can also comb it into your hair, twist and clip it up and hit the beach. The sun will give it an extra boost, plus you’ll have a stylish beach-look to boot.

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The Best of 2010 – A Year in Style

December 22, 2010
Alexander Wang fall/winter 2010

With yet another year coming to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the trends that made us look fabulous this year.

The Cape

Superseding the trench, this year’s cape trend has truly taken off. From Burberry military to Chloe camel, to Armani’s red riding hood version, there’s a cape for everyone. Superhero Alexander Wang officially declared the cape as our preferred outerlayer for seasons to come.

Alexander Wang fall/winter 2010

The Trouser

Harem, skinny or high-waisted, 2010 was the year of  the trouser. Paired with a tucked in tee and block heels, there’s nothing that says lady luxe better. It’s also ensued the return of the lady-tux (seen below on Alexa Chung) as an alternative to the classic LBD.

Chloe fall/winter 2010

The Red

Although this has been a year of  muted tones, flashes of red walked runways in the form of striking lips, kitten heels and silk gloves.

YSL fall/winter 2010

The Comeback

Love them or hate them, clogs were here to stay this year –  and even made it into the autumn months when partnered with a cutsey pair of socks.

The Designer

Undoubtedly 2010 has been the year for Christopher Bailey. His fall/winter Burberry Prorsum show literally left the audience agasp, with the collection selling out in a matter of minutes. The aviator jacket, for those lucky few who could get their hands on one, and these shearling boots have been replicated by practically every high street store.

Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010

Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010

The Style Icon

Blake Lively, whether she’s Serena or her fabulous self, takes chic to a whole other level. From red carpet appearances to exclusive store openings to just shopping on the Upper East side, she’s my style icon for 2010 – and she insists she doesn’t have a stylist.

The Transformation

Lea Michele has gone from the girl next door/song bird on Glee to a red carpet siren. She’s the one to watch on the red carpet this awards season.

Lea looking flawless in Oscar De La Renta

The Accessory

Arm candy seems to be this years hottest accessory – just ask Demi, Sienna or Kristen.

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Angelina Jolie To Launch New Jewellery Line

December 21, 2010

Actress, Director, Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Mother of six. Not only does Angelina Jolie have all of these titles under her belt but she is ready for the next challenge – a new jewellery line! (Santa, I hope you’re taking notes.)

To create the decadent fine jewellery line, Angelina is collaborating with Robert Procop – former Chief Executive of British luxury brand, Asprey, and designer of many of Angie’s red carpet jewels over the last decade. Procop now makes customised pieces with statement stones under his own name and he recently created and sourced the pieces she wears in her new movie, “The Tourist”, including a vintage diamond choker and a pair of yellow sapphire, rectangular cushion-cut earrings.


Procop works with emeralds from Colombia, sapphires from Brazil and red and pink diamonds from Australia and, among the collaborative pieces, we have been teased with rumours of a pebble-sized, pale green 353-carat beryl pendant in a rose gold setting, hung on a chain of cushion-shaped beryl stones, and a graphic, tablet-shaped 12.02-carat vivid green emerald ring (also set in rose gold) as pieces from the collection. Procop said Angelina’s design for the emerald was inspired by “ancient tablet engravings”, and is based on a similar design she worked on with Procop as a gift for Brad Pitt.

Although we don’t doubt Ange’s taste, Procop says: “Angelina has very classic style. These are pieces she wears herself.”

We’ve already had a taste of what the actress has up her designer sleeve when A-lister Angie wore a striking, black and rose gold necklace to the Berlin premiere of “Salt”.

All of the proceeds from the collection will go towards Angelina’s charity, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict but don’t empty your bank account or take a second job just yet! The pieces won’t be available in stores. If you want to get your hands on them, you’ll have to do some serious mingling to become part of Procop’s elite network of clients to whom the exclusive dazzlers will be sold.

Bring it, Ange! We’re salivating!

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Why we love the wedge

December 21, 2010
Alexa Chung in the Acne Atacoma wedge

The wedge heel is in this summer and we are chuffed. For the last few years they’ve been a little thin on the ground and as official, old school wedge lovers we’re enjoying having the opportunity to pick and choose.

However, not everyone loves a wedge heel. Some think they’re clunky and inelegant, so why are we so enamoured? Well, a couple of reasons… one being the fact that you never feel over or under dressed in a wedge. Never ever.

Alexa Chung in the Acne Atacoma wedge

It’s true! If you’re heading out for casual mid-week drinks, or you’re slipping them on with a black cocktail dress, they pretty much work. Obviously there are exceptions, raffia and cork are less dressy than others, but in general, they work.

Reese Witherspoon rocking the wedge

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There’s something fundamentally groovy about the wedge, when done properly. It brings back images of enormous bellbottoms, worn with tight little tees beneath a head of long, dead straight hair. I have loads of pictures of my Mum wearing the most unbelievable platform wedges. Totally extreme and wildly uncomfortable, but they still looked amazing. Why oh why did she not hang on to those? I’ll never get over that.

You can’t look overdressed in a shoe that hippies helped to make famous. That’s our motto.

Only R270 from Blackbeard & Dare

We were Christmas shopping the other day and stumbled across a new range in Blackbeard and Dare, cheap and cheerful shoes clearly imported straight from China, but such cute wedges. And what’s Christmas shopping without buying yourself a little something? Anyway, they’re going to be a staple for the festive season wardrobe. Slip them on with a pair of shorts and a tee and we’ll be ready for anything.

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Beauty Scoop – Summer Hair do’s – SEBASTIAN Professional

December 21, 2010

Could we get a drum roll for the fabulous SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL Hydre range please? I’ve been using it for about two weeks and I gotta say, my hair is looking fab-dab-dabulous!

The SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL HYDRE range is perfect for ensuring your hair is moisturized and looking totally gorgeous this summer, no need to worry about the sun drying it out, or in my case the hair dryer! The Hydre range offers a shampoo, conditioner and extra moisture treatment, that’s ideal if you use it once a week.

Another firm favourite of mine is the SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL Potion 9 LITE. A great little, all in one product that offers your hair nine benefits. I spray it into damp hair before drying it gently and manage a hair compliment every time! It really brings out the shine and enhances my subtle highlights.

A new product I’ve been trying is the SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL Whipped Cream. It’s like a light, fluffy (and even looks like whipped cream) styling mousse that has the added benefit of giving your hair a healthy protein boost. I love it because it doesn’t weigh my hair down and still looks fabulous!

Fight summer frizz with SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL Liquid Gloss. One of my fave silicone gloss products. It doenst stick and a little goes a long way.

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Shoe Porn: Brian Atwood Drama Pumps

December 21, 2010

Nothing says Shoe Porn quite like a pair of kill-ah Brian Atwood heels! These babies, “Drama” are just that… D-R-A-M-A!

The Drama Pumps are closed toe platforms in patent nude leather with a contrasting heel that stands 140mm high (yeah baby!).
When I saw these babies, the first thing that came to mind was Victoria Beckham (DUH). So, I Googled to see if she had a pair and, of course, Ms Becks does – we do have the same taste after all, she just wears the shoes and I write about them.

The dress by the way is from her own Fall 2010 collection and you can see it below on the model, whose wearing the same Drama pumps. Ms Becks, how do you manage to look totally different even when your outfit is exactly the same as the runway one?

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Back to some dramatic dreaming…

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Beauty Scoop – Summer Hair do’s – An exclusive feature

December 20, 2010

Ready to don your bikini this summer? How’s your hair looking? Don’t stress, we’ve got the inside scoop on the hottest hair products for your summer hair in our five-part, daily hair feature, all this week!

We’ve tried, tested and we love a wide selection of hydrating hair products, from shampoos and conditioners, treatments, lotions, potions and fixes, we’ve got it all.

Stay tuned as we bring you our Favourite Products from SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL, ghd, Wella System Professional and Phillip Kingsley. Plus, we’ve got a special treat at the end of the week so keep your browser locked on StyleScoop!

We’ll have all the answers to help you style your hair in many of summer’s hottest styles.

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