Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Christmas Sale Gems!

There are sales popping up from every direction at the moment on the high street and online (see my quick guide below).

Here are my favourite discoveries from the Christmas sales. Each item has a great saving and is perfect for now!


Green Jacquard Dress, Miss Selfridge, Was £50 Now £30
Brown Victorian Boot, Miss Selfridge, Was £55 Now £30
ASOS Asymmetric Jersey Jumpsuit, Was £36 Now £23
Navy One Shoulder Feather Dress, River Island, Was Now £59.99 Now £25
Leopard Print Body, River Island, Was £19.99, Now £10
Tiger Print Silk Scarf, Topshop, Was £22, Now £10
Metallic and Grossgrain Bag, Topshop, Was £26, Now £12


I have put together a simple guide to help assist with your Christmas bargain hunting.

Online

Missguided - Up to 50% off Knitwear Dresses and Shoes (Free P&P on all UK orders code: FREEMG)
ASOS - Up to 50% off across all departments
River Island - Online Sale. Main in-store sale starts 24th December

In-store and Online

Banana Republic - Up to 40% off 
French Connection - Up to 50% off
H&M - Up to 70% off
Miss Selfridge - Up to 50% off

Thursday, 11 November 2010

ASOS - 20% off code

Grazia have been kind enough to bless us all with a 20% off code for ASOS this week. This will probably be your last chance to treat yourself before Christmas or you could be less selfish and buy some pressies! Whatever your choice there is a huge array off options on the site at the moment as they continue to expand on their brands catalogue. Don't forget to check out the Outlet and Clearance sections for some great bargains.
Use the code GRAZIANOV at the checkout. The code is valid until 16th November 2010.

Friday, 29 October 2010

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Dorothy Perkins Online - 30% off all Shoes and Boots!

Don't miss this exclusive one-off online shoe and boot sale at Dorothy Perkins. Save 30% off each pair for 3 days only. Hurry before your size sells out. Happy shoe hunting :-)

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Winter Bargain Beauties - Mid-Season Sales

The mid-season sales have begun and already there are some amazing bargains to be found online. Here are just a few I've discovered so far from high-street brands and designers.


BALENCIAGA Sea Green Trousers - Was £190 Now £88
REISS Boob Tube Dress - Was £139 Now £50
WAL G Printed Shirt - Was £32 Now £20
TOPSHOP Camel T-Shirt Dress - Was £60 Now £30
ASOS Peep Toe Buckle Boots - Was £120 Now £36
ASOS Leather Duffle Bag - Was £75 Now £38
MISS SELFRIDGE Fringe Shoe Boots - Was £55 Now £25

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Beyond the Valley Sample Sale

If you're heading towards Carnaby street before 26th September, make sure you pop into the Beyond the Valley Sample Sale and get up to 90% off. With creative directors from Central Saint Martin's, this label is a leader in design and innovation. The label collaborates with the very best new designers on the block. The shop alone features products from 50 different designers. You can also shop online by clicking the picture below. Not to be missed!

Location: 2 Newburgh street, W1F 7RD. Nearest tube: Oxford Circus
Opening times: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Topshop's Winter Tease

So Topshop have decided to tease us with a glimpse of their Autumn Winter 2010 collection. Everything about it is delicious from the colours, to the fabrics. Leather shorts have moved seamlessly through from summer into the next season by darkening their subtle beige into chocolate brown. Fur has made it from the catwalks onto the high street in the form of Topshop's fluffy gilets and collared cardigans. The sheepskin look has also filtered through into a variety of winter hats and ear muffs.


Winter can sometimes have a drab and 'same old' feeling about it's jumpers, chunky boots and other hefty attire but this year Topshop has shown it is possible to stand out in a winter crowd.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

H&M to Launch Online Shop!!

After many years of rumours and much anticipation, H&M have finally announced they will be launching their very own online store.

From 9th September you will be able to shop online for a wide range of H&M's products including many of their clothing lines, accessories, beauty products and even homeware.

With such a huge choice of shops now available online I wonder what H&M can bring to the table that will attract the online shoppers and keep them coming back for more? Or maybe their on trend styles and value for money will be enough.

Maybe Zara and Gap will now follow suit??


If cant wait to till September to browse H&M goodies online then check out their impressive pre-fall collection in the Style Guide by clicking the image above. You can even create your own style by dragging and dropping H&M items off the page. Enjoy!!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Boohoo STYLEFIX Mag


Issue 9 of Boohoo's juicy Stylefix magazine is now available to read online. The issue includes special features on festival attire, Ibiza boho style, retro summer style and the sports luxe trend. 
Boohoo clothing, shoes and accessories are great value for money and are always on trend. Don't forget to check out their Summer SALE section for mega summer bargains.


Saturday, 26 June 2010

BODYAMR Summer Sale



BODYAMR are definitely one of my favourite labels of the moment. Their Grecian styles, delicious use of floating slinky fabrics and palette of peaches, corals, aqua and metallic make it irresistible this summer. Their dresses are perfect for summer holidays and their silky knit tees and fluid separates make everyday stylish.

Get your hands on their gorgeous design pieces at their summer sale next week. From 28th June to 2nd July you can buy the summer collection at up to 80% off. This is definitely a sale not to be missed

Location : 7 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1 A1NH
When: 11am - 6pm each day

Spring's Statement Wedges



The wedge is back this spring with a mighty bang! Wedges have become bolder and chunkier, making them this season’s statement shoe. We’re spoilt for choice with styles ranging from sexy peep-toe to buckles wrapped and strapped across the foot inspired by Chloe Sevigny’s shoe for Opening Ceremony. You may have noticed these features have also transformed last season’s gladiators.
Forget thatched soles, this season’s wedges are formed in finely polished wood, leather, and even rubber. Wooden wedges have been carefully crafted into sharp graphic shapes, which are surprisingly easy to walk in, making them more wearable than in previous seasons. Check out Topshop’s options, where a pastel coloured high heel in engulfed in a wedge, creating the illusion of wearing high heels.


Rubber soles appear in the form of trainer-wedges which fall into this season’s sports luxe trend. They are probably the only shoes which make you a couple of inches taller but are also incredibly comfortable. Puma collaborated with fashion designer Hussein Chalayan earlier this year and created a trainer-wedge for the store’s ‘Urban Mobility’ range. The high-street has taken on this athletic alternative with vigour. Various versions can be found at Office, Topshop and ASOS in a multitude of colours from black to gold. Wear a pair with with grey marl cuffed harems, creating a relaxed but stylish sporty look.
Pair your wedges this summer with maxi dresses, harems, rolled-up chinos or even some sexy shorts when the weather adheres to show off those legs. 

Monday, 31 May 2010

River Island Online Magazine

River Island have just launched their Summer Style mag online. Featuring their summer collections, New Grunge, Printastic, Nautical and Rock Military there is something fabulous available for everyone. Don't forget to also check out the editor's choice page. Read Now!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

20% off at Warehouse

To celebrate the launch of Sex and the City, Warehouse are offering their customers 20% off everything with the code SATC. Just enter the code at the checkout. Shop Warehouse


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Free YSL Clutch Bag!

Yves Saint Laurent are currently offering a free Y-Mail clutch for every purchase of their two best selling-products, Touche Éclat and False Lash Effect Mascara. Invest in both products and receive the cute patent clutch complete with Y graphic for free! Another bonus to this great offer is you will also receive a luxury signature make-over from the YSL specialists. How could you resist? Visit www.touche-eclat.com/en for more details.
Head to your nearest YSL beauty counter to take advantage of this great offer!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Gap - Exclusive preview shopping event!

Gap will be hosting 4 exclusive events next week where customers will get exclusive access to their new long-anticipated floral collection. Not only will you receive 25% off all purchases but Grazia's fashion team will also be on hand to offer their expert styling advice. The collection features must-have items such as a layered maxi dress, ditsy-print floral shirt and distressed denim shorts. 



Gap will be holding four events:
Wed 19 May:
London - Oxford Street (6-9pm)
Edinburgh - Princes Street (6-8pm)
Thurs 20 May:
Dundrum - Dublin
London- Gracechurch Street (7-9pm)

On the night you will:
Get 25% off any purchases
Meet the Grazia fashion team who’ll style the new collection
Get advice from a Gap personal stylist
Enjoy cocktails and canapes 
Take home a fantastic goodie bag!

RSVP to UKevents@gap.com to secure your place

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Browns

A truly un-missable fashion exhibition launches today celebrating 40 years of the iconic fashion boutique Browns. The ‘Browns 40 Years of Fashion Innovation’ exhibition will showcase some of the designers that have brought Browns into the spotlight over the past four decades and explore insightful stories from its fashion history.


Browns, founded by Joan Burstein, has acquired a reputation for being able to spot talented new-comers to the fashion industry. Responsible for introducing Calvin Klein to the UK and discovering talents such as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, it’s no surprise Browns have decided to celebrate 40years with this tremendous exhibition. There are two major parts to the exhibition. A portrait gallery consisting of 40 photographs taken by Paolo Roversi will display models, designers, actors, artists and musicians highlighting the cutting edge nature of their garments. Alongside the portraits will be 3D footage of catwalk shows and archive footage of talks on dressing.
You have up until 30th May to absorb all the fashion greatness of this on-off event.

Location: The Regent Penthouses and Lofts, 16-18 Marshall Street.
Transport: Nearest tube is Oxford Circus
Entrance: Free

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

20% off at Rare

Rare has released yet another voucher code, valid for the remainder of May. Just use the code VCCOUK20 at the checkout for 20% off.
Rare has some excellent summer pieces available including floral cropped tops, underwear as outerwear dresses and perfect pastels with frills and feathers. To read their magazine online now, (The Blogger Edition) click here! Shop Rare

Monday, 10 May 2010

Clomping Clogs!

Considered as clompy and far from elegant it came as a surprise to many when clogs appeared on the Spring/Summer  catwalks of Chanel and Louis Vuitton. It wasn’t until Alexa Cheung was spotted in a pair of this seasons controversial stompers that the general public stood up and noticed this trend as a feasible one that might just invade their shoe cupboard. It didn’t take long before clogs popped up everywhere in all kinds of varieties. Many brands have transformed the clog into a more wearable ‘clog-sandal’, still keeping the thick wooden sole and metal studs but using leather straps instead of the closed toe to give a more feminine-edge. Miss Selfridge has done a great job of turning the clog into a shoe that wouldn’t look out of place paired with a summer dress adding a pretty ribbon tie to pale blue leather. Kurt Geiger have also created a fantastic clog collection featuring an ankle clog with multiple buckles and a replica of the renowned Chanel clog. Other hot clog offerings can be found at ASOS, Schuh and Boohoo.
Miss Selfridge Aqua Floral Tie Clog £45,  Kurt Geiger Blue Patent Platform £200Carvela Ash Brown Courts £130, Carvela Anica Tan Courts £80, Red or Dead Lara Heels £74.99, ASOS Mango Mule Shoe £55, Boohoo Black T-Bar Sandal £40

Thursday, 6 May 2010

H&M - 20% off Voucher

Get 20% off on one item at H&M! All you need to do is sign up for the newsletter by clicking this link: https://shop.hm.com/gb/newmarketsnewsletter Your voucher will then be sent straight to your inbox and can be used up until 5th June. H&M have an excellent affordable denim collection this season and plenty of light-weight and colourful printed dresses for your holidays. View the H&M magazine online here for style advice and  spring/summer ideas: H&M Magazine

A little tip: If you have more than one email address, sign up each address to receive multiple vouchers ;-) (as each voucher has a unique code so cannot be used more that once) Happy Shopping!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Topshop's Techno Traveller Collection

My favourite spring/summer pieces this year without doubt have to be from the Techno Traveller summer collection from Topshop. Inspired by travelling, the collection is an eclectic mix of global influences from Marrakesh to India. Featuring tribal prints, rave neons, chunky knits, military pieces and embellishments, the collection is all about mixing up different styles and trends to create a unique and refreshing look for summer.


Pocket Crop-top £14, Leather Sleeveless Biker Jacket £95, Wooden Bangle £14, Techno Print Tee £30, Holey Leggings £25, Leopard Strappy Body £25, Fringe Scarf £16, Aztec Bag £20, Linen Waterfall jacket £40 and Canvas Lace-up Boots £85

Saturday, 1 May 2010

May's ASOS Magazine online NOW!


The fabulous new ASOS magazine is now available to read online. If you're a Glee fan check out the interview with the cover star, Glee's Lea Michelle. As always this months issue features some great look a like buys influenced by this season's catwalks from pastels and brights to soft tailoring. If you are planning a summer getaway, take advantage of the 15% swimwear discount with the code ASOSBEACH. Sneak a peek at their bikini collection on page 34 and statement swimming costumes from page 38. Enjoy! Read ASOS Mag

Thursday, 29 April 2010

20% off at Rare

Get 20% off at Rare with the code VCCOUK20 until 2nd May. Check out their maxi dresses and nude and nautical ranges!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Dover Street Market Sample Sale!


Dover Street Market market

Is you love fashion then this is a MUST attend event! Dover Street Market are hosting their second sample sale this bank holiday weekend. The sale will feature bargains galore from Christopher Kane, Givenchy, Lanvin, Raf Simons, Sacai and many many more discounted up to 80%.
The sales will be replenished throughout the 3 days so you are guaranteed to bag a luxurious bargain whichever day you choose to visit.
Be sure to visit the food stalls set up outside too, after you've worked up an appetite with all that shopping. Specially selected stallholders from around London will be selling delicious bacon sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes, salads and ice creams.

Location: The Old Depot, 1-3 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7SL
Dates: Saturday 1st - 3rd May from 10am-7pm each day
Transport: Angel and Old Street Tube Stations

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Latest Fashtastic Discount Codes

Fancy a bit of Spring/Summer online shopping? Treat yourself with the latest codes for some of the UK's top bargain online fashion stores.

Desire Clothing - 10% off with DesireM10 


Glam Boutique - 15% off with MORE15

Kerri Ruffle Dress


Luv2nv.com - 15% off with MORELUV1

Miss Guided - 10% off for all new customers who sign up to the newsletter


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Gossip Girl meets Miss Selfridge

Our favourite fashion-filled show and Miss Selfridge have joined forces to create a Gossip Girl collection based on the four female lead characters. Launching this month, the collection featuring the styles of Serena, Blair, Jenny and Vanessa was inspired by the designs of Gossip Girl Fashion designer Eric Daman.


The collection will consist of eight pieces featuring a leopard print boho maxi, a black body-con bandage dress, a lace tutu skirt and a ruffle front shirt, all consistent with the slick styling of the show. The items will retail from £39.
Yasmin Yusuf, creative director of Miss Selfridge explained, "The dresses we've created based on the characters fit perfectly with our spring/summer 2010 range. Our customers love the show and the styles of the girls, so the partnership is a perfect match."
Paul Bufton, general manager of Warner Bros consumer products also commented on the collection, "Fashion is intrinsic to Gossip Girl and a key ingredient in the continued popularity of the series". "Miss Selfridge has created a collection that is true to the ideals of the show and one that young women will 
aspire to own. We're certain it will be a commercial success, and the beginning of a long-term relationship with the retailer."

Make sure you're quick off the mark, it's sure to be a sell-out!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

30% off at GAP

Yes that's right, GAP are offering all customers 30% off their bill starting tomorrow until 2nd May. Just Click this GAP link, fill in your details and print the voucher they email to you, its that simple! Use your voucher to stock up on quality denim shirts and jackets to see you through the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Fashion at Coachella

Every year Indio, a city in Riverside County, California is swarmed with hundreds of festival goers and celebrities for the annual Coachella Festival. With Jay Z, Muse and Gorillaz headlining this year, as well as nightly roller-skating parties, the attendees are the envy of the rest of the world as revellers bask in 38degree heat.

The celebs as always are out in their best summer pieces, flaunting the flesh. Take a look at a few of the festival fashion fixes below.

From left to right: Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne, Daisy Lowe and Lindsay Lohan
Pictures courtesy of Pacific Coast News.


For more Coachella fashion fixes see the Pacific Coast Coachella post

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Topshop Launch Make-up Range!!

Topshop have announced they will be launching their very own Make-up line in May, following in the footsteps of H&M, Zahra and Primark. The collection features a multitude of fashion brights in the form of nail polishes, eye-shadows and lip glosses/sticks all creating smooth luxe finishes.
The range was designed by Topshop designer Lizzie Dawson. Incorporating the experimental nature of the Topshop customer, its influences come from fashion rather than make-up trends. 
Look out for the nail polish named 'The Big Smoke' which is a very good copy of Chanel's must-have sell-out colour 'Particuliere'.
If you want to check out the range in action, check out Topshop's Unique fashion show where the new range was used on the models. Skin Tint was used to warm the skin and gold paint was used on the inner-corner of the eye.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Secret Sales - Delicious Designer Bags

Why is it when the sun starts shining you become drawn to the shops by this almighty force telling you to buy brand new shiny expensive things that you really cant afford? Well, to aid this feeling is the fabulous Secret Sales website. From today, you will be able to buy designer handbags from Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Balenciaga, Prada, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and more with up to 70% off! The sale only lasts 2 days so be quick to grab your designer bargain. Just sign up for free and start spending!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Nuude Shoooes! Part 2

There are so many gorgeous nude shoes around at the moment that I couldn't stop myself from creating a part two to my Nude Shoes post on THE shoes of the season that will give any outfit a summer vibe. Look out for the wedge and clog styles which are hot for this season.



Suede Buckle Cuff Shoe - New Look £35                 










 ASOS Princess Peep Toe £25










Topshop Lace up Wedge Boots £40





Marks and Spencer Limited Edition Criss-cross Strap £35



ASOS Leather Studded Clog £85










Oasis Multi-Buckle Wedge £65








Dorothy Perkins Tan Cut-out Shoes £38







New Look Peep Toe Ankle Boot £25

Monday, 12 April 2010

Sketchbook Magazine Designer Sample Sale

11am - Friday 16th April - 10 Newburgh Street W1, Carnaby, W1

In their continuous mission to support emerging fashion talent, Sketchbook Magazine have collaborated with Vauxhall Fashion Scout to bring the public a rare opportunity to get their hands on samples from some of the ‘talent goldmine’s’ top designers.

The leading fashion illustration magazine has been occupying a space on Newburgh Street in Carnaby for the past two weeks, hosting fashion and art exhibitions, discussions with guest speakers and live music.

In the pop-up shop’s third and final week, it will host its very own sample-sale featuring six emerging talents from Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s roster.


Chinese-Glaswegian Yan To (who has already provided an insightful look on what it takes to become a fashion designer in a live discussion at the pop-up store), will be selling sample items from his Zero (AW09) and One (SS10) collections. His collections have already been snapped up by influential London boutique b-Store located on the prestigious Saville Row and he continues to receive rave reviews in the fashion press.


Multi-talented Ada Zanditon will be making her SS10 jewellery collection samples available to the public at the sale. Interning with Alexander McQueen, before going on to study at the London College of Fashion, Ada will no doubt impress with her future collections in fashion and jewellery.

London’s newest Fashion label, Swagger and Soul will also be making an appearance. With only one season under their belts, the leather label have already built up a huge following including Daisy Lowe and Alexa Cheung.

Other designers featuring in this unique sale include Knitwear specialist Alice Palmer, Harriet's Muse who creates a decadent style with a sinister influence and Hong Kong born Viking Wong who experienced her debut fashion week this February.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Great Grazia 25% off Vouchers

This week Grazia has treated all its readers to 25% off at 5 off the best high-street shops; Mango, New Look, Espirit, Wallis and Full Circle.

Just fill in the vouchers on page 97 and take them into the store by Wednesday 14th April to make your marvellous savings. The mag also features best buys from each stores summer collections. Happy Shopping!

New Look Key Pieces and Save 20%

New Look has some gorgeous utility, military and pastel pieces in this spring. Make sure you snap them up quick with this 20% off code MWE202 as its only valid for 3 days from 9th-11th April.

Here our some staple items from New Look's Summer collection that will keep you looking stylish

Sleeveless Denim Jacket £22 Buy
Waterfall Jersey Jacket reduced to £15 Buy
Harem Trousers £22 Buy
Cut Out Wedges £30 Buy

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Bargain Version of Chloë Sevigny's Opening Ceremony Buckle Boots

The Chloe Sevigny buckle boots created for Opening Ceremony were big news for AW09. Many fell in love with them but couldn't justify the rather large price tag.



Well, it just so happens that Schuh have created a summer version for all you buckle-boot fans at a utterly worth it £79.99. The boots cover two of this season's shoe trends, wedge and military and come in black and natural. How can one resist :-) Buy

Monday, 5 April 2010

VERY by Vero Moda

Vero Moda have launched a directional diffusion range for Spring 2010. The new range is being stocked by House of Fraser ASOS and several independent boutiques.
The range is pitched as a price-concious alternative to premium brands. Very will launch 8 collections over the year, comprising of 35-40 pieces. 
Rhona Colquhoun, the UK sales agent for Very and Vero Moda says, “Very is all about directional fast fashion. While Vero Moda follows the trends, Very aims to set them. It offers timeless pieces that embody sophistication combined with an attention to catwalk trends.”
Very pieces range from £8-£70. Very Summer Campaign