Tag Archives: Topshop

Rollerdisco style

25th January 2013

Topshop recently launched a range of 70s style rollerskates and I think I’m in love!


Studio 54 disco fabulous is a look I’ve always lusted after – it’s girly, glam and guarantees a good time! If you don’t believe me, check out this disco fabulous shoot I styled for my photographer pal Charlotte Stone – it’s a real love letter to 70s party style. (The balloons were my idea, I spent the whole day throwing them over the models!)

When I saw this new line of skates at Topshop, I was really excited because not only are they in-keeping with this retro aesthetic, but they come in fresh pastel colours for Spring, which is even more of a reason to buy them, in my book. Having said that, I’m not sure I can afford the £210 price tag, so for now they’ll have to stay on my lust list and in my dreams…


Hot street style at Bristol Fashion Week

25th March 2011

After watching a fab catwalk show for Bristol Fashion week, we took to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway to find out what’s hot on the high street with our Bristol Fashionistas. Here are our findings:

  • Hareem trousers are quite literally everywhere in all types of fabrics and colours. They’re being worn with basic tees or floaty blouses and statement handbags.
  • As the current weather is glorious, Bristol street stylistas are ditching heavy winter coats in favour of belted long cardigans, denim jackets and blazers. We saw a lot of girls accessorising with printed scarves.
  • Maxi skirts are proving to be hugely popular – in particular, soft fabric maxis from Zara.
  • As for footwear, pumps were the order of the day – ranging from simple ballet pumps to moccasins.
  • According to the girls we spoke to, their favourite shops are Miss Selfridge, River Island and H&M.

Take a look at our street style inspired gallery to see who’s wearing what and where to get the hottest key pieces in Bristol:

Thank you for all those who took part  – sorry if we didn’t publish your photo!

How to wear: palazzo trousers

23rd March 2011

The time has come to ditch your skinny jeans. There’s a new trouser in town.

Chic, comfortable and very cool, palazzo pants were once upon a time favoured by Coco Chanel and have dipped in and out of fashion ever since. For spring/summer 2011, palazzos are a wardrobe staple and the perfect item for working the Seventies trend.

We’ve really only seen this trend being rocked by skinny minnies on the catwalk, so the big question is ‘how on earth do you wear them for an everyday style?’ Worn in the right way, these trousers can be super flattering; leg lengthening and stomach flattening. Palazzos suit light, swishy, soft fabrics such as heavy silks and jerseys. They should be fitted from the waist and be wide legged from the top of the thigh, dropping straight down to the ankle.

Unless you are super tall, avoid flats at all costs – you don’t want to look like you’re floating and you will risk catching the soft fabric on the ground as you walk. If you’re unsure of your body shape, stick to loose – not baggy – tops. Breton t-shirts would work fabulously with black palazzos.

For those of who are blessed with a slender frame, athletic with straight hips, look for palazzos that are snug around the hip. You will be able to wear with pretty much anything on your top half (lucky you!), but graphic print t-shirts would give you a super-fashionable, edgy look.

If you’re petite (under 5’3), don’t go for uber voluminous styles as they will literally swallow you – stick to lighter weight fabrics. Wear with heels and a silky vest top.

For those of you who are naturally gifted in the bust area, you should opt for printed palazzos with a simple top.

If you are bigger on the bottom half than the top, you should avoid patterns and prints. Look for plain or block colour trousers and wear them with stripe tops or loose, short sleeved blouses.

Here’s our selection of lovely palazzo trousers, with a couple of tops thrown in the mix for those of you who are still unsure: