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Just like Cher Horowitz from Clueless, I often find solace in a mall (ahem, shopping centre).  Ahead of my first week starting my Masters in Media and Journalism and after seeing off the boyf as he moves to Dubai, I was definitely in need of a little – read, huge – bit of retail therapy.  My preferred treatment is a trip to Topshop and on this occasion I discovered that the perfect medicine for a bruised heart is definitely fluffy jumpers, tartan skirts and pony skin boots!  As if! 

I wore this outfit to an induction day at Uni and then to a pub dinner with my grandma – old people are so sweet – and my mum, who is a total Betty.  Although I could tell a few people were giving me strange looks throughout the day and would have probably classed me as a fashion victim – or ensembly challenged – I lovedddd recreating the Clueless vibe.

Now I just need a real life Dionne to join me!  Any takers?

P.S. camera quality is awful!  Relying on Santa for a new one!

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It may be obvious from my Oscar time tweets about the current It Girl of Hollywood, but my newest and most uncontrollable girl crush has got to be Jennifer Lawrence.  J-Law, as she will hereby be known, has captured the heart of almost every 20-something girl around the globe in the last year and not just because of her outstanding fashion choices.  Let’s have a look at some of J-Law’s best moments:

– After facings jibes from the media and die hard Hunger Games fans about her weight, Jennifer Lawrence decided to take the bull by the horns and address the trolls straight on by declaring that she wanted to portray a body image that was strong and healthy rather than one which was achieved through eating a singular grape a day, and she said all this in an interview with the LA Times while munching on some bread, shock horror.  

– While wearing the most ladylike of Dior Couture dresses at the 2013 Oscars (where she won the coveted Lead Actress gong) J-Law managed to fall up some stairs to collect her prize and give the middle finger to the press and I could not love her more for it.  Will I be trying out a J-Law fall at my graduation, we’ll just have to wait and see…

– At the age of 22 she’s twice been nominated for Oscars and won one, while I have a trophy from Pony Club lurking around in the back of a cupboard at home.  Drama lessons anyone?

– Jack Nicholson is without a doubt a Hollywood legend, but at the same time he is also a 76 year old man who probably shouldn’t be leching over a 22 year old woman in the middle of a Q&A session post-Oscars.  So seeing that moment play out in real time, with J-Law’s incredulous reaction was priceless.  

– Bradley Cooper and Jennifer’s dance scene in Silver Linings Playbook is perhaps on par with Dirty Dancing’s iconic moment.  First dances at wedding’s will be forever transformed into fusion style dances with a White Stripes slant, perhaps we won’t all be wearing the get up that J-Law modelled though…

– Dior recently released their newest campaign featuring our favourite actress and it wasn’t soon before J-Law publicly and proudly announced ‘I love Photoshop more than anything in the world’ to Access Hollywood.  So do we, so do we…

– Her refreshingly honest admissions to craving a McDonalds while wearing an impossibly expensive evening gown on the Oscars red carpet make me wish she was my best friend; after all, the majority of us have ended up queuing up under the golden arches after a night out.

– The girl is best friends with Bradley Cooper, need I say more?

JKA x

I can’t deny that today has been spent oogling at Oscar’s style and not doing my dissertation (it’ll get done, don’t worry). Yes, the Oscar’s was a very stylish affair this year, but sometimes the best dresses are kept for when the nominee’s and winners head to the after parties to let their hair down. Champagne and couture are the perfect mix it seems!  So here are my favourites from the Vanity Fair party and Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, they were both very swanky affairs so mega glamour was expected and delivered!

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Hilary Swank in Valentino, Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad, Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta and Jennifer Lawrence in silvery Calvin Klein really hit the spot for me at the annual Vanity Fair Oscar’s party.  Although Hilary’s dress reminded me of Sally Field’s Oscar Valentino gown, it still stunned, and she proved that the retro wave was definitely an Academy Award trend this season.  Jennifer Lawrence gave it her all last night and this dress took her from princess to sexy seductress.  A lot of critics have called Jennifer ‘fat’ (something that really annoys me) and she proved those people wrong by showing off her bangin’ bod.  Someone get me to the gym!

Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party 

Emma Roberts in Oscar De La Renta and Khloe Kardashian in an unknown designer gave me the chills at Elton’s bash, I do love Heidi Klum’s look but I think it was a bit too much boobage for such a prestigious affair, sorry Heidi!  Emmy Rossum looked positively angelic in an ethereal Catherine Deane gown and Chopard halo, while Miley Cyrus continued to show off her bleach blonde crop wearing an Emilio Pucci gown, which perfectly framed her toned back – if you’ve got it flaunt it!  Roberts gown was mature enough for a post-Oscars bash but didn’t age her, it was the perfect mix – all she needs is an Oscar to accessorise with.  Khloe Kardashian definitely surprised me, while one cannot deny that the Kardashians do have style, they’re not always the best dressed, but I have to say I have fallen in love with KK’s on trend neon yellow gown as it hugged her curves in all the right places and her waved hair made her look scream Old Hollywood Glamour with a modern neon twist.

JKA x

The Oscars is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of any year, and for me, I await it with the question of who will wear what? burning on my lips.  Some of the best and most bizarre fashion moments of all time have happened on the red carpet in LA, flashback to Angelina Jolie’s leg last year, Anne Hathaway’s 2009 Giorgio Armani Prive dress and of course, Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress in 1954, and you can see that the Oscars are the pinnacle of any actresses style calendar.

Refreshing numerous pages on Safari, watching E!’s coverage of the red carpet and using Twitter as a constant source of Oscar updates was my set up last night as I watched the red carpet live, I basically had to keep my eyes open with matchsticks.  But nonetheless, I watched as the cream of Hollywood talent sashayed their way down the hallowed carpet, while various media correspondents shouted WHO ARE YOU WEARING?! to those that passed them.

One of the first stars to make their way down the red carpet, was my new favourite Brit boy, Eddie Redmayne, who is representing the amazing Les Miserables (Victor Hugo’s book which inspired the musical and film was partly written in Guernsey, claim to fame) and wearing a sleek Alexander McQueen suit.  No one can deny that the boy looked good, he is a regular on best dressed lists as he keeps it classic and perfectly tailored, and tonight he has certainly made it onto mine.  Competing for best dressed male was Bradley Cooper who was up for Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook.  Cooper gets extra red carpet points for bringing his mother as his date.  Husband material!  

Jessica Chastain, a Best Actress nominee for her part in Zero Dark Thirty, wore a geometrically patterned and Swaroski crystal overlay Armani Prive gown and looked absolutely stunning while doing so.  Her look was retro and Jessica Rabbit sexy, with vintage Harry Winston jewels (jealous), her red locks in a retro curl and lashings of red lippy.  It’s a formula that really works for her.

The youngest ever Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis and her fellow nominee Naomi Watts both wore Armani, making it a highly successful night for the label.  Watt’s gown was sparkly, unique and modern making it stand out from the crowd while the adorable Quvenzhane wore a cute blue Junior gown with a teddy bag, which she named Sandy.  Girl knows how to accessorise.

Best Actress Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence, for her part in Silver Linings Playbook is definitely one of Hollywood’s ‘It Girls’ of the moment and her win will only cement this status.  Lawrence’s campaign for Miss Dior handbags has recently been unveiled so of course, it was predicted that she would wear one of the fashion houses Haute Couture gowns for the biggest awards ceremony of the year.   Although I wasn’t entirely taken with the Dior dress she wore at the BAFTA’s, I was more of a fan of her Oscar dress.  The fishtail gown fitted her perfectly and looked effortlessly glamourous on her, while if you looked carefully, the gown had a stitched on rose pattern.  She updated the look with a backwards necklace, drawing attention to the large train at the back of the dress.  My only critique is that the light blush pink gown would not look out of place at a wedding, but who cares if you look like a bride, its the Oscars for petes sake!

Reese Witherspoon was Old Hollywood gorgeous in cobalt blue Louis Vuitton while nominated Brit superstar, while Oscar winner Adele wore embellished Jenny Packham (which reportedly weighs 15kg – red carpet workout) in her signature black and looked stunning while picking up her Academy Award for Original Song from Skyfall – lets just remind ourselves that both Reese and Adele have recently had children!  Jennifer Hudson, who performed at the ceremony, wore a gun metal blue Roberto Cavalli gown.  She gave us a bit of an Angelina moment, with some major leg through the high leg slit!  When you’ve lost that much weight and you look that good, you might as well!  I loved the dress but the shoes weren’t the right colour for me!  Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams wore an Academy Award worthy lavender Oscar De La Renta gown which gave off fairytale vibes.  She’s certainly a Princess tonight.  

Best Supporting Actress nominee Helen Hunt gave me the biggest surprise of the night, wearing highstreet chain H&M (with $750,000 of jewels).  With Topshop Unique being a regular at LFW, River Island collaborating with everyone’s favourite fashion maverick Rihanna and now H&M dressing Oscar nominee’s, luxury fashion is becoming high street accessible.  This is a trend I am fully behind.

Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner, Anne Hathaway, was of course, one of the best dressed of the night, when isn’t she?!  She made a snap decision 3 hours before the red carpet and ditched a Valentino gown for a blush pink Prada gown which gave her a definite Audrey Hepburn moment.  Charlize Theron also rocked the crop haircut, a la Hathaway, and matched Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.  This timeless white gown gave the statuesque Theron fabulous curves with a peplum and a long train.  She made sophisticated sexy!  

Zoe Saladana opted for monochrome in an interesting Alexis Mabille Couture dress, I loved loved loved the top part of the dress, but was not so keen on it below the belt (no, literally, below her belt)  the graduated monochrome asymmetrical train doesn’t quite sit right with me and didn’t light up the carpet!

Nominee Sally Field (who I sat next to in The Ivy two weeks ago, namedropper) wore an amazing red Valentino gown which looked incred on her, while Kerry Washington also opted for red in strapless and heavily embellished MiuMiu, which kind of reminded me of a prom dress!  It was pretty all the same!  One of my favourite actresses of all time (and my dad’s personal favourite), Jennifer Aniston underwhelmed on the red carpet, wearing a red Valentino gown which unfortunately swamped her.  But, lets admit it, she could wear a binbag and still be a 10 out of 10, maybe I’m just being jealous!  

I’ve got to hand it to Fashion Police and E! Red Carpet correspondent, Kelly Osbourne.  She looked amazing in Tony Ward Couture and it was one of my favourite looks on the night!  The train is so beautiful on her, while the top keeps the dress modern and interesting.  Even the presenters have to look good.  

Jane Fonda wore an amazing Versace yellow dress, which she picked the colour for and Versace custom made, she is definitely no shrinking violet!  The waist slimming embellishment gave the gown a retro vibe which suited Fonda down to the ground, I hope I look like her when I’m older!  

Previous Oscar winner, Sandra Bullock looked incredible in an Elie Saab dress which gave us a sneaky peak at her pins through the heavy embellishment.  My favourite part of the ensemble was a $380,000 Harry Winston diamond clustered brooch that she wore as a hair clip, an unexpected but perfect moment.  Nicole Kidman wore a body hugging L’Wren gown for her appearance, and I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Nicole but I’m infatuated with this sparkly black and gold beauty of a dress.  The girl did good.  Salma Hayek wore velvet Alexander McQueen on the red carpet.  The gown had an amazing embellished high neck but she confused the look with a tiara in her hair.  We know you’re fashion royalty (her husband owns PPR) don’t keep reminding us!  Kirsten Stewart arrived late to the red carpet wearing Reem Acra and accessorizing with crutches (an unexplained injury so far).  The dress itself was amazing but looked ill-fitting while her hair and makeup wasn’t Oscars enough for me!  Step it up Stewart!

Of course, George Clooney looked silver fox hot at the Oscars, however, was totally outshone by his blonde bombshell girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, who wore a sleek and silver (like her man) Naeem Khan dress.  She wears the metaphorical pants in this relationship. Another of Hollywood’s golden couples, Ben Affleck (whose film Argo won Best Picture AND Adapted Screenplay) and Jennifer Garner looked as happy and stylish as ever.  Ben hadn’t ditched his beard for the occasion but I’ve become quite fond of it while Jennifer wore a beautiful plum Gucci dress with a tulle ruffled back.   She finished off the look with an amazing Neil Lane necklace – I would not mind that being in my jewellery box next time I looked.  

Fan Bingbing and Olivia Munn wore Marchesa AW13 dresses, with the always stylish, Fan opting for an amazing satin fuschia gown with interesting folds and subtle gold embroidery on the corset and Munn wearing a red strapless gown with decadent embroidery, they both looked stunning.  Marchesa’s AW13 show was one of my favourites of NYFW, you can read my roundup of NYFW and my review of Marchesa’s incredible show here.

My runners up for best dressed of the night have to go to Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams and Charlize Theron while although Jessica Chastain didn’t win an Oscar she has won best dressed.  Congrats!

JKA x

I am a big fan of Disney.  My love began at the tender age of four when I first visited Disney World in Florida.  Since then my family and I have travelled to the U.S of A more times than I can count for a jaunt around the parks and some time to make friends with Mickey and Minnie (and particularly Eeyore, he is my favourite – yes I know how lame that sounds).  These holidays have been some of the best I’ve ever had, despite all the mishaps that have happened along the way (Bubblegum in the eye, getting locked in a room, frog in dad’s trousers, losing my brother for hours on end…the list goes on…) I still find myself googling Disney holidays in the vain hope that one day a flight to Florida will cost a tenner and a 10 day stay at the Grand Floridian (my favourite hotel in the parks) will be on the house…one day maybe?  I have also spent numerous hours pestering multiple friends to take me to Disney Land Paris for my fix, however, this has yet to come into fruition – I’m still waiting.  In the meantime, I can fill my hours with watching the hundreds of Disney films that are around and Paperman is the newest of these.

Paperman is an Oscar nominated short film by Disney with the most charming of all story lines.  The animated short looks much more like the traditional hand drawn cartoons which Disney used to create; the technology, I am told, is called Meander.  It allows the animators to draw on top of computer generated imagery meaning that the lines between drawn and digital animation are now blurred.  Clever.  

However, enough with the technical things, I feel like a film critic of late.  My advice to you: if you’re stuck in the library or at work or just generally need a cheer up then give Paperman a watch.  You’ll definitely enjoy.

JKA x

Sundance Film Festival began in 1978 and since then has become known as one of the most important dates in every movie makers calendar.  Originally chaired by the handsome Robert Redford, it has increased the visibility of independent film in America and worldwide.  Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine and The Blair Witch Project owe their notoriety and success to the festival which is held in Utah every year.  Many of the films go on to garner Oscar buzz and in 2010, 9 films shown at the festival had 15 Oscar nominations.  Impressive.  

Most of these films will soon be gracing our silver screens in the UK, or they will be endlessly talked about in edgy magazines, so to spare you the hard work I’ve researched the 3 best films shown at Sundance this year!

1.  Fruitvale – This dramatic film, directed by first time film director, Ryan Coogler, retells the story of Oscar Grant, a Bay Area resident who was controversially shot by a transit police officer in Oakland on New Year’s Day in 2009.  The film explores Oscar Grant’s last hours, his relationship with his community and family and features real phone videos of the shooting.  Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer and One Tree Hill alum Chad Michael Murray make up the exceptional cast of the film which won both the U.S Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film and the Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Film at the festival.  Not bad for a first time director.  

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2.  Don Jon’s Addiction – My favourite actor of the moment, Joseph Gordon Levitt (he’s husband material isn’t he?) makes his directorial debut with the comedy, Don Jon’s Addiction.  JGL stars as the main character, Jon Martello whose ability to pull the ladies and his addiction to porn has given him the nickname Don Juan (after the legendary and fictional womenizer).  He embarks on a journey of self discovery where he learns lessons of life and love through his relationship with 2 very different women.  Both Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore star and the film is billed for a wider release in the future.  This is one I will definitely be booking tickets to see. 

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3.  Very Good Girls – Child star Dakota Fanning and Olsen sister, Elizabeth Olsen star in this coming of age story about two girls who are on a quest to lose their virginities.  Watch Dakota make the transition from Charlotte’s Web to gritty adolescent independent film.  Very Good Girls has been praised for its strong female perspective, so maybe leave the boyfriend at home.  

And maybe one to miss…

1.  Ashton Kutcher stars as the late Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS and although the film has been highly anticipated by Apple fans, one critic said that the film was ‘an almighty mess’.  Ooops.  

So there you go, now you can casually insert these film names into any movie related conversation and seem like a pro.  You can thank me later. 

JKA x

 

 

 

ImageEmma Stone has been around for a few years now and her star is in no threat of fading.  This month she is gracing various covers of monthly magazines promoting her newest film Gangster Squad and I’ve fallen in love with her nonchalant but beautiful cover of W magazine shot by Juergen Teller.

Emma is one of the bevy of new stars who are always impeccably dressed and because of this she is basically cemented onto every best dressed list ever – if you need evidence of this, she was US Vogue’s cover star for their best dressed edition last year – quite the accolade.  The list of all the designers she has worn is endless and eclectic; this girl isn’t a one trick pony.

Not only is Emma effortlessly gorgeous, she’s a talented actress with a CV of impressive films as long as my arm to boot (who didn’t cry at The Help or fall in love her with in Crazy, Stupid, Love?)  If being best friends with Ryan Gosling (her love interest in not one, but two films) wasn’t enough to make the green eyed monster to arise she’s also in a relationship with up and coming Brit boy Andrew Garfield – envious doesn’t quite cut it.  

So lets run through this again – she’s sexy, funny, most likely has Ryan Gosling on speed dial and is the darling of the fashion world.

When I grow up I want to be like Emma Stone.

JKA x

The Golden Globes is a night of glamour, awards, emotional speeches and probably a few glasses of champagne.

However, as my invite got lost in the post (again) I sat at home and watched the drama unfold on the many websites which offer play by play accounts.  As any fashion addicted girl, my favourite part of the night is seeing who is wearing what.  Since I can’t concentrate on my work (first day of term in the library) I’ve decided to procrastinate even further by staring at all the amazing gowns worn on the night and offer up my humble opinion on the best gowns of the night.

Cue massive fashion jealousy.

The fashion buzzword of the night was most definitely fishtail.  Amy Adams was one of the best dressed of the night in this Marchesa nude fishtail gown.  Although she didn’t win Best Supporting Actress, I’d definitely give her an award for this perfect fit.

Taylor Swift also opted for the ever popular fishtail look in this plum Donna Karan Atelier dress.  This dress is a bit of a departure for Swift, who usually keeps to reds and whites.  The sheer panel saved the look from ageing Taylor past her 23 years.  

Amanda Seyfried wore custom Givenchy (lucky lady) in keeping with this seasons all white trend.  She kept her hair au natural with tumbling curls.  

Anne Hathaway is one of my favourite actresses of all time (remember the Princess Diaries) because of her impeccable red carpet style and I just have the feeling we’d be good friends.  She was a big winner of the night for her role in Les Miserables and looked amazing while picking up her gong wearing Chanel Couture.  Every girl’s dream.  While the ever kooky, Zoey Deschanel wore an Oscar De La Renta gown with her signature bangs and a pearl necklace.  I love Zoey, as her personal style always shines through in what she’s wearing.

Miranda Kerr wowed as usual, cementing my girl crush even further.  She wore a revealing Zuhair Murad dress which showed cleavage and leg, a look that is usually considered daring, but when you’re a Victoria Secrets model, almost anything goes.  Her best accessory was of course, her handsome husband, Orlando Bloom.

All the men looked dapper as usual, however, Bradley Cooper and Eddie Redmayne both deserve special mentions.  Cooper looked as handsome as ever in his perfectly fitting Tom Ford suit while Brit boy of the moment and Les Miserables star, Eddie wore a velvet jacket with his tux.  Imagine taking either of this handsome chaps home to your mum!

My best dressed award goes to Kate Hudson who wore an incredibly sexy Alexander McQueen dress with a cut out section (nice cleavage) and a belt to accentuate her amazing curves.  Kate said she based her decision on ‘comfort’ this year and this may be why she looks so effortlessly stunning in this amazing dress.  She has definitely raised the style bar for this years upcoming Oscars.

Maybe I should swap my English and History degree for a career in acting in the vain hope that I’ll someday wear a gown (or suit) like the ones above?

JKA x


We’ll soon be saying goodbye to the old friend that is 2012 and saying hello to 2013 (doesn’t have the same ring does it?)

A few of my personal highlights of this incredible year have been; The London 2012 Olympics (aka, an excuse to stare at Tom Daley in speedos), The Diamond Jubilee and Boris Johnson trapped on a zip wire (by far the best news story of the year).

There is much to look forward to for 2013, both personally for me and for everyone else!  Here’s a quick look at some of the most eagerly anticipated events of the next year:

– Michelle Obama’s inaugural style – The world has always had an obsession with the US First Lady and MObama is no different.  Michelle’s 2009 inaugural dress, designed by Jason Wu catapulted the little-known Chinese American designer and Mrs. Obama herself onto the global style sphere.  The Ball is set for 21 January 2013 and all eyes will be on Michelle and her dress, as she shares her first dance with her newly re-elected husband.  

– The View from the Shard – The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, standing at an impressive 1016ft high and The View from the Shard promises to give an incredible 360 degree glimpse of the capital city.  The experience opens on the 1st of February 2013 and tickets can be purchased for around £25 online.

– The Book of Mormon – The brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will soon be gracing the Prince of Wales theatre stage in London.  This highly successful musical took Broadway by storm and has won 9 Tony Awards and a Grammy, can’t argue with that!  Prepare to be hilariously offended and shocked by this satirical musical from March 2013 onwards.

– The Great Gatsby – My favourite book of all time is being given another film version, (check out the version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow for some movie magic) this time directed by the fantastical Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!).  With some of the best casting ever seen (Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy) this is a sure fire hit.  The incredible trailers give an insight into Mulligan’s vintage Prada and Miu Miu wardrobe and make me want to throw away all my uni work and reread F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel until the premier of the film.  Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, was nicknamed the ‘First American Flapper’ so look out for the style which she made popular making a comeback to coincide with the film’s May 2013 release.

– Alexander Wang & Balenciaga – Wang was recently announced the new creative director of Paris fashion house, Balenciaga, and the whole fashion world is waiting with bated breath to see what he’s going to come up with.  Wang has created sportswear-esque outfits for his eponymous line while Balenciaga is known for its avant-garde pieces.  All eyes will be on his debut show.

– Monochrome – Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Topshop Unique and Alexander Wang all presented monochrome centred shows for Spring 2013.  Expect stripes galore and cut out sections (a la Wang) to come into vogue.  So raid your cupboard, ebay and the highstreet for some black and white ensembles in preparation for this upcoming trend!

– A Royal baby is born – Can anyone else contain their excitement?! Because I can’t!  Boy? Girl? TWINS?!  It’s still a mystery as to what gender baby Kate is carrying and probably will be until the day of the birth but that doesn’t stop me from decorating my room in all things Union Jack in preparation for a massive blighty styled celebration.  Drinks at the ready!

– Watery Abyss – Since researchers at the University of Sussex discovered that blue is the go to colour for happiness, I’m even more in love with this watery themed trend.  Proenza Schouler presented a Spring/Summer 2013 dress which used a photo print of families playing in a pool while another, equally stylish dress, showed a beach scene.  Charlotte Ronson, Michael Kors and Donna Karen followed suit with the water theme; imagine rippling blue prints and fluid fabrics for that instant wave of happiness.

– Highstreet collaborations – The Highstreet Collaboration has now become old hat.  This past year has seen H&M collaborate with Maison Martin Margiela and Topshop with J.W. Anderson.  Rumours have already started circulating about a Givenchy/H&M deal but not confirmed (please be true), lets hope 2013 is as stellar as its predecessor.

– Statement Sunnies – Anna Sui’s Spring 2013 show showcased some sunnies which made me coo with excitement.  The louder, the better.  Head to net-a-porter.co.uk and check out Illesteva for some rounded pastel coloured lenses or google the brilliant Henry Holland, whose kooky designs are perfect for this season.

2013 is shaping up to be a good year, so grab yourself some champagne and lets toast!

Happy New Year from JKA x