Meet Fleur DeForce, POPSUGAR Girls' Guide's new fashion series host! Some of you may know Fleur from her beauty and fashion videos on her own channel. Now, we're super excited to be bringing her style inspiration to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide! On this episode, she is making a list and checking it twice — with this ultimate festive gift guide for girls! Which gift ideas are your favourite? Do you have any gift ideas you'd like to share?
It's always exciting when a store that you love comes to your neighborhood, especially when it's such a great fit. That's how I feel about the new Kate Spade boutiques that have just been added to Sloane Square and Covent Garden. The mod brand, which houses everything from leather bags, wallets, shoes, accessories, clothing, and jewellery, had a welcome party last week at the Sloane Square outpost located just across the way from Peter Jones.The store was covered in giant pink balloons, Champagne, lots of little odes to New York and London such as cool coasters and notebooks that were given away as parting gifts. Even New York City taxis were imported from across the pond and put outside to create a fun ambiance. My favourite picks on the shop floor are a pair of sparkly grey pumps with heels that aren't too high for dancing in, but aren't too low for an evening dress, a grosgrain-bow overnight bag and a pair of teal leather elbow gloves with bow detail.
The boutiques can be found at 2 Symons Street, London SW3 2TJ and1-4 Langley Court, London. Are you excited that Kate Spade has found a new home in the UK?
You probably spend most of your time obsessing over shoes and bags (we're guilty of it as well), but don't forget about that other necessary accessory: the wallet. We use it everyday — more times than we'd like to admit — so it's time we pay ode to our trusty friends with a lineup of the best wallets on the market right now. From Jerome Dreyfuss's sparkly gold confections to Kate Spade's hot pink designs, there's enough reason for you to store your cash, cards, or checks in something new. Start clicking and start shopping.
Source: Stacked —10 Eye-Catching Wallets
Lots of lipstick formulations made to resemble lip gloss have arrived in stores lately, but it's always worth checking out when Poppy King throws her hat in the ring. There aren't any plans to launch Kate Spade makeup, though; so far this is just a one-off collaboration. Supercalifragilipstick will be available in Fall 2011, and when it arrives on the Kate Spade website and in their boutiques, will you be interested in picking one up?
Kate Spade is continuing its street-chic streak with an upcoming handbag collaboration with Current/Elliott denim darlings, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The six-piece capsule line, dubbed The Westward by Emily and Meritt for Kate Spade New York, will range from $245 to $1,295, and is set to feature pieces like this chestnut brown satchel bag with ostrich-print detailing. “They have such a great spirit and epitomize the chic, West Coast vibe," said Kate Spade’s president and creative director, Deborah Lloyd. "This collaboration really was about our girl stepping out of her normal comfort zone and hitting the road.”
When you think of Kate Spade, you probably think of preppy American handbags which are simple yet stylish. Well, so did I until I checked out the Kate Spade pop-up apartment in London this week. This is the brand's British debut and they have decorated an space on Henrietta Street in Covent Garden where you can buy a whole range of things from bags to clothes, and from homewares to jewellery. It has been decorated in such a cool way with plenty of art work, kitsch decorations and colourful stock. The brand is currently under the watchful eye of ex-Burberry Deborah J. Lloyd and currently has no presence in the UK, but is using this store as testing ground. Click through to check out the shop.
Can you believe that we're just days away from Christmas? I have eaten a fair few mince pies to get me in to the festive spirit! I've also been busy wrapping presents and wondering what Santa might be bringing me this year.
I'm hoping for a few items to spruce up my wardrobe for 2009 but what about you, which fashion item is on your Christmas wishlist?
Evening clutch bags can be too heavy for Spring/Summer parties. It is still light when you arrive and your outfit in general becomes more colourful meaning that a black evening bag can look a bit out of place. So why not opt for a straw clutch instead? Sounds slightly strange as you don't generally associate such a natural fibre with dressing up but the latest offerings might just change your mind.
The bag can look more glamorous with a shot of metallic detail as see on the Michelle Clutch by Felix Rey (left, £150) or can be made brighter with a bit of colour as seen at Kate Spade (below, $225).
The great thing is that the High Street offers options from just £18 or you can pick up a Michael Kors version for £260, meaning you can spend as much or as little as you like. The accessory would perfectly compliment a floral dress for a garden party. What do you think?