House of Harlow 1960: a Richie love-in

I’ve loved Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 collections ever since they were first released back in 2009 and still in 2012 pieces such as the Aztec Bracelet and Sunburst Ring are both selling like hot cakes and are my favourite pieces: proof that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Below is my carefully selected edit from the current line.

One of the original pieces from the first line, the Aztec bangle is a classic and timeless piece. Coming in selected colours, you can wear one on its own or stack a few of them together up your arm.

Both versions of the sunburst ring are on my birthday lust list.

The sunburst pendant necklace is the perfect finishing touch for a skinny-jeans-tank-top combo outfit. Grab a pair of grey skinnies, some boots, a long white tank top and add this totally gorge necklace to dress up and finish the look. Also try pairing it with a smaller dangling chain.

There are a lot of box clutches kicking around nowadays but this one with the studded detailing and animal crystal clasp is very on trend 2012.

These sunglasses are an exact replica of the sunnies Nicole has been seen wearing over the years in LA: hence why they are aptly named Nicole Sunglasses. Perfect touch to a boho-rock outfit.

Available from shopbop.com (always have amazing prices), my-wardrobe.com and ASOS.com.

And the Gold goes to…

Stacey Keibler. Literally. The gold goes to her as she was dripping in it in this stunning gold Marchesa dress looking like an Oscar statue. Ahh well at least her other half George Cloonster got to go home with an Oscar after all. Loving the matching colour side-swept hair and how she lets the dress do the talking. And the flower…oh  the flower! I knew it would be a Marchesa creation that would get me excited on the Oscars carpet so once again *claps hands in excitement and approval, fashion thanks and hugs to Marchesa designers Georgina and Keren for lighting up the red carpet in what was a very lacklustre gown parading show this year. Seriously guys, we need some Mary Katrantzou and Mark Fast next year #just saying #NotBiastAtAll.

Closet-Lust: Victoria, Victoria Beckham SS12 Collection

I swear my life will not be complete without at least one of the dresses from this collection in my closet. I (along with every fashion editor around town) absolutely heart the SS12 Victoria, Victoria Beckham line which is a more budget friendly line compared to her main line Victoria Beckham- well when I say budget friendly, prices still come in at around £400 but a LOT cheaper compared to the main line prices of £1000+.

I really love this whole look- Victoria has been spotted in this look recently- well what better way to PR your collections?

The detailing on this dress is fantabulous! Love the low-down pocket detailing and the cut of the neckline is just D-vine.

Again it’s all about the detailing in the dress. Very simple and almost Marni-like in its design and simpleness.

Blue and pastel pink- two shades which I don’t normal like together but it works really well in this outfit: something to do with the added black detailing perhaps.

Another dress VB has been spotted in and one which was a hit at the fashion show. Quirky and very 70s-like in its colour and shaping.

Very simple in its design and silhouette which I LOVE. Would look great with a pair of corkscrew heels or wedges come summer.

Balloons ahoy! 50s style skater and volume skirts where MASSIVE at the SS12 shows- check out the Louis Vuitton show for inspiration. Pear shapes like me should be veeery wary about wearing a design like this as the skirt will draw more attention to the bigger part of your silhouette.

The colour… To die for.

Loving the heart detailing shape at the bust and the knee length. This one would be great for the office closet.

This is my Cannes outfit. Period. Has yacht party written all over it. Grab a Chanel bag and Louboutins and your swinging.

Love the red version of the cat dress too. This will be perfect for picnic and BBQ dates with my MR D when I meet him.

Style File: OLIVIA WILDE

BANG! And down the Golden Globes red carpet floats Olivia Wilde which was to be her moment in fashion history. The dress? A stunning princess-like glittery-gold Marchesa gown. Mouths dropped, gasps were made and so a new style icon was born.

After smaller roles in shows such as The O.C, Olivia Wilde came to mainstream success with her roles in US show House and films such as Tron: Legacy and she had success after success also on the red carpet. A newcomer in the fashion charts but one who will slowly and quietly, begin to make her mark both in Hollywood and in the style stakes.

HOW TO RECREATE THE OLIVIA LOOK:

*A glamorous sexy dress

*Add some glitter to your accessories

*For her laid back cool LA look go for denim cut-off shorts and tanks

*Tomboy for day and classic and on-trend dresses at night

 ASTYLISHLIVING’S TOP OLIVIA PICKS:

From Left-right: Shoes £62 Schuh, Maxi Dress £65 ASOS, Bag £45 Monsoon

Steal her Style: ALEXA CHUNG

Alexa has the innate ability to look effortlessly cool by mixing high street with designer, brogues with Peter Pan collar dresses and layer up the jewellery.

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Steal her Style: SIENNA MILLER

 

Bursting onto our screens in films such as Alfie, Layer Cake and of course – Factory Girl, Sienna Miller created a fashion craze as soon as she hit the big screen, and the magazine shelves. Her boho look was copied by every girl in Britain, landing her on every best dressed list. Nowawdays, Miller champions a more grown-up chic look with her style roots still firmly placed in the boho vibe. Check out the Sienna-inspired looks below.

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Steal Her Style: CHERYL COLE

Want to steal her style? Of course you do! The Geordie beauty may be a little bit over exposed right now in my eyes but nothing will stop me coveting her wardrobe and THAT hair! Drool…. Check out AStylishLiving’s Cheryl-inspired picks below:

From Left-right, top-bottom: Harem Trousers: A/Wear, Dress: Asos, Leather Jacket: Burberry, Dress: Asos, Bustier: Asos, Necklace: French Connection, Ring: Bags of Sparkle,

Style File: OLSEN TWINS

No-one would ever think of compiling a best dressed list without adding in the Olsen’s – these ladies were, quite simply, born with style. Whilst Ashley is the more uptown, prim, laid back, minimalistic twin, Mary Kate is the Williamsburg equivalent with her rocky, grunge-inspired edgy bohemian style. So whether you are after rock bohemian or laid back chic, look to the twins for inspiration.

They can go low-key in layered tops and skinny jeans for day and at night glam it up in a vintage gown or dress. Accessories are a vital part of their outfit; scarves, jewellery, hats & bags all add to their innate sense of style. Whilst preferring neutral tones; browns, nudes, blacks, golds and creams, the twins are known for jazzing up the neutral palette of their outfits with plenty of bling and costume jewels.

Their fashion lines Elizabeth and James, and The Row only further cement their style icon status and luckily neither Olsen is afraid to push boundaries and experiment with their style. And salute them we must!

HOW TO RECREATE THE OLSEN LOOK:

*Oversized sunglasses

*Loose layers

*Flowing skirts

*Boyfriend blazer

*Scarves: on your head, round your neck, waist or bag…

*Oversized tops

*Leather leggings

*Vintage/costume jewellery

*Boots and shoe-boots

*Mix high end with high street

*Layer tops and basic tees

AStylishLivings Top Olsen Twin Picks:

 

 

 

 

From Left-Right- Wedges: Office £65, Hat: Levi’s £40, Leather Shorts: Jane Norman

Style File: BLAKE LIVELY

Blake Lively is a garl who is always hitting the top of best dressed lists all over the world. Her own wardrobe takes references from her Gossip Girl character Serena Van Der Woodsen and I absolutely have a style crush on Ms Lively!! Whether it’s asymmetric colour block dresses, Herve Leger style body-con dresses, or preppy chic pieces, this girl knows how to dress!

Having lived in LA and moved to NYC, Blake is able to effortlessly mix the laid-back cool LA look with the more edgy NY favoured look without looking too try-hard. It was her starring role in Gossip Girl which really put her on the style map – Anna Wintour one of her biggest fans – with her mix of glamorous and seductive on the red carpet and chic/polished or laid-back cool off-screen. She is also now a bona-fide fashion muse having secured a lucrative contract to be the face of the Chanel Mademoiselle bag collection. One to watch…

HOW TO RECREATE THE BLAKE LOOK:

*A fab coat (a woollen camel is her current favourite)

*Show off your best asset (Blake always has a bit of leg on show)

*Layering

*Embellished top & waistcoats with shorts/skirts

*Chanel-style bag

*Body-con dress

*Long tank top paired with black skinnies and riding boots

*A bit of glitter on your jacket or cardi

AStylishLivings Top Blake Picks:

 

 

From Left-Right: Bag: Sackrack, Boots: Urban Outfitters, Waistcoat: Monsoon