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Attention all trend spotters!

The military trend has been around since spring 2008 and is now back with a vengeance and ready for war in the form of military and combat boots. A-list celebrities; Rihanna, teen diva Miley Cyrus and X-men star Jessica Alba to name just a few have all been seen strutting their stuff while off duty.

Celebs showing their support! Rex Features 2010

Where there is one there is a whole squad, unsurprisingly us Brits were the first in line to wear this long lasting trend, with X-factor star Lucy Thomas giving us her vote on this seasons must have, while Cat Deeley was all smiles wearing her brand spanking new side buckle boots with skinny jeans and a double-breasted brass button military coat.

All smiles in these babies!

Many of you may take offence by these masculine military boots, but I am afraid you will have to get in line and join the rest of the regiment as this new trend is about to hit hard. They have become ultra cool, but for those who have just been reduced to tears, fear not they now come with a killer heels thanks to the lovely Mr. Alexander McQueen, isn’t he nice!

Gorgeous Alexander McQueen military boot!

Military Boot styles this season

  • Suede and leather boots
  • Embellished boots (Studs, sequins, chains)
  • Platform, flat, and chunky heel boots
  • Ankle, calf, and over the knee boots
  • Buckle, ruffle, lace-up, and shoe boots

If you like the street look then your birthday has come all at once with these distinctive distressed vintage studded boots from My 1st Wish and Free people.

Studded military combat boots.

Doc Martins have been reborn!

However you can’t go wrong with the original Doc Martins the veterans of the grunge era, they just ooze individuality and street style.  The 90s are back and ready for action and with Doc Martins being lifelong boots it looks like they will be sticking around for a while! They now come in neon colours, festival boots and funky designs!

If you are worried about breaking the bank you need not worry as My 1st Wish are selling them at a fraction of the price so you can dress to impress on a budget!

Funky Doc Martens!

Celebs such as Amber Rose, Agyness Deyn and Sarah Jessica Parker have been caught red handed wearing this season’s upcoming trend.

Celebs in Doc Martens! Rex Features 2010 Elle 2009

Kelsie x




The purple fashion trend which made its way to the catwalk in winter 2009 seems to be capturing the hearts of our beloved celebs. This year’s Golden Globe awards and our very own National Television awards were spellbound in a purple haze. The regal colour which oozes wealth, money and opulence is no longer exclusive to the royal family and pop sensation Prince.

Celebs at the Golden Globe Awards. Rex 2010

Shades such as violet, plum, lilac and amethyst have made a show stopping appearance on the red carpet this month. X-factor star Leona Lewis wore a Satin lavender Roberto Cavalli gown which complimented her gorgeous golden skin tone while Damages star Rose Byrne dazzled us with her rich plum Lanvin dress with silver jewellery.

Celebs at The Golden Globes. Rex 2010

From the potent purple of Sandra Bullock’s chiffon Bottega Veneta number to Fergie’s pale lilac Elie Saab gown, the purple tones ruled both the catwalk and the red carpet; but do they rule high street fashion? I will leave you to decide….

Spring/Summer 2010. Catwalk 2010

The spring/summer 2010 collection exhibited inspirational pastel tones from Versace for a more delicate and calming effect. Caroline Herrera paraded an off the shoulder number which was sublimely slimming and Christian Dior never ceases to amaze me with a couture collection to die for, with black satin underwear and purple tulle.

From the catwalk to the red carpet, the colour purple has now made it to our very own high street at clothes shops such as Topshop and online retailers such as Asos and My1stWish. With so many shades of purple to choose from and now at extremely affordable prices there is no reason why you shouldn’t be in seen in purple! Here are a few ideas to get you excited……

Purple examples

Purple pull on jeggings, Topshop, Kotur satin clutch bag, Purple satin platform peep toe high heels and bandeau dress,



Jimmy Choo for H&M

Christmas is definitely coming early this year as the high street shop H&M, has  teamed up with the designer shoe maker to the stars Jimmy Choo to bring a new collection at 1/3 of the normal designer price tag. Jimmy Choo is following in the steps of Karl Lagerfeld and Matthew Williamson who have previously teamed up with the high street store to create their low price point collection. For designer brands such as Jimmy Choo, designing a range for a high street retailer buys bigger exposure among new potential customers. Some even argue that it helps to stop retailers from ripping off their designs. Jimmy Choo has previously sued high street chains including Oasis, Warehouse and Marks & Spencer for copying its bags and shoes. So it’s only right that they take some of the profit back.

Tamara Mellon, the founder and president of Jimmy Choo, who launched the deluxe celebrity brand in 1996, said: “We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion-savvy, street-smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too.”

 Tamara Mellon

Jimmy Choo is a brand made famous by the character Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. She was a big fan and in one episode argued a “Woman’s right to shoes”, and she didnt enjoyed being “shoe shamed” after spending most of her income on Jimmy Choo at around £350 each and owning over 100 pairs.

miss brad

Not sure how  Miss Bradshaw would feel about the high street collaboration, however women that have always wished of owning a pair of Jimmy Choo and might have put  the dream on hold due to the recession will be queuing on the 14 of November to get their hands on theses designer bargains at a high street near them.

How do you feel about Designers or Celebrities collaborating with High Street stores let us know your views and thoughts.

Kelsie xxx



Celebrity New Denim Trends

The Trend: Jeggings

 I don’t know any one that doesn’t love the new jeggings. They are comfy, can be dressed down or up by adding heels. I m not surprised Beyonce got her hands on them, with a figure like that they are ideal to show off her great assets.  Jeggings are so tight they almost look painted on. With the large amount of stretch in the material, they are still very comfy so much in fact that they have managed to replace my beloved skinny jeans and I swore I would never take them off.  

The trend: Acid Wash

Acid wash jeans are the biggest trend in denim for 2009, Fergie from the Black eyed peas is adding a smart blazer to her rocker look and some sexy high heels.  Get your must have jeans from My1stWish at £ 19.99

The trend: Ripped jeans

nicole r copy

Just when you thought they would never return…ripped jeans are back.  Celebrities have been seen rocking it, Halle Berry to Kim Kardashian have all been spotted in the latest trend. I can see why,  ripped jeans are sexy and the ultimate Rock star look.  Nicole Riche wears grey ripped denim jeans and adds a scarf and tassel bag to her outfit on a casual day out. My1stWish has a similar pair for only £19.99. 

The Trend: Biker jeans

I have been in love with this trend ever since I saw Rihanna stepping out in these Pratt skinny jeans. She completely rocked this outfit, by adding fur and gloves to help achieve that bad ass rock and roll inspired look.  These jeans come with a designer price tag; luckily My1stWish has a very similar pair available for only £19.99

Sex and the City 2 – The movie………..Talk bout the movie plus fashion trends.


So, yes – of course I love Sex in the City. It’s a moot point really, what girl doesn’t? Not only is SJP’s stylist my hero, but the series defined my love-life pre-Jake, and probably like every girl, I love to draw parallels between myself and Carrie; my friends and her friends; my boyfriend and her Big.

Well, the new movie is all very exciting. I’m mostly excited about the clothes, obviously – plot, etc, comes a close second! I have been lucky enough to view a few previews of Carries wardrobe! While of course this will be a continuing theme for any future previews, and I will review the movie in terms of fashion, for now I would love to know your opinion? What do you think of what looks set to be Carries new looks 2010!


Love the floral and I have some similar ankle boots which I got from My 1st Wish.


Now, I am convinced that this must be a flash-back scene. Surely Carrie isn’t going to bring the 80’s back again?!


This – we L.O.V.E – love! If fashion school has taught me one thing it is that simple always works! Pretty gold heels, delectable gold clutch and a cute white smock-dress to die for! More of this – yes please!


And last but not least – this is totally mine, Lauren and Stacy’s favourite picture of the lot. The purple and green look stunning and this is the classy casual Carrie we know and love. Hopefully there will be more from where that came from soon folks!

Kelsie x

Is the Ugg Boot still cool?



I have a pair of Uggs (or Ugg-a-likes, truth be told) that I love. I know, I know – they are winter boots designed for the summer too and that is a little silly, but since when has good fashion been sensible? My mum’s ultimate fashion moments were defined by HUGE Jackie O shades and a stripy Mary Quant mini-dress with a fluffy coat that looks like a Afghan hound draped over her; silly and of the moment, but it did look cool! So what’s the harm in thick fury boots with summer dresses if it looks good? Exactly. And it does…look good I mean, look at Kate Hudson (below) – looks good – right?


Kate Hudson rocking the Uggs

So in my opinion – Ugg boots and Ugg-style boots are very cool. Wear them with a summer dress or over skinny jeans for the classic Ugg look, but don’t get them wrong! Don’t, for example, wear them with (exhibit A) your sweats, or worse still, (exhibit B) a swimming costume?


So…I know it is up for debate in many-a fashion mag, but keep out of the argument because I think without a doubt Uggs (and the slightly more affordable Ugg-style boots) have gained ‘all-time-classic’ status and will always be cool. Just like mum’s Jackie Os!


Kelsie x

Cheryl Vs Danii 2009


So, you’ve been watching X-factor right? Who hasn’t! I know before we go out partying it is now a strict routine that the girls come over to my place for a few glasses of wine and a full heated debate about who looks the coolest, but let me ask you this, a question that has caused loads of arguments between us girls: Cheryl or Danni?

I asked my at-the-moment boyfriend, the ever-so gorgeous if slightly aloof Jake – but sadly he couldn’t just look at fashion and chose Cheryl based on looks. So I ask you – what do you think? Let’s have a look at the cases for each?

Cheryl Cole…What we LOVE:


Danni: What we LOVE:


So who should we pick to back: Danni or Cheryl? You decide! Feel free to comment and let us know what you think!


Kelsie x