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4 dresses every woman should own!

Is your wardrobe literally bursting with clothes, yet you still find yourself uttering the phrase “I’ve got nothing to wear?” on a regular basis? If that sounds like you, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re not alone. However you don’t need to go on a Clueless style shopping trip to fix the problem; all you need are these four dresses that are perfect for each and every occasion. Never will you have a sartorial crisis again! LBD You don’t need us to tell you that no woman’s wardrobe is complete without a signature little black dress. Whether you want it for date night or cocktails with the girls, you can never go wrong by slipping it on and accessorising around it. Wear with a statement necklace, a bling-tastic clutch bag and sky-high heels to really command attention, or a chic yet totally wow-worthy selection of fine jewellery that unrivalled understated look. The beauty of an LBD is that there are no wrong ways to accessorise! Wrap Dress Diane von Furstenberg will tell you that every woman needs a wrap dress in her life; of course she would because she is the Queen of wrap dresses. They’re super figure flattering and are great for all occasions and women of all ages – especially those who have been blessed in the curves department. The Kelly Brooks and Kim Kardashians of this world. Occasion Dress We all have those occasions that creep up on us; we’re really excited about the lavish event yet become more and more stressed when the big day approaches as we find out that we don’t have anything to wear. Cocktail dresses are the perfect solution for such dilemmas and can be worn for all occasions whatever the weather. Statement Dress And when no other dress will do, […]

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This Seasons Must Haves!

We love autumn. We love the new trends that come with a new season and most of all we love updating our wardrobes. Any excuse! Here’s our top fashion fix pieces to pick up before winter rears its ugly head! THE WRAP AROUND DRESS Made famous by DVF, over at Bonmarche in-house designer David Emmanuel gives us his take on the inspirational classic and it’s a beauty. A simple golden rule of dressing well is to know your own shape and work with it, not against it. As the wonderful Gok Wan has proved to millions of ladies, there are lots of tricks to maximize your “good bits” and play down the less-so-pleasing. When it comes to looking good, it is not your actual size or shape that matters at all, it’s the cut and fit of the clothes you choose to complement your body proportions and colouring! In jewel block colours and various prints the erap around dress is flattering to just about any shape, which is why it’s a MUST in our wardrobe. The drape and softness of jersey is both snug as well as gently sculpting. With this dress falling around mid-calf, petite ladies might like to team with heels for work or a special occasion. THE PRINT DRESS Checks were much talked about in the upcoming autumn/winter collections and Bonmarche, as ever, are right on trend, with the David Emanuel Dogtooth print dress, another office or drinks party pleaser. This dress is sleeveless, so not ideal for anyone self-conscious about her arms. If you like to keep upper arms covered up, then the range of feminine lacy half sleeve tops is perfect for you. Team with metallic-stitch stretch style jeans for a casual smart combination. This will skim over the tummy area and create a fluid […]

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Paloma Faith vs. Rita Ora…Who wore Diane von Furstenberg better?

In the battle of gorgeous gowns this week, we have the eccentrically charming and sartorially accomplished Paloma Faith, going head to head with Jay Z’s favourite protégée this side of the pond, Rita Ora. Both rocking a Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 sequined gown, there was some serious shimmering action to take in, and we weren’t about to let this fash-off slip from our style radar! Paloma Faith wowed at T in the Park last month, as she took to the stage in said dress. In true Paloma style, she adorned the look with an over-the-top floral headpiece and matching Steve Madden platform pumps. But beating the 30 Minute Love Affair singer to donning the Diane von Furstenberg beauty was Rita Ora, who debuted the look at the Brit Awards nominations announcement back in January. Pairing the gorgeous gown with nude pumps, a soft lip and a slick of crimson on the nails, she certainly nailed the look (pardon the pun!) Picking a winner sure isn’t an easy task, especially when both contenders look this great, but we had to settle on a favourite…and this week, we’re going with the crooner guilty of serious style, Paloma! The look-at-me headpiece, retro-inspired hairdo and sky high heels all add interest to the mono-coloured gown. Rita’s look, on the other hand, is a bit too tonal for our liking. What say you? Whose look was a winner for you?

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Shakira in Versace and DVF for sexy Elle US July cover

Wow, American fashion glossies sure are loving their hot blondes at the moment, aren’t they? Yesterday we had Lauren Conrad posing pretty on the Marie Claire US July cover, and now it’s time to check out Elle US‘s offering, featuring sexy, booty-shaking songbird Shakira! Shakira was photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee, and is wearing an edgy Versace tee with some chic Diane von Furstenberg shorts on the cover. Judging from her noticeably toned figure, you wouldn’t think that she had recently given birth would you? Shakira opens up about her hubby Gerard Pique, as well as what her new role as a mother is like. A great read! “I’m still trying to figure it out,” she said about motherhood. “And I have a feeling I will try to do the same for the rest of my life. Some people put it like it’s very idyllic, some people put it like it’s a torturing experience, but it’s not quite one thing or the other. It’s like life – it comes with everything.” Click here to read more of Shakira’s wise words and peek at more perfect pics.

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Beyonce does laid-back holiday style in Diane Von Furstenberg

You often get told not to pack your finest designer threads on your jollies for fear of them getting lost or ruined, but it doesn’t look like Beyonce has taken that advice. Not that she needs to, anyway. Beyonce was snapped looking relaxed and gorgeous on holiday in Cuba, wearing a cute little printed dress from Diane Von Furstenberg’s pre-fall 2012 collection. Check those (Sasha) fierce earrings out too – we love! We’re glad to see Mrs Carter let her hair down and enjoy some down time with her hubby. Figuratively speaking, of course; she is working that braided updo like a pro – if anyone’s going to convince us to attempt rocking that 90s hairstyle once again, Beyonce is the woman to do it. Do you like her laid back holiday style as much as we do?

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What to wear on Valentines Day?

Dreading February 14, least because you haven’t yet got your beau a bow wrapped present, but because you don’t know what to wear? Since when did something so small turn into a full-blown, breakdown-inducing incident? Our Valentine’s Day style guide is here to, well, guide you through your wardrobe problems on the mushiest day of the year (do we sound like romantics?) and ensure all the focus is on canoodling post-candlelit dinner, rather than worrying about whether that black dress is too passé to impress Peter. Let us begin with what you’ve got planned for Valentine’s Day; an intimate dinner for two? Party central? Or maybe you’re celebrating all day and expecting a surprise from your other half, and so want to play it safe with a day-to-night look? However you choose to celebrate on February 14 let out style guide help take the load off your fashion-burdened shoulders, so you can concentrate on playing star-crossed lovers with your lover. And for the singletons amongst us; who needs an excuse to dress up anyway? Just join in for no-strings attached fashion fun! Romantic dinner Dress, clutch and heels all available at My Wardrobe Day-to-night date Top, jacket, skirt and boots all available at Reiss Party central Dress and sandals available at Topshop

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What do Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Diane Von Furstenberg all have in common?

…they’re all fairy tale princesses of course. Joining the ranks of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella comes the fairest fashion princess of them all – the lovely Diane Von Furstenberg. With two fashion fairy tales already under her belt (Mannolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker and Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty) author Camilla Morton has worked her magic on DVF with her latest book – Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of The Empress’s New Clothes. The plot combines the designers’ history with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes to make for a great story. DVF as a fairy tale princess isn’t so surprising as the designer is actually a real life princess – she met her Knight (or Prince rather) in shining armour in the form of German Prince Egon of Furstenberg at just 18 years of age and the rest as they say is history. It might be a bit late to gift as an xmas pressie but it’ll make a nice read over the holidays! [Style.com]

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Gwyneth Paltrow pretty in pink for InStyle UK January

InStyle loves a bit of Gwyneth Paltrow, which is why the mag has decided to kick off the new year by putting the beautiful actress on its January 2013 cover. Gwyneth was interviewed by Diane von Furstenberg (a lot of legends in one place!) and it’s clear to see that she felt comfortable around her friend as she really opened up to her.  Gwyn and Di covered a lot of areas during their chat, with some of the subject being Gwyneth’s desire for more babies, her diet, and hubby Chris Martin. “Probably our artistic temperaments together,” she said when asked about what the hardest thing about her marriage was. “Artists are sensitive; there are ups and downs, mood-wise. Musicians need a certain gravitas and focus in order to write. The temperament that goes with someone who is creative can be challenging.” They seem to make it work though! Not long to wait to read more of the interview and see more stunning pics, as the magazine is out tomorrow! Will you be buying the January issue?

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Midweek Moodboard: Going for gold

As there are less than 30 days til Christmas (we don’t know how that happened, either!) we are naturally going to be inspired by all things festive for the next few weeks. As well as your traditional reds and greens, gold is definitely a colour synonymous with the holiday season. One of the best things about gold is the fact that it’s not only a great, timeless and chic colour for Christmas decorations, but it’s absolutely perfect for all those Christmas parties. Whether you’re doing a Jourdan Dunn at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and donning a dazzling gold dress, or are just adding a splash of it to your existing outfit by way of a fab clutch, it will work for you regardless. Take a look at some of our favourite gold pieces currently dominating the shops:  18 karat gold plated bangle, £145, Mawi available at The Outnet Classique bangle, £145.66, Fallon available at Shopbop Glitter deco box clutch bag, £26, Warehouse available at John Lewis Sequin cut-out dress, £35, John Zack available at House of Fraser Tonda crystal clutch, £315, Diane von Furstenberg available at Harrods Bandeau maxi dress, £45, TFNC available at USC Slit foil print dress, £40, Jane Norman available at House of Fraser Embellished prom dress, £69, available at Miss Selfridge Gold glitter strap heels, £59.99, available at New Look

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Gwyneth Paltrow wears – and is interviewed by – Diane von Furstenberg for InStyle US October

Another mag cover you might have missed due to being swept up in London Fashion Week fever was Gwyneth Paltrow for the InStyle US October issue. And it’s quite a good’un! This isn’t just any old magazine cover though. Not only is Gwyn rocking a very daring purple Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit, but she’s being interviewed by the main woman herself. That’s right, DVF has turned interviewer! And what did she ask the 39-year-old actress you ask? We haven’t read the full interview yet, but one snippet we’ve seen suggests that the pair talked about Gwyn’s enviable body and the diet she follows to keep it so enviable. “I was very strict for a while,” she said. “I was macrobiotic for a couple of years, then I got pregnant and just ate ice cream. “What I’ve learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it. I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day. I indulge but I don’t like sweets. My indulging is a fresh baguette with cheese and a glass of red wine or French fries and fried zucchini. Or a turkey burger.” Forget body envy, we have food envy right now. Someone get us a fresh baguette with a glass of red pronto! (We know it’s 9:30 am…) Gwyneth Paltrow’s InStyle US issue is out on Friday, so grab it quick before it sells out!    

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Top stories this week: Blake Lively gets married, NYFW kicks off and Kate and Wills go to Singapore

Blake Lively marries Ryan Reynolds Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot during a secret ceremony at the weekend with all their close friends and family in attendance. Oh, and the bride wore Marchesa! Read more here!  New York Fashion Week begins  Victoria Beckham, Jenny Packham, Prabal Gurung and Vera Wang are just some of the designers who showcased their spring/summer 2013 creations on the New York catwalks this week… Read more here!  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go to Singapore Prince William and Kate Middleton have officially started their Diamond Jubilee Tour, with Singapore being their first port of call. Read more here!  Technology meets fashion in the Big Apple! The announcement of the iPhone 5 isn’t the only thing geeks and fashionistas are getting excited about this week, as the Google Glasses were tried and tested at Diane von Furstenberg’s NYFW show. Read more here!   Yvan Mispelaere leaves DVF And speaking of Diane von Furstenberg, Creative Director Yvan Mispelaere has left the brand after working with it for two and a half years. Read more here! [Image] 

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