The Ultimate Transitional Piece – The Shirt Dress

There is something nostalgic about the shirt dress – whilst it harkens back to the days of perfect housewives and an equally perfectly cinched waist, it’s time to modernise this idea, which is exactly what Lalita Russell-Smith, Creative Director of Me & Maya, has done.

Lalita’s trademark tailoring and attention to detail and colour has resulted in the creation of a range of striking shirt dresses this A/W.  These effortlessly chic dresses feature subtle ruching and gathering for expert definition of the female form.  Lalita pays similar attention to the waist, while a hemline just below the knee which allows movement and adds a swish to your sashay.

The ultra versatile shirt dress should be the lynch pin to your autumn wardrobe and is the ideal option to take you from summer to autumn and right through to winter; and from work to evening drinks.  The shirt dress can be worn a multitude of ways; wear it alone with heels for a work event or pair it with a pair of jeans for a weekend look.


The Linda shirtdress takes the 70s as its muse and each dress is crafted from saree fabric to create a one of the kind piece.  The bodice and skirt features contrasting yet complimetnary  prints, with bright cuffs and a detachable bow – for a buttoned up or relaxed look depending on your mood.   With their bright colours and stand out prints, Me & Maya’s Linda shirt dresses are a fabulous boost for brightening up any dull autumn day.


The Kylie shirt dress is another modern classic.  Similarly crafted from a striking saree fabric, the seemingly demure buttoned up shirt top of this dress gives way to a dramatic full skirt.  It would look equally at home for work or for an evening soiree.

Each season, Lalita carefully selects luxurious fabrics for her Me & Maya label that are uniquely hand designed in London.   Thanks to her passion for supporting the British fashion industry, the entire range is made in London.

Me & Maya’s flagship boutique is located at 1 Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DQ.  Customers can also shop the full collection online at and by appointment from Me & Maya’s new West London showroom.

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Make an Earring Statement with Bijou Bijou

If you’re looking to make a statement and stay on top of the trends this A/W, Bijou Bijou has an array of range of chandelier, tassel and crystal earrings to make any fashion maven swoon.

Statement earrings have made a magnificent comeback in recent years. Gone are the days of gaudy plastic bauble earrings from the 80’s – though these have most definitely lent inspiration to the current big, bold and daring earring trend.


Taking a lead from the international catwalks, which sent models down the runway with shoulder swinging tassels, crystal chandelier earrings, Bijou Bijou’s stylists have curated a range of earrings to ensure you can make your own unique style statement.

Chandelier earrings are nothing if not glamorous and luxurious, and Bijou Bijou offers these in a range of styles and colour ways, one to match any outfit or occasion. Ramp up the drama with the Amethyst and Ruby earrings in a classic chandelier style, or embrace the mystical with these crescent moon earrings.


Let your ear candy shine with bright colours and playful embellishments, with these beautiful pink teardrop earrings with crystal embellishments, or daring crystal drop earrings with a vibrant mixture of green, red, and yellow stones.



One of the fan favourites within the statement earring trend is the tassel. Big or small, bright or neutral, metal or crystal – the choice is yours! Bijou Bijou’s tassel earrings come in many colourways with a choice of embellishment to suit any style.  Shop online for the latest collection at


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Look Mate's Christmas Gift Ideas

As another Christmas rolls around, you find yourself facing the same annual dilemma of finding the perfect presents for friends and family. Sock specialists Look Mate are on hand to solve all your Christmas shopping woes with their collection of unique, fun and comfortable sock designs. Struggling to find a gift for your dad, mum, boyfriend or a friend? Look Mate’s wide collection of designs caters to all styles and tastes, so you are guaranteed to find a suitable sock for all of your family.


For someone who likes colour and bold designs The 'London Town’ design is the perfect choice. London Town was created by leading illustrator and designer Yoni Alter, his eye-catching design celebrates London’s iconic buildings, architecture and unique skyline. The vibrant and playful sock is the perfect choice for those urbanites who like to make a statement. 


The ‘Red Nord Snake’ sock is not one to be missed, nor is it possible to miss with its eye-catching Native Indian illustrations. The Spanish illustration duo, Nuria and Raquel, flirt with colours, energy and humour. With these socks on your feet, you cannot help but smile, a great gift for all those cheeky chaps with a playful nature.


For any animal lovers or supporters of the environment the Tiger Sock’ is the perfect match.  The Tiger Socks combines Look Mate’s passion for bringing their customers cool and innovative designs and an issue they are equally passionate about - tiger conservation. Look Mate teamed up with designer HEDOF, AKA Rick Berkelmans to support WWF's Tiger Conservation Campaign through a donation from sales, and this sock design is characteristic of Rick Berkelmans' style with its bold shapes, eccentric characters and bright colours.

Whichever design you choose, you are sure to bring some Christmas joy to the feet of your loved ones. Boasting quality, quirkiness and originality, as well as being beautifully boxed ready to wrap, Look Mate helps to make this Christmas one to remember.  

Look Mate socks are priced at £12 per pair and are crafted from the finest combed cotton.  To view and purchase the latest collaborations or to purchase a gift subscription to their monthly sock service, visit their e-commerce store at



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Yoni Alter Celebrates London Skyline with New London Town Socks

We are excited to share London sock brand Look Mate’s newest collaboration with leading illustrator and designer Yoni Alter. Each month Look Mate unveils a new, playful design, and come July we welcome London Town as the newest addition to the Look Mate sock family. This is Look Mate’s third tribute to London after their successful designs 6k Edition and The Magic of London.

With the new design partnership, Look Mate’s mission is inspire their community to walk around London and take in all this great city’s unique architecture and enjoys the hub of culture that surrounds them everyday. There is no better way to explore London than on foot, so make sure you’re giving your feet the ultimate London experience by wearing your London Town socks this summer.

Yoni Alter is a London based designer and artist. As the name of his sock design suggests, he didn’t need to look too far from home for his inspiration!  His work is characterised by its bold use of colour and his integration between the graphic and artistic, between the figurative and the abstract and between form and space. Yoni studied art and design in Jerusalem before completing his MA Graphic Design at University of the Arts London and constantly uses the city as a source of inspiration. Yoni’s colourful depictions of London architecture, simplified and to a degree abstracted, are very engaging and aim to represent the creative vibe of this amazing city.

Yoni has an impressive client roll call, having created the iconic branding for London’s TV channel London Live and he also has a best selling range of merchandise at the prestigious Tate in London and MOMA in New York.  He has an on-going project entitled Shape of Cities, where his eye-catching posters of city skylines around the world have been much celebrated and have created a keen following:

Yoni comments on the collaboration saying “I love London's architecture. London's combination of both old and new iconic buildings is like no other city in the world. The distinctive buildings make great graphic shapes to work with.”

Look Mate London’s ethos is to offer “Exquisite socks designed collaboratively” and each and every pair of socks is produced to high standards of craftsmanship from combed cotton by second generation sock makers in Armenia.  The socks are tested time and time again until perfection is reached.  To view and purchase the London Town socks, shop online at Look Mate’s e-commerce store at    Each pair of is priced £12. Look Mate also offer a one month, a three month or a six month subscription service for customers to receive a pair of socks from Look Mate’s latest designs.

Want to learn more about Look Mate London?  Listen to the interview with Look Mate’s co-founder Vahan on Monocle.

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Livotte London Announce Launch on Harvey Nichols E-Commerce Site The T-Shirt…Elevated

This month sees luxe T-shirt label, Livotte London unveiling their collection online at Harvey

Launched in Autumn 2016 by Beth Pollak and Delphine McNeill, “Livotte is a glamorous silk blouse made in an organic cotton jersey. It’s a new wardrobe staple, meant to be paired with one’s own favorite designer pieces.”

Hailing from New York, both Beth and Delphine worked in fashion for many years. They saw a gap in the market and their wardrobes for practical, chic, machine washable tops that would take them throughout their day.  Their bespoke fabric has been professionally tested to withstand over 200 washes.

Livotte is designed and produced in London. Delphine and Beth add: “We love London. It’s where we live, (where we love and where we lunch) so growing a business anywhere else was never a consideration. We source our organic fabric in the UK from one of the top mills in the world. Our factory specializes in small run production; this ensures top quality and finishing from sample room to production to consumer.”

Crafted to a very high standard from luxurious organic cotton, Harvey Nichols will be stocking a selection of styles from Livotte. Each top is available in black or white, sized XS to Large and is priced at £135. 

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Feel Fabulous This Festive Season With Playful Promises

The most exciting prospect of winter is getting cozy with your loved one and snuggling under the covers on those cold evenings.  If you’re looking to feel fabulous under the sheets this festive season, Playful Promises’ new nightwear collection is the perfect way to get that irresistibly seductive feeling.

Combine the art of creating intimacy with the upmost comfort with these silky satin pyjamas and kimonos from this stand out collection. The combination of accomplished embroidery and black satin, oozes elegance.  Whatever size you wear, these pieces have no age limit and are designed to uplift you when dressing up or relaxing at the most hygge time of the year.

The Jasmin Embroidered Chemise can be worn as a statement nightwear piece, or if you are looking for something sultry to wrap up in, the Jasmin Embroidered Kimono Robe is available in either the long or short style and makes the perfect pair with the chemise. This range is also available in the Curve Collection for sizes 18-24, allowing all women to feel daring and divine.

The luxurious Lydia is a stunning range for those relaxing evenings, with a flirty twist. With delicate chartreuse or light pink embroidery, these black silky satin PJ’s wrap you in pure luxury and are the ultimate Christmas gift, allowing women to feel confident and sexy through the festive period. The Lydia Embroidered Wrap PJ’s are also available in Curve range for more voluptuous silhouettes.

To view the full Playful Promises collections, shop online at www.playfulpromises.comPlayful Promises is stocked in a range of renowned boutiques across the UK, on as well as international stockists within Europe and the US. 


Playful Promises is a London designed lingerie and swimwear brand, which launched in the UK 12 years ago.  The brand is known for offering playful, directional, affordable and sexy lingerie and swimwear for women of all sizes from 8 – 24, and bra sizes 30DD-G, 32-42A/B-G. Playful Promises recognize women come in a variety of shapes and sizes and their collections aspire to empower women to feel sexy no matter what size they wear.


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Be Mesmerised by Bijou Bijou’s Evil Eye Collection

Originally from the Middle East, but dating as far back to the Greek and Roman eras, the Evil Eye has been used for centuries to ward off evil spirits, bad luck and illness. Today The Evil Eye is seen as much more than an ancient symbol, and is fast becoming this season’s hottest fashion statement.

There is nothing evil about Bijou Bijou’s stunning new collection of jewellery - combining this powerful symbol of protection with the most beautifully decorated pendants, tasseled and beaded bracelets and quartz-embellished earrings.  Bijou Bijou has given a stylish and modern twist to this trend that will certainly catch more than one eye.

Classic or contemporary, delicate or daring, the Evil Eye range offers exquisite jewellery that will suit all ages and styles.

Bijou Bijou’s handcrafted gold plated silver necklace with an Evil Eye charm pendant decorated with white, pink and green crystal bead makes an ultra stylish talisman and a stunning show off piece.

For something fun and funky that can be worn everyday, choose the green and blue evil eye charm with handcrafted pink cord bracelet and green and white tassels.

Or if you’re really daring, turn heads with the handcrafted gold plated silver ring with crystal evil eye charm. This ring is certainly the all seeing eye of fashion.

Tap into your own talisman and embrace the Evil Eye trend in your own unique way with Bijou Bijou.  Shop the full range online today at


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