Let’s be brutally honest. 2016 has been savage…

From Brexit to Bowie (which could be considered just the tip of the iceberg)…we’ve had a raw deal indeed and we’re pretty sure most are hoping to turn a corner for 2017! Our hearts here are now weighed down with the sad news of our ‘Last Christmas’ with George.. and good news stories are what we’re in need of.

We’re hoping that there’s a little more class to 2017! And as we see in the new year we’re determined to do so on the right foot!

There’s a lot to do and a long way to go to get back to something half way decent peeps, but let’s start with a little sparkle….

We’ve pulled together a clanger of a NYE party look to get you started. We’ve plumped for our tip top favourite texture for 2016 – velvet.

If there’s one thing 2016 had right it was flooding the style playground with velvet textures from dresses, to sport luxe jogging bottoms to thigh highs – t’s everywhere. We’re loving that this comforting, sophisticated texture has transcended it’s traditional haunting ground (gothic inspired, slightly dark evening looks) to become the familiar go to for streetwear.

image from who what wear 

Seen at Valentino, Roksanda and Ellery in an array of exciting hues it’s now a high street favourite!


model chi wears head to toe Barnardo’s – South Woodford store

Velvet is a super sumptuous texture so we’ve toughened it up a bit by adding this faux fur gilet and now we’re ready to sparkle our way into 2017! Here’s hoping it has great things in store!