NOVELTY is having a big moment in the fashion world this season - kitsch, cute and, most of all, fun are the order of the day. These clutches are the perfect piece to finish off even the most sensible outfit from I Know The Queen. Priced PS65 each iknowthequeen.com SUMMER is almost here but Jacamo has turned the heat up early by releasing images of Spanish supermodel Christian Santamaria, below, wearing its spring summer collection. The Davidoff model covers up his famous muscles to show some of menswear's biggest trends for the season including floral shirts, bright colour knitwear and double denim.
WHILE stars may swan around looking as glamorous as ever seemingly minutes after having a baby, 82% of mums say celebs' wardrobes are unrealistic, according to a survey to coincide with the launch of George at Asda's nursing nightwear range. In fact, 70% admitted that for a month after giving birth, they stayed mostly in pyjamas. If you are going to do that can we recommend these rather super cosy ones by Rosie for Autograph at Marks and Spencer, top PS16, bottoms PS19.50.
NEARLY 80% of women buy clothes for their partner, according to a survey by VOUCHERCODESPRO.co.uk. No surprise there, but did you know that 9% of women say they won't let their partner reciprocate, citing his 'terrible fashion sense', or because they like their outfits to match? Plus, 15% of the women surveyed admitted they go so far as choosing their partner's clothes for them every day.
REMEMBER Jackie, the teen weekly that had its heyday circa 1972? Well, it's back (although sadly not in magazine form, so you'll have to send your Dear Doctor letters elsewhere). The publication, which folded in 1993, is being revived as a 'lifestyle brand', including a clothing collection with ASOS, right on time for the Seventies style revival. Relive your youth with billowing palazzo pants, cutesy playsuits and adorable 'love' print pieces, available now. We adore the Jackie Collaboration Love Print Polo Dress, PS35 (www.asos.com).
NEXT'S high summer collection has landed and as you might expect it has everything you might need for the perfect capsule holiday wardrobe. This pretty blue pom pom kaftan particularly caught out eye, PS45, bikini briefs PS(www.next.co.uk).
ONE'S a 140-year-old British institution, the other's a thoroughly modern Asian-inspired fast-fashion retailer, now Liberty and Superdry have come together for a timely collaboration. Out this month, a pair of watches combine the sporty Superdry aesthetic with chintzy Liberty floral prints, in pretty pink and purple. Superdry Urban Featuring Liberty Art Fabrics Watches, PS39.99 (available now, WatchShop.com).
HOW far would you go to get your retail therapy fix? The average shopper drives 14 miles to reach their favourite mall, leaving home at 10am and spending four hours perusing for purchases, according to a survey by cosmetics brand Lush. The biggest turn-offs for shoppers? When they can't find anything they like (53%), or anything in their size or price range (both 42%).
SO MANY designers did a version the white and blue boho blouse this season, but you needn't shell out stacks of cash to get in on the action. This embroidered top from George looks way more expensive than its PS14 price tag. Embroidered blouse, PS14 (www.george.com)