Sneak Peek: Jerome C Rousseau SS 14

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection from Los Angeles based shoe designer Jerome C Rousseau is inspired in great part by African tribal decoration and embellishment. Drawing on the imaginative and decorative way the Omo tribes incorporate nature in their costumes, Rousseau has another somewhat surprising muse this season; Sade from the mid to late eighties. Her signature during this period is apparently translated "in the elegant shapes and details of the collection." according to Rousseau. 

Spring 2014 also sees the use of playful texture with python, croc, printed ponyskin, cork and metallic leathers with patent leather to accentuate. This season also marks a clear return to embellishment from the designer with beading, laser cutting, perforation, buttons and leather stitches all adorning shoes. 

As part of the SS 14 collection, Rousseau has collaborated with artist Emily J. Snyder to create an incredible hand beaded limited edition design. The Juda shoe is set to become one of his most iconic styles yet, embellished with hand-applied coral, freshwater pearls and vintage Czech glass beads (around 7,000 pieces in total) with each pair taking more than 80 hours to complete.

This Little Girl has edited her favourite styles from SS 14 below (including aforementioned masterpiece shoe) now all you need is a fabulous occasion to wear them. 

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This Little Girl Loves: MiH Jeans Holiday Denim Goods

This Little Girl Is Lost favourite MiH Jeans have created an exclusive range of denim and leather goods in collaboration with GlobeTrotter just in time for Christmas. The perfect gifts for denim lovers this holiday season, the collection comprises of small, medium and large zip poche bags and a notebook all made from crisp mid blue denim and contrasting navy blue calfskin. 

I'm torn between the medium size which is printed with the words 'Joyeux Denim' and would work well as clutch or make up bag, or the large which would make a great document wallet for work or carry case for kindles and ipad's. As a writer I'm also having mild palpitations about the quarter bound notebook which is a thing of beauty. Only the fact that there are currently seven notebooks on my bedside table waiting to be filled is holding me down! 

Shop MiH Holiday Gifts and make someone happy this Christmas.

Monsoon Party Season Edit: This Little Girl Styles Navy Dresses

With one month to go, the countdown to Christmas has truly begun and so has the quest to find the perfect Christmas party dress. I started yesterday, and let me tell you people, it's a jungle out there. 

With so many trends to choose from this season - not to mention classic little black dresses in abundance - its sometimes hard to stop yourself reaching for the safest option when it comes to occasion wear. A big event or office party can be a daunting prospect, and buying a fail-safe dress for your body shape becomes a no-brainer. However, if you find yourself automatically going for black every time, why not try a super-chic navy option instead. A popular trend this season, navy is actually a great alternative to black as the warmer colour actually suits more skin tones.

Monsoon are thinking along these same lines, and this season are offering up a buffet of navy occasion wear choices - all with their signature beading and embellishment of course. There's the prom style Beatrice dress with embroidered tulle, whilst the sequin floral Tabitha dress is a showstopper. Meanwhile the Gatsby-esque Agnes tunic dress is guaranteed to flatter any figure. 

I've demonstrated how I'd style the three best-selling looks with accessories from Monsoon and sister label Accessorize below (deduct jewellery as you please - my party look trends to be over-the-top) which hopefully translates to less shops to hit, less hassle for you and less endless queueing. 

Watch The Monsoon Occasion Wear Collection Video now, featuring Anna Foster, stylist and contributing editor at Grazia. Or Shop Accessorize Christmas 

The London Cabaret Club x Clements Ribeiro

The London Cabaret Club have announced an exciting costume partnership with iconic British fashion house Clements Ribeiro for November. The design team at Clements have created three bespoke designs which will be showcased on stage at the London Cabaret Club exclusive three day pop-up from 21st -23rd November at No.One Mayfair.

For those yet to experience The London Cabaret Club, its a social, fine-dining experience with a unique twist of sophisticated entertainment. Launching its first pop-up from the 21st – 23rd November, the three day spectacular will launch “Exquisite – a British Show” showcasing the very best choreographed dances, speciality acts and stylish performances. The evening will also be centred on an elegant fine-dining experience including a luxury champagne and canapĂ© reception, a three course dinner and theatrical cocktails. 

Clements Ribeiro, created the three front of house uniforms especially for the pop-up events. The 'punk' uniform appropriates two iconic pieces for CR: The Union Jack top - which recreates the zip and pearl embroidery of the Union Jack created for the SS 11 collection, combined with the mini kilt - a pattern taken directly from the current AW 14 collection. "These designs came to represent the London aspect of the Cabaret and, expanded into selected dance costumes, came to encapsulate the fashion identity of the club." says co-founder Inacio Ribeiro.

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A Little Bit In Love With: Alexis Barrell SS 14

Alexis Barrell's Spring Summer collection for 2014, 'highway 1’ was inspired by a trip in a convertible white mustang taken down the Pacific Coast Highway that runs along the California coast. Further research into American surf culture, mixed with Tarantino's 90's classic, "True Romance", and the cult film "Point Break" (the one with Patrick Swayze & Keanu) formed the basis for the character driven and eclectic collection. 

A luxe take on Hawaiian shirts, swim shorts and vintage custom surfboard detailing feature strongly, set against textured whites, black leather and neoprene - with Luxury evening wear pieces in silk and neoprene finished with a heavy wetsuit zipper running down the back. 

In addition, Alexis uses her signature silks and heavy crepes for draped yet easy pieces with the feel of relaxed beachwear. These include printed chiffon peasant dresses - to be worn off the shoulder with a drawstring waist - crop tops and over-sized silk neon t-shirts worn under hoodies. This Little Girl is particularly in love with the silk brocade pencil skirt worn with a grey parka since it feels like one of those combinations which shouldn't work in theory - but so does. 

Alexis has also cleverly developed unique and beautiful silk-blend knits in pastels, monochrome and psychedelic colours, for pleated minis, easy throw-on dresses and boxy vest and jackets, coupled with yet more neoprene detailing. Meanwhile, the colour palette is straight from the scene of a sunset in Malibu, including a washed out pink and faded blues, mixed with a clean sports white and navy.

Modalu Bags: The New Season Edit

For Autumn Winter 2013 Modalu is casting a nostalgic glance back in time to the Victorian era - channelling their love for refined luxury and embellishment. However, ornamentation the Victorian way was all a bit extreme so Modalu have toned things down, instead incorporating touchy-feely textures and some striking, signature hardware to adorn their new season styles and refreshed classics. 

Antique shades of Oxblood, bitter chocolate and rosemary are accentuated with highlights of camel and dusky rose. Other stand out shades include an inky purple, a sophisticated smokey grey, and vivid shades of ruby and peacock. Meanwhile, Modalu's most iconic bag shape, The Pippa, gets a makeover in a delicate floral digital print that has been designed in-house, whilst a choice of high-shine croc prints are also new for the season. 

New shapes include the roomy Dickens tote with statement horse head hardware, the Sedgewick, which is a chic and compact doctor's style grab bag and the Lolita bowler bag. This Little Girl Is Lost's favourites include the Chelsea clutch in wool ombre boucle trimmed with faux leather, the Sedgewick in Oxblood leather and the St Andrews tote in heritage plaid.