This Little Girl's (fantasy) Christmas Wishlist

Every year I make this fantasy Christmas wish list and its so much fun pretending money is no object and I won't just end up with the usual wine, socks and bath bombs. 

Escapism is so much better than real life so this year I'm wishing for the ultimate YSL bag - and the ultimate nail polish set to match now you mention it - that navy Whistles coat I've been craving since Autumn, monogrammed loafers in velvet, a scarf from Liberty, top of the line hair straighteners and gems courtesy of Mawi London and Cabinet. Oh and this Smythson 'Superstar' notepad, because god forbid I ever run out of notepads... 

Thanks a million Santa. x 

1. Frends rose gold Layla Headphones, £130, Avenue 32
2. Ligne Classique Y leather Tote, £1,540, Saint Laurent at Net-a-Porter
3. Beetle ring, £108, Cabinet at Cadenzza
4. Superstar textured leather notebook, £45, Smythson at Net-a-Porter
5. GHD Eclipse Styler, £145, Net-a-Porter
6. Orange Hera cashmere blend scarf, £495, Liberty London
7. Le Laque Couture Colour Collection, £395, Yves Saint Laurent 
8. Lux Overcoat in navy, £300, Whistles 
9. SchoShoes navy suede loafers, £280, Available to customize from Avenue 32. 
10. Mawi Dynasty Pendant, £385, Exclusive to Selfridges 

Cadenzza launches Covent Garden flagship store

Cadenzza, the new jewellery concept from Swarovski, has launched its flagship store on 25 Long Acre, Covent Garden. 

The store launch is the fifth for the brand in the past seven months, as it aims to transform the UK market with its multi-brand fashion jewellery shopping experience and great little features that set it apart from other retailers.  

Based on an editorial layout, Cadenzza’s store design mirrors that of fashion magazines, enabling consumers to shop by the latest trends and catwalk looks. The Long Acre store also has a wall specifically for new designers, highlighting the hottest talent in the industry, as well as a catwalk window and open displays - so customers can easily try on the pieces.

Over 50 jewellery designers are on board including the likes of Oscar De la Renta, Anton Heunis and Versace, alongside British brands such a Mawi London, Akong London, Alex Monroe and Girl Is Lost favourite, Cabinet.

Visit Cadenzza online now or pop by the Covent Garden store until the 19th December as the brand will be offering free hot chocolates for passersby to get into the Christmas spirit. 

British Fashion Council announce NEWGEN AW 14 Recipients

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the chosen seven brightest design talents who will receive sponsorship to showcase AW14 collections at London Fashion Week (14th – 18th February 2014) from NEWGEN, sponsored by TOPSHOP.

Catwalk sponsorship: 1205, Marques’Almeida, Lucas Nascimento, Simone Rocha

Presentation sponsorship: Ryan Lo

Exhibition sponsorship: Claire Barrow, Danielle Romeril

NEWGEN is the BFC’s scheme to support the very best emerging talents whose ambition is to build global, high end fashion brands and offers designers financial support and showcasing opportunities at London Fashion Week to present their AW14 collections. 

Since its inception in 1993, NEWGEN sponsorship has acted as a launch pad for many young designers such as Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Roksanda Ilincic, Jonathan Saunders and J.W. Anderson.