Chloe Green, daughter of Topshop boss Sir Phillip Green launches her new shoe range for the high street chain today.
The collection, CJG which stands for her full name, Chloe Jade Green, has launched as a standalone concession in Topshop's flagship store Oxford Circus. Prices start at £115.00. The collection will also be available at Topshop and Chloe's own website, CJG.com.
The signature green sole appears on all of Chloe's shoes
My verdict? There are certainly some heels that caught my eye particularly the wooden wedges, Bella Bea, and peep toe nude heel with zip. I love the turquoise green sole she has added to the shoes. Although it is not the most original idea as the red sole is famously associated with Christian Louboutin heel, I still think it's a simple and effective look to the Chloe Green "brand". Perhaps Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue, may follow in the same footsteps?!
More of Chloe's collection
What is most disappointing is the price of the collection. High street shoes do not start "from £115.00", that is at the top end. What happened to Topshop promoting affordable fashion? Perhaps Chloe had her famous chums from reality tv show Made in Chelsea in mind when she was designing these heels rather than a high street buyer. Could the average Topshop customer really afford this collection? Hmmmm, I'm doubtful but what do you think?
I would love to hear your verdict on her collection! Here are a few of my favourite heels from the CJG range:
Disco Diva Donna Summer has died today, aged 63, after fighting cancer. The five time Grammy award winner singer was reportedly trying to keep the extent of her illness secret. She was known as the "Queen of Disco" with her songs, "Hot Stuff", "I Feel Love", "Last Dance" and my favourite, "Love to Love You Baby".
Donna's family released a statement today saying they "are at peace
celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy."
Not only was Donna Summers a music legend but a fashion icon too. Before Kylie and her hotpants was the original disco diva, Donna Summers. Her wardrobe consisted of the signature 70s style, platforms, bell-bottoms, glitter, sparkle and big hair!
Floral print wrap dress, Donna Summer - the style icon!
Glitter, sparkle and a split to the thigh...Donna had it going on!
If there's one thing that I love about the 70s was the big hair, glitter and sparkle galore!
If any film directors are thinking of doing a biog of Donna Summer's life, then I think the part should go to Kelly Rowland, the splitting image of the disco diva!
RIP Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, may your music live on forever!
This weekend, I went to a family wedding in the South of France. I wore a blue dress, black belt, black fascinator, nude heels and matching nude bag.
The temperature was 28 degrees, very warm for a wedding but I do like the heat so I wasn't complaining. It's a shame the weather didn't travel back with me! Let's hope this time next year the weather will be a lot sunnier in London for my big day...here's hoping! *fingers crossed*.
The wedding reception was held at the L’Abbaye de Sainte Croix, Relais & Château in Provence, South of France. The venue is a beautiful 12th century abbey nestled in pine forest and rosemary in the picturesque setting of Provence.
We had the drinks reception on the terrace and then entered the great hall for the wedding breakfast. The table was decorated with fresh peonies, a great choice of table centre decorations.
Wonderful table decorations
I love French food so I was delighted to try this fabulous five course wedding breakfast - what a treat!
Ile Flottante aux Morilles sur une bisque de Langoustine au Cerfeuil
Carré d' Agneau, Févettes au parfum de Garrigue, caviar d'Augbergine, Carottes fanes
Sélection de Fromages affinés Mesclun
Mousse noire intense, dentelle de nougatine et glace à la Vanille de Madagascar
Yesterday, I was invited to the Wedding Idea's magazine magazine reader event where I chatted with other brides-to-be over canapes and champagne and met some the UK's top wedding suppliers such as The Finer Details stationery, Blue Sky Flowers and FYEO Portraits.
At the venue..
I loved the mini beauty makeovers which had everything from a nail bar to eyelash extensions, the Olivier Laudusbridal accessories stand and the fantastic posture and confidence session with top bridal coach Michele Paradise. She showed us brides the top secrets of how to capture the perfect pose in your wedding pictures. I made sure I was taking notes!
We had also got a tour of the venue, Royal Horseguard's hotel, a 5star luxury hotel which had a beautiful display of a typical wedding reception with the prettiest table decorations and centrepieces of flowers and candelabras. If I hadn't already chosen my venue this would be worth considering!
We also got to see the unveiling of the brand new Wedding Idea's website which will be relaunching in a few weeks. The new website looks great with lots of features on wedding fashion and planning, my two favourite areas! I really liked the idea of the wedding budget feature it has too, a must have for budget brides to keep on track on their spending.
At the end, we were treated to a wonderful personalised goody bag of bridal treats from suppliers including a beautiful woven scarf, a wedding favour cookie shaped heart from Millies and and my favourite of all the new issue of Wedding Ideas magazine!
N.B Sincere apologies for the below average images, unfortunately I forgot to charge my camera so only had my iphone to rely on for the night!
I attended the House of Fraser wedding event to find out more about their wedding list service.
Guests were welcomed with a drinks reception, a thorough wedding list service presentation and bridal styling session on how to pose, take the best photos and most importantly stay calm on your wedding day!
We got to sample House of Fraser’s luxury wedding services. Models wore wedding dresses from Berextex and other designers in their stores. My favourite was the one shoulder Biba dress, a beautiful bridal gown and affordably priced for the budget bride.
Biba wedding gown
Thomas Sabo, possibly the world's favourite charm collection, had a pretty presentation of Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings. I loved the pretty pearl earrings and matching necklace.
Thomas Sabo jewellery
Planning your wedding should be fun, exciting and stress-free and House of Fraser wedding list offers a wide variety to match every bride’s budget. You could choose from quality or well-established brands or the stylish exclusive lines.
I particularly like the sample gift lists available on their website. Choose from ‘Setting up home’ for couples in new homes, ‘Upgrading what we have’ to more well-established brands, or ‘Couples who have everything’ for the stylish exclusive lines.
So take a look and let me know what you think. Will you be having a wedding list? If so, what would be on your list?