Month: February 2013

Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers are very important in the lives of their children; naturally, because of the bond they create carrying them for 9 months and raising them into adults. This responsibility comes with sacrificing a lot of personal comfort and opportunity. With Mothers’ Day drawing nearer, it would be such a good idea for every child to set aside a special gift for their mothers to celebrate this day. With the busy days of today, most of which border between demanding careers and lives, getting the time to find the right gift for your mum on Mother’s Day is not easy. To help you out Lloyds Family Jewellery have put together what they believe are the top 5 gifts which will be sure to make your mum smile this Mother’s Day. Jewellery Women love jewellery! Showering your mum with a few classic pieces of jewellery whether it’s a set of new pearl earrings, bangles, rings or other classic pieces will go a long way in making her feel special. Why not treat her to one of Lloyd’s Family Jewellery’s beautiful diamond pendant necklaces or make her ears sparkle with some gorgeous diamond studs. Lunch with mum Mums love spending time with their children so taking your mum out for lunch during this year’s Mother’s Day is the best gift you can ever give her. The lunch doesn’t have to be in...

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Best dressed women at the Oscars

As the awards season wrapped up last night with the Oscars, the ladies of Hollywood did not disappoint with their fashion choices. From more modern to couture looks, check out some of the style favorites. Have a look at some of the best dressed women at the Oscars in 2013. Charlize Theron wearing Dior: Charlize Theron wore a simple white peplum dress that was absolutely perfect. Her dress didn’t have a single wrinkle or imperfection in sight, and it complemented her pixie haircut perfectly. The dress featured an elegant train and a small plunging neckline. Charlize paired her dress with a natural makeup look and simple bracelets. She also wore small diamond earrings that glistened in the light. Amy Adams wearing Oscar de la Renta: Amy Adams was wearing a stunning blue gray Oscar de la Renta gown. The dress featured a low sweetheart neckline and a beautiful tulle bottom. Amy’s gorgeous natural red hair looked beautiful paired with the shade of the dress, and it was done in a loose up-do with face-framing pieces. She paired the dress with dangly diamond earrings and a natural makeup look. Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior Haute Couture: One of the big winners of the night, Jennifer wore a spectacular gown by Dior Haute Couture. She paired the spectacular dress with pulled-back hair and a gorgeous Chopard necklace. She also paired this gown...

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Women’s shoe trends for spring 2013

A new season means a new crop of fashion trends, and for spring 2013 we’re seeing a ton of new shoe trends on the market. Here are some of the hottest to look for if you’re in need of a footwear update. Cutouts are big this year. We’ve seen lots of cutouts on dresses and blouses over the past few seasons, so it only made sense the trend would eventually leap to shoes as well. Think heels in patent leather with cutouts and flats with fancy laser-cut designs. The lovely thing about cutouts is that they let you show a little bit of skin without going full-on sexy in a pair of strappy stilettos. Pointy toes are having a moment this spring. We’ve embraced the rounder toe for years, and while that shape is not entirely out of fashion, pointy-toed shoes are making a comeback. Arm in arm with pointy toes is a return to lower heels sans the toe platform. Three and four inch heels, as opposed to six inch platform pumps, are the new it shoe and combined with a pointy toe they look positively fashion forward. Ankle straps are having a huge moment as well. Dainty thin straps adorn pumps and wedge sandals alike. The sexy slip of a line highlights the ankles, a slim body part on almost any woman, and takes a simple shoe...

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Six fashion ideas to steal from the 2013 Grammy Awards

There were tons of amazing fashion ideas to glean from the 2013 Grammys Awards red carpet, and while a floor-length gown and a pack of paparazzi might not be in your immediate future, that doesn’t mean you can’t steal these style tricks for your next big night out! Here are a few of the key trends we saw on Sunday night and how you can incorporate them into your own look. Cutouts. Stars like Karlie Kloss, Kelly Osbourne and Taylor Swift all rocked dresses with tasteful cutouts, which show a little bit of skin without flashing too much. Cutouts are just as chic on a short dress or even a blouse paired with jeans. One of the most important things to remember is a convertible bra: the sexy peek of skin will be ruined if a part of your bra strap or band is visible, so invest in one that swoops low, can be backless or strapless, and is a close match for your skin tone (just in case a slip happens!). Sheer panels. Rihanna rocked an unusually subdued Alaia gown on Sunday night, but she kept it slightly sexy with sheer panels on the bodice. Sheer paneling is a great way to add a little sexiness without showing a whole lot of skin and as an added bonus, you won’t freeze! Look for a dress with a sheer...

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Clever styling ideas for denim jeans

The humble denim jean often gets overshadowed in fashion mags by images of fabulous ball gowns or celebrities in bikinis. But there’s nothing to stop you taking denim into the fashion stratosphere all you need is some clever styling. The right shoes, jacket or accessories will raise a pair of denims to chic status, and you’ll be comfortable to boot. Avoiding a pitfall like lazily throwing on a nondescript T-shirt is key to making your jeans work for you. Hoodie tops are also a big no-no, even if you pair your ensemble with high heels. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Harper’s Bazaar magazine has a gallery of celebrities who have got it right, managing to look effortlessly chic while wearing nothing more daring than jeans and a great pair of ankle boots. Of course, the Harper’s article focuses on models and actresses who have unlimited funds to spend on designer goodies to up their denim glamour factor but there is no need to work that hard. Go with an idea, and then adapt it. For example, if you like the look of January Jones in ankle-grazing indigo skinnies with stilettos but cannot afford the Isabel Marant tunic, you can improvise. Find a chiffon blouse, with or without a pussy bow neckline, for a similarly chic smart casual look. Team with a hand-held tote to complete the look. Matching...

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