Style Note: The Isabella Oliver Cape

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Yesterday was one of those cold and breezy days in London when you really need something warm and snug to wrap up in. And what better way to wrap up than in a cape. It's the perfect alternative to a winter coat. I received this beautiful one as a Christmas Gift from one of my favourite labels Isabella Oliver.

Isabella Oliver Cape

London Fashion Week Diary: BODYAMR

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The BODYAMR show was one that I was particularly looking forward to, and it was well worth the wait. The signature draping that I love still played a huge role in the collection as an abundance of luxe fabrics and beaded embellishment.


Giveaway: Win Tickets to the 2010 Vitality Show!

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The lovely team at Vitality are treating three lucky readers to a pair of free tickets! Running from 18th-21st March in London’s Earls Court 2, Vitality is the UK’s largest health, beauty, fitness and wellbeing event for women.

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Beauty Buzz: Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare

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I recently changed my beauty regime to include the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser. It's been just six days, and already I've seen a noticeable difference in the clarity of my complexion and the texture of my skin.

Liz Earle Skincare
Today I'm introducing a talented designer who combines boho chic with interesting shapes and clever tailoring. This emerging designer is definitely one to watch, I'm talking about Hilda Maha.

Hilda Maha SS/09 Collection 1

I've recently learnt that Hilda Maha was a fellow Londoner for 8 years before returning to Italy to work as a fashion and textile designer. In 2008 she achieved her degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and during the same year she won the Elio Fiorucci Love Therapy prize in "Mittelmoda the fashion award". During her studies, her work had been featured at Albanian Fashion Week in 2007, and this year she showcased her print collection at Premiere Vision in Paris. Her work is creating quite a buzz.

So when Maha got in touch with me to introduce her latest collection for SS/09 I anticipated it would be something different and exciting, I wasn't disappointed. As I viewed the look book, the words that came to mind were crazy, sexy, cool. Her work has the distinct boldness of designer Ashish, the sharpness of fashion house Noir and the fluidity of Jenny Packham couture.

Hilda Maha SS/09 Collection 2

Indeed her new collection has much promise, the inspiration rooted in her love of Albanian culture, after a trip there last Summer. Maha was both fascinated and impressed by the vibrancy of the community and she set about capturing the beauty of Albanian style and substance through her designs. In creating this collection she embraced traditional methods of production with the new; using age old embroidery techniques with modern digital print.

When asked who her designs will appeal to she answers "A trendy, unique, confident, original and eclectic woman who likes to be different and not unnoticeable". I think Agyness Deyn would be the perfect muse for Hilda Maha don't you? View her look book here.

2 Response to "Internationally Stylish: Hilda Maha"

  1. she's very pretty. thanks for the updates!


  2. hi nice blog i hope you will follow my blog to. thanks


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