Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Rachelle Loves

The Christmas Gift Guide..

..It’s that time of year again, before we allow ourselves to get too excited over vats of mulled wine and too many mince pies we desperately try to conjure up the perfect gift ideas for all of our loved ones.
Fear not last-minute shoppers, I know its now mid-December and you still haven’t bought anything more than the wrapping paper – but I’ve got your back. I’ve tried my hardest to cater for every single lady in your life for all budgets. Its a fairly long one so grab a cuppa and let your finger do all of the hard work. (PS – if you haven’t even bought the wrapping paper yet, I have one word – ELFRIDGES – where all the little Selfridges elves do the hard work for you. Get on it.)c600x600First up; the shoe lover. When she tears open the wrapping paper to a perfect brown box with the word Louboutin emblazed across it her christmas has already been made. With one of these classic beauties inside you’ve already made her year; (clockwise from top) Pigalle 120mm pumps, Pigalle 120mm spiked pumps, So Kate 120mm pumps, Lady Peep 150mm Black Patent Platform Pumps (the next pair on my wishlist) or go all-out, decorated with spikes. If she has Louboutin tastes but you’ve got a Topshop budget, these strappy beauties are perfect. If she already has more dancing shoes than there are nights in December, go for a chic pair of Michael Kors ankle boots. If she has as wild side, these are AMAZING. If your really stuck, girls always love Choo’s. Especially with glitter. I love these Anouk Glitter finished pumps.

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For the make-up maven who believes she’s tried everything, turn to one of the amazing palettes that have been released this festive season. NARS have set the bar as per usual with a selection of gorgeous stocking fillers; Adult Content Blush Palette, Promiscuous Lip Pencil set, God Created the Woman Smoky Eye Palette, One Night Stand Blush Palette and the Douceurs de Paris Eyeshadows. Bobbi Brown always provide a fail-safe Secret Santa with a selection of make-up books to suit all ages and abilities, gorgeous brush sets and a ton of beautiful palettes. If your still stuck, the MAC holiday collection palettes are amazing this year, and I love these cute dinky little Laura Mercier sets, they have nude, pretty and smoky palettes on offer at Space NK.

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Happy Halloween..

..Whatever you have planned for this spooky evening, here is a little gothic-glam inspiration to steer your outfit in the right direction of chic.



Only Valentino can make Halloween a glamorous affair, and make us want to sport black lace masks and feathers..



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Fashion, Rachelle Loves

Rachelle Loves Topshop Rhodium Sandals..

On Saturday afternoon I ended up spending three hours in a bar watching a football match with the boy (read: eating an oversized combo-platter full of carb-a-licious deep fried goodness and drinking too many bottles of tequila beer). Afterwards, both tipsy and after spending too much time in a testosterone filled environment I dragged him to Topshop to restore some balance to our lives.

Spurred on by a weeks worth of calories in one sitting and more beers than I dared to count we ended up going a little wild; a leather tee, blazer, jeans, trousers, jumpers and a few very pretty little tops he steered me in the direction of the till before I could even start on the shoe section. And then I see these beauties. £55 worth of joy.


The snakeskin finish and gold details have me all hot and bothered. I NEED these in my life.


All of these amazing new season releases are too much for a weak fashion-fiend, and after reluctantly checking my current account with one eye closed this morning, are too much for my bank balance too.

rachelle xo


Dries Van Noten A/W 2013-14..


The clash of textiles and colour. The juxtaposition of thick woolly socks with the most delicate jewelled barely-there sandals. The Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2013/14 show has played on my mind since the models took to the runway on a cold late-February day, but before being allowed to get too excited we’ve had a season of delicate lace Dolce florals and bright yellow Vuitton checks to enjoy…

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..but sitting on the wettest evening ever to come out of August, tucked up in bed in my favourite silky pair of pyjamas I can finally pour over the most stunning feathered jumpers and shaggy fur coats.

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‘Well I started with menswear and we introduced ball room dancing and ice skating and just let all those female embellishments invade the menswear. We just clashed it together to see what would happen.’ – Dries Van Noten, February 2013.

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Rachelle loves Rag & Bone..

..As much as I’m still enveloped in a post-holiday, tanned and happily sporting as few clothes as I can get away with daze – after the daily peruse of the new-in Net a Porter page and a flick through the latest (hefty) installment of ELLE Collections I must admit I’m starting to get itchy feet to crack on with my autumn wardrobe.

I’m quite literally having dreams about this butter soft leather fronted Rag & Bone blazer, I want to wear it with silky shirtdresses that I have a ever-growing All Saints collection of and chunky, scarily high, platforms. These Saint Laurent’s are just the dream.

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