Ballet News | Statement fashion

May 4, 2012


Ballet News | Statement fashion.  Ohh, and a beauty gem too

ballet after work Noemi Manalang

Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

If there’s one jacket headed for headlines this summer, it’s this one. Get it while you can.

ballet jacketM&S has come up trumps again with their Limited Collection Cotton Rich Floral Jacket. This versatile, cotton rich jacket is finished with a floral print, a key detail this season.

The jacket is £55 (Product Code:T621932H) and has the following details :

  • Open front
  • 3/4 length sleeve
  • Contrast trim detail
  • Floral print
  • Front pockets

You can wear this jacket with plain colours, or if you’re feeling brave, opt for the current trend of clashing florals! There are some floral trousers that match the jacket -if you dare!

I’m always on the hunt for accessories that will actually help my day run smoothly – not hinder me. I look for bags that look great – of course – but also ones that will keep the things I need access to the most, really handy.

I found this handbag by Ralph Lauren and it fits the bill perfectly because of the external pockets and the gorgeous colour.  It’s easy to seperate important items and still have them handy with a handbag that has been cleverly designed.  Who has time to scrape around the bottom of their bag while holding a phone and a bottle of water ?

The Bermondsey Convertible Bag in Solaire is £310 and is chic and versatile with a convertible shoulder strap, the Bermondsey embodies sophisticated, go-anywhere style in luxurious tumbled leather.

  • Leather top flap with an interior magnetic closure at the front.
  • Flat reinforced bottom.
  • Single top handle with a 3″ drop features a detachable luggage tag with a metal logo-embossed plaque.
  • Optional shoulder strap adjusts with a single-prong buckle and secures with lobster-claw closures at each side.
  • Double pleated patch pockets at the front with magnetic tab closures accented with golden metal logo-embossed bars.
  • Side patch  pockets.
  • Cotton twill interior with a leather-trimmed full-zip pocket and a “Lauren Ralph Lauren 1967” metal plaque at the back wall.
  • Leather-trimmed cell phone pocket and accessory pocket at the front wall.
  • 8½” H x 14½” L x 4″ D. Cotton and leather
ballet bag

Ralph Lauren

ballet skirtThis Limited Collection Floral Lace Skirt at £29.50 caaught my eye as it’s pretty and contrasts well with the strong lines of the handbag and the colours of the jacket.

The details are :

  • On the waist
  • Floral lace design
  • Pleat feature
  • Rear zip fastening and vent

There are a couple of skincare gems I want to pass on to you today. Origins has long been a favourite of mine, and recently they introduced two products that I’ve been trialling.

ballet originsFirst up, GinZing™.  Nature’s clinically-proven morning-after eye cream helps to reduce the look of dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness seem less visible. And Origins proprietary complex of Caffeine from Coffee bean, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners rapidly wakes up, refreshes and restores radiance to tired eyes.
Opthalmologist tested. Good for all skin types and all ages. It’s £21.00 and lasts for ages.  I’ve found that it really does make a difference.

origins balletSecondly, VitaZing™

This multi-tasking moisturiser handles the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing and protecting to maintain skin’s momentum all day. Gives skin the refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich Mangosteen. And adds a healthy hit of radiance that mimics the glow you get from a week’s vacation. Slip it on first thing tomorrow – you’ll look like you eat right, sleep tight & don’t have a worry in sight. It’s £26.00 and again, lasts for ages.  Lovely to use, gorgeous smell, and best of all – it works!



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