Art Attack!!


Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Get those paintbrushes and paints at the ready ladies – Art Mania is coming to a fashion store near you!!

The art theme is one of my favourite trends for this summer. As a fellow artist myself, I’m tempted to get creative and throw big splodges of paint at my clothes for a high fashion Jackson Pollock look.

Just in time for Henri Matisse – The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate – think Céline SS14 and discover your favourite artists and channel them through your clothes.

This trend boasts interesting patterns and colour! Its time to get art-ified!

 Here’s a pick of some of the best bits I’ve found exhibiting on the high street at the moment.

Now pick up those sketchbooks and get art inspired 🙂

The Icon Print Dress

Peter Jensen - Julie dress in Diana Ross Print full length

Peter Jensen – Julie Dress in Diana Ross Print – £200

Iconic painted prints of woman’s faces were seen all over the SS14 catwalks. Think Prada and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Wear your Diana Ross print with some gorgeous platform sandals and groove into your 70’s diva style. Oh yeah! Work it lady!

The Painted Dress

Printed dress zara

Zara – Printed Dress – £45.99

Paint prints!!! Get into the artistic flow with this fabulous painted brush stroke dress. Style this painted beauty with some fabulous black ankle boots to get you through the strange spring weather and then some fabulous block heels or on trend mules when the summer heat finally gets hits us in a sizzling surprise.

The Wear Anywhere Dress

Shadow-Dance-V-Neck-Dress fRENCH cONNECTION

French Connection – Shadow Dance V- Neck Dress – £110

Ok, so I know I’ve gone a bit crazy with the dresses in this post…but there are so many printed art themed dazzlers out there!! This dress will take you from work to drinks in a flash. Its purrrfect! Go the whole hog in the true Art Attack theme and rock up to a gallery opening in this baby. Très sophisticated dahling!

The Arty Floral Top


Zara – Crop Floral Top With Frills – £25.99

Wear this beautiful water coloured inspired top with a plain, high waisted pencil skirt and a big statement watch for a glamorous art curator style – that will keep you looking oh soooo chic all summer long.

The Striped Blouse


ASOS – Blouse In Layered Stripe Placement Print – £36

Go for a funky Pop Art vibe in this stripey little number. Easy to wear – be it with jeans or a skirt for a cool art house look.

The Abstract Boxy Jacket

Abstract print blue funky boxy jacket from Rivers

River Island – Black Abstract Print Colour Block Boxy Jacket – £50

Say goodbye to those drab days in this jazzy, colour attack, abstract favourite. Wear this and you’re winning! It’s an art attack coming atchaaaaa!!

The Funky Trousers

Shadow dance skinny trouser FRENCH CONNECTION

French Connection – Shadow Dance Skinny Trousers – £70

These trousers are the perfect way to strut your stuff into the art trend, without being too brash. This stunning print will look fantabulous with a figure synching, white peplum top. Get used to being known as the stunner of the Cotswolds in these lovelies.

The Candy Stripe Skirt

TIJANA - Candy bar stripe skirt £119

Ted Baker – TIJANA – Candy Bar Stripe Skirt – £119 

Say helloooo hot stuff, in this bold, statement Ted Baker skirt. Team with a pair of gorgeous geometric earrings by the fabulous Stephanie Bates (see below) and you are the fairest of them all!!

The Geometric Earrings

Stephanie bates jewellery

Stephanie Bates – Rose Gold Plated Silver Tri-Angle Earrings – From: £78

Work the geometric style with these beauties. They add an edgy vibe to any outfit and you’ll be a sight for jealous eyes – trust me! NEED!

The Paint Splattered Clutch

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LK Bennett – Leonie Printed Leather Clutch – £195

Your trusted Art Attack Companion. This clutch speaks paint volumes! Pure colourful, splattered wonderfulness!! This accessory is the one.

The Pop Art Purse

Topshop eye coin purse

Topshop – Lip Eye Coin Purse – £10

HELLOOO POP ART!!! Cheer yourself up with this super cool eye purse from Topshop. Purse lust alert!! I’m hot footing it to the shops for one now!

 The Paint Splash Shoes


ASOS – Humour Heeled Sandals – £40

Last but not least, work the Jill Sander catwalk look in these paint splashed, foot fancies.  An easy way to rock the artsy trend and show off your fabulous, rainbow nails.

There you have it ladies, don the paintbrushes get out the plastic… its time to get art-tastic!!

Really go for it – even if you just get the clutch or the purse. This is one of the most fun trends out there for the summer so enjoy 🙂

As always, I hope you found this post inspiring.

Thank you for reading, you fabulous fashionistas.

Love Serena


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Tartan Explosion!!!!

Tartan Explosion!!!

Ahhh sweet, ‘Street Style’ – where do I begin??

What an eclectic mix!! Most of my inspiration for outfit collections comes from the people I see in the day-to-day and fashion bloggers. You can experience your own personal runway every time you strut out the door. I find fashion on the high street great!! Everyone is an artist in their own right. There are so many creative and expressive people out there and it really shows in their style. So next time you’re walking down the high street and you see someone looking really good – take note and be inspired.
Street style is awesome as it shows how creative you can be with high street clothes. Its shows that you don’t have to have a major blow out to look sizzling.

So tartan is the theme of my fist ever blog post. Ahh… Tartan…. you’re back and so accessible. It’s everywhere on the high street at the moment and if you’re anything like me you’re having an uber clothes crush moment.


Above: Vivienne Westwood  – my idol and in my opinion, one of the most inspirational and genius designers EVER!

The historical tartan fabric. What a babe. It doesn’t have to be red – it can be blue, green, yellow, even black and white which hits the whole monochrome/tartan trend full on. Kappowww! J I’m maybe going a little bit wild for tartan but, heyho – who doesn’t love a good pattern!!

So, ways to wear the tartan trend…………..

       The Tartan Skirt

There’s so many style variations –The mini – the midi – the pencil

red skirt

Tartan Pencil Skirt  – £8.00 @ Fashion Union

The Tartan Trousers

blue trousers

Slacks £14.99 @ H & M

The Tartan Dress

Tartan Pini

Tartan Pinafore Dress – £52 Cooperative @ Urban Outfitters

The Tartan Jacket

Rita Ora - Tartan

Rita Ora in Karl Lagerfeld jacket

The Tartan Co-ord

Tartan Clueless Outfit


 The Tartan Bag

Tartan bucket bag

H! By Henry Holland @ Debenhams £32

Now what to wear with these gorgeous items…

Well, well, what do we have here…………?

A lovely white plain T

A crisp white shirt – to make it a bit different maybe branch out to a black sheer shirt.

To make your outfit really stand out go for a Dog Tooth print or even a bright coloured T for a mega clash. Kapow!! Then there we have the makings of a pretty lovable outfit.

My tartan style outfit

Above – My outfit combo. Dress it up or down – tartan rocks any outfit.

Finishing touches…

So now we move on to the accessories.  I’m big on belts – what can I – say they do it for me…. they give an outfit a certain vavavoom.

With the tartan print, black and gold work amazingly. Ok, so we can’t all afford the Moschino belt (I’m still saving up) but the high street stores, such as; H&M, Topshop, River Island, ASOS and Urban Outfitters have great ‘lookylikeys’.

Grab yourself a nice gold or metallic necklace with or without jewels. River Island is like a giant treasure chest for accessories at the moment.

Shoes!!! Again River Island has an incredible shoe collection – I bought my gold heeled brogues from there. (Please see my little outfit combo that I put together above for inspiration.)  So maybe go for a nice pair of brogues or a sexy pair of black boots.

Last but not least -the bag. Zara have some beautiful Messenger bags at the moment, which are at the top of my wish list.  (Ok so it’s not Tartan but it’s amazing!!)

Zara bag

Zara Messenger Bag – £29.99

necklace for tartan explosion

 Necklace – £15.00 @ River Island

So finally, if you want to inject a tiny bit of tartan into your life – you love the trend but are uber broke like me, just get yourself a beautiful tartan scarf. They jazz up even the plainest of outfits and really add a wee bit of edge.

I hope you found this blog an inspiration to go out and rock the tartan trend. Any feedback would be great as I’m currently establishing myself as a fashion stylist. I hope you enjoyed reading my post, most of all thank you for taking the time to check out my ramblings. Stay tuned 🙂