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At this time of year many of us wish to remember and honour the brave troops who have fought for us in wars both modern and historic by wearing a red poppy pin. The Poppy Campaign is run by the Royal British Legion and, as well as raising awareness, raises much-needed money to help those who have been affected by fighting in conflicts.

You will be familiar with the paper poppies that can be bought on the High Street, but the Royal British Legion also have a range of beautiful red poppy jewellery to let you remember in style.

2011 Metal Poppy Pin Badge2011 Metal Poppy Pin Badge – £3.05

You can buy beautiful encrusted metal poppy brooches from £15, metal poppy pins and metal poppy charms that are compatible with Pandora-style charm bracelets.

In 2009, the Royal British Legion spent over £1 million each week carrying out their work among the serving and ex-Service community.

Pandora-style Metal Poppy CharmBut for every person they reach, there are many more who are still struggling alone. The demand for their support continues as Service men and women, young and old, call on them for emotional, financial and practical help.

Whatever you give will help them carry on with our work.

http://www.poppy.org.uk/

http://www.poppyshop.org.uk/

 Pandora-style Poppy Charm – £10

It’s boot season and we are here to help you get it right. Meet the boots that work hard at making you look great. Oh and we’ve teamed them with some of our favourite dresses just for the sake of it.


ISSUE 1: CANKLES

Even the slimmest of legs can end in a cankle. If you don’t know what that is then you have skipped this little body quirk where your calf and ankle are simply one entity. Lucky you. But if your calf and ankle are a little too well acquainted then you and your legs must rejoice in the end of summer and her obsession with cankle-accentuating strappy sandals. The knee-high boot is your friend. Enjoy drawing attention to your feet in these on-trend fringed knee-highs. By no means buy a pair of cropped ankle boots.

ISSUE 2: LEAN LEGS

People may scoff when you complain about your too-skinny legs but they just don’t know how tricky it can be to find a boot that doesn’t gape then drape when it shouldn’t or make your Legs Eleven look the wrong side of slim. Don’t try to bulk up your pins in puffed up fur-lined knee-highs but embrace their very leanness in a pair of ankle boots and invest in thick tights.

ISSUE 3: WIDE CALVES
Boots can be mean to you. You see them sitting there looking all perfect and then you try them on but, no matter how you press and pull, that side zip just won’t budge above the top of your ankle. Don’t force your legs in as the visual result is a very displeasing calf muffin top.  Happily footwear designers are acknowledging the fact that not all women are Elle MacPherson and some have a little more calf than, say, supermodels. So enjoy boots like these with a wider-leg fit. Phew.

All these gorgeous boots plus more, more, more to inspire you to a stylish winter are online now so check them out.

Nicola Wood Editor, MyRedoute Magazine

Block this date in your agenda: 17/11/11 as it would be your perfect excuse to soak in all Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar‘s glamour by the time you indulge yourself in a highly luxurious shopping experience…and all for a good cause!!

Don’t forget to claim your cumplimentary tickets here

 

an evening of high-octane luxury

ALDO Buschur Leopard Pony Slipper Shoes

£70.00 Leopard print slipper shoes by ALDO. Crafted in a leopard print ponyskin style fabric. Featuring an almond shaped toe, low cut vamp with cut out notches to the sides, and low stacked heel.

Lipsy Jewel Long Drop Earrings

£10.00

Earrings by Lipsy. Featuring a stud and bullet-back closure and a double row drop design of coloured diamante stones in claw settings.

ASOS Deco Drop Stone Earrings

£12.00 Drop earrings by ASOS Collection. Featuring art deco styling with a
faceted stone stud and long drop, a fine gold-tone surround,
and a stud setting with a bullet clutch fastening.

 

British designer Cath Kidston is coming to Selfridges London on 6 October to sign copies of her new book Patch! from 6 – 7pm.

Located in the newly extended Cath Kidston concession department on the Lower Ground Floor, customers will be given the opportunity not only to meet Cath, but also to purchase the book ahead of it’s launch on 7 November.

Patch! will be the sixth book Cath has published and the fourth in it’s series, presenting a new and innovative take on traditional patchwork. The book contains 30 simple patchwork-inspired projects, suitable for beginners and more experienced crafters alike.

Best known for its witty, vintage-inspired printed accessories and home decor, Cath Kidston has become one of the most influential design companies in the UK in recent years.

What: Last chance to bid on the exclusive collection of soft totes, clutches and shoulder bags commissioned to raise awareness for the UK wool industry.
Why: One-off furry designs by Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, Quentin Mackay and others.
When: Bidding closes Fri., 9 p.m.
Where: Online at ebay.co.uk/campaignforwool.

                                                                                                              Hyperluxe Collection, Mawi 2012

 

                                                                                                                    Talisman Collection, Mawi 2012

 

                                                                                                        Pyramid Collection, Mawi 2012

After a thougher than ever Monday, I decided it was time to get pampered and to spoil my significant other with a couple of wardrobe treats from H&M. I took the chance to bring home their new Mag´s issue, and hereby recommend it, specially the East London guide article, plenty of cool suggestions by Susie Lau.

This has been the inspiration for Him, although I channeled into the urban renewed khakis, going for the eponymous colour for both the chinos and the military-esque shirt. The button down shirts give a preppy, well dressed impression – but can be styled to go with any look. Match with a t-shirt or jersey underneath, or add a scarf, for a more casual style.

For me, I got drawn by the accessories frenzy, falling in love with this elegant fake fur collar   and pairing it with a stunning pair of flared jeans for as little as 19.99 GBP! To complete the look, a fine knitted oversized jumper in utilitarian beige. Finnaly,

Finally, I sucumbed to this navy staple…can´t help it but love every single variation on Breton tees!!

Just needed some boost to fight the chilly Friday, so instead of feeling down cos the summer is reaching its end…I went clicking on new shoes!!

Started with the online sale at Kurt Geiger and bingo! Already found my autumn´s best buddy:

Seven Dials is giving you a chance to win a luxurious shopping spree and a VIP personal styling session in one of the Capital’s best retail destinations: Seven Dials, Covent Garden.

Courtesy of Fox & Squirrel lifestyle walks, one lucky reader will win a personal styling walk in Seven Dials. Beginning with a style consultation, your professional stylist guide will advise on this season’s trends and show you where to shop in Seven Dials and help you purchase items that complement your lifestyle, figure and enhance your personality.

Plus, you will also win £250 worth of vouchers to spend in stores in the Seven Dials area, where you can treat yourself to contemporary designer fashion from Glassworks Studios, signature prints from Orla Kiely and handmade jewellery from Laura Lee.

Dont waste any single sec and register to enter the competition at www.sevendials.co.uk

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