Creme De La Trend

"Obsessively opposed to the typical"

Sunday, November 27

Cats and Hats..

With my impending adventure drawing ever closer, I have been spending time with my family and friends back at home.

Last night i had the "Shelma Jumble" all my girlies came over for a rummage through all the things i have culled from my wardrobe a glass of wine and to wish me well. All my favourite little ones running around and Oli - Oli is the cat I would have if I didn't have my puppy Simba, he's a cat but not as you know it.... sometimes i think he is actually a reincarnate..

I decide to buy a little hat for my travels. I like this one because it doesn't cover my face (passport control) and I can rest my head back without bending it or it falling off!! (12hr15 flight...)

Hat - Topshop - 25.00
Jersey - Topshop - £16.00
Jeans - House of Shelma

Shel xoxo

Saturday, November 26

One new change..

I had a subtle dip dye last week. My ends are now 4 shades lighter than my roots! Not so noticeable now (which I like!! I didn't want to look like an upside down Guinness =0) but I am sure once I get on the beach that will all change dramatically. 
A nice way to make a change if you don't want to cut or damage your hair too much!

Shel xoxo

Saturday Morning Shop: Magnatise Me

I cut the talons! I prefer to travel with short nails (so many germs in places like airports) Everybody still seems to think I have incredible long nails. I however feel like I have had half my fingers chopped off.

So in an attempt to "jazz" up my stubs I went on the hunt for these new magnetic polishes No.17 and Nails inc are doing. I couldn't find the No.17 ones but Nails inc had 2 offerings. this pewter and a purple.

I didn't like the shade of purple they had but this colour is really nice (and looks nice as a normal nail colour)

The process is easy and results pretty impressive I spent most of yesterday wowing my office with my magic trick. Everyone loved it! including me.
Love a little art & crafts!

In stores today - Head to a large Boots on your Saturday shop..

Nails inc @ £12.00
Shel xoxo

Thursday, November 24

Read all about it!!


Creme De La Trend is on the move, I am off to Sydney in a few days and i will be doing a special 
"CDLT Down Under" edition on Wordpress.
In the mean time have a look at all the things I have wanted to share but have not had the time to this month.

I'm listening to "Oh Land" she is just fantastic, reminds me of Bjork minus the madness!! silky tones charming beats and quirky lyrics have made this a firm faveourite of mine

She is like a 60's siren with a 2020 twist, so cute! She is also a bit of a chameleon which I love..
Personal Faves: Rainbow, Son of a gun, white nights
Skip to: Break the chain & Helicopter
Forward:Voodoo, Human

I have been looking for a new watch (I like the Micheal Kors ones) But I have been strictly forbidden from buying one by my fashion twin, who has been over them almost as long as they have been around..

Que my new want! this cute and strange one I sourced and LOVE LOVE LOVE.
When she sees this I think she will probably want me to have a Kors!! =0)

The Last Laugh - William Andrew £145.00
(Fueling my unhealthy obsession with skulls)

More to come........

Shel xoxo

Wednesday, October 12

Shock me in Citron

If its good enough for Dolce.....

There is nothing I love more than a shot of colour paired with all black. the contrast is so brave, both colours being rude and vying for attentions. I think its the stark and playful colour contrasts in patterns like stripes and polka dots that everyone loves! 
(Polka dots = instant gratification)

A lot of this seasons accessories are causing a buzz because of the playfulness of colours and interesting fabrics. Everythings getting so fun again!! Yay =0)

Shel xoxo

Tuesday, October 11

Tuesday, October 4

Pierrott if you please

Another thing having a moment are collars!?
Particularly peter pan ones, cute but I like mine a little more circus!! 

Shirt - Ralph Lauren
Pumps - Anniel

Shel xoxo

Hello lover....

One day I will realise that huge heeled shoes are not sensible, like this lady maybe should have thought...

Until that day I will continue to enjoy the heights! I am about 7ft in these  

They are little beauties verging on the cyborg side but leaning towards the vampy attitude on the runways at the mo

Shoes - Kurt Geiger
Shel xoxo

Driving Miss Daisy

Every time I walk past this car I want to drive it more!
Feels like I should be jumping in it with a SWAG sack...hehe..

Lace tee - Zara
Shorts - Vintage Levis (When camel toe was acceptable I guess)
Shoes - Swedish Hasbeens
Leather Tote - CuCu

Shel xoxo

Top Trumps

What is it I love about a top knot so much?

You can wear it in so many ways! but it is such a simple style which can be quite impressive
Like this....

I like how relaxed it can also be....
Like this...

I like mine both ways.... for work mainly prim..

but I hope it never looks like this...
(I always wonder why no one tells them how bad they look....where was her stylist??)

Shel xoxo


This weather is so bizarre! Its almost 30 degrees in October!!

Out came the boating stripes with a cheeky extra!

My friend Queen Elizabeth gifted me this gorgeous red lippy which I have been wearing almost everyday!! I love it!
I also loved how it clashed with my belt which is rude!

Patent jazz shoes - Bloch
Stripped dress - American Apparel
Glasses - Linda Farrow for Reiss

Shel xoxo

Pencil me in

Pencil skirts seem to be having a come back.....but for me they never left!!
Who's wardrobe is right without a pencil skirt?
I love the way this particular one actually looks like a pencil!

Glasses - Rayban
Top - Topshop
Skirt - Dolce & Gabbana
Shoes - Zara
Bag -Vintage
Shel xoxo

Billie Jean

I purchased a delectably pair of red velvet Dolce and Gabbana smoking slippers YEARS ago!
So when the high street finally caught up I refused to purchase (especially after all the strange looks when I was rocked mine!)

There was only one real contender that caught my eye....  Christian Louboutin of course..
Just beautiful! I had to show these from the back, I mean how can a shoe look so good from every angle?!

Then I came across these cuties from topshop sparkly yet understated and soooooo MJ! the ultimate androgynous dresser - I had to.....

The pavement lights up a little when you wear these =0)

Shel xoxo

Moomin me....

Today I am super happy, it is hot and sunny here in London and tonight I go for dinner with my fashion twin, and will get all the gossip from her trip to beautiful Italia..
So anyway I have been racking my brain about who I look like all day and I have finally realised!!
Its Little My from the Moomins!!!!!!  How happy am I?! Super!! (no really I am!!) I love the Moomins to the max!!!! But in case I am lost in my own little world and you don't know which character
I am referring to, Little My is the tiny one in the front on the left looking cross...

I find my inspiration in the strangest places and it may not always be the most obvious connection. But it cracks me up and makes me happy and in fashion that's all that matters!!

Feel good look good!

Excuse the manga shine going on! I don't have the time (or the man power) to be prancing around fields or choice locations looking powdered and done! these for example were taken on my lunch break!
Sometimes I feel like I am missing out to all of these blogs which look like they should be paid for content! but I hope until I have the resources and the time you still enjoy my rants, raves and amateur pics!

Glasses - Bvlgari
Top - H&M
Trousers - Zara
Bag - CuCu
Platforms - Aldo
Shel xoxo

Wednesday, September 28

I got the moves like Jagger....

Kicking off this sunny sunny Wednesday.
A great tune from an old favourite of mine....Love this guy!! Love that girl!!!!

Look out for my "Little My" inspired outfit coming soon!!
Shel xoxo

Monday, September 12

New Mood...

I have been working on a new mood board for A/W....

Shel xoxo

Thursday, September 8

Magazines please

What with all this online information now a days and weekly mags delivered online from our favourite shopping sites, I still always thought it a shame (but good for the environment) that at least once a season the big sites don't send out a paper back! Well guess what?! my fashion dreams came true!
This week I received magazines from AND!! they are great!!

You can purchase both online :0)

Shel xoxo

Stepping out for FNO 2011!!!

So my lovelies I am off to Fashion's night out for my 2nd year!

Can you remember last years fun??? There was the photo booth at Louis Vuitton

My impromptu meeting of Emma Watsons Beau and Burberry face of the moment....

Book signings......

and playing dress up!!

 Well I was caught out last year! I came straight from work tired and looking awful!!but this time I made a special effort :)
There is a lot going on this year so watch this space.

If your in London town head down!! Everyone worth their weight in fashion gold will be out and about!!
Best place to start? New Bond St of course!!

See you there! and if not see you here soon for my report on all the fun :0)

Shel xoxo