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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween Style

Well the GladRags customers did not disappoint today, the store was a medley of FaBuLoUsNeSs, with everyone shopping in their Saturday best.

These two lovely ladies were dressed very sophisticated today. I loved both of their footwear's, on the left the vintagesque sandals were lush, and on the right, on trend paintent brogues complimented her lovely blazer and finished the outfit perfectly.
Wow Taylor Momsen eat your heart out, I lovvvvvvvvvvvvved these girls style, they were subtly styled to perfection and looked super hot. Co-ordinated fashion friendships, you can't get much better then that !
These ladies were so lovely. I really like their quirky style, they are like Coventry's answer to Alexa Chung and I really liked how they fearlessly put their outfits together.



Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Danielle Scutt S/S10

I don't usually torture myself by spending to long cooing over designer labels and catwalk couture, but every so often a collection remains a constant within my psyche regardless of my resistance. Ever since I was exposed to this S/S10 collection from Danielle Scutt at LFW, I have been able to think of nothing else...........

I think what it is about this collection that has captured me, is not only it's wearability factor, but that rather then being gaudy or ostentatious it's like a collection that has captured street savvy, a designer mentality to be enjoyed before the the industry moulds it into something different.

You could put this on and walk down the street in the middle of the day, I love it....

I think these prints have a warm, slightly 60's/70's feel to them, which is definitely an era GladRags has been embracing recently.

The geometric print on this dress is amazing, shoes aren't bas either !


When Danielle Scutt was asked what her inspirations are for S/S10 she responded by saying, "Print, fabric and cut" and that is definitely reflected within the collection. The lines are beautifully sculpted yet flattering, the prints comprise of a complexity of modern geometrics to somewhere between Forest Gump meets Little House of the Prairie.
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I just really love it, I would luvvvvvve to have in all in my wardrobe, i night even try a Pisa inspired hair do..............








































































Tribute to those gals that make the effort!!




These girls were milling around GladRags today. Don't they look just fab!! If everone looked this great for popping out on a Wednesday's, the world would be a beautiful place!! x

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Stylish Tuesday's

When I asked these lovely ladies whether they minded me taking a photo, as I thought they looked nice, they replied by saying they were dressed for work! What a stylish place it would be if everybody went to work in over the knee suede's, 80's leather jackets and harem pants............

Brick Lane a Fashion Adventure

Well the the employer and I decided a day away from the office was in order so headed to East London last Sunday. Brick Lane will never fail to lift one's mood with outrageous fashion statements being made around every corner. It's certainly made up of an eclectic mix of people and is the perfect tonic to the day to day drib of what this neck of the woods would refer to as suburban life....

I've always felt that fashion can be extended through many different mediums, one of them being art and graffiti. Only the best graffiti artists seem to grace Brick Lane's wall including some Banky's (I'm a Fan).


Brick Lane, the street of films, fashion and music. I love it here, it is honestly like a catwalk on Sundays, there is an abundance of fabulousness within this hustle and bustle and always good for some pre catwalk style.... mark my words the people down this street create fashion, don't just wear it !
(this picture does not depict what I describe, but I am always to busy studying it at the time to snap)

The GladRags Boutique creator in her over the knee suede boots and weathered leather jacket. Thought the background had a ska feel and as we are Coventry originals, felt it was apt....

I loooooooooove Camden, I can see why so many artists have been from of moved here, it definitely feeds inspiration and creativity.....

Although this blog is not directly about fashion, it is places such as these that can reignite a possible waining desire to be fabulous (weather not helping). The capital amongst many other places is filled to the brim with diverse and extreme personalities that infect the air and becomes addictive......an addiction to feel fabulous all of the time.













Saturday, 24 October 2009

Style Spotter Alert





Despite the undesirable weather, GladRags customers have remained FaBuLoUs. These two chicks caught my attention because not only did I love her lace-up of the moment ankle boots, but they were cool cucumbers, who had a uncontrived flare for style (apologies for the slight blur on pic)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Style Crush.....

To even list all of my style crushes would result in what would mirror the first 7 chapters of a novel. Many have come and gone. Flushes of love have intensified and diminished, yet some fashionistas continue to keep my attention. I love casual fashion, wearable fashion, outfits that have been constructed through love, rather then over-contrived motivation.
The ladies below are ones that have been on my radar for in the fashion world 'forever'


The Chung, I still remember our first encounter, seeing this awkward looking feral thing sitting next to Popworlds Simon Amstell. From that Sunday on, looking forward to Alexa's outfits became a weekend ritual. During the transition from her dressing up like a lobster promoting 'Shipwrecked' to perching her little bum next to Anna Wintour front row at fashion week she has managed to maintain what we all fell in love with, only now that thrifted dress is paired with Chanel pumps...


Ohh, I love Daisy. I can't even pinpoint particular outfits that really inspired me, Daisy dresses like people I know but I think it is just that, that is her allure. She makes a dress fun with silly socks whilst pulling a face, I like that about her.

Diane Kruger is kind of an anomaly. I just know that come the fashion 'faux pas' pages Ms Kruger will not feature. She is seriously sophisticated and wears here clothes very well. "we salute you Diane," we also love that you are with 'Dawson's Creeks,' Pacy.

Well Channel4 certainly have a knack for spotting 'those' girls, Alexa's replacement was the stylish Jameela Jamil, whose wardrobe is far from shabby.


I always think Rachel Bilson looks lovely, never outrageous but on-trend, chic and beautiful. She's also very good at dressing her body.

I love these ladies style whether they are on the red carpet or going to buy milk. I love relaxed fashion where the individual wears the clothes and not the other way round. Fashion can often be overpowering and not really suitable when not walking down 5th avenue in your Manolo's. I love their style because not only is it completely wearable, but it seems to be an extension of their personalities, which is something that really draws me......

Leanne @ Gladrags



GladRags Coventry Virtual Tour


Hi, my names Leanne, I am a full time employee at GladRags and within this short video, attempt to take you on a quick virtual tour of the Coventry based GladRags store. The video gives you a glimpse at what we currently have to offer and an insight into the GladRags shopping experience.

apologies for the shall we say 'rustic' quality of the video, technical 'issues' led to having to use a hand held camera. I will attempt a new and improved version of the tour once technology permits.

thankyou and enjoy...

I hope to see you in the store soon !

Leanne xx

Style Spotter



Here are some of the FaBuLoUs customers that have been shopping in our Leicester GladRags store.

Their outfits caught my attention as much as their personalities. Despite the components of their outfits all being from the high street, they are not afraid to play with fashion to express their infectious enthusiasm for colour, print and fashion.

We were also pleased to see that the lady in the checkered skirt enjoyed the GladRags shopping experience so much she returned the next day not only wearing her previous days purchase of a chic nautical inspired cardigan, but also brought her equally fabulous friends along with her.











Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Style on the Streets (or in the shops)









This lovely lady came into our shop today and we had to pop her on here because they make rainy days not so miserable!! You have to appreciate a girl who does a cluth in the daytime!!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Practicing for a Party...


This little party number is Motel Rocks from thier Winter '09 collection grr...

Simple but sassy, I am channelling Anna from This Life in this little number- very 90's


LOve my charity shop fur coat- even if I do feel a bit Jackie Brown in it! Another Motel number
from thier Winter Collection. The Baroque design is very Versace!


This gold 100% sequin number should be called the "Dirty Stop Out Dress" It's like Carrie's naked dress in Sex and The City!!


Thought I would try on some of the LOVELY little numbers that have come in the shop recently. Love this little Motel "Emily" Dress, which looks fabulously slutty with my charity shop £6 fur coat.
Going to work on getting someone to take me out now....































Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Discuss Celebrity Style and Fashion at WhoWhatWear.com

Discuss Celebrity Style and Fashion at WhoWhatWear.com
Wow! Well, talking of this little GORGEOUS Balmain number (the blue sparkly piece of HEAVEN!) WE have found and inspired dress and currently have it in our shop! Its gorgeous! You feel like an 80's goddess sent to outer space in it. My cousin's reaction when she tried it on was hysterical laughter- she looked fab though!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A Wonderland Where Everything is Special and Fabulous!


We are starting this blog (let’s hope it lasts longer than the two entry blog we started last time) as a celebration of all things LOVELY! We want to live in a world of gorgeous trinkets, smelling like Blueberry Muffins, in a house full of treasures with loads of nooks and crannies (with no spiders unless they are super friendly), wearing the most lovely, LOVED clothes and accessories and just generally being the fabulous creatures we all can be!
We have just opened a little boutique in Leicester which we hope brings a bit of this happiness and fabulousness. We are also going to scout out all things lovely, going out there to find the most stylish gals on the street and generally reporting back on anything super cute that comes in our paths...
For now I will leave you with some pics of our new little baby and fab thought of the day...
After watching The City repeats last night I MUST start wearing heels to work and some floaty chiffon wouldn’t go amiss either!!