Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Well I have been as busy as one of Santa's helpers in December recently. I was cold one day recently (sure you can emphasise) and I randomly decided I really needed a hand muff, so the story continues that what was on offer was far from rich pickings. How do you solve a problem such as this ? I have slaved over creating some faux fur hand muffs and have decided to share with those suffering from similar dilemmas.....
This faux fur lovely is leopard print fabric, inside and out, which makes it really furry, with pink ribbon and gold button detail. £12

This one is a little more quirky and is cream faux fur, with a paisley patterned corduroy bow detail. It's really cute... £10

When I was looking back through the photo's of the hand muffs, I thought I would report back of my chosen ensemble, The Motel Aztec cardigan is fabulous and probably my current fav in my wardrobe. Had a little Internet score and I am not alone in my love affair. Grazia have featured it on two occasions, in the 'cuddle up in a cardie' feature and also in their style spotter (see below)

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I get complemented everywhere in my cardie and as put my Grazia put it best, you definitely can cosy up in it. Comfort and style....perfection
Motel Aztec Cardigan £65
My Jewels of the day included this vintage gold chain with cameo..........Pieces such as this have inspired us at GladRags and new gorg pieces in store such as cameo necklaces and ghetto gold bracelets and chains are itching to be brought.
belted or beltless this cardie works, today I wore a vintage brown leather from a second hand shop

Working shoes, simple black brogues, made for walking.
Comfy with hopefully a bit of personality, must invest in better camera ASAP, apologies. Will also post Hand Mufflers straight off the press xoxo

Fashion of the People

Apologies for the sporadic blogs in recent weeks, we have been busy bees at GladRags getting the shop ready for Christmas, So a view are definitely necessary to fill the fashion void. Customers have remained as stylish as ever despite the torrential weather recently and here are a few little snaps of customers who have been a bit special x
This pair were very cool, they seemed to be fashionably in tune with each other complementing each others style. Both were sporting the on-trend military style boot and her acid wash denim jacket was to die for....
These ladies were fun, not only did they both look fabulous on this day, but they were also so excited about the store that I just thought they were lovely. After modeling with this velvet clutch the girl on the left, could not leave without it.

Me whilst at work not looking to fresh post graduation day, but still attempting to make some effort. The white T I am sporting along with the skirt and red velvet bag are all from GladRags and I think that pretty much sums up my wardrobe without me noticing

This lovely lil lady came in the Leicester shop and I am so partial to a bit of faux fur. Her style was really 70's inspired which is an era I really enjoy, lovely weathered boots, black lace smock, faux fur coat and large vintage inspired hooped earrings.....sassy personified.

Even looking at this picture makes me smile, she had so much energy and I think this is reflected in her outfit. The stonewashed 80's fit jeans are fab and although you can't see the print on the T in the pic it was also The scarf and slip on's finished the look which was both practical and stylish.

This girl was a student who was so pretty and petite. she was sporting a nautical inspired cardigan with a band T and also reminded me that tights are all about 40 and below denier this season. ie the ones your mum would wear in 1989... I have already brought and laddered 6 pairs :-(

She came wandering into the shop about 5.20pm all nonchalant and i probably half screamed "photo, photo, your fabulous" thankfully she agreed and I am glad she did. She kind of gave of a calm Ora, understand ed cool. The outfit is in the detail, the re-usable bag the bowler and had the odd socks for a bit of fun....the result, fresh, fun and noticeable, I love it.
thank you to all the fabulous fashionistas for brightening my working days xoxo

We Heart Motel.........

Here at GladRags we are particularly fond of the Motel brand whose collections are inspired by vintage fabrics and styles. Despite the fact that they have been going 10 years, it seems they are suddenly taking over the world. Since the time that we had begun stocking the label the brand as has gone from strength to strength and the hype continues to grow. On a night out I now look across the dance floor and now see a sea of stylish motel fashionistas all decked out in the Motel GladRags.......
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Lily Allen has long been a Motel supporter and looks gorg in this Motel Zoe dress from S/S09 which we sold out of, but see

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Reveal magazine even caught Little Boots out in here Wolf Vest T which we loved at GladRags, the updated design in currently an Owl T which we stock at £20 see

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Lily again rocking the Sarah Motel bodycon dress. I really like this dress it has an 90's feel to it which seems strange, I think it's the rose pattern and dress length

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The Helen dress was featured in OK magazine, this little number was officially my favourite from this particular collection. GladRags stocked this dress in the black/v.v dark navy which complements the nautical feel of it. The gold button detailing is lush and just adds to the sophisticated yet sassy style.

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Even Eastenders is in on the act, dressing there young scarlets in Motel. This dress was from a couple of collections ago but can still be found at the Motel website.

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This is one of many Motel dresses that I have seen on the X Factor series this year, again concreting Motels status as a brand which is now here to stay and is young, fresh and contemporary.

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Motel seems to be everywhere at the minute and we are glad to be a part of it, its designs are funky, fun and we believe that little bit more fabulous then the mass produced dresses currently available..
Gladrags Hearts Motel xoxo

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Playing in the Dressing up Box

Ooooohhh I was just minding my own business at work today when a delivery arrived. What should it be but 24 gorgeous dresses by a new duo who call themselves Old Romantic. They take old vintage dresses and rework them into fabulous pieces of art! I couldn't help but try them on!!!!

Monday, 16 November 2009


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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A Day At Work

As I was wearing a ensemble from GladRags in the video (see last blog) I thought I would just quickly mention it.
This is a Motel dress from their S/S 09 collection, we do have a few still left. I have loved this dress from the day I opted to sacrifice lunch to have it. I have dressed it up and dressed it down and I think it always looked effortlessly stylish wearing it both ways.
Motel Dress £36 - see GladRagsBoutique website.

This is just a chose up of the fabric, it is a really pretty pattern and the flowers almost look like abstract painting's. Not instant fashion, just timeless....

The little shoes I paired with this dress today, I have had for an age. Those shoes that when you come across, you think, "I really liked those," there simple, cute little things.

I felt the bow detail on them kind of complimented the style of the dress, I liked how they clashed with my tights also....

In A World Of GladRags

Just a little video, giving those of you that have yet to visit us a little glimpse into the GladRags experience. We just want shopping to be fun, to feel like what you have brought is really special, irrespective of the price tag. Everyday should be Christmas.....well, the type of Christmas's where you buy yourself something special, rather then everyone else xx

(bit rushed, my trusty camera woman was late for a lecture, apologies)