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I spy – Fall 2012 Trends at Topshop NOW

Fancy yourself a smart shopper? OMB! have been raiding through all the pre-fall collections 2012 and low an behold it seems Topshop were a little ahead of themselves. Check out these bargain beauties that should prove to be keepers for Fall 2012!

Gucci pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £18

The Row pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £15

Valentino pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £15 

Alexander McQueen pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £25

Top tips – Red and burgundy are tipped to be the big colours of the season. Wintery florals by day and baroque detailing by night. Leather and lace are still going strong, as are the boxy shapes and simple lines seen last season.


Trending – #Nailart. Nail it.

This season nail art is due to be bigger than ever, metallics, glitter, patterns, prints, finger-nail sized studs (K$sha) – you name it, and someone’s wearing it on their nails. Bored of the cracked effect that everyone’s sporting at the moment? Read on for OMB!’s top tips for nailing nail art.

1) Glitter. The easy go-to if everything else seems a bit complicated or risqué.

Barry M

2) Nail wraps. For smooth metallics and fuss-free patterns try nail wraps.

Nail Rock

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Alexander McQueen SS12

3) Stamps. You may not have heard of Moyou or Konad. Use the stamper to pick up nail paint from the stencil plate and voila – stamp it across your nail. A little tricky to use, but fab once you get the hang of it. And the metal plates are  reusable.

Konad Nail Stamping

4) Magnetic metallics. These nail polishes contain metallic particles that, with the use of magnets, form a pattern on the nail.

Nails Inc.

Uh-oh… I smell something fishy. Versace makes a splash with new collection for Spring/Summer 2012.

Everyone seems to have been talking about Chanel’s aquatic wonderland set for the Paris show this year. But here at OHMYBLUE! we can’t help but notice that this theme has cropped up in more than one Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

So (with some trepidation) I ask the question: will we all be dressing like mermaids next summer?

Stella McCartney keeps the maritime theme workable.

Versace Ready-to-Wear…

Daryl Hannah? No no, it’s more Versace Ready-to-Wear SS12

Alexander McQueen Ready-to-Wear opted for the use of real cockle shells.

No doubt about it we shall be seeing these designs filtering down through to the high street next year. Add this to the latest phenomenon of every other girl dying her hair red or orange, and we may well see Disney’s Ariel brought to life en masse. Lovely. Personally, it will take some convincing before I am seen with large starfish and seahorses attached to or printed on my clothing.