Kim Sears' Ace Style at Wimbledon

Whilst her boyfriend Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to become the first Brit to win the Wimbledon Men’s Final in seventy-seven years, Kim Sears also secured a clear win in the style stakes on Sunday afternoon.  

Filling the K-Middy void, K-Sears (above) looked groomed and glossy (that hair!) wearing a pale-mint crochet sleeved SS’13 Victoria for Victoria Beckham dress, Aldo wedges, Pandora jewellery and Raybans whilst carrying a Mulberry Willow handbag.  Put a ring on the Kim and Murry her Andy, we love her.

It was also rather hard to not notice Victoria Beckhamspicing up our lives during the Wimbledon Men’s Final(below), wearing a particularly skimpy lace-trimmed, lingerie-inspired Louis Vuitton’s AW’13 dress.  There is no doubting that this dress was not particularly weather or event appropriate but when have silly little details like that ever interfered with VB’s outfit choices?!

My Marie Claire Trend Shoot: Cropped Tops

Each month Marie Claire magazine chooses a trend for one girl to model in six different ways.

I was approached by suuuper glamorous Tanya Semikoz, Marie Claire’s Executive Fashion Editor, a couple of months ago to model an upcoming seasonal trend… She didn’t mention however, that the upcoming seasonal trend was to be cropped tops... EEK! Every girl's worst nightmare, surely?! 

Stomach crunching my way to the The Shop Studio, an awesome North London photographic studio owned by photographer Sam Robinson, I was more than a little nervous about what outfits (or lack of them!) awaited me.  All my fears were put aside after Holly Welch, Marie Claire’s Junior Fashion Editor, waved her brilliant styling wand at me and I was suitably dolled up by the makeup artist extraodinaire,  Pamela Cochrane.

Above and Below:  Behind the scenes of the shoot with make up artist Pamela Cochrane and photographers Sam Robinson and Olly Burn.

These photographs show how cropped tops can be incorporated into your wardrobe easily and more demurely than I initially assumed.  I'm now rather inspired to wear a high waisted skirt with a cropped top this summer, showing only a small amount of my upper midriff.  All the shoes I wore were great and I ran straight off to buy the neon nude heels from Aldo (available here in the sale RRP. £75.00 £34.99) and the green/blue heels from Zara (available here in pink/red RRP. £29.00) which I also bought in black. Oops.

Thank you to Sam Robinson, Olly Burn, Holly Welch, Pamela Cochrane and everyone at The Shop Studio for making this a really fun day!

And a big Thank You to Tanya Semikoz.

Left: The July'12 edition of Marie Claire is available at now.

Trend: Isabel Marant Wedge Trainers

Having taken the leap and finally taken off her much adored Isabel Marant Dicker Boots, Kate Bosworth was seen in Beverley Hills last week sporting the designer's coveted wedge trainers. In this laidback and relaxed Spring ensemble, Kate contrasts this season’s love of all things sporty (sweatshirt/trainers) with all things ladylike (pleated, flowy skirt.)

Isabel Marant’s coveted wedge trainers (the shoe that launched a thousand high street copies) is a look, much like our beloved UGG boots, that will no doubt be more popular with the girls wearing them than the boys looking at us in them.  Functional and comfy usually don’t scream sexy, but hey, when he doesn’t have to give you a piggy back home, stiletto’s in hand, he’ll soon be won over...

RRP. £430.00

If you, like me and Beyonce, are happy to embrace the wedge, the velcro and your inner Marty McFly, here are some of my more affordable recommendations:

Above (clockwise):  Ash Bowie Wedge Trainers in clay - £149.00Ash Coolbis Wedge Trainers in black - £175.00, Topshop Acrobat Trainers - £78.00Aldo Netz Wedge Trainers -£80.00Asos Deny Wedge High Top Trainers with Suede detail £45.00