Track down the trends

For the best of the sea­son’s fash­ion and beauty, for men, women and chil­dren, sim­ply fol­low Gwen Horwitz’s top-to-toe shop­ping guide, to find a stock­ist near you

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AARON BASHA

The col­lectible charms of Aaron Basha, the Madi­son Av­enue jew­eller, have an in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing. The lat­est ad­di­tions are hand-made 18-carat gold, di­a­mond and enamel trea­sures, on vi­brantly coloured luxe leather bracelets. Avail­able in the UK at Har­rods and at www.aaron­basha.com

AF­TER DARK and AF­TER DARK PLUS

Now re­lo­cated from Tem­ple For­tune (its home for 26 years) to Hen­don Lane, Finch­ley, Af­ter Dark re­mains syn­ony­mous with women’s evening wear. The new store stocks an amaz­ing se­lec­tion of long evening dresses (size six to 30) to suit most bud­gets. Sev­eral styles are ex­clu­sive to Af­ter Dark in the UK (spe­cial or­ders and adap­ta­tions/ al­ter­ations on re­quest). Short cock­tail and party dresses (in­clud­ing be­low-the-knee) are avail­able at AF­TER DARK PARTY in Stan­more, which stocks more than 200 dresses and out­fits for lounge-suit, black-tie and dress-to-party func­tions, in size six to 18.

ANTI-AGE­ING HEALTH & BEAUTY SHOW

This year, the most ex­cit­ing ad­vances in beauty treat­ments, aes­thetic surgery and prod­ucts are all hap­pen­ing within the anti-age­ing sec­tor. And it’s not just our faces that will firm up and feel re­ju­ve­nated. On May 11 and 12, the Anti-Age­ing Health & Beauty Show at Olympia plays host to the lead­ing health and beauty ex­perts in the UK. Join them and dis­cover the anti-age­ing prod­ucts and treat­ments that will be­come part of our beauty régime dur­ing 2013 and be­yond, then in­dulge your­self with mini-treat­ments, makeovers and free sam­ples, on a day out that will take years off you. www.anti-age­ing­show.com

BERN­SHAW

A lead­ing UK women’s evening, oc­ca­sion and party wear de­signer, Bern­shaw is renowned for both glam­our and so­phis­ti­ca­tion. Favoured by celebri­ties world­wide, Bern­shaw’s dresses reg­u­larly grace red-car­pet events and high-so­ci­ety cel­e­bra­tions. Af­ford­able re-creations of de­signer and Hol­ly­wood styles al­low women of all ages to make their very own grand en­trances. To find your near­est stock­ist, call 020 7612 0100 or email: info@ bersnshaw.com

BLISS LON­DON

For qual­ity pam­per­ing at af­ford­able prices, tai­lored to in­di­vid­ual needs, visit this five-star spa and per­fumery in Hatch End, Mid­dle­sex. A range of Clar­ins, De­cleor and Elemis face and body treat­ments are on the menu, all pro­vided in a mod­ern, re­laxed and friendly en­vi­ron­ment. Park­ing is free. www.bliss-lon­don. co.uk

BOUDICA – QUEEN OF LIN­GERIE

This new bou­tique in Mill Hill, north west Lon­don spe­cialises in lux­ury lin­gerie, swimwear, loungewear, silks, hosiery, ac­ces­sories, so­lu­tions and con­trol wear. La­bels stocked in­clude Aubade, Marie Jo, Primadonna, Fan­tasie, Freya, Panache, Huit, B.tempt’D and Rosy, with a pro­fes­sional fit­ting ser­vice. Pri­vate ap­point­ments and lin­gerie par­ties avail­able. www.boudica-lin­gerie.co.uk

BOU­TIQUE HOMME

Menswear spe­cial­ist Bou­tique Homme, in Gold­ers Green, north west Lon­don is now stock­ing the new col­lec­tion of suits and jack­ets from Canali. And when you have made your choice of suit or jacket, the bou­tique’s Eton shirts and Lan­vin ties are the ideal ac­ces­sories. New for spring is the cre­ate-your-own-suit de­part­ment, of­fer­ing madeto-mea­sure menswear from an ex­ten­sive ar­ray of fab­rics, plus a great range of stitch de­tails and lin­ings to make your suit unique — ideal for wed­dings or sum­mer par­ties. Ca­sual wear has also now ar­rived, from Seven for all Mankind, Lager­feld and Façonnable, to com­plete your sum­mer wardrobe. The store is open daily and out-of-hours ap­point­ments are avail­able.

BUCK­LEIGH OF LON­DON

This fam­ily-run, tra­di­tional be­spoke tai­lor spe­cialises in the hire of top-qual­ity gen­tle­men’s for­mal wear, with an ex­ten­sive stock of din­ner suits, morn­ing suits and evening tails in a great va­ri­ety of sizes, in­clud­ing chil­dren’s. Ac­ces­sories range from top hats and bow ties to Ox­ford brogues and patent shoes. Ex-hire suits in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion are for sale at rea­son­able prices. Be­spoke suits and other cloth­ing can be made to spec­i­fi­ca­tion from a wide range of fab­rics. Highly-trained tai­lors spe­cialise in tweed suits, linen suits, of­fice suits, plus­fours, waist­coats, smok­ing jack­ets and for­mal wear. First­class al­ter­ations avail­able for women’s and men’s cloth­ing. www.buck­leighoflon­don.com

DANIELLA MARKS

Lon­don based stylist Daniella Marks pro­vides the ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence in lux­ury per­sonal shop­ping and be­spoke styling for men and women. Of­fer­ing five per­sonal-styling pack­ages, Daniella will help you source the per­fect out­fit for ev­ery oc­ca­sion. Her lat­est con­cept, Vir­tual Styling, of­fers fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion and styling ex­per­tise from the com­fort of your own home, through on­line shop­ping. With Daniella’s pro­fes­sional guid­ance, learn how to shop ef­fec­tively, in­vest wisely and reach your style po­ten­tial. For fur­ther de­tails and to re­ceive your com­pli­men­tary style con­sul­ta­tion, visit www.daniel­la­marks.com

DAVID OLIVER

Known for its de­signer bar­gains, David Oliver Fash­ion Group, in north west Lon­don, sells mostly Euro­pean and Amer­i­can de­signer la­bels. All items are brand-new and per­fect, sourced di­rectly by buy­ers all over Europe. Prices are 50 to 90 per cent be­low those on the high street. Brands can­not be ad­ver­tised by name, but are eas­ily recog­nised by their top qual­ity and style. Dresses, suits, trousers, evening wear, spe­cialoc­ca­sion out­fits and cruisewear are avail­able in size eight to 22 (some larger sizes too).

ELAINE

Elaine, in Gants Hill, Es­sex takes pride in sourc­ing women’s wear in size 14 to 32, from around the world. Sum­mer cruisewear is stocked at Elaine all year round, along with all wardrobe es­sen­tials, to suit ev­ery age. With 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence, friendly staff are on hand to as­sist. In-house al­ter­ations are free.

FEN­WICK

At Fen­wick, Brent Cross, the new sea­son’s col­lec­tions are here, fea­tur­ing ex­quis­ite de­signs by MaxMara, Week­end, Ralph Lau­ren, Michael Kors, Red Valentino, Ar­mani Jeans and many more. Put to­gether the per­fect spring wardrobe with the ad­vice of the Fen­wick per­sonal shop­ping ser­vice. To book: 020 8732 8191

HOL­LIE DE KEYSER

This Knights­bridge bou­tique is the place to find de­signer evening and spe­cial oc­ca­sion wear in size two to 22. Prices for cock­tail dresses start at un­der £200 and evening gowns at un­der £300.

Ca­ter­ing for the prom girl, 18th birth­day party and all other oc­ca­sions, the bou­tique of­fers some­thing for ev­ery age, with looks that are un­der­stated but elab­o­rate.

Spring/sum­mer 2013 is filled with vi­brant colour and beau­ti­ful fab­rics in stun­ning de­signs, with ele­gant day­wear from Italy. La­bels stocked in­clude Stizzoli, Ni­cole Miller, Jo­vani, Mignon and many more. Hol­lie works closely with de­sign­ers to cre­ate be­spoke op­tions.

Hol­lie also owns the neigh­bour­ing Luisa Spag­noli store and has re­cently opened a new bou­tique in Dou­ble Bay, Syd­ney. Open­ing hours at both Knights­bridge bou­tiques in­clude Sun­days; no ap­point­ments nec­es­sary. www.hol­liedekeyser.com and www.luisas­pag­noli.co.uk

HOUSE OF WIL­LIAMS

At House of Wil­liams, in Whet­stone, north Lon­don, cus­tomers are wel­come to visit the show­room and work­shops, to view the com­plete his-and­hers wed­ding and di­a­mond ring col­lec­tion, with all the lat­est de­signs. All the wed­ding and di­a­mond rings are be­spoke, made in-house and sold at whole­sale prices.

With its up-to-the-minute, com­puter-aided de­sign tech­nol­ogy, the House of Wil­liams can cus­tom-make any wed­ding ring to fit around any en­gage­ment ring. Ap­point­ments: 0208 446 8538, www. howwed­din­grings.co.uk

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JU­DITH OF WANSTEAD

The first im­pres­sion of the sea­son’s col­lec­tions at Ju­dith is the beau­ti­ful spec­trum of colours. Ju­dith has out­stand­ing spring/sum­mer wear in size eight to 26 — and the same young, snappy el­e­gance of the small sizes can be found right through to the larger sizes. Three ex­pe­ri­enced fit­ters of­fer ex­pert al­ter­ations on the premises.

LAURA B

Just around the cor­ner from Har­rods is Laura B, with so­phis­ti­cated women’s cloth­ing, from gen­eral day­wear and knitwear to made-to-mea­sure out­fits. Oc­ca­sion wear is the spe­cial­ity and any out­fit can be made in your size and cho­sen colour, with ad­just­ments to your tastes. The sa­lon has even dressed the royal fam­ily. Prices from £1,500. Ap­point­ments only.

LEIBERGS

This lin­gerie and corsetry spe­cial­ist in Tem­ple For­tune of­fers an im­pres­sive range of bras, swimwear, nightwear and hosiery from lead­ing de­sign­ers. Ex­pe­ri­enced fit­ting staff help you find the per­fect bra and swimwear, in cup sizes A to H. For brides, there are pretty basques with match­ing briefs or thongs. Ex­pert al­ter­ations.

LUISA SPAG­NOLI

Ital­ian fash­ion brand Luisa Spag­noli, in Knights­bridge, is a flag­ship store for the col­lec­tion, and of­fers ev­ery­thing from day­wear to ele­gant loungewear. Out­fits are avail­able for spe­cial oc­ca­sions, wed­dings and mother-of-the-bride. The beau­ti­fully tai­lored wool jack­ets and trouser suits are ideal for the busi­ness­woman. www.luisas­pag­noli.co.uk

MARY’S OF EN­FIELD

Spe­cial­is­ing in dress­ing the mother of the bride, mother of the groom and wed­ding guests, Mary’s of En­field, in Hod­des­don, Her­ford­shire, stocks lead­ing oc­ca­sion­wear la­bels from all over the world, in size eight to 26. All bud­gets are catered for. Staff can also help you choose co-or­di­nat­ing ac­ces­sories from a su­perb se­lec­tion of de­signer wed­ding hats and fas­ci­na­tors, shoes and hand­bags.

MG HAIR­DRESS­ING

This sa­lon’s award-win­ning team is cel­e­brat­ing more than 35 years in Stan­more. Spe­cial­is­ing in cut and colour, with per­fect shape, bal­ance and suit­abil­ity, MG Hair­dress­ing has three tal­ented Wella Master Colour Ex­perts. Among its treat­ments and ser­vices, the sa­lon of­fers

JC EDGE SPRING 2013 100 per cent nat­u­ral hu­man hair ex­ten­sions, Nanok­er­atin smooth­ing, Wella tex­ture trans­for­ma­tion and man­i­cures. There is a slid­ing scale of prices, to suit all pock­ets and free con­sul­ta­tions are of­fered. Stock­ists of Wella, Philip Kings­ley, GHD and Fransen as well as Par­lux hair dry­ers.

MIRI

The Miri la­bel is recog­nised far and wide, par­tic­u­larly for its ex­quis­ite and fash­ion­able evening gowns and day­wear. The Miri line has grown rapidly, dress­ing thou­sands of women across Amer­ica and now Europe, with the open­ing of Miri bou­tiques in Jerusalem, Ra­mat Gan and Lon­don. Made with the finest fab­rics from Europe, each of Miri creations has the de­signer’s spe­cial per­sonal touch. Care­ful at­ten­tion is given to ev­ery cus­tomer by ex­pe­ri­enced sales as­so­ci­ates.

MITCH

This fash­ion­able store in Lon­don’s Bel­size Park spe­cialises in women’s wear size 16 to 28. Clothes re­flect a stylish sen­si­bil­ity that sees no need to com­pro­mise on fash­ion, el­e­gance and flair in larger sizes. Ev­ery­thing from plus-size knitwear, jeans and dresses to larger-size for­mal wear skirts and trousers are in stock. Spa­cious chang­ing rooms al­low you to try on the de­signer la­bel fash­ions in com­fort. Open­ing hours in­clude Sun­days and bank hol­i­days, noon to 4pm.

PRETTY THINGS

Spe­cial­is­ing in lin­gerie, swimwear and nightwear, th­ese bou­tiques in Cock­fos­ters and Buck­hurst Hill cater for all ages and sizes, with cups A to GG in swimwear. Best-sell­ing brands in­clude Wa­coal, Marie Jo, Panache, Fan­tasie, Mir­a­cle­suit, Chantelle, Body­wrap, Freya and Prima Donna. Ex­pert al­ter­ations.

RO­NEN CHEN

Us­ing com­fort­able, flat­ter­ing fab­ric and clever drap­ing, Ro­nen Chen’s de­signs are loved by women all over the world. The stores in cen­tral Lon­don and Tem­ple For­tune, north west Lon­don of­fer a high level of cus­tomer ser­vice and at­ten­tion to de­tail. This spring/sum­mer, shop the chic mono­chrome trend or play with colour with Ro­nen Chen’s clever range of ba­sic dresses in fuch­sia, turquoise, cobalt blue and red. Time­less pieces, to wear from one sea­son to the next.

SIM­PLY FRENCH

This women’s wear bou­tique in St Al­bans of­fers stylish, in­di­vid­ual clothes and ac­ces­sories from French and Ital­ian brands. Prices bridge the gap be­tween high street and de­signer. Ef­fort­lessly chic fash­ions in­clude clas­sic dress shapes in vi­brant block colours, graphic printed tops and tu­nics and coats and jack­ets for var­i­ous ages and life­styles. You can also shop on­line at www. sim­plyfrench.me

SPICE LON­DON

Spice Lon­don is an award­win­ning fam­ily shoe busi­ness in Prim­rose Hill and Is­ling­ton. As well as its own la­bel, Spice Lon­don stocks Chie Mi­hara, Paul Smith, Aud­ley, Megumi Ochi, Cam­per and more. Celebrity clients in­clude Amanda Seyfried, He­lena Bon­ham Carter, Sadie Frost and Rachel Stevens. This sum­mer’s col­lec­tion mixes vin­tage styling with fun; de­signs in­clude sweet black and white Mary Janes, li­lac plat­form san­dals and two-tone lace-ups.

SOL COSMEDICS

The celebri­ties’ favourite, Hina Solanki of Sol Cosmedics, of­fers be­spoke semi-per­ma­nent and per­ma­nent make-up, in­clud­ing eye­brows, eye­liner and lips, as well as cam­ou­flage for alope­cia, vi­tiligo, scars, scalp and are­ola. www.sol­cosmedic.co.uk

WALLERS

Es­tab­lished in 1925, Wallers has a smart West End shop in Great Port­land Street (open Mon­day to Fri­day), sell­ing top-qual­ity men’s suits, sports jack­ets, blaz­ers and dress wear, all at dis­counted prices. Wallers spe­cialises in short/long fit­tings and large sizes up to 54in chest. The Gold­ers Green and Cam­den Town branches are out­let shops with keen prices; suits £79.50 each or two for £130 and sports jack­ets and blaz­ers from £49.50. Out­lets open seven days a week.

WEST­FIELD

Visit West­field Lon­don and West­field Strat­ford City to en­sure you are ready for the new sea­son. In the vast ex­panses of West­field, you can find all your flo­rals, print graph­ics, me­tallics, hot brights and monochromes at your favourite high-street stores and as­pi­ra­tional de­signer brands, all un­der one roof. With non-stop en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily and a wide va­ri­ety of food and din­ing op­tions, West­field pro­vides more than just re­tail ther­apy.

Boudica swim­suit £62

Wal­lis flo­ral maxi dress £150

Deben­hams Ben de Lisi printed tote £39

Ro­nen Chen loose top from a se­lec­tion

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