Victoria Beckham crowned BFA designer of 2011.

Victoria Beckham has just been crowned British designer brand of the year! What a roller coaster few years she has had, from transforming from her Spice girl image, globe trotting with Dave and trying to find her feet in the fashion world. Well, I can now say with confidence she has firmly made an imprint on the industry.

Is anyone really surprised that she scooped this award after releasing such an elegant, womanly, silhouette perfecting SS11 range?

Not to mention keeping it fresh through Autumn this year, Victoria really did raise the bar with these vibrant colours.

I look forward to seeing more from Victoria, I think this title is exactly¬†what she needed to and Im sure she’ll excel even further from here. Well done VB

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Collars

High street fashion has seen storm in collared dresses and shirts since the catwalk craze of them in AW2010 fashion shows. Collars are undoubtedly one of the biggest trends this summer has seen and likely to stay that way for the foreseeable winter, and its understandable why. Whether it is sharp collar with a boyish charm, flouncy, frilled, sequined big or small they add a lovely edge to all outfits.

(I’m currently searching for a detachable collar like the one featured in the lower left corner of this post to wear in winter with my cashmere jumper!)

Above I have taken images from Elle, Look and Vogue magazine of some of this year’s hottest collared looks. I’ve also included a photo of my fave collared shirt; the checkered pink Fred Perry and a homemade collar I made using just a doilie and ribbon. It looks great over pastel shades throughout spring and a dark shirts in winter, easily¬†accessorized with broaches and pins for a real royal look.