Saturday, 31 March 2012


Once again Cash Ca have produced some beautiful knitwear pieces in Linen and Silk. Old favourites have returned in the form of the stripe maxi dress and knitted bolero and the super slouchy jumpers in pewter and pale green.

Knitted Linen / Silk Maxi Dress £167

Simple Slouch Jumper £125.00

Coral Silk / Linen V neck £89.00

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Samantha Sung - New York

Just Arrived. The fabulous Audrey dress from New York based designer Samantha Sung. This will be the most perfect dress you ever own. ever. I tried not to fall in love with them but it`s pointless. Who would think that stretch cotton could make you fell this god dam good.  Ideal for weddings, parties, power meetings etc etc etc. Beautiful retro prints this is glamour for grown ups. Kirstie Allsopp loves them too. Check her working them the next time you put on the box and watch Location Location..


I was so proud of this wrapping. Orange ribbon and blue stripes = killer combo in my mind

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Return of Pretty

Saltwater SS12 - Dragonfly Embroidery 
Saltwater has just arrived in-store and very pretty it is too. When buying it I was taken back to an era when fashion was going through a romantic phase which resulted in a succession of pretty summer and (even Autumn Winter) collections over a phase of about 3 years. It started around 1996 and carried on until 1998 / 9 when Stella McCartney took the reins at Chloe dishing up slim retro style tailoring all teamed with lace trim camisoles and sexy satin slips. Everything was fine, wispy, shimmering and beautiful.  There was an abundance of Johnny loves Rosie hair clips, fine ribbon straps, chiffon and Tulle. Those where the days. Around this time I discovered Tocca who did a mean trade in embroidered cotton and silk shifts in the prettiest of colours. But not just any old colours this was a pure spectrum of sorbet. Pale pink, pistachio green, baby blue and lilac. I bought a Tocca rip off from Pink Soda and then bought the real deal in the Harvey Nics sale. A lovely friend even made the pilgrimage to the Tocca store and bought me the solid perfume. When she handed it over I could hardly breath. Not only was it Tocca but it was also in a Tocca bag.  I still have a shoot from an old edition of Vogue ( July 1996)  styled by Lucinda Chambers which captures Tocca`s moment in fashion and shows a style which still stands my mind anyway

Vogue 1996  - Tocca dresses, Johnny Loves Rosie hair clips and pink Manolo Blahnik kitten heels. Love at first sight
Vogue 1996. It`s those Kitten Heels again
A Montage of Pretty from the likes of Chloe, Blumarine, Tocca,  and Alberta  Ferretti
Cath Kidston Swimsuits...before she went global and was still a small shop in  W11

A Voyage cardigan. Did anyone actually brave the door policy and get inside the shop?
And now its time to get the look this season at Starburst Boutique. So ignore the cooler weather and get dreaming of the summer ahead
Saltwater knitted Bolero

Saltwater white cotton tunic with Teal embroidery

Saltwater Tunic SS 12

Dragonfly Maxi..Arriving Soon

Petit Bateau in Stella Magazine - Sunday Telegraph

I had to include this shoot featured on the 12th February in Stella Magazine. So cool! It features Petit Bateau Classics in the shape of the yellow mac (with the ticking  hood)  and the navy Breton jumper. The jumper is in-store now and the mac is back in for A/W 12 after making its first appearance last year for SS 11.

Petit Bateau featured in Stella Magazine  - Sunday Telegraph

Stella Magazine - Sunday Telegraph

Devon Life - March2012 issue

Massive Thank you to Devon Life for featuring Starburst in there Business & Professional Life section. The March edition is out now so go out and buy it now.