Nineby5 | best buys on the Island for this month from local blogger Laura Morel

I was totally dazzled by my first experience of the Jersey Style Awards. Not only by the conveyor belt of celebrity guests, but from the the crème de la crème of Jersey’s most stylish on parade. With fashion stakes the highest they’ve possibly ever been, I settled for a long, backless, silver sequinned gown which is available for hire from Katwalk Hire at Georgetown.

My back-up dress for the event did not go to waste, as it was the perfect slice of summer for a glorious evening at the Jersey races. Rico London’s vintage designs are becoming the most copied design on the high street, but there’s no beating their unique mix of clashing prints. Not only is it fabulous that Voisins Department Store are now stocking this popular brand, but as they only buy one of each size in a style you can be assured you wont be seeing it on anyone else.

With all these summer events, I could really do with something to perk me up in the mornings. As I don’t drink tea or coffee, I was intrigued enough to try taking my caffeine in the form of Hello Jo’s caffeine-fuelled eye masks now on sale at Feel Unique. The saturated jelly masks promise to reduce dark circles and puffiness, like a morning coffee for your face! Their cooling effect certainly left me feeling brighter as I started my day.

I continue to wear jumpsuits whenever and wherever I can. They are so versatile and forgiving for any shape and size. My favourite in our stores at the moment is this blue print design from Metamorphosis. A soft and comfortable fabric, the elegant cut of this piece makes it perfect for dressing up with heels or worn with sandals for a more casual vibe. Destined to provide a great cost per wear ratio!

As new stock slowly starts to arrive in stores, I’m looking ahead to pieces that will transition from summer into autumn/winter. This punchy red leopard print blouse from Mint Velvet at De Gruchys is just the ticket. Light and sheer enough for the summer, but the perfect colouring to carry you into the cooler seasons when we all start to layer up.

I could possibly be the last person in Jersey that didn’t realise that The Loving Chair Company did more than just chairs. I was thrilled to discover their unique and eye-catching fabrics were also available on a range of ladieswear including tunics, tops, headbands and scarves. These wooden clogs were so beautiful I couldn’t decide if they should be worn or displayed as a piece of art. I guess thats the beauty of fashion!

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