If you’re anything like me, sunglasses are a necessity all year round. As long as there’s sunshine, there’s a need for some shades!

See below for a sneak peek of DSquared2′s latest collection, which happens to run all the way up to December 2014. Aviators, cat eyes, wayfarers, and everything in between.

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Ooh la la.

Love, Ms.Rae xo


It’s time for another #CandyRaeGiveaway beauty lovers!

Would you like to win a SS14 Bakewell Soap Co set worth £20? If so, follow @CandyRaeTweets on Twitter and retweet any #CandyRaeGiveway tweet during the next 7 days.

The stunning organic set comprises of x3 summer essentials: Bakewell Soap Co Multi-Purpose Pocket Balm, Bakewell Soap Co After Exercise Deep Muscle Release Rub, and Bakewell Soap Co Foot Soother. Skincare in the true sense of the word.

All Bakewell Soap Co products are naturally and organically formulated and completely free from nasties. No animal testing here either, beauty lovers. They are currently re-aligning their production processes to gain accreditation for the Environmental Quality Mark and have reduced wastage in our soap production by about 30% to help achieve this. Cool or what?

*The fine print*

Opening date: 01/07/2014 at 2:30pm
Closing date: 08/07/2014 at 2:30pm

- No purchase required.
- Entrants must be 16 or older.
- One winner will be selected at random and announced on Twitter once the competition closes on 08/07/2014 at 2:30pm GMT.

By entering, you give candyrae.com permission to use your information (name, profile, photo) to announce you as a winner on Twitter. If you win, you will be asked to provide your mailing address via direct message on Twitter. If this information is not provided within 48 hours, another winner will be selected at random.

Sounds like a gorgeous plan to me.

Love, Ms.Rae xo


Chic, earthy, natural and textured are the buzzwords for Acne Studios Pre-Fall 2014. There’s a real homegrown feeling behind this collection, Jonny Johansson takes inspiration from fall days at his beach house. Imagine the tranquil sea, and the trees swaying to and fro in the gentle wind. Sleek silhouettes and lots of layers (hi colder months) are set in a green, tan, white, black and grey colour story in an array of neoprene, boiled wool and shearling variations.




Cool fact: Johansson’s son made paper cut-outs which later became patchworks on the graphic leather and wetsuit pieces. It doesn’t really get more homegrown than that!

Love, Ms.Rae xo


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The sun has graced us with its rays and heat over the past few weeks in the UK (please stay, I know it’s hard but please try), and it’s also peak holiday season too.

What better way to stay protected than with travel-friendly sized This Works In Transit Skin Defence (£29)?


It’s a SPF 30 moisturising lotion enriched with botanical properties and UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sun protection. Anti-ageing vitamin E and hyaluronic acid work together to hydrate the skin, whilst SPF 30 acts as an environmental stress shield.

The formula has been dermatologically tested, and is perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Available from www.thisworks.com.

Love, Ms.Rae xo



Dear fashion bunnies,

As you know, it’s almost my ‘duty’ (light emphasis on the word duty; bearing my busy diary in mind) to provide a few chic sneak peeks here and there.

With this in mind, please see a stunning taster of Versace Resort 2015 below:

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Urban, bold and luxurious are the top three keywords for Versace’s pre-spring 2015 collection. Laidback tailoring versus sophisticated sportswear with statement detailing throughout.

Oh yes.

Love, Ms.Rae xo


Maintain your brow power with M.A.C’s new waterproof (including sweat, hi summer!), smudge-free, humidity resistant (hi summer, again!) offering. The Waterproof Brow collection is all you need to define and keep your brows in check. The Waterproof Fluidline Brow Gelcreme (£15) fills and lengthens whilst the Brow Set’s brush-on gel (£13) strokes brows into place; adding a gentle shine. Add a splash of Zoom Waterfast Lash (£15) to give those power brows a gorgeous glow and you’re good to go.

Available today at all M.A.C locations/stockists and M.A.C online.

You heard it here first on candyrae.com

Love Ms.Rae xo


Dearest fashion lovers,

I present to you some sneaky peekies from the Versace Autumn/Winter 2014 ad campaign featuring Anna Ewers and Stella Tennant, shot by two of my faves, Mert & Marcus. Please join me as I basque in the patent goodness that is the <The Signature Bag above and below:


You’re welcome.

Love, Ms. Rae xo