We've been keeping an eye on invitation-only fashion website Cocosa lately. If you're not familiar with Cocosa, you should be. Once you've signed up, you will get exclusive access to their private online sales featuring luxury brands and designer labels at up to 80% off.
Sounds good, no? And guess what, tomorrow's sale will be Alice by Temperley designed by erm, Alice Temperley, the Brit queen of boho cool, whose fans include Eva Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Watson and yup, Kate Middleton.
We've picked our five favourite dresses from the sale below to give you a heads-up about the best pieces.
All you have to do is sign up at www.cocosa.com and enter Grazia's exclusive invitation code: Alice.
Go, go, go!
Black leather Mara dress, £179 (was £495; 64% discount)
Leather dresses are tricky to get right, but this is a wicked example of a sexy minimalist dress (above) that is beautifully cut and chic rather than slutty or too retro. Personally I would lose the belt, as the waisted cut of the dress is so flattering. The leather is great on this too; really soft, so the price is a bargain.
Floral Jude dress, £109 (was £294; 63% discount)
Florals are massive for Spring 2011. This is one of those cute, can't-go-wrong printy dresses (above). It's perfect for a Saturday brunch on a hot day with your mates with a pair of flip flops, and your shoulders turning brown in the sun (one day, it will no longer be winter, we promise). And when I first saw this, I thought it was Marc by Marc Jacobs, which is no bad thing.
Aztec print Hesta jumper, £65 (was £176; 63% discount)
Ever since I saw Alison Mosshart from The Kills wearing an Aztec blanket as a coat, I've been sold on the whole Aztec-y print trend. This jumper dress (above) is a wearable nod to the look without being too full-on or fancy-dress.
Black velvet Mini Kyla dress, £109 (was £286; 62% discount)
The neckline on this dress (above) is so sexy - I think collarbones are seriously underplayed. There's something brilliantly Yasmin Le Bon in the Eighties about this velvet dress that is completely irresistable.
White Silk Mini Alma dress, £139 (was £386; 64% discount)
I love this style (above). I wore the black maxi version to the shows last season and felt like a goddess. The white mini version is just great. I can imagine wearing this at summer music festivals with tan boots, or out to dinner with some tan wedges. Cute.
- Angela Buttolph