Imran Khan styles his jeans with a shirt and tie, keeping the neck open and breaking it up with a colourful belt for a more causal look. Yet loose the trainers to create a smarter look. David Beckham ever the trend setter works his jeans with an oversized cardigan and scarf, I really think this is such a great look for autumn. The key jean for both these looks is a loose fit, distressed pair such as those from Humor jeans, who also do an awesome drop crotch.
I have a problem with flats, well maybe the problem is me. You have heard before that I only have one pair of flats at any given time. You have also heard ( in When you have a Pair of Chanel Ballet Flats, Why Would You Ever Need More Flats?) how this has cause me many dilemmas in the past when said flats have failed!
So I was really delighted to replace my old flats with a cute pair of Jazz shoes, but alas another pair of flats bite the dust for Pearl. In some freak flaw with my shoes the black dye ran into the white leather – as nobody else had returned the shoes we are guessing it was just a fault with my pair. Oh well I was sad to see them go to the big shoe graveyard in the sky, but happy that Chanel replaced them with these babies. They are black leather ballerinas with a gold toe, just the thing for the coming A/W and you know I can never resist a bit gold lame!
Still with the snakeskin, who could resist these colour pop courts, matching oversize clutch bags available. My tip, get the opposite colour clutch to the shoes.
A low cut ankle boot or bootie is the perfect option for pairing with wide leg or cuffed trousers and with detail like this you will want to show them off.
The other stand out trends this season are glitter and Dalmatian print, thanks to Vivienne Westwood and Miu Miu for the former; Topshop Unique and Burberry for the Latter. A simple midi heel is a great way to wear a high octane trend for day, my tip wear with grey ankle socks.
When I saw these peep-toe ankle boots I really was lost for words, like a Givenchy/Christopher Kane inspired hybrid but a design all of their own. The white and bronze give a nod to the 60’s futurism, the perfect partner to a short skirted dress.
What more could you ask for!
Another thing I really like about A/W is the make up. I never wear much in summer but for winter I like to pile it on. Usually in the form of dark lipsticks but this year I couldn’t resist Chanel’s new eye collection Illusion d’ombre. They are little pots of cream to powder eye-shadow packed with shimmer. You can swipe them on sheer for day or build and layer them up for a dramatic evening look. The runway models wore Epatant a greeny-grey, whilst I chose Illusoire a mauve-grey and Mirifique which is black. As always the nail colours are amazing too I am wearing Graphite a silver-gold iron-filing-like colour, I also picked up Peridot which is a golden-green which shimmers like beetle wings and there is Quartz a champaige-browny-gold which is very pale. These are going to fly off the shelves so I would be quick to snap them up.
I am preparing for winter early I know but it is so cold up North, especially at night. I already bought a new coat and will share it with you soon, next on my list is a nice pair of boots, is it too early to put my fire on?
Here you can see the subtle green glowAs I was browsing through the new arrivals on NAP for some new season inspiration, one thing really caught my eye. This Glow-in-the-Dark dress!! That right thanks to Halston you can be disco fabulous in this one sleeve sequin number and still find you way to the loo when you get home feeling a bit squiffy! Or even better no scrabbling around for your frock when it is lost inside your wardrobe.
You have seen this dress before, it is my favourite, I intend to buy it in a billion colours. But you know what, I AM NOT RECYCLING! I am just normal, wearing something more than once. Is it just me or are you all sick of hearing that term in the magazines? Especially in regards to Kate Middleton, so she wears her dresses more than once, really is it a crime? I applaud her restraint actually because if I were a princess I would be demanding haute couture.
Things have been hectic this week as apart from a few tweaks my new blog is almost ready to go live!
I though you guys would like a nice tourist shot in China Town, a couple of new gift shops, one laden with Hello Kitty have cropped up. I will be taking Florrie there soon, I am sure of it. I wore the Skyscraper shoes which I have to say were really comfy, but after quite a lot of walking around I started to feel like I had whip-lash in my ankles, I am not sure if it was the deceptively high heel or my rheumatoid arthritis playing up so I need someone else to tell me how they have gotten on with them! Speaking of shoes how much do you want Rich’s brogues?? One thing that infuriates me about Westwood mens shoes is that they don’t come in smaller sizes. This season they have a blue velvet slipper that pains me every time I see it, so beautiful, I am trying to talk all my male friends into buying them so I can live vicariously through them. My friend Chris would look amazing in them (should he be reading).
Gold Label Greek design
There are always difference between the Gold Label originals and the Red Label diffusion’s, mainly the GL will have been twice the price due to it being made in limited numbers and higher quality materials with elements being handmade. The Red Label is more affordable and produced in higher numbers. Here you can see the script incorporated into the design has been altered. In the GL it reads ‘Active Resistance’ whilst on the RL it reads ‘Red Label’ and ‘Westwood’.
Red Label Greek design
I always find it interesting how they do this, in this case I can see that the more obvious branding will appeal more to the mass market than political slogans. I really like so much of this seasons Red Label lots of knits and tartans. I will leave you with the original design in the Gold Label collection, one of my all time favourites.