Girl Meets Boy-ish Trend
The White and Black Jacket: Loving this look that can add a little bit of glamour to jeans, and make the perfect contrast with a brightly-hued skirt. Best of all it’s a piece in your closet that can go from day to night!
Double Monk Straps – every bootie needs them! We’ve always seen them on men’s footwear but now we can wear them too! Such a great look for ankle boots.
The Equestrian Detail: It’s all in the details and this season it is all about those equestrian bits on your favourite accessories like watches, belts, jewellery, handbags, and tops! Pair this trend with a luxurious autumn hue like cognac to give your outfit a polished, chic look. Update this look by wearing multiple necklace strands and stacking up those bangles.
The Ox Blood/Bordeaux/ Burgundy/Maroon Madness: I just can’t stop wearing my beautiful burgundy velvet Scarletts! It is a dark yet vibrant colour that epitomizes glamour and confidence. I love this colour and have already started incorporating it into my wardrobe! Nails, lipstick, shoes, skirts, tops, jeans, handbag… the possibilities are endless!
Luxurious in Leather
The Leather Skirt: Luxe leather style is perfection for fall. Too much of a bold look for you? Buy an A-line skirt rather than a pencil skirt or leather skinnies. It is a bit more playful, feminine and less dominatrix. But hey I would go for all three!
Metallic Brocade: A detailed delicate fabric with threads of lurex intertwined to make this material feel ultra rich. Talk about recycled fashion! Brocade was huge in the 17th century and now it’s back! I love this elegant metallic brocade on skirts, cropped pants and fitted jackets. Modernize the look with some metallic shoes and a solid coloured top! Too much to handle? Try an all black brocade pattern first! Subtle but definitely not boring!
As well as Butterfly Twists there is one other item we consider a fashion 'must have' and that's the perfect shades. We heart the Aviator Ray Bans for facial cover up - what's your perfect style?
I know everyone is delighted with the recent glorius weather and it's certainly made the Olympics much more enjoyable for all concerned but I can't help wishing (just a little bit) that Autumn was upon us already. Fact is I am totally bored with my current wardrobe and the near empty summer sale racks are failing to inspire me. I want to wear the small section in stores called 'NEW COLLECTIONS' but its clearly too warm for cashmere and leather. Oh how I heart leather. . .in trousers, in shoes, in shorts. But even a cheeky leather short would be too uncomfortable for this weather and so I wait patiently for a change in weather and an update of my wardrobe knowing only too well that in just a couple of months I will wish it warm again.
For those of you who thought modelling and photo-shoots were all glamour!
Employ a woman.
One who is 6 months pregnant and who intends to take ''limited'' time off with her baby.
Is this a giant leap for women? Should her pregnancy even be an issue?
Are your flats just back-up or would you ever wear them to the main event? Are they suitable for the red carpet and a special occasion or do heels win every-time?
Many celebs have been quoted as saying that heels are needed to make an outfit and that flats can turn a gorgeous outfit into a big mission failure. We obviously disagree, flats can keep an outfit fresh and youthful providing you remember the number one rule - straight back and don't let your shoulders wander forward! It's true that heels can give you better posture but they can kill your feet within an hour. . . .
Wanted to share with you the trends we have picked up on for SS13, these are fresh of the catwalks and can be seen at all the industry trade shows. Our challenge is using them as inspiration for our shoe collection - any ideas welcome!
Snizzling snake skin
Summer basics in a wide range of colours
Rock and leather
Which is your favourite? I must admit to having a bit of a leather thing, especially in trousers and shorts and it works beautifully with lace to stop it being too vamp.
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