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The Statement Coat

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Moschino Applique CoatThe statement coat is a great investment piece this season and hitting several key trends together in one feel swoop, this beautiful embellished wool boucle coat is stunning. Features include bracelet sleeves, side pleating, chains and appliqué embellishments – which together manage to cover the military, grunge lux and ruffle trends seamlessly.

I think one of the best A/W wardrobe essentials is a fabulous coat – one that nods to the latest trends, fits perfectly and you can throw over anything and instantly look polished, stylish and well pulled together. After all, your coat is the one thing you are seen in almost everyday by colleagues, family and friends and it hides all of the effort you’ve put together underneath, so it needs to be a showstopper or a great supporting role at least.

This season it’s all about drama and statement pieces – this coat by Moschino is perfect. Get yours from Net-a-porter for £1540.00

Sports Inspired Outfit!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Rick Owens Jacket and Margiela Zip SkirtI love the combination of these two garments together; they make a great casual outfit with a cool sporty edge! The jacket is a Rick Owens creation; it is a patchwork jacket featuring panels of contrasting fabrics such as metallic, denim and fur trims. The detailing on this piece is amazing, there is so much work involved; I particularly like the knot detail at the front of the jacket. This jacket costs £1,780.00!

To compliment the jacket I have chosen an effortlessly chic skirt by Maison Martin Margiela, you may recognise the zip design from the must have leather leggings that are causing a stir amongst fashion followers around the globe! This skirt costs £300, it is a great staple piece; it can be dressed down for day wear with thick black tights and boots, then for night time it can be worn with bare legs and some towering heels!

You can buy these items from Browns fashion online.

Luxurious Leather!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Karen Millen Ruffled Leather JacketNow this is the statement leather of the season! It is just stunning! The asymmetric front and waterfall ruffle detail is a key feature of the jacket, making it perfectly in keeping with fall’s gothic trend.

Leather jackets always tend to take on a hard edgy biker look but this jacket is different; the ruffles portray a very feminine gothic feel, which I find really unique adding to its appeal!

Every detail on this jacket has been carefully considered, take for example the pleated sleeves and shoulder yoke detail, this is one luxurious leather! Every feature shows that this jacket has been designed and made with love. A fine example of Karen Millen’s exquisite leather work.

Buy yours online today for £350!

Bustle Trench!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

ASOS Bustle TrenchHow cute is this Bustle back trench coat!! I instantly fell in love with it as I was browsing ASOS for a trendy new jacket and I think I have found what I was looking for! Great!

For £60 this is an absolute bargain and it is one of those garments you will get so much wear out of, especially in this country when it is hot one minute and cold the next, the last thing you want to do is go out in a thick woolly coat when the sun is blistering down on you! This jacket is nice and lightweight but is still substantial enough to take the chill of those wintery days!

Buy yours today from ASOS!

Designer V Highstreet: Military Coats!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Military CoatsIt is now time to start thinking about what coat is going to see you through the winter!
Every winter we see a new look for coats and this season it is all about military inspired outerwear!

Military coats and jackets are huge this winter; to ensure that this trend is accessible to all I feel it is only right to give you the choice of designer and highstreet alternatives. I have carefully hand picked two of the must have military coats this season from Stella Mc Cartney and Karen Millen.

The first on the left is my highstreet choice; this is a beautiful wool cotton twill military coat by Karen Millen. The metal dome buttons look fab against the stone fabric! This is a gorgeous fitted jacket that can be worn for all occasions.
Buy from Karen Millen online for £250.

My designer choice is this gorgeous Stella McCartney Felt military coat; this coat is slightly darker, which is probably more practical for winter, the gold statement buttons and bow belt complete the look perfectly! Buy yours from net a porter for £1,175.

Elizabeth and James

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Elizabeth and James BlazerI was really excited to see what new label, Elizabeth and James would come up with, (this label is by the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who act as both muses and co-designers) and I’ve not been disappointed. This season blazers are set to be very popular and I just love the style of blazer they have come up with here.

The half sleeves are perfect for helping to create a feminine silhouette whilst rocking a masculine look. The tapered side panels and one button fastening makes it easier to throw over a belt to cinch it all in too. What’s more this is just the sort of thing you see Ashley wearing so she provides loads of inspiration as to how to make the look work.

Elizabeth and James are available from Net-a-porter, where you can pick up this Elizabeth and James James blazer up for £295.

Tassel Crazy!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

All Saints Tasseled GiletTassels! I can’t get enough of them! I know they’re only going to be a five minute trend but I just can’t help myself!

The latest tasselled piece to enter my ‘must-have’ list is this fringed tasselled gilet! Isn’t it fab! This will make any outfit! Wear it with a bin liner you will still look ridiculously chic!

It is of course real leather so unfortunately it comes at a price; £250! This is slightly over what I wanted to spend but it is a very versatile piece; it can be worn in the day with skinny jeans and a simple rock chic T, or wear it in the evening to transform your LBD and look seriously on trend!

Check out All Saints for more info.

Boyish Tailoring!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Elizabeth and James BlazerBoyish tailoring is very chic this autumn! It’s a completely new look that I am ready to embrace! The first thing to invest in is a blazer! I think elongated blazers can look so stylish when worn in the evening over a cute mini dress! It portrays that not ‘trying to hard’ look that is really sexy!

This Elizabeth and James James blazer is perfect!! The cropped sleeves create a more feminine feel showing off the bottom of the arm, great for accessorizing with a simple cuff!

This item is so versatile; it can be worn in the day through to the evening! In fact you may never want to take it off!

Buy yours today from Net a porter for £295!

Country Vest

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Smythe Herringbone Leisure VestI absolutely love this tweed vest-come-waistcoat by Smythe. With the weather getting nippier the need to chuck on an extra layer to keep out the cold is becoming ever more pressing and this is a must have item to keep cosy!

Perfect for throwing over the humble turtleneck (which is making a come back for both the ladies and the gents this season) this can be cinched in with a belt, combined with skinnies for a city twist on a country look, or just make like country folk and go full whack by adding a flat cap and riding boots.

The tweed and gillet style shape make this a quintessential autumn item for me, and perfect for the heritage chic and folk looks too.

Get your Smythe Herringbone leisure vest from Net-a-porter for £310.

It's all about Sequins!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Les Chiffoniers Sequin Jacket and LeggingsLes Chiffoniers have already wowed us with their fab selection of leather and pvc leggings, well forget that! As for now its all about sequins!

After Christopher Kanes mind blowing A/W catwalk show that featured giant sequin embellishments it is no wonder that this trend has come around.
Les Chiffoniers are the first to bless us with these look by designing these fabulous sequin garments!

The sequin hero jacket is going to be a sell out, worn with a simple t shirt and skinnies this jacket is going to be in every A listers wardrobe. If however you have fantastic pins why not make the most of them in these sequin leggings!

For information on where to buy check out style finder!