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Posts Tagged ‘Autumn/Winter 2011-12’

Suits You, Sir?

Unlike baseball caps and low slung trousers, there are some looks that never go out of fashion. However a classic and timeless suit can easily be ruined by a few style crimes that could warrant the introduction of a real life fashion police or sabotage that perfect first date or your dream job interview So [...]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

So Christmas is over for another year, New Year’s Eve was a great party night (unless if, like me, you had to work) and the question is now what happens? It’s cold, dark at 4:30 pm and due to staying in more than going out I started to think about what there is to look [...]

Accessorise Your Party Outfit

With New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and the general festivities taking place, the sales are perfectly timed for grabbing a well priced accessory or two to glam up an otherwise simple outfit.  At this time of year when we’ve put on a few pounds we can be drawn to our trusty comfort clothing, the LBD or [...]

Winter Survival

A dark sky, the sound of rain or the crazy wind usually greets me every morning, I am just waiting for the snow now!   Long gone are those warm, sunny days where the sun shone down on us, we will not be seeing that for quite a few more months! With that said, why [...]

Versace Strikes Again

You may remember the stir Donatella Versace’s collection for H&M caused just a few weeks ago when devoted, ahem, crazy, shoppers queued for hours to get their hands on some of the designers cut price offerings. Well, are you ready for some more?   The cruise collection is the second and final collection for H&M and this time [...]

Let’s Talk Aztec!

My favourite trend of the season (in fact the whole year!) is by far Aztec.   The print and style originating from Mexico has inspired designers and collections all over the world this summer and the trend hasn’t stopped there, it’s continued on to be a very important and popular trend of autumn/winter 2011 and [...]

Christmas Trend: Sequins

  Christmas is almost upon us, and this year it feels like sequins are everywhere.  This party season, it’s time to stand out and invest in some sequins for your wardrobe! Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Diana Von Furstenberg are all embracing this shimmering trend which will definitely get you noticed. With all the designer [...]

Don’t Blend In this Winter

Living in England we rarely experience any summer. This year was no different, we only got a handful of actual sunny days. Personally I don’t think one or two days of sunshine are enough to pull out every one of my bright coloured clothes that I had stacked up from the previous year’s summer sales. [...]

Fashion Sudoku: Black and Metallic

Fashion Sudoku: the perfect excuse for buying several complimentary items.   When you can create this many combinations, it’s well worth it!   Each row and column provides a fresh new look fit for Autumn/Winter 2011-12.    

Fashion Foes

I may well be stepping on a few fashionista toes here, but is it just me that thinks some of the latest (and by all means old) fashion trends are, quite frankly, fashion foes? For the most part I’m usually in favour of new trends and I love seeing what sort of clothes, shoes and [...]

Questioning Fur

Witnessing anti-fur protestors on King Street (Manchester) recently made me think more about the ethics of wearing real fur, and whether or not it was okay to see celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Keira Knightley or Kate Moss parade around in dead animals.   For me personally, fake fur has always been the right answer, [...]

Pencil Skirts

You may have noticed that pencil skirts have hurtled back on to the fashion radar. This time not only confined to the ‘work wardrobe,’ pencil skirts are being heralded as a key item for various circumstances and occasions. In general, this revival has been well received:  in the wake of Mad Men mania, this style is [...]

Velvet Your Winter

One of my best childhood memories is when my mother bought me a deep red velvet dress to wear for my lead role at my pre-school recital. Personally I have always associated velvet with cosiness and nobility, it gives off that royal aura, whilst the softness and soothing of it wraps around your body.   [...]

Cowl Craze

The plunging neckline may be enjoying a moment in the spotlight, but there are always other options. The current alternative, other than the formidable polo neck is by way of the cowl; low cut or subtly draped to reveal décolletage.   Just look at the options: from Alexander McQueen’s red crepe dress teamed with a leather jacket for [...]

Edgy Fashion: Black & Gold

This autumn/winter season is all about edgy glamour, think statement pieces, heavy metal, glitter, studs, sequins and embellishments!   And you can be bold too with this winter’s star colours: Black and Gold.   You can create an array of different looks using these colours, from chic, classical and glamorous to the opposite end of [...]

Stuck in a Style Rut?

Browsing through an issue of Company magazine recently, I came to my favourite column – that of the gorgeous Jameela Jamil. This month, the leggy T4 presenter raised an issue I know all too well. The pesky ‘style rut’. Now, in all honesty, when I think of Miss Jamil – funky strapless dresses, long dark [...]

The Rise of the Sequin

As yet another Autumn/Winter season commences with it comes the obligatory scattering of sequins. It seems as though every year, without fail, sequins are deemed to ‘eventually’ be in fashion, the implication being that the embellishment has only just shed its tacky association of the 80’s and 90’s. Yet, in actuality, it is for at [...]

Too Old To Wear A Duffel Coat?

Marmalade sandwiches and a penchant for hanging around train stations isn’t the only thing I have in common with Paddington Bear.  I also love a good duffel coat.  But is there a time when you should leave the preferred outter attire of cartoon characters to the kids and look for something a bit more grown [...]

Winter Wonders

Tones of camel, cognacs and chunky knits, cashmere lined leather gloves with heavy, cosy coats against autumnal checked scarves and knitted turbans warming frosty lobes.   As much as the delayed week of summer was warmly welcomed, the surge of brisk wind and chilly temperatures seem set to keep our sandals firmly in hibernation for [...]

Winter Warmers!

There’s a distinctive chill in the air. Nights are getting longer and before you know it, there’s yet another snow-induced baby boom!   It’s the time of year to hang on to your fingers and toes for dear life. Bitter winds have set in and you begin to realise that every day is a losing [...]