Thursday, 29 November 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Asia

Polish model Asia Piwka (Ford), after Roland Mouret, Paris, September 2012.

Love this look on Asia......and clearly bow ties are not just for boys. Raid your boyfriend's/Dad's/grandfather's wardrobe or the nearest charity shop for a cute bow tie to wear with a crisp white shirt and leather jacket.

Recreate Asia's look (kind of):

Leather jacket: Iro Adama leather zip jacket, Nicholas leather biker jacket, Haider Ackermann leather biker jacket, or ASOS Revive motorcyle jacket

Black sweater: ASOS rib sweater with hem detail (in black), Marc by Marc Jacobs Zag cashmere, Minkpink Have a Yarn sweater, or ASOS zip detail chunky sweater

Black jeans:Rag & Bone/JEAN high rise skinny jeans, Current/Elliott The Legging jeans, or River Island Amelie skinny jeans

White shirt: No.21 blouse with neck tie, Theory Sanai luxe shirt, or ASOS white shirt

Combat boots: Zadig & Voltaire Joe combat boots, Nasty Gal Crash combat boots, Tory Burch Toby textured leather combat boots, or Theyskens' Theory Yvanka combat boots

ASOS reclaimed vintage bow tie

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Ginta

Latvian model Ginta Lapina (Women) after Dries Van Noten, Paris, September 2012.

Recreate Ginta's look (kind of):

Soft camel coat: Ellery classic long trench coat, Joie Teyona coat, Burberry London leather trimmed camel coat, J Brand Beta coat, or French Connection Cocoon coat or Ted Baker tailored car coat

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Tilda

Swedish model Tilda Lindstam (IMG), before Celine, Paris, September 2012.

Recreate Tilda's super cute look (kind of):

Overalls: Topshop velvet dungarees, Siwy Sasha Slouchy overalls, Current/Elliott The Overalls, Enza Costa Ghost overall, or ASOS leather look dungarees

Polka dot blouse: Tucker long sleeve Polo blouse, Equipment Adele Cherie dot blouse, Madewell block dot shirt, or Free People polka dot Easy Rider blouse

Alexander Wang Ruby Spazzolato Oxfords or Alexander Wang Ruby monk strap oxfords

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Tallulah

British model and actress Tallulah Harlech (Premier) after Giambattista Valli, Paris, October 2012.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

London Fashion Week AW 2012/2013

Somerset House, London, February 2012.

This is how we do in the UK right now.

It isn't terribly cold but crikey has it been wet! Rain, rain and more rain. I prefer to wear anything I can to protect myself from getting soaked without using an umbrella (there is nothing worse than getting your eye or head poked by someone wielding an enormous golf -sized umbrella on a busy city footpath) and a hooded coat or cape is an excellent alternative (with less likelihood of it being lost).

Recreate her cute look (kind of):

Rebecca Taylor boucle hooded coat, ASOS textured oversized cape coat, Marni hooded wool-felt jacket, Cooper &Stollbrand for ASOS hooded check coat or Marithe Francois Girbaud hooded coat

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ben stripe terry top, Rag & Bone/JEAN Sara top, Chinti and Parker striped top, or MiH jeans longwood striped top

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Pace

Taiwanese model, actress and singer, Pace Wu, before Chloe, Paris, October 2012.

Recreate Pace's look (kind of):

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Melodie

Martinican model Melodie Monrose (Silent) after Akris, Paris, September 2012.
Recreate Melodie's look (kind of):

Add a sweatshirt to your winter layering arsenal: Junk Food Distressed sweatshirt, Rag& Bone/Jean oversized Terry sweatshirt, ASOS Boyfriend sweatshirt, Textile Elizabeth & James Perfect sweatshirt, or Tibi Lobster lace sweatshirt

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Anna

Anna Dello Russo, after Giambattista Valli, Paris, October 2012.

I adore this dress on Anna: it makes me think of warm summer days somewhere warm/ exotic/tropical/fun. 

And that somewhere is where I would like to be right this very minute :)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Xiao

Chinese model Xiao Wen Ju, after Chanel, Paris, October 2012.

Love this slouchy coat on Xiao and the colour is so beautiful. 

Recreate Xiao's look (kind of):

Coloured winter coat: Marc Jacobs wool coat, ASOS Cooper & Stollbrand for ASOS midi length trench, Joseph coat, Reiss Lillyanne warm blush long bomber coat, Reid Amaranth relaxed coat, Theyskens' Theory suede trimmed coat, or Sessun cotton car coat

Black pants: Theyskens' Theory Padgette Fruma pants, Alexander Wang leather-trimmed crepe pants, or ASOS pant with stud waistband

J.W. Anderson for Topshop leather loafers, Rosegold Gigi lip flats, or LD Tuttle The Chrome front zip loafers

London Fashion Week SS 2013

After David Koma (I think!), London, September 2012. 

Love a hat during winter: it both frames the face and protects from the cold.

New York Fashion Week AW 2012/13....Li

Canadian model Li Ming (Women Direct), after J.Crew, NYC, February 2012.

Such a cute look on Li: warm, cosy, and practical. We like :)

Recreate Li's look (kind of):

Jacket: 10 Crosby Derek Lam rabbit fur jacket with leather sleeves, Theory Marini textured hide jacket, T by Alexander Wang Jean jacket, 10 Crosby Derek Lam tweed jacket, or Topshop Premium contrast tweed biker jacket

Pants: Yigal Azrouel tweed pants, Faith Connexion cuffed wool pants, ASOS peg pants with braces, J.Crew Cafe Herringbone wool Capri pants, Alexander Wang leather-trimmed crepe tapered pants, or 3.1 Phillip Lim sequined track pants

Hat: Karl Donoghe shearling trapper hat, Gilly Forge Atlas faux fox hat, or Adrienne Landau rabbit fur hooded hat

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012/2013....Peony

Peony Lim, Tuileries, Paris, March 2012.

Peony's dress is by Isolda London. Love their new collection (gorgeous fruit prints and clean, bright white) and their jewellery is beautiful as well.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Weekend Life....Christmas in Provence, France

Christmas December 2011, Provence, France. in Menerbes

Last Christmas we rented a lovely house with good friends in Menerbes, a beautiful village in the Luberon region of Provence*. It was a wonderful holiday filled with delicious food sourced from the markets (every second day we would venture out to a different village to do our shopping), long afternoons spent in front of the fire, strolls into the village for coffee at the Cafe du Progres, morning drives along winding country roads (which resulted in some car sickness.....and it wasn't just the little kids that were affected! Plus one memorable drive where our passenger van ended up stuck down a ditch and which resulted in much shrugging of shoulders, oooph ooh-la-la-ing from the French gentleman who stopped to help us), a very special Christmas morning with lots of presents, giggles and champagne, and cold nights tucked up in our pajamas watching Arrested Development and Seinfeld. 

If you are wondering where to spend Christmas, I can highly recommend both Provence and the Dordogne region of France (we spent another Christmas with friends in Tremolat which was brilliant). Markets and supermarkets are open and (other) tourists are few and far between. The weather was beautiful (cold, crisp and clear) and accommodation is much more reasonably priced than in the peak Summer season.

We loved our Christmas in Provence!

*yes, that village made famous by Peter Mayle in his book A Year in Provence.

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Marie

Actress and model Marie Ange Casta, before Valentino, Tuileries, Paris, October 2012.

Party season dress inspiration: lace.

Recreate her look (kind of):

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012/13....Mia

Mia Marionette from No Strings Attached blog, Tuileries, Paris, March 2012.

This is a great look on Mia - she has fantastic legs and this outfit allows her to highlight them while still keeping warm (well, on top anyway!). I guess you could add really skinny jeans to create a similar silhouette if it was too cold for just tights.

Recreate Mia's look (kind of):

Saturday, 24 November 2012

London Fashion Week SS 2013....Vita

Vita Kan (Select), after Meadham Kirchhoff, London, September 2012.

Love Vita's beautiful hair and make-up (inspiration for the party season perhaps?)....pity the photos aren't in focus ;)

Recreate Vita's look (kind of):

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Ece

Editor-at-large Vogue Turkey, Ece Sukan (in Stella McCartney), Paris, October 2012.

Recreate Ece's look:

Stella McCartney Erica embroidered dress

New York Fashion Week SS 2013....Elena

Elena Perminova in Tibi, after Derek Lam, NYC, September 2012.

Recreate Elena's look (kind of):

Animal print sunglasses: Elizabeth and James Limited Edition leopard print sunglasses, Illesteva Leonard 2 leopard print sunglasses, ASOS kitten cat eye sunglasses or Yves Saint Laurent Panther print sunglasses

London Fashion Week SS 2013....Nadia

Nadia Sarwar from FrouFrouu blog, after Matthew Williamson, London, September 2012.

Love Nadia's style....and this season she was absolutely rockin' the onesie/jumpsuit. 

Recreate Nadia's look (kind of):

10 Crosby Derek Lam plaid wide leg jumpsuit, Matthew Williamson Marble floral jumpsuit, Kookai floral print jumpsuit, River Island print urban jumpsuit, or ASOS Premium denim boilersuit

Plush cable knit pom pom hat (in green), Topshop Clean knit hat, Pieces Belma Pom Pom hat or Eugenia Kim Jon Slouchy beanie (in green)

Friday, 23 November 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013.....Hanneli

Hanneli, after Miu Miu, Paris, October 2012.

Probably not the best outfit to post after many of you have indulged in yummy Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends yesterday but heck, I just love this outfit on Ms H!

A flash of toned tummy (and legs!) in the Autumn gloom? Yes please!

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013.....Anna

Russian model Anna Martynova (Next), after Hermes, Paris, September 2012.

Hair and outfit inspiration for this weekend: I love Anna's simple ponytail and it is such a beautiful shade of blonde as well.

Recreate Anna's look (kind of):

Coloured leather jacket: McQ Alexander McQueen leather biker jacket, Kenzo leather jacket, Jackson washed leather jacket, Edun leather motorcycle jacket, or ASOS colour block leather biker jacket

Rag & Bone/Jean striped top, Chinti & Parker Heart motif striped top, A.L.C. Kimber striped open back tee, Proenza Schouler striped top, or ASOS striped sweatshirt

Theodora & Callum Allover fringe scarf, Antik Batik Vitori scarf, Day Birger et Mikkelsen Ikat print scarf,  Mercy Delta Trees scarf or Topshop Galactic print scarf