Monthly Archives: September 2009

Alice Temperley shows her Spring/Summer collection as digital installation

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Alice Temperley decided once again to forgo the catwalk at London Fashion Week and instead showed her newest collection via a “travelling circus” presentation and digital installation at London’s hip hangout, Sketch.  Hear the designer talking about her collection (inspired by circuses of the 1920s and 30s) in the video above, plus see the actual collection itself.  Then view the film on the official Temperley London website and of course, you can always…

SHOP CURRENT TEMPERLEY COLLECTION HERE.

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How to wear: A leather skirt this autumn/winter

Kristin Cavallari shows how to work a leather skirt[Image: Splash News]

This autumn/winter, fashion is continuing to play it tough, and part of that involves mixing feminine fabrics like lace and sheer chiffon with “harder” materials such as leather, suede and velvet.  Leather has become more and more prominent in recent seasons, and where biker jackets and leather trousers were once the exclusive domain of Hell’s Angels and Iggy Pop, they are now fairly standard wear for day or evening!  How to take this leather look to the next level then?  Well, this season it is all about the skirt – and we’ve seen a fair few sent down the catwalks as well as cropping up on many celebrities in recent times.

Kristin Cavallari, best known for her stint on teen reality show Laguna Beach and who is now starting a new season on The Hills, gives us the perfect example of how best to wear one.  She pairs her high-waisted pencil skirt with a feminine, lacy top (also consider sheer fabrics in light, pretty colours) to balance everything out.  Keep accessories minimal (go for neutral tones and metallics over black or darker accessories) and keep makeup and hair simple and pretty.

Try these three leather skirts on for size:

Lover Angels zip leather skirt, £375 from Net-a-Porter
Dorothy Perkins black zip skirt, £25 from Dorothy Perkins
Warehouse  leather panelled mini skirt, £65 from Warehouse

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Editor’s Pick of the Day: Cheap Monday black narrow slim fit jeans

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In our humble opinion, one of the best basic wardrobe neccessities you could ever have is a pair of black jeans in a cut which suits your body.  Extremely versatile, they are perfect for anything and everything – from slumming it around the house in a hoody and slippers, to a chic day look tucked into boots, to being dressed up for a night on the town in a slinky top and your highest heels!

Cheap Monday have quickly become famous in the world of denim for their great cuts at very affordable prices – no need to fork out hundreds of pounds for designer jeans when these are just as good, and right now a pair of slim fits are on sale at BunnyHug for just £23.49.  Our advice: Get in quick!

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Retailer spotlight: Forzieri

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Luxury retailer Forzieri is well-known in it’s native Italy, starting out as a designer boutique in Florence in 1992, and building up to what it is at present – a global online retailer with a focus on high-end Italian and European brands.  Stocking names which include Italian design mainstays like Missoni, Cavalli, Versace, Armani and Prada, they also include international fashion houses Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix and Hugo Boss and deliver to over 150 destinations worldwide.

The flat shipping rates are extremely reasonable – charging just £4 for standard delivery (6 working days) and £6 for express (1 working day) to the UK – so there are no nasty surprises when you are tallying up your bill at checkout.  Whether you are after some cosy cashmere, dazzling jewels or a luxurious leather bag, Forzieri have everything your heart could desire.

SHOP FORZIERI.COM HERE.

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Dolce & Gabbana down with the online crowd at Milan Fashion Week

This year, Dolce & Gabbana went all out to prove they are down with the world of online – from setting up bloggers BryanBoy, Garance Dore, Tommy Ton of Jak&Jil and The Sartorialist‘s Scott Schuman in the front-row complete with their own tables and laptops, to hosting an online press conference where Domenico and Stefano talk inspiration and this season’s collection ahead of its showing at Milan Fashion Week.  D&G customers are increasingly researching and purchasing online and it’s nice to hear that the lads are taking note of this and adjusting their coverage accordingly – that just means more good stuff for us!

SHOP CURRENT COLLECTION DOLCE & GABBANA HERE.

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Get her look: Fearne Cotton’s wearing of the green

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Never one to blend in with the crowd, Fearne Cotton loves experimenting with her look and part of that is having fun with colour.  If you saw these green jeans sitting on the shelf in-store, you might feel slightly intimidated by their… well, green-ness.  How do you wear such a bold colour, when we are so used to wearing denim in shades of indigo, black and grey?  Fearne shows that it is indeed possible, and pairs hers with a black tee and blazer and some very cool patent ankle boots.  The final rock-chick touch?  A pair of Wayfarer sunnies, a pretty charm necklace and a Mulberry bag slung casually over her arm – a great look for livening up a grey autumn day.

Get the Look: Fearne Cotton's green jeans outfit

Product details as follows:

New Look Ponti blazer, £16 from New Look
Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, £117 from My-Wardrobe
Oasis long-sleeved t-shirt, £18 from Oasis
Uniqlo skinny fit colour jeans, £24.99 from Uniqlo
Mulberry emerald Mabel hobo, £595 from My-Wardrobe
Dorothy Perkins bead and rhinestone necklace,  £12 from Dorothy Perkins
Wallis black patent point ankle boot, £55 from Wallis

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Editor’s Pick of the Day: Uniqlo fine stole cardigan

Uniqlo fine stole cardigans in purple and grey

Since we’ve turned our attention to stocking up on cosy knits and snuggly coats this month, these lovely draped cardigans from Uniqlo were never going to pass by unnoticed.  Available in a range of colours – we particularly like the grape purple and grey versions above – they are perfect for layering this autumn and are priced at £24.99.

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