Monthly Archives: September 2009

Jumpsuits are still lingering – work the look for evening with some killer heels

Emmanuelle Chriqui, Naomi Watts & Gwen Stefani in black jumpsuits

You might have thought jumpsuits would be a flash-in-the-pan trend, which would be long over by now.  The good/bad news (delete as applicable): they’re not!  And here to prove that a slouchy-leg black jumpsuit is not only sticking around for another season, but can also make for a rather sleek evening look, are Entourage‘s Emmanuelle Chriqui, Naomi Watts and Gwen Stefani.  While they’ve all gone for completely different styles in terms of fabric, neckline and embellishments, they all have one thing in common… a pair of killer heels.

Jumpsuits from Elizabeth & James, Splendid and Kirsty Doyle; Heels from Castaner, Georgina Goodman and Chloe

Product details as follows:

Elizabeth and James faded black Oasis jumpsuit, £320 from My-Wardrobe
Splendid cotton-blend belted jumpsuit, £150 from Net-a-Porter
Kirsty Doyle pleated wideleg jumpsuit, £513 from My-Wardrobe

Castañer Tita wicker platform, £85 from My-Wardrobe
Georgina Goodman purple high-heeled sandals, £285 from Yoox
Chloe green suede platform pumps, £230 from Yoox

[Images: Splash News]
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Sonia Rykiel for H&M – let the heart palpitations begin!

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The biggest news in the fashion world this week (and let’s face it, it may only be Monday, but it will most likely still be our highlight come Friday) is that high street store H&M have announced their next designer collaboration – this time, with Sonia Rykiel.

H&M are on a roll when it comes to locking in fashion’s best names – the famed French fashion designer follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, who have all designed collections for the Swedish high street chain.

The collaboration will apparently come in two parts – the first collection consists of lingerie and will launch on December 5, while the second collection will include knitwear and accessories, and will available in store next February.

If you can’t wait until then to get your hands on some Rykiel goodness, then check out the Sonia Rykiel and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel collections here.

[Image: Splash News]

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Whitney Port shows us how to wear purple – this season’s hottest shade

If you’ve been reading all about how purple is the colour to be seen in this season, but are still feeling a bit apprehensive about wearing it, then Whitney Port is here to show us all how to do it right.

Here, she teams a deep plum shade with a textured silver-grey skirt to perfection, keeping her accessories to a minimum and her makeup pretty and peachy.  Obviously, not everyone has never-ending legs like dear Whits to pull off a mini as short as this one (goshdarnit!), so we have chosen a skirt which is still nice and fitting (to balance out the voluminous blouse) but with a bit more length.

Image: Splash News

Image: Splash News

Get Whitney Port’s look:

Diane von Furstenberg blouse, £129 from Yoox
Peacocks grey zip skirt, £10 from Peacocks
Dorothy Perkins pearl chain necklace, £15 from Dorothy Perkins
Givenchy high heeled sandals, £195 from Yoox

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Editor’s Pick of the Day: Miss Selfridge grey chambray playsuit

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Okay, before you freak out and say “How is a THAT the pick of the day as we head into winter!?” and close the window in protest, let me explain why I’ve chosen this Miss Selfridge grey chambray playsuit.  First of all, it looks like it’s more expensive than it is – it’s got a lovely cut and great attention to detailing (love those fine pleats on the shoulders), it’s one of the best colours you could wear this season (charcoal grey) and it’s on sale at a kind-of-crazy £22.  While you won’t want to wear it on it’s own during these cooler autumn days, it’s a great little number to throw on over a black woollen polo neck jumper and black opaque tights with some ankle boots or heels for a stylish day or night look.  Do we agree?  Disagree?

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It’s all about Purple Power this season – but how do you wear it?

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If you’ve visited Empora.com in the past few days (and if you haven’t, then why not!?), you would have noticed a brand spanking new homepage with a brand new trend for you to delve into – this season’s colour du jour: purple.  It doesn’t matter which shade you go for – royal purple, ultra violet, plum or grape – the important thing is to know HOW to wear it.

We’d suggest you pair whichever shade you choose with a more sombre, complementary colour such as grey or black – this tones down and modernizes the overall look (especially if you’re wearing the brightest violet you can find).   A purple blouse or camisole under a grey suit will pep up your office look or if you can afford to be a bit more “fashion-forward” in your workplace, then a grape-coloured dress or skirt worn with a black blazer, grey woollen tights and some black ankle boots will look very “now”.

There is a shade of purple out there to suit everybody – lilac and lavender can look very ethereal and romantic on paler skin tones, but can look really dramatic on olive and dark complexions, too.   Darker shades of eggplant, burgundy and grape look especially good with fair hair, but again, this definitely does not discount brunettes!  If you have a darker complexion or darker hair, you can probably wear the darker shades of purple in a more bold way – try wearing a red lip or more dramatic makeup to really offset it.

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Get her look: Nadine Coyle’s relaxed (yet chic) airport style

Image: Splash News

Image: Splash News

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle arrived at LAX yesterday looking fresh-faced and cheery (why oh why don’t we look like that when we’ve just hopped off a plane!?) wearing this fab outfit.

If you’d like to take a leaf out her book and travel in comfort AND style, we’d suggest you firstly find yourself a snuggly knit to cosy up in (this Paul & Joe one fits the bill rather nicely).  Throw a basic vest top or t-shirt on underneath so you can remove the knit if it becomes too stuffy.  Nadine’s jeans are uber skinny to the point where they’re almost leggings – we reckon you might as well compromise and get into a pair of jeggings (denim look leggings) which will give you all the comfort factor of leggings but the chic-ness of jeans.  New Look have some great ones, priced at just £15.  Take a pair of snuggly travel socks or slippers with you for the flight, but swap them for a pair of heels, like these Rupert Sanderson ones, to make a stylish airport entrance.

Product details as follows:

Paul & Joe Dirk wrap-front cardigan, £300 from Net-a-Porter
T by Alexander Wang t-shirt,  £85 from Net-a-Porter
New Look denim look leggings, £15 from New Look
Rupert Sanderson Oracle peep toe pumps, £326.58 from MyTheresa.com

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