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Now onto what’s hot in the shops and the top ten of the week !
Get ready for a leather love-in this season. As I have been mentioning leather is hot this winter and it’s fascinating to see the trend slowly move into the more mainstream. Remember it was way baaaack in June 2009 when we all drooled over Phobe Philo’s first collection for Celine ( which was Resort). Have a look here. All divine. You would still wear it all right now. The woman is a genius. Proof of why you pay for quality. She did a leather Tee the next season for spring ‘10 and I’ve been talking about it ever since. You might like to know that it’s not a fad: Phoebe included leather in her latest winter show. All fabulous here. I die! I must say Witchery was quick originally to get on the trend and each season since. My pick is the black leather Front Tank. It’s perfect to wear right now while it’s warm ( freezing actually!) and then under a jacket into winter. Love with high waist pants a la Celine and add a snazzy leather foulard tied around the neck as she did in the show. $99
Another must have for the season is the fitted jacket. You gotta love this one here from Country Road: very inspired by Stella MCCartney. You see the folded over lapel? That’s how you wear it. So chic. The fit of this jacket is very tailored and flattering. Great with chinos/peg leg pants /skinny jeans as well as with a flippy flirty skirt. Add a touch of colour with a stripe top or simple tee. Love this with jeans and a white shirt. Very Garance Dore non? $349
Jac and jack
As I was saying last week the sweater is the new jacket. Suddenly it looks so right with a flirty vintage dress or skirt ( see here the street style star Natalie Loos in a chunky knit with a pretty dress in this divine video! .) Start investing now in chic sweaters. chunky or fine knit. Love this grey 100% cashmere knit here . It’s also in beautiful tones of blues as well. As I mentioned last week it’s chic worn over a white shirt and back with skinny jeans. But perfect under jacket or your fav faux fur vest. Yes, please!$299
Sometimes all we need is a jolt of colour. How can you go past this cute suede / leather “Elle” clutch bag in red? It’s $39. You can’t. Shut up. It’s also in a fabulous cobalt blue. Love the detachable strap. It’s great to wear out to dinner or just grab it to wear as a tres cool day bag. Yes, you can down size. You can. The envelope clutch is all anyone is wearing at the shows. ( probably because they all have a car and a driver who carries all the stuff they need). While you’re at Sportsgirl grab the orange stud leather cuff for an outrageous $12….
Stripes how I do love thee : let me count the ways I’m obviously having a red moment so I couldn’t go past this lovely red and white stripe crew neck sweat Tee. Add to your new leather skirt, toss on with your grey chinos, throw back with your short denim shorts. You could even throw it on with your new print floppy PJ pants if you are very groovy. Mad print clash is the look of the day…But I say try this top with the snazzy red patent heels and then pull on faded old slouchy boyfriend jeans. Love ! $160.
More leather! Why not snatch up this cute Azzedine style Pintuck Leather Flippy Skirt? It’s a little short for those with muffin knees but I suggest you buy a bigger size and have it hang a bit lower on your hips so you get the length. This is great for the price. After all most of us can’t afford Celine ( Boo Hoo). You can dress it up with the right short ankle boots and a grey marle sweat top. Or just add a lovely burgundy knit. Cute. $149
It’s the bag of the week!
I love this fabulous 3.1 Phillip Lim bag. It first caught my eye because it has the same kind of shape as a Celine bag. Adorable. I love the silver hardware : it looks fresh ( and so sick of gold.) Plus it’s big enough for every day but not too oversized. It has that lovely structured look which makes it oh so chic. I think you can tuck in those bits on the side so that makes it neat. And excuse me: but what a fabulous price? $860. Also comes in a cobalt blue which is pretty special too. Fabulous. 3.1 Phillip Lim from Shopbop.
You want this grey panelled dress. You do. It doesn’t matter what age you are. ( Ok, anyone under 25 skip this bit) . The thing is that the cut is quite fabulous. It has the perfect neckline where it goes in at the base of the neck: This is where the scoop goes so wrong giving you a big fat short neck! ewww. This gives good neck. It gives the illusion of long. Plus it skims over the muffin hips and still gives you a great shape. It’s a winner. Oh and you can wear it right now with wedges and bare arms and then later on in winter under a coat. It has a hidden zip on the front which means you can also wear it unzipped over a tee and jeans ( and belt it if you so desire). $149
I’m on the hunt for classic pointy toe heels. I am. I am. They are the hot shoe du jour and it’s time to start wearing them again. Not a lot to be found as I snoop around the stores ( for a good price). Not alot around that are not too high. You need a platform or wedge to really be comfortable in heels. Life is too short to wear shoes that hurt. I am very happy to have tracked down these fabulous Charles David ‘Sway’ Pump at Nordstrums . They come in black .Phew. So put down the paper bag and breathe again. But hey after seeing Natalie Joos declaring she has worn patent red pointy heels all fashion week I’m a convert. Man, she is so cool as you can see here $185.
We all need a bit of camel in our life this winter. It softens the black and grey. It loves red, brown and navy. Yes, I can hear you saying “didn’t camel have it’s day last winter?” Yes, it came back and was trending on twitter I’m sure : But really it’s a classic and you can’t go wrong. I do like this fabulous fitted jacket here at Jigsaw with very Burberry style buttons. Oh, ok it does come in black as well. I think the fur collar is detachable because it’s not so chic. This number looks great undone. Love it with a pencil skirt for work but it will look fab with high waist pants too. In fact everything on this page works together. They should all move in together. And then get married. $399.