Sportsgirl: have some cute soft green or pink leather leather gloves and some funky black and white ones (God knows where you can wear them except maybe Melbourne for Easter) $39.95. Animal print is having a moment again so check out the chiffon ruffle leopard top $79.95, but be scared of the faux fur animal coat (cheap). You may want the black faux fur Astrakhan coat $299, a cute tweed skirt $89 and black and grey check wrap skirt $89 and check out the cool tweed hat $39. Jeremyville has a new lot of Teenage Millionaire T-shirts “Jesus is my homeboy’ and tons of figurines which are the collectors item du jour according to UK Vogue. Nine West have some cool black or brown suede boots with studs up the side $269 (same as the ones in Gary Castles) and check out the cool T bar (Prada style) heels in gold and silver or black patent $129. FCUK: have some classic soft knits with hood in oatmeal and black $89, the “its hard being beautiful” T-shirts $39, some great classic black pants with a cool cut $180, and black or oatmeal zip cardigan $89 and they have cool faded camel cord $120. Lush have opened in Oxford next to the Paddington Inn. General Pants: have yet more Emily The Strange T-shirts - I love them and now Trucker caps to match $29.In April (yes now but not seen) you can buy limited edition DC/Frost high-tops from New York artist Phil Frost, the latest visionary to collaborate with DC’s Artist Projects.
The Family Jewels in Oxford has the best selection of chandelier earrings at great prices, too many to mention but the selection is amazing. Witchery: Have lots of casual pieces but we want more fashion pieces please! Check out the tweed wrap brown skirt $159, THE best black pencil skirt which has no horrid, horrid splits in the back and is just sleek $119, the black zip jersey biker jacket $249, fitted shrunken cord jacket $129, and the cute flat pointy shoes in dark denim $99, the Mui Mui style pony skin moccasins in brown, white or black $129 and the best fashion piece? The black and knit back belted jacket/coat $399.Dotti: have some really cool retro print 50’s skirts for $49 (a bit Marimekko) and a good black and white tweed belted coat at $145 (cheap but chic) and some motocross/sporty zip nylon jackets in red and white or black with green stripes cool at $55.
Paul & Joe: Lots of great pieces here from the s/s collection. I had a drooling fit over the white leather belted jacket $2495 (also in black), the pretty chiffon dress in layers available lots of colours $1385, and I love the Lanvin inspired flesh pink satin and chiffon edged tops with jewels and beads $725 (in other colours too). Yes there is a trench and it’s fab in grey cotton $775, the cashmere hooded and rib waisted tops are gorgeous $895 and so are the lace trim camisoles $395.If you want black lace there is lots to choose from and you must buy the chiffon tops with a rope style halter neck $560.Of course the suede and patent bags are great $720 and you want all the shoes which are made at the same factory as Manolos so they must be good from $725 especially the T bar stilettos (Nine west did a rip off).
NB: The Missoni and a collection of Luella bags should be arriving at Christensen Copenhagen today as we speak. Go on get down there!
Tim O’Connor: He has a really great collection in for winter. Classic but with an edge and you want everything. O.k. just because he did the best trench has got nothing to do with it. But lets start with that. A great cut; belted with epaulettes you must have the black silk one which (gasp!) is actually water resistant! So chic you’ll wear it forever any time everywhere $590.It also comes in burnt orange, brown and Khaki. If you’re feeling groovy you want the Florence Broadhurst orange and blue swirl print boots $580 and the matching print dresses, very 20’s with a V-neck in jersey in lots of colours $320.His black jacket is perfect-the shrunken cut just right - $495 and its comes in black leather $890 and also in white. You will adore the leather top with elastic bottom $580 and the leather mini $510.And if you are off to Aspen you will want to invest in the brown suede shearling coat $2500 and vest $1500. Also there are pretty strapless 50’s style dresses in satin or print $355.Marvelous!
Orson & Blake: Have a lot of their winter collections in. Check out the Kate Sylvester pretty 50’s print skirt $ 380,the Karen Walker, the Sambag cute flat perforated shoes, the Marco Polo knits -very good price at $90 - and the very chic Hugo by Hugo Boss leather coat $3165 and leather blazer $1695.My pick is the Zambesi dark green tartan wrap skirt with sequins stripes $519. Also don’t forget they have a great selection of earrings around $80.
NB: A new Orson & Blake shop alert. Opening up opposite in Queen St after Easter, their new store will be very pretty, very glamorous, very 50’s Paris with home wares and fashion like Tocca, DVF, and Lacroix sweetie.! Can’t wait!
Parlour X: Have a lot of new fabulous Spring Summer Cacherel and it’s all gorgeous. You want the knit stripe shoe string top with ruffle in hot colours $390, the fabulous scarves in paisley and fringed $360,or with a Sonia Delaunay circle print in red $125.Or just buy the cute cotton one scarves $90.There is a beautiful jersey Cacherel print top $490, an amazing batwing swirly print top $520, a floral bag with leather trim $210 (cheap) and Yes I have to say it: a trench coat in a tiny floral red and blue print $980.Also check out the Vivienne Westwood: I love the tweed skirt with crooked buttons $460 and the Red Label black satin trench $890. Check out her bags in a kind of bowling bag shape and in lots of different fabrics like the tartan with leather trim $795 and the fab white or orange big slouch bags $1390. Also check out the lurex pieces by Future Classics and the peasant tops by Antik Batik $385 the fab butterfly necklaces $165 and diamante necklaces by Venezia $280 Roland Mouret has a black and white big check coat with green straps $2655 and I love the House of Jazz silk print tank with raw edges $350.
Easton Pearson: New shop alert! Just opened on Saturday at 80 Elizabeth St Paddington (near the Grand National). It is full of lots of their gorgeous clothes all apparently inspired by Peggy Guggenheim in Venice: Check out the postcard print 50’s skirt, the delicious grey flannel trousers and skirt, the black chiffon shredded 20’s dress $1098, the funky stripe singlets $100. And so much more.
Gucci: have some divine new pieces in: the stripe sporty trousers, tiny stud trim satin shirt sling back stud shoes $800, gorgeous logo and suede bags $1600 and gorgeous logo totes with patent orange or pink trim $1000 plus check out all the jewellery rings and the leather key rings $200. Go in and drool or just to see what everyone is copying!