How lovely to hit the shops and find lots of great winter buys. Who cares if it’s too hot outside to wear them it feels great to get into a new season. Remember this season is all about black, grey with hints of metallic silver and red. Go for the more voluminous shapes, sporty or futuristic modern looks and serious tailoring in suits. You want skinny pants, a trench or two, dresses and more dresses, platform heels and pretty blouses. And if the Marc Jacobs show this week of next, next winter 08 was anything to go by it’s all about a very modern clean 70’s YSL look. Thank the lord.
Love the very Lanvin /Balenciaga style dress with a huge full skirt in a stiff fabric. Almost a balloon shape.The top is fitted with a round neck, drop waist, big buttons and cute hidden pockets in a black fabric $239. Gorgeous and very fashion. There is the poets blouse with ¾ sleeves in a chiffon $125, so handy to wear now and into winter. We will see a lot of those everywhere. Buy the most perfect dark grey fine knit long sleeve round neck T, divine…everyone needs this clean neckline to wear under all the tops and jackets with wacky sleeves (also in other colours) $99. Check out the beautiful brown high waisted extra fine slinky wool trousers $199. The Marni eque 50’s style bow front cotton blouses are cute but very hard to wear - Not really very sexy so anyone over 35 will look like Miss Potter. Not a good thing unless worn with a mini or shorts $99. Love the cute square neck baby doll dress in navy $199; the navy linen/taffeta blouse with ruffles $225 and the chiffon check ruffle blouse with a chic double cuff is gorgeous and so is the square neck grey sack dress $169. The skinny leg pants are great $99.
Check out the cute Sachi black or red patent clutch bags $69; the cute RMK stud roman flat sandals $79 still time left to wear them while it’s hot. If we don’t ever sign the Kyoto protocol we will be wearing sandals all year round. The Sachi animal print heels with a red sole and peep toe are very Christian Louboutin, bless, and rather chic $179. Urban Soul hare very Miu Miu inspired navy and black round toe suede shoes with a big chunky heel and completely simple. Go for navy $149; and buy the Tony Bianco platforms with a patent heel and a patent platform also in a red for a jaunty look. $107. Why $107 not $105 or 108? How precise! Check out the Miilana black patent round toe flats with a big brass buckle, very Ferragamo $219. The Milana flats in a patent with a bow are Ok but they do have a weird little heel ( could be a bit old lady ). The flat burgundy patent with a peep toe are cool $209.
Check out the fab accessories. Very inspired by Marc Jacobs are the black patent flats with serious toe cleavage (no toe bra needed!) $149; and the silver round toe flats with a bow $129. check out the belts with a brass buckle , very wide $60 and some cute animal print flats: Warning animal print is only to be worn this winter in accessories unless you are lucky enough to have the Prada coat. Then you can carry it off otherwise it can all be just too tacky. And we can’t have FiFi subscribers looking tacky. It’s just not right. The Balenciaga esque tote in black is not bad for $149; and so is the Chloe style Tracy bag in the grey but it’s a bit small. And we all know accessories are all big this season. Check out the classic leather ballet flats $129 and the grosgrain ballets flats $149.
Love Roger Vivier flats with a square ish toe and big buckle, very Pilgrim $154. Check out the originals on the fabulous Roger Vivier website http://www.rogervivier.com/ Awfully chic non? They come in a red too. Also check out the little platform booties in a suede with black patent heels $149; the round toe booties in plain black $159 and the Miu Miu esque sandals with an ankle strap and 3 big plastic buttons on the T bar, in a black or a chic chocolate $139..There are black patent flats with a funny little thin wedges, very Miu Miu, about $ 89 and cute little evening fabric clutch bags in a navy or black with a bow $69. I like the red patent or black patent sandals with a weirdo tiny kitten heel and T bar, $99 If you are after jewel encrusted heels and bags head here - there are some glitter shoes, very Miu Miu and Prada now reduced to $60.oohhh lala!
Love the faux snakeskin dark green peep toe heels with a platform also in black. They also come as a classic pump without the peeptoe and with a round toe $138. Buy the black patent T bar heels with ankle strap and a wooden stacked heel $128; the patent pointy sling backs in a choc brown. Yes, they are pointy but they look very Prada so you can just get away with it. Try the fabulous very Chloe (it’s amazing) round toe wedges with a wooden heel in white or black patent , and they have an ankle strap. You could cut that off if you wanted to $158. There are a lot of crop short booties if you like them but they are tricky to wear - the cut off at the ankle look can make legs look shorter. God knows we need that. But they are groovy and look so cool with sweater dresses and shorter mini. Hint : The higher the shoe the shorter the skirt. The satin bow ballet flats with stone jewels a la Prada or Chloe are great $138.
Nick in here for some cute short sleeve zip up hoodies just $29 and because the sporty look is a huge story for next summer you can start wearing the hoodie with your black pencil skirt and heels right now, very cool. And while you are there you can buy the black peplum short sleeve cotton jacket for an outrageous $39. what the ? My lip gloss costs more than that. Also buy the V neck T shirts for $15.
Bless. Don’t reapply your makeup on in here the lighting is scary. I spy a very Prada ish big oversized bag …it’s the pleated gathered one with a big gold buckle for …wait for it….$69. Also check out the animal print bag. buy the Miu Miu style peep toe cone heels in a blue patent and a black $99, and the cute patent flat Mary Janes are very marc Jacobs $99. Check out the black glitter peep toes heels in black $89. Talk about cheap but chic. I see far too many point toes. Yes, I know they are so last season that they are almost back in again and yes, Lanvin did do them for last summer but they are not right. Ok. Especially if the shoes are cheap. It makes them double cheap. Prada or Lanvin pointy is Ok…
I see cute little very Karl Lagerfeld face printed 60’s style T shirts $39. Groovy. There are cute dark denim princess pinafore dresses for you born after 1990 at $50 with white stitching. I see far too many 80’s ugly bight colours here. No lip gloss reapplication here either with that scary lighting.
Check out more glitter Prada esque heels for about $89.and I like the bronze ones too. Barganza. Also there are quite good ballet flats here about $39. The roman sandals are here with studs and all sorts of straps on sale at ridiculous prices. Which is what you want to pay at the end of the season.
Head here for the best Punk slogan T shirts: I want the red T with the face of Janet Leigh screaming in the movie Pyscho or the T that says “I heart KY “ ( instead of NY if you are a bit slow) or go for the T with Johhny Depp as Edward Scissorhands. Buy the one that says “ turn down your f**king collar “ or the T shirt that says “Deport Pedro”. Bless …I love Pedro.
It’s looking great here; Love the following pieces; The cream trench with black buttons (of course!)$499; the black trench $399 ; the Lanvin inspired trapeze dress with layering in red or black $349 and the cute Chloe style silk poets blouse with short sleeves in black $139. Good to wear now if you want to hide your arms but keep cool in the heat. Hint; when wearing al these voluminous shapes make sure you balance it al out with a narrow bottom (or your bottom won’t look narrow!). Check out the gathered front poloneck with ¾ sleeves, very similar to the one I spied in MNG $89 and I see the heavy knit ‘Milano’ jacket from last season has reappeared. It’s lovely and is double breasted and fitted but this time with long sleeves- thank the lord. I find all these ¾ sleeves very Mingy and not luxurious enough. Also ¾ sleeves in winter make your arms look like stumpy midgets. But it’s about the sleeve this season and all the details and the double cuff or voluminous bell sleeves just looks quality darling. There is a fab black pencil skirt $139; a perfect grey trousers in delicious fabric, a must buy $139 and I love the grey cuffed shorts, gorgeous $159. Check out the fab Chloe style bags, the divine scarves, the groovy beanies that we first saw on Carolyn Bessette Kennedy way back last century in 1996. What would she be wearing if she was alive today? Lanvin? Narciso? Stella? Rochas I bet. Back to Country road. Love the camel long leather gloves, the skinny dark denim shorts to the knee $129, the crop trapeze trench with epaulettes as seen every where la $199 and the cute T shirt mini dress in grey marle $59. Buy the patent ballet flats, the flat black boots $299 and the fab wooden ring disc necklace about $49….
David Jones :
check out the Marc by marc Jacobs peep toe blush heels $499 and the black velvet with patent heels $499; the cute black patent mini wedges $500 and the round toe with a bow $499. There are some fab navy sling back wedges by marc Jacobs $530 and gorgeous bronze patent wedges $950. There are Stuart Weizman black patent peep toes with cone heel, very Miu Miu inspired $399 but we see these in Mollini now for half the price so perhaps just keep walking and spend that saved $200 on the black suede round toe short booties with a platform.
Love the stone trench in a cotton $259; the beautiful stone YSL Edwardian style poloneck jersey top with big bell sleeves also in black $69 ; (buy 2) a fab stone fitted blazer $229; a fab leather bag which is a serious copy of the Chloe Edith bag…it’s oversized with white stitching and comes in black, winter white or a strange mustard $359. If you are strange that colour might be the one for you. There are some fab T bar patent heels with an ankle strap, (very Lanvin or are they Micheal Kors?) $159, they have the same pair in Mollini and they are rather chic. Check out the gorgeous black heavy knit dress which has a wide neck and batwing sleeves and very monastic with a black and white belt $149; the silk drawstring neckline shirt dress with cute short puff sleeves $99, a fifties style Balenciaga peacoat double breasted $239 and the cute blue print babydoll dress with a scoop neck and long sleeves $129. Buy the V neck lurex sweater dress with short sleeves $69 and the fab purple satin sack dress with a belt $149..
The double cuffed white shirts are a must buy for winter and this has a great cut $129; also buy the gorgeous black full button through skirt, a bit short, just above the knee and oh-so-chic $199. The dark grey cotton crinkle fabric bomber jacket with black knit edging and a ribbon tie is fabulous. Wear with a black pencil skirt , it’s a bit groovier than a blazer but still looks polished. $299.A must buy and if you don’t like the ribbon just pull it out. Check out the cute V neck short sleeve classic knit $129 and the short D/B jacket , good for the office $449. The crop jacket as seen everywhere is here and it’s great in stone $229, I think it’s this season Chloe. The black satin shell top with an elastic waist is chic $199. All great for the office here, it’s all modern with a twist. Midas: Check out the black Gaultier esque bag, a very good copy of the bag with it’s own little belt than runs along the base and in a bowling shape about $148. Also check out the patent T bar heels with an ankle strap and a stacked heel , $198; the red satin multi lace ribbon high cut heels $278; the red ballet flats $198 with fake ostrich stamp. The glitter shoes are still here too.
New in is some divine Miu Miu bags and shoes; Buy the Miu Miu camel leather tote with a gathered top and a long canvas strap $1400; It’s just the right size. Then get the black satin sling backs with the amazing heels embedded with diamante jewels $838; as seen in US Vogue and every other magazine. There are divine Miu Miu stone satin T bar heels with black stones encrusted on the front $898 and metallic ballet flats in grey with black jet beading on the toe, gorgeous $798. Buy the round toe sling back satin flats with black jet beading $898 as well. I know you need them. The black patent wedges sandals are still here begging to be bought $458. The fab Barbara Biu short boots in black are great $898 and so are the Evelyn Miles own label faux snakeskin round toe classic heels in black $498. Buy the Jimmy Choo flat black patent pointy boots $1500; the Miu Miu patent beige peep toes with the spiky heel $518 and the gorgeous Miu Miu white patent square toe flats $548. Also buy the flat black patent flats about $500. The Pedro Garcia jeweled heels are new for Evelyn Miles and rather glamourous. You want the L’autre Chose animal print wedge sling back $598 and that should do you for the season or at least till next week…
Lots of gorgeous new bags here for winter although they are from their next summer collection. You want the new slouch quilted bag with a chain that is reworked from one of their vintage collections in tan or black called Meg T $1200; the gorgeous little gold evening bag with the brown jewels on the clasp $1200; the tan doctors style bag with silver buckle details and 2 handles about $1400; and the brown slouch bag with brass buckles $1350. Check out the chocolate one handle tall slouch bag with one brass buckle $995; the small doctors style bag in tan with two handles and silver buckles $850. The white patent tote with rope handles is great for a relaxed look $1020 and so is the silver version. There is a sexy red velvet evening bag with a silver rope trim $500; gold sexy heels $500 and some fab black sequin heels for about $500. http://www.bally.com/main/E/fr_principale.html
Hugo Boss Woman:
Very classic here but all so wearable and such great quality. Ok start with the grey rib knit with 4 buttons, simple, chic, perfect for winter, love it for $349; the grey knit sweater with fold over collar that has a black trim $359; and the divine dark blue wool melton suit jacket with patch pickets and a high collarless neckline $1200 and matching classic trousers about $600. The chocolate brown rib polotop is gorgeous $259; and buy the brown rib poloneck sweater $229. Wow …great prices for the quality. Also check out the A line black wool skirt $529, the bags and the brown wedge suede heels about $400. Until next week when I really start shopping seriously…