For the perfect cotton and very transeasonsal trouser suit buy the black jacket with front patch pockets $129 and the matching skinny pants $99.95; grab one of the groovy T shirts with all sorts of print on the front; $39.95 and then throw over the fabulous classic stone trench $259.95. Buy The black patent ruched Prada ish bag for about $200.
Love the pretty soft tie front blue blouse $129 also in lots of other pretty pastel colours. Buy the brown wide belt $109; the brown wool large window pane check tulip skirt $199 and the most divine short puff dress with a very fitted bodice and a pretty scoop neck in a black pinstripe $289. There is a simple classic trousersuit the jacket is $259, and trousers are$179. Check out the fab wide black patent wide belt $119; the simple high waisted black tulip skirt $179; the groovy black patent tote $299 and the chic burgundy patent belt $59. Love the brown and black patent tote $249 and the fabulous pretty print trapeze dress with a ruffle along the hem: I love it . it has belll sleeves and it’s in soft browns and blues. $279.
Lots of cute pieces in but the best buys are the very Chloe tall tote grey bag $59.95 and the divine little 60’s black shift Jackie O Style dress $129.90. The multi print pink mini dress is hot. $99.95.
The round toe wedges in grey or black suede with a patent heel are cool $139; and so are the Black patent pointy boots $329. There are also some bargainslouch bag $89 and some simple chic black sling back heels with a big buckle $129.
Head here for some cute grey wide bracelets $14.95; fabulous simple poloneck short sleeves fine grey knits $49.95; and classic grey rib cardigans $69.95. The cute black patent clutch is a great buy $19.95; and the black and white check trilby hat is a bargain for $39.95. There are red oversize outrageous sunglasses $29.95; funky black bead bracelets $14.95; and a big black jet ring $14.95.
There are some cute accessories here: Go for the brown corduroy cap $24.95 and the big oversized cream bag $119.
Jag: I spy a chix black velvet single breasted blazer; perfect for day to evening $139
My favourite best buy here is this week is the fabulous caramel silk ish ¾ length parka al Prada $189.95; and I adore the soft pastel pink chiffon blouse with a trapeze shape and drawstring necklne $129.95
Check out the cute big grey check felt bag $39.95; a bargain with black patent handles. It’s like a carpet bag. Also how much do we love the red leather bomber jacket $149? It’s a must buy. The black grey check cap is cool $19.95.
Wittner Shoes: The black square toe flats with a big square buckle a la Roger Vivier ( as reported !) Are the best buy here also in red: $119.95. check out the simple peep toe black ankle strap platforms $129; the groovy suede short boots $149.95; the brown ruched Miu Miu bag $189.95 and buy the sweet gold ballet flats $109.95.
If you are after a cheap but chic little sweater dress this winter to wear now then head here for the cute knit dress with short sleeves; it’s very short so I hope you have the legs? It’s great in brown $40. The charcoal pleat front trousers are classic and no on ewill ever know they are Supre so just relax about that (especially if you take the label out.) $70.
Country Road: This season look fabulous. Buy the black wooden necklaces $49.95; the must have cream leather belt $69.95 ( as reported last week) ; the dark navy chic full sleeve soft blouse $139 and the V neck knits with the full sleeves in red or grey $99. The black wedges with a stacked heel are cool $139.95 and will great with the simple slouchey grey trousers $179 with the black and white stripe herringbone scarf $59.95. You should buy the groovy big white Shoulder strap Hobo $229; the fab patent burgundy belt $59.00 and the hip little cuffed grey button detail shorts $159. Love the fab black patentwedges $139 and of course the very marni soft blue grey and cream print tunic $139. The black skinny patent belt will go with all the trousers in your wardrobe $49.95 and so will the funky grey tubular scarf $59.95. Get the washed red barrel bag $179 to brighten up the black and grey and grab your black full sleeve parka $199; the groovy tan really long gloves gloves $129 and the big tan tote $199 and you’re off.
The best buys here would be the fabulous little full skirt with buttons down the front and slightly mini $179 and the divine trapeze short crop jacket $488. Don’t go anywhere else for a white cuffed shirt or classic pants.
Max and Co:
Love the winter collection in here and there are so many great pieces: Best buys include the black crop jacket, it’s double breasted $640 in a almost mohair wool, the prettiest red chiffon print dress $395 and the sexy fur trim scarf $195. Buy the black or grey peacoat in wool melton for about $500. Divine.
David Lawrence: Go here for the best classic sinlge breasted stone trench $299.
Check out the fabulous winter collection: Buy up on the long sleeve T shirts in all sorts of colours $129; the fabulous grey drape front dresses about $198; the divine nubuck grey drawstring cape $698 and groovy drape prince of Wales check strapless dress $398.
AUTUMN/WINTER 2007-8: SHOWS ROUND-UP …from Vogue UK
BALENCIAGA was the show of the week - no, maybe Dior was the winning show but Balenciaga’s was the winning collection with buyers, stylists and Vogue editors alike singing its praises and vying for first place on its waitings lists. Paris Fashion Week came to an end last night and as the fashion crowd disperse to every corner of the globe to recover from the style marathon and plan their winter wardrobes, fashion shoots and store windows, we bring you the first word on what you’ll be wearing next winter:
MODERN FABRICS - Miuccia Prada produced almost an entire collection based on a new subtly glittering nylon, while even Lara Bohinc’s handbags come in sporty, stretchy fabrics these days. For winter you can give the cashmere a rest and go top to toe in new sheeny materials. Our favourites? The Miu Miu heels.
FUTURISTIC: A result of the above, an obsession with the newest technology went close to alien proportions at Hussein Chalayan. Elsewhere it was more subtle - and do-able, with embossed silks and shiny treated fur and leather ready for a trip to the moon with Branson.
TIGHTS: Remaining opaque, they are thicker and ribbed and in every colour you can think of. At Miu Miu last night they were pulled up high above the waistband of skirts with cardigans tucked in. Sound strange? In coral it looked surprisingly appealing.RIDGED FUR: in chevons of black and white or brown and black - and fur is becoming increasingly casual, worn inside a hooded jacket or in strips on the front of a dress. Lanvin, YSL and Giles were among those who whipped it around the cuffs of cashmere coats, too.
BOMBER JACKETS: Put one on your shopping list - Berardi’s were particularly tempting - and they are high luxe in fur, silk and leather.
TWEED: As well as everywhere, it is sexy, form-fitting and mixed with a little lame for star power.
GREY - It’s returned as the colour of the winter but it won’t depress us as it did last year. From Versace to Vuitton it appeared in every shade from icy to darkest steel and looked both romantic and powerful.
PUF BALL HEMS - For coats and skirts, it’s a feminine statement and not a silly Eighties fad.
UNIFOMRS - Berardi and Givenchy both had stand-out military moments.
HUGE KNITS - They appeared first at Giles and were repeated throughout the season, from YSL to Collette Dinnigan.
DIRNDLS - Christopher Kane started it and the world has followed suit.FULL BACKS: Fashion’s search for innovative silhouettes has landed a new emphasis on the back, with coats and dresses growing out behind the models at Lanvin, Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and with regularity in New York and London, too.
HAIR AND MAKE UP: It’s Veronica Lake all the way, baby, with kissy kissy plum lips.