I do see a lot of the Stella McCartney collection still here: best buys are the grey or black trousers $100;and the groovy trench $199 in navy or a grey silver. Also buy ¾ grey crop pants $109; the black swing coat $100 and the satin print dress. There is a chic black wool blazer $189; the cut looks divine and also a few T shirts.
There is a very classic tan suede blazer here $149; some cuffed grey shorts $39; and some cute sweater dresses with wide straps $49 in lots of colours. Check out the cotton fur trim parkas, very cargo $89; and the cotton double breasted trenches in red, black or stone $120.
Check out the bronze or silver glitter ballet flats $128; the satin jeweled ballets flats in blue $128 very marc Jacobs and the peep toe wedges in a suede $128. There are fab peep oe moc croc heels with a small platform $128 and some fab black patent peep toe heels with white stitching $168. Love the Jimmy Choo inspired strappy patent blush pink sandals with a cross strap front cool $128 and pointy toe patent heels with a big buckle $148. Yes I know; pointy. You can only wear pointy if you have been wearing round toes for at least 2 seasons. Otherwise it will look passé. We don’t want FiFi readers looking passé. Please.
So many gorgeous dresses here: love the grey double breasted wool dress with a huge balloon skirt with - gulp, could it to be true? - padding on the hips? Yes, darling. Lanvin did padding on skirts this season so it must be Ok. Not so sure how many they will sell. Try it on and you will see how you are very Marie Antoinette you look about $250.And it is quite slimming. Otherwise buy the divine navy and brown print chiffon print trapeze dress with a tiny ruffle hem.Gorgeous with a ruffle cuff sleeve and a simple round neckline. Wear it now. Wear it later with opaque hose, wear it under a trench, wear it! $199. The choc brown balloon sleeve sweater dress is great $129 if you breathe in and the very Prada esque long anorak is cool $429. A must buy. Invest in the grey empire long sleeve T , so cool under everything $89 and the groovy grey fitted jacket with a peplum $295 ( it’s coming back ). Also buy the patent bags and the belts here, they are great.
Best pieces are the grey cotton peacoat $259; and the groovy big silver metallic messenger style tote, very Prada also in black $179, a great buy! There are fab T bar navy patent heels, very Michael Kors inspired $159; some very handy-must-have classic chinos in stone $69 and also some groovy T shirts with lots of writing on the front , cool $39. I like the one that says in silver Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now (shopping?). Also check out the dark skinny jeans $99; the classic camel stone blazer $229; and a black satin round neck voluminous dress with batwing sleeves $229 with a fabric belt. I have seen this dress worn by Stella MCartney. What is she doing wearing MNG? Ha. It’s a great copy. There is a Marni style linen gold sheen crop Chanel style jacket $199 and a gold lurex sweater dress $69 and I spy a fab Prada style black short parka with ¾ sleeves $179. There is also cute black and white Marrimekko print mini dress $119. Buy the divine short full skirt in a fab heavy black rich fabric with a slight silver fleck, so Lanvin.. it’s great $199
So many gorgeous clothes here: best pieces are the gold metal drape cami top $229; the pretty silk print burgundy satin blouses $249; the knit drape poncho top, it’s divine, in a chic brown $159 and the fab check tweed woven wool coat with a suede tie belt $898. Buy the black pencil skirt with an inverted pleat at the back or the skirt with its own snazzy black belt very Prada! $279. There is strapless prince of Wales dress with its own groovy black leather belt $398 and the best little cashmere tanks or singlet tops that are so chic $149. Check out the long rib V neck cardigans $198; it would look fab over a mini and belted in. Also buy the brown/orange/green small floral drape front T in a chiffon $229; the divine new black velvet print tulip skirt with a grosgrain ribbon belt $329 and the beautiful grey knit sweater dress with a V neck and subtle clear sequins on the side. No, don’t be afraid the sequins are not scary but just add a bit of je ne sais quoi to a classic sweater dress. The cape is still here in a divine grey suede. And the long sleeved knit T is the best in town with a few buttons along the shoulders and in a fine knit in burgundy , grey or black $129. A must for all this transeasonal weather. Handy to wear under dresses or under a cape. Love the belts here too.
Love the grey and black stripe L/S T $89; also in a polo neck $99 and the grey knit sweaters. $149. There is a fab grey wool melton trapeze jacket - chic de la chic- $499 Wear it with everything in your wardrobe from jeans to skirts. Love the grey crinkle blouson bomber jacket with a ribbon belt and a zip front. It seems they sold out and now I see more in store this week. It’s another hot buy for winter to wear right now. This is a groovier kind of jacket than a blazer and looks less stitched up $299. Also check out the fab grey classic trousers $199, the fabulous dark denim jean, the groovy short cuffed shorts and the classic white cuffed shirts $129. Buy the fab thin patent belts in camel, red or black $69.
What to buy this week? How about the fab short crop trapeze jacket with huge bell sleeves $299; the short sleeve puff sleeve knits about $89 ( so right to wear now) and the very chic grey jersey trapeze dress with a fitted V neck $169. This dress will be very flattering. Tight on top, skims the fat thighs. Perfect. The grey slouch trousers are faaabulous and a must buy $129, they look very expensive in that dark grey. The long grey chunky knit cardigan can be worn as a dress or worn with leggings $199 and the navy trapeze dress is hot! It’s the navy version of the red dress that was seen everywhere $189. Buy the grey sweater dress, it’s one of the best ones I have seen $129. Love the Chloe style oversize grey bags, the wallets, the long gloves, the belts and the scarves. If only it was cold enough to wear them. You want the black velvet Juicy style zip tops and track pants. That’s if you haven’t already bought the Juicy ones 4 years ago. Bless
I spy a groovy Charlie Brown stone/concrete trench with black buttons $199. Also Innovare has copied the Marc Jacobs or were they Prada black patent round toe flats with bow. Now on sale for $89. Sacchi has copied the Jean Michel Cazabat sparkle larkle bronze glitter heels as seen in Evelyn Miles ( for $800) here for $129. Check out the Leona Edmiston grey patent Mary Janes heels $469 (ouch). Love the new Micheal Kors beige suede sandals with a wooden stacked heel and ankle strap $270 and the Allessandro del Aqua black patent platform heeled loafers with a gold buckle $820.
OOhhh La La I see lots of fabulous new shoes and bags. How nice. You must have the Barbara Bui black patent and suede heels $558; the B.Bui black or white peep toe ballet flats with a subtle gold stud on the toe, gorgeous $498 and the BB camel moc croc sling back with a snazzy gold heels $698. Also the T bar black stacked wedges are chic $698 There is also a red stud Jimmy Choo bag, a fabulous white, stand up, oversized tote and a slouch bag in tan all about $2000. Also buy the Jimmy Choo beige patent ankle strap heels, divine $858. The Miu Miu silver peep toe flats with black jet jewels still here and begging to be bought $718 and so are the Miu Miu blush peep toe cone heel pumps $518. Also in plain black. The Miu Miu T bar flesh pink jewel heels are gorgeous with a gold kitten heel $738 and so are the round toe black patent heels $598. Check out the Miu Miu small camel suede bag $$ and the Miu Miu brown round toe simple classic pumps $598. The Marc Jacobs black peep toes are fabulous with a snazzy white patent wedge heels $728; also in a blush with a white patent wedge $528. Buy the Marc Jacobs ‘mouse’ shoes with a kitten heel with a sling backs in silver metallics $568 and the pointy toe grey silver ankle strap heels with studs about $698 Weekend Max Mara:
A lot of divine parkas and coats here. Go for the belted puffa jacket with a fur trim hood $1400 in a divine choc nylon; the cable knit zip front sweater in cream $390 and the fabulous belted red puffa jacket $815. There is a chic brown cord belted trench $1100; a fab black fur trim parka $1400 and a divine cream chiffon shell top with pintucks for just $190. Great price. The black stripe knit V neck cardigan is classic but you can groove it up $295. The belted poloneck sweaters are great about $280 and so is the gold long sleeve T now on sale $150
Christine in Melbourne (181 Flinders Lane 9654 2011). I was in Melbourne recently to check out the stores there and I was thrilled to nick into Christine. What a gorgeous store and so cute down an unmarked doorway in Flinders lane. Lots of gorgeous pieces here from divine Lanvin jewellery to fabulous Marc Jacobs bags. There is Sonia Rykiel bags and clothing, chic Anya Hindmarsh bags and amazing jewellery, bags and scarves. You want it all.