There are some very cool but classic pieces in this week. Buy the following: the fab cotton knit polo neck slouchy sweater in cream , grey or black $79, perfect for weekends, the long line grey knit cardigan $119 and so is the chic de la Chic wool melton black peacoat $229. Excellent. Wear it with a skirt for work, or with jeans and flats on the weekend. Then keep shopping and buy the black sleeveless puffa vest $119; and the trench coats in both black or stone about $150. Check out the bags in patent now reduced to $89 so chic and then belts. There are fabulous classic Tee’s for about $34 and some chic wide stripe knit sweaters in navy and brown. Wear under your boyfriend school boy blazer, with skinny chinos and serious platforms heels for your ode to Balenciaga.
Always a great place for cheap but chic bags and shoes. Always a great place to find bags and shoes inspired by Marc Jacobs, Prada and Jimmy Choo. Bless. Check out the Marc Jacobs style black patent stand up totes. Don’t look too closely or you may see Nine West stamped on the plaque on the front instead of Marc Jacobs. But what do you want for $89? Wear them, love them, donate them next season. For an evening look try the matt silver (left) or dull gold small bags with a cut out disc shape on the flap $79. Check out the black multi gold zip two handle totes. In the short boot department you want the short round toe boots $239 in suede. Love the mushroom and taupe and of course the black. There are plain leather short boots too with a platform; fabulous. I see a lot of long boots but this winter is not a boot winter. Which is fine if you don’t live in Alaska. Or Melbourne. I much prefer short boots or chunky heels and opaques. So buy a new bag instead. If you want long boots – and you may be a dag and that’s ok- then check out the flat ones with a round toe here. You don’t want long pointy boots. Kate moss can wear long boots with short shorts. You are not Kate Moss. Sorry. Forget that idea right now. Then keep reading. And then buy the black suede long wedge boots with a round toe and the choc brown sude flat boots. Love the ballet flats here $159 and the fabulous black satin lace up shoe boots a la Marc Jacobs about $159. A must buy. The shoe of the season. Love the patent wedge peep toe heels in grey that have been sitting here waiting for you to buy for months….
Love the collection in store. Casual with a fashion edge. Check out the fabulous simple cotton jersey t-shirts with cute little, cotton puff sleeves in great colours such as cream and black. They are colours $69. Love the black boiled wool short crop ruched textured jacket $259 and the black double breasted peacoat in a quality wool $299. You want the orange, loose peasant knit top $79 to add colour in your wardrobe. Remember FiFi’s secret : it’s all about table top dressing. Get of the table it’s about how you dress from the table top up. Which means keep your hairy, fat, white legs and cellulitic bottom covered in black and brown and bring the eye up to your fabulous face and top. So that means buying the black and white stripe silk sleeveless tank about $89. Love the black and white print V neck dress, very Marni with short sleeves $199 Run over to the fabulous black, double breasted trench coat in a heavy cotton with epaulettes $299. It’s the same coat from last season which, of course, you bought already if you had obeyed me. You would now have had a year’s worth of wearing your $299. Moral to the story? Print out The FiFi report. Read. Shop. Obey.Esprit:There are some very cool but classic pieces in this week. Buy the following: the fab cotton knit polo neck slouchy sweater in cream , grey or black $79, perfect for weekends, the long line grey knit cardigan $119 and so is the chic de la Chic wool melton black peacoat $229. Excellent. Wear it with a skirt for work, or with jeans and flats on the weekend. Then keep shopping and buy the black sleeveless puffa vest $119; and the trench coats in both black or stone about $150. Check out the bags in patent now reduced to $89 so chic and then belts. There are fabulous classic Tee’s for about $34 and some chic wide stripe knit sweaters in navy and brown. Wear under your boyfriend school boy blazer, with skinny chinos and serious platforms heels for your ode to Balenciaga.
On sale. How thoughtful. Just when it starts getting cold. Rummage through the racks for some great buys. Keep away from any tunic tops except if you have a muffin top that is permanently attached. Then it’s law. That should always be covered up. Then start shopping for winter. Buy the silver satin skirt $169; and the purple cotton shell top with puff sleeves a la Marni $119. It’s table top dressing and a great way to add a jolt of colour to the wardrobe. Plus rich jewel colours are here for next season and this top is trans seasonal and will work now and into winter. Buy the grey slouchy pants $179 and the purple grey stripe poloneck sweater $99. Check out the cream or black shiny nylon puffa jackets $199. To be worn with a pencil skirt and heels. A la Burberry. Not for bush walking. Unless you love bush walking. There are some cute little tea cosy capes in cream cable knits. Very groovy $99. Love the grey or black poncho /cape; it’s long and sleeveless and tea cosy style too. Great for trans seasonal weather too. Great with jeans or leggings. Great for hiding those 2 almond croissants you had for Sunday breakfast. Called the Stitched cape $129. Love the grey long line V neck cardigan, so Tina Chow. So right. $99 and the black leather Chanel style collarless, short jacket $399. It’s the chic version of the biker jacket $499 with press studs. Buy the following: the long black patent gloves, the orange leather clutch ; the black chunky necklace and the grey patent T bar wedges. It’s all you need for the season.
Finally the new CK storeis open (Shop 13G, Sydney Central Plaza, 432-450 George Street, SydneyCBD) and you want it all. Simple, minimalist and chic. Not a tackycolour is sight. This store is talking my language. You will adore theblack poly/ elastane tank: there are no seams as the edges are heatsealed $229 (also comes in grey). I wish my hips could be heat sealed.Adore the black clean cut pant $429 and jacket $579; so minimalist andvery straight up and down. The black wool coat has long, narrow sleevesand a loose body with a tie at the waist $769. Versatile, understatedit’s so right for the new clean look for winter. Check out the greatbelts: the black saddle belt which zooms from wide to thin at thebuckle $179 ( as my legs do) or the grey patent skinny belt $179. Youmust buy the black organza-like pleated box dress; it’s sheer with aslip underneath so you don’t do a britney $749. It has its very ownleather barrel rope necklace, which can also be used as a belt or doglead. or just use to strangle your accountant. The bags and shoes arefabulous. Buy the black heels with chunks of leather strewn over thefront of the foot and a peep toe $749 or the cheap but chic balletflats $149. Love the black patent small bowling bag $599 and the blackblack leather doctors tote (pictured) $699. There is a chic silk spandex apricot(almost kaftan) summer dress which is in this month’s Australian Vogue.Not on the floor, you must ask to be shown it. It was bought forAustralia as an exclusive after it was shot by Vogue.
Lacoste is cool again and this store is cute (130 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD). I feel like a game of golf and croquet. Anyone for tennis? Great quality and great prices. The best item here is the shiny, wet look patent purple hip length jacket with long sleeves $439. Wear with the very chic dark denim straight leg jeans $259. You’ll also find here the signature Lacoste v-neck argyle sweaters in red, pink or blue. $279. How sweet. You want the gorgoeus thick cable knitted Marino jumper in white $369, so right for those weekends away. Or buy the thick knit olive green turtle neck jumper $439. Feel like excercise? You poor thing. Try throwing on the grey or red hoodies in a thick knit (excellent quality )cotton $209. Love the red and white striped knit with long sleeves $139 and the pink and grey argyle print v-neck top $329 with the cool grey skinny leg jeans $259.
Oh how we do adore you Jimmy. Please buy (me) the Riki medium sized bag in Chilli red (left). Such a perfect red and such a perfect price (new car or bag?) $2,690. Also buy it in the gorgeous aqua with gold trim. You will find here too all the new hot-off-the-rack collection of bags designed in collaboration with 1960’s artist Richard Phillips; vintage inspired multicolour hard clutch bags with magazine prints on the exterior $775. Very vintage and very Patricia Field. Not sure if this is a good thing. Very Quirky. Drool, scream and then sob over the blush platforms with patent black trimmings and ankle straps $1,200. Charlize Theron has been seen in them. She has taste. For an everyday bag you want the black large ‘Mona’ tote with a wide handle and pony hair front patch $2,550; Buy two or in the smaller version in pretty aqua and gold zips $2,050. You can see Carrie wearing the ‘Atlas’ heel in the upcoming Sex and the City movie in a greypatent leather. A masterpiece of design. $1,200. Now wipe away the tears, the smudged mascara and put away the black Amex. It’s getting Chronic Fatique syndrome.
House of Cashmere:
We love this store! Is there anything more luxurious and heavenly than Cashmere? The new winter collection is now here and I insist you skip, then run straight here (or stumble in your Balenciaga). Try the white rib knit cashmere hip-length cardigan with a wide collar. Divine. It is the ultimate travel companion $2,200. Who wants to chat to George Clooney when you can snuggle into this instead? Buy the beautiful gold metallic knit cardigan and top twin-set $2,310. And then grab the fabulous cashmere duffle coats in brown or black with button fronts and a detachable hood $3,520. Love the long line puffa jacket padded with goose down available in black or brown with a lapin lined hood $2,200. Poor little lapin but he will be loved. The longline suit jacket in a delicious shade of caffe latte is fabulous (very similar cut to the Henry Holland jacket that Agyness rocks) $3,338. Indulge in the most chic basic; the black ribbed high neck long sleeved knit $660 or the v-neck cashmere/silk sweater (pictured) $990 and throw it back with jeans and a blazer in winter for a very parisienne look. Then grab the choc limited edition roll neck long sleeved top $1,210 to wear with the divine black short mink trimmed cardigan $2,970. Mais Oui. Then hop on the jet with Jimmy Choo. St Barts is waiting….
Chanel is divine. Divine.com. Everything in you see in French Vogue est ici. How thoughtful. The stars and stripes story which is in every magazine has arrived instore and you will adore the exsquisite vintage button and camellia brooch $1,880 and the Camellia leather brooch $580. You must buy- I insist- the black round sunglasses with a brown frame - edgy yet chic. You will be surprised to see an 80’s version of vintage white sunglasses with a pink stripe on the black lens. The most divine piece is the black and white patent very high platforms with a T-bar front and it’s own navy and white sock. So 50’s. So fashion. So Karl. So for the Japanese tourists. The other standout is the black and red patent platform heels with an ankle strap. Very sexy. Then saunter downstairs to drool over all the divine Chanel suits and jackets especially the gorgeous cream wool knit jacket; $5,650. You may never come back.