Monday, 20 September 2010

Biba Fever!

60's and 70's fashion phenomenon BIBA is back! Not that I was around to experience the apparently gorgeous first time round but it seems better than ever! After starting off as a mail order company and finding success with a little gingham dress Biba climbed up the fashion ladder, ending up in its fabulous shop in Kensington back in the day! Biba claims to be for the fashion-savvy of today and with Daisy Lowe as it's face I reckon it is doing pretty well!
From fabulous faux fur, day dresses and cute cardies to luxurious evening gowns it looks like Biba is well and truly here to stay! It is available exclusively in house of Fraser and I am sure it will be snapped up in no time... shame my budget wont stretch that far! But I have put my favourite below, enjoy!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

outerwear as ...... Outerwear!

Gone are the days of worrying about ruining a gorgeous outfit with an ugly, swamping coat as this season's offerings are fabulous and anyone can find the perfect jacket for them whatever shape, size or style you are!
Alongside the standard, clean tailored, double breasted jackets that we all know and love we have been offered the likes of shearling lined aviator jackets, faux fur coats!!, cocoon jackets, leather bikers and did I mention it is now acceptable to wear capes!
Personally I shall be hunting for a fur coat to wrap up in and look glamorous at the same time! Chanel has definately shown me the way although I do not think I shall be going as far as the yetti boots! For those with a little more edge there are some fabulous biker jackets and shearling aviator jackets up for grabs on the high street in topshop and h&m. The soft fur (whilst keeping out the cold) gives a delicate aspect to the bite of a biker and looks like the perfect balance!

Moving on to the most exciting thing in outerwear this season,  the cape! yes we may drape ourselves without shame in whatever style of cape takes our fancy, although I am thinking it may take a while for this trend to really take off!
The late, great Alexander McQueen!
So get hunting and find yourself a gorgeous jacket (or cape!) to ward off the cold, althoug for your own goood please stay away from the down jackets, they are not flattering for anyone!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Exhibit A

This season the hottest shoe in town is the clog, everyone seems to have been caught by the clogobsession this season and I really have no idea why! In my opinion they throw elegance out the window and are definately best left in holland! For me they are reminiscent of my childhood years and do absolutely nothing for an outfit. All the highstreet stores are championing them after following the lead of the designers and giving clogs in alll shapes and sizes; with heels, with studs, with buckles but to be honest there is nothing they can do make a clog look good!
I say ban the the clog!