Thursday, 23 December 2010

Accent Colours

 Camel became the new black last season, we've seen it in abundance during 2010 and with such a colour playing a huge feature in the fashion set, it seems fitting that accent colours are slowly filtering into our spectrum and becoming more popular. Not just camel, but red and khaki have also been very popular seasons past.

Anja here on the street and modeling for Mango.

So what's to come for the new seasons? Rust, olive and mustard seem an obvious extension from the colour trends of late and I'm really becoming drawn to them. Some of my high street favourites are on the money as usual, Topshop, Zara and Mango are producing key pieces in such shades. They're warm tones and add a pop of colour for winter, yet are still pretty and understated for summer.

Gala is always ahead of the trend.

Here's a look at some accent colour inspiration...

Clemence Posey
Lanvin Spring 11
Abbey Lee

Fendi details

Narciso Rodriguez
Aquilano Rimondi S/S11
Style by Kling
Vera Wang
Dannijo Cuff

and possibly the new season favourites come the new year. Colour blocking all the way! Whilst we know about them now I think these are great shades for the Christmas holiday season, when the colour and fabrics right it can look very luxurious! They almost have a rustic glow and undertone to them, like a burnished gold. A perfect way to add a bit of glamour to your winter wardrobe - accent colours suitable what ever the weather.

And the absolute favourite from the Spring/Summer 2011 season goes to ......

Lanvin S/S 11


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The New Classic's

Saw this image and it made me think of the classic's of our years, and how these are some recent 'It' pieces which I think are going to be around for a long time. The new classic's - which will stand the test of time.

The YSL arty ring.
available here
The Proenza Schouler satchel.
available here

Monday, 20 December 2010

Dreaming of Summer

With this biting cold winter spell we're having here in the UK at the moment I've been wishing for warmer times and dreaming of summer. So hears a nod to what lies ahead. This evening of browsing the internet and I've been re-looking at the Spring/Summer collections and wandering what they may bring and how I may be influenced - what I may be wearing; and I stumbled across the absolutely beautiful collection by Erdem.

Remember this goody? What with the Pre-Fall collections already uopn us I had forgotten how wonderful this collection was. I know probably 'the' favourite dress from the collection was that red dress, but this is mine...

I'd go as far to say that I would love this as my wedding dress! I think its a beaut! Minimalist silhouette and in white made modern with the red details but still classic in shape and lace textures.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Lula Love, Love, LOVE

I just wanted to share with you this fantastic blog, combining all the things I love; fashion, illustration, collage and styling. Lula; over at the Subject I Know Best, has become my new fashion darling, she loves to dress up and emulates some of fashions finest. Here she is as the exiting editor herself Carine Roitfeld...

And the footer

Fantastic blog!!! My new favourite. Can't believe I haven't known about it sooner

Au Revoir Carine

Fashion Icon and French Vogue's editor in chief Carine Roitfeld is stepping down! After 10 years - the phenomenal, stylish, sophisticated woman, who represented everything synonymous with Parisian style - is stepping down.

But maybe not so sad (I'm sure she won't go too far) as questions and rumours begin to surface; What will she do next? Possibly further her working relationship with Tom Ford? Who may replace her at Vogue? 

 Check out the style queen in Vogue - at her best at French Vogue. And for Carine fans in case you haven't seen this already!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Get The Look

How great are these....

I've been desperately seeking some new boots and I'm a huge fan of the Pistol Short boots by Acne as are many of you. They're slightly western in style with the perfect height and comfortable heel; what could be more practical and stylish for the winter? Sadly I cannot afford such beauts.


 But fear not, the label Sacha is selling a pair very similar, how do they get away with it? Who knows but I love them; I love it when the high-street does such great versions. If only they delivered to the UK ;-(

Get them here Sacha Shop / 2.5526 or buy the originals, at

Here's some other great boots whatever your budget....

Designer; Isabel Marant

Premium High Street; Ash @ Urban Outfitters

Budget; Tesco

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

She's done it again.

I'm literally in LOVE with this women. Thandie Newton in my eye's rarely gets it wrong and last night a the British Fashion Awards I thought she looked beautiful, not the minimalist chic we're used to from her but all the same something refreshingly beautiful. Thandie is wearing a designer I fast becoming a huge fan of Peter Pilotto.

She's a real natural beauty that doesn't rely heavily on make-up or garish clothes, she really chooses prints and patterns, that SHE wears and not wear her. Also don't you just love that the colours Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto are wearing reflecting in the mirrored background look very similar to print on Thandie's dress, clever, clever! Here's some other celebs wearing Peter Pilotto.

Also the shoes.... by Nicholas Kirkwood from the Spring 11 collections, what I would call art for your feet. Admittedly not my style, but definitely worth a share.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

All I Want For Christmas....

Dear Santa, I've been a good girl this year, all I want for Christmas...

A Topshop laptop sleeve

some wing-like earrings

something Chanel - maybe gold nails?

some vintage style underwear,

H&M are doing some great sets at the moment. I'm kicking myself for not picking up a set whilst in London recently.


 or some arm candy.

 But what I really need is.....

 A padded parka like this one from Topshop.

This cold weather's really starting to bite!

Please and Thank you

Sooze xxx