Archive | January, 2013

Ladylike Jacquard

20 Jan

I have literally been lusting over these Zara trousers for ages now so when I spotted them in the sale I had to snap them up.

Perfect for a matinee show at the movies teamed with a white H&M oversized tee and H&M black satin slippers.

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I teamed my fancy trousers with a cute neon initial necklace from Primark and

Marc Jacobs Eiffel Tower & Heart charms on a long gold chain.

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The weather was snowy so I wrapped up warm in a Zara wool coat and

cozy men’s Ralph Lauren scarf.

Love H x

If I Were A Boy

20 Jan

I’m looking at my man and already forming lovely images in my head of him decked out in some of the looks created on the runway and I have Spring and Summer still to go… am I getting ahead of myself? Oh well, I enjoy looking to the future and here are my favorite looks pour Homme.

At Balmain there were subtle and more obvious references to Chinese traditional styling throughout the show, this luxury layered outfit looks so off-duty decadence with its crumpled jeans. The layers upon layers of soft wool are perfect with the beautiful teal jersey top sporting its very own oriental inspired Mandarin collar.

Balmain Menswear Fall 2013

The Emporio Armani show had almost 100 different looks and with the sheer quantity you would be hard-pushed to not find something you loved. Armani pushed his own traditionalist boundaries with this modern collection full of futuristic fabrics that were molded into sharp tailored cuts and soft, cushioned shapes. This unusual sweater with big nestling turtle-neck and on-trend grey slacks was one of my favourite looks.

Emporio Armani Menswear Fall 2013

Slouchy mis-matched pinstripes, tough zipped-up boots with geek glasses and rebel hair! This look at 3.1 Phillip Lim screamed nerd gone bad and the asymmetrical draped lapels with leather binding showed a strong retaliation to the traditional suit jacket.

3.1 Philip Lim Menswear Fall 2013

Alexander McQueen learnt his trade on Saville Row and Sarah Burton has well and truly done him proud with this immaculate menswear collection. The models had wonderfully slick, waved hair and their faced were covered with transparent suffocating plastic, they seemed to breath only through their attire.

Overall this collection looked traditional but there were small details that the pioneering McQueen would have loved. The pinstripes on this big luxurious overcoat fade towards the hem, they twist in an ever so modern fashion on the arms and the collar swathes the neck in fabric with a seriously unconventional cut. Wonderful.

Alexander McQueen Menswear Fall 2013

I am in love right now with Black Watch tartan and it seems Valentino loves this rich fabric too. He hit my fashion marker with this stunning, beautiful, sharp suit and fluid green leather mac complete with matching tartan lining. If I were a man, I would almost certainly be a Valentino man.

Valentino Fall 2013 Menswear Collection

Love H x

Seventies Spring

2 Jan

Christmas was wonderful as ever but as the over-indulgence starts getting everyone down and the only talk in the office circulates around points, sins, macrobiotic this and fat-free that I always get an over-whelming urge to skip a couple months to rejuvenating spring time.

Now is the time to look ahead and whilst we may still be wearing our winter coats there is nothing wrong with a little Sun kissed escapism of the mind.

Seventies styling seems to have been flitting about the imaginations of designers as they created their spring/summer and resort 2013 collections. This stunning double-breasted, flared, brilliant white trouser suit at Celine has me dreaming of strolling along the banks of the French Riviera.

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These diaphanous wide legged trousers at Chloe teamed with the crochet knit delicate sweater seem so modern day Little House on the Prairie, I am in love with this laid-back, glamorous hippy-vibe.

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Gucci had their very own blend of glamorously grown up seventies flair with low cut, floor length dresses and the most beautifully cut camel trousers.
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I can barely wait till spring to start wearing this look so I’ll be sporting a colour palette of nudes and minks whilst lounging in plush cocktail bars waiting for the rain to subside. Here are some high-street items to get groovy in.
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Blouse, River Island
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Trousers, Mango
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Jumper, Topshop
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Sandals, Topshop

Bring on the sunshine, New buds and baby chicks… I am so over winter
Love H x