Tag Archive: AW11

Oct 05 2011

Video Loving: Anna Dello Russo For Armani

Anna Dello Russo is more than just an Editor-at-Large for Japanese Vogue, but also a blogger, fashion mannequin, designer hoarder *well she does have an apartment just for clothes*, and most of all for me she is what is great about fashion she is fun, oh and I nearly forgot she even has a Barbie in her image. So it is hardly surprising that when Giorgio Armani wanted someone to style his autumn/winter 2011 fashion film that he called in  the Italian fashionista that is ADR.

The film entitled Back Damon stars the gorgeous Karolina Kurkova and features Girogio Armani’s Boudior collection, full of exquiste evening gowns and over-the-top jewels. The inspiration for the short directed by Marco Braga is said to be the movies ‘La Notte’ and ‘Amanti’, think glamorous old Italian films and dramatic music.

Not only is Karolina the perfect model to showcase Armani, Anna even makes a cameo as an elegant lady in black, and Giorgio Armani gets in on the action as his face is printed on one of the gowns.

So anyone fancy a game of backgammon?

Sep 16 2011

Video Loving: Sorel Like You Never Seen Them Before

I love boots and the cosier the better for me, which is probably why I raved about the autumn/winter collection from Sorel back in June, and now my favourite boot the Tofino is the star of the brand’s latest video.

I have to prepare you this isn’t a video full of outdoor shots and snow, which you might stereotype with a brand like Sorel, no this is one clever and very stylish video to promote its fashion-forward approach with the amazing Tofino boot in Chili Pepper.

My love for chandeliers is growing, as is the need for me to wear a very glamorous gown and fur-trimmed boots!!!

Sep 11 2011

Hot Trend: Dune – Snakeskin Shoes


Snakeskin print was seen on the autumn/winter catwalks of Prada, Gucci and Missoni and it is a huge trend on the highstreet. With trends as striking as snakeskin I always think unless you love wearing bold, work the look with your accessories, and for me snakeskin shoes are the hottest way!

There is a lot of choice out there but I loved the AW11 collection from Dune, especially its flats vs heels in the snakeskin stakes!! You will have seen the heel in Dune’s ad campaign, it is where I first stopped it on my flick through Vogue, and how spot on is that blue/green snakeskin to what Gucci sent down the runway? But for me its those loafers that I think will look amazing dressed with skinny jeans and an oversized jumper.

Will you be working the snakeskin look?

Sep 09 2011

AW11: Bootie Love At Bertie

Few weeks ago I went to check out the new collection from Bertie at their London showroom and I think I have been dreaming about these boots ever since. As always the autumn/winter 2011 collection is very strong with lots of great designs in the boot department from funky booties to sleek knee-highs.

These beauties called Zenobia were my favourite as I just loved the brogue effect on a quirky ankle boot that also has a hiking boot vibe with the chunky laces and ski hook features at the top. As well as being available in brown they also come in black and are priced £125, I am not sure which ones I prefer more, I suppose black would go with more but the brown just looks more rugged.

My other love at Bertie has to be the wedge, they always do a great selection of heights, and I lived in my Victorian-style laced peep-toe booties until I stupidly fell over in them, and this season is no different. My favourites had to be these black pairs, first up the Provins, £119, a gorgeous wedge with contrasting leather and suede materials, which would look great paired with tights and a little black dress; and then there is the edgy Paulo B, £110, which works this season style the loafer in an ankle boot, super cute.


Sep 06 2011

AW11 Press Day: Boohoo.com – 60s Pop Meets 70s Country Girl

For me I love the idea of online shopping, and don’t get me wrong I do buy online, but only once I have checked out the real thing or trust the source, if you know what I mean. I think it is because there is so much choice in terms of websites, and then pages and pages of products on the sites, you can, and I have literally lost a days work scouting through all the new arrivals. Which is why I was so glad to have the chance to check out Boohoo.com’s autumn/winter collection at its recent press day, as it was nice to see what trends they are bringing to the site.

I think Boohoo have taken all the popular trends for autumn/winter: there were flashes of the 60s with block colour, shift dresses, cute collars and boxy separates; and 70s with a country girl vibe of bohemian long layers *yes the maxi is still going strong*, chunky knits and prints in soft tones, as well as the shaggy faux fur coats in a mixture of colours.

As well as a very cool Luxe Grunge collection, filled with black and animal print for a rock ‘n’ roll look of maxi skirts, oversized separates, sheer fabrics and funky knits. I loved this faux leather shift, with its textured panels and exposed zip detailing to the back.

One of my favourite pieces had to be this red blouse with cut-out panels and lace detailing to the back, my only worry about wearing this though is it is probably a little too cropped to the front. But paired with skinny black jeans this would be a hot look.

What did surprise me about the collection was the accessories, the footwear is filled with cute loafers, chunky boats and healed brogues, I particularly like the tan and black ones with lace tassels, and at such reasonable prices.

The bags also offer a great choice with very ladylike clasp handbags, and if you like a designer copy then you will love this very cute tiny version of the Celine tote.




Sep 02 2011

AW11 Campaign: Marks and Spencer Go For Hollywood Glamour

I know the news of Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds and model and Transformer’s actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley fronting Marks and Spencer’s latest ad campaign isn’t breaking news, but the new Autograph collection that they are fronting went live yesterday, and I just had to share.

First up, we have to discuss what a weird but actually brilliant choice it is using Ryan and Rosie; random as this is hardly the age range or glamour reputation you picture with M&S, but so right because they look amazing together and actually make a great couple. If you knew how much I loved Ryan Reynolds you would know how hard it was for me to write that as come on Rosie is one of the sexiest women on the planet *love her pout*.

But we have to remember they are fronting the Autograph collection, this is more premium and I do think younger in its audience, come on who hasn’t bought some pieces from this collection?? I think this campaign is a clear statement that yes even M&S is fashionable. I am loving what Rosie is wearing and I have my eye on that bowling bag!!

The new Marks and Spencer Autograph collection is available in stores and online now, will you be shopping the new collection?

M&S always do put a lot into their ad campaigns, and if they have such big hitters for the autumn/winter – Christmas is going to be huge. As well as R&R, the high street retailer has also signed up the gorgeous David Gandy as the new face of their Collezione  autumn collection, I do love a man on a scooter!!

What do you think of the latest campaign?

[Pics: M&S]

Aug 30 2011

Lookbook Love: Barbie Models For Irregular Choice

A few weeks back the lovely Sophie from Dust PR treated me to a sneak peek at the Irregular Choice lookbook shots, and I think I actually squealed when I saw them as they feature Barbie-like dolls *actually Sindy – but I will pretend otherwise* . Well finally I have been able to share the amazing shots promoting the footwear brand’s autumn/winter collection, which as always is eccentric and fab.

What I love about this quirky lookbook, other than of course the fabulous shoes, has to be the impeccable styling from the on trend clothing to the cool apartment. Come on hand’s up who wants an Irregular Choice gold jacket!!!

Check out IC Barbie getting ready for a night on the tiles, working her bath towel with those amazing leopard print wedge brogues with tassels, called Shinanigans – simply divine!!

This is one of my favourite shots, not only is IC Barbie wearing the most adorable and on trend poncho, but she has the most fab pair of boots on called The Beast. Is it wrong that I want this look from head-to-toe??

Even IC Barbie needs a day out of heels, and I love these bejewelled Ethel and Willy, proves that you don’t need height for glamour. I think these beauties would be perfect for fashion week.

No doubt though that IC Barbie does glamour best, and she looks fab in these wonderfully named, A Night Under the Stars sparkly heels.

My finally shot from this wonderful look book are these gorgeous Carnaby Bond boots, tassels, a block heel and laces – what’s not to love – these are top of my AW wish list. Also quite liking the ‘I Love Lamp’ skirt – very cute!!

**Sadly Barbie and doll lovers these shoes were only for the lookbook, no Barbie sizes available!!**
[Pics: Irregular Choice]
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