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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?

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!!!

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?

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.