All posts filed under: Things to wear Autumn/Winter

#Weeklyfashionedit | A gorgeous fitted dress inspired by the movie The Dressmaker

#weekly fashion edit

I’ve recently watched The Dressmaker on Netflix which was one of the best movies I had seen in a long time. Have you seen it !? Beside Kate Winslet’s acting which is always fantastic (I think!) and the few tears I shed, I was mesmerised by all the beautiful dresses in the movie, designed by Award-winning costume designer Margot Wilson. The fifties are not my favourite area (I’m more of a feel-good 70’s disco & 80’s pop kind of girl ;-) but I have to say when Winslet’s character Tilly stepped out at a local rugby match wearing a black dress similar to the iconic dress Rita Hayworth wore in Gilda, I was like “wow”. The dresses went on to get better and better. As the heroine studied with the best of the best fashion Designers in Europe, her clothes in the movie reflect the influences of mentors like Balenciaga and Dior, which is really pleasing to the eyes. Added to the great acting of the whole cast: Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis, and up-and-comer Sarah Snook, The Dressmaker …

THE EDIT Black suit & Veja trainers

THE EDIT: Black suit & Veja trainers

THE EDIT (previously named #weeklyfashionedit) is to inspire you to put together a minimalist wardrobe with fashion staples. I have recently stored my Spring/Summer clothes into a few of these stackable storage boxes. I’m ready now to re-organise my wardrobe with things to wear in Autumn/Winter. Emptying your drawers at the start of each season will help you to see the things you want to keep or get rid of. It’s like a blank canvas. Suddenly, you’re facing an empty wardrobe and it’s much easier to put back things you really want. “70% staple pieces, 30% on-trend pieces is the ratio I’m aiming for, in my wardrobe this year” Always aiming to be as minimalist as I can, I’m aiming to have fashion staples with a few on-trend items to complete the look. I want pieces that will last me for a few years. Clothes that truly reflect my style and will work for a few seasons. Based on its cost per wear, these Beckett sneakers by Isabel Marant for instance, have proven to be a great …

#weekly fashion edit: Chelsea boots

#weekly fashion edit

I discovered Cecilie Copenhagen last year on Instagram and bought this gorgeous Topanga top in black which is unbelievably sexy and stylish. As the new A/W17 collection has the just hit the stores, I spotted this beautiful Beat round neck cotton dress (1) which would be really easy to wear through several seasons. “Iconic since the 60s, Chelsea boots are a great staple for Autumn & Winter” Rather than pairing it with a pair of flat pumps, I would break the mould and wear them with a pair of classic Chelsea boots (5). I really like the feeling of wearing strong, solid boots, especially when the rest of my outfit is feminine and I’m still in love with the Chelsea boots I got last year in Paris, from Anthology Paris . There is also a few sizes left on Smallable. Unfortunately, they are khaki but sometimes when a colour is dark enough, you can get away with applying dark/black shoe cream. Church’s has also some fantastic brogues and boots for a masculine look. Regardless of where you get yours from, if you …

#weekly fashion edit 21 08 2017

#weekly fashion edit

I love fashion… I enjoy shopping once in a while. I clear my wardrobe and cupboards regularly (you can read my 15 practical, helpful tips to declutter your home) but last year I had a real overdose of consumerism just before Xmas. I know it sounds like a complete cliché and the kind of words of wisdom we find on Pinterest but after the difficult year that 2016 was, I wanted to focus on collecting moments rather than things. The ongoing“buy, buy, buy” message coming from TV ads, e-news, magazines and blogs made me angry, frustrated and unhappy. I was a real Grinch :-) I could not rejoice into the pre-Xmas frenzy and the underlying message that happiness was to be found in the latest iPhone or a new it-bag. Have you ever felt like this?? As such my weekly fashion feature “5 Things I Want Right Now!” that many of you loved, started rubbing me the wrong way so I just stopped doing it. It took me 10 months, a blog revamp and some of you telling me you used …

Leather trousers I outfit perfection

There was a very good (and rare) interview of Emmanuelle Alt in Stella magazine recently and this photo where she looked amazing, wearing leather trousers.As I bought myself a pair, I’ve put together a list of the 10 coolest leather trousers out there just for you. 1/ I’m loving these Oak with zip details leather sweat pants from Liberty. Sadly I know they wouldn’t suit my figure, however they would be perfect for my friend Catherine who is tall and wear leather trousers and red lipstick like a fashion icon.2/ These from Mango, have a similar cut and are a lot more affordable.2/ The ones I really want are these Liv leather leggings, which are made of soft stretch leather and would look very chic with any of my linen t-shirts from Zara.3/ If you’re slim, these Acne black skinny leather trousers are the way to go.4/ If you are super slim, try these J.Brand super skinny leather trousers.5/ More into style and comfort, check out the Aldrige leather trousers from Baukjen (30% OFF)6/ Go wild and make a statement with these …

the jumpsuit | outfit perfection

Given how many jumpsuits I have in my wardrobe, I thought it was time to write about it!I don’t think I ever found anything so versatile. It’s feminine, practical, easy to accessorise and very sexy with the right shoes. © Horses Atelier The working mum in me, probably wears them a bit too often now (hence the required ownership of several) but frankly they go with everything! So here is a round up of my favourite models and shoes to go with it. Plain Jumpsuits1/ My latest acquisition is this jumpsuit in blue denim. I was actually trying something on at Scotch & Soda when Elodie emailed me a photo of the jumpsuits she was trying in Paris and I ended up ordering it online in the changing room. Big LOVE! The fabric is soft, light and I love the denim colour for the Summer. 2/ For a more stylish look, this black Shreela jumpsuit by Malene Birger is one of my fav. It looks very chic and will perfect with any of clutches I mentioned here.3/ This Elisa jersey jumpsuit by …