Solange’s Summer

There is one artist I cannot wait to see hanging around the festivals this year and that is (in my opinion) a lady that defines ‘cool’; one of the most unique and stylish figures of recent years….Solange Knowles!  Not only is her Tune ‘Loosing You’ one my favourite songs and videos Ever but her style is literally to die for.  Most recently she rocked Field Day Festival in a monochrome trouser suit that most would find impossible to pull off.  In fact her colourful, pattern heavy, clashing outfits would look too try hard on anyone else, but she is just too cool and always looks effortlessly chic!!  Check out her blog MyDamnBlog, one look at the images of her friends hanging out, her band chilling and most importantly her wardrobe and you just want to be in her gang!!  Maybe, if I donned an AW12 Prada trouser suit she would let me join in….please?!

Solange in EW Magazine By Ruven Afandor

Solange and Dev Hynes taken from 'mydamnblog'

Solange and Dev Hynes taken from ‘mydamnblog’

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Pinafore Watch

Wanted – Topshop Boutique Leather Pinafore.  Pinafore’s can have both good or bad connotations dependant on your experience of them at school; luckily mine happen to be all good and I cannot resist the perfect wardrobe staple.  Step forward Topshop who have yet again delivered with a variety of on-trend options.  They have, in fact outdone themselves this year with the best selection of pinafore’s I’ve seen since my mum came back from the school shop with one in each colour!  Easy and chic, smart or casual; whatever you fancy a pinafore will fit the bill, perfect for Christmas day perhaps.

However, beware: No one wants to look like an extra from St Trinian’s….A pair of clumpy (preferably MiuMiu) boots, chic polo-neck, statement bomber and little beanie (for added warmth) will ensure you look more fashion cool than fashion school!!

Topshop does the Pinafore (From top left):  Boutique Leather Pinafore, Zip-down Cord Pinafore, MOTO Cord Pini, Boutique Leather Pinafore.

Topshop does the Pinafore (From top left): Boutique Leather Pinafore in Bottle Green, Zip-down Cord Pinafore, MOTO Cord Pini, Boutique Leather Pinafore in Black

Find All Topshop Pinafores here

Strong Look (From Left):  Mulberry, MiuMiu boots, MiuMiu Catwalk, MiuMiu Loafers, Cara Delevingne, Carhatt Beanie, American Apparel, Topshop Street Style, Carhatt Bobble Beanie

 

No Sweat

Possibly one of the easiest trends on the A/W12 catwalks was the good old fashioned sweatshirt!  From 90’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ style at Kenzo to impressive sculptured pieces from Balenciaga; topped off by one of the most covertable items of the season – the Balmain embroidered sweatshirt, the optimum of understated chic.  With pieces like this on offer, there should be no excuses this season….

Look 17, Kenzo RTW A/W12

Rosie Tapner, Balenciaga A/W12 Campaign photographed by Steven Meisel

Nadja Bender, Look 1, Balmain RTW A/W 2012

Mossy’s Still Got It….

As proven by the A/W12 Rag&Bone campaign Kate Moss is still up there with the best of them! Looking effortless as ever, shot by Craig McDean; wandering the streets of Kentish Town, London and if you can make Kentish Town look good….

Kate Moss for Rag&Bone A/W12 by Craig McDean

Kate Moss for Rag&Bone A/W12 by Craig McDean

Pictures courtesy of fashiongonerogue.com