Another one bites the dust

Recently it seems every new piece of news from the industry brings news of a big departure.  Emma Hill at Mulberry started the trend, closely followed by Marc Jacobs’s dramatic departure from Louis Vuitton, after which Angela Ahrendts decided to up and leave the fashion world behind; moving from Burberry to Apple and to top it off, this weekend the news that Jill Sander has yet again left the position as Creative Director of her own name brand, after having only returned just over a year ago!  Great losses on each part, however also exciting to see what they all go on to do and more importantly who becomes the lucky one to take over each of these four fashion power houses….watch this space!

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Mulberry: SS14 Look one, Emma Hill’s final bow

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Louis Vuitton: Marc Jacobs bids farewell, SS14 Look One

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Burberry: Angla Ahrendts, SS14 Look One

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Jill Sander: SS14 Look One, Jill Sander’s AW13 Bow

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SALES

Sales aren’t really my thing, especially not on Boxing Day when all I’m interested in is Bubble & Squeak and major left overs!!  This year however, after daring to look online; there are some amazing bargains!  Just in case/hypothetically if I did give in and go into town I thought I should make a short list…I narrowed it down to my top 5 sales buys:

LtoR: Mulberry Dress, Phillip Lim Boots, Jaeger Coat, Henry Holland Knitwear and Whistles Leather Top

LtoR: Mulberry Dress, Phillip Lim Boots, Jaeger Coat, House of Holland Jumper, Whistles Leather Top

Wish List from Left to Right:

  • Mulberry Full Skirt Dress in ‘Flame’ WAS: £1,500 NOW: £750  Available at mulberry.com
  • Phillip Lim Peggy Glossed Leather Ankle Boots WAS: £645 NOW: £387  Available at net-a-porter.com
  • Jaeger Italian Wool Colour Block Coat WAS: £399 NOW: £325  Available at jaeger.co.uk
  • House of Holland Zig-Zag Jumper WAS: £250 NOW: £120  Available at urbanoutfitters.co.uk
  • Whistles Colour Block Leather Top WAS: £95 NOW: £75  Available at whistles.co.uk

A little late but just in time for New Year!!!

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