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Things have been feeling particularly autumninal recently. The nights are drawing in, the wind has a definite bite to it and my feet are never far from a good thermal sock.

Unless I am very much mistaken, it’s time to whip out the Winter Warmers.

I’m the first to admit I’m a continually cold person, all of the time, cold, which is why the news that faux furs, knits chunkier than a pregnant Mariah Carey and fluffy ear muffs are vogue this year is something I am getting straight on!

The deer stalker is a staple for this season and the options are endless. River Island have a delectable selection of faux fur, knitted, pom poms and those with fluffy bits on. With one of these cuddly beasts on my head, my ears will definately be staying safe from frostbite this year!

My personal favourite is an offering from ASOS, for £25 you can get this adorable hat and never be cold again!

Are you wearing yours yet?

Deer Stalking Season is Open...
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s London Fashion Week!

This basically means lots of flustered, chic fashion people running around London trying to get seats to the latest collections from the world’s biggest designers.

The Look Show is where you get to see the High Street fashion for this A/W, with the usual suspects, New Look, River Island, Next, M&S, Dorothy Perkins, Oasis, Monsoon as well as others all showing what we can expect to see in stores before much longer.

What was great about it is that it included Crystal Renn who was one of the plus sized models I blogged about ages ago who were featured in Glamour magazine, as well as Hayley Morley and Laura Catteral who caused that furore when they walked for Mark Fast a while back. So even if the high end catwalks aren’t taking plus sized shapes into account, at least the high street is embracing them!

Below I’ve picked out a few of my favourite pieces from the show, but it’s so hard to pick out just a few I recommend you head over to The Look Show micro-site where you can watch all of the catwalks and they have links for where you can buy some of the items, annoyingly lots are only available in store though, I always assumed everything went online but apparently not.

One thing I did notice though is that this A/W isn’t that different from last A/W. We were talking about leather (which there was loads of) in shorts and skirts and trousers and dresses last year, and they were prominent again this year. Stilettos and socks I blogged about earlier this year have made a welcome return, thigh high boots made a few appearances like they did last year, sequins are still about and so are fur coats. New trends however included the aviator jacket, camel and caramel hues, fur lined boots and shearling, the A/W maxi dress and a lot more loafers with a square heel as opposed to a stiletto, of which River Island have a very tempting pair of new in this week.

Marks and Spencer Limited Collection Crossover V-Neck Panel Dress £49.50

French Connection Samantha Sequins Dress £160

Dorothy Perkins Cream/black Bow Jumper £28

Next Stripe Shoulder Pad Top £32

Next Patterned Skirt £22

Next Brown Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket £75

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In Sex and the City 2 Carrie wears about 4 dresses by Halston Heritage, everyone seems to be talking about the white V-Neck one she wears in the opening scene but I much prefer the pink asymmetric Jersey one she wears whilst in Abu Dhabi which Kesha has also been spotted in.

Inevitably lots of high street version have cropped up which are far more affordable than the Halston one which costs £216 from net-a-porter, which I happen to think isn’t that bad considering it’s in one of the biggest films of the year where everyone’s eyes were on the clothes.

Even so, it’s well out of my budget which is why the Topshop and Lipsy versions are so handy! The Lipsy one is a rather obvious replica which is being promoted as a copy cat version, with a picture of Carrie next to it. Still, the colour’s very summery and it’s only £35. (Also available in black and purple.)

The Topshop one is my personal favourite though and is a more original take on Halston design. It comes in black and white (although white’s out of stock) and I think it would look best teamed with some gold jewellery and shoes.

Like this:

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I’ve created three more looks on polyvore. It’s very addictive!

The first is this pink look:

The shoes I’ve used are from a label called Freya Rose London. They specialise in very high quality, one of a kind couture shoes which use the best fabrics and materials. They do lots of wedding shoes but I like these pink corsage ones.

Pink is extremely in at the moment with lots of celebrities wearing pink hues to the Oscars and Oscar after parties, Golden Globes and the MET ball last week. One of my favourites was Emily Blunt attending the Golden Globes wearing a Dolce and Gabbana gown looking stunning but lots of others like Kirsten Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Eva Longoria.

Clockwise starting top left: Eva Longoria Parker at the Grey Goose Soho House party, New York, Kate Bosworth at the Calvin Klein Collection party, LA wearing Calvin Klein, Charlize Theron at the 2010 Oscars wearing Dior, Michelle Rodriguez at the Oscars 2010 Elton John AIDS Foundation party, Maggie Gyllenhaal at the 2010 Golden Globes wearing Roland Mouret, Emily Blunt at the 2010 Golden Globes wearing Dolce and Gabbana, Jennifer Aniston at the Bounty Hunter premiere, Paris wearing Christian LaCroix couture, Kristen Stewart at The Runaways premiere, LA wearing a Doo.Ri minidress.

Next I created a blue/grey floral look:

I’ve used some chain shoes which are very Lanvin-esque and are very in at the moment. I particularly like the necklace, you can’t really see but it says “Once Upon a Time” and fits in with the kitsch/Alice in Wonderland trend going on at the moment particularly with jewellery.

And finally I made this biker/rocky look:

This is one of my favourites. I love the Topshop Motorcycle jeans, they’ve got all the panelling and zips at the top and side, I think I NEED them,  and the scary looking shoes from Carvela. The top is from Wildfox couture who Cheryl Cole has been spotted wearing a few times as well as people like The Saturdays, the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and a few more, this cute kitten one is my favourite though.

The shoes I’ve used are from a label called Freya Rose London. They specialise in very high quality, one of a kind couture shoes which use the best fabrics and materials. They do lots of wedding shoes but I like these pink corsage ones.

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Sequin trend

Yes, sequins appear to be everywhere at the moment. From the catwalks of Balmain and Gucci, on celebrities including Lindsay Lohan wearing a pair of Gryphon gold sequinned shorts and  Amber Le Bon modelling a pair of sequinned harem pants for River Island. Jessica Simpson’s wearing a Gucci sequinned jacket on the cover of America’s Glamour magazine, they’re just EVERYWHERE!

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