Posts Tagged ‘New Look’

Clockwise starting in the top left: McHappy Heimer by Vassana M. on Lookbook.nu, American Apparel knee high socks £8, American Apparel thigh high socks £13, New Look Preppy Cricket jumper £19.99, New Look Preppy Knit Cardigan £22.99, River Island Pink Long Sleeve Varsity style cardigan £34.99, Sweetheart by Agnes R. on Lookbook.nu, BaronJon Converse “All Star” High Top Trainers £36.99, Topshop Baseball Bomber Jacket £40, Next Navy Sweat Varsity Jacket £28, Aritzia Varsity Cardigan $85

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Following London fashion week last week there is no doubt that the fabric du jour is leather.

Various collections incorporated it heavily in the form of trousers, skirts and jackets including David Koma, Burberry Prorsum, Holly Fulton and Marios Schwab. Celebrities of late have also been wearing it both to events and casually.

See, I told you:

Celebrities in leather

First: Kate Moss attending Alexander McQueen Memorial Service

Second: Whitney Port in NY

Third: Alexa Chung attends Yves Saint Laurent belle D’opium fragrance launch

Fourth: Twilight star Ashley Greene doing promotion in London

Fifth: Emma Stone at VMA awards (I’ve already wikipedia-ed it, she was Jules in Superbad and was in The House Bunny, she looks really different now…)

And on the catwalks:

Leather on the catwalk lfw 2010

First: Burbery Prorsum, there was a helluva lot of leather in this collection

Second: David Koma

Third and Fourth: Marios Schwab

Fifth: Holly Fulton, I love the canary yellow leather she used in this dress with the martini glass design, very different.

I like the skater skirts which were featured in Holly Fulton’s collection, it makes leather look a bit less seedy than a tight pencil skirt would and is more wearable. There’s loads of leather available on the high street at the moment, my favourites being a black Oasis dress and a short faux leather skirt for just £20 from misguided.co.uk, bargain! I’ve created a couple of leather looks below:

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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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