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The Most Representative Garmet – The Savvy Leather Jacket

It’s no secret that the savvy leather jacket has become the most versatile staple in anyone’s wardrobe.  A garment that is now considered “a classic” was once introduced as a trend, but because of its versatility and broad appeal, the leather jacket has worked its way into every wardrobe and always remains popular.  Traditional, general simple styling means that a true classic can be worn year after year and never date.

 A snug-fitted leather jacket is the perfect collaboration to that classic feminine flirty piece, a tunic, skinny jeans or zipped over a flimsy dress with black opaque tights for a tough/tender look.  Fun, yet functional, the end result is a collection that will eventually be a staple in your wardrobe.

 

Just remember though, the best way to wear this garment is of course how you take this piece and make it your own.  There is a jacket for everyone!

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Colour Analysis Report

Colour consultants work with clients in improving a vast array of areas where colour is of vital importance. They normally work with clients to improve their appearance, their home lives, and even their place of business. Colour consultants work to enhance moods, set tones, and accent natural beauty in a number of ways.

As a wardrobe consultant myself, colour consultancy is of particular relevance when I am working individually with clients (usually women) who want to enhance their natural looks with appropriate colours. I help clients to pick out clothing, makeup and accessories that best accent their natural hair, eye and skin colour.
My main focus is that on determining the perfect tonal/colour palette for my clients and passing this information onto them as shown in the attached Colour Analysis Reports provided to a striking warm autumn colour palette client, Mary-Lois Wilson and a soft summer colour palette, Jessica MacDonald.

 

 

Special thanks to the lovely Ms Wilson and Mrs MacDonald for sharing these reports with everyone.

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My Style

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A life of glamour and style makes everything that much more exciting and that much more appealing. I am a woman who has a deep love for all that is glamorous and embraces the new whilst appreciating a timeless style. My style combines classic timeless pieces with a hint of bohemian flair.

My love for the 70s hippie/bohemian vibe, from flares and suede jackets to kaftans and statement jewellery is inspired by my mum’s quintessential 1970s style. With her long hair, draped jackets and cheese cloth clothes, my mum’s vintage glamour and her free spirit persona has helped pave the way I dress.

My aspiration and fantasy life were further informed by style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I would get lost in watching Audrey Hepburn’s role as Holly Golightly in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s whom I’m sure has inspired women from all around the world. From the enormous sunglasses to the pearls and cocktail dress, Holly’s look is timeless and still copied today. For this reason, I have used this iconic style and incorporated wardrobe items such as the LBD and replicated outfits including the mid-length beige trench.

Looking pulled-together is a priority for me, that’s why classic, timeless pieces are important. Separates and smart, tailored styles that are transeasonal is what you will find in my wardrobe. I invest in quality classic pieces with good quality basics in the best colours for me to ensure I always look elegant and put together.

As I have a fair autumn colour palette, to complement my skin tone, I also tend to wear colours that are earthy and warm, such as camel, beige, olive, orange, gold, dark brown and even grey.

Not only do I choose styles that I love, I choose styles that complement my body shape as well.

My wardrobe staples include:

  • Several impeccably cut suits in neutral shades of navy, black, charcoal, and chocolate and extra pants and skirts for more options
  • Cashmere crewneck sweaters
  • Trench coat
  • Cocktail dress including the LBD
  • A stainless steel Gucci watch, which goes with everything
  • Black knee-length wool skirt
  • Jeans (a dark and light pair)
  • White button down shirts
  • Tunic
  • Heeled pumps and ballet flats
  • Belts
  • Oversized handbags
  • Chunky necklaces help to make outfits pop and add a touch of colour to wardrobe basics.

In the end, a gorgeous outfit is nothing without that perfect accessory. I always aim for something that elicits that wow factor be it chandelier earrings, sunglasses or a glomesh clutch in my quest to achieve that glamorous style.

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Oh La La!

With Christmas right around the corner, there is no better time than now to inject your wardrobe with a little glitter and sparkle to keep you shinning throughout the holiday season.

Glam, glitter and sparkle are just a few key words you want to keep in mind when preparing for any event this season.  This glam couture look is an essential trend for upcoming seasons thanks to an endless parade of sparkling sequins, glitter, metallic, appliqués and fringed fabrics hitting the streets of late.

From Elie Saab’s sequined dresses through to Miu Miu glittering boots, this high shine trend has reinvented itself yet again making it a big hit on the runways.

 

 

A-lister stars who favour the revival of this gleaming 70s disco trend are Kate Moss, Rachel Zoe, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Connelly, Nina Dobrev, Mila Kunis and Brooklyn Decker.

 

To avoid looking OTT, stick to the motto “less is more” to ensure you make the right fashion statement.  Modern tailoring and mixing matte fabrics can be paired with your dazzler piece to ensure this never occurs.  The aim is to ensure that you come across as sophisticated yet dramatic.

Another favorite making its way back is the ever so cute mini.  Even shorter than ever, this little number (in either metallic or a sparkling sequence) will most certainly make you the centre of attention.

If being the centre of attention isn’t your thing, then how about adding a little sparkle with embellished tights to your wardrobe in the upcoming cooler months?

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Where it all began

A vast change that has appeared in the fashion industry over the last year has been the influx of bright hue colours that flourished the autumn/winter fashion trends right through to the upcoming season of summer.

This wave of colour stems from the revolutionary red trousers having originated from last years A/W 2010-11 street style that had us seeing red from every direction including Riccardo Tisci’s head-to-toe red trouser suit in his Givenchy collection.

Red-hot trousers are yet again in full swing this season becoming as versatile as blue jeans and adding a “pop of colour” to an otherwise drab wardrobe. 

Teamed with a white T and flats for a relaxed feel, or mixed with prints and platforms for that wow factor, this bright hue, which has been interpreted into wide-leg trousers and skinnier cuts, has been spotted on many fashion-forward celebrities and fashionistas alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

So out with the fail-safe tedious black colours ladies and in with the bright hue jackets, coats and trousers, as colour is here to stay and will run for many years to come.

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Wardrobe Ideas for the Remake of Breakfast @ Tiffany’s

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