Everyone’s hyping Chanel’s camo nails it seems (which launch at Fashion Night Out next week) but I’m not ready to go the whole ten-fingered hog of khaki and beige. I prefer the idea of a handful of khaki or grey and the other hand a rich, bloody red – my favourite military combination – inspired by a page in Harper’s Bazaar.
Nails can be long or short and the beauty of this colour scheme is that it’s wonderfully versatile and will work with all neutral outfits including denim, black, grey, khaki, camel and, of course red.
Acne mohair sweater (above), €198, Jades24.com
Vogue is launching a new book about models. Which I am looking forward to (it’a an A-Z on models past and present with Q & As and tons of pics – OMG) and it also gives me the opportunity to share one of my favourite model pics ever. Emma Balfour by David Sims. From W magazine think. I would love to buy a print of this…*
The Faces of Fashion: Vogue Model by Robin Derrick and Robin Muir, £45, from Oct 7th.
*Apologies for the crude cropping, it’s the only example of this pic I could find
Oh how I love this short article by Lynn Yaeger in the New York Times on fashion renegades
The problem with capes is they’re going to be so ubiquitous this coming season that not looking like a victim may pose quite the challenge. Cape-jackets on the other hand (ie, wearing your jacket as a cape) are less of a risk. The best jackets/coats to cape (yes, I have decided ‘to cape’ is a legitimate verb) are ones with structured shoulders
so they don’t fall off to help give you a strong, defined silhouette. In particular, I like a boyfriend blazer, a boxy cropped jacket or a masculine coat for sitting just-so on the shoulders.
Stella McCartney boyfriend blazer, £1,175, Net-a-porter.com
Caveat! The rest of the outfit needs consideration. Keep the bottom half slim with leggings, stove-pipe trousers, shorts-n-black-opaques, straight shift dresses and stack-heeled ankle boots. No flowy midi skirts for this look.
Over to you. How would you wear a cape-jacket? Or is the whole idea preposterous?
[Top pic: Rag & Bone aw10, Style.com]
Lee from Ohboystyle has alerted me to the tuckage of hair at the Chanel Couture. What do we give this on the tuck-o-meter? I’d give it a 4 out of 10, with points deducted for lack of fullness to the hair, fussy silhouettes in the clothing and not-high-enough necklines. Harsh?
Hermes has launches a street style site and it’s a perfect lesson in how heritage luxury brands can engage with younger consumers. Fun, informative, interactive, engaging and beautiful, J’aime Mon Carre (‘I love my scarf’) uses jolie young things to demonstrate that an Hermes scarf is a versatile piece to stamp your style on.
Pics: Matt Irwin/Hermes
The cheap-chic look of the season, the hair tuck is building momentum. Seen here in the new +J by Jil Sander for Uniqlo pics, the hair is tucked into a fetching black wool jacket with popped collar. I’m still not sold on +J – I’m more a COS girl – but if I had long hair I might give this jacket a whirl. You?