For all the fanfare around puffy jackets and duvet coats, it has to be said – they don’t suit everyone. I was reminded about this at the weekend at the sight of a diminutive soul in her blue Bacofoil number, hoisted slightly askew a la Vetements, but not really fooling anyone. No wonder then that the sensible stalwart, the trench coat, is more popular than ever, on and off the catwalk.
These Trademark AW16 look book pictures are giving me flashbacks to my German au pair Uschi (she of the classic Vuitton shoulder bags). It’s partly the model and partly the combo of flares, mules and sensible polonecks. OK, I’ll pass on the flares (not with my diminutive proportions) and you know how I feel about mules, but there are so many other things to love in this collection.
For starters, yes please to the wrap-over quilted jacket with its cute but maddeningly impractical tie-up sleeves. (more…)
It feels like we’re in for a classic Christmas this year. The beauty brands are pushing luxe nudes and red lips and the jewellers are highlighting their iconics pieces. As for Burberry, it’s all about the essential trench, Burberry check cashmere, cream boxes tied with satin ribbon, and romantic London snow scenes (funny how snowy weather never looks this lovely in my part of London). Hell yeah, I’m sold… (more…)
High street raincoats and trench coats are all very well. They no doubt look the part and some can be nicely made, but for long lasting and properly weather proofed trench coats, I prefer to buy from the originators. (more…)