Five ways to wear orange now

Orange has been declared the ‘it’ colour for SS11. But I say why wait? Why not start rocking orange now, in a delicious, red-tinged version of the hue for cold days and pumpkin tones for toasty gatherings round the radiator log fire?

5 ways to wear orange now:

1) A fiery orangey-red matt lip. For Ohne Titel SS11, Gucci Westman used Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren, available from the Fire & Ice collection this November.

2) Celine’s orange Classic Box bag – no explanation required

3) A darling Hermes what-not. (Who cares what you buy, it’s all about the orange box)

4) Ellie Tahari’s tangerine-coloured cardigan to button up over a silk print floppy-bowed blouse

5)  Solange Azagury-Partridge’s 18 carat carrots ring – match it to your Sainsbury’s carrier bag while you await  Jil Sander’s SS11 version…

[Top image: Tommy Ton
Bottom image: The Sartorialist]

Military nails

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.

This also chimes in with the happy news that Revlon is reviving its iconic red, Fire & Ice. Try this with Barry M’s grey nail paint, a good, flat grey with no sparkles.

Haul vloggers: the next target for fashion brands?

Is it me or is anyone else obsessed with haul videos? What’s a haul video? It’s a vlogging phenomenon whereby (mostly) teenagers shop at the mall then go home and video themselves talking through what they bought. And, er…that’s it. But this simple concept is taking America by storm. (more…)