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Buy it now: AW13 first drop



As is the rule, the hottest British weather is accompanied by fresh in-store deliveries of, well, knits, boots, scarves and socks. So here are my picks of the new autumn collections that you could wear now, after sundown should you so wish (although ideally not all at once). My vote goes to the Carven sweater and Matthew Miller ‘Born To Fail’ men’s top – especially teamed with J.W. Anderson’s ample skirt. Plus a bit of equestrian detail (on the Village England bag – new label alert!) is always welcome for the summer-autumn switchover…

Village-EnglandMatthew-Miller-menswearElyona Wolf Badger
Burberry Carven-aw13APC-socks
JWA Moda OperandiTabitha-simmons-aw13River-Island-Ring

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Village England bag, £165; Matthew Miller men’s top, £195; Elyona ear cuff, £133
MIDDLE: Burberry scarf, £295; Carven jumper, £320; APC socks, £25
BOTTOM: J.W. Anderson skirt, €755; Tabitha Simmons boots, £815; River Island ring, £15



Buy it now: new spring things



This winter I did really well on the jumper front so for now I can ease off on the knitwear buying. That said, I’m very drawn to Stella’s fruit salad chevron stripes and these Maria La Rosa socks. For tapping into the big 60s monochrome story, Motel’s block-striped top will come in very useful, both with tailored skirts (like Carven’s lush poppy red one) and boy fit jeans. Its loosely cut proportions are very flattering and the zip at the back makes it slightly more dressy. While the skinny cigarette heel is making a huge comeback, chunky heels and flatforms are still best for everyday city living – preferably dipped in silver or gold…



ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Stella McCartney top; Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric; Marni shoes
MIDDLE: Olympia Le Tan book clutch; Motel top; Nina Peter gloves
BOTTOM: Maria La Rosa socks; Carven skirt; ASOS flatforms



Carven for Petit Bateau launches today on Farfetch.com



Fashion collaborations are standard these days, but some are a better fit than others. So how’s this for a perfect match? Carven meets Petit Bateau in a capsule collection of gamine tops, dresses, polo-bodies and detachable collars. Just beautiful. The collection launches today exclusively on only three etail sites (until 4th December when it goes on general release). (more…)



Buy it now: Summer days






News just in: summer has arrived – cue Stella beach stripes, Mary Katrantzou florals and Carven zigzags. But let’s not forget the inevitable nightly chills, hence a Kenzo sweater and Chloe boots. Plus Essie fuschia nails and Prism sunglasses to finish…

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Stella McCartney shorts, £475; Prism sunglasses, £265; Essie nail polish, £7.99
MIDDLE: Natan shoes, £249; Mary Katrantzou jacket, £1,404; Lanvin bracelet, £359
BOTTOM: Kenzo sweater, £365; Chloe boots, £815; Carven shirt, £355

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