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Fall 2007 Fashion

August 28, 2007

There are 10 key pieces for each season, and this fall, it is no exception.

1. The cape: a new triangular silhouette updates the silhouette and don’t forget to balance this volumous top with skinny trousers and chunky heels. Look at this cape from Jil Sander. It’s refreshing and exudes a ‘darth vader’ kinda look.

2. Super wide belts: double or triple buckled belts pull in the entire waist to give that gorgeous hourglass figure. It’s super flattering to the body, and you can wear it over a dress or a fantastic trench coat.
This belt is from Burberry Prorsum – love their collections this year.

3. A belted tunic: I think these were seen at Marni or Miu Miu. Anyways, a belted tunic can be worn over a slim fitted pencil skirt with knitted stockings and the new Prada curved patent shoes will look fierce. Also, you can wear a tunic over a turtleneck will look great too.

4. Trousers are so in this season. High waisted, slouchy, widelegged trousers are great with a slim fitted men’s shirt and chunky heels or oxfords. Another alternative is a tailored pair, which will look great with a a feminine, dressy shirt and stilletos.

5. Hats, hats, hats! Remember my post on the Lanvin hat that I bought while I was in Melbourne? Yes, it’s official: hats are in this season! They were all over the runway, from Hermes to Marc Jacobs, everyone was hat-ted.

6. Textures. Quilting was featured in so many collections, from jackets to trench coats and even patent quilted gloves that go up to the elbow (as seen in Burberry Prorsum)

7. Patent everything. Enough said.

8. Evening tanks, dresses or knits look fabulous, especially with bronze or matte silver sequins. Tres chic!

9. Pencil skirts will be worn by everyone with opague tights and oxford heels (see YSL)

10. Turtlenecks are sexy, especially the thin cashmere ones. Make sure they’re of the best quality.


3.1 Phillip Lim -Illusion shell and Wide Leg Trousers

April 15, 2007


Phillip Lim is one of my favourite designers. Sleek, clean, no-nonsense, wearable and he gets it right all the time. Isn’t this outfit superb for spring? The top is antique white, a scalloped neckline, and has a sheer back. It’s got a tie-waist too. I think the woman who will buy this outfit is someone who is a go-getter and knows what she wants. Right, the back may be a little too sheer, but a bolero/cropped jacket would work so well with this outfit. As you all know, wide leg trousers are so in at the moment. They hide a multitude of cellulite, but proportions are key – so the slim silhouette on top is a must. Perfect for work with a sharp blazer and for cocktails after – just take off the blazer, throw on some large sparkly bangles and work it with your cosmos!

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