By combining dark greens and deep berry tones with more neutral creams and rich browns, the colour pallete at Coach made this collection an instant winner for me.
Offering a mixed bag of gorgeously tailored suits, cosy cashmere coats and warm accessories in an array of colours, from dark greys and navy blues to pops of bright yellows and cobalt blue, this collection (as usual) did not disappoint.
This campaign is simply stunning and is mainly why I’m so sold on this as one of my favourites, not forgetting the actual collection, of course.
Pringle of Scotland
A chunky knit layered on top of more chunky knit is a definite winner for me, especially when combined with more structured outerwear.
As the latest inspiration for the Met Gala I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at the designs of Charles James, the ‘First American Couturier’. Known for his somewhat hefty dresses (his heaviest dress was 18 pounds) that emphasised a women’s figure, the designer favoured the use of silk, organza and velvet and championed many newer styles, like the strapless dress, Pavlovian Waistband and the Figure Eight skirt, as well as inspiring the New Look that is most often associated with Christian Dior. The designer reworked all of his original designs and is most known for his ball gowns, quilted jackets and fur/embroidery trimmed capes and coats.
So,with all of this said it is pretty clear what kinds of designs we can expect the fashion elite to be wearing at tonight’s Gala- I’m thinking lots of Old Hollywood Glamour, from full skirts to figure hugging dresses!
Here’s a look at some of James’ designs:
Ever since Alexa Chung was pictured showing off her personalised locket from Loquet London it was clear that simple, keepsake jewellery was about to make a massive comeback.
But with these beauties costing up to £1000 (they’re filled with personal charms and birthstones) I think they are a little out of my price range. So, instead, I’ll be rocking this trend in true sentimental style- by wearing a locket given to me by my lovely grandmother!