Catwalk Chaos with our Favourite Supers….
Remember that scene in Sex and the City, Carrie falls in Dolce and is labeled ‘Fashion Road Kill’? Thought so, well it would appear that SJP is not the only one to fall on the runway; even the ever so graceful supers occasionally take a tumble. Proving that they are only human **thank god** see some of the biggest names in fashion trip, fall and stumble down the runway. Our particular favourite is Natasha Poly wearing a Zac Posen dress which you can coincidentally buy here.
1. Theory Longline Cotton Blend Jacket, Sz 6, £170
2. Sonia Rykiel Leather Shoulder Bag, £375
3. By Malene Birger Leopard Print Scarf, £55
4. Twenty8Twelve Georgie Stretch Cotton Vest, Sz 8, £45
5. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Low-Rise Jeans, Sz 10, £80
6. Prada Leather Fur Shearling Boots, Sz 39, £245
THE COVETIQUE GIFT GUIDE
Define your style:
I really love boxy clean silhouettes, with lots of tactile elements and minimal accessories. I never like to be overdressed, so I’m a great fan of luxe casual staples which can be layered up whatever the weather.
My best friend has such a great feminine style and I know she would just love this Moschino scarf to layer over her cropped leather jackets and silk camisoles.
Under £100: Christmas just isn’t Christmas without lashings of cosy knits. I’ve always debated giving my mother a lumpy knit to get her back for all those years, but I think I’ll just settle for this super soft lambswool APC knit, Christmas spirit and all that.
Under £200: I would love this to be waiting for me under the Christmas tree. From the ostrich-textured leather to the sleek metal corners, this Alexander Wang wallet would make the perfect addition to both day and night looks.
Describe your style: Colour, prints, metallics, give me anything obnoxiously ostentatious and I’m there. I’m partial to showing off my pins, juxtaposing fitted pieces by wearing them with looser garments.
As jewellery is usually the go-to, fail-safe present, trim the neck of any female acquaintance with this beady number. DAY Birger et Mikkelsen’s quirky design aesthetic is not lost in the fringe feature that will jazz up every ensemble.
Under £100: Throw-on-and-go styles are always a winner in my book, plus the metallic shoulder trim totally appeals to my magpie tendencies. I’d give this flattering IRO dress to a close female relative so they can look good while they stay warm.
Under £200: Shoes as a present is always a niche gift purchase, so save these Camilla Skovgaard babies for one of your close friends. Tailor to their enviably edgy style, and grant their feet utter walking comfort courtesy of the wedge heel and butter-soft leather.
WEEKEND STYLE INSPIRATION
With winter’s grip firmly in place it’s not too early to get into that festive mood, we’ll be heading down to the bright lights of Liberty’s Christmas shop to well and truly indulge in all the pre-Xmas delights. Before dining out at east London’s freshest seafood pop-up, with lashings of moules and a side of prosecco, to give us the strength to lug all those glitter encrusted and blanket stitched X-mas ornaments home.
Where: Window shopping at Liberty and basking in the festive spirit of their Christmas lights.
Eat: Mussels, Mussels and more Mussels at Mussel Men - the new east London pop-up on Kingsland Road.
Drink: Prosecco - The perfect seafood accompaniment!
With: The Boy - to help carry all those newly acquired Christmas decorations.
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A MATCH MADE IN MILLINERY
The famed relationship of British millinery giant, Philip Treacy and the late Vogue Fashion Editor, Isabella Blow, is not only world renowned, but is now being honoured by Somerset House. The exhibition, ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ celebrates the eccentric aesthetic of the fashion guru, and includes a large selection of equally avant-garde pieces from Treacy’s portfolio.
With the exhibition opening today, it’s only appropriate to revel in Treacy’s ingenuity. Clearly, Ms. Blow saw the talent in Treacy long before the fashion world had time to catch up, when she took him under her wing during her time at Tatler as Style Editor. So, let’s pay our respects to Blow’s eye for style by donning one of his lauded chapeaus.
What? You are yet to have a Treacy hat as part of your personal fashion collection? Fear not, because you can:
THE WARM FUZZIES
Come out, come out wherever you are: Jack Frost’s chilly winter weather is positively calling out to your closeted cashmere. With the recent drop in temperature, there is no reason to ignore his cries any longer. What are Covetique’s recommendations for cashmere-wearing? However you’d like, however you’d like. It’s as simple as that, because cashmere’s versatility is second-to-none.
If you’re partial to a preppy aesthetic, opt for a prim-and-proper ensemble Alexa Chung style. More a gal-on-the-go? Try mixing hard with soft as expertly as Carmen Kass and Emmanuelle Alt. And if you’re channelling your inner head honcho, emanate sleek elegance in true Olivia Palermo manner.
Whichever way you don your cashmere, regardless of the form it assumes, the answer is always going to be ‘yes,’ for there is no incorrect way to wear this deliciously toasty, luxuriously soft textile. Enjoy it’s ‘warm fuzzy’-giving capabilities, and:
Undoubtedly this season’s sweetest hue from a bold colour-pop fuchsia to a subtle dusty rose, there isn’t a hue we don’t love.
From layering up nudes with molten gold accents to anchoring fluid pink silks against chunky navy knits, the key to this look is tactile combinations. Combine an elegant fur with an edgy leather, contrast a feather-weight silk to a chunky knit and clash a deep rose against a sunny yellow for effortlessly balanced winter style. Shop our saccharine styles»>
PARTY GARB GOSPEL
Give the fashion crowd a run for their money this party season by opting for one (or more) of Covetique’s favourite festivewear trends. At your next event, try: decorating yourself in high-shine dresses; ensuring that you’re well-trimmed in frills; or wrapping up that feminine form of yours in a silhouette-skimming ruched dress style.
Mirror the frost outside and don a glistening, shimmery party dress. In addition to your glittery personality, metallic hues and lustrous, satin sheens will definitely keep all eyes focussed on you.
For all of those pesky, self-diagnosed ‘problem’ areas (that aren’t actually problem areas), large flounces and ruffles will conveniently divert attention away from body bits causing you insecurity. Use your skills for distraction by highlighting your best physical assets with tiers and frills.
Finally, exploit the bandage dress’s capacity for figure-flattery and fool even the fiercest of onlookers. Gathered styles, particularly those ruched at the waist, will guarantee that you’re looking your absolute finest; they are a must-have for any evening occasion.
This is the festivewear gospel according to Covetique. We’ve taken care of the dress code, now you take care of the partying. Let the good times begin.
Designer Focus: Stella McCartney
Epitomising the very best of British design with tactile wools and clean cut tailoring, Stella McCartney is the hero brand to take you from on to off-duty in the most effortless fashion. And what with winter fast approaching we just can’t help but reach for lashings of McCartney’s signature houndstooths, lambswools and luxurious cashmere knits.
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