December 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
Last week I produce a scarf edit dedicated to how cold it is outside. Well it only got worse in the last few days and I decided it’s time to talk warmer garments – let’s talk winter parkas. Last season I purchased a light parka for those chilly spring evening (actually thanks to horrific few months that we in London call summer, I ended up wearing it much more than planned). And since now I need a parka update to suit the cold, and also thanks to the suggestion of blog’s frequent reader Daria M, who was also lost for choice over her winter outerwear, I searched for hours to bring you the best parkas from both top designer brands and high street favourites. Also notice the colours: you can go for the classic khaki colour as in the first set of chosen parkas, or you can opt for less obvious versions of the second set that include blue, grey and even printed multicoloured one. The only criteria that stays common with all the choices below (click on the name of your favourite to be redirected to the website for better look and purchase) is the warmth, because, well, baby, it’s cold outside!
1. Burberry Brit Raccoon-Trimmed Cotton-Blend Parka, £850
2. Weekend by Maxmara Solista Coat, £500
3. Topshop Luxe Nylon Parka, £98
4. ASOS Oversized Hooded Parka, £80
5. Army Fur Fur Trim Cotton Gabardine Parka, £1041
6. Selected Oversized Army Parka, £173
7. Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Ethnic Print Coat, £311
8. River Island Black Double Layer Parka, £100
9. Project Singleseason, £753
10. Burberry Brit, £839
11. Army by Yves Salomon Coyote Hooded Parka, £1242
12. Sam. Campus Wool Coat, £587
October 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Thigh high boots have recently reemerged as a new hot fashion item. And it is not just one brand – they are everywhere. Burberry has the pointy high heeled black leather boots, Dior made its biker boot into a thigh high (my favourite designer version, I must admit), Givenchy has a pointed Mary-Jane stretched jersey boots and Christian Louboutin has brown military-looking Chasse boots.
And while the designer versions mentioned above are absolutely stunning they will set you back by at least £800. So if you want to follow the hot trend on the budget I found a perfect Thigh High on the high street (on the picture above):
BUNNY2 PU Stretch Thigh High Boots in black for just £75 from http://www.topshop.com. Great size of the heel – not too high allowing comfortable wear for hours. Love, love, love!
September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
There is one trend this autumn that is making me very happy. The cape is back. Last time capes were really ‘in’, it was 2008. And by the time I bought a perfect Thomas Burberry one (yes that Burberry line that was stopped for underperforming in recession in 2009) the capes were already ‘out’.
So now that it seems we have at least a season to run around the city wearing one I dug out my classic dark grey wool cape that has been patiently waiting for its moment to shine. And if you do not keep clothes around for as long as me you should invest into one. How about this Burberry Brit cape available from net-a-porter for £595?