Make the season your own and wear Aviator jackets with skinny jeans, perhaps personalized with Slavonic or fur trim boots and a hat of your choice.
Choose from a Baker Boy cap to Cossack Fur to pompom decorated knit, Beanies or Berets.
Hairstyles and Head Looks are
changing. Not only is black as a fashion garment colour back, but so too is blonde as a
hair colour. Some of us never gave up being a blonde and never will.
The look of the cool screen starlet blonde needs glamorous groomed hair. The tousled
Boho look is moving on to glossy slick smooth hair with
chignon dressing. Grow your hair so you can wear it ballerina
style in a classy chignon or even a more adventurous split Butterfly
chignons. Think Grace Kelly and Lauren Bacall and mix smooth untangled
voluminous abundant curls at shoulder level with sleek crowns with side
Concentrate on getting a sleek little updo as flaunted by Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and the ever glamorous Gwen Stefani. Think sleek, shiny and
long. If long is your ideal remember it is likely to take 2 years to grow hair so consider adding real extensions or clip in extensions. Or opt for the more tousled look of 60's icon Brigitte
Bardot - even a little bouffant is acceptable and it will balance that puffball look should you decide to follow the fashion.
Asymmetric bob styles look classy in a modern way and the asymmetric cut of
substantially longer hair cut on one side than the other is set to take off.
Simple bobs like that
Erin O’Connor with her glossy black bob is perfect if you cannot see
yourself as a pouting blonde. Instead be a 20s screen siren Louise Brooks style.
60s fringes and blunt cuts.
Hair style trends change all the time and much of the
change is how an
individual’s hair reacts to a particular celebrity cut in a different
manner as no stylist is constantly retouching the style. So the
street version is always slightly different.
Hairbands and Barrettes
Pretty up your hair with hair accessories, combs, barrettes, decorative
bobby pins, clips, butterflies and
hair bands. Yes hair bands. Claire's Accessories are selling
hair bands in suede effects although these are wider than usual. They
60s style with some hair height at the crown.
Bags are incredibly important
accessories now every season. Bags are the designer’s
means to make long term sales. Many accessory sales form the backbone of
a designer’s profits. A great bag like the Kelly or the newer Roxanne
just evolves into new colours and can sell long term. Designer rip offs
are therefore frequent and because of this many designers are now taking
action and suing those who copy.
The must have bag is this
bag right - expect to part with around £600 to £6000 dependant on the
skin used if you can get one.
fluctuates dependant on the skin/hardware used for the most expensive
There are so many
companies competing for your money for a bag that even River Island has
abandoned plastic in favour of well made leather bags. A recent browse
round one of their shops was surprising and there were many bags that looked
like they were very similar to those in Russell and Bromley. The
difference is the price. A River Island leather bag is around £40 whereas a
Russell and Bromley bag is priced around £150 to £300.
Read about 'cheaper, less expensive' fashion
want a 'name' a Mulberry leather Bethany
bag is around £350 and a Mulberry Roxanne is £595 or over $1000.
A Marc Jacobs luxury leather Tote bag costs even more at £795/$1150.
Gucci has been reinventing the famous Gucci logo on bags.
Right the $1600
Gucci’s new Guccissima is a bag with a skin impressed with the Gucci logo.
Notice how large bags are becoming.
Another bag strap of note is the horse brass embellished strap from Stella
McCartney. As the recent married mum Miss McCartney lives within the
same county as me, I suspect she has been strongly influenced not only by
her own love of animals but also by the number
of race horses exercising one cannot fail to see when out in the
Elsewhere the equestrian touch is evident in other areas this autumn again,
such as in belts and leather hair ornaments as well as expensive looking
country influenced clothing. By next year expect to see lots of
stirrup buckles on saddle bags and also stirrup necklace pouches.
The staples of equestrian are the finest
cashmere knits, subtlest tweeds and plaids and checks, distressed leather,
suede, moleskin and corduroy. Fall colours of deep aubergine browns,
burnt caramels through olives really favour this country look.
Consider also opting for a shoulder bag which looks fresh and new.
However avoid digging out an old shoulder bag as new shoulder bags have a
different look to them and are like envelopes turned sideways so they are
long and narrow. Check out your local store for the latest
variations. Marks and Spencer has a very nice leather deep brown
tassel bag in its limited collection at £89.
Tweed bags are also abundant and here in this image below, tweed is combined
by Boden to create this slouch bag.
After flip flops we had the wedge and now we move onto
winter boots. Boots are such important pieces this season that I
advise you to buy a pair early and forego waiting for the sales. Not
only will you get the autumn style you want and the best choice of boots, but you
can happily wear them all fall and find you capture this autumn's look twice
as fast as without boots.
Look out for boots with laces, stud eyelets, knee boots,
crocodile boots, wearable pirate/highwayman cuffed boots that stop at the
knee, boots with fur cuffs, boots with fur up the sides, moccasin slouch
boots with ikat and Inca designs, boots with grommets and biker buckles,
Shearling and fur topped elegant boots.
Suede boots come in in rich brown, leather boots in metallic effect
with chocolate, bronze, copper or pewter tones.
Skin textures such as pony skin are also available.
Flat boots, heeled boots, wedge boots are all out there.
Take your pick, but always remember the average woman wears boots a few
seasons. So unless they are a ridiculously good buy, priced between £69 and
£75 as Marks and Spencer styles, then most of
us will want them to blend in with next years fashion too. The more
you pay for boots the more you should opt for a safer style.
If rivet boots are what you seek then L K Bennett have rivet
stud leather boots at £199.
Alternatives to the ugg boot are Inca styled boots with Aztec and ikat
embroidery of diamonds and zigzags. Peruvian style trapper boots with embroidery
and ties with pompoms in fur or leather thong work take over from Uggs.
In the last few seasons, jewellery has made a welcome return
after those dull minimal days of nothing, but tiny diamond ear studs.
After a summer of vibrant ethnic inspired jewellery, Dior
showed massive ornate jewellery and extensive long chandelier earrings for
Fall 2005/6. Exotic colours in jewels are perfect for the rich autumn
colours we will mostly be wearing so read more about jewellery trends on
the next page in Part 2 of Jewellery Accessories for Fall 2005/6.
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