We Went to the Theatre

Don't be an amateur when it comes to making a look dramatic. Take a leaf from the curling velvet curtains of the movies, and lavish in it's riches of culture. Vintage Style.

Something that hasn't really come back around, in recent memory, is the skirt suit as eveningwear. I think this comes down to a desire to put as much individuality and creativity in our outfits as possible. To don a simple dress or a matching suit doesn't display the same kind of flair as to don an assortment of mis-matching pieces and manage to bring them together in a stylish and unique way. Part the influence of the street style phenomenon, and driven by the internet in general, the desire to pick-and-mix our outfits - high end mixed with low end, vintage mixed with new, casual mixed with formal - is a relatively new and certainly an ongoing one. Does that preclude the skirt suit from making a comeback? Not really - what goes around, comes around, after all.

Shop The Look
www.boohoo.com, £20
www.Topshop.com, £100
www.missselfridge.com, £40
www.rarefashion.co.uk, £5
www.topshop.com, £150
www.peacocks.co.uk, £50

Hot! Trend:Leggy with width

Make your trousers wide with this new mini trend...

www.boohoo.com, £18
www.topshop.com, £55
www.missselfridge.com, £40
www.desireclothing.co.uk, £12
www.theoutnet.com, £30

DIY Love: Tee

Make your tee shirt a one-off with our handy tips:)

Rips: Make it shabby, gothic and utterly outrageous by adding artful slashes in your tee. Take a piece of chalk and pinpoint where the tee go's over your chest. Then, taking a knife or scissors, rip's the tee upwards, sideways, horizontally, making sure the rips are quite long to avoid the tee looking like it's been chomped on by the dog. Avoid the chest if you want a less revealing look.

Sequins: Sequins are easy to sew on and can be used with slashes to create a textured effect. Determine where you want the attention to be brought to on your tee (i.e. sleeves) and start to sew them on in clusters round that area. Any colour can be used.

Netting/ Lace: for a much more unique and individual look, go for netting or lace. sew it on the inside of the tee( so turn in inside out), unless you want the netting to have the raw edge on show, do it on the outside. Try to keep the stitch neat if it isn't the same colour as the netting or lace.

Tie Dye: One of the easiest of all, tie dye can make a tee shirt look boho and chic. Choose a few colours (bearing in mind choosing the primary colours means you can make other colours too by mixing) and put it a bowl with some water. Let the tee soak in it for at least 10 minutes before taking it out. You can also use tea-bags and wine to give it a rugged, vintage effect. Ask in your paint shop about dye.

This Week's Street-Style

Love the Cape. Love Love Love.

H&M with yet ANOTHER designer, Tom Ford?

Rumour has it that Tom Ford will soon be joining forces with high-street brand, H&M, to make a new collection. But, come on, Tom Ford? We think not, and here's why:

Tom Ford does things differently. This is the man who launched his upcoming 'Tom For women's collection' and then banned the press precisely so you couldn't see it. Why? He knows luxury, he knows its exclusive, and he knows luxury is limited.

A collaboration would be anything but.
There's one other piece about this 'news', which first appeared in something called French Tribune, that drives home the fact that this is never going to happen: they state that the Tom Ford for H&M collection will be cheaper versions of his upcoming women's line. Not a chance. Who is going to spend up to $40,000 on a dress that everyone else has picked up for $200 at H&M. No one.
So there you have it, French Tribune's 'news' that the designer collaboration at H&M to follow Lanvin will be Tom Ford is simply a work of fiction. Perhaps fantasy, but fiction none the less.
Indulge your eyes in the real quality pieces of Tom Ford's women's line (left and right). Before that, however, is what French Tribune 
had to say
 probably made up: Just days after there was news that Lanvin is going to hit the H&M collection, there is also news that another French-themed install is going to come out through the retail chain. This is going to a limited-edition collection from Tom Ford. It is the same edition that appeared in the December-January issue of French Vogue.


Olivia Palermo LookBook

Her ferocity has earned her a high reputation, with a line up of model work in such places as Hogan. This Diva outdoes Whitney Port with ease.

Boudoirs and Boutique Chic 
www.missselfridge.com, £40
www.boohoo.com, £20

www.topshop.com, £32
www.missselfridge.com, £50
www.topshop.com, £60
www.warehouse.co.uk, £85
www.warehouse.co.uk, £45

The Interview
Well Hey Olivia, what have you been up to recently?
O: Trawling the internet [laughs]. I'm loving that new shop by google, Boutiques. Just a fair warning- this site is totally addictive! I could spend all day picking out pieces for my wish list.
Uhmm, we've checked it out already;)
O: Oh cool! Be sure to check me out haha! 
So, how is The City?O: I guess it's going quite good. Though sometimes I think "ahh! I'm a much nicer person than that!". They seem to pick out scenes where I'm grumpy or tired [laughs].
Ahh, we could tell your lovely really:).
O: I hope so!
So, what was it like modelling for Mango alongside, if we do say, your hottie of a boyfriend?!O: I loved it! I kept some of the dresses for myself, as their just divine. Modelling next to Johannes was just electric, I bet you can see the chemistry!
What dress did you like the best? (Keep note, girls)O: Hard choice! I'd have to say...the wine coloured tie neck dress.
Lovely to meet you Olivia, hope you keep well!O:You too!

Olivia Palermo A/W/10 Mango campaign is out now.


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