Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New Season's Looks At New Look

'It's not what you wear, it's the way that you wear it' goes the old saying. And not a truer word said when flicking through the style bibles and digesting this season's key catwalk looks. Whilst taking a quick half hour to browse around New Look searching for a skirt for a party this coming weekend , I came to the conclusion that it would be easy to assemble together three key catwalk looks from this savvy high street retailer.  Because this season there is such an emphasis on how looks are styled and really worn. New Look's collection of clothing and accessories have an abundance of on-trend pieces to create an inspired take on the international catwalk stylists look's.

Do A Dolce.  A star print sheath was paired with dad's socks and a pair of courts for a balanced take on seasonal party wear at Dolce & Gabbana. Feel this vibe and match rust suedette courts with star burst print dress  and a pair of thick, glittery socks.
New York newcomer, Altuzarra's autumn/collection was inspired by images of Kate Moss in the nineties - be inspired for 2011 and make like Mossy and wrap New Look's fake fur stole around a green parka over a cardi and dress then finish off with a pair of wool cuffed ankle boots for a noveau Grunge look.
High octane seventies style glamour comes courtesy of Gucci this season. Imagine high profile, jet-setter of that era, Marisa Berenson boarding a private plane and you get the idea. Get that look today from New Look with a high knot halter dress, snake-effect heels and a pair of rose tinted glasses.  

Monday, 7 November 2011

The Tab Pouch

London Fashion Week Front -Rowers show how to work a Tab Pouch

Last month saw the passing of a great modern visionary. In the Obituaries section of The Telegraph Online - Steve Jobs was reported as 'The man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation firm Pixar, makers of Toy Story and Finding Nemo; in consequence he did more to determine what films we watch, how we listen to music, and how we work and play than any other person on the planet'
And also from a fashion and style perspective, Jobs not only gave us cool, must have technology and films, he also inadvertently created one of the must have bag styles of the season - what we are calling here at The Style Eye - The Tab Pouch ...since it's the perfect size for a Tablet device.

Vintage clutches are revived to hold up to-the-minute gadgetry
 Without the success and popularity of the  i-Pad, we doubt very much if this new style of document case or oversized clutch would have reached the levels of style acceptance that it now has.

Luxury at Balenciaga
 From luxury versions at Balenciaga and Smythson to quirky, cool and affordable at Ted Baker- most designers and retailers have a spin on the Tab Pouch. Hip fashion folk who slavishly scour the vintage markets every weekend have even reclaimed oversized vintage clutches to tote around their Tab and other paraphernalia. Even if you aren't lucky enough to own a coveted i-Pad this new way of carrying your other cool stuff around is the way forward for bags styling- and much neater and tidier than a huge, heavy tote full of emblazoned in labels and hardware.