...Turban Time!

Turban - Old from Topshop
Jumper - Old from H&M
Trousers - Zara
Bag - Mulberry
Boots - New Look

...."Never underestimate the importance of a good hat" - A statement which should be branded above all womens wardrobes worldwide.
They can turn a boring outfit into something exciting and are a lifesaver when you cant be bothered or dont have the time to do your hair. 
I have never been a stranger to them, my hat style of choice is...the turban.
Favoured in the 1930s as glamourous headwear which flattered the popular short hairstyles of the time and made popular again by women in the 1940s and 50s. 
British Vogue apparently declared it in 1941 as 'a practical hat which would keep you looking groomed no matter what the weather.'  I not only second that notion but third and fourth it, if thats possible!
Worn by various religions and cultures in past and present as a symbol of honour, status and heritage, the turban is iconic, mysterious, practical and glamorous.

Lisa x

....Shoe Heaven

Louis Vuitton SS12 Shoes
Images via Style.com

....More often than not i favour a pointed shoe, classic, elegant and slightly businesslike.
Louis Vuittons Spring Summer 2012 RTW shoes are like a dream, silver and white always a perfect pairing and slip on - a perfect summer sandal alternative and no rubbing of the heels!

Lisa x

....Karl Lagerfeld Interview on Chanel..Métiers d'Art

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....An interview with the main man Karl Lagerfeld on his Paris-Bombay Chanel Collection 2011/12  - A marrying of Parisian, English and Indian elegant style.

"Its pale, its not aggressive, its not there to be rich, its there to look good" - wise words, wise man, beautiful collection.

Lisa x

....Chanel Pre-Fall 2012... 'Métiers d'Art'

Images via www.style.com
Moodboards created by myself

....There are no words to describe how i feel about this collection, its the kind that stops you in your tracks and makes your heart flutter for a little while.
Who knew an infusion of Parisian and Indian style could be so chic?!
The signature Chanel look is present throughout the collection with tweed, skirt suits and monochrome details but they are blended with intricate headpieces and luxurious embelishments to give an Indian feel.
Wrap style skirts are layered over slim leg trousers and even head scarves and turbans are included.
The overall feel of the collection is ladylike, modest and ever so elegant....good work Lagerfeld!

Lisa x

....Menswear Trends SS12

Images via Style.com
Moodboards My Own
...Every year December has me in two contrasting moods.
On one hand i am feeling all festive and counting down the days until Christmas, but on the other i am thinking ahead to Springtime! 
I recently had to compile a report on the trends for Menswear Spring Summer 2012 for work and thought i would share some of the moodboards with you.
Working in mens fashion influences my personal style all the time, wether its a blazer with a pocket square, a pair of tailored trousers or a simple pair of brogues...the influence is always present.
Womens fashion this season has also showed its appreciation for men style with the androgynous look more present than ever.
Whats your favourite Menswear look for next season? 
Mine is a toss up between Relaxed Tailoring and Soft Metal.... A grey linen double breasted suit and a soft silver tee ticks all of my boxes!

Lisa x

...Louis Vuittons Australian Animals

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....Incredible window displays at Louis Vuitton stores by British artist Billie Achilleos.
Louis Vuitton commisoned the sculptures by Billie using their handbags and accessories to celebrate 100 years of their SLG Collection.
The amazing artist added further sculptures to the range when the new Australian Maison opened recently of typically Australian animals such as The Kangaroo! Bloody brilliant!

Lisa x

....Rooftop Blues

Leather Jacket - H&M
Snood - H&M
Tailored Trousers - Zara
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Zara
....I saw this jacket in H&M a few weeks ago and i knew straight away it belonged in my wardrobe.
The body is a beautiful rusty coloured leather and the contrasting black fabric sleeves make it look as though i am wearing a gilet. 
The drawstring waist gives the option of a more feminine silhouette which can also be pulled loose to give it a more boxier look - two looks in one, score!
It reminds me of Acnes AW11 collection (see previous fall recap post)which was also the inspiration behind the blue bag i paired with it...and the white Zara pumps are definitley becoming a firm favourite of mine.
On another note...what did everyone do today? did anyone in the UK strike? did you use it as an excuse to stay off work and go shopping? It seemed like most people did, it was sooo busy in the city centre today where i live with people christmas shopping!
I however was on an official day off, no skiving or striking for me and i made the most of it by indulging in all things christmassy! -Christmas present shopping, a trip to a christmas market and i even queued to see the Fenwicks department store christmas window in all its glory! - A wonderful wonderful day

 Lisa x

...The Divine Woman

Images from various sources via google

....A friends recent hunt for a simple bra minus padding and cleavage boosters has had me pondering eras past.
A time when women were elegant, were the focus of their outfit was not their cleavage but their waist, when pale was interesting and short hair was chic.
Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn, two women who had style in abundance and the two women each of my grandmothers were named after.
They were both partly responsible for the trenchcoat, the roll neck jumper and pencil skirt becoming wardrobe staples and their signature style has influenced fashion ever since.


....Fall Recap

Images via style.com, collages my own

....A selection of some of my favourite looks from the AW11 collections. The winter season is in full swing and at this point of the year, its easy to be tempted by the spring pieces cropping up online and instores. 
Browsing through style.coms catwalk section, i was reminded of some of the fall looks that had me wanting to fast forward to winter.

Lisa x

....Face Value

Vogue Paris November Issue, Beauty Editorial
Isabeli Fontana, Arizona Muse, Karolina Kurkova

....Some of the biggest supermodels of the moment giving good face in Paris Vogues November issue. 
To be honest i dont think there is anything you could possibly do to make these ladies not look beautiful, but by god dont they just!? 
My favourite shot is the one of Arizona Muse wearing a delicate headdress of roses. The shades of pink in the flowers and make-up palette contrast so effectivley with her piercing green eyes, the image is just breathtaking.

Lisa x

....You fit me better than my favourite sweater


Cable Knit Jumper - Topman
Side Stripe Trousers - Zara
Pointed Stiletto - Zara
Mitzy Bag - Mulberry

....The big debut! Yes here it is, my new favourite roll-neck jumper....from Topman.
Knitwear is having a moment, especially roll necks, with one magazine stating recently that retailers have reported a huge increase in sales of them this year! I am not even slightly suprised...functional, stylish and so bloody warm, they are a godsend when temperatures plummet. This Topman version is perfect, a deep deep shade of maroon with a statement cable knit design.
I bought the trousers i paired it with back in the summer from Zara. They are so comfortable (my boyfriend thinks they look like pyjamas) and are versatile enough to wear with pretty much anything in my wardrobe. 
Tomorrow will see the launch of Versace for H&M, my guess is that it is going to be sold out and pretty quick for that matter! I wont be making any purchases from it or camping out outside a store...but will you?

Lisa x

...Holidays Are Coming!

Starbucks Takeaway Christmas Slogan Cups :)

....Remembering Sunday

Coat - River Island
Roll-neck Jumper - Zara
Metallic Pencil Skirt - River Island 
Tote Bag - H&M
Ankle Boots - New Look

An outfit post to remember

- Its Remembrance Sunday, A special day to mark the anniversary of the end of the World War 1.
A day to remember the service men and women who served in the armed forces during this conflict and defended their countries...the United Kingdom being one of those.

...Today i wrapped up warm in a huge roll neck jumper, my new coat and of course wore a poppy pin :)
I picked up this metallic pencil skirt a couple of months ago now, its served me pretty well. I've wore it dressed up with a silk blouse and a clutch bag on a night out and dressed it down during the day with chunky knitwear. The tote bag i am wearing is also becoming a firm favourite of mine. Neutral colours and an absolute steal at £15!
Early signs of an obsession are definitley showing, the obsession - roll neck jumpers. 
I cant get enough of them at the moment, the Zara one i am wearing was another steal at £19.99! It only comes in one size which is actually quite refreshing as it is huuuuge for me but i kinda like it that way. I picked another one up today, this one is from a mens brand and it is perfect! I will debut it sometime this week

Lisa x

....US Vogues Best Dressed

....'Are there any more chic, stylish, cool, and original sisters than Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? They are incredibly stylish,' said Mark Holgate the editor of US Vogues Best Dressed Issue, and i could not agree more!
Their personal style is admirable, both girls arent afraid to take risks and they clearly wear what they like when they like, with no one telling them any different. 
The two child stars have made themselves one hell of an empire. Brand Olsen is worth billions,are you suprised?!
Their high end clothing brands 'The Row' and 'Elizabeth & James' are hugely successful, producing beautifully chic, wearable seperates and luxurious classic pieces.
They are more than worthy to wear the best dressed crowns in my eyes...

Sisters are well and truly doing it for themselves!

Lisa x
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