Complete Outfit

Just Cavalli Wolf and Jewels Print Tunic Dress

Just Cavalli Wolf and Jewels Print Tunic Dress

My choice for now and later at

The Autumn Winter 2012 ranges are starting to fill the shops, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting a bit excited about what the new season has to offer.

I’ve been taking a look at some of the new season ranges at, who are introducing thirty new brands this season, including the iconic French handbag design company Jerome Dreyfuss and Roberto Cavalli’s Just Cavalli brand, to name just two. Looking through the new season pieces which have started to appear on the site, I’m so tempted by some of the gorgeous new dresses, that I want to wear them right now, in the middle of summer! So here is my pick from the Autumn Winter 2012 season that I can wear now – and later!

Moschino Cheap and Chic Zip Front Leather Knee High Boots

Moschino Cheap and Chic Zip Front Leather Knee High Boots

My choice of dress just has to be the Just Cavalli Wolf and Jewels Print Tunic Dress, pictured left. It’s a really opulent printed tunic with an amazing wolf print and the thing about a tunic is – you can wear it as a mini dress during the warmer months, as the model on the left has done, teaming it with bare legs or nude tights and pair of court shoes (the model is wearing the Diane Von Furstenberg Anette shoes, also available at

Sara Berman Skinny Leather Trousers

Sara Berman Skinny Leather Trousers

Over the cooler months, you can wear it as long top with a pair of trousers or jeans. For example, when the weather becomes Brrr!, I would team it with the Sara Berman Skinny Leather Trousers (which are exclusive to and a pair of knee high leather boots, such as the Moschino Cheap & Chic Zip Front Leather Knee High Boots. Note that the Sara Berman trousers are ankle crops, so they too would look fab right now teamed with a pair of towering heels.

So what are you waiting for? You really can have your cake and eat it!

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Catherine Deane Kata Dress

Catherine Deane Kata Dress in Black

This is one of our occasional series of “complete look” articles, featuring the Catherine Deane Kata Dress. The Kata dress is brand new for the new season and is made from black stretch rayon jersey and lined in silk. There is sexy cut out detail to the chest and shoulders, and the dress has cap sleeves. It is a slim fitting style with a pencil skirt and silk trim, and it fits true to size, fastening with a concealed zip at the back.

So what should you wear with a dress like this? Think about…

3.1 Phillip Lim Jayne Ankle Boots 3.1 Phillip Lim Jayne Ankle Boots

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Jayne Ankle Boots are all leather boots made from super soft textured leather. They have a concealed side zip fastening, a pointed toe and an angled stacked heel, with comfort provided by a concealed platform sole.

These lovely boots go well with the dress and will also look good with other items in your wardrobe too, including tailored suits and trousers.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Pavé Galaxy Hinge Cuff Marc by Marc Jacobs Pavé Galaxy Hinge Cuff

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Pavé Hinge Cuff is a statement grey hinged cuff which is embellished with multi coloured crystal. It’s perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your little black dress and ties in to this season’s fetish trend.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca Clutch

The look is completed with the Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca oversized envelope style clutch in black grainy leather with a silver and gold metal turnlock fastening on the front, embossed with the brand logo. This clutch is also large enough to team with daywear suits and dresses for smart or important occasions.

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Mulberry Trippy Tiger Rainbow Wrap

Mulberry Trippy Tiger Rainbow Wrap and a Holiday Look for Summer 2011

Here we have an example of the perfect cruise ship / tropical holiday look using the wonderful Mulberry Trippy Tiger Rainbow Wrap as its centre piece. This wrap, which is made from modal and features multicoloured tassels, is an oversized scarf which is so easy to pack and it turns your beach wear into haute couture! You can sunbathe in your bikini on a sun lounger by the pool, pop on your wrap and go for lunch in the restaurant, and you will look and feel so fashionable and smart without any effort whatsoever!

To go underneath the wrap, I’ve chosen the Seafolly Eva Plisse Bandeau Top and matching Seafolly Harlow Plisse Hipster Pant. Together they make a lovely bandeau bikini – the frill on the top and the pants adds interest and the wonderful magenta shade teams well with the splashes of magenta in the wrap, bag and sandals.

For a handbag, the Mulberry Trippy Tiger Lily was the perfect choice. Again, it echoes the Trippy Tiger detail in the wrap and the pink colours team well with the bikini and sandals. Of course, when you’re on holiday space counts for a lot in your suitcase, and this bag would also be perfect for use as an evening bag.

And finally, the outfit is completed with the super comfortable Ugg Deitra Thong Sandals in pomegranate. These sandals have a supremely comfortable molded cork foot bed and the straps have golden stud embellishment to add a dash of glamour.

All the items above were available from at the time of writing. is based in the UK but delivers worldwide.


D and G Goddess Gown Look for 2011

D&G Goddess Gown and Look for Summer 2011

Here is another of our occasional features where we put together a “look” for the new season, using some of the best designs around.

The centre piece of this look is the fabulously floral peony printed D&G Goddess Gown made from pure silk. This is an awesome gown, which features a cross over bust with ruching, a deep v back and a gorgeous silk self tie sash around the waist, which hangs down the back. The delicate peony flowers against a dusky nude pink background are the very essence of summer itself and breathe life into any occasion.

I decided to team the dress with the wonderful Pour La Victoire Jessie Wedges in pale camel. The D&G Goddess Gown is long, so unless you are particularly tall, it’s a good idea to have a bit of leg lengthening going on underneath it :-). Not only do these wedges add inches (or centimetres if you’re a metric girl) to your legs, they do so in the most comfortable way imagineable. The wide platform sole mitigates the height of the heel, and wedge heels provide a much broader base of support for the foot than a stiletto.

For accessories, I’ve decided to echo the dusky pink undertones of the dress and have chosen a series of items in rose gold to compliment the ensemble – the Michael Kors large rose gold chronograph watch, the  Dannijo Rose Gold Ring and the gorgeous Halston Heritage Rose Gold Sequinned Jenny Clutch to add a dash of glamour. Of course, if you prefer you could go for yellow gold accessories as these too would look good. Personally speaking, I would be less enthusiastic about teaming the dress with silver accessories, as this dress has an aura of warmth which is best complimented with other warm metals.

All the items above were available from at the time of writing. is based in the UK but delivers worldwide.


Casual Looks for 2011

Casual Looks for Spring Summer 2011

Do you need some help putting together a smart casual outfit? Here I have put together a fantastic casual look using clothes and accessories currently on sale at,  the great place on the web to find everyday luxury designer fashions.

I started the outfit with the Nudie Jeans High Kai skinny jeans in bleached indigo. High waisted jeans can be more flattering to the figure,  creating a sleek outline. I’ve teamed these jeans with the cute Sonia by Sonia Rykiel frill waist vest top. Again the frill top can provide something of a flattering disguise if your waist isn’t quite at as trim as you would like it to be.

For a jacket, I have chosen the Farhi by Nicole Farhi Linen Cropped Jacket. Navy jackets are very versatile and this navy linen jacket is ideal for taking the place of your leather jacket once the warmer weather arrives.

I couldn’t resist finishing the outfit off with a matching bag and boots from Mulberry. The handbag is the Oversized Oak Silky Snake Tillie and the boots are the Oak D Ring Wrap bootie. Both the bag and boots are made from the most beautiful oak snake textured leather with pale gold hardware, and they look stunning worn together.

All the items mentioned were available from the website at the time of writing. is based in the UK but offers worldwide shipping.