Thursday, 30 October 2014

Beautiful dozen: grey coats | 2014 edit

via fashionedbylove | fashion editorials | grey coats | Lydia Willemina Collins in Harper's Bazaar Australia September 2013 (photography: Simon Upton, styling: Tamara McQuillan)

Lets move swiftly from the classic camel coats to the ones in every shade of grey, the colour I adore and the garment that always brings back memories

Grey cover-ups were a part of my "Beautiful dozen" series last year, in their most classic versions to treasure for years to come, and it was interesting for me to go back and see how the fashion offerings of shapes and colours has changed since then: the coats became more sporty, more masculine, but still retained some feminine softness, the cocooning effect, the cosiness... 

And, of course, grey became one of the 2014 trends. The classic turned the latest must-have (and, wonderfully so, it was more about the colours of nature and not a certain over-hyped book/film) and made my job of picking up the cream of crop much easier - the high street had plenty of beautiful and affordable options that looked just as gorgeous as the designer ultimate fantasies without being too dramatic on the wallet, but still delivering that sublime quality we all dream of.

After all, our coat is what we end up wearing and seeing the most. It conceals pretty much everything we have underneath, our most stylish choices and occasional faux pas, satisfies our natural need for warmth and even more natural desire to take somebody's breath away and, lets admit, it really is a grown-up version of a comfort blanket. Obviously, it's got to be good.

Do you even think about that sensual movement of your coat when you walk? The soft lines? The moment that feels like a hug? To me, these are the signs of a perfect coat.

And how would I wear my greys? Keeping the lines simple and playing with textures instead. Going for cashmere, merino, wool and silk. Head to toe, monochromatic, blending two or three different grey-on-grey hues, or mixing with a little white, dusty rose or burgundy as long as the result is muted, calm and quiet. 

via fashionedbylove: grey coats edit for all budgets | Jaeger, Joseph, TopShop, M&S, MSMG, Valentino, Stella McCartney

Where to buy: 1. Slim colourless coat, 2. Single breasted light grey coat, 3. Light grey felt long coat, 4. Oversized two-tone wool coat, 5. Grey wool coat, 6. Double-faced herringbone coat, 7. Grey wool-blend oversized coat, 8. Wool & angora blend coat, 9. Grey wool cape, 10. Cashmere-blend coat, 11. Straight cut wool-blend coat, 12. Fluffy double collar coat

P.S. Today is the last day to enter my latest GIVEAWAY - if you like the prize, try your luck. The winner will be announced tomorrow. 

Photo source: Lydia Willemina Collins in Harper's Bazaar Australia September 2013 (photography: Simon Upton, styling: Tamara McQuillan) via fgr

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Stylish quote

Codie Young wearing Sonia by Sonia Rykiel | Sleepwalker editorial | Nasty #4

"As soon as you have found your look, your shape, you don't need to alter it too much. In fact I would say that you should not change it. 

Women who retain a unique shape are usually unique people."

Sonia Rykiel

Photo source: Codie Young wearing Sonia by Sonia Rykiel | Sleepwalker editorial | Nasty magazine January 2014 #4 (photography: Nhu Xian Hua, styling: Francesca Pinna)

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Reiss + Wonderland | The Poetics of Space

via fashionedbylove: Mariana Coldebella in the Poetics of Space | Reiss + Wonderland | French-inspired film

Ironic, but true... I didn't plan name-matching at all, but it just happened... Somehow "wonderland" was the perfect reflexion of my emotions yesterday and then seamlessly fitted into today's post title.

Last night I found myself admiring this look... So me, from head to toe, it hurts. It's a fashion heartbreak and ultimate treat in one. Those of you who's been following Fashioned by Love for a while, would concur. To cut the story short, I had to leave it as a wish list item and, to distract myself, ended up in proud solitude in the vastness of the world wide web... wandered around and eventually came across a short movie, The Poetics of Space.

Inspired by the 1960s French New Wave film movement, it was a result of the recent collaboration between Reiss and Wonderland presenting the brand's beautiful and classy Autumn/Winter 2014 collection

Naturally, I loved it... and simply had to share this little daydream with you. 

It also gave me a perfect opportunity to let you know that on 29th-31th October Reiss will be having a Sample Sale at the Music Rooms (26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, W1K 5LF), so if you are around, do stop by. The doors are open from 8AM till 8PM and, knowing how beautiful Reiss collections have been, you won't be disappointed.

Source: Reiss, Wonderland (film: Nick Thompson & James Willis; styling: Kusi Kubi & Naz Di Nicola; models: Mariana Coldebella & Jacob Coupe)

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