Tag Archives: metallics

Drool for Balmain

Oh I just love Balmain. I will never in my life be able to afford it but I will endeavour to try and replicate it’s style vicariously through ASOS, Awear, The Kooples (my new label crush) and All Saints.

For those of you with some spare pennies, Balmain are now taking pre-orders on their A/W collection so for those feeling generous, I’ll have this whole outfit. Please.

Balmain Autumn Winter 2011[image from the Independent]

Click here to look at the Balmain boutique online

Warehouse fabulous!

Warehouse have some gorge stuff at the moment and recently are some of my favourite looks. Balmain eat your heart out on the metallics! I love a “dirty metallic” look and these ones are right up my street. Do you think if I ask nicely they’ll send me this whole outfit???? Thought not. x

 

Fashion by the Coast line

Above are my favourites from the A/W collection from Coast. I was so impressed by this collection. Separates, “pop on” dresses, (a great phrase shared by Ann Hardiman of Coast,  with whom I had the pleasure of talking through the collection) day to night attire…the air of sophistication was inherent in every piece. Coast have thought about their customer. And will soon see the definition of that customer in Ireland change. Coast have taken a little turn away from focussing solely on the party dress and have included a contempoary range of pieces like a modern twist on the traditional twin set and a wearable use of metallics and leather, while hitting some key trends like the profusion of red and cape like coats. I believe that this collection will open the doors to some new customers who will now shop here for their work winter wardrobe, which will of course include a Christmas party dress. 

My verdict: Coast are more than competing with their high street counterparts with the A/W collection.