show skin in winter
There is a fine art to showing some skin when the temperature starts to plummet. Essentially, you have two options: 1) Stay indoors and strip it all off or 2) Take it like a man/catch the flu/die.

Unless, of course, you select your skin carefully. I recently came across these bras from Boux Avenue and started to think about the effect that a hint of a bra has on the opposite (or same, if it floats your boat) sex. This Swarovski-covered bra, in particular. Underneath a nude-coloured blazer and some colour co-ordinated panelled trousers and boots, you can feel uber-covered but look sexy as ever. As a date outfit, the ‘big reveal’ from underneath a coat and scarf will certainly set hearts racing.

Get the Look:
Silk satin crepe blazer by 3.1 Philip Lim
Burgundy panel stretch trouser by Jason Wu
Black And Tan Leather Wedge Boots by Mm6 Maison Martin Margiela
Swarovski-covered bra from Boux Avenue

oxblood fashion
Oxbloodthe colour – has received the fashion industry’s stamp of approval for Autumn/Winter 2012 and, like all good trends, it seems to have started with the Duchess of Cambridge. With Princess Charlene of Monaco showing up to Akris’ Paris Fashion Week show last week in an oxblood sheath, it seems other royal ladies are quickly falling in line. Catherine (ah, let’s just call her Kate Middleton) was most recently spotted in an oxblood-coloured suit by Paule Ka.

Thankfully, you don’t need to rock a title to rock the trend. The trick to wearing the colour is working with rich, heavy fabrics and keeping clear of strong purple tones that will shift the tone into the ‘burgundy’ category.

Get The Look:
Guess Handbags Gerri box satchel
Alexander McQueen leather iPad 2 case
Topshop ribbed pleated skirt
Dune asymmetrical point court
Glint Wisteria earrings
Prancer croc riding boots
Topshop sport bra
Opening Ceremony babydoll coat

kristen stewart snow white interview

Probably due to the 90-something degree weather in New York right now, the fact that I shouldn’t be wearing black trench coats has me obsessing over them. Yesterday, when I was checking out the latest issue of Interview, I noticed that Kristen Stewart had decided to rub it in.

The Western Hemisphere may not be temperature-friendly enough for this ensemble at the moment, but the styling is perfect for the Snow White heroine. Maybe I’ll make a pit stop in Australia to test drive this baby on my way back to London….

Get The Look:
Halston Heritage wool double breasted logo detail trench
Isabel Marant Malibu fringed stretch-lace top
Burberry ‘Lip Cover’ Soft Satin Lipstick¬†– No. 21 Deep Burgundy
Lanvin tweed and pearl short necklace
BCBGMAXAZRIA studded clutch
Thomas Sabo Black Onyx Oval Drop Earrings

Blair Waldorf White Coat
This week, we have some seasonally appropriate choices for Leighton Meester StyleGossip Girl was filming winter NYC scenes!

On the first day, Miss Meester wore a lovely, belted Diane von Furstenberg ‘Mikhaila’ wool coat, the striking orange Loewe ‘Amazona’ satchel, DKNY floral tights, Badgley Mischka satin pumps, and a soft cream-coloured scarf. Transitioning away from headbands, her character also seems to be on a hat-wearing track…

Blair Waldorf Green Cape

…that continued through to her next ensemble! The succeeding day of shooting, Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley were spotted filming new scenes together. On this occasion, she wore a covetable Gryphon olive-green cape, a flared Alice + Olivia ‘Oshi’ boucle skirt, burgundy Miu Miu Mary Jane pumps, and a mustard necktie blouse to match her Fendi ‘Peekaboo’ bag. A MUST.

Anna Hathaway Vogue Red Dress Mario Testino
Anne Hathaway is looking Devil-Wears-Prada-flawless on American Vogue‘s November 2010 cover – photographed (naturally) by Mario Testino. The burgundy of the dress, the warmth in the makeup, the ease of her smile. What a choice!

(P.S. Look out for about 7000000 red-styled covers this November.)