Friday, February 1, 2013

The "IT" items AW2012/13: Handbags & Shoes

Doctor's bags.
One of my best friends had been in love with these for a long time, she is surely stocking up on them now.
Inspired by the real thing, doctor's bags are usually longer than higher and have a metallic frame that allows you to snap them shut, which sometimes can be a much needed statement .

Trends 2013: Doctor's Bags
Trends 2013: Doctor's Bags by Caroline Grant. These are best in small to medium sizes in ultra-feminine versions that actually do not resemble the real thing. Unless you are a medical practitioner and you need it, of course.

Lanvin Doctor's Handbag in Taupe / Reiss Fenella Side Panelled Coat / Reiss Stila Pleated Dress / Reiss Greneta Patent Toecap Shoes / Lord & Taylore Touch Screen Gloves / Erickson Beamon Blue Nile Ring / Kate Spade New York Give It a Swirl Triple Row Necklace / Estée Lauder Lipstick in Modern Mercury / Lancôme Nail Lacquer in Infusion de Prune .

Opera gloves
I have spoken before about my love for gloves and how important they are as accessories. This year we can stock up on opera length ones.

Trends 2013: Opera gloves
Trends 2013: Opera gloves by Caroline Grant. These are perfect with three-quarter length sleeves and make for a serious fashion statement. In any case, opera gloves are great to keep the chill going up your arms in the cold seasons when you are wearing short or no sleeves.

Mario Portolano Nappa Leather Gloves / Hobbs Marion Dress / Hobbs Angel Trench Coat / Hobbs Elena Jacket / Vivienne Westwood Dolce Vita Handbag / Hobbs Jeri Button Court Shoes / Gucci Rolo Silk Twill Scarf / Trina Turk Mosaic Pendant Necklace / Trina Turk Hammered Dome Ring / NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / NARS Nail Lacquer in Dovima.

Key accessories: gloves.
Riding knee-high boots.
Taking into account the average price of a good pair of boots, they have to be considered an investment.

Nine West Just Right Boots / Prabal Gurung Printed Wool Dress / Hobbs NW3 Swing Coat / Aspinal of London Hepburn Handbag / Missoni Jungle Orange Wool Scarf / Miu Miu Velvet Necklace with Cameo Pendant Necklace  / Miu Miu Crystal-embellished Cameo Bracelet / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Scarlet Siren / Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pure Red.

How to choose boots and more.

Brogues and slippers.
Menswear styles for women go for the same objectives as men's: comfort, tailoring, and quality.

Hispanitas Brown and Taupe Brogues / Burberry Prorsum Wool-blend Tweed Trousers / Hobbs Corby Coat / Michael Kors Shimmer Sweater / Hispanitas Brown Handbag / Target Merona Brown Buckle Felt Hat / Mango Animal Print Scarf / Aspinal of London Ladies Gloves / Kate Spade New York Posey Park Statement Necklace / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Red Tango/ Revlon Nail Lacquer in Valentine.

Lanvin Slippers Bow-embellished Patent Leather Slippers / Michael by Michael Kors Twinkle Jersey Cowl Neck Top / Ted Baker Feather Jacquard Suit / Ted Baker Sequin Scarf-Cape/ Lulu Guinness Leopard Clutch / Katherine Alexander Amber Quatro Cuff Bracelet / Mawi Scarab Brooch / Inc International Concepts Hoop Earrings / NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / NARS Nail Lacquer in Dovima


Heirloom jewellery.
Costume jewellery by a good brand can constitute a good investment and make for great heirloom items. Anyone buying today a Mawi piece will not only keep her/his money, but see it increase in the next decades, provided it is kept in good condition.
Not only is statement costume jewellery making a strong comeback, so is the parure , that matching set of earrings, necklace, and bracelet, and had been forbidden for two decades now (as too "matchy-matchy"). Anyone owning one took care to wear the pieces separately. Well, no more, although the concept "matching set" is somewhat a bit loser nowadays.

Gucci Gold Plated Crystal Necklace and Bracelets / Bijoux of New York Black and Bronze Errings (vintage) at Recreated / Maxmara Moriana Dress / Zara Handbag / Nine West Just Right Boots / Rachel Zoe Lamb Gloves / Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid/ Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Orchid.

MORE? You can visit my Polyvore pages:

No comments:

Post a Comment