Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Leather Looks

Leather: Skinny trousers
Leather: Skinny trousers by Caroline Grant. I wanted to focus more on the play on nude shades (lovely Söfft court shoes, the leggings and the blouse) plus Nectarine (the Shanghai Tang clutch, the Trina Turk ring) and how all is mixed in the necklace by David Aubrey and the Missoni cardigan-coat, a work of art, as usual. For Missoni, most of us have to wait for a collaboration with an affordable brand (like the one with Lindex. [Style: Ladylike with a Twist].
Missoni Rosewood Variegated Cardigan Coat / Hobbs Hayward Blouse / Vero Moda Willy Leather Leggings / Shanghai Tang Clutch Handbag / Söfft Raquel Shoes / David Aubrey NVS 416 Necklace / Trina Turk Coral Striped Resin Ball Ring / Tom Ford Lipstick in Pink Dusk / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Pink Crush.

B&W: Noughts-and-Crosses
Leather: T-shirt by Caroline Grant. Colourful shoes and a plain T-shirt for the noughts-and-crosses skirt, a MaxMara Studio creation. The scarf mixes B&W with a splash of red (nod to the shoes), and the bangles follow the spikes-and-studs trend in a less injury-threatening combination that some of the pieces I have seen out there (dangerous looking handbags and shoes: a spiky shoulder strap? Scary!). [Style: Modern Classic].

MaxMara Studio Glassa Skirt / Ted Baker Jjana Quilted Trench Coat / Bound Edge Soft Leather Top / Zara Tiger Print Clutch Handbag / Clarks Chorus Voice Shoes / Ashley Pittman Kuacha Horn Earrings / Mango Studded Bangle Bracelets / Dolce & Gabbana Flower Print Silk Scarf / Tom Ford Lipstick in True Coral / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.
Leather: Top
Leather: Top by Caroline Grant. A long unbroken black line can be created with top+trousers or trousers+pointy toe shoes or, better still, the three things together. A nude lipstick is a good counterpoint for strong eye makeup, like smokey or, to the very least, heavily lined. [Style: Modern Classic].
Oasis Texture Drape Cardigan Coat / Warehouse Leather and Chiffon Top / L.K. Bennett Cissy Straight Trousers / Shanghai Tang Clutch Handbag / L. K. Bennett Florete Point Shoes / Ted Baker Rambai Scarf / Forever New Cora Statement Earrings / Debenhams Dramatic Jet Flower Brooch / Tom Ford Lipstick in Nude Vanille / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Mink Brule.
Styling tips for boots with skirts: Suede skirt
Leather: Suede Skirt by Caroline Grant. I have cinched in the statement coat with an obi belt and contrasted the geometric print with Alexis Bittar flower brooches. Leather boots are the necessary counterpoint to a suede skirt (suede+suede or leather+leather is just too much). [Style: Ladylike with a Twist].

Nine West Just Right Boots / Thakoon Addition Coat / Ralph Lauren Collection Suede Skirt / Karen Millen Soft Drape Blouse / Mango Leather Obi Belt / Lita Raies Metallic and Resin Necklace / Alexis Bittar Amaryllis Brooch / Alexis Bittar Sunflower Brooch / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Red Tango/ Revlon Nail Lacquer in Valentine.


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