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How To Wear Houndstooth

How to wear Houndstooth - Houndstooth dress and bag by JaegerYes, I know, this is not a Spring/Summer post. It’s been raining a lot and the weather has gone back to cold, so I feel like this is more appropriate. Anyway, moving on…Houndstooth is a great classic print, but it can quite easily make a look dated, especially if it is teamed with tweed or wool. So if you want to avoid this, yet  take advantage of the print’s instant chic appeal, I recommend you look for a modern take on the working wardrobe staple—be it with a slightly altered print or new colours and textures.

For example, these pieces from Jaeger have got it all right. The dress is not only red and white instead of the traditional white and black, but it also made of silk, and the pattern is slightly altered.  It looks feminine, chic, modern and professional.

This bag works because it’s in shiny PVC. I’m always a fan of printed accessories—they make a simple outfit instantly look chic. And this bag would look great with a black dress and houndstooth-print shoes.

Coral and White Houndstooth Silk Dress by Jaeger £225 now £149

The bag isn’t available online anymore, but you might be lucky if you visit one of the many Jaeger stores.


Oscar Dresses Post

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace at the Oscars

There were so many gorgeous dresses at this year’s Oscars that I had a hard time keeping the number of dresses featured in the post to a minimum.

My favourite is the lovely Atelier Versace number Demi Moore wore—absolute perfection. Sadly its colour is a bit too similar to Demi’s tan, but it is so lovely that I am willing to overlook a few styling mistakes.

Oscars Dresses 2010 Miley Cyrus Jenny Packham Gabourey Sidibe Marchesa Elizabeth Banks Versace

Miley Cyrus, Gabourey Sidibe and Elizabeth Banks all dazzled on the red carpet—respectively in Jenny Packham, Marchesa and Atelier Versace. All these gowns tie in second position for their luxurious detailing and flattering cuts.

Oscars Dresses 2010 Queen Latifah Badgley Mischka Meryl Streep Chris March Helen Mirren Badgley Mischka

Finally, Meryl Streep (in Chris March), Queen Latifah and Helen Mirren (both in Badgley Mischka) all looked really chic. Their simple and tasteful frocks were age-appropriate yet stylish and elegant.

What were your favourites?

Neutral Bags and Shoes by Karen Millen

Leopard Print Strappy Gladiator Sandals by Karen Millen  Leopard Print Purse by Karen Millen  Monochrome Sling Bag by Karen Millen  Monochrome Peep Toe Court Shoes by Karen Millen

I went to a very pleasant Karen Millen event last night. It was the perfect occasion to check out the new collection while nibbling on canapés and drinking champagne. There were many lovely pieces but what really stood out to me were the bags and shoes. I’m a big fan of leopard print (as long as it’s done right!) and I really like this fresh and elegant version. I think the gladiators are gorgeous, but I don’t think I’d be able to walk in them! The monochrome bag and shoes are perfect for understated chic and will you please have a look at this gorgeous bow detail:

Bow Detail Monochrome Peep Toe Shoes by Karen Millen

I think I’m in love!

Leopard Print Strappy Gladiator Sandals £135

Leopard Print Purse £59.95

Monochrome Sling Bag £165

Monochrome Peep Toe Court Shoes £135

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