Charlotte Casiraghi’s European glamour

She is the totally gorgeous combination of a very famous and beautiful grandmother and equally gorgeous mother, and now, in her own right, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco is becoming quite the style icon. Last week saw her sport a stunning new choppy hairdo, very reminiscent of that of Arizona Muse, and a total showstopping of a dress for the 2013 Monaco Rose Ball.  The feathered Chanel number was frothy and pretty and young, totally suiting the glamorous young woman currently entrancing European fashion.

This is not the first time that Charlotte has shown serious style credentials. As a face of Gucci she has all of Frieda Giannini’s great designs at her fingertips and chooses wisely. The blue halter neck dress she wore at the Women in Cinema event was a masterclass in the art of the understatement, fitting perfectly and adorned only with delicate jewellery and an upswept hairdo. Similarly, the black and gold jumpsuit with harem style pants showed a touch of youthful exuberance to the outfit, she is a young woman and chooses to dress like one.

But we can never step too far away from the fact that this is Grace Kelly’s granddaughter, and she has inherited Grace’s fondness for the correct way of dressing like a lady. So we have Chanel jackets in classic black, cute cloche style hats teamed with neat black suits and elements of brocade thrown artfully into the mix.

I really admire the style of Charlotte Casiraghi. She is a young woman having fun with fashion, not without mistakes (those shoes were too dark for the pink Chanel at the Rose Ball after all), but showing a real sense of style that has flown through the Grimaldi generations. I’m looking forward to seeing what else she wears in the future.

Charlotte Glamour from Dorothy Perkins

Blue spot maxi dress Price: £38.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush stud front dress Price: £42.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue tee maxi dress Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Pink and black boucle jacket Price: £45.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Dark grey boucle jacket Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black pencil skirt Price: £18.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Autumn Collection at New Look

With the dawn of September we can safely say that Autumn is here, and I must admit that this is one of my favourite times of the year. I adore the autumnal colours, the darker shades that come back into our fashion focus, and I also love the addition of knitwear to our wardrobe again (although, being honest, this year it hasn’t actually left our wardrobe…)

One of the most successful new season ranges I have seen so far this season has been the collection from New Look. Filled with strong shades of bottle green and deep purple, teamed with more muted greys, and with a smattering of the always classic monochrome, New Look have taken strong, simple designs and infused them with life with the right colours and prints for the new season. I love the Gucci inspired green jeans and blazers, the sort of pieces I could see Charlotte Casiraghi wearing, whilst the pretty bird prints and fan prints have inspiration that seems to flow from the best of Miu Miu.

This is a great collection of ultra wearable pieces that will work hard for you all season long.

Black and White Blackbirds Printed Tea Dress £14.99 click to visit New Look

Navy and Red Fan Print Puff Short Sleeve Shirt £12.99 click to visit New Look

Black Ponte Blazer £19.99 click to visit New Look

30in Dark Green Skinny Jeans £16.99 click to visit New Look

Grey Loop Yarn Rainbow Knit £17.99 click to visit New Look

Purple Textured Ponte Peplum Dress £24.99 click to visit New Look

White Skull Print Sleeveles Shirt £14.99 click to visit New Look

Dark Green Ponte Blazer £19.99 click to visit New Look

New Look currently have £10 off selected lines click here to view the offer.

 

Charlotte Casiraghi – The new campaign for Gucci

Gucci’s new campaign again stars the beautiful Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of Princess Caroline and the granddaughter of the legendary Grace Kelly.  Again, rather than full on glamour, it allows Charlotte’s earthy beauty to shine through whilst wearing a simple wardrobe of plain white shirt, cigarette pants and horsebit loafers.

The campaign is entitled ‘Forever Now’ and is a showcase for  design classics. I love the whole relaxed feel of this campaign, and the beautiful black and white shots taken by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Many have already noted the similarity to her grandmother’s dressed down, casual look, but I think that the shots are totally modern, showing that the key pieces that belong in your wardrobe never fade or age.

Get the look – loafers

Dune Lamberhurst Leather Chain Link Loafers, Black £75 click to visit John Lewis

KG Kurt Geiger Lily Leather Loafers, Black Patent £120 click to visit John Lewis

Angelica slice £34.99 click to visit Clarks

Louise Black Studded Trim Loafer £15 click to visit Boohoo

Leather Loafers £110 click to visit Boden