Friday Fashion – Wallis new ‘W’ collection

The latest drop from the W Collection from Wallis is here, and it is as glamorous and eclectic as ever. Full of eminently wearable pieces that incorparate daytime classics with full on evening glamour, the new collection is stylish, timeless and yet still feels absolutely bang up to date.

This season has chosen a stark colour palette of black, white, camel and red. There are flashes of metallics in the form of a silver soaked beaded jacket, a bronze brocade trouser suit that echoes the 1970s ethos of Biba, and a beautiful, boho influenced dress/tunic emblazoned in stars and beading.

The Judo coats are just stunning. I love the bright, crisp feel of the red, so perfect with Christmas on its way (why should Santa be the only person to have fun with that colour at this time of year?) Red is definitely my favourite, but the black version is an instant classic that will go with everything, it is the epitome of effortless chic.

You can view the complete W collection at Wallis by clicking here, and it is also worth taking advantage of a current discount offer that is currently giving up to 30% off selected lines.

Wallis W Collection

W Bronze Tux Jacket Price: £75.00 click to visit Wallis W Bronze Jacquard Trouser Price: £45.00 click to visit Wallis

W Bronze Tux Jacket
Price: £75.00 click here to visit Wallis
W Bronze Jacquard Trouser Price: £45.00 click here to visit Wallis

 

W Black Embellished Dress     Price: £85.00 click to visit Wallis

W Black Embellished Dress
Price: £85.00
click to visit Wallis

W Star Beaded Jacket  Price: £150.00 click to visit Wallis

W Star Beaded Jacket Price: £150.00 click to visit Wallis

W:Black Jacquard Clutch     Price: £30.00 click to visit Wallis

W:Black Jacquard Clutch
Price: £30.00
click to visit Wallis

W Cold Shoulder Embellished Dress     Was £65.00 Now £52.00 click to visit Wallis

W Cold Shoulder Embellished Dress
Was £65.00 Now £52.00 click to visit Wallis

W Sleeveless Cable Knit Tunic Jumper     Was £45.00 Now £40.50 click to visit Wallis

W Sleeveless Cable Knit Tunic Jumper
Was £45.00 Now £40.50 click to visit Wallis

W Black Judo Collar Coat     Was £150.00 Now £135.00 click to visit Wallis

W Black Judo Collar Coat
Was £150.00 Now £135.00 click to visit Wallis

W Cream Lace Blouse     Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

W Cream Lace Blouse
Price: £40.00
click to visit Wallis

W Silver Sparkle Wrap Top     Price: £30.00 click to visit Wallis

W Silver Sparkle Wrap Top
Price: £30.00
click to visit Wallis

W Black Faux Leather Jegging     Price: £45.00 click to visit Wallis

W Black Faux Leather Jegging
Price: £45.00
click to visit Wallis

W Red Judo Coat     Was £150.00 Now £135.00 click to visit Wallis

W Red Judo Coat
Was £150.00 Now £135.00 click to visit Wallis

W Asian Necklace Dress     Was £70.00 Now £56.00 click to visit Wallis

W Asian Necklace Dress
Was £70.00 Now £56.00 click to visit Wallis

What do you think of the latest Wallis W Collection.

Boohoo Press Day – frills, brocade and a bit of Chanel styling

If you are sitting there thinking that Boohoo is one for the younger crew, think again. I attended the Boohoo Spring/Summer preview a couple of weeks ago and just fell in love with so many things, if my bag had been big enough I would’ve been leaving with quite a few of them.

Boohoo is just known for really affordable ‘fast fashion’, but that doesn’t mean that style is abandoned. On the contrary, there are some pieces that could come from a designer atelier. Just check out the Chanel style jackets and coats that scream Lagerfeld, or the beautiful quilted, embroidered boots that have more than a touch of McQueen about them. My favourite look though, was the exquisite tulle dress that has a 1950s feel. Teamed with a leather jacket to toughen up the look, this was just genius. Ella Henderson’s stylist should be on the phone right now…

 

Online now…Boohoo Boutique

Boutique Amelia Biker Jacket With PU Stud Shoulder £45 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Kylie Metallic Sequin Front Shift Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Shayla Short Faux Fur Fitted Waist Coat £45 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Connie Georgette Beaded Dip Hem Shift Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Minnie Georgette Large Disc Sequin Front Top £15 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Janey Georgette Beaded Front Dip Hem Long Vest £25 click to visit Boohoo

Click here to view the whole Boutique range from Boohoo

Duchess of Cambridge shines in gold at the Parlympics opening ceremony

It was a case of going for gold for Duchess Kate at the Olympics opening ceremony when she opted for a glorious brocade/lace coat in the subtlest of gold shades. Perhaps giving her support for another gold rush for Team GB, Kate wore a beautiful coat/dress from Day Birger et Mikkelson that she had worn as long ago as 2006, and has recycled almost every year since. But you can’t really blame her for this – it is a stunning piece, the perfect colour for the occasion, and also bang on trend for the next influx of brocade and lace that was so part of the A/W 2012 collections.

Kate is a huge fan of lace/brocade styles, and you can find this sort of look on the High Street and online for the new season. One of my favourite pieces is the gorgeous lace coat from Topshop that comes in a vintage colour that is delightfully described as tea stained! La Redoute also has a shorter brocade coat that is currently reduced. I think this is a great buy for the new season – a really cute vintage style cover up that has a 1960s feel to it.

Scalloped Hem Lace Coat Price:

Brocade-Style Coat £49.50

If you prefer a dress, then you could still channel the brocade style, or go for lace, a style the Duchess often opts for. There are still some gorgeous champagne and gold lace dresses available in the late Summer sales, or you could choose a new season style or colour.

Brocade Dress with 3/4 Sleeves

Vivi Boutique Lace dress

Warehouse Lace bodice soft midi dress

Kate teamed her beautiful coat with a lovely clutch bag from Wilbur & Gussie that has a very familiar look to it. Both Kate and sister Pippa are fans of this company, who create the sort of perfect evening bags that take you from all events, from weddings to black tie affairs. Exquisitely beaded, these are statements bags that again have a vintage air to them. You can currently find a whole range of Wilbur & Gussie clutches at House of Fraser. I have picked out a few of my favourites for you.

Wilbur & Gussie Glitter envelope clutch

Wilbur & Gussie Lace print envelope clutch

Wilbur & Gussie Chain print envelope clutch