An F&F Autumn fashion preview

It might seem to be a bit perverse that just as summer is finally upon us, we start to look at the next season, Autumn and Winter. But fashion is like that, Spring is the season of the Autumn/Winter press days and today I have some of the shots from the F&F Clothing collections that will appear in stores from August.

Like Spring/Summer, the big news story is the 1970s. No longer the decade that style forgot, we are now seeing all the best elements – tailored flares and culottes, silk long sleeved blouses with pussy bow ties and printed tea dresses with knee high boots. We are also seeing the shades that the 70s is quite famously known for:- brown, beige, camel. A friend once told me, many years ago, that everything was brown in the 1970s, from sofas to wedding dresses. She was being ironic, but based on these rich chocolately tones, I don’t think it is such a bad thing.

Think luxe fabrics and stylish 70s ladies, Angelica Huston, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Hall, Diane Von Furstenberg and Ali McGraw. This is all the inspiration you will need for next season.

F&F Blouse -ú16 Stole -ú25 Culotte -ú18 Boot -ú25

F&F Coat -ú39 Bag -ú45 Dress -ú20 Boot -ú30

F&F Dress -ú150 Boot -ú30

F&F Jumper -ú18 Jeans -ú18 Boot -ú25

F&F Jumpsuit -ú25 Bag -ú16 Boot -ú30

F&F Suede Coat -ú150 Blouse -ú16 Suede Culotte -ú80 Boot -ú30

What do you think of the upcoming collection – are there any pieces that take your eye, or is it a little too 70s for your tastes?

You can view the current F&F Summer collection by clicking here.

 

Be like Slade and enjoy a very Seventies Christmas

I’m a child of the 1970s, and love everything about  the decade that some say style forgot. Platform shoes, flares, halter neck maxi dresses and glam rock are all cherished by Fashion-Mommy. And in terms of Christmas, was it ever celebrated better than in the 70s.Think about it, you could watch Christmas Top of the Pops in 1973 whilst dance away to the sounds of Slade, Wizzard and Elton John ‘Stepping into Christmas’, then enjoy the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special whilst enjoying a snowball and a selection of  vol-u-vents and other delights from the hostess trolley. What’s not to love?

This Christmas you can channel the best of 70s style. So whether your style icon is Farah Fawcett in her ‘Angels’ days, Margo Ledbetter or Faye Dunaway, you will find your dressing, and gift needs taken care of. Here’s a guide to the best of the 70s…now someone fetch me a Cinzano!

Open Back Embellished Top 

This top is soooo Abigail’s Party. Add a long black maxi skirt for a real retro feel!

Pleated Foil Jumpsuit 

Can’t believe this gold printed jumpsuit is New Look, it looks like something Bianca Jagger would’ve worn to Studio 54.

Adenine Gold gltr/mesh 

These fabulous Miu Miu style shoe have a real Glam Rock feel. I love them so much I’ve just ordered a pair myself, and I’m in good company, both Rochelle and Mollie from The Saturdays have been spotted wearing them recently.

Cobalt Keiko Jersey Maxi Dress 

The seventies were the birthplace of the iconic wrap dress a la Diane Von Furstenberg. This Monsoon number just needs a floppy fedora for the authentic look.

The 1970s scrapbook by Robert Opie.Click to visit Amazon

Get some style inspiration from this collection of 70s memorabilia. Part of the Robert Opie collection.