Boden looks back to the 1960s for its new season looks

Boden are looking to the new A/W season with influence firmly rooted in the past. The High street style destination has produced a collection that owes more than passing nod to the styles, shapes and colours of the swinging sixties. With brightly coloured trousers cropped above the ankle, pretty tops and blouses with Peter Pan collars, and funnel neck jumpers, Boden is full of pieces that hark back to the days of Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and Julie Christie.

And then there are the fabulous dresses. Simple shift styles in warm fabrics like placket cord and stretch Ponte Roma style, in muted shades and gorgeous patterns, these dresses are timeless and elegant, yet retaining an element of fun that we have come to expect from Boden.

 

Bistro Crop Trouser £59.00 click to visit Boden

Sixties Jumper £49.00 click to visit Boden

Ravello Top £49.00 click to visit Boden

Peter Pan Top £49.00 click to visit Boden

Notch Neck Shift £99.00 click to visit Boden

Placket Cord Dress £79.00 click to visit Boden

LouLou Dress £69.00 click to visit Boden

Boden in the Bullring!

If you are in Birmingham this weekend, you must go and check out the Boden pop-up shop that is opening in the Bullring. The grand launch is 1st September, but the store is actually opening TODAY,  so this will be well worth a visit.

Offer: 20% Off selected styles
Code: DDAF
Live: Monday 03rd September 2012
Expires:Thursday 06th September 2012

Click here to view offer

Style Icon – Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger was meant to be my style icon for May after her impeccable Cannes wardrobe, but due to a long Whitsun holiday, it felt like it was too late to focus on Diane’ s May style so far into June. However, a fashion focus on one of the world’s best dressed women was long overdue, so I’ve decided to feature Diane’s lustworthy wardrobe as a mid month treat.

Diane is actually a very talented actress, but if we’re being honest, it’s her wardrobe that really takes our attention. That, and the rather gorgeous Pacey from Dawson’s Creek who she is able to dangle on her arm, ensuring that she has every bit of our attention. They make the ultimate glamorous couple on every red carpet, and also have couple’s complimentary dressing down to a fine art.

So, what is it about Diane that makes her a style icon for the millennium? Firstly, I think it is that she is a style Chameleon, one who can change her look to fit any situation. At Cannes, she was Princess Grace perfect in glorious Dior, but a few night’s earlier her style was closer to Marilyn Monroe in gold Vivienne Westwood. So far, so spectacular. But anyone who has seen pictures of Diane at Coachella will confirm that she can do festival chic that equals that of Kate Moss, with simple maxi skirts and camisole tops, and straw fedora’s atop of that ice blonde mop of hair.

Diane looks her best when she channels icy elegance. In the 1950s, she would’ve been the perfect Hitchcock heroine, ice cool, but with an allure that promised a different Diane in the bedroom. Today she is the glacial blonde who shows the rest how to dress – a legendary icon of style in her own lifetime.

Diane – The Look

 

Tribeca Film Festival – All the best looks

This weekend saw the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, with a very starry line up in attendance. Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Emily Blunt and Helena Christensen were amongst the celebrity line-up who were bringing some real glamour to the proceedings. There were lots of outfits that I was lusting after, so I have found it quite hard to choose my favourites, but here they are, with some ideas on how to get the look for yourself.

Helena Christensen defied age in a strikingly simple, but eye-catchingly pretty Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. This is just the perfect white summer dress that every wardrobe should have. All it needed was a glowing tan as an accessory.

MARC by Marc Jacobs Palmetto Eyelet Dress, $458 

Phase Eight Maria cotton dress 

Flounced Bustier Dress with Detachable Shoestring Straps £35 

Emma Watson looked gloriously quirky in Miu Miu mismatched prints at the Struck By Lightning premiere. I loved the fresh youthfulness of this outfit, given an added edge with the cropped leather jacket. The pink purse was also a great touch.

MIU MIU Peplum leather jacket £1,930.00 

Urban Code Leather Peplum Biker Jacket 

Evans Fan Print Blouse Price: £19.50 

Mantaray £35.00 Blue swallow print skirt 

Oasis Floral Skirt, Multi £40

 Camilla Belle was her usual impeccable self, with all eyes on that wonderful bag. Tan is the perfect shade to accompany white, and tan leather is always a winner.

Nikita FIT AND FLARE DRESS CREAM £169 

Tan large croc flap tote Price: £35.00 

Brown flapover shoulder tote Price: £65.00 

Michelle Williams looked really gorgeous in her Giambattista Valli 1920s style dress. This merged  fabrics, patterns and textures to great effect,  and the colours really suited Michelle’s porcelain skin.

ILVA – Printed dress – £159

CHORA – Floral printed dress – £139 

This is my absolute favourite dress of the last month. Emily Blunt again adopted green to dazzling effect in this beautiful prom style gown at the premiere of ‘The Five Year Engagement’.

rosicia bandeau £150.00