Saturday, September 13, 2014

THE NEW SEASON EDIT......



A/W 14





What's


NOW.....


10 TRENDS


Onto the new.......

It's somehow liberating to embrace the new season, and this autumn and winter offers so
much to explore.

From 'huggy bear' fur's and need it 'NOW' knitwear, to fairy tale dressing and 'east bloc' reigns...... 
(Think Marlene Dietrich circa 1930's.)

 The possibility of reinvention thrills, but also horror beckons, when everything you own, just doesn't seem quite right anymore?

So, in the next few weeks NET-A-DRESSER will translate the runway inspired trends,  pointing you in the right direction to the best pieces on the high street this season.







1 EASTERN BLOC.

Prada: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015



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Christopher Kane: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

This is the new power dressing now.

 Dangerous seduction and a "don't mess with me" attitude......
(Get noticed in the boardroom or bedroom this season!)

SWEATER DRESSING

The Row: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015






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Monster knits feature heavily this season.....Just think how much you can save on the heating bills?

Chunky knits will work with just about everything in your wardrobe, from pencil skirts to mannish tailoring.


3  UNLEASH THE ANIMAL

Celine: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015


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Vanessa Bruno: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015


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Leopard, snakeskin and a plethora of animal prints take a big centre stage this Autumn Winter......

 Subtlety doesn't feature.
  Just clash your animal prints in a more is more kind of way.

4 A SIXTIES MOMENT


Valentino: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015





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DSquared2: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015





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As always every new season we look forward as well as back.
 And catching the eye once again, the most popular decade of all time....... Those swinging sixties.

5 FAIRY TALE'S

Dolce & Gabbana: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015






Alberta Ferretti: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015



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Become a 'cape' crusader..... Little Red Riding Hood has never looked so tempting.

Shakespeare's mischievous sprite Puck, comes to mind in Alberta Ferretti's feather dresses.

6 FLUFF & FUR.

Gucci: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015


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Paul & Joe: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015


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Touchy feely fun fur. This season there is no shortage of the fluffy stuff.......Take inspiration from the 70's with Starsky and Hutch, and 'Huggy Bear' styling.

 Too young to remember? Then look them up.


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Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear.

7 GREY MATTER.

Michael Kors: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015




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Derek Lam: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015




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'Shades of grey'......From dove to charcoal, marl's and metallics,
grey is your new go to neutral this season.


NORMCORE 
AKA.....'PERFECTLY BORING'


Jil Sander: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015





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Hermes: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015


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'Normcore?'.......They are calling this a trend, well maybe?

  For me this is perfect 'under the radar' investment dressing. 
Not necessarily recognisable by it's season or by the designer. 
Just beautifully cut wearable pieces, that effortlessly work in any wardrobe.

Whatever it's 'moniker', it's got my name written all over it..... except for the price tag!

WINTER BOHO

Burberry Prorsum: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015




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Emilio Pucci: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015


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Boho does winter.  
Floaty dresses have a new take this season, just throw on some fur, or a blanket wrap, and you are winter ready.

Don't be afraid to do a mash-up of your prints and textures.......


10 METALLICA

Isabel Marant: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015





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Saint Laurent: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015








Jewels, sequins, embellishment, and shine.......Sparkle by day or night, the Isabel Marant and Saint Laurent way.


Next time........

 GET THE LOOK for less....


Purse friendly high street looks to take you from
runway to real life.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

BE A BIT (Victoria) BECKHAM.......




NET-A-DRESSERS


Style


STEAL


Leather trousers are a slick wardrobe essential, effortlessly modern and cool. 

By day, wear with sneakers and a slouchy sweater, add heels for after dark.
  
The perfect day to night transition piece
 that every N-A-D reader should have this AW14.



Victoria Beckham Denim  outfit




Victoria Beckham Denim 



BLACK STRETCH-LEATHER LEGGINGS £1,100 










BLACK LEATHER LOOK LEGGINGS £28
 NEXT


After reading the great reviews I quickly snapped up a pair. 
They are fabulous, and really do look like leather.

The bonus with NEXT as always, is that petite and tall options are available, but they are coming up a bit on the small side. 

I promise you they always look good no matter what your shape.

SO........

 If you are curvy opt for an over sized sweater or shirt, one of this seasons key trends.

Boyish shapes add some all over the catwalk fur.

And if you are somewhere in between? Just have some fun knowing you look slick, glamorous and the right side of edgy this AW14.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

STYLE BRIEF...........

NET-A-DRESSER
Enter the 
NEW............


The September fashion issues are all over the shelves, and we are 'all over' our summer clothes. 

The whiff of the new season is in the air and I am ready to dip a BIG toe in.

Fashion right now has never been more diverse or exciting, from sky high heels to frugly flats, there is something for all of us.

 Designer, to 'grab it before it's gone' High Street pieces, get ready to translate the new seasons looks, and make them a lust worthy wardrobe reality..........

And so with a chill in the air already (it is still only August after all?) I decide to console myself with my first purchase of the new season.





NAVY COCOON WOOL RICH COAT £139
 M&S AUTOGRAPH

It's a classic for a reason, a chic sharp winter coat.


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 Have you been 'New Season' tempted yet, or are you holding out for a few more weeks of summer?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RUNWAY TO REAL LIFE........

     


NET-A-DRESSERS


Style


STEAL

   

PLEATS PLEASE................


C├ędric Charlier 




PLEATED SILK- BLEND LAME MIDI SKIRT £865 



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PLEATED METALLIC MIDI SKIRT £45
 Asos



Metallic's work now while the sun is 'just' still shining. 

 Later pair with a black cashmere polo and heels.
OR
 Tame it right down with one of this seasons biggest trends 'the chunky knit and boy shoes'.

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