Comeback Season: Orange is the new black!

Better late than never but never late is better I know, but, ‘it’s been a while’ is an understatement! The good girls here at the Coup have done a sterling job keeping you Coups and Coupettes up to date and ahead in this wonderful world we call Fashion. However, just as the old seasons fade and the new ones bloom, I’m back to brighten up the days.

Although I’ve been away, the shopping never stops! On many occasions, I tried and tried and tried to resist temptation and stay clear of the high street. It worked, until I saw this black velvet two tone bomber jacket with leather sleeves from Zara.

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It was paid for and packaged (all in my head) before I had even tried it on! It was a ‘must have’ as soon as saw it.

I wore a pair of black ripped skinny jeans from Zara to compliment the bomber jacket.

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 Now finding these Orange Patrick Mohr Kx1 (sold out everywhere) trainers was like trying to mine gold in England. Search upon search, avenue upon avenue and one lead after the other, I kept coming up with nothing. I finally got my hands on a pair and parted with a lot of my money but it was money well spent! Last but not least, I accessorized with a Michael Kors  black chronograph silicone strap watch.

 

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It’s good to be back.

Ctlr, over & OUT

I’m wearing;

Black velvet and leather two-tone bomber jacket from Zara (old but similar) – Asos

Black Ripped Skinny Jeans from Zara (old but similar) – Zara

Black Michael Kors chronograph, silicone strap watch – Michael Kors

Orange Patrick Mohr Kx1 trainers (sold out everywhere)

Jewellery Designs by Alice Menter

It was only recently that UK jewellery designer Alice Menter launched her label. Since, her beautiful, handmade, unique designs have deservingly been featured in powerhouse fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Harpers Bazar and InStyle.

Photos taken by The Coup

Through incorporating the use of household items such as bolts and zips, Alice Menter’s designs perfect a harmonious balance between ‘hard and soft.’ This really is statement jewellery with a twist. Above are some of her beautiful designs that we saw at LFW;  you can check out her whole range here. I can’t wait to get my hand on a few pieces!

Anyone who knows me will be able to tell you that I’m totally ‘watch crazy.’ From silver to gold,  leopard print, black and even rose-coloured leather straps; you name the style, I can guarantee that I’ve either had it or a worthy alternative.

But I’ve had my eye on these Michael Kors treasures for a while now and I’m having a pretty hard time deciding which one should be my next investment. Fancy feeding my addiction by helping me chose? All comments are welcome – which one do you think should be my next purchase?

** To check out our previous ‘colour watch pop’ post, click here

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Top: ‘Rose Golden Glitz Watch’ – $295, Michael Kors

Right: ‘Ritz Chronograph Glitz Watch’ – Michael Kors

Bottom: ‘Parker Chronograph Glitz Watch’ – $375, Michael Kors

Left: ‘Golden Runway Glitz Watch’ – $250, Michael Kors

Stacked Up Pleasures

Three things that I love to do when I travel is to check out local culture, music and fashion. As someone who loves to have a few exclusives in my wardrobe, holiday shopping is a total must. Indulging and seeking out local brands, especially boutiques, is a great way to ensure your wardrobe remains unique and cutting edge.

So, about three weeks ago when I made a flying visit to Chicago, it was a total breath of fresh air when I came across Henri Bendel. The Bendel boutique has been around since 1875, so to you this may be old news, but to me it was news. With a range that includes a selection of fine handbags and jewellery, the Bendel brand is definitely the ‘beacon of luxury’ it aims to be.

Below is a selection of my favourite ‘Stacked’ up Bendel rings, made with the finest of Swarovski crystals and available in gold, rose gold and silver. We all need a statement ring or two to either vamp up or complete any outfit. These Bendel beauties guarantee to do just that!

1. Deluxe Hand Me Down Stack Ring, $118

2. The Pixie Hand Me Down Stack Ring, $98

3. Fake It Stack Ring, $68

4. Petite Hand Me Down Stack Ring, $98

5. Hand Me Down Stack Ring, $98

Special Delivery: Topshop

Aztec prints, faux leather and brushed suede – this week ‘special delivery’ from Topshop is totally fierce. This post is all about ‘new items in’ at high street. Every week we will pick one store to focus on, so make sure you check back next Friday for next weeks ‘Special Delivery’.

1. Mexico Aztec Tasslers Loafers, £28; 2. Alisha Scallop Edge Boots, £75; 3. Two Button Short Gloves, £24; 4. Galactic Studded Court Heels, £60; 5. Vintage Oval Ring, £8.50; 6. Premium Twist Chain Necklace, £40; 7. Moto Coated Leigh Jeans, £42; 8. Moto Scandi Floral Leigh Jeans, £40; 9. Petite Moto Leigh Jeans, £38; 10. Bleach Hem Check Trousers, £36; 11. Knitted Dogtooth Jumper, £42; 12. Knitted Garcon Jumper, £40; 13. Knitted Camoflage Jumper, £40; 14. Knitted Necklace Jumper, £45; 15. ZZ Dress by Motel, £58; 16. Audrey Dress by Jones by Jones, £60; 17. Cherub Heart Stud Earrings, £6.50; 18. Faux Pony Leather Purse, £30; 19. Longsleeve Bib Tie Blouse, £36; 20. Catseye Cross Two Finger Ring, £8.50; 21. Mammal Suede Shoes, £30; 22. Pax Chain Riding Boots, £150; 23. Lace Trim Ankle Socks, £3.50

Back to Basics

And just like that, the holiday season was over and post holiday blues came out in full effect to rub a little salt in the wound. No more holidays for a while. Pants! Total pants, I know. But however you feel, don’t let your mood effect your wardrobe. You may have to wear office-wear to work (for now) but these cute, feminine garments will help keep you in the driving seat. You know what they say; look good, feel great!

Garments:

1. Lace Front Top – £45, Warehouse

2. Black Stretch Leather Skirt – £950, Jitrois

3. Wool Jersey Dress – £325, Joseph

4. Carolee Lux Slightly Jaded Bold Leaf Collar Necklace – £143, Bloomingdales

5. Studded Leather Shopper – £70, Warehouse

6. Pigalle 120 Python Pumps – £735, Christian Louboutin

7. 18K Spike Ring, Anita Ko

Coote Pendants

A selection of colourful and ‘coote’ owl pendents. I’m in love!

From left to right, Vintage Owl Necklace – £95, Farfetch.com

Owl Mask Small Necklace – £27, Tatty Devine

Magic Owl Black Silver Pendant Necklace, with multicoloured sapphires & 18KT pink gold detail on black sterling silver chain – £3,582, Cada

Sporting Gold


We may not have taken Gold in our Olympic attempts but, with the help of the ever-so-talented Stella McCartney, there is no reason you can’t be sporting gold this season with this uber cute Gold-tone whistle necklace. Chic yet quirky, matching this necklace with any outfit is guaranteed to inject some character into your day!

Gold-Tone Whistle Necklace, Stella McCartney – £250

Tickle Me Pink
A couple of years ago everyone, including myself, was sporting a pair of feather earrings. As of late I haven’t seen too many people wearing them, but once again they are all over the shops. What I like about feather earrings is that they are quite quirky yet casual, so they can be worn to spruce up most daywear outfits. They also look uber cute on the beach. Next time you hit the high street, pick up a pair to help compliment your summer wardrobe. They are everywhere!

Anti-clockwise,

Trail Feather Ear Cuff – £7.50, Topshop
Feather Owl Earrings – £8, Accessorize
Feather Earrings – £6, Warehouse

Gems from jewelry designer Mickey Lynn

Incredibly delicate one-of-a-kind pieces to add a subtle sparkle to any outfit.

Hammered gold and silver marquis, $122

Oval small druzy, $129

Small free form druzy, $129

available from http://www.mickeylynn.com