Half Moon studs

Accessorize_half_moon_earrings_the_coup_blog copyI am not quite sure where my fascination with moon and stars comes from. I remember spending quite a lot of time gazing into the starry sky as a little girl, whether it was out of my bedroom window in St Petersburg or school dorm in Scotland… it was beautiful and calming, I could look at it for hours!

If you have been following The Coup for a while you would have seen me choosing gorgeous night sky inspired pieces here and there. These Accessorize studs are my latest purchase. They are very petite, but add a lovely sparkle.

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Trend Alert – Little Leopard

 

Apologies; we haven’t updated our blog in a while. Between travelling and battles with flu, life has been nothing short of crazy for us both. But fear not, we are back with a vengeance, with something hot for you to get your claws into…

Leopard print has made a huge come back this Autumn and since early September we’ve been seeing the big cat print everywhere. But the Leopard print is one that can go terribly wrong if you’re not careful. Our advice to you is that you incorporate small, statement pieces here and there; toning them with denim, leather and other simple materials. Here’s a little leopard inspiration for the big cat in you.

Garments:

Animal Print Crew TopOasis; Leopard High-Heel Sandals with Studded Ankle Zara; Leopard and Skull-Print Cashmere & Silk-Blend Scarf – Alexander McQueen; Leopard Print Gloves – Maison Scotch; Leopard Print Hair Calf BeltLauren; Animal Print Clutch –   Guess by Marciano; 

Trend Alert – Sergeant Indigo

Photos taken by The Coup

Taken at London Fashion Weekend, these runway shots confirm that incorporating shades of indigo in your winter wardrobe is a must. This year however,  it’s all about creating a fresh spin on your indigo pairings by using grey, khaki, violet colours and boyish tailoring to vamp up your blue. So add some oversized garments, create masculine silhouettes and transform yourself into ‘Sergeant Indigo’.

Items:

Cotton Tweed Trench Coat – £1795, Burberry Prorsum; Maybray Crew Jumper – £70, Aubin & Wills; Stud Western Shirt – £45, Oasis; Military Patched V-Neck Dress – £55, Oasis; Lace Insert Yoke Tee – £20, Warehouse; Premium Herringbone Mensy Blazer – £85, Topshop Unique; Palazzo Trousers – £44.99, Mango, Zemorah Suede & Leather Mini Skirt – £325, Dagmar; Cutout Suede Platform Ankle Boot – £720, Giuseppe Zanotti 

Special Delivery: Pull&Bear

This week I have popped into Pull&Bear to check out what’s new. I really love that shop as they do casual better than anyone, even the staple red western shirt has stud detailing that adds that something special, keeping it hip and young. Here is a selection of  items that have arrived in store…and went straight onto my wishlist!

Top row, Fantasy fabric cardigan with studs, £25.99; Studded perfect jacket, £39.99
Second row, printed dress, £29.99; military waist coat, £39.99; red military shirt with studs, £19.99
Accessories, neon tone sports ankle boots, £39.99; studded bag, £29.99; leopard print belt with studs, £7.99

Things That Make Me Go ‘Ooh!’

Imagine this; you’re sitting on a flight, homebound from an amazing trip to the US, slightly gloomy about the fact that you’re leaving your party-animal friends are out there. That’s not a nice situation to be in right? Right. Well that was me, last week, and boy oh boy did I not want to leave. I had just enjoyed one of the best holidays of my existence!

So, searching for a little pick-me-up, I purchased Vogue Magazines 120 year anniversary September issue in duty-free. Louis, Chanel, Dior, Lanvin; all such stunning and artistic adverts. But my heart stopped when I saw this:

Studded gloves and clutch And just like that, Burberry Prorsum got me all excited about the new range of fashion hitting stores right now. There is nothing that I love than shopping in Autumn; it is by far my favourite time to shop til I drop. All because you find key, distinctive pieces like these: Burberry Prorsum’s Country Animal Studded Clutch & Studded Leather Gloves, made with the finest of leather and dazzling gold studs. With even an uber cute gold duck getting involved here, what is not to love? And as both of these fine garments made me go a little more than ‘Ooh’ on that dreaded flight of mine, I’m featuring them together. Be sure to check out the rest of Burberry Prorsums A/W 2012 range here.

Kick Ass Boots


It’s all about the boot when it comes to this seasons footwear. And no ordinary boot it is… embroidery, studs, embellishments,  prints, animal skin- you name it! The louder, the better! We have decided to search the high street for it’s offerings on this trend. Here are the best picks of those kick ass cowboy boots.

From left to right, top row, Michael Kors leather and calf hair cowboy boots, £810; Zara high heel cowboy boot with mini studs, £99.99; Zara high heel cowboy ankle boot with cow leather inserts, £69.99.

Second row, Chloe ‘Susanna’ studded leather boots, £850; Sam Edelman ‘Stevie’ , £190; Topshop Arson Flame western boots, £95.

It’s in the Bag!


This weekend has been a very good shopping one -I have left with a bargain and a treat! I would like to say that I am a very organised shopper, never buy on impulse and always think about items for a while before going for it. There is no point of owning something that just lives in your closet, every piece deserves to see the day light…or moon night. And it feels just so much better when you spend your money on something that you absolutely love!

These heels were on my mind for a while. I have passed Kurt Geiger shops many many times, seeing them on a shelf, but this weekend I have taken the further step and tried them on. Once I did there was no going back! Unbelievably comfortable pair of heels is a must have, especially when they look so cute! Snake print is super hot for this season so that’s a double whammy, Im a happy girl!

photos by The Coup

This Aldo bag has reminded me of the time in Rome, this spring, when I stood in front of Valentino boutique, drooling at their new collection. They had a number of studded totes and purses and if you have been reading this blog for a while you know how I feel about studs! Unfortunately with prices from £1600 for a medium sized bag,  there was no way to justify it. But once I saw this one, I couldn’t resist!

Aldo ‘Saurel’ studded detail satchel, £50 and Carvela Kurt Geiger ‘Arietta’ leather and suede heels £45 (originally £110).

Things that make me go ‘Ohh’

this fiercely studded leather bomber, brought to us by French Connection. Roll out the red carpet, this is one of my favourite pieces so far this season. Aptly named ‘Let It Be Rock,’ I want to rock out in this right now. What a statement!

‘Let It Be Rock’ Jacket – £325, French Connection

I heart Studs

For those days you want to add a little edge to your outfit, be it daywear or eveningwear, here is a little stud inspiration.

 

Above garments, with hyperlinks

  1. Studded Cat’s Eye Sunglasses – £194.75, Valentino
  2. Studded Panel Vest – £25, Warehouse
  3. Cherry Denim Hotpants – £22, Topshop
  4. ‘Elena’ – £110, KG Kurt Geiger 
  5. Stylestalker Rivited Stud & Chiffon Panel Dress – £135, Asos
  6. Stud Heart Box Bag – £35, Topshop

Our New Shoe Superheroes


Kurt Geiger unveiled new capsule collection ‘Starheel and the Supers’. Featuring ‘power’ platform which will elongate your legs and exaggerate a sexy silhouette, along with the superhero names such as Elektra, Eris and Elena…These babies are super fierce! http://www.kurtgeiger.com/supers-collection.html