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.
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.
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.
It’s good to be back.
Ctlr, over & OUT
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)
If you have been following this blog for a while you will know that I have a mini obsession with velvet. After talking about it here and here, I have decided to invest in a piece for my wardrobe. And what’s more versatile than a pair of shoes. These flats come from Zara and I am absolutely in love with them!
It seems as those everyone is going ‘lip’ crazy! Last week, we had the lip clutch bag by Diane von Furstenberg, but I’ve just seen the cutest lip ballerina pumps. How cute are these shoes? Made in this seasons must-have fabric,velvet, these midnight blue beauties are just divine! Perfect for a casual day.
Vain Velvet Lips Ballerinas- Topshop
Gucci and L’Wren Scott looks from Fall 2012 collections.
You have probably already noticed – Velvet is back! Making a first appearance since 2010, now we have another opportunity to purchase a few items made from this luxurious and sumptuous material. It is fair to say that velvet will be a valuable addition to your closet. You have probably seen your mother and your grandmother whipping out their velvets every now and again and those pieces never losing their charm and ‘wow’ factor.
Velvet makes me think of Playboy mansion, a royalty on a trip to Monaco and a Gucci girl. Speaking of which, Kim Kardashian, who made a jaw dropping appearance last week at a the Midori Makeover Parlour in L.A. wore a stunning emerald green Gucci from their Fall Winter 2012 collection, same as the navy version above. Gucci does velvet very well, but for those who have no means to go designer, I have also found a few perfect items from the high street that are bound to satisfy all your velvet cravings!
From left to right, Zara vamp shoe with velvet heel, £19.99; Red velvet blazer from River Island, £35; Topshop’s velvet shorts, £32; Juicy Couture bow front velvet bag, £56 (on sale, from outnet.com); Gucci long velvet dress; Velvet tapered pants By Malene Birker, £190; T by Alexander Wang maxi skirt, £112 (sale, from outnet.com); H&M heels, £29.99.
Two new additions to my shoe collection-absolute must have pumps for this season. Leopard print with velvet toe, I can’t live without, from Oasis (£35) and a Dynamo slipper from Miss Selfridge (£30), all over studs and small black heat. These two are super versatile, whether its to complement a day outfit, or for an easy relaxed night time look. I am sure pay-per-wear will be totally justified with these pairs!
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.