Archive for November, 2012

Top 5…Magazine Covers 2012

Posted in My Top 5... with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2012 by The Style Cache

Marion Cotillard – Harpers Bazaar UK, Dec 12

Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley & Garrett Hedlund –  M France, May 12

Lana Del Rey – Interview Russia, Feb 12

Bip Ling – Suitcase UK, Autumn 12

Victoria Beckham – Harpers Bazaar China, May 12

Style Crush… Kristen Stewart

Posted in Red Carpet, Style Crush with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by The Style Cache

Kristen for W magazine

Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of her films but I what I do admire is that she has finally climbed out of her red carpet “micro mini” rut.

Kristen has figured out what colours, shapes and lengths work to accentuate the best parts of her body and this has enabled her to try out daring pieces I never thought she would wear.

Now she looks more comfortable and confident in a mix of designer pieces and her personality shines through. Here are some of her key looks and hopefully the days of the micro mini are over.

The sheer dress

The thigh high spilt dress

The monochrome trouser/top combo

The fitted knee length dress

The play suit

The mini dress is out

Christmas arrives in Paris

Posted in Shopping with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2012 by The Style Cache

Louis Vuitton Christmas window for Galeries Lafayette

I was recently shopping Galeries Lafayette in Paris (and getting totally lost in store) and it was the night they unveiled their Christmas windows by Louis Vuitton. Much as I am a Louis V fan I was disappointed the windows were not more “Christmassy”.

However the Christmas tree, which is always placed inside the centre of the department store, was beautifully decorated by Swarovski this year.

In contrast, Printemps unveiled their Christmas windows by Dior which featured miniature dolls in Dior outfits for a Winter wonderland theme which evoked the Christmas season.

Swarovki’s tree for Galeries Lafayette

Face of Dior Marion Cotillard attended the Printemps Christmas launch

Rust & Bone NYC screening

Posted in Red Carpet with tags , , , , on November 13, 2012 by The Style Cache

WHO: Marion Cottilard
WORE: Christian Dior gown and sandals
WHERE: Rust & Bone NYC screening

Comment: I absolutely love this dress! The contrasting colours and lengths work really well to give a new dimension to a red carpet dress. The merging of a (very) little black dress with a long length halter neck give the outfit the sexiness but elegance required for the red carpet. The smokey eyes and back-combed hair also add edge to this outfit.

Top 5…Models of 2012

Posted in My Top 5... with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by The Style Cache

Joan Smalls

Cara Delevigne

Daphne Groenvold

Karlie Kloss

Miranda Kerr

Style Icon… James Bond

Posted in Style Icon with tags , , , , on November 11, 2012 by The Style Cache

Sean Connery, the original James Bond

There have been many great male style icons over the decades from Carey Grant to James Dean to David Beckham but there is one man which all men admire and that is Bond…James Bond.

This year is 50 years of James Bond and with the latest film currently in cinemas the super spy is back at the forefront of men’s style choices.

Each Bond actor truly represents the style of their era but note the simple pieces such as the 3 piece suit or swim trunks that have remained the same over the decades in the films, showing just how timeless Bond’s wardrobe really is.

The classic 3 piece grey suit

Those blue swimming trunks

Keeping it casual in a polo shirt

The iconic tuxedo (& gun)