Gimme gimme MULES – Trend Alert

Searching for mules on Tumblr reveals what I am sure is only the tiptoe of the foot fetish iceberg, one that you may or may not already know much about, whatever’s your thing. Mules are the kinky heels of choice. They are undeniably sexy with some ensembles, revealing and elongating the pretty ankle, although they can also become super practical with a chunky heel and skinny jean and sweater styling. Do you wear the peep-toe or the point? Stiletto or block heel? I have only included pencil-thin heels in the mule mash up below, because they are the best kind. Imagine them with short dresses in the summer time. They are the perfect poolside pal: slip on like flip-flops with your bikini and kimono = look instantly steamy and dreamy as hell. The block heel mule is great for “every day” but they’re no fun/upsetting to look at.

Giuseppe Zanotti Pink Metallic Mules
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Robert’s’ Suede Mule in Grey
Manolo Blahnik F/W’11 Satin Mules with Brown Fur
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Mira’ Suede Black Mules
Paul Andrew ‘Equator’ Embossed Lizard Mules
TOPSHOP ‘Rapture’ Skinny Mule Sandals
Altuzurra + Gianvito Rossi Leather Point-Toe Mules
Gianvito Rossi Blue Classic Mule

‘How to wear mules’ by Prada
‘How to wear mules’ by A 60’s Goddess

The mule trend often verges beautifully on tacky and reminds me of American bombshells. Let us welcome the mule revival with toes pointed at the ready.

Charlotte Simone and Emma Brewin – Fur Connoisseurs

Fur is becoming a key trend this A/W ’15. We are seeing it everywhere: on the catwalk, on the street, to wear out in the winter snow, or to lounge in with nothing else on but your panties and heels. In the ‘What’s Trending’ post a few days back, it was noted how fur was finding its way into a considerable amount of collections this season, and NYFW continues to confirm this observation. A furious act of glamour against the horrific cold of A/W. Hallelujah.

Charlotte Simone Fur Popsicle A/W 14

Charlotte Simone (charlottesimone.com) saw the possibilities of fur in 2011, and has since been creating accessories with equal measures luxury and functionality. There is nothing as glamorous as ease, effortlessness; as fabulous as “I threw this on in a rush”. Charlotte’s ‘Popsicle’ and ‘Candy Cane’ scarves offer one the opportunity to successfully channel this look, even whilst posing against the freezing, soul-biting winds of London.

Charlotte Simone Fur Candy Cane A/W 14

Then there is Emma Brewin, an up and coming fur designer whose Instagram (@emmabrewinfur) provides endlessly feminine, sexy and vintage inspiration. She designs fur with a grittier, less modern approach compared to Charlotte. Emma’s furs engulf and devour its woman, so over the top and loud, yet lazy, lounging over shoulders, fussy and zero-fuss all at the same time. Her pieces, embodying this paradox, epitomise indulgence and decadence – they are quite grotesque in proportion but oh so gorgeous.

Emma Brewin – Wylde Magazine

Below are possible ways to wear pieces by Emma and Charlotte, followed by one of the greatest street style images of all time – which happens to have fur as the centre piece.

How to style Charlotte Simone…

Black  / White / Olive Striped Popsicle Scarf by Charlotte Simone
Liv Cape by Toast
Synergy light 25 tights in Black by Wolford
Anouk Snakeskin Pump in ‘Fire’ by Jimmy Choo

How to style Emma Brewin…

Teal Fur Coat by Emma Brewin
Karlie Lingerie Set by Agent Provocateur
Europa Hold-Ups by Agent Provocateur
Pink Blade Suede Pumps by Casadei

How to wear throw-on fur perfectly…

Style board by Yasmin
Featured image credit to Nadia Lee Cohen, model wears Emma Brewin

Valentine’s Moodboard + Wishlist

Currently obsessing over the Bossa Nova vibe more than usual. Here is a Valentine’s moodboard slash wishlist, including accompanying playlist, channelling glamorous and sweaty, drunken summer nights.

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Coco Collar White Midi Dress by Boom Boom Boutique

Lavish Alice Playsuit with Lace Up Sleeves @ ASOS

D’Orsay Heels by Missguided

Parais Evil Eye Bracelet by Eyelavish

Rihanna’s huge drop hoops.

Glacier cherry red day-glo lipgloss, teeth whitened.

Palm trees along the street, outside an old and expensive apartment building, girls hanging from the balconies with pina coladas in their manicured hands.

Lisa Evangelista staring up at the afternoon sky, wondering how it is that she’s already so hazy.