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Summer Legs

A leggy summer collage, ideas brewing. Putting together turquoise, greens, orange and black. Gucci buckles, Jimmy Choo sandals. Glamour glamour glamour. Thigh high boots. Palm trees poolside, all-in-one pieces, throw-on, effortless.

fashion collage summer legs

“Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Glamour is an imaginative process that creates a specific emotional response: a sharp mixture of projection, longing, admiration, and aspiration. It evokes an audience’s hopes and dreams and makes them seem attainable, all the while maintaining enough distance to sustain the fantasy.” – Virginia Postrel

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