Tagged: Helmut Lang

Trans-seasoning..

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We’re experiencing fluctuating weather again: Five days of t-shirts and shoes with no socks, followed by scarves, coats and snow in the north.  It’s eclectic if nothing else.  But there’s been enough blue to herald the slowly arriving summer and firmly entrench the season as ….transitional…which if one was truly honest probably covers most of the year and highlights the fact the transitional clothes are the workhorses of a wardrobe that pull together outfits come rain or shine.

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Take the humble T: a vest in winter, a garment in the summer and a layer every other time – it seriously earns it’s place for a large dollop of love.  Shame all of mine are in such a sorry state. But where to find the best?

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I like that elusive fit – a low slung neckline with a bit of slub in the body – which has in previous years been notoriously hard to find.  But not now – in fact there’s a rich crop of potentials just waiting to be scooped up.  I checked out the Outnet – quality names without the same wallet squeeze – and was pleasantly surprised by the amount on offer, from this classic grey by AG Jeans..

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To Splendid..(and they are)..

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And more like this edible one by  T by Alexander Wang..

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And Majestic..

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And Helmut Lang.

I’ll have them all in grey,white and black please..

Laters, Kate x

Winter is Coming..

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I freely admit I am behind the curve on the whole Game  of Thrones phenomena.  Forsooth, I only devoured my first box set after New Year..but I’m learning fast.  The obessesion has bitten and Season 2 is already underway – of course the joy of coming late to the party? There’s no horrible wait for next Seasons to start (yet)..they’re all lined up like the most delectable dishes at a banquet.  But it’s not only the storyline, I’m also smitten by the fashions..and it’s the men’s rather than the ladies: The leather, the studding, the macho winter layering and enormous shaggy shoulders.  I lust.  A little bit of searching revealed that Helmut Lang’s 2012 Fall Collection was inspired by the series.  And how very very appropriate it looks as the Polar Vortex attempts to do it’s worst.  I’d bet good gold that that sheepskin coat above would be ready to fight beside any wolf in a storm…

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(A touch of the Katniss Everdeens? I wonder what came first?)

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And then there’s Chloe Pre-fall 2014, showing that layering can be warm, furry and coloured. Might need a pair of woolly tights though..

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For this night..and all nights to come..

Laters, Kate x