Fall Lust List

I’m a fashion obsessive.  Allegedly admitting that you have a problem is the first step on the way to recovery, except I don’t want to convalesce.  On the contrary, I luxuriate and revel in my mania like a pig in muck.  Consequentially, every season after fastidiously scanning the shows and trend reports, I make a fantasy wish list of amazing pieces that make up my dream  wish list.  In reality I can’t afford any of the beautiful things, so I’ll scour Ebay looking for vintage pieces that vaguely resemble my objects of desire.

The first piece on any fall list is a fantastic coat – this one from Miu Miu is ticks a whole lot of sartorial boxes; the shape pays homage to Hitchcock heroines of yore, the pleats in the skirt add flair and movement and the tough belt keeps the whole thing contemporary. Me likey.

Miu Miu Coat
Miu Miu Coat
Luck be a Lady: Miu Miu A/W13. Photo courtesy of Style.com
Luck be a Lady: Miu Miu A/W13. Photo courtesy of Style.com

Another fall trend that I bananas for is blush pink; the rosy was splashed all over the runways, but Rocksanda Ilincic knocked the look out of the park.  This shape is super flattering, unabashedly feminine and bang on trend.

Rocksanda Ilincic Skirt
Rocksanda Ilincic Skirt
In the Pink: Rocksanda Ilincic A/W13.  Photo courtesy of Style.com
In the Pink: Rocksanda Ilincic A/W13. Photo courtesy of Style.com

 

The Key to any great look is contrast – like light and shadow, primness needs a darker, naughty counterbalance and these boots have got the requisite sex appeal written all over them.  I’ve always been a fan of an over the knee boot – they have a dangerous Pretty Woman vibe, that shouldn’t by rights be remotely chic, but if pared with a more conservative outfit, they have a killer allure that’s beguiling in the extreme.  Pheobe Philo gave a master class in how to pull off this look on A/W13 Celine runway.

Roland Mouret Boots
Roland Mouret Boots
Celine A/W13: Over the knee boots have never been so chic.
Celine A/W13: Over the knee boots have never been so chic. Photo courtesy of Style.com

 

So many beautiful things to lust over, I better start scouring Ebay, or alternatively wait till they come go sale.  Sigh.