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VLOG: 5 New Capsule Wardrobe Classics

It was only a matter of time before I decided to branch into vlogging. Some (most) would argue that I’m about 4 years late to the party, but, hey, noone ever likes a keeno. My foray into the world of video can be seen below; a wee bit of advice on the five new capsule classics you need in your wardrobe for an instant update. Watch it, then scurry along to my YouTube channel to subscribe. It will make me very, very happy.

O xx

Closet Confidential: The Kardashian Sisters

Fact: I will never, ever tire of nosing around other people’s wardrobes. Unreserved thanks, then, to US InStyle, who evidently are on exactly the same page. Behold the closets of The Sisters Kardashian in all their gilded glory…

Dream wardrobe wish list:
1. An island in the centre (just the one. I’m not greedy) with drawers for lingerie and jewellery.
2. Rotating shoe closet a la Joanna Stayton in Overboard.*
3. Zebra print ponyskin rug
4. Daily fresh roses and peonies
5. More Diptyque candles than are sensible in a room of predominantly cloth.
And speaking of nosing around other people’s wardrobes, if you’re vaguely interested in what used to furnish mine, I am having a big eBay sale which you can find here. And I’ll give you a little insider tip, since I like you. The fuchsia silk-crepe Vanessa Bruno trousers are a gem of a buy.
*Seriously, how many times do I have to bring this up? Someone TAKE THE BLOODY HINT.

Reinventing The Heel

That Marilyn Monroe spoke a lot of sense. She told us diamonds were a girl’s best friend, that Chanel No 5 was the only acceptable thing to wear in bed, and that the right pair of shoes could help us conquer the world. Of all these, however, it’s the latter that womenfolk have really run with. Well, hobbled and then jumped into the nearest cab with. We all know the intrinsic power those cantilevered inches hold, but just incase we’d forgotten, the humble heel is staging a serious comeback.

After having well and truly usurped the It-bag as the accessory of choice, the statement heel is currently enjoying being celebrated in multimedia form. Coffee table tome High Heels: Fashion, Femininity & Seduction is due for release in October, new documentary God Save My Shoes is to be screened imminently at Paris Fashion Week, even street style snappers have turned their lenses downward of late, perhaps realising that fabulous footwear gets our collective heart racing more than anything else. Just look to editrixes Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt – each know it’s a killer shoe that maketh the outfit, often forgoing a bag entirely to create that achingly hip Parisian nonchalance that we all yearn for.

Shoes are pivotal to this Autumn’s trends, too. In fact, never have there been so many must-have heels shoehorned into one season before. Are you a lady? Try Celine’s pointy heeled loafer. A vamp? Choose YSL’s risqué lace-up boots. Individualist? Miu Miu’s glitter peep-toes. Carnaby Queen? Prada’s snakeskin knee-highs. They’re the fastest shortcut to new-season cool you can get. A one-step solution, if you like. And each with the sex appeal, the allure and the drama that a Mulberry Alexa could never have.


From top: Christina Aguilera, Kourtney Kardashian and Fergie’s shoe closets.
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