Thursday, 30 October 2014

A-Z of Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion

A is for... Artistic

Autumn/Winter patterns are reminiscent of art work, be it geometric like the 60s or scribbles and doodles as seen at Burberry.

Left to Right: Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta

B is for... Berry, Tomato, Crimson Reds

Seen all over the catwalk, red is a hot colour this season. Wear in any shade you like, as long as it's red, it's right!

Left to Right: Versace, Sportmax, Dolce and Gabbana

C is for... Capes

Capes are back! But if they aren't for you, wear your coat over your shoulders, cape-style.

Left to Right: Valentino, Thakoon, Saint Laurent

D is for... Dappper

Channel the androgynous look with crisp shirts and sharp tailoring. This season, best worn head-to-toe block colour.

Left to Right: Stella McCartney, Gucci, Hugo Boss

E is for... Embellishment

Even top print designers such as Mary Katrantzou opted for embellishment over print for AW14. This is one sparkly season!

Left to Right: Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem

F is for... Fairytale Fantasy

Woodland creatures at both Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana, Game of Thrones at McQueen and Little Riding Hood at Fendi, there was an overall fairytale fantasy theme on the catwalks this season.

Left to Right: Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana

G is for... Glitter

Glittery fabrics were a very popular choice with the designers. Seen on everything from skirts to suits and outerwear.

Left to Right: Rodarte, No.21, Antonio Berardi

H is for... Hairy

And by that, I mean fur! It is making a huge comeback!

Left to Right: MSGM, Marni, House of Holland

I is for... Intergalactic

Stars at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Matthew Williamson, and the moon at Rodarte.

Left to Right: Rodarte, Jean-Charles de Catelbajac, Matthew Williamson

J is for... Jungle Fever

Animal patterns is on the biggest trends right now. A key piece seen across many catwalks is the leopard print coat.

Left to Right: Givenchy, Just Cavalli, Carven

K is for... Knit Head-to-Toe

Make a statement with your knitwear, wear head-to-toe for full impact. Chanel even had knitted tweed sunglasses...

Left to Right: Missoni, Chanel, Joseph

L is for... Lace Up

Lace up footwear is a big trend this season, whether it be trainers, heels or boots, the more laces the better.

Left to Right: Chanel, Antonio Berardi, Emilio Pucci

M is for... Mini Bags

One of the cutest trends this season is the mini handbag, adorable! Not the most practical trend but don't worry, oversized bags are still in style. Keep it dainty or keep it bold. Another bag trend for AW14 is fun packaging - see Moschino for ideas.

Left to Right: Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Moschino

N is for... Newcomer Danielle Romeril

Danielle Romeril's label has only been around for 2 years so far but she is one to watch with her youthful and contemporary yet nostalgic designs. I lover her AW14 collection with a 60s feel.

O is for... Outerwear

Outerwear is getting better each season, more and more designers are getting creative with their coats and jackets. Waterfall coats as seen at Chloe are particularly popular along with plastic or sporty raincoats. I love Balenciaga's plastic cable knit one!

Left to Right: Chloe, Balenciaga, Thakoon

P is for... Patchwork

Whether traditional like Prada, abstract like Missoni or layered like Jonathan Saunders, patchwork is in!

Left to Right: Prada, Missoni, Jonathan Saunders

Q is for... Quliting

Quilting is back but this time it's not just restricted to outerwear.

Left to Right: Miu Miu, Christian Dior, Temperley London

R is for... Retro

Biggest comebacks are from the 60s and 70s but if you don't want to let go of the 90s just yet, you're in luck.

Left to Right: DSquared2, Meadham Kirchoff, Saint Laurent

S is for... Sports Luxe

The 90s sportswear revival takes a slightly more glamorous and refined approach.

Left to Right: Jeremy Scott, DKNY, Tom Ford

T is for.. Tartan, Plaid, Checks

This trend is everywhere, you can't really go wrong!

Left to Right: DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel

U is for... Ultra High Neck

Wrap up warm this winter as high-necks are super stylish. Layer a rollneck under your clothing, wear a turtleneck coat or scarf it up.

Left to Right: Edun, Peter Pilotto, Salvatorre Ferragamo

V is for... Velvet

Glam up in luxurious velvet.

Left to Right: Michael Van Der Ham, Emilio Pucci, Nina Ricci

W is for... Woolly

Woolly textures are both stylish and practical this season. A key piece is the woolly coat in cute sugary pastels.

Left to Right: Emilio de la Morena, Erdem, Gucci

X is for... X-Ray Sheer

Sheer fabrics are great for layering or showing some skin without baring all.

Left to Right: Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Donna Karan

Y is for... Yoda

Rodarte's collection this season was full of Star Wars references with images of Yoda, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker printed across garments.

Z is for... Zesty

Brighten up your winter in eye-catching colours.

Left to Right: Christian Dior, Paul&Joe, Gucci


Friday, 22 August 2014

Fashion Icon Emma Willis: Steal Her Style

Who better to choose for my next style icon than the woman who's currently gracing our TV screens in the most gorgeous outfits I've ever seen her in - Emma Willis! I have to admit, Emma hasn't been one to top the fashion charts so popularly before but 2014 seems to be her year. Looking flawless presenting Big Brother, Emma's style rating has shot up and she's firmly found herself under the fashion radar.

Emma's style is simple, understated and chic. She prefers classic cuts to fussy prints and chooses to stand out instead with a bold colour. She does separates so well, effortlessly layering elegant shirts with tailored trousers and blazers. We could all learn a thing or two about dressing smart from her - definitely one to watch!

"I don't torture myself that's for sure - I'd rather just wear a tighter pair of jeans to hold everything in!"


Steal Her Style

Blazer: New Look
Jumpsuit: Asos
Clutch: Shopbop
Shoes: Boohoo

Necklace: Boohoo
Top: Wallis
Skirt: Asos
Shoes: H&M

Shoes: River Island

Top: Warehouse
Jeans: New Look
Shoes: Office

Blazer: New Look
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: New Look

Dress: Calvin Klein
Clutch: New Look


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Capsule Collection: Styled by Blogger Laura Whalebone of That's So Yesterday

This week, Cagecity met blogger Laura Whalebone of That's So Yesterday. As part of her Cagecity Meets interview she chose to wear my Erase Effect Embroidered Floral Dress!

Laura's blog explores her personal fashion style which is very bold and colourful! I love the way she puts outfits together in an eye catching way :) See her blog here.

The dress Laura wore includes a bold erased floral print, worked on top of with bright embroidery:

Shop the dress here!


Monday, 21 July 2014

Capsule Collection: Styled by Blogger Imogen De Souza of Une Maison de la Mode

The cropped shirt is back! Styled by fashion blogger, Imogen de Souza, it looks great paired with an edgy leather skirt :) Having a look through Imogen's blog it is clear this girl has some serious style! Check it out here!

Head to Cagecity to view the shirt on sale or to see Imogen's Cagecity Meets interview.


Thursday, 5 June 2014

SS14 Top 10 Trends: No. 10 Powder Pastels

Today's Trend: Powder Pastels - The coolest pales are some of the hottest colours right now. This season these sugary shades have more of an edge - think biker jackets, tailoring and boxy silhouettes, from girlish to grown up.

Jumpsuit: River Island
Shorts: New Look
Blazer: River Island
Bracelet: Oliver Bonas
Skort: New Look
Heels: Topshop
Jacket: River Island

Catwalk to Hightstreet: Below are three looks taken from the catwalk and translated into styles you can wear from the high street


Happy Jumper: New Look
Light Blue Shorts: New Look
Daisy Top: Topshop
Dark Blue Shorts: New Look


Gingham Crop: Topshop
Leather Skirt: River Island
Wrap Crop: Nelly
Printed Skirt: Jane Norman


Peach Blazer: New Look
Shirt: Topshop
Two-Tone Jeans: Zara
Pink Blazer: River Island
Top: Topshop
Patchwork Jeans: Topshop

Previously covered SS14 trends:
1. Ethnic
5. Yellow
7. Blue
8. Floral

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