Sunday, May 12, 2013

LET THE SUIT DO THE TALKING. SAINT LAURENT, NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, HAIDER ACKERMANN...........get the look for less!


If there is one piece we should all have in our wardrobes right now it is the trouser suit. 

Not since the 1990's, when it was the go to item for serious power dressing have there been so many on the designer catwalks.


Forget the 90's office flashbacks, the SS13 version has a new air of confidence.


 So let this fail safe secret weapon get to work for you.........





 


 





The strong retro feel of this Saint Laurent collection, is relaxed and sexy, with a  chic, rock and roll mix thrown in.......
Think Bianca Jagger 1970's.






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Narciso Rodriguez.... as Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue once said, "No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning."




Haider Ackermann : Spring/Summer 2013

Now let the drama begin.........
 
 


 


 



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As always Haider Ackerman gives us  dramatic looks with beautiful elongated shapes, and complex draping. 




Get the look for less.......... 

 Linen Jacket


A classic shape blazer in white will give you endless wear.

To create the look, layer with black crop top, silk vest over.......and ooh la la!

Cropped top
Image 1 of TOP WITH WAISTBAND from Zara



Smile please.......?


YVES SAINT LAURENT Ombre Solo eyeshadow (Gold leaf 15




Vibrant and rich, this eye colour will take you from day to night.......


Palazzo trousers



A wardrobe essential, wide leg black pants.



 


Black and tan shoes always a classic.
 Done here with a big modern kick!

Image 1 of PINSTRIPE BLAZER from Zara




 She is still not smiling........But I am, 
this is a great suit to get the Saint Laurent feeling.
 Interlock Chunky Chain Stretch Bracelet



Matalan, this store can be badly lit, which in turn makes the merchandise look even cheaper, and at times it is short staffed.

 But it is always worth a look for some great bargain pieces.........
Get it home, mix it in , and make like it's designer!
Jessica Simpson Ribbon Braided Floppy



Want to get ahead?........get a hat!

Detachable pussy-bow silk-crepe blouse by Iris & Ink


Softly sexy, and oh so chic...........
Image 1 of ASOS Cat Eye Sunglasses

Retro eyewear is the way forward, for a foxy look.
Image 1 of Senso Cadena I Black Strappy Heeled Shoes



 Croc Tote Bag


 Great look.......fab price!



The Tuxedo, another wardrobe classic. 
Yves Saint Laurent  gave us "Le Smoking".





The World of Fashion in Vogue, Voguepedia

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image via Vogue 1967
Perforated bucket back 



Sports Luxe inspired without the price tag.

Over Sized Plastic Chunky Chain Necklace

A bit Marc Jacobs?
 
Image 1 of SHEER STUDIO TOP from Zara

A Stella McCartney look, at Zara (bless them)

Image 4 of ASOS Trousers In Monochrome



Wear with the tux jacket, silk top, and slip on the heels.......
work it girl!






Riviera glamour shades.




Designer feel shoe that will work hard for you this summer.......


 YVES SAINT LAURENT La Laque Couture lasting nail polish

 Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's creations and artistic legacies. The La Laque Couture collection lets you dip your fingertips into the world of Couture with a range of iconic YSL colours. Including ten exclusive shades, available only at Selfridges; Orange Fusion, Orange Afrique, Prune Minimale, Fuschia Cubiste, Rose Renaissance, Mauve Naif, Bleu Cobalt, Brun Parnasse, Blanc Symboliste, and featured here  "Dore Orfevre"
Black Cotton Blazer

Great looking jacket at an amazing price.
 Texture cotton cropped top

If your six pack is on your tum, and not in the fridge,  
......then try this look!



So expensive looking, could double up as a travel holdall too.


 Tapered suit trousers


Every girl needs a classic slim black ankle length trouser. 


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What do you think of this heel? 
I really like the quirky design.

Cotton blazer by Alexander Wang



Another bargain, that will give you many years of wear........
Expensive I know? But it is Alexander Wang after all.

 Cutwork Tote Bag



What you save on the bag?
......You can splurge on the rest!






GOK Pussy Bow Blouse



Gok for Tu at Sainsbury's is a great capsule collection.......
Check it out next time you are in the aisle's.


Leather Bracelet Tan Braided Leather Cuff Wrap Bracelet with Toggle Clasp



This hand crafted bracelet from Etsy just looks so cool.


 



Leopard-print calf hair sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals Was £545 Now £245.45

Sexy, flirty, feminine, and a great reduction too!
 




And now something for the men...............




YSL EDT SUPER CONCENTRATE SPRAY 100 ml

This super concentrate version of the fragrance, was created for the personal use of Yves Saint Laurent.

In 1971, it became generally available. It is elegant, fresh, aromatic, and delicately spicy.......just like my VHM!

So treat the gorgeous man in your life to Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme .......and then wait for him to treat you back.




                                X X X





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44 comments

  1. Fabulous post...lots of lovely inspiration here:)
    ~Anne

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  2. Nice post ! Lovely proposal !
    I'm following you now.


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  3. I find many useful things herewith On Linen Suits.It is really amazing for us. Where ever we are, just click on the website and Take advantages .Your article impressed me very heartily.

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  4. Ooh - if only I looked as good as those models in the YSL show. I love that kind of silhouette but I just don't have the height or body to carry that look of. However, I could carry that Matalan necklace off no problem - I can't believe that one's just £10 - a most excellent pick!

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    1. I know, I am a bit on the short side too...but a girl can dream, or get a massive pair of stilts I suppose! xx

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  5. Amazing! Love them ALL! I actually have a giveaway right now and think you'll really like it! You could win free clothes;)! http://instantmilk.blogspot.com/2013/05/mentirosas-giveaway-win-your-favorite.html

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  6. I love your high street takes on this trend, you have picked some fab pieces! I lived and died in trouser suits for the office in the 80's and 90's now it's jogging bottoms or jeans!

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    1. I know I got rid of so many lovely pieces especially the jackets that I reckon I could reinvent. p.s. Nothing wrong with good old jeans and trackie's. xx

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  7. Love the Haider Ackermann outfits, one of my favourite designers, if only I had the budget! x

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  8. love the suiting on the run way so effortlessly classy and chic and thank you for the wonderful compliment on my blog cant wait to see your next post xoxo angel
    http://borntodieforfashion.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you so much I so glad you enjoyed it...xx

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  9. Love the way you have picked up the most amazing pieces at the most engaging price points . Following you with GFC ! Love your blog !!!!

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  10. Thanks for your comment!! Really interesting blog, Im already following you!

    Kiss,

    http://theartof-paloma.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Great to have you following, I am so glad you enjoyed it! xx

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  11. So many things I want!! Love the look of a cool suit and I love a good bowtie blouse. Someday, Zara models will smile, LOL.

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. It good to have this look around....very ladylike!! xx

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment!

    Love the saint laurent and haider ackerman looks!!! TDF~
    www.inspirefashionphotography.com
    xx

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    1. Thanks for taking a look back...stay in touch xx

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  13. completely agree! I'm busy searching for the perfect trouser suit!


    hannah xx

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    1. Hope you find it soon.....there are quite a lot around! xx

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  14. I am loven' everything about this post!!!


    XX,
    Miranda

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  15. I really need that saint lauren hat, so classy!!!

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  16. Those models in the suits....SO STUNNING! I love the front bow tie blouses! Add so much character to an outfit:)! P.S. Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog!

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    1. It is such a great look so feminine, yet totally new!Thanks xx

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  17. love this post! ^^

    Enter my giveaway! a Chloé perfum is waiting for you :)

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  18. I'm so checking out Matalan when I get back to Blighty! All your posts make me sigh happily! Andrea x

    http://couscousandcorkwedges.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh you must....as I say the stores leave a lot to be desired design and lighting wise, but worth rooting through always xx

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  19. Hi my dear! Another stylish and inspiring post, I really need a pair of smart tailored trousers so will be looking out for some! Fabulous picks, loving the Matalan and Mango bags, thankfully I'm alright for blazers! xxx

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    1. Thank you Sharon, you always leave such fabulous comments! xx

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  20. Love this post!

    I have a nice giveaway up on the blog (Vogue T-shirt)
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    XxX

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  21. Very nice post! <3

    New post on my blog:
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    1. Thankyou, its so nice to get all the lovely feedback! xx

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  22. Very nice post about tailored clothes:)
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the comment;)
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    Kisses x
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