Checks in every form were on the catwalks for AW13, from the tailoring at Marc by Marc Jacobs...........
Marc by Marc Jacobs : Autumn/Winter 2013
To the true patriotism shown at British heritage brands........ Mulberry and Daks.
Mulberry : Autumn/Winter 2013
When I first started out in the fashion industry, I worked in one of the few boutiques outside of London, that sold "Designer" wear.
The shop was owned by a very special lady called June Daybell. In those days it was the sort of boutique that had people queuing at the door for new stock arriving! Mulberry was one of the labels stocked there, and Roger Saul founder of Mulberry used to pull up outside and drop the stock off!
I got my job as a sales assistant when I walked into her shop one day as a slightly embarrassed seventeen year old who loved clothes. In my spare time I used to scour every fashion magazine under the sun, I never had money to spare, and just longed to buy the beautiful clothes in her shop!
I had just been to Chelsea Girl, the precursor to River Island, and bought a natural leather satchel, which looked pretty cool to me, and decided to use it straight away! So when I walked into "June Daybell's" boutique wearing it, I was unprepared for the adoration of my Chelsea Girl bag "Oh" what a fabulous bag, where did you get it? Who is the designer? Now in those days it really wasn't very "neat" to be "street".....In other words, I thought those beautifully groomed assistants in their French designer wear would look down on me if I uttered the words Chelsea Girl, but I really had no choice as one of the staff spotted that I hadn't taken the label off and there for all to see was my proof of purchase! It turned out they were all really impressed with my bag, so much so June said to me...."If you ever want a job in here we would love to have you." Needless to say I jacked in my job in a flash, and I've never looked back!
June was, and still is my inspiration every day. She sadly died at a very young age, but I thank you my angel for giving me a chance, and one that I have never regretted! xxx
Daks : Autumn/Winter 2013
The theme continued and was seen at a number of shows including Moschino, Chanel and Celine.
Moschino : Autumn/Winter 2013
Chanel : Autumn/Winter 2013
Get the look for less.........
Mulberry looks at high street prices....
Topshop collarless check wool jacket £85
It's hip to be square........Warehouse check cape £70
Got the dress, now get the bag. Mango tartan check tote £39.99
Race to the finishing line.......Warehouse grid print dress £55
Do the "highland" fling in Asos tartan heeled shoes £47
The perfect winter warmer John Lewis Paisie double breasted coat £100
Always check out the small print.......Pull and Bear red and black print loafers £25.99
Forever 21 curb chain check bracelet £4.24
"Chanel......esque" looks from Warehouse trimmed kilt £45
Don't let go of this one........
Asos leather and plaid oversized clutch £45
Dorothy Perkins grey tartan midi dress £25.99
To the tip of you toes use this Mac tartan tale nail polish £35
Squares in my eyes.............Ray Ban square pattern wayfarer sunglasses Were £140 Now £70
Get a Marc Jacobs vibe going on in this River Island boyfriend check coat....... Was £75 Now £40
Sparkle and shine in Topshop sequinned check skirt £45
Big up the boy.......... George chiffon print plaid shirt £12
And finally, a dress that I love, it's simplicity speaks for itself.
Is it Helmut Lang or Donna Karan? No it's H&M at it's very best...........Get one now!
H&M dress £19.99
Turn yours into the designer version version,
with the finest of tee's underneath.........
American Vintage Massachusetts long sleeve t-shirt £45.
I love this brand and have many of their tee's, vest's and long sleeve tops in my wardrobe. Treat them gently, i.e........."Wash very carefully" and you will get a lot of love back from them!
DONNA KARAN dress £1835
A total saving of
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