Martine Alexander

This season, the Stella McCartney jumpsuit is going to be massive.  The strapless style, the slit neckline, the cinched in waist and cigarette leg are signature to the style:

But with a price tag of £1715.00, its not going to be affordable to the masses!

Not surprisingly, a lot of high street stores and fast fashion sites are already hot on the tails by recreating this piece in a more affordable, versatile way.

Cue the LOVE strapless jumpsuit:

It has a similar neckline (strapless but is more sweetheart than slit), the same cinched in waist detail and the pleating. The leg is slightly more  tapered and harem than cigarette and I imagine the fabric is a lot less tailored.

But, for £45, would you say anything?

Styling Notes: This jumpsuit will be best styled with a heel as the harem style may make you look shorter than you actually are! A heel will lengthen the leg and make you look both taller and slimmer!

Until next time...

Sightings of a Stylist

Last week I was asked by the BBC News website to give some fashion comments on what they classed as the Top 10 Fashion Rules.

For example, double denim...should we or shouldn't we? When is it right (if ever?!). The conclusion was only on a catwalk being worn by someone like Cara Delevingne!

The article was released on the same day as the launch day of London Fashion Week which was quite apt!

On Friday alone, the article was the second most read on the BBC News site and had over 1,000,000 views ... I have to say, I am very proud!

So, I wanted to share it with you as a blog, in case you missed it!

Click HERE or the image above to be taken to the BBC News website...

Enjoy and let me know what your thoughts are!

Until next time...

With the weather now turning damp and the leaves starting to turn a tad orange, it's time to turn our attention away (temporarily) from neons and brights and focus on some more muted shades..

A key colour last autumn/winter was oxblood red. This season, the focus is still the same, but injecting a bit of warmth into your dark red is even hotter.

These IDA by Donna Ida Ivy cord jeans are a perfect shade (in Cherry):

The cord fabric makes the jeans so AW13 and on trend:

Price point wise, these bad boys come in at £155, which I think is great for a pair of good quality jeans that will last you years and years.

Styling Notes: To avoid looking like a geography teacher, team your Ida Ivy jeans with a leather biker jacket,  a crisp white shirt and some converse for a relaxed day look.


If thinking about jeans shopping fills you with dread, click HERE to find out how to find the perfect jeans for you...

Until next time...

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