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  • The Review

    The Guide to a Stylish October


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    October 2013
    Top-5Top 5
    Womenswear-NewsWomenswear News
    Accessories-NewsAccessories News
    Menswear-NewsMenswear News
    Rebecca-Farrar-Hockley-InterviewRebecca Farrar Hockley Interview
    New-Style-RulesNew Style Rules
    Style-Rules-WhiteStyle Rules White
    Style-Rules-PinkStyle Rules Pink
    Style-Rules-FloralsStyle Rules Florals
    Style-Rules-SloganStyle Rules Slogan
    Style-Rules-LowFiStyle Rules LowFi
    Style-Rules-KneeHighStyle Rules KneeHigh
    Style-Rules-DenimStyle Rules Denim
    Style-Rules-FloorStyle Rules Floor
    Style-Rules-BeautyStyle Rules Beauty
    Beauty-NewsBeauty News
    The-Beauty-BuzzThe Beauty Buzz
    The-UltimateThe Ultimate
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    Editor's Letter

    Harriet Hawksworth

    We’d advise

    against slavishly following the trends that appear on the catwalks each season. Which is why we’ve scoured street-style snaps from the just-finished SS14 shows to bring you easy-to-wear style that works right now. So read on to stay current without looking like you’ve tried!

    Harriet Hawksworth, Editor




    Mix textures, not colours for a modern Autumn ensemble

    Maggie Low Boot

    Maggie Low Boot  £425.00

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    It’s a common fashion fact that shoes with a toecap give the illusion of longer legs. Coco Chanel swore by this trick of the eye and so do we. 3.1 Phillip Lim updates this ladylike style with unusual textured leather.

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    Chloé Popcorn Top

    Chloé Popcorn Top  £1,150.00

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    Chloé is far and away our favourite label for pieces that last us a lifetime and never date. This top will work with everything from sharp suiting in winter to denim shorts in summer.


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    Stella McCartney Shearling Coat

    Stella McCartney Shearling Coat  £1,199.00

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    Cuddly is the word on the street this winter and Stella McCartney's fluffy faux coat pleases us greatly for two reasons. Firstly, it’s ethical and secondly, it's miraculously form-flattering despite the fuzz.

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    Givenchy Pandora Box Bag

    Givenchy Pandora Box Bag  £1,275.00

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    Bags are getting smaller, but unfortunately we still need to carry a lot of stuff. Givenchy has solved our problem with the clever Pandora, whose boxy design stores much more than its compact shape belies.


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    Milly Skirt

    Milly Skirt  £400.00

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    We adore Milly’s ostrich feather creation. Wear on the waist for a flattering silhouette; the beauty of this skirt is that it’s so easily updated for evening – just add heels!

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  • Womenswear News

    Launches to love


    Vogue Fashion's Night Out

    The annual style extravaganza that is Vogue Fashion's Night Out has been relocated from London to Manchester and will have fashion fans stepping into their stiletto courts to celebrate on Thursday 10th October. is launching four exclusive and limited edition pieces, including a sequin-covered Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress, a babydoll dress by Faith Connexion and Art Deco-inspired Lola Rose jewellery, as part of the event. And that’s not all! Shoppers will receive a beauty bag filled with a Marni fragrance, an Origins facial mask and more, too.

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    Just landed!

    Hailed fashion’s golden boy, Scottish designer Christopher Kane’s Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalk collection was a sartorial sight for sore eyes and, we’ll admit, its recent arrival at HQ caused gasps of delight. Just launched online, don’t miss the designer’s fresh take on decadent velvet, playful fluoro floral dresses, covetable camouflage print and chunky bolster knits. If it’s good enough for Gizzi Erskine…

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    Grade A +

    Designer Stacey Bendet’s label Alice + Olivia has garnered a legion of celebrity fans that lists Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow among many others, and with a collection filled with texture, pattern and embellishment, it’s not hard to see why. New to the e-shelves of, turn to the New York-based label for everything from lace-appliquéd blouses to studded leather bomber jackets and feather-adorned cocktail dresses.

    Shop Alice + Olivia  
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    Written in the stars: Charlotte Olympia Cosmic Collection


    Back to black: Theo Fennell


    To have and to hold: Textured handbags


    We love Lola: Lola Rose

    Accessories News

    Halloween, handbags and zodiac slippers...


    Beauty News point 1

    Written in the Stars

    We see a bright future ahead of you, one filled with pretty ballet shoes. The stars are telling us you simply must invest in Charlotte Olympia’s Cosmic Collection. Crafted in rich, coloured suede, each birthday shoe features a hand-painted enamel Zodiac symbol, from Aries’ ram right through to Pisces’ fish. Complete with a Charlotte Olympia horoscope book, there will be no guessing as to what your shoes say about you.

    Shop Charlotte Olympia  


    Beauty News point 2

    Back to black

    If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then black diamonds are sure to appeal to your darker side. Expert jeweller Theo Fennell has used this rare and precious stone on a host of exquisite pieces. Choose from fine chain bracelets with glistening charms, encrusted stud earrings and, our personal favourite, the exclusive Black Cat pendant. A perfect purchase to celebrate Halloween!

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    Beauty News point 3

    To have and to hold

    This season, classic leather just doesn’t cut it. For handheld impact, opt for one of AW13’s textured bags. Choose from Proenza Schouler’s Lunch Bag Clutch in cosy black shearling and 3.1 Phillip Lim’s 31 Minute Clutch in multicoloured rabbit fur. We spotted Tallulah Harlech toting the truly covetable Mulberry Willow Tote, updated with a jacquard velvet detachable front pouch. Definitely a trend worth holding on to!

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    Beauty News point 4

    We love Lola

    Vogue Fashion's Night Out is upon us and to celebrate, is launching two exclusive pieces of jewellery from Lola Rose. Loved by film stars and fashionistas alike (Angelina is a big fan!), Lola Rose is famed for her use of the finest materials and her expert hand finish. Art Deco-inspired, the Tamsin Earrings and Lane Necklace both combine a clear base with beautiful rose gold embellishment. Limited to just four pieces each, these statement styles won’t be available for long!

    Shop Lola Rose  
  • Menswear News

    Studs, sneakers and (Paul) Smith


    Sneaker Dreams

    Trainers have risen the style ranks of late. No longer confined to the gym, stylish sneaks are making an acceptable appearance alongside trousers that aren’t made of denim. In fact the right trainers can now be worn with anything – even a suit! Hi-top sneakers work particularly well with jeans and a blazer and Valentino’s exclusive camo style are selling like hot cakes. We LOVE The Kooples’ Leather High-Tops and Adidas’ Bluebird Etrusco offering.

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    What a stud

    Studs have been making guys look tough since the 1950s, so we suggest you make like a rocker and add a little attitude to your wardrobe. 2013’s iterations are all grown-up; Valentino and Saint Laurent have released ranges of stud-adorned accessories that ooze sophistication. Saint Laurent’s Studded iPad Sleeve is an easy way to inject a little edge and Valentino’s Studded Card Holder is sure to keep your plastic super-safe!

    Shop Studs  
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    theRebecca Farrar-Hockley interview

    A firm favourite amongst the A-list, including Beyoncé and Kate Hudson, Kurt Geiger is acclaimed for its enviable, fashion-forward footwear. As the brand celebrates its 50th anniversary, Head of Editorial and Content at, Maria Milano talks to Kurt Geiger's Creative Director, Rebecca Farrar-Hockley about the anniversary collection and more.

    This is an important anniversary for you - how are you and the team celebrating?

    Kurt Geiger opened in 1963 so this is our 50th anniversary, which is a big deal. Probably the most important celebratory project is our collaboration with Cordwainers (part of the London College of Fashion), the most famous shoe design college in the world. It’s the breeding ground for some of the world’s top shoe designers, including Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood. This is going to be a long-term partnership for us, including providing scholarships and apprenticeships for undergraduates and graduates. Design has always been at the heart of Kurt Geiger, so nurturing talent is important to us. This relationship with Corwainders allows us launch careers and have the pick of the best talent. We’ve also launched the B Series in honour of the anniversary – a collection of stiletto-heeled shoes inspired by some of London’s most iconic streets.

    What is it about London that inspired this special anniversary collection?

    Our shoes have always been Italian-made but London-inspired. Back in the day, Kurt was quite a crazy shoe guy. He brought the stiletto to the UK at his amazing shop on Bond Street and as a result brought fashion to shoes – until then, they had more or less always been practical. This was the time of the Swinging Sixties and that added to the London fashion scene. Kurt was a real rebel – he was the first person to serve Champagne in-store as people purchased. It’s all quite normal now, but he brought a real sense of luxury and fashion to buying shoes.

    What's your favourite shoe style?

    I have them all and wear them for different occasions. The Britton, which is the original, I wear if I want a pop of bright colour. The Belgravia is perfect for dressing up and the Brick has the ultimate punky urban edge that London is so famous for. The collection is like the ultimate capsule shoe wardrobe.

    When you build an outfit, do you always start with the shoes?

    Yes, it’s a bit sad to say! I tend to wear a black jacket of some kind and skinny jeans but carry three shoes in my bag - they can transform your outfit completely!

    How does it make you feel when you see people on the streets wearing your designs?

    It’s crazy, especially if you think that we sell in 25 countries, so there are people around the whole world wearing my designs. It’s compelling to see people wearing shoes that you’ve created – it’s quite a special feeling.

    “Kurt was a real rebel – he was the first person to serve Champagne in-store as people purchased.”

    Which designers would you love to collaborate with in the future?

    I’m actually excited about teaming up with new and emerging talent from our Cordwainers collaboration, to do something brand new and take a risk.

    Anja Rubik has almost become the Kurt Geiger muse. What are the characteristics of the Kurt Geiger woman?

    Anja loves shoes and has a real international appeal, but for the B Series we specifically chose to work with Sam Rollinson as she’s part of the new generation of cool girls. She can look supremely elegant but also laid back and edgy, which is exactly what I think Britain and London style is all about and what increasingly our brand is all about, too.

    Shop Kurt Geiger


    The Spring/Summer 2014 shows have just come to an end, but you don’t have to wait to wear the trends spotted outside the shows. Read on for nine simple style rules to update flagging wardrobes now...

    All streetstyle photography by Jason Lloyd-Evans


    All white is back! Avoid bodycon - this look is all about clean, loose lines and monochrome accessories.

    From clockwise:
    Lannya trousers, THEORY; Bubble Stitch sweater, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM; Capelet blouse, SAINT LAURENT; Faux Leather loafer, STELLA McCARTNEY; Pony Skin HDG tote, GIVENCHY.

  • PINK

    We are not talking girly. Powder pink in sporty minimal cuts brings a new urban edge to this typically feminine shade.

    From clockwise:
    Raglan tunic dress, VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM; Remix skirt, SCHUMACHER; Tuxedo jacket, SEE BY CHLOÉ; Crepe skirt, PAULE KA; Freya sandal, GIVENCHY.


    Graphic takes a backseat as fashion looks to the art world to update this much-loved print.

    From clockwise:
    Black floral shift dress, PAUL SMITH; Still Life T-shirt, PAUL BY PAUL SMITH; Rose print mini, PAUL BY PAUL SMITH; Woodland jumper, MARKUS LUPFER; Miss Charles Tapestry Floral bag, DOLCE & GABBANA.


    Add fun to tailoring with an irreverent slogan tee. Statement jewels and a slick suiting are a must.

    From clockwise:
    Lannya trousers, THEORY; Dear Marilyn T-Shirt, MAISON SCOTCH; Crepe dinner jacket, PAUL SMITH; Crystal necklace, MAWI; PS11 shoulder bag, PROENZA SCHOULER.

  • LOW-FI

    Stick to a uniform - if it works for French Vogue's editor Emmanuelle Alt, then it works for us.

    From clockwise:
    J18 Slim Fit jeans, ARMANI JEANS; Scoop neck T-shirt, HELMUT LANG; Military blazer, BALMAIN; Judy pumps, GIVENCHY; Formula 1 Ladies Quartz watch, TAG HEUER.


    There are ways to downplay the sometimes obvious connotations of an over-the-knee boot. Done right, the look is powerful - great tailoring, and edgy accessories work well.

    From clockwise:
    Andover coat, BELSTAFF; Rubber Lips T-Shirt, MARKUS LUPFER; Kitty knee-high boot, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM; Small Ryder satchel, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM; Musela skirt, IRO.


    Ripped and faded denim is a frim favourite of the fashion pack. Smart shoes and tailoring are a must to counteract the casual.

    From clockwise:
    Aidan boyfriend jeans, J BRAND DENIM; Embellished top, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM; Dalaine Madera jacket, THEORY; Latin sandal, NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD; Small Elsie shoulder bag, CHLOÉ.


    Elegant and refined, the new maxi is long and not-so-lean. Opt for a directional print top to modernise.

    From clockwise:
    Hailey crocodile-print boot, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI; Jewel print top, BALMAIN; Agnes maxi skirt, WHISTLES; Grain leather envelope clutch, SOPHIE HULME; Chaucer sunglasses, PAUL SMITH.

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    Wash off the war paint and let your complexion breathe. Start with a good skincare regime and perfect with products designed to enhance not conceal.

    From clockwise:
    Hydra Life BB Cream, DIOR; Mister Eyebrow Natural, GIVENCHY; Eight Hour lip tint, ELIZABETH ARDEN; Personal Microderm, PMD; Cellular Preformance mask, SENSAI BY KANEBO.

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    Calling all Clarins fans!: Clarins


    Cute and compact: Estée Lauder


    A-list secret: Lancer Skincare


    Breast Cancer Awareness: Limited Edition

    Beauty News

    All that's new in beauty


    Beauty News point 1

    Calling all Clarins fans!

    Skincare buffs, listen up - Clarins is now available at You can now shop the award-winning skincare, fragrance, body, sun, make-up and men’s collections from the comfort of your home. Our top tip for Clarins newbies? Head straight for the newly-launched Double Serum - its advanced anti-ageing formula has already won several skincare awards. Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with a tube of Beauty Flash Balm, the ultimate pick-me-up for tired skin.

    Shop Clarins  


    Beauty News point 2

    Cute and Compact

    As much of a precursor as the great Oxford Street light switch-on, Estée Lauder’s limited edition perfume compacts hail the coming of Christmas. Exclusive to Harrods, this year’s glittering collection is beautiful to behold, as well as beautiful to smell, and will make an extra special gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady who already has everything. Why are we telling you about them now? Because they won’t be around for long! Order now to secure your favourite.

    Shop Estée Lauder  


    Beauty News point 3

    A-List Secret

    If you haven’t yet heard of Dr. Lancer, you soon will. Half of Hollywood (we can’t name names but think A-list) are already devoted clients at his Beverly Hills skincare surgery, and for the first time ever he’s packaged up his cult formulas for us mortals to enjoy. Available exclusively at Harrods, his three-step skincare system, ‘The Method’, adds in an exfoliating ‘Polish’ step before following with the more traditional ‘Cleanse’ and ‘Nourish’ regime - hello red carpet glow!

    Shop Lancer Skincare  


    Beauty News point 4

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Pin on your pink ribbons – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we’re all joining forces to support this worthy cause. If your fitness is not quite up to a traditional sponsored swim or half-marathon challenge, you can still do your bit by purchasing Crème de la Mer’s special edition travel sized The Hand Treatment or Origins’ pink Drink Up Lip Balm. For every purchase, the brand will send a donation straight to the charity, meaning there has never been a better reason to top up your make-up bag.

    Shop New In  
  • Harrods top treatments tested by our resident beauty buff sarah rose edwards

    Harrods magazine beauty buzz february 2013

    This month:

    Beauty rules are not generally made to be broken, but AW13 has a few exceptions. Disregard what you’ve been taught and let backstage inspire make-up rebellion with these modern takes on lips and eyes - they’re easier to achieve than you think!

    Rule One: Don’t use a lip brush

    Most of us have experienced a disastrous first foray into the world of lip colour - smudged away from lips, speckled across teeth, or worn away to leave an ‘80’s style ring around the mouth - the memories! So it’s only natural that we’ve long obeyed the rules: line using a pencil, fill in with a lipstick and lip brush, blot, repeat. This clever trick has helped our lippie stay where it belongs and last long into the night, until now…

    Forget what you know. This season, lips are not perfect, and definitely not colour-true. Models across the globe sported worn-in, smudgy colour in varying hues, and this look is easy to achieve at home. Apply a matte lipstick from the bullet to the centre of the mouth; rich reds and plummy browns like Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour in Jenna and YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Scandal are ideal. Blend out to the edges of your lip line and finally, use a cotton bud to gently blur the lip line and get rid of any sharpness or definition. This stained effect is more long-wear than traditional application, and far less maintenance.

    Shop Lips

    Rule Two: Gloss is not just for the lips

    Outlandish as it may seem, lip gloss is not just for the lips! This season, make-up artists took gloss north, with generous coatings of the stuff slathered across eyelids. DSquared2 chose caramel gloss for an ethereal feel, while Etro and Emanuel Ungaro kept it transparent for a wet-look effect; the result was surprisingly subtle and pretty.

    We predict a flurry of eye glosses will hit the market soon, but if you want to try the trend now, simply make your current make-up bag work harder. For example, beauty multi-tasker Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream now has yet another use; simply apply a thin layer (not too much or it’ll slide) over your eyelid for instant glow. Non-sticky lip glosses also work if used in moderation - Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss blends beautifully for just the right amount of shine.

    Shop Lip Gloss
    Harrods magazine beauty buzz february 2013
  • The Ultimate Knee-High Style

    The hottest boot of the season

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    The autumn equinox has made way for our annual investment purchase of the compulsory knee-high boot, and French luxury label Givenchy has presented us with a delightfully fashion-forward offering this season. Givenchy never leaves us wanting, and with its fierce shark-tooth clasp and super-sleek styling, we are enamoured by this statement riding boot.

    A seasonal staple, the Alison knee-high will find a firm place in your transitional wardrobe and is the perfect companion to pencil skirts and skinny jeans. Its subtle nod to the contemporary luxe-grunge trend will not outgrow the season so let the autumnal leaf-crunching commence!

    Shop Givenchy's Alison Knee-High Boot

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