Time Out

Time Out

September is almost upon us and I’m really looking forward to the new season. Autumn is my favourite time of the year, and for me, fashion comes into its own in the cooler months. I love a layer or too!

But before summer is finally over, I’m taking some time out.  I’ve been treated to a stay at a wonderful spa, so I’ll be taking a break from my blog for a while, and all other forms of social media too.   I’m truly going cold turkey!

See you in a week or two, refreshed and raring to go!

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The Hunger

Maria Black / The Hunger / Fall 2015

Maria Black – The Hunger – Fall 2015

So called ‘Scandi style’ continues to fascinate and inform not only current fashion, but design in general.  And for me, it’s the jewellery from that part of the world that has particularly peaked my interest.  I’ve previously mentioned Dutch based Fashionology on this blog, and the ‘Dark and minimalist silver jewellery’ from Danish studio Still With You is, unsurprisingly, another favourite.

Maria Black‘s designs also appeal to my love of simple, ‘uncluttered’ pieces, and the Copenhagen born jeweller’s Fall 2015 collection includes both ‘fashion’ and ‘fine jewellery’ lines.

Maria Black / The Hunger / Fall 2015

Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s chameleon like character in a 1980’s film of the same name, the fine jewellery collection ‘The Hunger’, which I’ve pictured here, fuses old with new.  And you can see more from this latest line in this short film…

Read more about ‘The Hunger’ collection here

Image Credits: Nouvelle

Simply The Best

This video forms part of model turned fashion designer Anine Bing’s August 2015 campaign.  Danish born Anine, now based in Los Angeles, launched her eponymous collection back in 2012, and her simple ‘rock chic’ inspired clothes have proved to be a global hit.

The short (literally) manages to capture my favourite basics (striped sweater, tick, black leather jacket, tick, perfect white T etc, etc..) in just a few seconds, and is a great reminder that style doesn’t have to be complicated.  The simple things are often the best…

I am typically wary of those who have taken what I will call ‘unconventional’ routes into the fashion profession, in terms of their motives and the authenticity of their designs.  But Anine is her brand.

Fashion today is all about the individual, and how a look is put together rather than particular trend led pieces.  Anine has taken her personal ‘model off duty’ style and built a brand of modern wardrobe staples that mirrors how she herself likes to dress.  And it seems that many of us share her love of great basics too!

See more from Anine Bing here

Refined Rebellion

Refined RebellionPunk Staples Grow Up – T Magazine

The subculture’s calling cards – studs, leather, mesh – once broadcast gritty rebellion; now, they convey, wry, refined edge.

This recent accessories shoot by Carlotta Manaigo and Haidee Findlay-Levin for T Magazine captures just perfectly how ‘anti-establishment’ punk style continues to be co-opted by the mainstream. Repackaged and refined by designers, the original ‘calling cards’ remain firm fashion favourites.

And it’s not just punk’s style staples that serve as a constant reference.  In the latest Chanel campaign, the brand’s traditional tweeds are tempered by model Anna Ewers’ dramatic black eye makeup and amazing modern mohican!

Anna Ewers / Chanel Fall 2015 Campaign

Chanel Fall/Winter 2015 Campaign

Image Credits: T Magazine / Fashion Gone Rogue

Studio Style

Edie Campbell / H&M Studio Autumn/Winter 2015

H&M Studio Campaign Autumn/Winter 2015

The campaign for H&M’s latest Studio collection has just been launched, and features model favourite of mine Edie Campbell, so naturally I was curious…

According to Refinery29’s Connie Wang, this collection delivers “…runway worthy fashion at prices more manageable than what you’d usually expect from luxury labels”, thus aiming to bridge the gap between high street and high end.

Style wise, I love these three particular looks, but will the fabrics and finishes live up to the ‘high fashion’ label, and relatively higher price tag?  The autumn/winter collection arrives in stores in September.

See all the looks from the H&M Studio Autumn/Winter 2015 collection here

Image Credits: Fashion Gone Rogue 

New Season, New Look!

Signature Style Consultancy

Welcome to our new website!  Signature Style Consultancy’s new online home is now live.

You can visit us here, and can also find us on Facebook now too!

Exciting times ahead.  We’re ready for the new season.  Are you?