With the news today that Gucci is launching its UK Music Fund (for the discovery and nurture new British music talent) coming on top of Burberry’s announcement that it is to host its own large-scale public music gig, starring the Kaiser Chiefs, later this month it seems that music and fashion are creeping ever closer together.
Of course we are all used to music and fashion travelling hand in hand. You only need to look at this or this, but surely this top level involvement heralds a new age this long partnership. Christopher Bailey’s Burberry is famously zeitgeist savvy. I felt at the time of their Jake Bugg gig at Sketch’s Buddha Bar in February, that is was the start of something bigger (just call me Mystic Meg) in terms of brand building for them.
Gucci I have to admit to being a little more surprised about but since Tom Ford’s days the label has embraced its own a rock led aesthetic; continued in her own vein by Frida G, but for some reason it just sits less comfortably with me. But we will see. Oh and there is a watch you can buy too “a limited-edition timepiece, bearing the engraving, Gucci Music Fund”.
I remember going to a Diesel launch at The Box a couple of years ago where Katie B played a set. Maybe Diesel will be next to come out in official supporter of British music. Especially now Mr F is at the helm – whatever you think of his design credentials, there is not doubting his music ones.
Thoughts? Anybody, anybody…?
This week I couldn’t help but be drawn to all the buttery, supple leather pieces we have hanging from our rails.
The transition from summer to autumn can sometime be tough but leather trim jackets are a trend I love, so I’m bringing you this stunning Isabel Marant leather lapel blazer – it has strong shoulders and super flattering silhouette. Or if a hybrid of shades is more your thing, go for this Alexander Wang grey jersey and black leather sleeve jacket – perfect either dressed up or down. If you are feeling a little risque take a look at the softest leather trousers around from Joseph; or for a bit of colour go for this Lisa Ho petrol leather A- line skirt. Serious fashion investment comes in the shape of an ultra sexy and rare Tom Ford for Gucci leather boned corset. If the catwalk was anything to go this is a truly show stopping piece.
Nothing completes an outfit better than a killer pair of shoes and a statement bag. We have a pair of Burberry runway taupe leather knotted sandals (wear with ribbed ankle socks for a serious fashion edge) and a slick Comme Des Garcons black leather shopper – perfect laid back luxury.
This week Style Sequel brings you a super selection of shoes; guaranteed to melt almost any woman’s heart and we really do have something for every taste.
Starting with a pair of signature ballerina shoes from Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania and Melissa collection. These shiny dove coloured rubber pumps are quirky yet comfy to wear. Next we have an essential pair of patent leather brogues from Tod’s; they have chunky stacked rubber heels and elongated toes.
When the rain comes, fashion doesn’t have to suffer – these super rare, ‘Sienna’ rain boots from Burberry are a luxe way to keep your feet dry. Made from a glossy, super high quality brown rubber with clever shading mimicing the look of leather, they have a classic riding boot shape and nova check lining. If iconic footwear is your thing then grab these super boots from Chloe’s AW05 collection. Made from thick brown full grained leather they are mid calf length with a slouchy cut and a large brass ‘Paddington’ buckle on the side strap.
If you prefer something a little less practical, we have these ultra sexy, fashion vixen shoe boots from Emilio Pucci’s SS09 collection. Made from ultra soft suede with chunky bright purple zips on the front, they have super sculptural glossy dark purple resin platforms and heels and vibrant multicoloured ‘Emilio Pucci’ signature printed leather inside. Or how about this stunning pair of incredibe, statement heels from Jil Sander? Made from black finely grained leather, they have the most amazing perspex platforms and heels.
Lastly, we bring you a pair of absolutely adorable, cute yet sexy heels from Luella Bartley’s SS09 collection. Made from glossy black patent leather, they have gorgeous heart shape fronts and cheeky little heart shaped peep holes on the back.
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