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Christmas Jumpers

Since even before seeing Colin Firth as Mark Darcy wearing a Christmas jumper in ‘Bridget Jones’, Christmas isn’t Christmas unless I’m wearing a novelty jumper.

Once seen as a naff gift from your gran, it seems like everyone – from Markus Lupfer and 3.1 Phillip Lim, to Tibi, Topshop and New Look – is doing their bit to make the Christmas jumper a fashion statement.

Whether it’s a Fair Isle knit, or a reindeer-, Santa-, gingerbread-man- or snowflake-emblazoned sweater, spread some seasonal cheer with a knitted festive favourite.

Christmas Sweater

ASOS Vintage Look Christmas JumperASOS UK and ASOS US
Markus Lupfer Bauble Sequined Merino Wool SweaterNet-A-Porter.com
Topshop Knitted Sequin Present JumperTopshop US and Topshop UK
New Look Pale Blue Polka Dot Pudding Christmas JumperNew Look
Dorothy Perkins Navy hohoho Embellished JumperDorothy Perkins UK and Dorothy Perkins US

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Celebrities Love Coach's 'The Borough' BagThe latest accessory on the celebrity set’s arms has big shoes to fill. Inspired by New York City and its five boroughs, Coach’s ‘The Borough’ bag delivers on its lofty Big Apple-influenced name. As iconic as the place it represents, the sleekly versatile tote is hot yet oh-so-cool, downtown and uptown, and subtle but sharp.

Jessica Alba recently topped off her sidewalk-chic ensemble with the oxblood-coloured ‘Borough.’ Of course, Sarah Jessica Parker has been carrying this NYC-inspired bag, putting an elegant edge on her modish-mommy, jeans-and-tee look with one in jade green. Lea Michele went for the classic black ‘Borough,’ which only added more punch to her hat, shades and combat boots.

Also making the Coach bag a must-have of the moment is a laundry list of trendsetters, including Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Liu Wen, Drew Barrymore and Freida Pinto.

Effortlessly transitioning from day to night, the bag can pump up any street-style look with its richly hued polished calfskin, pebbled leather and leopard varieties, along with large and mini versions.

No wonder everyone’s boasting ‘The Borough’ by their side.

Coach's 'The Borough' Bag

Check out the variety of colours and sizes of Coach’s ‘The Borough’ Bag from Coach.com.

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Celebrities, Bloggers & Fashion Editors Love Carrera by Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

The Carrera by Jimmy Choo collection is a special collaboration between the two major fashion brands to create a capsule collection which fuses Carrera’s eyewear expertise and Jimmy Choo’s style.

What is so great about these pairs of shades? The frames come in glitter, leopard-print and gold-plated designs.

So far Thandie Newton (glitter), Jessica Alba and Emmy Rossum (gold leopard) have been spotted with their stylish shades, and if you put the hashtag #CarreraJimmyChoo into Instagram, you will see a whole hosts of bloggers, including myself, donning them.

At present they are on limited release, but you can find the leopard pair online at JimmyChoo.com.

Carrera by Jimmy Choo

You can shop the Carrera by Jimmy Choo gold leopard sunglasses and three other styles from
Jimmy Choo US and Jimmy Choo UK.

Credit: lapetiteanglaise, Abaca, FameFlynet & Jimmy Choo

Leather Jogging Pants Trend

Thanks to the Kanye West/Jimmy Kimmel feud, leather jogging pants have been in the press a lot lately.

Kanye, aka Yezzy, aka genius, aka god, claims he invented leather jogging pants when he took the idea to Fendi six years ago, which they apparently rejected; since then, however, they have appeared on the runways of Fendi, Alexander Wang, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Isabel Marant, Michael Kors and many more.

The leather jogging pant may sound impractical, as pointed out by Jimmy Kimmel, but no one is using these pants for physical activities.

They are seen more as a sporty and comfortable alternative from jeans or leggings, and often come in the form of a hybrid of sweatpants and harem pants.

With its slouchy, relaxed fit and tapered leg they can be dressed up with a sexy pair of heels or booties, or dressed down with sneakers.

Celebs such as Rihanna, Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Kanye himself, plus many of the trendiest ladies from the fashion pack, including Christine Centenera and Joanna Hillman, have been spotted wearing them.

Yay or nay on Kanye’s invention of the leather jogging pants?

Leather Jogging Pants

Vince Wrap Seam Leather PantsShopbop.com
Pinko Leather Jogging Pantsfarfetch.com US and farfetch.com
Elizabeth and James Kacey Leather Jogging PantsMatches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK

Credit: Bauer Griffin, Alicia Keys instagram, FameFlynet & Beyonce Knowles instagram

Celebrities Love Plaid

No longer the symbol of an insipid school uniform or an uninspired flannel, plaid is again the cool kid on the block with celebrities everywhere staying in check with a hip-to-be-square style mentality.

The traditional red checkered pattern has been the leader of the resurgence, although some stars have stepped outside the box in favour of another colour combo.

Included among the tartan trendsters is Ciara, who was hipster-cool with a sporty red dress, tied up with a plaid shirt around her waist and custom knee-high, red Givenchy boots.

Kat Graham explored the cocktail side of the squared look with her sizzling Dolce & Gabbana frock. But it was Rita Ora who increasingly amped up the punk-funk appeal in a Karl Lagerfeld jacket-and-trousers ensemble, accessorized with even more quirk in a backwards baseball cap and statement shades and shoes.

Meanwhile, Maria Menounos took a tamer, more classic approach in a Zara navy mini-dress with zipper detail. The high-street frock was also worn by Olivia Palermo during Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week.

And, Julianne Hough gave us a grungy-cool, street-style look with her Maje shirt, worn over a T-shirt and black skinny jeans.

Mad for plaid?

Plaid

Paige Verdugo Plaid Mid-Rise Skinny JeansNet-A-Porter.com
Burberry Brit Plaid Wool-Blend CoatNet-A-Porter.com
ASOS Jumper Dress With Plaid PanelASOS US, ASOS UK and ASOS International
ASOS Midi Skirt in Pleated Plaid Check PrintASOS US, ASOS UK and ASOS International
Moschino Plaid Wool-Twill KiltNet-A-Porter.com
Maje Degriffe Oversized Plaid Cotton ShirtNet-A-Porter.com
Topshop Enzyme Check Smock DressTopshop US, Topshop UK and Topshop International

Credit: FameFlynet

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps

There is power in the pump. This quintessential heel has the potential to be strong—or completely sole-less. In the case of shoe titan, Christian Louboutin, his captivating ‘So Kate’ pumps certainly fall under the former category.

The sleek, sky-high style walks the line between irrefutably classy and undeniably sexy, with stiletto aficionados snapping up more than a pair or two in a surplus of shades.

One of the first to strut out the ‘So Kate’ back in April, Gwyneth Paltrow complemented her fashion-forward black ensemble with a shiny metallic variety, whilst Kristen Stewart added even more sultriness to her sheer lace number with a dark burgundy hue.

Perking up her plunging white cocktail frock, Mila Kunis wore a statement-making python pair. And, even though Elizabeth Banks let her nude version take more of a back seat with her red cropped ensemble, the riveting heels were still very much present and accounted for.

Do the simple, yet seductive, ‘So Kate’ pumps have you under their spell?

 

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps

You can buy the Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pumps in a variety of colours below
Metallic Gold Bergdorf Goodman, Saks.com and Saks.com UK
BurgundyNet-A-Porter.com
PythonNet-A-Porter.com
BlackBarneys.com
Credit: Getty




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