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The September Edit : Leather and Lace

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Someone once said that men rule the world, well if you look really closely there is a small caveat * unless there is a woman wearing leather or lace in their view and then most men fall to their knees, or are so distracted you could claim whatever you wanted from right under their nose without them even noticing...

Leather and lace and may I add silk are the most sensual of all fabrics, whether it be the way a leather skirt clings to a woman's thighs, the way skin peeks through lace or how a silk cami, bias cut, skims your torso as you raise your arms. These fabrics were designed with power in mind.

So this season, sees these tactile fabrics playing a staring role. Now obviously, unless you are on a date with the man of your dreams you may not want to wear any of these fabrics in too obvious a way. i.e. I love my leather trousers but I am not going to rock them with a sheer silk cami to work... it's not really that kind of office and also of course there is over kill -  leather boots, trousers and jacket will earn you the nickname Little Miss Whiplash or Cat Woman (you have been warned).

This look is not about the obvious, it is about the hint, the suggestion....

So, to give you an idea of how I would style these power players this season see my little wardrobe ideas below.

Cashmere jumper - Joesph, Leather trousers - Zalando, Shoe boot (cut out feature) - Dune

Save lace for something special - clockwise : Notte Marchesa, French Connection and Nina Ricci

Cardigan - Hobbs, Chemise set - Myla, Jeans - Hollister

And if in doubt refer back to the heritage brands who feature this trend time and again as well as a few new treasures that really do rule the fashion world of leather, lace and silk.

These guys leave me tingling... http://ashistudio.com/

And of course Celine ooh and Richard Nicoll - ( I want the entire collection)


Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnsjʊəl, -ʃʊəl/


  • of or arousing gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure:the production of the ballet is sensual and passionateOrigin:late Middle English (in the sense 'sensory'): from late Latin sensualis, from sensus (see sense)

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