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Nov 2011

SPRING FORWARD

Rain, wind, more rain…these past few November days have been miserable. Each day we are greeted by another cold, grey morning and each day we struggle more and more to force ourselves out of our warm, cosy beds. Everywhere we look we are surrounded by grey and we all have to face the fact that as December fast approaches the days are going to get colder, darker and, well, grey-er!

  The leather jacket is a perennial wardrobe staple that will take you through each season in style. An easy and wearable piece, it has always been an absolute must-have for our wardrobes and this season is no different. The leather jacket made it’s way down many AW’11 runways and the key word was colour. We say dusty pink leather at Acne, dark greens and rich browns at Valentino, vibrant

If you watched the X Factor this weekend then you will undoubtedly have seen the ever fashionable Rihanna rocking a tartan Alexander McQueen dress while performing her new song on Sunday night. As one of the highest selling female artists in the world right now it would be fair to say that the Barbadian’s fashion choices come under constant scrutiny and this time she definitely got it right. Tartan, or

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Nov 2011

BUTTON UP

This season our wardrobe’s best friend has to be the ever faithful shirt. We all have at least one somewhere in our wardrobe that doubles up as a work essentiel and a smart substitute for a tee-shirt at the weekend. There is no question that it’s versatility makes it the ultimate in wardrobe staples but this season the unassuming shirt changed from wardrobe-staple to fashion must-have. We saw it parade

The arrival of Zoe Karssen’s playful tees from the AW11 ‘POP GIRL’ collection have had us lusting after the effortlessly edgy prints all week here at Please Don’t Tell. Having only established the label in 2010 this Amsterdam based brand has rapidly emerged as one of the coolest off-duty brands around and has become a firm favourite with fashion conscious celebrities around the world such as Fearne Cotton, Alexa Chung,

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Nov 2011

FAKING IT

According to this month’s issue of Vogue faking it has never looked so good. We’re talking about jewellery of course, imitation jewels to be precise. Thanks to a gemstone imitation called ‘paste’ we can enjoy the sparkle and opulence of jewels without having to break the bank balance for the real thing. And at the forefront of this ‘faking it’ trend is Indian born jeweller Mawi Keivom whose self-titled label

It isn’t news to hear that jumpers and knitwear are a big trend for winter and while the word ‘jumper’ may hold connotations of warmth and coziness, for most of us this winter wardrobe staple brings to mind awful Christmas presents of the past with loud garish designs, not unlike the infamous reindeer jumper worn by Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones’ Diary (don’t worry, Colin Firth, we forgive you). However,