Autumn Fashion

Toasty warm footwear
The weather?s getting colder and it?s definitely about time to think about ways to keep you footsies warm in winter. Imagine if you could buy some fashionable and cosy sheepskin lined boots and help charity at the same time. With EMU Ridge boots, you can. Buy a pair of the Special Edition Breast Cancer boots (a) during April or May this year and a portion of the RRP $49.95 sale will go to the Cancer Council to help with breast cancer research, prevention and care. Also check out their cute new winter range, such as Jersey Hi (b). All EMU Australia boots are available from David Jones, selected Myer stores and leading footwear outlets. Call (03) 5224 2399 for stockist details.

Online shopping
If you like to partake in a bit of desk shopping, you?re going to love this website. Vincona has been wholesaling to garment manufacturers for 18 years and have now launched their own label: DivaDolls. Check out their gorgeous range of hand bags, jewellery, gifts, belts and more. They update their site weekly: recently they?ve added some gorgeous ponchos for winter (a), some unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings (b: Fantasy Gardens Collection) and some gorgeous, vintage evening bags (c: Gorgeously Vintage Collection). Check out www.divadolls.com.au for details.

Fab footwear
It?s not just the slippers we need to keep us warm. As always, boots are going to be hot this season. Whether they?re heeled and dressy, or soft and suede, it?s all the rage for autumn. The cowboy boot is one of the best new looks of the season. Wear it like the Italians did this winter with jeans or a flirty skirt. (a) Rodeo boots in tan (or black or silver metallic) RRP: $229.95. Other must haves for the season is the wrap dress, perfect for day or night and goes fabulously with a pair of sexy heels (b) Nadiva RRP: $109.95 and weekend flats such as the Drama shoes (c) RRP: $99.95. Check out www.dianaferrari.com.au

Seafolly Winter range
The brand ?Seafolly? is synonymous with images of cute swimwear and funky sarongs. As we?re not particularly interested in itsy bitsy bikinis at this time of year, Seafolly have responded by releasing a Winter 2005 range with all the cosy styles for colder weather. Winter this year is all about layering and texture. Stitching contrasts, appliqu? and embroidery give garments have a touch of individuality and long over short or short over long creates unusual textures and a fashionable look. Subtly contrasting colours of autumnal tones, faded greens and stormy grey in juxtaposing prints and textures are all the style of the times. Seafolly is all about casual sophistication ? perfect for a coffee with friends, a stroll with your man or for curling up in on a cold winter night.
Seafolly available nationally.
For stockists enquiries: 1300 130 715