Autumn-trends

Interior Design Trends For Autumn

Redecorate your home with some of the seasons hottest interior design trends for the colder months of the year.

It’s time to bring out the blankets, fluffy cushions and thick rugs to combat the colder temperatures, and make your house look good at the same time.

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Faux fur

Who doesn’t love a little faux fur in their home? Whether you decide to incorporate a blanket, cushion, rug or throw, the possibilities are endless with this signature autumnal trend.

If you do decide on a rug, make sure to place some non-stick layers underneath so it doesn’t move out of place.

Interior Design Trends For Autumn

Candles

Warm, woody candles are a must-have for the autumn-winter season. Keep them away from a window so they can burn evenly, and remember to trim them before lighting. Soy-based candles require little to no maintenance, and the glass can also be used to store the essentials after it’s been cleaned.

They also help to set the warm and cozy ambience that we all want to achieve during the colder seasons.

Interior Design Trends For Autumn

Terrariums

A low-maintenance way to bring some greenery into your home is with a terrarium. These are small groups of plants (mostly cactus and succulents), which last forever only need to be watered sparingly.

Keep them in direct sunlight (on a window sill) for best results.

Interior Design Trends For Autumn

Wall hangings

Creating your own art hanging is as easy as stapling your favourite piece of fabric onto a canvas.

Ikea and other craft stores sell fabrics by the metre, and you can easily come up with a creative piece for every room of the house. They are also more homely than a traditional painting.

Interior Design Trends For Autumn

Timber chairs

Nail that Scandinavian style by incorporating some timber tables and chairs into your living room or study. You can then accessorise them with faux fur throws which look and feel so luxurious.

Interior Design Trends For Autumn

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March 18, 2015

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Get inspired by New York, Milan and Paris fashion week and try some new fashion, hair and beauty trends from all the latest shows.

Since collections mostly focused on autumn and winter weather, we are now in the perfect climate to leave that summer wardrobe behind and try something a little more darker for the cold weather ahead.

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All white

Where: H&M

Who cares about #allblackeverything, this season it’s all about the matching white ensemble. We can call it our winter whites, but make sure to you have a stain remover on hand!

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Graphic liner

Where: Rochas

The makeup artists at Rochas stepped up their game this season with oddly wearable, graphic eyeliner. A little more Edie Sedgwick (who couldn’t resist a slightly 60s reference), worn with a clean face and unkempt brows.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Gloves

Where: Dries Van Noten

It looks like Amal Clooney single handedly brought back the high-glove trend, and we’re definitely sitting on the fence with this one. But who could resist the bourdeaux-coloured pair making their way down the catwalk at Dries?

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Front fringe

Where: Giorgio Armani

The front fringe was definitely a central theme (no pun intended) at Giorgio Armani’s show over the past week. If you do get remorse from the chop, simply divide your fringe in half and grow it out!

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Layering

Where: Dsquared

The bigger the better, right? Keep warm this winter by wearing thin layers that work well together. It might just give you the perfect excuse to rock those stiletto sandals even though the temperate is getting frosty.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Big belts

Where: Versace

It was all about the big, statement belts at Versace, which are perfect for cinching the waist and creating an hourglass figure.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Colourblocking

Where: Bally

Usually one to stick to neutral colour palettes, Bally showed a different side to their collection with fun, bold pieces. Although the silhouettes remained quite classic, the rest of the outfit really did the talking.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Statement brows

Where: Jil Sander

Big, bushy brows aren’t going away anytime soon, and the makeup artists at Jil Sander made sure of it. Use a pencil to fill in any gaps and set with a clear gel to tame any flyaways.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Tweed

Where: Rodarte

Classic tweed blazers made a comeback at Rodarte this season which help to refine any type of outfit. Of course elbow pads are optional.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Lip gloss

Where: Burberry Prorsum

Who could forget their first lip gloss? That sweet-smelling formula which stuck to almost anything and was so difficult to remove! Finish off your look with a touch of lip gloss (the formulas have changed, we promise), and dab some highlighter on your cupids bow to give the illusion of bigger lips.

10 Runway Trends You Need To Try

Images via style.com

March 16, 2015

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

With another season of fashion week done and dusted, we love nothing more than to trend forecast for the new season. With a focus on easy, ready to wear clothing, the catwalks of Paris already showed some key trends which we can’t wait to try ourselves.

From established fashion houses to new designers making a name for themselves, below are some of our favourite looks of the week.

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Shearling

Where: Louis Vuitton Fall 2015/16

Nicholas Ghesquiere presented a wearable collection for Louis Vuitton this season, with an emphasis of graphic prints and cosy knitwear.

Faux fur played a big factor in the first half of the looks sent down the runway, and we couldn’t resist this monochrome shearing coat.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Black lace

Where: Valentino Fall 2015/16

Aside from Derek and Hansel’s return to the catwalk, Valentino offered a huge selection of dainty, evening dresses for all seasons. Our favourite? This black lace gown with sheer patches and riding boots to match.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Bustier

Where: Stella McCartney Fall 2015/16

No need to sugarcoat it, but a classic, white bustier was probably our favourite piece from Stella McCartney’s latest collection.

But it might have something to do with the pearl accessories which really made us head over heels for this entire look.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Skinny scarf

Where: Chloé Fall 2015/16

Inspired by the free-spirited style of the seventies, Chloé designer Claire Waight Keller embodied Parisian chic with sheer blouses and one important accessory, the skinny scarf.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Double breasted coat

Where: Nina Ricci Fall 2015/16

The bigger the better was the motto at Nina Ricci this season, with large, double breasted coats adorned with gold hardware covering dainty dresses made of lace.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Fringe

Where: Maiyet Fall 2015/16

It’s all about the statement blazer for the autumn/winter months, and the designers at Maiyet didn’t disappoint with their version.

A deep v-neck was accompanied by a fringed hem which made the outfit pop.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Cropped trousers

Where: Barbara Bui Fall 2015/16

Cropped trousers weren’t only trending at Barbara Bui during fashion week, other designers such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Balenciaga embraced this look for the chilly season.

A perfect length if you want to elongate the leg with a pair of stilettos, or keep cosy in ankle boots.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

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March 15, 2015

How To Style A Scarf in 5 Ways

We’re obsessing about cosy accessories to keep us warm.

Scarves are an essential since they can be worn in a number of ways, and will never go out of style! If you’re already researching your next autumnal purchase, we show you just why it needs to be a scarf.

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Double loop

Loop the scarf at one end, then place it at the centre of you neck. Simply thread through the rest of the scarf, and tighten as preferred.

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Tie

Create a traditional tie to keep the cold away by creating a loop, and threading through the entire length of the scarf. Then, pull the loop over the neckline, and thread it through just once more.

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Wear your scarf like a snood by creating a small knot with the ends. Then simply loop it twice around your neck, and tuck your hair in at the front.

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French twist

Ideal if you have a short and thin scarf since it usually sits at the base of your neck. Fold each corner inward then wrap around your neck and cross the ends behind. Pull everything forward and tie a single knot in the middle.

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Blanket scarf

A warm and cosy wear to wear a thick scarf which covers your entire torso. Create a loop and position the scarf in the middle of your neck. Take opposite ends of each side, and create a dainty knot in the centre of your torso. Make the scarf appear thicker by lightly tugging at each side.

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Extra: Shawl

If you have a thick scarf, why not wrap it around your jacket? It will surely keep away the cold, and look stylish at the same time!

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Images via Glam Bistro, A Girl Named PJ, Harpers Bazaar, Made 2 Style

February 21, 2015