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The skinny on wide leg trousers

3 Mar
I remember the dawn of the skinny era, there was one prevalent emotion – fear. The shape was a huge departure from the previous trouser shape du jour, the flattering bootcut. Skinnys were radical and it took a little coaxing for people to warm up to them. For me, the skinny hallelujah moment came when I spied a pair of Sass & Bide’s iconic frayed misfits in their store in Sydney. After shimmying into them, I felt like a newer, sexier, more kick ass version of myself. What’s not to love about that?! Fast forward a couple of years and skinny trousers, jeans and even the dreaded jeggings are a wardrobe staple. For the record, please note that I’d rather go out without any trousers on at all than wear the latter.

For a couple of seasons now, the easy, breezy flares/wide legs/palazzo pants have tried to topple the skinny style crown, to no avail. But this season the tide is turning. The SS11 catwalks were full of an assortment of wide leg shapes flattering enough to tempt even the most devoted skinny lover.

Aren’t they beautiful? This season is about channeling the laidback 70s silhouette, the new trouser shape is so effortless, long and languid. Unfortunately, the high-street hasn’t quite caught up and it was a bit of a struggle to find nice wide leg trousers. Asos and Zara were definite winners though. I can’t wait to wear palazzo pants with platforms and a blouse!
Zara culottes – £69.99

Spring/Summer 2011 campaigns part I

30 Dec

With all of the shops clearing out all of the old AW10 stock and moving in transitional pieces already, it seems like a good time to look forward to the gorgeous campaigns which will grace our magazines in the coming months. The campaigns are very different, don’t you think? Givenchy is my favourite, the image is so striking and powerful. What’s your favourite?


Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 – Daphne Groeneveld, Stephen Thompson, Iris Strubegger and Mariacarla Boscono shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. 

Moschino S/S 2011 – Yasmin Le Bon shot by Juergen Teller



Chloe Spring/Summer 2011 – Iselin Steiro & Malgosia Bela shot by David Sims


Balenciaga S/S 11 – Gisele Bundchen & Yuri Pleskun shot by Steven Meisel


Dolce & Gabbana S/S 11 – Izabel Goulart & Alessandra Ambrosio shot by Steven Klein