From high street to designer, Our Magazine has chosen the best dresses to help you stand out from the crowd day or night! Fall forward this season! Autumn has most definitely made it’s grand appearance. And we know just the piece which will keep our readers on trend all seasonthe patterned dress! It can be worn during the day with a flat leather ankle boot and tights or, of an evening by adding a jewelled necklace and chunky heels. It is the perfect solution to any outfit problem. Not only that, the dresses above have been picked at a variety of different price points by professional stylists to show Our readers exactly what they
can get for their money and that you can look magnificent whatever your finances. The opulent floral designs of kelly Loves and Topshop will make you feel in tune with the changing mood of nature. If your feeling more like wrapping up than blossoming, a touch of herringbone or houndstooth adds a warm yet textured look to the outfit and our handpicked Zara and River island pieces do just the job! From florals to tartan, you too can be as crisp and sharp as the days ahead.
From far left; £170 Kelly Loves, £40 Topshop, £594 Mary Katrantzou £16 George, £169 House of Fraser, £39.99 Zara, £35 River Island, £75 Asos, £65 Debenhams.
Feathered Fancies Dreamy, Romantic and delicate, feathers are Autumns most fabulous fashion trimming! Designers can’t get enough!
Clockwise from top left: Oscar de la Renta, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler, Erdem, Gucci and Jason Wu
They ooze femininity and dazzle all with their shimmering shades and divine texture. You can ensure that you are aboard the wings of feathered fancies this season. Have fun with the trend by day, teaming a feathered cardigan with a slouchy skirt and boots. Or bring a touch of the feathered look into a dress of an evening, pairing with some metallic sandals. Proenza Schoueler and Dries Van Noten made sure the feathers were the focus of their looks by keeping accessories to a minimum. Van Noten and Schouler took the daywear approach, by teaming full feathered skirts with textured jumpers and shirts. This beautiful trend can be styled from head to toe, but for those who are unsure about donning such a dramatic look, why not keep it simple by purchasing the trend as a trimming on waistbands, sleeve cuffs and skirt hems. We have took the liberty of handpicking 3 of our favourite looks from this trend and they are all available on the highstreet! The jackets can be dressed up or down to suit the occassion and the fabulous Warehouse dress (Top Right) gives a dream like feel to the skirt combined with the tough feel of the leather top. We can’t wait for the party season to begin!
Warehouse feathered dress, £160
Topshop feathered cardigan, £85
Lipsy feathered jacket, £150
Definitive prints Donâ€™t be afraid to invest into one or more distinctive prints for A/W. They are noticeable without being too daring, giving life to your everyday clothing. From a rounded dress to a square jacket, each piece offers something different. The soft textures and muted colour palette leave a feeling of warmth and elegance.
Above Left to right: Emilia Wickstead, Celine, Ashish, Mulberry, Dolce and Gabbana,Michael Kors,Marc by Marc Jacobs
The fashion runway for this season emitted a sense of variety. The garments were created in lavish, textured fabrics which fitted, hung and draped off the body at different angles and lengths. The quiet shades of autumn were joined by distinct and sharp prints creating a sense of vitality and spirit. Designer Emilia Wickstead, exhibits her super luxurious Fall 2013 collection with handpainted fabrics in a bold, abstract check pattern. Celine also took print to another level, imitating a laundry bag pattern on box shaped coats. Philo demonstrated every ounce of Autumn in her fabric choices which were cosy and extremely desirable. Stella McCartney, Jill Sander and Marc by Marc Jacobs were among the mulitple of designers who chose to flaunt the latest prints in their collections with a more understated, low key feel. Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce and Gabbana went full force, dressing top to bottom checks on checks.
the conversation] piece It is rather rare to find a piece which is so unique and individual it stops people in their tracks to ask about it. Our Magazine have searched high and low to uncover some hidden treasures which will get everybody talking.
What with high street brands imitating designers time and again it is a demanding task to discover that one piece which is so extraordinary and intriguing, everybody wants to know its story. Investing into one of these small wonders will never leave any occassion short of conversation. Whether it is a bold statement bag or a small delicate clutch, the character of the piece is sure to catch the eye of anyone with taste! Appeal to the curiosty of the mind by selecting an accessory with texture, colour, shape and size to ensure it is the focus of every outfit it is paired with. The marble effect of the Balenciaga box bag combined with the elgance of the intricate floral box clutch by Marc Jacobs will send anyone in a state of awe. The price tags are somewhat steep however it is a small price to pay for the joy it will grant. If your still not convinced, why not invest some time in exploring vintage markets and stores. You will not only find a treasure which is half the price, but one which undoubtedly has a story behind it! Be creative and stand out from the crowd this season, Add interest and energy to your style. But most importantly, ensure that you never have to initiate a conversation again. Next time your at an event, dinner or the commute to work just relax and allow the conversation piece to do the talking.
Clockwise from top left: kotur clutch £290, Shourouk necklace £700, Assad Mounser bracelet £320, Lanvin clutch £360, Givenchy box bag £550, Jimmy Choo shell clutch £360, Bijoux Heart necklace £169 , Marc Jacobs clutch £300
Watch this space Up and coming model Italia Mari Thompson tells Our magazine about her achievements, goals and interests within fashion and modelling What inspired you to become a model? From being young I have always been heavily interested in fashion. Magazines such as Vogue captivated me. The glamour, the creativity and originality inspired me to become a model. Alot of my friends and family always encouraged me to pursue modelling as a hobby which gave me the confidence to start creating a portfolio Tell us about your experience of being crowned Miss Teen Model Girl 2013 To hold the title of Miss Teen Model Girl 2013 feels amazing! I am only 16 and it feels great to know that people do have faith in my potential to become a model. I also feel that by being awarded this title, it shows other aspiring models that you don’t have to adhere to a specific look in order to get noticed. I’m not stick thin, nor do I have the typical hair colour. It feels good that people like me for me and that I’m securing experience for my future as a model.
What defines a model? Originality. Someone who uses their personal body image to make garments come to life. How would you describe your personal style? Modern and creative. I love to keep up with the latest trends season to season and customise them with accessories to create individual looks. What has your favourite Autumn trend of 2013 been? Sleepwear as daywear. Not because I’m lazy and don’t want to get changed in the morning, but because of the delicate, rich and silky textures. This trend makes me feel very feminine. What is in your Autumn wardrobe? My wardrobe consists of alot of floral prints, especially on jeans and trousers in order to add a pop to my everyday, casual outfits. For evening, I have invested into different styles of the classic midi skirt. They are appropriate for the colder weather yet show off your figure and add a touch of seductiveness with a subtle slit up the side. Who are your favourite designers? Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel. Their clothing reflects quality, detail and luxury. What are your favourite clothing stores on the high street? Zara and Topshop. They never fail to deliver on trend clothing in a range of styles. They are also affordable so you can look good for less. Where would you like to see yourself in the next ten years in terms of a career? Modelling full time in London or NYC. At present I am currently working towards sustaining a place at college to study Fashion and Textiles.
Writing by Ashleigh Plant
Autumn forget where you came from. forget where you´re going. forget who you are. the leaves are all falling. before all restarts. POEM BY SIGRUN GUGGENBERGER
Coat- Miss Selfridge Necklace- Accessorize Headpiece- Rock ‘N’ Rose
Photography- Ashleigh Plant
Coat-as before Floral jeans- Zara Suede ankle boots- Kurt Geiger
Dress- Topshop Necklace- Topshop Suede ankle boots- as before
Coat- as before Jumper- Topshop Necklace- as before Skirt- Topshop Suede ankle boots- as before