Feathers, fur and fun


Feathers and fur add to the opulence of Aut/Wint 2012.  I must state right now that I do not agree with the use of real fur but I think these days that message is supported by most so I will move on. Fur has made an appearance in psychedelic colours, bright fuchsias, acid yellows and intense purples.


Betsey Johnsono fur collar

Betsey Johnson












But Alexander McQueen has brought forward a more winter wonderland vision of Narnia.














I adore these little snow boots and okay, I know Mr Tumnus wouldn’t wear them but…………..






I hope you enjoy my trip through cosy furs and flights of fancy.



Fur jacket £49 New Look

Flighty feathers…….and Foxy furs.

Fur scarf £24.95 Joules

Sheepskin coat £250 Topshop

Feather Shrug £199 Ted Baker

£180 faux.uk.com

£175 faux.uk.com

Gorgeous fur boots

Cropped fur £80 Lipsy

£34.99 New Look

Fur belted coat £85 Lipsy

Fur shrug £159 Ted Baker

‘Tiger in the Jungle’ £250 Topshop


Feather cape £85 Topshop

Feather bolero £60 Coast

Feather shrug £159 Ted Baker

Celebrating Winter


Outerwear this season is a gift to all body shapes and sizes; there seems to be a vast array of styles, cuts and colours and all personality types are addressed. Marvellous!


All ladies with a soft, round body shape will delight in the new elegant, voluminous, boxy coats in soft fabrics and gorgeous colours.  My all time favourite must be this stunning coat by Jill Sander but at £2,820 it will remain a dream for most. However, there are many similar garments out there.

MandS £79

Whitestuff clear water coat £160

Boden Iona Coat £129













Louis Vuitton has loved the triangle or the original pear shaped lady.  Look how his elegant jackets fall below hip level, skimming the bottom and stream lining the shape.  Similar cuts can be found on the high street.

Orla Kiely Heavy wool coat £485

Hobbs marion coat £299

Next fit flare coat £90














Rectangular shaped bodies and those with strong shoulders (inverted triangles) will suits the designs initiated by Maxmara(for one).Rectangles and inverted triangles are looking for straight clothing lines, uncluttered and strong. Military styles coats do this job perfectly particularly if they have extra detail on the hips in the form of pockets or added fur trim. i have found these lovely garments on the high street.

Topshop military maxi coat £350

MandS Autograph coat £129

Boden velvet trim coat £199

Hobbs Corby coat £299


















Dior has truly flattered all hourglass figures and the petite columns with their exquisite belted jackets and coats. Notice how they have adapted this voluminous coat with the addition of a belt.Petite hourglass types need to make the most of their curves and columns need to create a little extra! These are the coats that I have found for you.









Hobbs trench coat £99

Topshop hooded clasp coat £85

Topshop peplum coat £95

Hobbs Valence coat £329

Orla Kiely £380






















If you have a more full or curvaceous hour glass figure look for similar designs but with less structure.  Softer fabrics that flow are a must for you.


This is exactly why this season is so exciting; every one can find a coat that suits!  Just a little note: if you buy your winter coats in the palest of colours it will take you into next season. Spring/summer 2013 features beautiful wool oversized coats in pastel shades.  Sometimes determining your own body shape can seem a little daunting and confusing so please don’t hesitate to call me on 07725 465 339 if you would like help or more information.  Many thanks Bridget.

Lillyanne coat by Reiss £275

Coast stacey coat £220

Coast india coat £220. Good for the Spring

A Jil Sander coat that would take you safely into Spring 2013