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An Affordable, Lovely Winter Coat By Hayden-Harnett

An Affordable, Lovely Winter Coat By Hayden-Harnett
I’m talking about the “Audrey” ; a twill overcoat with lambskin leather detailing. This coat has a dash of equestrian without being too over the top. To add to its appeal, the Audrey coat is on Hayden-Harnett’s sale docket; priced at $210.40 (from $526).

Hayden-Harnett designs have been featured on shows such as Gossip Girl, and they currently have a special line designed specially for Target on sale now [preview photos of the entire line]; though those pieces are strictly accessory based.

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Awesome Motorcycle-esque Boots Ahoy

Awesome Motorcycle-esque Boots Ahoy

Let’s face facts, here: winter is not the time for heeled boots. In the spirit of not dressing like you’re about to hit the slopes, may I suggest the delightfully buckle and zipper laden Virgie boot by Aldo.

Think of it this way; these boots will go swimmingly with all the buffalo check you’ve purchased in the last month (or perhaps it’s just me?)



How To Properly Wear The Boyfriend Jean
December 3, 2008, 9:15 am
Filed under: 2008, Women's Fashion | Tags: , , , , ,

As the boyfriend jeans rise in popularity (partially due to a revolt by tired drainpipe denim wearers), we are going to see the baggy, ill fitting look more and more often. The trouble with this is the Katie Holmes type women of the world seem utterly hell bent on giving this cut of denim a sullied name.

I’m no ranging fan of this cut, but I can recognize that it is possible for it to be done well. Here are a few bits to keep in mind while sizing up the possibility of wearing this type of denim:

  • The leg may be loose, but keep them reasonably fitted around your bum; you don’t want your rear looking like a sack of wrinkles.
  • Cuff them for a country look, but keep in mind this is extremely informal.
  • Avoid a cropped length without a cuff; loose jeans that are too short for your legs spell instant visual disaster.
  • Experiment with rips, tears and colors but keep the look in control as to avoid over-trending.
  • Plan to wear streamlined footwear like thin brogues and ankle boots; don’t go with strappy sandals that scream over thought, over styled.

The Trouble With The Boyfriend Jean

From left to right: Current/Elliott super loved boyfriend jeans ($229), Current/Elliott hickory boyfriend jeans ($206), Rogan Sovereign Jeans ($300); all from La Garçonne



Things We Can Do Without: All Over Sequin Unitards
November 19, 2008, 2:11 pm
Filed under: 2008, fashion crimes, Women's Fashion | Tags: , , , , ,

Pieces like these are all par the course of having something so very 80s and gaudy come ranging back into popular acceptance, but it dosen’t mean anyone should wear them!

In this category are all over sequin unitards.  I included a close up of the mannequin bum for your utter terror; even a fake hard plastic body looks horribly unflattering in this elastine-sequin monstrosity.  Can you imagine how awful a real butt would look in that? Good Lord!

I suppose the one saving grace of this article is the relatively low $125 price tag (it’s low when you consider the amount of sequin work that would have to be done for all over coverage); though unless you’re in a circus act (or Britney Spears’ newest music video), let Topshop keep their sequin unitards.

Sequin Unitards



Pete Doherty Must Be Immortal, Looks Divine In Fall Cavalli Ads
November 7, 2007, 7:18 pm
Filed under: 2007, Men's Fashion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

As we all know, Pete Doherty loves heroin. There are many that argue that he was probably consumed enough contraband to kill off a herd of elephants. I, for one, have come to the conclusion that he must be immortal. The man is either up to his burned out nostrils in positive luck or is Jesus in disguise; trying to judge the state of humanity today and how far he can take things before all hell breaks loose (no pun intended of course).

Seeing these Cavalli ads featuring Pete really saddens me; not because he will probably blow most of this modelling cash on smack, but because he looks so damn good when he’s all showered up and not blitzed! The man is very attractive. It pains me to see him looking like this, when we all know it’s possible to have the below look all the damn time.

Though I do like the photos, not much of the Cavalli line is really being flogged here. For images that are supposed to represent the entire menswear line for Fall/Winter 2007, the lack of actual advertisement for the house is painfully apparent; though we (or at least I) always enjoy a groomed and beautified Pete.

I’ve always enjoyed Doherty’s sense of style, especially his old world hats, fitted pants and blazers. The man is truly the spirit of rock and roll rebellion, put forth both spiritually and visually in the most unapologetic sense. Whether you love him or hate him, you cannot possibly deny the style that lives within his tortured body. Undoubtedly, anything on musical path that he sets his mind on he can conquer, I only hope that he dosen’t kill himself on his way.

Pete