Sheer Brilliance

Cheeky chic skirts are the next big thing.

Is it that time of year already? Just as we’ve folded our bikinis back in our drawers, the dust is being shaken off our faux fur. Thereafter, like a big slap in the sun kissed face next season’s collections cascade down the runway to remind us that we are now in the chilly season. Damn.

We have a wee while to wait, and to be fair great winter trends such as punk and dark florals to covet, but it doesn’t hurt to dream about next season.

The biggest SS14 trend has to be sheer skirts. Not for the faint-hearted, these jupes designed by the likes of Burberry Prorsum, Gucci, Fendi, Mulberry and Sass & Bide (just to name a few) don’t leave much to the imagination. Nevertheless, they give your legs a soft covering like a complimentary instagram filter! LOVE.

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Burberry Prorsum

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Peter Pilotto

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Mulberry

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Christopher Kane

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Antipodium

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Fendi

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Giambattista Valli

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Gucci

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Sass & Bide

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Versace

Clueless Clobber

The London Lassie gets ready to embrace nineties Beverly Hills ‘Betty’ and ‘Baldwin’ness…

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The new season collections are in and this season it’s super easy to match up and choose key pieces. “As if!” you say? Lets just say everyone is going to be Clueless – but in a good way!

Most twenty-something girls fondly remember the movie Clueless from E number fuelled, boy bantering, truth and dare playing sleepovers which led us to constantly mouth ‘Whatever!’ and ‘As if!’. However, watch this film now and discover its hidden jokes we didn’t get aged 10 and its fashions BANG ON with the autumn 2013 collections. When in style doubt, this year, think Cher, Dionne and Tai to channel some nostalgic chic.
Top Clueless inspired trends this season:

The Nose ring:

Dionne Davenport, 1995

Dionne Davenport, 1995

Todd Lynn, AW 2013

Todd Lynn, AW 2013

The Knitted Crop:

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Cher Horowitz, 1995

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Topshop Unique, AW 2013

Plaid:

Dee and Cher, 1995

Dee and Cher, 1995

Tai, 1995

Tai, 1995

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Fay, AW 2013

Fay, AW 2013

Fay, AW 2013

Fay, AW 2013

Versace, AW 2013

Versace, AW 2013

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ASOS, £28.00

Feathers:

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Amber, 1995

Amber, 1995

Ralph Rucci, AW 2013

Ralph Rucci, AW 2013

Dries Van Noten, AW 2013

Dries Van Noten, AW 2013

Topshop, £130.00

Topshop, £130.00

Chunky Alicebands:

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Nina Ricci, AW 2013

Nina Ricci, AW 2013

New Look, £4.99

New Look, £4.99

Simple Vest Dresses:

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Cher Horowitz, 1995

Rihanna is the ACTUAL Calvin Klein '90s dress in scarlet at the GQ 'Men of the Year' party a few months back!

Rihanna in the ACTUAL Calvin Klein ’90s dress in scarlet at the GQ ‘Men of the Year’ party a few months back!

PVC:

Dee, 1995

Dee, 1995

Dee, 1995

Dee, 1995

Topshop Unique, AW 2013

Topshop Unique, AW 2013

Antipodium, AW 2013

Antipodium, AW 2013

Versace, AW 2013

Versace, AW 2013

ASOS, £18.00

ASOS, £18.00

Read below for some hilarious Clueless quotes. How many can you remember?

Cher’s Dad: Cher what the hell is that?
Cher: A dress.
Cher’s Dad: Says who?
Cher: Calvin Klein!

Murray: Your man Christian is a cake boy!
Cher and Dionne: (together) A what?
Murray: He’s a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy, know what I’m saying?

Amber: Was I the only one listening? I thought it reeked.
Cher: No, I believe that’s your designer imposter perfume.

Christian: Do you like Billie Holiday?
Cher: I love him.

Cher: If it’s a concussion, you have to keep her conscious, okay? Ask her questions.
Elton: What’s seven times seven?
Cher: Stuff she knows!

Cher: Where’s my white collarless shirt from Fred Segal. It’s my most capable looking outfit!

Cher’s Dad: Where are you?
Cher: I’m just having a snack at my girlfriend’s.
Cher’s Dad: Where, in Kuwait?
Cher: Is that in the valley?

Cher: Isn’t my house classic? The columns date all the way back to 1972.

Cher: I want to do something for humanity.
Josh: How about sterilization?

Cher: Do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly challenged?

Cher: He does dress better than I do, what would I bring to the relationship?

Josh: (watching news about the Bosnian conflict) You look confused.
Cher: Well, uh, I thought they declared peace in the Middle East.

Heather: It’s just like Hamlet said, “To thine own self be true.”
Cher: Hamlet didn’t say that.
Heather: I think I remember Hamlet accurately.
Cher: Well, I remember Mel Gibson accurately, and he didn’t say that. That Polonius guy did.

Tai: Do you think she’s pretty?
Cher: No, she’s a full-on Monet.
Tai: What’s a monet?
Cher: It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.

Cher: (in regards to losing her virginity) You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet.

Cher: I was surfing the crimson wave. I had to haul ass to the ladies’.

Mel: Do you know what time it is?
Cher: A watch doesn’t really go with this outfit, daddy.

Mel: You mean to tell me that you argued your way from a C+ to an A-?
Cher: Totally based on my powers of persuasion, you proud?
Mel: Honey, I couldn’t be happier than if they were based on real grades.

Mel: You drink?
Christian: No, thanks. I’m cool.
Mel: I’m not offering. I’m asking you if you drink. You think I offer alcohol to teenage drivers taking my daughter out?
Christian: Hey man, the protective vibe. I dig.

Tai: Why should I listen to you, anyway? You’re a virgin who can’t drive.

Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn’t want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne: Well, there goes your social life.

Tai: I could really use some sort of herbal refreshment.
Dionne: Oh, well we do lunch in ten minutes. We don’t have any tea, but we have Coke and stuff.
Tai: No shit. You guys got Coke here?
Dionne: Well, yeah.
Cher: Yeah, this is America.

Cher: Daddy, did you ever have a problem you couldn’t argue your way out of?
Dad: Tell me the problem and we’ll figure out how to argue out of it.

Cher: So like, right now for example. The Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, “What about the strain on our resources?” Well it’s like when I had this garden party for my father’s birthday, right? I put R.S.V.P. ’cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that like did not R.S.V.P. I was like totally buggin’. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier.And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much.

Cher: would you call me selfish?
Dionne: no, not to your face.

London calling…

The London Lassie explores the best trends seen at London Fashion Week…

It’s that time of year again. We’ve not even managed to slip a toe into Alexander Wang’s SS13 white strappy sandals before we’re witnessing the styles of next winter. Fashion is exhausting. A lot of worldwide editors used to take a breather during London shows, going straight to Milan from New York. Not any more  It seems every season, the British dose of catwalk stomping gets stronger. And with British designers such as Christopher Kane growing rapidly, it seems things can only get better from here.

This season London showed a hell of a lot of textures, colours, and cuts. But, after putting the looks through the fashion filter here comes the top trends. Take mental note though: you’ve yet to embrace the summer styles…

 PUNK:

After London collections it’s clear punk is huge for next winter, and with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art launching a major punk retrospective in May, it came as no surprise. What better place to celebrate this rebellious culture than the big smoke – the birthplace of the movement.

Ashish used Mohican rocking tomboy models dressed in plaid smocks and stilettos. Clements Ribeiro showed us glamour puss punks who wore fierce pointed leather ankle boots with cute kilts and embellished collared black shirts. Todd Lynn juxtaposed the sleekness of his tailored suits and beautiful lace combos by piercing his models’ septums with bull hooks. Holly Fulton, who usually showcases ladylike designs, showed the eagerly awaiting crowd red and black speckled biker jackets, leather pleated skater skirts, pointy punk ankle boots and red lipstick lined with dark pencil. And the star studded Unique show showed PVC is the fabric next season with the likes of Cara Delevingne rocking the catwalk in PVC pencil skirts and oversized aviator jackets.

Clements Ribeiro

Clements Ribeiro

Holly Fulton

Holly Fulton

Next winter we’ll be wearing: plaid, PVC, quiffs, stiletto ankle boots, black, red, oversized biker jackets, facial piercings, and bright eye make up.

Olive:

Although London showed that winter shades need not be dreary with copious pinks and cornflower blue hues, there was one clear shade that made an appearance – dark olive. Think the colour of a really rich and expensive olive oil mixed with an army uniform. Thanks to Jonathan Saunders, John Rocha, Mulberry, Daks, and many more for giving us this delicious shade to wear next season.

Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

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Issa

John Rocha

John Rocha

Next winter we’ll be wearing: all-in-one rich green leather combos, olive A-line dresses with PVC belts and dark khaki macs.

Skirts over trousers:

The likes of Mulberry,Clements Ribeiro and Todd Lynn have reconciled an unusual pair – the skirt and trouser. They had a brief fling in the 90s and early noughties when teenage girls wore the combo to Boyzone and B*Witched gigs nationwide, but the trend didn’t last long. Could this pair be back together for good? As The Reunion hits our TVs, perhaps there will be a bit more than nostalgic music memories coming back…

Mulberry

Mulberry

Todd Lynn

Todd Lynn

Next winter we’ll be wearing: ask again later…

Metallics:

Winter can be a dreary time for the style savvy – but never fear, the likes of Antipodium, Giles and Issa showed that metallics are the way to go next season. Think brash gold shown by the likes of KTZ, Giles, L’Wren Scott and Issa.

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Antipodium

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Giles

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Issa

Next winter we’ll be wearing: Metallic gold party dresses, shiny silver suits, and gleaming parkas.

Big Beanies:

There’s only one way to keep your head warm next season – an extra large beanie. Yeah yeah yeah, this was shown a lot in New York by designers such as Alexander Wang and half of the attendees but everyone knows this is a British trend!? Started by East London kids (ahem last year, Manhattan) designers have picked up on the street style trend. And anyone who people-watched at Somerset house must have been blind if they didn’t notice the army of Prosecco sipping camera snapping bright beanie wearers. Shown by the likes of Giles and Sister by Sibling in London – it’s clear a giant knitted wonder is the only thing to wear on your head next season. But Brits did it first, okay?

Giles

Giles

Sister by Sibling

Sister by Sibling