Accessory trends.

The modern Gladstone bag

The Gladstone bag, or doctor's bag, was once a workingman’s asset - but today has become a woman’s arm-luxury. Functional, elegant, and back in our sights for 2012, the Gladstone bag is an accessory worth investing in. Read on to find out where it evolved from, and how you can wear it right now.
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls

Solid metal jewelry trend

A lot of the recent fashion trends we’ve featured have been obviously influenced by a particular era, movement or style. This is one jewelry trend, however, that is not worth trying to pigeon hole. It’s clean, simple, minimalist, and modernist. But it’s equally inspired by the Ancients. We’re talking about cold, hard, solid metal shaped into the forms of cuffs and collars; and whether it’s…

Belt purse: women’s accessory trendlet

I hazard to use the term ‘fanny pack’ (or, ‘bum bag’ as it’s colloquially known in Australia and the UK): not only do such terms lack elegance, but they tend to hark back to the days where such items were made from neon coloured nyon and fastened around with parachute clips. More importantly though, the term is not entirely accurate as it relates to this…

Cat eye glasses trend

Having jumped on this bandwagon long before I ever got the chance to write about it, I figure it’s more than time to fortify the status of cat eye glasses as a 2011 fashion trend. So without further ado let’s take a trip back in time as we explore the ’50s eyewear phenomenon as it was then, and how to translate it to today’s look.…
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration

Trendlet: coifs come back

With a grey tonality not uncommon in Spring 2010 collections, and fitting cohesively with the sports fashion trend, the coif (the soft, fitted head piece in the picture below) is again capturing the imagination of the fashion forwards.

Trendspiration: Burberry’s shearling

More trendspiration for your Fall 2010 wardrobe (yes, I know it’s sometime off – but this jacket is simply too hot not to want right now), this time focused on the evolution of the women’s military fashion trend and its fusion with aviation chic.

Style inspiration: layer up on rings

Want some inspiration for how to make layerings of rings look great, without going completely over the top? Right now we’re loving the look of hippy, 70s inspired mood rings and cabochons. Think Abbey Lee Kershaw (one of our favourite models, who’s rarely seen without them) and you’re on the right track. Rather than punky skulls and knuckeldusters or the overly blingy sparkly cocktail rings,…

Bow headbands: hair accessories trend

Bows. They’re the more time-tested and socially acceptable cousin of bunny ears, a trend that took the fashion world by storm in 2009. So, heading into 2010 fashion trends, are bows the accessory that will outlive the bunny? Where we’ve seen them How to wear them Trend longevity Inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures
Hair bows: inspiration pictures

Bunny ears fashion trend: the little trend that could

If there’s anything that can win my heart quicker than a hot chocolate on a Winter’s night, its an accessory inspired by a cute furry animal. So when Louis Vuitton sent their interpretation of bunny ear headbands down the runway, I was captivated. Unsurprisingly, the humble headband is in comeback mode for 2009 and 2010; but don’t go reaching for your girl-next-door Alice band just…

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