16 October 2021

These 7 Mango Pieces Will Refresh Your Autumn Wardrobe

Mango

 It’s easy to think that the fashion community as one big, trend factory, but it’s a diverse mosaic of varying style subcultures. One of which I frequently find myself referencing is the chic, cool girl. That is a broad category, it’s a bit of a fearless standout, a bit of trying something new, but mixing in classic pieces as well. And it most importantly, echoes downtown sensibility. You’ll find equal parts vintage and semi dressy trends in their closet, along with some incredible items you can’t take your eyes off. In short, you feel like it’s the kind of crowd to look to when you need to express your own individuality. Best of all, the incredible, gorgeous pieces are all from Mango

 

To have the it-girl fashion scene down, you must be able to emerge victorious and make it seem naturally effortless. And what better way to do this right than refresh for the autumn season. The popularity of nostalgia mixed with a bit of retro is a style that we can’t turn away from. With bold prints, classic takes on a true classic, to just fun versatile fashion, Mango’s styling house has got you covered. 

 

For the full report of which 7 Mango pieces will refresh your autumn wardrobe, keep scrolling below to shop these pieces. 

 

Which Mango piece is your favourite? 

 

Written by Heather Noire 

Mango
Textured flowing dress by Mango SHOP HERE 

Textured flowing dress

This textured flowing dress in floral print is just perfect. It has an effortless appeal, while being incredibly romantic. You can wear this dress in any season, change accessories, and shoes and work it all season long. It looks flattering, when paired for a casual day and jaw dropping night out. 

Mango
V-neck knit sweater by Mango SHOP HERE 


V-neck knit sweater 

A v-neck jumper in general should be a classic item that every woman has in their closet. It is just a item you can wear casual and look gorgeous. And dress it up on the cooler nights as well. The fabric is so soft and cozy you literally won't want to take it off. 

Mango Marble Dress
Marble print dress by Mango SHOP HERE 


Marble print dress

When it comes to flirting with the retro vibes and nostalgic attitudes, it only makes sense to go with a fun and flirty print. This marble dress really stands out because it says, "I'm fun" yet conveys a 60s sophistication in the b&w marble print. And it looks so chic. 


Mango Coat
Lapels wool coat by Mango SHOP HERE 

Lapels wool coat

Wool coats take over autumn wardrobes always, but what happens when you make a wool coat into a soft pastel colour? You get pure style genius. A pastel hue is underhand off for fall. But with the right colour story and styling, this lavender coat will be perfection. 

Mango
Checks knitted sweater by Mango SHOP HERE 

Checks & Balances

This checks knitted sweater has all the makings for a statement piece. It stand out in the best way possible. And still looks stylishly safe with a pair of your favourite go-to jeans. The printed trend is a must have for our autumn wardrobe. 

Mango Pants
High-rise leather pants by Mango SHOP HERE 

High-rise leather pants

These high-rise leather pants have that 70's vibe and we love them. The cut, style, and silhouette is addictive and you can imagine so many style choices to work with these leather pants to your advantage. 

Mango Bag
Croc-effect shopper bag from Mango SHOP HERE 

Croc-effect shopper bag 

This bag is just drop dead gorgeous from head-to-toe! I mean the croc-effect is so expressive looking. And the polished feel, boss lady quality is amazing. I can see why it is a must-have accessory to complete your hot style for autumn. 


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13 October 2021

Brand Spotlight: 5 Reasons To Love Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

The brand being spotlighted this month is Stella McCartney. She happens to be the daughter off Paul McCartney, from the British band The Beatles. But don’t let her seemingly posh background fool you. She knows her way around mixing feminine styles, with sharp tailored edges. And most importantly, she knows exactly no matter your background, or culture what it feels like to be a woman. 

 

Stella McCartney
Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

Her ways of adding that feminine touch, makes all her garments look so beautiful to the touch. You can really see and feel a mixed sense of emotions. Most importantly, you feel what it is like to step into her world. McCartney defines what it means to be an authentic designer. She echoes an elegant spirit that is present in the pieces she puts out. Most of all, you can see the lightness off her especially, when she speaks so highly about her mum being a major inspiration to her.

 

Stella McCartney
Photo: Sonny Vandevelde


 There is this real human spirit from her that shines above the coldness and the white noise of the industry. Her effortless feel, with old faithful pieces, is truly what makes her iconic of what she creates.   

 

Sonny Vandevelde
Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

Keep scrolling to check out the 5 reasons to love Stella McCartney. 


*Shop some of her pieces highlighted below. 


Vogue
Photo: Stella McCartney Vogue

Her menswear background is phenomenal

After graduating, she shadowed Savile Row tailor, Edward Sexton to learn more about the craft. She is renewed for her sharp, simple tailoring with a feminine edge and considerable approach to wearable design."It's not about what it looks like in the studio or on the runway," "It's what it looks like on a real person that matters. That isn't easy, but it's what's fun."

Mood-board
Photo: Nick Harvey on Getty Images 

She's an environmentalist and supporter of animal rights

Following in the footsteps of her mother Linda, She is a fearless supporter of animal rights and a strict vegetarian. She refuses to use leather or fur in any of her designs, instead her shoes are made of vinyl or plastic and all belts and bags made from raffia and fabric. 

Adidas
Photo: Adidas 

She collaborated with Adidas

She launched a joint-venture line with Adidas, establishing a long-term partnership with the cooperation, in September 2004. The collection called simply Adidas by Stella McCartney, has since grown to include a wide range of different sportswear including yoga, tennis, winter sports and golf. 

Stella McCartney
Photo: Stella McCartney 

Her handbags are amazing

She always pulls from different sources of inspiration, that takes a true innovative artist to do. As a designer, she knows how to make a handbag, which is a must-have accessory into something fun, interesting, and very feminine. 

Logo Mania
Photo: Vogue.co.uk


She kicks the logo trends arse

Logo mania is always going to be a trend. Whether we are all for it or not. But one thing is for sure, McCartney knows how to work the logo thing to her advantage. Not only does her bold logo look cool, and not tacky, but she touches on classic styles, as well as street wear, and fully kicks its arse, without apologising which I absolutely love. 


What do you think of Stella McCartney? 


Written by Heather Noire 

Stella McCartney 

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11 October 2021

Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent Decided To Seduce Us

 

“Take me out, it’s chic outside,” said an upbeat Heather Noire when asked to summarise Saint Laurent’s collection’s mood show to the coveted Paris Fashion Week. Eager like the rest of us to leave behind the doom and gloom for the past two years and “feel the heat of the romantic lines, dripping in seduction from the 2022 collection that just made sense.” The cue from the modern tailoring, sexy silhouettes, seduced body-con looks that were a blend of tainted rock roll. And the ever so cool stylish, women that rocked the runway in front of the Eiffel Tower as the most powerful backdrop of confidence and allure.  

The collection was mystifying and kept to Saint Laurent’s true iconic roots. The all-black pieces were anything but boring, with new shapes on an old idea. The hues, prints, were a pop of energy and joy that echoed throughout the line. The attitude heard was, “A woman should please herself, flaunt what she has, and add an accessory.” 


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


While the Parisian fashion house is known for beautiful bags for evening-the structured shapes, the tiny sizes, the glam materials! -there’s no question that when it comes to the humble clutch, it can be a pain to carry around especially on a night of adventure. If it doesn’t have a detachable strap, you’re stuck either juggling it with everything else you’re using or tucking it as elegantly as possible underneath your arm. For Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello, has a brand-new proposition: Just keep in the middle! 


 That’s right, when it comes to coming up with a useful concept especially for the French fashion house, you take your elegant, sleek clutch and push it beneath your waistband; not only will that free up your hands, but it’ll also help show off your fancy belt.


Photo: Saint Laurent Runway Getty Images 


Turns out, the inspiration for the brand’s latest wares delves deep into a lightbulb moment in founder Yves Saint Laurent’s career, when he was transfixed by Paloma Picasso’s infectious, free-wheeling spirit. To honour her legacy, Vaccarello took a cue from the designer’s creative sartorial takes and proficient mixing off masculine and feminine codes, imbued with a certain je ne sais quoi that struck just the right amount of scandalous. 


Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 


Vaccarello made his intention clear in the show notes. “For a long time, I wanted to transpose this meeting between Paloma Picasso and Yves Saint Laurent, whose importance few realize in the designer’s creative journey. It is a moment to which I am sensitive as a designer, because for me it is the defining moment when Saint Laurent’s fashion creativity became a style.” 



To quote YSL model Inès de La Fressange, “The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.” You’ll be hard-pressed to find a look here that doesn’t accomplish this.

Which outfit is your favourite from the collection? 

Written by Heather Noire 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection


Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 


Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 


Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 



Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 



Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 



Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 


Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 


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