Happy 40th Birthday Kate… a bit early

An early birthday tribute to the supermodel and fashion icon Kate Moss. Here she is singing with Bobby Gillespie ‘Diamond Blues’ and captured on intimate Super-8 footage.

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Craving Culottes

Parentalstyle has a New Year resolution and that is to commit to wearing the culotte. Oh and I must stop eating family size bars of chocolate (note to self). The new bottom option for your wardrobe has been seen from the big guns on the catwalk and now as always can be found in many high-street retailers.

A quick history lesson into the trouser meets skirt garment: Culottes is a word that originated in the French language. Historically, “culottes” referred to the knee-breeches commonly worn by gentlemen of the European upper-classes from the late Middle Ages or the Renaissance through the early nineteenth century. 

I have already purchased two pairs of culottes and was lucky enough to adopt the fashion trend a couple of months ago from the DVF sale. I went for a classic black pair and then a more fashion forward emerald green. Looks great with knee-high boots, ankle boots and heels of all heights. Also looking forward to wearing with sun kissed legs and sandals as soon as the British weather will allow.

To help convince you I have sourced some great options and inspiration images to encourage a genuine craving for culottes too. Go on, give them chance.

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Labour of Love available at Farfetch £130 now with 30% off

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Roksanda Ilinic available at Net-A-Porter.com £870

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Black premium satin available at Topshop £55

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Miguelina broderie anglaise available at Net-A-Porter £190 (love these)

 

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The Red shoes

I’ve always had a sweet soft spot for red shoes and take it from me they work with more outfits then you probably think. Denim is an obvious choice but try with navy, white and black but also works lovely with the other primary colours.

This fabulous pair of open toe ankle boots from Maison Martin Margiela would be a wonderful addition to my/your wardrobe and would stylishly do the trick from thick black opaque Winter tights to Spring time bare legs. If you fancy a splurge visit Matches to make a purchase. Although the £510 price tag may seem a little extravagant on a pair of red shoes as you might well think black would be more of a sensible buy. But who wants sensible, we are talking fashion here.

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer launches

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With the festive season taking a toll on my eyes and Squeak not being very sympathetic to a champagne hangover this product could not have come along at a better time. The only issue is I have to wait to the 26th to get my hands on it. I do use quite a lot of Origins products and often feel the benefits, so I’m really hoping the blurb on this little pot of joy does deliver.

Harvard-trained medical doctor and botanist Andrew Weil has teamed up with skincare brand Origins to create Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer, designed to target dark circles and brighten the eye area. Rosa Roxburghii, white peony and grapefruit work to treat inflammatory discolouration and brighten skin, while optical diffusers neutralise under eye darkness and illuminate skin. Centella Asiatica and magnolia extract tighten and strengthen skin.

Priced at £32, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer launches December 26th.