I really enjoyed Mario Testino's photo shoot with Freja Beha Erichsen and Arizona Muse for September Vogue UK edition. The idea was to portray a "seventeenth century Flanders maiden". Freja, in particular, looked the part! I've noticed exquisite costume jewellery in the photos above - all made by Bea Valdes. You can get pieces by this label at couturelab.com.
I always knew Miss Westwood is completely bonkers, and so are her ad campaigns. But the above ads are not only bonkers but super witty! I can so picture Vivienne Westwood selling her handbags in one of those African markets... hilarious!
If leopard print was all over catwalks last fall, snakeskin is the print du jour. Prada pioneered the trend with snakeskin coats and boots (may I say - not my favourite items this season!). So if you must inject reptilian vibe into your wardrobe, you could go for a classic snakeskin clutch. I'm in love with Cala python clutches. They come in variety of colors and two sizes: PM and slightly larger GM. At £150 and £185, think they are both sensible investments and won't go out of style after this mad reptilian season :). Oh and I'm hearting the above gorgeous courts by Zara! I would wear them with monochrome black outfit.
I could also see some appeal in snakeskin print 70s frocks and blouses, as seen in Chloe Fall/Winter collection. Marks and Spencer stocks gorgeous Chloe-inspired silk dress.
My overall advice: opt for snakeskin handbags and shoes - stay away from anything snakeskin that makes you look like you belong on the set of Austin Powers :)
Loving Reiss latest handbag collection. This Kensington across body bag comes in white, pink and black. In my eyes, it can even compete with Hermes Constance or Celine, well on the price front at least :)