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Black and Brown

How to wear a camel coat,     On Anja Rubik at Vogue and Vanity Fair dinner organized by Jonathan Newhouse: celine brown suede coat from Céline Cruise 2014 collection, black pants, black pump, gold necklace, Repossi Berbère Pavé ring.   On Miranda Kerr: Helmut Lang leather pants, Prada aviator sunglasses, Equipment Hunter washed-silk tuxedo shirt, Hermes Birkin bag, Saint Laurent two tone flats; Photos: Anja Rubik & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of  vogue.frinfphoto.com.

Some contend that pairing black with brown is a faux pas, but today’s featured outfits from style savvy show that it can be so easy, chic and effortlessly cool, whether you want to go for a feminine vibe with sexy pumps and a strappy jumpsuit or opt for a masculine touch with tough leather and two-tone loafers. These looks are ageless and versatile, great for the office, shopping, or hanging out with friends.

In Chinese: 在配色上有一个常见的迷思就是黑色和棕色不能配在一起,时尚圈的好玩就在于任何规则都可以打破,看看上面的这两个超模的黑+棕造型吧:Anja Rubik的搭配简约利落,深V的连身裤性感的包鞋和标志性的小烟熏给她的装扮注入几分性感;Miranda Kerr则用硬朗的皮裤大包以及男性化的平底便鞋把这个搭配穿出了假小子的气场。这两个造型什么年纪都可以尝试,而且适合上班、购物、约见客户或和好友聚餐等很多场合。

How to wear a camel coat, On Anja Rubik at Vogue and Vanity Fair dinner organized by Jonathan Newhouse: celine brown suede coat from Céline Cruise 2014 collection, black pants, black pump, gold necklace, Repossi Berbère Pavé ring. featured:  1. Rebecca Minkoff Y Necklace  2. Topshop HEAVY LUX STRAPPY V JUMPSUIT (also here)  3. STEFFEN SCHRAUT Suede Sahara Coat (great buy here & here)  4. Giorgio Armani Privé Rose d’Arabie Intense,  5. Jessica Simpson Claudette

1. Rebecca Minkoff Y necklace
2. Topshop lux strappy jumpsuit (also here)
3. Steffen Schraut suede coat (great buy here & here)
4. Giorgio Armani Privé Rose d’Arabie intense
5. Jessica Simpson Claudette pump

How to wear a camel coat, On Miranda Kerr: Helmut Lang leather pants, Prada aviator sunglasses, Equipment Hunter washed-silk tuxedo shirt, Hermes Birkin bag, Saint Laurent two tone flats;  1. Equipment Hunter washed-silk tuxedo shirt (also here; similar here)  2. STEFFEN SCHRAUT Suede Sahara Coat (great buy here & here)  3. Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants (great faux leather options here & here)  4. Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Perry' Tote (Hermes Birkin on Miranda Kerr here)  5. Ray-BanRAY-BAN - 3025 ORIGINAL AVIATOR SIZE 58MM (GRAY/GREEN) - EYEWEAR  6. 3.1 Phillip Lim Jeweled Patent Leather Loafers (similar here; current obssesion here!)

1. Equipment silk tuxedo shirt (also here; similar here)
2. Steffen Schraut suede coat (great buy here & here)
3. Helmut Lang stretch leather pants (great faux leather options here here)
4. Rebecca Minkoff  tote (Hermès Birkin on Miranda Kerr here)
5. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim jeweled loafers (similar here; current obsession here!)

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New Year’s Revolution

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfits, Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria, Lily Collins, Saint Laurent, Cartier, Mary KatrantzouPhotos: (clockwise from top left) Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria & Lily Collins; Courtesy of vogue.frfilmmagic.comdailymail.co.ukgettyimages.com.

Can’t believe we’re stepping into 2014! Thank you all SO much for your support and help in the past year, I especially appreciate all the warm greetings to my son, who means the whole world to me (can’t believe he is already 4 months)!

Speaking of New Year, my revolution in terms of fashion is pushing the envelope further and be more experimental. The arty prints, saturated colors, sultry see-through, subtle punk are all in my ‘try-more’ list. Incorporating more dresses into my practical-oriented mommy-wardrobe is also an exciting challenging. What’s your revolution?

In Chinese: 不敢相信记忆中遥远的2014就在眼前了。谢谢你们在过去一年的支持,尤其感谢那些在我生产期间写信鼓励和祝福我的朋友们,儿子的出生是我2013年最值得骄傲和最感恩的事。现在他就是我的整个世界了。

说到2014,你的新年愿望是什么?在时尚方面,我希望自己在搭配上能更有突破和创新,就像上面这几个造型中看到的艺术图案、大的花朵明艳的颜色性感的透视设计或一些庞克元素等我还想再多尝试。另外,虽然需要照顾宝宝,陪他玩,在日常活动中也要多找机会穿裙子,这个对实用为主导的妈妈们可能会是个挑战。你呢?

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Anja Rubik,Saint Laurent black dress black pump, polka dot tights

1. David Yurman Ring with Diamonds (similar on sale here)
2. Saint Laurent “Paris Thorn” Pumps (similar here)
3. AQ/AQ Belle Mini Dress (also here)
4. Dior Crayon Kohl Eyeliner

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Diane Kruger, Mary Katrantzou printed dress, Edie Parker clutch, Stuart Weitzman heel

1. Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch (similar here)
2. Stuart Weitzman Sandals (also here)
3. Tibi Rococo Check Statement Dress (also available here)
4. MAC Eye Kohl & MAC Pigment

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Eva Longoria,pink dress, SAINT LAURENT studded clutch, Cartier Bracelet

1. Cartier LOVE Bracelet (similar under $100 here here)
2. Christian Louboutin Decollette Red Sole Pump (similar here)
3. Topshop Crepe Seam Flippy Dress (more colors here)
4. Saint Laurent Studded ‘Diagonale’ Clutch (similar here & here)

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Lily Collins, Valentino white dress, lace Jimmy Choo pumps

1. Dana Rebecca Designs Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold (similar here)
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
3. Jimmy Choo Amika lace and mesh pumps (similar here & here)
4. Valentino lace dress (also here; similar here)

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Leather Jacket Styles: Bold and Graceful

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Photos: Anja Rubik & Gabriella Wilde; Courtesy of splashnews.comfashioninspo.com.

Today’s entry is the second part of our “leather jacket styles” series: pairing edgy leather jacket with bold statement piece, like the harlequin print skinny jeans on Anja Rubik (similar here) and the python tunic dress on Gabriella Wilde (above).

Like the black and white print dresses shared in my last post, these two looks are also great examples of mixing trendy items with classic staple, in this case is our timeless black leather jacket. When edgy meets bold, the wise way to go is adding feminine elements, like the mint pumps and sexy ankle strap open toe heels on the two ladies. Don’t forget the hair, put it down to add a more girly touch.

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Jacket: Rag & Bone (65% off now! similar here & here)
Jeans: Balmain (great alternative here)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik ($70 here)

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Jacket: Rag & Bone (65% off now; great style here)
Dress: Rebecca Taylor (60% off now, also here; designer version on Gabriella Wilde here)
Shoes: Gucci (similar here & here)
Ring: Gorjana (also available here)