Monday, 31 October 2011

Boutique of the week: Topshop...

Oatmeal Fur Collar Coat £110.00
Button Tab Gloves £10.00
Daisy Wrap Tea Dress £40.00
Forest Rib Over the Knee Socks £6.00
KAYLA Chelsea Shoes £60.00
Tweed Vanity Case £38.00

So this week's look is a bit more layered up for the colder months ahead and stars the most important piece in a Autumn/Winter wardrobe...the Big Coat. If you've read my blog from the beginning you will know about my traumas of the Big Coat Connundrum which I seem to experience every year without fail. Does anyone else have this problem?

Autumn is my very favourite season as I think the darker colour palette suits my style and complexion more than the paler colours of Summer. Every thinkable shade of brown, jewel-like jade greens and rich berry colours have crept into my wardobe over the last couple of months and I've never been happier getting dressed on a morning!

When I spied this beautiful coat in Topshop this week it was love at first sight, it's Fall personified. And how adorable is the tweed vanity case, I think I would prefer it, if it had a different coloured trim but hey its still a beauty! I can just imagine having a lovely stroll through the park in this outfit on a crisp, sunny Autumnal day, scrunching the leaves beneath those comfy looking chelsea shoes....just beautiful!

Modern Milly xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

The genius that is Nauticoco ...

So as mentioned in my last post I wanted to share with you a new discovery called Nauticoco. I first came across this wonderful brand in Grazia magazine where they were featured on the news pages and was so intrigued I just had to find out more. They produce the most adorable 100% silk peter pan style add on collars. They come in a beautiful array of colours and styles which can be worn with anything from a t-shirt to a dress. Simply genius!

The styles are divided up into collections which makes it so easy to shop and to choose which colour and style is best for you. You can choose from....

the Nautical collection for all you stripe lovers out there...

the Bright Sparks for those of you who are feeling bold and love to colour block...

or finally the Ballet Beautiful collection for those of you who like the more classic, pretty side of things.

Below are my favourite styles from each of the collections.

Newton Collar in Navy £34.99 (Nautical)

Hepburn collar in white £59.99 (Ballet Beautiful)As featured in my previous post.

Watson collar in red £44.99(Bright Sparks)

I just think these collars are such a good idea and could be incorpated into all sorts of different outfits. I know the price points are quite high but they are 100% silk and I think that because they are such a classic accessory, you would definitely be able to wear it season after season and get your pounds per wear!

I caught up with the lovely Alison from Nauticoco to find out a bit more about the brand and whats in store for the future....

1) Describe the brand in 3 words?

Feminine, Directional, Cute

2) Who is the 'Nauticoco' girl?

If we had to choose a muse, it would be the beautiful stylist Caroline Sieber, she is the epitome of modern day chic with a look that is reminiscent of flawless French songstress Charlotte Gainsburg, we would love her to style the Nauticoco collars into one of her looks.3) What/who inspires Nauticoco?

3) What/who inspires Nauticoco?

Nauticoco has taken inspiration from different era's in fashion, the 1940s with its fitted tailored dresses and pussy bow blouses, delicate tops and cropped cardigans, topped with fur detailing and pearls and the iconic style of Audrey Hepburn which inspired out best selling 'Hepburn Collar'. We also looked to the 1960s with its beautiful tunic style dresses, cocoon coats, peter pan collars, twin-sets and a-line mini's, this era that included style icons such as Mary Quant, Twiggy and Mia Farrow, inspired our range of brightly coloured Portman Collars and two-tone Bowsorth and Newton collars.

4) What would be Nauticoco's ideal Autumn outfit?

The cute Nauticoco pearl Hepburn collar layered underneath this gorgeous nude Goat shift dress teamed with a Miu Miu double breasted camel coat, some Givenchy tan coloured leather strap sandals, a red Chanel Le-Boy clutch bag accessorised with an Eddie Borgo cone bracelet and classic gold Rolex ...all topped off with a splash of Coco Mademoiselle.

5) What's next for Nauticoco?

We have new products in development and wish to expand the range with versatile accessories that are completely adaptable, our aim is for the customer to be able to use our accessories in many varied situations so that they become the hardest working items in their wardrobes.

I'm excited to see what other original accessories Nauticoco can come up with but for the mean time...Happy Shopping!

Modern Milly xx

Monday, 3 October 2011

Just because....

Hepburn collar from Nauticoco £59.99
Cashmere blend crew neck sweater from Jaeger £130.00
Animal print cigarette pants from Whistles £110.00
Metallic clutch bag from Zara £59.99

If I had a money tree at the bottom of my garden I would most certainly indulge in a spot of retail therapy with the above pieces. This is how I would love to dress on an evening out supping cocktails with the girlies. I absolutely adore these whistles trousers they are A-MAZ-ING! And what a genius idea the pretty pearl collar from nauticoco, I shall be posting more about this brand soon!
What would you wear?

Modern Milly xx