Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads

glass beads, beads, coloured beads, indian beads, pony beads,, Vanessa Voegele-downing
glass beads, coloured beads, themodeledit

You can totally enhance, illustrate and sexy up an outfit purely by upping your accessory game. Thanks to Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and every top fashion house that followed their lead, costume jewellery is abundant on the high street and is yours for a steal! Jeans and T Shirt instantly transform from uniform to individuality because of the way you’ve chosen to accessorise your look. Any of your looks. I root around everywhere and have great bits and bobs from Forever 21, Mango, Topshop, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and every possible second hand and vintage shop, here there and literally passport grabbing, everywhere. Eyes on the glittery prize. Well chosen accessories can give you style credit without spending loads of cash.

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Mrs V’s S/S 2016 Ready To Wear Style Round Up.

denim, Marc Jacobs, embroidered denim, trouser suit, denim jacket, Jeans, American Fashion Designer
Marques Ameida, frayed denim, off the shoulder, Jeans, flared Jeans, denim, Portuguese designers
Marc Jacobs, denim, Jeans, primary colours, red, white, blueAmerican fashion designer

I want none of you to throw stones at me because I’ve presented you with what you may mistake for the impossible unattainable and unwearable, unless you’re a model on a catwalk, blah, blah. That’s you not concentrating. There is much to be partaking of out there this season, and themodeledit will be your tour guide for this trip! What I do want from you is applause because I’ve sat down, sifted and selected some of the overriding Ready to Wear trends for Spring Summer 2016. My pleasure. Have a look and choose how deep undercover you’d like to immerse yourselves in the diaphanous depths of this season’s style waves.

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Yves Saint Laurent and I (time travel Tuesday).

YSL, Yves Saint Laurent, haute couture, french designers, pret a porter, models, modelling


When I asked my London Agency, Laraine Ashton IMG, to arrange for me to spend some time in Paris, I had one thing on my mind, and one thing only. To work for YSL. I had wallpapered my bedroom with tear sheets from magazines, and most of these pages were of YSL clothes, or ads from YSL campaigns. My favourite of which is shown below. How beautiful is that model? It sort of encouraged me that she had a mass of really curly hair…Tick!
YSL, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, perfume, scent, designer perfume, Francois Lamy


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Stare, Wear, Be There.

To launch my new column, 5 of The Best, I’ve selected 5 exhibitions that The Model Edit is over excited about in 2016.

Queen Elizabeth 2, royal clothes, Buckingham palace ,Exhibition in Buckingham palace, royal photos

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Told You So

Told you so.
It’s nighties, naughtiness and a sensible coat, in case you bottle out! Everything, or just a little bit of this look by Celine will take you far and wide, and you probs won’t be travelling or arriving, alone. Under this thunderously good Cami Dress style, you can wear embellished bras, any kind of denim or linen shirt, or super utility T Shirts. On your feet not slippers, but Converse, trainers, high pointy shoes or ankle boots (how it was shown in the press show). Honestly, this is something you can work out for yourselves. Just exactly how ‘deshabille’ do you fancy playing it? Keep your winter coat at the ready, or a lightweight version, and as the Cami Dress is already appearing on the high street, ( I saw 2 really pretty versions in H&M in Yeovil this morning… !!!) get yours before they’re gone. Put it on with the H&M boyfriend cardi  that I featured in my last post (My Haul) and you can be first out of the blocks with this look.

My Haul

Quick precis of my how my Christmas Wish List’s Parts 1 and 2, performed.

H&M, H&M knitwear, boyfriend cardigan, anthracite grey cardigan

I am now in possession of the very lovely Zara asymmetric earrings, I have a firm promise of the Tiffany and Co, ring, for my upcoming birthday on February 12th, and I’m just about to press ‘purchase’ on my TOPSHOP silver chelsea boots. A very solid 50% success rate on my first attempt at a public Christmas Present List.  My top random Christmas gifts that I didn’t know I wanted until I got them were, a very tiny sparkly knit Boohoo tank top, new knee high black sheepskin boot slippers from Celtic and Co, my last pair lasted 4 years and I just love, love them, a very huge boyfriend cardi from H&M in a gorgeous and practical anthracite grey, a’ classic con twist’ camel coloured detachable lining trench coat from the Ines de la Fressange collaboration from Uniqlo ( which my lovelies is now no longer available anywhere apart from my wardrobe), and a lovely little flounce of a Brandy Melville T, in black. Always hits the spot.

Brandy Melville, T Shirt Top, black long sleeved top

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