Chic Finds…….More sensational finds……London, Part II

CHIC FIND……More sensational finds, London Part II

FASHION TRENDS……..from the streets & shops of LONDON!

I must say that this is not a complete trend recap of London fashion…..that would come from those lucky few that cover the London runways…..this is simply a sampling as I saw it through myredglasses, as I traveled the streets and shops of London……
*COLOR.….saw lots in store, not on the street; Bold, Hot Colors in solids and prints were the summertime choices in the stores.RED, and shades of, a dominant color idea for Fall was very prevalent at the high-street designer boutiques.
(here I am in front of Marc Jacobs, Mount Street, Mayfair; great street that leads to the Connaught)

*DOMINANT THEMES……Feminine, Shine, Global/Bohemian and Hot Mod Color!

*DETAILS.….(trim on apparel and in accessories)
**Feminine…….Lace, Flowers, Tulle, Pearls, Feathers
**Shine……lots of satin and shine for day and night; Beads galore as trim & all-over
**Global/Bohemian…….Indian influences (ala American Indian beading……belts, jewelry), Ikat prints, Global prints and trim
*SILHOUETTES….
**Slim leg was dominant both in the stores and on the streets; skinny jeans tucked into boots was everywhere, as were LEGGINGS; (LEGGINGS showed up in all types of materials including shine, beading, lace, denim…….this is a big idea for Fall!)
**Lots of SHORTS, mostly fairly short, worn over tights or leggings(it was rather nippy when we were there); also worn with boots
**One shoulder, strapless, short & puffed sleeves….dominant in tops
**Dresses, also dominant everywhere…..in the stores and on the streets

*ACCESSORIES…….
**Dominant styles in Jewelry….LARGE Earrings, Bib Necklaces, Cuffs/Bangles
**Scarves…..long, wrapped scarf #1 accessory on everyone, everywhere……all ages
**Flowers….all sizes, on bangle bracelets, as earrings, at the neck and lots of options for hair
**Lace…..headbands, gloves, lots of trim and inserts: looked fresh as trim for sweats, casual cotton tops and t-shirts & denim
**Tulle…..great as hair ornamentation…..stretch bands and bows
**Pearls…..bib necklaces, multi-bracelets, rings, ears of all sizes
**Mesh…..great as bib necklaces, earrings and cuffs
**Mixed Metals….lots of multi-colors of metal in bangles, ears and bibs
**Bold Mod Color……in plastics/plexi, in bangles, ears and large rings
**Shoes……Boots(all lengths),High Vamps, Skins, lots of decoration on heels and flats; Flats much more interesting; not basic
ballet any longer

ONE MORE THING………….A PERSON HAS TO EAT!!!

Restaurants…..(where we ate…….all recommended by our friends/family)
*Julie’s.…excellent food; old World War II bunker; near Notting Hill and Holland Park; 135 Portland Rd.
*The Ivey.…near Theatre District; great for after-theatre; sophisticated, perfect for food and people watching
*Bombay Brasserie…..Indian food, a must have in London; this restaurant is most like the Mr. Chow’s of Indian Food…..elegant,
gracious, scrumptious dining
*Boxwood Cafe….Gordon Ramsay’s newest casual restaurant; Knightsbridge
*Harrod’s Food Hall…..great fish ‘n chips at Fish Bar
*Daylesford Organic.….has taken healthy eating and market shopping to new level; a foodie haven; 208-212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill

LONDON………..THE END!

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