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Black and White Winter – Jacob Kimmie

Having already showcased their creations for the AW10/11 season, designers have given fashionistas everywhere a chance to delight in the inevitable oncoming of shorter days and [much] cooler nights.

An exceptional example of the latest fall and winter wear, Birmingham based designer Jacob Kimmie is one of several promising talents to have shown his ready-to-wear collection with Vauxhall Fashion Scout – a dream come true for new and emerging designers. Featuring a beautifully sculpted collection of black and white statement pieces, his line captures the essence of the 21st century woman. Not just bold, but strong and unapologetically steadfast on her journey to success. Whilst some pieces envisage a little more than meets the eye, Jacob Kimmie is still definitely easy to appreciate.

Having dressed the likes of Skins star Kaya Scodelario and BBC Material Girl’s leading lady Lenora Crichlow (some of Jacob’s designs can be seen in the show!), the Jacob Kimmie label embodies a fashion forward modern identity, as opposed to re-creating carbon copies of the tried and tested.

With all this in mind, Jacob Kimmie is, indeed, one to watch. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for his pieces in the up-and-coming ad campaign for Absolut Vodka!

Black & White Winter - Jacob Kimmie

By Lily Niu

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Aviator Jacket for Autumn/Winter 2010 Season

A new ‘must-have’ item, right in time for the Autumn/Winter season,  ready to be added to my Birthday/Christmas wish list and your shopping list is…….. (drum roll) The Aviator Jacket!

Also known as ‘The Flying Jacket’, this style of jacket hit the streets immediately after Burberry’s London Fashion Week show back in February. On Net-a-porter.com, the leather Burberry aviator jacket sold out in several sizes in quick succession!

I have seen people wear this jacket with pretty much anything, but the key words, when it comes to the Aviator are ‘simple’ and ‘minimal’. With all of the fur and zips and whatnot, there is no need to spill the contents of your accessories draw over yourself before leaving the house (as tempting as it may be).

Having tried on a few jackets I have come to the following conclusion: If you have big erm…‘assets’, leave the jacket unbuttoned. Being top heavy, squashing your ‘stuff’ together and zipping up the jacket, may seem like best idea in the world, but it is not. Trust me!! That being said, be sure to dress for your body shape, whatever that may be. There are different cuts and lengths of this jacket to suit everybody.

Wear natural look make-up, teaming the jacket with colours such as: Black, coffee, navy and camel. I love bright colours, but I wouldn’t push my luck with this type of jacket. I tried it and it didn’t give off the desired effect and just looked gaudy!

I plan on rocking a Black Aviator jacket, cream lace vest top, tucked into Camel Coloured, slouchy (but tailored) trousers and Office’s ‘Between Your Teeth’ heels (which have zip detailing), with my signature bright blue, Barry M nails. What do you think?

The Aviator Jacket

Do you like ‘The Aviator Jacket’? If not, why?  If you love it as much as I do, how will you rock yours? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

By Chrissie “Chrissiefizz” Smith


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