Friday, 8 January 2010

New Arrivals at Matches Fashion


Snow notwithstanding, this is the time to take a look at what's arriving at the major online boutiques. One of my all time favourites is Matches, which may not get near in size to its giant competitors net-a-porter and ASOS, but is definitely one of THE places to keep an eye on for emerging trends and fabulous pieces you won't find anywhere else.

With key designers Diane von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balenciaga and D&G it really is worth checking back regularly to see what's just in. You may not be quite in the mood for Diane von Furstenberg's gorgeous printed one piece swimsuit, nor Christian Louboutin's ribbon espadrilles (although, if in the right frame of mind, you could always pick them up for later), but I have to confess reaching for an excuse to go for Georgina Goodmans 'Sister' boot in grey, Azzedine Alaia's Black flounce dress (although I know exactly what my bank manager would say to that) and Balenciaga's heavenly blue Velo bag

Maybe now that we've got used to the fact that we live in a winter sports environment (at least for a while) the 'look at the snow' excitement is fading fast and I'm ready and willing to move on to some seriously trend shopping. I'm sure you are too.

If these are all examples of what we're going to be wearing this spring/summer, then I'm getting excited already.

Having said that I'm still sitting here in my ski gear, with over a foot of snow outside, and my wonderful assistant has just hiked here from High Wycombe, which took her nearly two hours, for her daily exercise (and yes, she's a lot fitter than me, I can promise you).
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