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2 1GX THE TIMES Wednesday September 14 2011Advertisement feature Advertisement featureJust 4 you: Shop online at brandalley.all the latest co.ukautumn looksThe leaves are falling and it’s time to giveyour autumn/winter wardrobe a new leaseof life. Here’s how to get the latest trends ataffordable prices at BrandAlley.co.ukSixties MannishThere might not be any Mad Men for a Androgyny sounds scary but it’s actuallywhile, but Christina Ricci’s retro air an extremely elegant look. Teamhostess look in Pan Am is sure to revive trousers with slouchy jumpers andour appetites for this era. brogues for daywear, or skinny pants andLook for A-line miniskirts, Peter Pan tuxedo jackets with heels for the evening.collars, geometric patterns and Mary As seen at Paul Smith (pictured), ChanelJane shoes — beehive optional. As seen and Dolce & Gabbana.at Prada, Céline and Bottega Veneta(pictured). Polka dots Dare to bare with spotty sheer fabrics, Get the look Get the lookJewel colours and try head-to-toe for a totally Camel dress by Jaeger; Jewel Emerald dress by Fran Get the look Polka Get the lookChoose silky fabrics in amethyst purple, on-trend look. As seen at Marc Jacobs Sixties jacket by French and Jane; copper dress Mannish Jumper by Aquascutum; dots Purple shirt by Motel;emerald green, ruby red or sapphire blue. (pictured), Diane von Furstenberg and Connection; shoes by colours by Bastyan; purple dress coat by French black dress byMetallic shades of gold and copper also Stella McCartney. Marc Jacobs; bag by by Jaeger; O.P.I. nail Connection; hat by Ted Warehouse; blouse bywork well. As seen at Gucci, Versace and All items shown are representative of French Connection; polish; blue dress by Baker; blazer and shirt, Jaeger; blue dress byRoksanda Ilinic (pictured). BrandAlley stock, subject to availability jumper by Motel Warehouse both by Warehouse Motel PHOTOGRAPHY, ZAC FRACKELTON; HAIR AND MAKE-UP, JEN FECHTER AT ERA; MODEL, CHARMAYNE AT LENIS; COAT, TROUSERS AND JUMPER, BY JAEGER; BOOTS, BY UNITED NUDE; RING, BY STEPHEN WEBSTER
4 1GX THE TIMES Wednesday September 14 2011 5Advertisement feature Advertisement featureThe one and only EBD The Modernist dress by Belles of London £75 This clever design allowsInvest in a one-off designer The Tutu dress you to wear the netting many different ways. Itpiece that will see you by Tobi Hannah has arm holes, so can be kept in place (as shownthrough any occasion £140 here), but also works as a This tulle skirt with cape (big catwalk news)The EBD – Evening Black Dress – is an extension fully boned bodice will or a scarf. So versatile. The El Huracan support, nip in and ﬂareof the ubiquitous LBD. Think classic style witha glamorous twist: a dress you’ll always feel in all the right places dress by Ella for an utterly ﬂatteringcomfortable in, whether you are attending a dinner, silhouette. Think Dégas Sharp £230a cocktail party, or even a red-carpet event. meets Natalie Portman’s The Julie dress The new season of BrandAlley supports emerging designers, and has Black Swan.teamed up with Fashion Capital and enlisted a panel by Z-Mode £240 Strictly Come Dancing is upon us, so howof expert judges to bring you the ultimate ten EBDs. The EBD for those who ﬁtting that Ella Sharp There’s something for everyone here – from care for the environment drew inspiration fromromantic maxis to fashion forward structured frocks, as well as their wardrobes, the culture of theto couture-style corsage dresses – so read on to ﬁnd Z-Mode uses up-cycled Argentine Tango for thisthe perfect one for you. Your bespoke dress will be textiles – fabric that hand-cut lace dress.made to order, as a truly special one-off addition would otherwise haveto your wardrobe. Available now, exclusively been thrown away – toat brandalley.co.uk, until September 30. create glamour with a conscience. The Maria dress by Rebecca Torres £50 Tapping into the fetish trend seen on the A/W11 catwalks, the Maria dress ﬂashes some ﬂesh while remaining demure enough to wear to a dinner party. Buy now at brandalley. co.uk The Lucy dress by Zoe Boomer £160 The Midnight The Cathy dress This is the ultimate Luxe dress See video day-to-night dress. Wear by Vjera Vilicnik interviews loose during the day by Eagle and with the designers with ﬂat sandals, then £280 and a film of the add the belt (around the Thistle £210 judging day at waist or empire line: While we could see the Designer Vjera Vilicnik BrandAlley.tv your choice) and some likes of Beyoncé and uses her incredible heels for a red-carpet Lady Gaga in this dress, technical skills, learnt at worthy outﬁt. we could see you in itTANGO - DALE MITCHELL/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; BALLERINA - ANGELSANDRA & KM PHOTOGRAPHY/SHUTTERSTOCK.COMMODERNIST DRESS - RICHARD NICOLL; MIDNIGHT LUXE - DOLCE & GABBANA; CLASH & REFINE - LANVIN; MARIA - VERSUS; the Italian School of too. Statement shapes Design and the prestigious and sequins are easy to École Lesage in Paris, on wear when they come the intricate hand-made The Geisha dress in black. rose corsages that cascade the Cathy dress. by Maninha £295 The Yokai dress On the face of it, a by Clash and timeless, couture-style dress. But designer Reﬁne £115 Maninha has added a Clever structuring Geisha bow to the back creates interest (but for a truly individual not that tricky volume) look. The perfect around the hips and cocktail gown. shoulders, while the heavy, jersey fabric is comfortable and easy to wear.
6 1GX THE TIMES Wednesday September 14 2011Advertisement feature Advertisement featureFall guys: the Shop online at brandalley.latest looks co.ukfor menTake the new season in your stride withslightly updated ways to wear checks,knits, suits and sportswear — all availableat great prices from BrandAlley.co.ukChecks There’s nothing cooler (or sexier) than a man in a beautifully tailored whistle.After a few seasons of popularity most of For the most up-to-date look, go for aus have a checked shirt in our wardrobes; slim — but not skinny — leg. Add evenkeep ahead of the pack by doing it on a more of an edge with a waistcoat orchecked scarf, coat or even tartan higher-waisted trousers. As seen attrousers. As seen at Viktor & Rolf, pretty much every menswear show.Burberry (pictured) and Pringle. Sport luxePattern knits Feel free to wear your tracky bums,Try Sixties-inspired geometric shapes, trainers and hoodies, so long as they Get the lookclassic stripes, alpine patterns and geekytank tops. As seen at Versus (pictured), are pristine — nothing that’s been to the gym, please. A really cool, colourful Checks Get the look Pattern Hooded jumper by French Connection; Suiting Get the look Sport Get the lookVivienne Westwood and Prada. pair of trainers mark you out as a gent who knows his stuff. Red shirt by French Connection; coat by knitwear hexagon jumper by John Smedley; red-and-blue Tie by Aquascutum; pinstripe jacket luxe Polo top by Aquascutum; bodywarmer by Jaeger;Suiting As seen at Vivienne Westwood Feraud; tie and cufflinks jumper by Jaeger; by Jaeger; grey suit by hooded jumper andDoesn’t sound like much of a trend? (pictured), Emporio Armani and both by Aquascutum; vertical striped jumper Aquascutum; shoe trainers, both by Puma;The Mad Men effect is still in full swing. Calvin Klein. blue shirt by Jaeger by John Smedley by John White V-neck jumper by Jaeger
8 1GX THE TIMES Wednesday September 14 2011Advertisement featureHow to achieve easy evening glamour PHOTOGRAPHY: ZAC FRACKELTON; HAIR AND MAKE-UP: JEN FECHTER AT ERA; MODEL: CHARMAYNE AT LENIS; DRESS BY AQUASCUTUM; EARRINGS BY STEPHEN WEBSTERThe latest smoky eyeextends out in afeline shadow. Wearwith big hair,statement earringsand an EBD X Lord & Berry mascara No evening make-up would be complete without lashings of black mascara W Sexy Hair hairspray If you want hair this big, you’ll need to tong it, backcomb it and spray, spray, spray! X Stephen Webster earrings Work the jewel colours trend with actual jewels!W Murad mattifierPrepare your skinwith a goodmattifyingmoisturiser beforeapplying anymake-up Shop online at brandalley. co.uk V Lord & Berry W Bellapierre eyeshadow duo lipstick Graduate the two Eyes this striking complimenting shades need the subtlest of of grey across your lids lipsticks. Look for aU Bellapierre nude shade with aliquid eyeliner matt finishIf this muchshadow scaresyou, channelAudrey U Bellapierre blusher W Theo Fennell U Bellapierre compactHepburn for With summer a distant earrings foundationthat timeless memory, ditch the These delicate earring Keep a compact in yourcat-eye flick bronzer in favour of a look elegant with handbag for a perfectinstead rosy pink cheek cropped hair or an updo complexion all night long