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Metro Fashion Column – Summer Car Coats

Hi all,

Whisty Clobber Blogger June 2013 Header

Here’s this month’s Metro Fashion Blogger Column

There’s no debate that summer coats are a necessity for our climate, so why don’t we bother? Most of the time what we wear over our summer clothes is a sartorial choice we hurriedly make just before leaving the house. When the hope that the weather will be warm enough not to wear one, finally fades we grab a jacket from behind the door; mentally aware that we daren’t leave the house in a single layer.

In SS’13, say goodbye forever to the white jacket pulled from the back of the wardrobe in May, for its annual trip to the dry cleaners. And don’t even think about wearing a Pashmina to that ‘do’ in July, just because you think it’s more appropriate than your black wool coat. A carefully chosen summer coat will stop the chilly breezes, (and accompanying Goosebumps – nice), and stylishly look the part for both afternoons in the park and evenings on the roof terrace. Best of all, chosen correctly it should look like it’s part of your whole look, not a weather-wary afterthought. This season’s ‘Car Coat’, comes loose at the waist with unstructured shoulders, has either a deep V or round neck, big low pockets and is tapered to the knee. Wear it open…

Echoing Louis Vuitton’s SS’13 triumphant yellow and white checks, this Zara coat (pictured €79.95) is perfect for this summer. If you can wear yellow that is. (Not jealous if you can at all, at all…). Team with white to keep it pretty or navy blue to add depth. At Jaeger, this Leopard vs. Dalmatian print coat (pictured €275) is great to wear over your shoulders (coats as capes, still big) with Ray Bans and cigarette pants. If you want to combine your SS’13 Car Coat with SS’13’s summer-leather trend, then (carefully) choose this Simone Rocha leather coat at Havana (pictured €3,240.00).

Whisty Clobber Blogger June 2013 Metro Newspaper


Whisty Xx


Louis Vuitton Icon Collection 2013-14 & Pre Fall Round Up

Hello All,

Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the Louis Vuitton AW13/14 Icons collection. The Icon Collection features the timeless LV designs; always a part of the standard collection and reinterpreted each season with current trends.

Louis Vuitton Icons Travel Collection 2013 whisty

The Sheepskin Balmaccan CoatLouis Vuitton Sheepskin Balmaccan Coat 2013 Whisty

The LV Plaid Karakoram CapeLouis Vuitton Plaid Karakoran Cape 2013 Whisty

Shoes and Boots

Louis Vuitton Icon Shoes Collection 2013 Whisty

Louis Vuitton Bearskin Inspired Fur Knee high Boot 2013 Whisty

Louis Vuitton Menswear Style Icon Lace Up Flat Boots 2013 Whisty

Louis Vuitton Icone Velvel Bow Slipper flats 2013 Whisty

Louis Vuitton Croc Leather Riding Boot 2013 Whisty

The Leather Clutch

Louis Vuitton Black Leather Clutch WIth Gold Detail 2013 Whisty

The Noé Bag

First commissioned in 1932 to carry 5 Champagne bottles… you don’t say… (4 the right way up and one upside down in the middle) the Noé bag this season comes in vibrant colours from orange and blue to cerise to purple two-tone. It also comes in different sizes and strap lengths, the longer strap makes a cross-body bag and a more youthful vibrant feel. Stunning,

Louis Vuitton Noe Bag Collection 2013 Whisty

Pre Fall 2013

“Lace is More”

The collection is a mix of 19th century aristocrat, 60’s miss and

recalls the understated elegance of Jeanne Moreau in Truffaut’s film, “The Bride Wore Black”

Jeanne Moureau The Bride Wore Black

Jeanne Moureau The Bride Wore Black Veil(images via Google)

Jaquard, velvet, tweed and lace, lace, lace all give texture beyond the staple embossed LV monogram; only on the Speedy Cube bag was the company logo really visible and even these were given a twist with thick luxurious carpeting embroidery.

Thick velvet bow details, and minuscule blue and black sequins gave softness and charm to elegant silhouettes, while frock coats, mini skirts and shift dresses shirt suits were staple pieces that gave the dramatic collection a sweet edge.

Louis Vuitton Pre Fall Collection Black & Blue Lace 2013

Louis Vuitton Pre Fall Carpet Monogram Bag 2013

Click the short videos to watch the collection on a carousel…

LV Noe Bag Collection 2013 Whisty 1


Whisty Xx


A Style Post: Country Tweed & Urban Heels

Hello All,

You know, I was just looking back through a few past posts and I’ve only just realised how much I comment on the weather; it really is a lot.

It’s probably something to do with the fact that our Northern European climate and its unpredictable weather dictates exactly what we wear… Maybe my references to it are just an excuse when I write style posts as to why I’m wearing what I’m wearing. i.e. when I sat down to write this post, the first thing I typed was something along the lies of bright sunny autumn days. A description which easily explains why I’m wearing layers, which are necessary for those kind of days.

I love this outfit. The layers keep it fashion-forward but also wearable. The boots and coat are set to be my autumn/winter 2012 staples; the Burberry cardigan, which I have had since last year, is a really loose knit so isn’t warm enough for the depths of winter, but it’s perfect for now.

Tweed Coat Zara

Vest Top River Island

Scarf Louis Vuitton

Cardigan Burberry

Trousers Karen Millen

Bag & Boots Kurt Geiger


Whisty Xx


Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer ’12 Accessories


Yesterday in the Merrion Hotel I spent half an hour with the Louis Vuitton S/S’12  accessories collection.

Backstage at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 show, Marc Jacobs said of the season’s collection, “We decided we wanted to do something very pretty, and very gentle, and very loving, and just fill it with pretty colours and beautiful light, luminous textures, things that were translucent and transparent. We wanted to … have air and lightness and softness”.

Naturally the collection I saw included plenty of bags, as well as lace and fur collars, shades, a parasol and a delicious brown leather binoculars case…

Although strictly menswear, that binoculars case would make a stunning bag…

Multicoloured classics, the ‘Alma’ bag is now available in over 20 new colours, with matching card holders, cosmetic cases and zippy wallets.

Epi leather ‘Alma’ bags L.V. SS’12 detail

A lace parasol sets the background for the ‘sweet feminine’ day-to-night Pochettes (right) and the softer, plumper ‘Speedy’ in pale denim (front left) and ‘Speedy North-South’ (centre).

Sheer nylon voile ‘Classic Lockit’, ‘Stretched Lockit’ and clutch (right back to front) with lace collar and crystal tiara (right)

Lace collar and pale blue and pink patent ‘Speedy’ bags

Small canvas ‘Cabas’ bags

Leather and latticework: The metallic calf-skin leather ‘Basket’ bag… I love this. It’s so wrong it’s almost genius.

I think the “air and lightness and softness” brief has been met, don’t you?

And here’s a whisper of Pre-Fall…The SC bag, in calfskin and Crocodile

Mink fur collar, fox fur stole and gold, tasselled octagon clutch.


Whisty Xx

P.s. Images from the Louis Vuitton S/S’12 ad campaign ft. Poppy Delevigne have been released, here’s a sneak peek and behind the scenes


SS10 Ad Campaigns: Something Different

After seeing Lara Stone grab the Louis Vuitton SS10 ad campaign reins from Madge, (she’s all D&G this season) I think we were right to hope there’ll be few more treats in store. I’ve perused a couple of ads this week namely the Burberry Prorsum and edc / Esprit SS10 ads. When I first saw Burberry’s, I swooned at how utterly perfect Emma Watson is for the brand just as much as I swooned at the pieces she is wearing. (Still cannot bring myself to yearn for a Burberry-check bag though…). Because I had seen the collection – LFW belonged to Burberry Prorsum – and Emma Watson in Burberry so much already, as much as I do love them I wasn’t completely blown away by the ads. But I mean who doesn’t love a Mario Testino shoot? What’s more, Christopher Bailey played a part on this one too. But I was delighted to hear that Alex Watson, Emma’s brother was in the ads with her. Because her look is so perfect for the brand, opting to include her brother in their ads is just a great choice, plus, it really is too cute!

This last pic is Emma Watson in a H-amazing mac with model Max Hurd.

I have a teeny tiny issue with the second ad campaign however. Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Daisy Lowe for Esprit… hmmm. I think Esprit must be absolutely huge in Continental Europe, its casual range reminds me of yoga obsessed swedish nannies or Spanish exchange students. This is of course no bad thing, just because I’m a total aerobics dodger, it doesn’t mean I hate on those who aren’t! The thing is, when I look in the window at Esprit I would never associate their clothes with either of these two young women. So I’m just hoping that Esprit have created a harder or edgier collection to suit the choice of ‘faces’ they have chosen for their SS10 ad campaigns. Otherwise I just don’t get it, I’ll have to actually go in and have a look at what they have then… oh wait now….. ah right, yeah I get it now.

Score Esprit. I guess I won’t be the only one curious to see what you have to offer that appeals to these two chicas. Hmmm, if I wanted to revamp the image of my casual wear brand I’d go with them too. Especially as Daisy and her fella look gorgeous in edc and Julia looks stunning in Esprit.


Contender for Model of the Year 2009. #2 Lara Stone

Every time I go to the dentist, they always say, ‘You really need to fix that gap of yours.’ I’m like, ‘My gap is paying your dentist bills.'”  And so was the word of Lara Stone, talking to i-D Magazine, in November last year. So I have continued my model of the year blogging, and this German / Dutch / British lady is next on the list. French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld said about her. “Sometimes a girl just touches you” and following her campaigns with Chloe, DKNY, Givenchy, H&M, Jil Sander , Max Mara, Belstaff, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicole Farhi and Louis Vuitton SS10, it seems many others would agree.

Lara Stone was named by UK Vogue as model of the year in their December 09 issue, of which she was the cover star. She a features in a story / shoot in their Jan 2010 issue which hit stands last week. She is highly coveted by magazine and fashion houses alike and has an edginess that few of her peers can offer. Indeed, there are very few women in the world that can make a Page 3 shoot, high fashion, see images from ID December 09 (below). A massive favourite of the magazine, she not only featured on their Nov 08 cover, but is also one of the 3 cover stars for the December 09 issue. In February this year Vogue Paris dedicated itself to Lara and featured her as the issue’s cover star and sole model promoting Carine Roitfeld to make the above statement. Her gap-tooth smile, razor-sharp cheek bones, smouldering pout and killer figure make her as commercial as she is high-fashion, here’s why.

For Louis Vuitton SS10

Backstage at the Louis Vuitton SS10 shoot. (image via

UK Vogue, December 2009

ID Magazine November 2008

ID Magazine December 2009 (with Jamie Dornan)

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