Winter 2011 Wishlist…

Amber Peebles, www.TheDownLow.co.nz

Black Sheep denim skirt: This is the coolest twist I've seen on a denim skirt in sooo long. Salute to Blacksheep for being awesome ..

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Tigerlily slouchy jumper and man pants: This coming winter I'm all about 'The Man Pant' . The boyfriend jacket has been rocking our world for a few seasons and now we're heading south.. so to speak. And I'm in love with this worn slouchy jumper look Tigerlily is bringing out for winter.

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Karen Walker clutch: A splash of colour through winter is key, this Karen Walker clutch is an effortless statement piece.

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Sass n Bide top: This metallic number is an easy way to edge up an out fit plus the added sheen is great way to show off the girls without getting them out ūüėČ

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Huffer Leopard cardi and frill dress: This leopard cardi has a chic op shop feel about it.. And as far as crdigans go, that's all the boxes ticked. And I'm such a fan of this dress, the mix of a full frill skirt with a t-shirt style top makes it a perfect throw on for winter .

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Market HQ Vortex Jacket: I'm still into the military look for winter, but bring it down a notch. This MarketHQ Vortex jacket is bang on with its leather detailing.

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Ketz-Ke Nomad bracelets: Winter or summer, these Ketz-ke bracelets are super cute, wear them mixed in with layers of friendship bracelets or just your favourites .

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Belair pixiemarket.com leather pants: High waisted leather pants.. What more do I need to say!

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Madame Hawke 'Long Skirt': Long skirts are taking over the world, and this dreamy number by Madame Hawke gets my blood pumping.
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Julia Ford, FashioNZ blogger

I love dressing for winter, jackets and shoes are definitely my ¬Ďthing.¬í While hot days and balmy summer evenings are great, now that I¬ím well and truly back to work and most of the day is spent in the office, I¬íve found myself wishing summer away.

Having worked in the fashion industry my winter orders were placed months ago, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting their arrival. Now my ordered pieces are rolling in, I’m ready for the temperature to drop so the trench coats, cashmere and boots can come out.

So it¬ís suffice to say that the majority of any ¬Ďwinter clothing budget¬í I probably should allow myself has been spent prematurely and any further purchases will be layering pieces, shoes, accessories and vintage.

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Karen Walker bow belt

I¬íve picked up a few great investment pieces that should serve me well for winters to come. A very lady-like ¬ĎClassic Trench¬í in tan from Karen Walker, will look great over jeans, silk ¬ĎBoat Pants¬í in mustard or dresses layered with cashmere sweaters.

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Karen Walker trench coat

A double breasted ¬ĎAviator Jacket¬í in bright orange wool flannel should work well with a blue peg printed full length jumpsuit and indigo ¬ĎGillies Boots¬í from Kathryn Wilson.

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Gillies boots by Kathryn Wilson

I¬íve found myself being drawn to really bright colours this season which will hopefully bring a little ¬Ďsunshine¬í to the grey Auckland atmosphere. Some statement shoes, Kathryn Wilson ¬ĎKerry Heels¬í in Dijon mustard and a pumpkin orange pleated skirt from Karen Walker should work well with neutral tan trench coat and bag.

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Kathryn Wilson Kerry heels in Dijon Mustard, Karen Walker pleated skirt

A Marc by Marc Jacobs ¬ĎSaddlery Sophie¬í satchel I received over the summer should tie in well with all the oranges and mustard pieces I seem to have amassed. I like a classically styled bag to let the brightly coloured pieces be the ¬Ďhero¬í of the outfit. I¬íve gravitated towards tan or coloured leather accessories for winter, with belts in yellow or orange with chunky coloured cocktail rings to finish off the look.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Saddlery Sophie satchel, Susie Heel by Miss Wilson


Hannah Ongley, FashioNZ blogger
The Northern Hemisphere might currently be dropping big-name Fall collections from New York, Milan and Paris, but here in New Zealand we don¬ít have to wait until next year to get our fix of chunky knits and long layers. The winter collections from our local favourites are finally hitting stores, and I¬ím going to be hitting the bank as soon as I¬íve whittled my wish list down to something more realistic…

My favourite thing about winter is a comfortable sweater. Sweaters are the comfort food of fashion; if a sweater were a drink it would be a generous glass of merlot. Zambesi is always a go-to for luxe, oversized knits, and Juliette Hogan’s Joan Sweater has the perfect amount of slouch.

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L-R: Zambesi Hexagon Sweatshirt, Juliette Hogan Joan Sweater

Fur is always big for winter, but cozy textures need not be limited to one fabric. Velvet and shearling are always great alternatives, and Ruby’s Snowy Tee is the perfect layering piece for wearing with long skirts, thick winter shorts and long-sleeved tees.

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L-R: Lonely Hearts shearling trench, Ruby 'Snowy' Tee

One trend I’m buying into in a big way at the moment is anything sheer. Delicate sheer shirts and maxis are perfect partners to heavy coats and leather jackets. Blak Luxe and Zambesi do fantastic sheer pieces, and I’m obsessed with the colour and length of Kate Sylvester’s Paige skirt.

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L-R: Kate Sylvester Paige skirt, Twenty Seven Names Black Magic shirt

Skinny trousers will always be one of the most reliable items in my wardrobe, but this year I’m on the hunt for interesting new textures, prints and colours to alternate with the usual black. Lonely Hearts have a velvet pair that come in either navy or maroon, and I’ll definitely be testing whether the Teen Queen Yardage Jeans from Stolen Girlfriends Club look half as good on me as they did on the runway.

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L-R: Lonely Hearts vlevet jean, Stolen Girlfriends Club Teen Queen Yardage jeans

Jackie O'Fee, FashioNZ Style Doctor and Owner of Signature Style

Have already got my order in for this fabulous, ethereal and totally cool dress from Jimmy D ¬Ė It¬ís in store in March but there¬íll be one less ¬Ďcause it¬ís mine!

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No self-respecting fashion follower would be seen dead without a pair of lace up boots this season ¬Ė I¬ím getting mine from the range at Chaos & Harmony.

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Expect to see me channelling my inner Betty Draper in this VERY pretty dress from Juliette Hogan ¬Ė and look ¬Ė it goes to the knee, which is a godsend if your legs aren¬ít stick thin.

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This year is a new coat year and I¬ím a big fan of this amazing ¬ďBedrock¬Ē coat that Zambesi sent down the runway at fashion week ¬Ė it has that over jeans or over glam appeal that a good coat should, not to mention a large degree of ¬ďtimeless but cool¬Ē that an investment purchase like a coat needs.

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I have never hidden my absolute adoration for everything that the amazing Kirsha Whitcher and her label Salasai produce as I love visually interesting garments that are versatile and really easy to wear so I’ll be lining up to grab this gorgeous number as soon as it hits the stores.

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One of the best things about winter would have to be snuggling up to my hubby on a Sunday night at home and I plan to be doing it in these great pants, also from Salasai.

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Check out FashioNZ editor Natalie's winter wish list here!

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