Monthly essentials: november 2011 – Laura

by insightandout

It’s getting chilly, folks! My monthly essentials mood board is packed with warm colours and stylish pieces to get you through the winter cold. Enjoy!

This Balmain double-breasted shearling coat is just stunning. I love how it’s cosy and warm, but elegant and chic as well. It doesn’t have to be one way or the other. Clothing can be comfortable and fashionable at the same time.

Miuccia Prada is crazy about the fabulous forties, hence her Mad Men-inspired collection for Winter. We saw lots of dresses with flower and bird prints all over. But I decided to keep it simple with a ruched crepe blouse in a terra cotta hue.

A year ago one of Hollywood’s most fashionable celebrities, Kate Bosworth, started a web shop called Jewel Mint along with her stylist Cher Coulter. Their designs are fun and original, and most importantly they’re very affordable. Fellow fashionista’s Sienna Miller and Rachel Bilson have been spotted wearing jewelry by Jewel Mint.

Christian Louboutin‘s label just turned 20 and although I don’t have hundreds of pairs of red soles stacked in my shoe closet like Miss Lively, I’m a big fan of his designs. This peep toe pump in magenta must be the sexiest shoe I’ve ever seen. The python heel is the cherry on the cake.

Maison Martin Margiela is known for its use of clean cuts and shades like black and nudes. But since Diesel’s Renzo Rosso owns the label, you can expect a dash of color here in there. This beige skirt with lilac and blue flowers is the perfect example.

What’s a fashion mood board without Proenza Schouler? After they designed the PS 1 satchel, I didn’t think Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez would ever make such a beautiful bag again. But only a few seasons later, they released the PS 11 bag. And I fell in love, yet again.

Essie’s Fall 2011 nail polish collection is called Carry On, and all six shades are based on the color palette commonly found in midcentury handbag design. I especially like the shade Carry On, which is the mulberry merlot.

Balmain Double-breasted shearling coat, Miu Miu Ruched crepe blouse, Christian Louboutin No. 299 150 suede and python pumps, Maison Martin Margiela Floral-print crepe and wool skirt, Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic textured-leather shoulder bag, Essie Brand New Bag Fall 2011 Carry On.