By Lorraine Candy
(Jacket by Acne, blouse by Uniqlo, trousers by Joseph, shoes by Christian Louboutin)
This is the time of year when the fashion team and I talk new-season fashion trends and plan what we are going to shoot (buy/wear/lust after) for our autumn and winter issues of ELLE. Inevitably, a key piece crops up early in our discussions. Besides noting that smaller heels (not kitten, just lower than the oh-so high ones of seasons past) will be the mainstay of your shoe collection, we all fell in love with the Givenchy boot.
This black leather boot – in Givenchy’s pre-fall collection out in June and a/w ready-to-wear collection – sums up why we love its creative director Riccardo Tisci. Inspired by a 1920s Russian riding boot, the heel with a sleeve is sexy, stylish and a powerful statement piece.
What I like about Tisci is that he is loyal to his woman – he knows the Givenchy girl through and through. From Madonna to Courtney Love via one of my favourite all-time models Mariacarla Boscono, he dresses the spirited rebel who likes luxury and individuality.
So, who do we want to see wearing this Givenchy boot? Suggestions please! I think it would be amazing to see something this on-trend worn on Saturday night TV rather than the safe red-carpet outfits so many presenters and celebrity judges seem to go for. I may even suggest it to Karren Brady for the next season of The Apprentice!
We’ve all tried on the Givenchy boot at ELLE – it was shot for our August issue’s new collections story if you want to see it worn really well – and the consensus is that you probably need to be over 5ft 5in to work it. Sadly, this rules me out.
Acne’s soft leather jacket in what I’m calling a ‘violent blue’! This reminds me of a Christopher Kane jacket I so nearly bought two years ago, but I couldn’t decide whether to invest or not and then found out there was none left in my size. I borrowed this from the fashion cupboard today, but it’s on sale in June.
Alexander Wang has the best black bags! This is a new-season goodie
Love these androgynous boots. But can a woman with size 7 feet wear them? Sadly, I can’t, but I like looking at them, don’t you?
She looks so happy!
TODAY THE EDITOR IS:
Reading the June issue of ELLE with Kristen Stewart on the cover. We get an early copy in the office, but you can get it next week from 2nd May.
Looking forward to meeting LA-stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe this week and watching the first episode of HBO’s new TV series Girls
Browsing The Coveteur. A blog we love.