Alice by Temperley

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress, Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo and Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

Here we have the colour coveted by a majority of women – an all black look. The dress and bag are suited to both day and evening wear; the fabulous shoes are probably just an evening wear shoe, but if you wanted to wear the outfit during the day, you could trade them for a neat pair of black ankle boots or courts.

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

I like this dress because it combines the sexiness of a leather top together with the demureness of a pleated skirt to yield a classically lady like look – with an edge. Ideal for princesses, this dress is perfect to wear during the day and through to the night – and that neckline is begging for some jewelled adornment, perhaps in the form of an Anton Heunis necklace.

The top part of this lovely Alice by Temperley dress is made from leather, but the skirt is a swathe of pleated georgette, which is demi sheer, and lined with a black lining.

The dress has short sleeves and a low scoop neck at the front and fastens with a hidden zip at the back.

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo

I like Hobo bags. I like the way they have a single, unfussy shoulder strap that’s not too long, so it’s easy to just sling the bag over your shoulder and be on your way.

Of course, this bag is no ordinary hobo bag – it’s the stunning Faithful by Anya Hindmarch and is made from grained leather. The bag has golden hardware throughout, including the zip top fastening, and is embellished on the front with a riveted brand plaque. The zip full features a characteristic oversized tassel and the bag also comes with a removable cross body strap. There is an external zip pocket on the reverse of the bag.

The inside of the bag is truly a delight – there are several pockets which are  labelled as to suggestions for their contents; eg “Bits and Bobs”, “Phone” and “Lipstick”. There is also a pen pocket and a press stud attaching key fob – so no need to rummage on the door step any more!

This bag would also make a lovely posh day bag for work and play.

Gina Ava Platform Shoes Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Shoes are up there with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent as shoes to the stars, and these shoes are completely irrestible.

With a snakeprint velvet upper (lined in leather), a concealed platform sole, super high black jewel embellished heel and peep toe, these shoes are ultra comfortable considering the number of inches they add to your legs. They fasten with an adjustable strap and the buckle is branded “Gina”.

In addition to going well with the dress and bag above, they would complete any cocktail outfit and be the envy of all the other girls in the room.

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