Summer is over. My big brown winter coat twinkles at me. But, I ignore his advances. As I explain to him, Jack Frost isn't exactly banging on my windows shouting obscenities. I have not yet walked outside and quivered the words "Cor blimey guvnor". No doubt I will, but not yet my big brown friend. You stay where you are. Oh, you heard me. Back to the coat hook. Off you go.
As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.
As London Fashion Week's second on schedule show Corrie set the bar high. As I said in the preview it is one thing to see the collection in the final stages of production in a studio, it is something completely different to see it in it's entirety as collection on the runway. My breath wasn't taken away, it was stolen.
I won't bore you with too many of the trend details here - let's face it, most of you will just want to look at the pictures - suffice to say that faux fur is where it's at for responsible winter chic with labels from the hautest designers to the ends of the High Street producing versions that range from the 'It looks real, I'm sure it's real, that can't be a fake' to cuddly teddy bear fun.