The vibe in Milan was thick with these heavy fabrics, elegant, elongated cuts and timeless silhouettes, but some designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace and Peter Dundas contrasted the main themes, presenting rock inspired collections dedicated to the folky feel of the 1960s and 70s and the 1980s punk movement.
This is the perfect time to spend a little bit of money in new throws, bedding, and cushion covers. Textured pieces I love this season include sheep skin throws on the floor, cashmere covers for hot water bottles and items with mixed textures such as satin mixed with wool or linen mixed with boiled wool.
For five years the forces of Social Media have waged an electronic campaign against our most understated quality: modesty. Favouring stealth over strength, the enemy concealed their weapons is the form of presents: MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, Twitter. The plan was beautiful in its simplicity, the opponents of humility had only to watch as we encouraged friends and relatives to unnecessarily broadcasting their thoughts, before we turned the gun on ourselves.
Jaana Jätyri, the founder of Trendstop.com picks out Top 12 trend must-haves the 21st Century Girl can't live without in 2012.