Our top styles to bewitch from the V&V A/W collection are
*Catalla lace Blouse -black (of course)
You can wear these with added devilment by infusing your look with dark lips, dark eyes. Layer black pieces with hints of lace and thigh. Broomstick optional.
Did you know this week is WOOL WEEK? Indeed – by way of the annual Campaign for Wool patronised by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Launched in 2010 to promote British-made woollen garments and support the wool industry, wool made an impressive appearance across the a/w 2012-13 catwalks.
Vivienne Westwood, who uses traditional Scottish mills to spin her highland tartans explains, “Wool is one of the world’s great natural fibres, famous for its versatility and comfort – warm in winter, cool in summer.” Viv is also a champion of the quintessentially British twinset and pearls look, which can be layered and deconstructed for a unique take on a very ladylike silhouette.
Many designers, from the classic fashion house Pringle, to more recent talent Mark fast, are reworking designs with wool to create a sexy, new gen appeal to an old fashioned, and somewhat itchy, fabric: Fast is renowned for his crochet knitted, skin-tight dresses and the former have amped up the sex appeal by way of introducing the neon pink mohair jumper.
So, onwards to colder weather and Valour and Valkyrie are wrapping up warm in our super sexy Florrines cardigan. Soft, warm and worn with simmering insouciance, what more could a girl desire?
You know when a trend becomes official? When it’s inaugurated in the holy bible that is Vogue. And first up for fashion this season is Cobalt – as featured in the current Vogue online trend edit. A/W typically garners the usual suspects of the autumnal colour spectrum: burgundy, purple and its various hues, brown, navy and camel. But cobalt is here, like a fresh breath of ocean air. It crosses seasons and transcends the muddy palette of both colour and mood. So, step right up blouses Belle and Ciaga (pictured), dresses Prasu and Fleur and our Tidiana shrug – all from A/W 12.
On Friday evening Valour and Valkyrie were privy to a special night out at Koko in Camden. We were there to watch singer Ruby Wood and the Submotion Orchestra perform on stage – and see our own label up onstage with her!
Ruby wore our black Harley Trousers with a sparkly Topshop top, accessorised with a beautiful black feather cape and some fab heels ( although she’d switched to flats when we caught up with her post-performance!)
Ruby continues her UK tour, and you can find further details at www.submotion.co.uk and www.ruby-wood.co.uk
As Halloween approaches, bring out your ethereal side in our gloriously dark and vamp-like Warrior dress. She is layer upon layer of sheer black chiffon, with gold metallic detail to the draped neckline. Inspired by Stevie Nicks’ Gold Dust Woman, channel your inner boudicca enchantress and Rock a Little. Welcome to the witching hour.
….And she will be wearing our own Valour and Valkyrie on stage! Watch this space for photo’s of Ruby literally rocking our label. Some tickets are still for sale so it’s not too late.