Recently Cruise Belfast hosted a night of luxury fashion in store, launching their Autumn Winter 13 collections to an intimate audience of super stylish customers, journalists and media, and The Real Elle Woods was there to cast my eagle eye over the über stylish guests in attendance!
From cosy knits and tartans, sexy leather to luxe knitwear, this seasons trends were out if force with guests showing how to work the trends with stylish aplomb!
Once again Katie Larmour worked the trends with casual ease! Sporting masculine tailoring she looked gorgeous in tartan trousers, and perfectly accented the hot colour of the season baby pink in her covetable Valentino studded shoes and bag! For women who are brave enough to go all out, Nuala Scallion looked fantastic in top to toe tartan with strategically placed lace detailing and I’m loving her Vivienne Westwood pearls! Red is also making a statement this Autumn Winter and Nuala’s Saint Laurent red patent clutch is the perfect way of injecting a pop of red into any ensemble!
Casual luxe is perfect for those who want to stay cosy but stylish as the temperature drops! Hollie Sweeney looked fabulous in a loose fitting metallic jumper, and carried through the metallic look in her oversized watch and drop dead gorgeous pigalle spikes Christian Louboutin shoes! Major shoe envy!
Alison Clarke is a lady who always gets it right, once again showing why we all love black, mixing up the look with a play on texture in the form of a little fur and feathers! Love it!
While black will always be a firm favourite amongst fashionistas, bright hues of colour have been making a splash and I especially loved Vanessa Humphrey’s neon pink structured dress, while Kerry Wilson gave the LBD a sexy edgy feel with it’s full length gold exposed zips!
Of course no Autumn Winter wardrobe would be complete with out the perfect winter coat and I loved model Jayne Higgins’ amazing coat! The Chinese influenced dress coat worked so well, the monochrome floral pattern giving the coat a fabulously elegant feel! Claire Little kept it chic with her leather waterfall collar jacket and statement print dress!
Not only did the models look amazing sashaying down the catwalk but so did guests as they watched from the FROW! So why not take a cue from these stylish ladies and embrace the Autumnal trends!
All photographs by Elaine Hill and kindly provided by Hollie Hanlan at Cruise.