Girl Meets Boy-ish Trend
The White and Black Jacket: Loving this look that can add a little bit of glamour to jeans, and make the perfect contrast with a brightly-hued skirt. Best of all it’s a piece in your closet that can go from day to night!
Double Monk Straps – every bootie needs them! We’ve always seen them on men’s footwear but now we can wear them too! Such a great look for ankle boots.
The Equestrian Detail: It’s all in the details and this season it is all about those equestrian bits on your favourite accessories like watches, belts, jewellery, handbags, and tops! Pair this trend with a luxurious autumn hue like cognac to give your outfit a polished, chic look. Update this look by wearing multiple necklace strands and stacking up those bangles.
The Ox Blood/Bordeaux/ Burgundy/Maroon Madness: I just can’t stop wearing my beautiful burgundy velvet Scarletts! It is a dark yet vibrant colour that epitomizes glamour and confidence. I love this colour and have already started incorporating it into my wardrobe! Nails, lipstick, shoes, skirts, tops, jeans, handbag… the possibilities are endless!
Luxurious in Leather
The Leather Skirt: Luxe leather style is perfection for fall. Too much of a bold look for you? Buy an A-line skirt rather than a pencil skirt or leather skinnies. It is a bit more playful, feminine and less dominatrix. But hey I would go for all three!
Metallic Brocade: A detailed delicate fabric with threads of lurex intertwined to make this material feel ultra rich. Talk about recycled fashion! Brocade was huge in the 17th century and now it’s back! I love this elegant metallic brocade on skirts, cropped pants and fitted jackets. Modernize the look with some metallic shoes and a solid coloured top! Too much to handle? Try an all black brocade pattern first! Subtle but definitely not boring!
As well as Butterfly Twists there is one other item we consider a fashion 'must have' and that's the perfect shades. We heart the Aviator Ray Bans for facial cover up - what's your perfect style?
I know everyone is delighted with the recent glorius weather and it's certainly made the Olympics much more enjoyable for all concerned but I can't help wishing (just a little bit) that Autumn was upon us already. Fact is I am totally bored with my current wardrobe and the near empty summer sale racks are failing to inspire me. I want to wear the small section in stores called 'NEW COLLECTIONS' but its clearly too warm for cashmere and leather. Oh how I heart leather. . .in trousers, in shoes, in shorts. But even a cheeky leather short would be too uncomfortable for this weather and so I wait patiently for a change in weather and an update of my wardrobe knowing only too well that in just a couple of months I will wish it warm again.
For those of you who thought modelling and photo-shoots were all glamour!
Employ a woman.
One who is 6 months pregnant and who intends to take ''limited'' time off with her baby.
Is this a giant leap for women? Should her pregnancy even be an issue?
Are your flats just back-up or would you ever wear them to the main event? Are they suitable for the red carpet and a special occasion or do heels win every-time?
Many celebs have been quoted as saying that heels are needed to make an outfit and that flats can turn a gorgeous outfit into a big mission failure. We obviously disagree, flats can keep an outfit fresh and youthful providing you remember the number one rule - straight back and don't let your shoulders wander forward! It's true that heels can give you better posture but they can kill your feet within an hour. . . .
Wanted to share with you the trends we have picked up on for SS13, these are fresh of the catwalks and can be seen at all the industry trade shows. Our challenge is using them as inspiration for our shoe collection - any ideas welcome!
Snizzling snake skin
Summer basics in a wide range of colours
Rock and leather
Which is your favourite? I must admit to having a bit of a leather thing, especially in trousers and shorts and it works beautifully with lace to stop it being too vamp.
WIN FREE SHOES FOR UP TO A YEAR!
OPEN WORLD-WIDE TO ANYONE
Two ways to win:
Step 1) Become our guest blogger and win free shoes. Entry is easy, send a sample blog post (on any Butterfly Twist related subject)to firstname.lastname@example.org Then share details of the comp with all your friends.
The winner receives a blogging contract and free shoes up to a year.
Step 2) Become a product reviewer and win free shoes. Post on our FB, Twitter, blog or Pinterest a link to your fav Butterfly Twists and tell us why you picked that pair. Share details anyway you can with all your friends.
The winner becomes a Butterfly Twists Product reviewer and can win free shoes up to a year.
(Each contract is three months and after three months we pick a new winner or ask our fans to vote for you to stay on. Comp closes 31st July. Email email@example.com for T&C).
We are now searching for guest bloggers to win a years supplier of shoes. All details are in the previous post. BUT we have now opened up the competion to include Product Reviewers. Simply post the link of your fav pair of Butterfly Twists on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook on this blog and tell us why. Share with all your friends. . .
Best reason wins!! Best sharer wins!
Don't forget to enter to become our star blogger and see our new shoes before anyone else follow details below. . .
Now two ways to win!
To celebrate the launch of our blog we are offering several lucky winners the opportunity to become our resident product reviewers. Each month, for three months, we will send the current lucky winner a pair of Butterfly Twists for them to share their thoughts on via a post on our newly launched blog (ie here!).
After three months the chair opens up to a newcomer or if our fans like what they see you can stay on the chair for up to twelve months - winning a years supply of shoes. As well as free Butterfly Twists each blogger will be heavily promoted on our site, facebook, twitter, pinterest, blog and will earn the official title of Butterfly Twist Product Reviewer.
The competition is open worldwide to those already with or without a fashion blog, with or without experience. A passion for shoes is essential. To enter simply tell us you want to enter by posting on our wall via Facebook, Twitter or commenting on the blog.
Then show us how good a blogger you are by sending in a sample post firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject matter should be relevant to our Butterfly Twist followers who love travelling, partying,shopping and who are, always, always on the go (without ever getting sore feet). Some ideas below:
- Tell us about your favourite pair of shoes
- Tell us about the first time you fell in love
- Tell us about your favourite travel destination
To win you also have to share details of this competition with as many people as you can either via your own blog, FB, Twitter, Pinterest or something more creative – all ideas are welcome. The winner will be picked based on content and quality of their blog post as well their ability to generate interest in our competition and show us how good they are at spreading the Butterfly Twist word!!
We would expect our resident Product Reviewer to be the epitome of the Butterfly Twists girl so show us what you can do.
You do not have to be an established blogger - its open to everyone with a passion for Butterfly Twists.Two lucky runners-up will receive a pair of Butterfly Twists of their choice. On top of this we will be posting our favourite entries (from winner and non winners) on our blog so you can have your name and post up there on our much visited site.
Competition closes 31st July 2012 for the announcement of the first winner. Emailvicki@butterflytwists.com for full T&C.