I have always been a HUGE fan of  leather. My trusty Helmut Lang leather trousers (of which I have 3 pairs on rotation) are now somewhat of a second skin.  I invested  in my first pair of jeans the other day… although I can’t see to stay away from leather too long.

My favourite thing about these trousers is that you can wear them all year round.

(disclaimer “all year round – in most climates”- my dad did gasp in horror one year when I exited the plane, on arrival to a hot 105F Australian Summer’s day, in my leather trousers and had to peel them off of myself- literally.)

I love how recently girls are embracing leather in a more casual way.  From Rumi Neely’s cool complete leather ensemble, Jane Keltner de Valle’s luxe full skirt, to Model Montana Cox’s ity bity Scanlon and Theodore shorts… everywhere I look, I am seeing leather all year round.

This Fashion Week, with SO many amazing  pieces to choose from,  who can say no to the leather?

"candice lake" "blogger" "Model" "photographer" "blog" "rumi neely" "trend" "Leather"Rumi Neely of Fashiontoast, Sydney

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"candice lake" "blogger" "Model" "photographer" "blog" "rumi neely" "trend" "Leather"The divine Ruth Runberg, London

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"candice lake" "blogger" "Model" "photographer" "blog" "rumi neely" "trend" "Leather"Ilona Hamer, Sydney

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"candice lake" "blogger" "Model" "photographer" "blog" "rumi neely" "trend" "Leather"Anna Dello Russo, Paris

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"candice lake" "blogger" "Model" "photographer" "blog" "rumi neely" "trend" "Leather"Model Montana Cox, Paris Couture

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"candice lake" "blogger" "Model" "photographer" "blog" "rumi neely" "trend" "Leather"Teen Vogue’s Jane Keltner de Valle, Paris

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This is what happens when Instyle Fashion Editor Valeryi Yong let me loose in her fashion cupboard… I went a little wild with Louis VUitton, Ellery, Proenza, Stella, Maison Michel, Chanel and Givenchy! Thanks to the Instyle team for making me feel like a fashion princess for the day.

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 I’m wearing Ellery wool jacket and silk-wool shorts, Willow stretch-acetate bra, Witchery sunglasses, and Petite Grand earrings.

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Get a similar corset from Willow here, another option in black here, and alternatively an orange top here.
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"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "in style" "instyle" "australia" "august 2012" "editorial" "press" "fashion story" I’m wearing Chanel silk blouse and skirt, Proenza Schouler heels, and Maison Michel hat.

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"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "in style" "instyle" "australia" "august 2012" "editorial" "press" "fashion story" I’m wearing Dion Lee wool blazer, Givenchy silk skirt, Lisa Ho top, Stella McCartney clutch and Hermes bangles.

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"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "in style" "instyle" "australia" "august 2012" "editorial" "press" "fashion story" I’m wearing Lisa Ho jacket, Josh Goot silk corset, Maison Michel hat, Proenza Schouler bag.

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"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "in style" "instyle" "australia" "august 2012" "editorial" "press" "fashion story" I’m wearing Miu Miu shirt and silk scart, and Kenzo cotton skirt.

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"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "in style" "instyle" "australia" "august 2012" "editorial" "press" "fashion story" I’m wearing Carl Kapp jacket and pants, Louis Vuitton heels, and Maison Michel hat.

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"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "in style" "instyle" "australia" "august 2012" "editorial" "press" "fashion story" I’m wearing Manning Cartell top and skirt, Miu Miu sunglasses and Witchery clutch.

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Vogue asked me how I was going to shake up my fall wardrobe…

Blame it on my upcoming wedding,  but this season I am really drawn to a more romantic silhouette.   I fell in love with Jil Sander’s feminine strapless dresses and oversized cashmere coats in blush and white.
I’ve always loved classic lines although tend to throw in a bold shoulder or a bright colour, so this season I’m swapping fluro for rich luxe whites and experimenting with being more of a lady!

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Who says you can’t wear white after labor day? White is my new black!

It may have something to do with my upcoming wedding, although I am currently obsessed.  I think it’s unexpected and very chic to sport an outfit all in one colour.

Here at the end of Paris fashion week,  I wore a Rue du Mail coat, Michael Kors sweaters, Céline pants and Converse shoes.

"candice lake" "blogger" "photographer" "Model" "street style" "white" "style" "fashion" "blog" "website" "rue du mail" "coat" "buy" "converse" "chanel bag" "paris fashion week"You can get the look here (1), here (2), here (3) and here (4).

 

 

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When US Vogue.com asked me to outline my most wanted items this fall… I asked for a few more pages – how am I supposed to decide on just a few?!  I did somehow manage to pair down my favourites to what now seems like a lot of leather and monochromatic tones.  I think this more toned down look started when I first tried on my new ‘go to’ dress – the black and white Rue du Mail dress (seen below).  All of a sudden the bright fluro pieces have been put aside and the black and whites are coming back out of the closet… for the meantime anyway!

 

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Yves Saint Laurent leather and stretch-wool crepe dress,   net-a-porter.com

Givenchy textured-leather fold-over knee boot,   net-a-porter.com

Rue du Mail dress,  ruedumail.com

Céline white coat

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