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You can talk about Chanel, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Prada… all you want, but they already have a name in the world of fashion. There are so many designers out there who are truly talented and work hard to deliver each season a magnificent collection. That’s why I put a spotlight on Antoine + Stanley, an Australian based shoe (and accessory) brand, who really deserves the attention. Designer and founder, Paul Waddy, creates shoes that combine the flawless craftsmanship of European brogues with the modern man’s quest to establish his own fashion identity.

The Fall Winter 2012-13 collection is all about vintage-inspired styles with a focus on reasonably-priced quality and unexpected modern twists. Yes, totally my cup of tea! There are too many lovely pairs, so I’ve picked my 5 favourite ones:

They’re available for purchase internationally via Asos.com, and the full range can be browsed at Antoineandstanley.com.

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And with Summer almost coming to an end – hello, rain! – it’s time to think about your Winter garderobe. A lot of my female friends keep asking me what the trends will be this Fall Winter. Well, here they are:

Bourgeois lady

She is chic and always showing off her most feminine side. Wear lace, luxurious fabrics, embroidery, sky high heels, extra large jewelry… and be the Uptown girl you always wanted to be.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Countryside

Horseback riding is back in fashion! ‘Oh no!’ I hear you say. No worries! Just spice up your outfit with one eyecatcher, like a saddlebag or a jockey cap, and you’re fine.

Ralph Lauren Collection Fall Winter 2012-13

Tommy Hilfiger Fall Winter 2012-13

Red fruit

Red is the new black! Raspberry pink, strawberry red, burgundy (big trend!)… combine different shades of red for a head-to-toe look or make it softer by adding powder pink or white.

Balenciaga Fall Winter 2012-13

Haider Ackermann Fall Winter 2012-13

Garçonne

Think Marlène Dietrich and her garçonne look. Suits, blazers, shirts, hats, ties… ladies, take a look in your boyfriend’s closet!

A.F. Vandevorst Fall Winter 2012-13

Sonia Rykiel Fall Winter 2012-13

Prints!

Retro, colorful and arty. Never a boring fashion moment when you mix prints. But beware, keep the cut simple!

Miu Miu Fall Winter 2012-13

Prada Fall Winter 2012-13

Photos: Style.com

How I love Pierre Balmain! One of my favourite brands of the moment. The Fall Winter 2012-13 collection is all about a glamorous wardrobe in black, white, grey and midnight blue that takes men and women with a downtown style from day into evening. The sinuous mood of the collection is set by a short black and white film shot by Martial Schmeltz. Inspired by late Fifties/early Sixties French and Italian films, models Melissa Stasiuk and Adrien Sahores ‘dance’ to the haunting sounds of Bruno Alexiu’s ‘Romy’. Check it out!

May… that month everybody is talking about Spring’s hottest trends. Well, not me! Since Spring decided to be Fall and it’s raining more than ever here in Belgium, I better focus myself on the Fall Winter 2012-13 trends.

What’s the biggest trend next Fall and Winter for men? Definitely the oversized military coat, the key piece in every man’s wardrobe. Balmain, Dior Homme, Dries Van Noten… you name it, this trend was omni-présent on the Fall Winter 2012-13 runways. Extra large coats, long parkas or extravagant capes. As long as you release your inner soldier, you’re fine. I know it’s quite a big investment, but since the skies are weeping almost every day now, you really have value for money. Yes, we men are at war, so you better watch out!

Balmain Fall Winter 2012-13

Dior Homme Fall Winter 2012-13

Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Mugler Fall Winter 2012-13

Photos: Style.com

Lanvin is always one of the highlights during Paris Fashion Week. And yet again Alber Elbaz didn’t disappoint! In fact, for me, the Fall Winter 2012-13 collection was one of his best collections ever.

Mr. Elbaz celebrated his 10th anniversary at Lanvin with a party on and à côté the runway. His Fall Winter collection is sweet. But we all like a little bit of sweetness, aren’t we? While looking at it, you can’t deny the feeling of being in the Magnolia Bakery watching the most beautiful cupcakes. Bright colors, fur, lace, bejeweled dresses, elbow lenght gloves, shiny clutches, extra large jewelry… this collection is pure eye candy. And I like it!

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Lanvin Fall Winter 2012-13

Photos: Style.com