The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

Category Fashion

Blazin’ Squad

No, we aren’t talking crossroads. You will never be at a crossroads when you have a navy blazer handy and here’s why. Firstly, it’s quintessential Parisian chic. And who doesn’t want to be a teeny bit Parisian. Even the Kardashian’s are having a go. A blazer is one of Ines de la Fressange’s Magnificent Seven; the seven wardrobe essentials that every woman simply must own. So, who’s to argue with that?  

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Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

Spring is in the air, sort of, and that means an onslaught of bloomin’ florals. Interpret that as you will. The thing about florals is that, pretty as they are, especially the vintage inspired prints, they can, if not careful, tread into dangerous territory – dare we say it, ‘twee’ – or it can be a little in your face. Neither is good. So keeping that in mind, and that

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How To: Wear The Breton Stripe

My love affair with France knows no bounds. What’s not to love? Exceptionally good wine, cheese, coffee (my main food groups) and of course, la mode. Après tout, everyone wants to do Parisian chic. Buy a book, there’s plenty to choose from and you too can achieve that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that’s so typically français. Or you could just wear a Breton top (and no, not with a beret –

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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Style

Matthew McConaughey skipped the red carpet. Maybe he knew something we didn’t. A little like the awards ceremony itself (yes, we were there *cough*) Sunday’s red carpet style was a little… beige. Recently, the red carpet has come under quite a bit of scrutiny. Questions are being bandied about as to whether or not it’s fair to objectify these Hollywood stars (notably the female celebrities) as they walk the red carpet

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The Muse ~ Ava Gardner

“When I’m old and grey, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” – Ava Gardner Proof that with a red lip and bold brow, you can do no wrong. Ah, the good old days of Hollywood, when studios ruled the world and Amal’s gloves wouldn’t have looked out

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The Golden Girls

Is it just us or are we expecting too much? I mean, if we looked like any of those ladies on the red carpet we would be happy but as far as the fashion stakes go… this year’s Globes‬ were a little ‘meh’. And we’re not talking about J Lo’s! Ahem, Mr. Renner! Sure, the Golden Globe Awards are about the acting chops and yeah okay, they’re saving themselves for the

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The Red Shoes

“When in doubt wear red” – Bill Blass You would be mistaken for thinking that red shoes are for those only in Oz or a rather sinister ballet, but these red heels of mine are fast becoming my go-to pair, leaving my black Saint Laurent sandals in the dust. Red shoes are favored by Taylor Swift and so by default, we love them. Skinny jeans, western style shirt and red

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Fashion Faux Pas or Fashion Forward?

  This would be bathroom mat may seem hard to style at first, but teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans and a simple sweater, it’s less muppet and more à la mode, don’t you think? Let’s face it, we’ve all had a fashion faux pas moment or two that’s been worthy of a phone-call to the fashion police. I shake my head when I think of those heydays when I really

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Are You Faux Real?

As an animal lover, sometimes it’s tricky navigating my way through the fashion world. Leather boots, leather jackets and angora (gasp!) are everyday occurrences in the big bad world of fashion and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to do right. So what about the fur situation? Well, I’m out. But I’ll be enjoying my turkey at Christmas so what’s the difference really? Instead of getting on a high horse,

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The Coat Vote

Choosing the right winter coat is a personal thing. You can buy into the reigning trend (this season it’s pink – yes, it is) or you can stick to something that will take you seamlessly from season to season, year after year. Much as retailers (us included!) want you buying all year, every year, a winter coat is best selected with some care and consideration. It’s meant to be wearable,

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