The Haute Ticket

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

Category Fashion

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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The Muse ~ Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway has starred in some seriously stylish movies, The Thomas Crown Affair, Network and Chinatown to name a few, but its Arthur Penn’s iconic Bonnie and Clyde (arguably the most stylish film of all time) that she is most identified with. And little wonder; it simply never goes out of style. Set in the dusty mid-west during the grim 1930’s, costume designer Theadora Van Runkle’s killer ensembles (quite literally) remain current

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One Last Fling…

What with this Indian summer we appear to be having of late, I find myself a little thrown by what to wear. It’s late September and instead of reaching for my Ralph Lauren-inspired equestrian ensemble; I’m having one last fling with the nineties. Maybe it’s sheer nostalgia, September does that to us all what with school starting and what not, or maybe it’s just that I’ve watched Iggy’s ‘Fancy’ a little too

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“… this is known as Fashion Week.”

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.”Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) Fashion Month is well and truly underway and NYFW was only the beginning. As LFW shapes up nicely, let’s hark back to the city that’s so good they named it twice. The eagerly anticipated New York Fashion Week has wrapped up and set the

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The Nod Of Approval

Way back when I lived in France, I learned a very hard lesson. I was not chic. Oh, I may have had a ‘look‘, but I was not chic. And boy, were les Français not afraid to say so. Now, whilst living abroad I noticed a trend among my students: illustrated t-shirts. Not the kind of t-shirt I was sporting (Guns N’ Roses… the Stones, Sid and Nancy… you get the picture…)

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The Muse ~ Lauren Bacall

“She’s our reference for what smart looks like. Look up ‘smart’ in the dictionary — you’ll find her picture.” – Isaac Mizrahi If ever there was a classy dame, it was Lauren Bacall, femme fatale of Hollywood film noir. Famed for that voice, the stare (complete with perfect brows), one of the greatest Hollywood romances of all time and the casual elegance with which she wore clothes (note she wore them, not

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