The Haute Ticket

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

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How To: Wear The Duster Coat

It’s time to lighten up and get out of the trenches. Wardrobe, say hello to your new spring jacket: The Duster Coat. Believe it or not, there’s a little Wild West history associated with the duster coat; the recommended “uniform” for Texas Rangers no less, the duster was ideal for riding off into the sunset. Sergio Leone was a fan and the duster coat features pretty much in of all of

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The Spring 2016 Trend Report

Spring is in the air, although you wouldn’t know it (is that hailstones?!), but fashion waits for no-one, not even appropriate weather, because let’s face it, then we would be waiting forever, so we’re powering through and listing the spring trends you need to know about. The Cold Shoulder We’re championing off-the-shoulder cuts. Give those boys the cold shoulder in the top du jour: the Bardot. Named after the one and

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Your Autumn To-Do List

It’s October and autumn is officially upon us (hooray!). So I have decided to help you make the most of this season with a ‘to-do’ list. Embrace plaid. Checked scarves are everywhere. Yes we may look like a walking picnic blanket but we love it! Grab your apron and try your hand at making pumpkin soup. This seasonal favourite will keep you warm on those cold evenings and better yet

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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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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 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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