Firstly, how did I miss this picture of Coleen Rooney presenting the Prize for the most stylish lady at the Grand National the other week?
With your unlimited Fashion budget, if I'd have wanted Nude, I would have gone for this
Fendi £1,010 from net-a-porter
The other thing that really got my "goat" in my weekly fashion Mag of choice was the Style 118 section, and not one question but two!
Question One has a reader saying she normally buys two pairs of new jeans a year, one for summer and one for winter, but this year she only wants to buy one, so what style do they advise. I agree with the answer that it should be a pair of Skinny jeans as you really need this style for tucking into boots in Winter and they look equally as good with gladiators as flares do, but come on Grazia, don't advise someone to buy Pale Denim or Black! Pale Denim never, ever, looks smart enough for evening, even if teamed with £500 heels, and Black, hello wash fade and sun bleaching from the washing line, no no no no no Grazia, this lady wants dark Indigo, which looks fab even if teamed with a plain white t-shirt, tan belt and sandals for day or a pretty nude ruffle blouse and heels for evening.
Question Two has a reader saying she is usually a bargain hunter but she wants to spend up to £500 on an investment bag. Paula Reed answers Marc by Marc Jacobs or See by Chloe, which I do agree with, wholeheartedly, but come on Paula you don't show a picture of a tan suede bag by Carven. If anyone is going to invest in one good bag, it shouldn't be a) suede or b) pale in colour. For an investment bag you really need to go for black or tan, which works whatever the season and I would also have recommended Louis Vuitton as there are plenty of styles in Monogram or Damier which are under £500, a good sized Speedy 30 is £430 which would leave you £70 to buy a nice dress. I would also check out mid-season sales from high end websites such as Browns or Matches and keep your eye on theoutnet.com which has new stock every Tuesday and Thursday or wait for the summer sales where you will be able to "bag" a bargain.
Ok rant over, I want a new job answering the questions on 118 in Grazia, even without a fashion background I could do a far better job!