Monday, May 7, 2012

Anticipating Autumn: with Anna-Lise Sharma

This is probably the last of these posts, for this season - since Autumn is drawing to an end now. Doing the honors is the lovely and talented Anna-Lise Sharma from Showroom 22 PR. Anna-Lise is always fantastically dressed, especially when it comes to bold colours and prints which make up a large part of her wardrobe.

What aesthetic are you being drawn to with regards to your own wardrobe and way of dressing now cold weather is imminent? 
 I'm a huge fan of winter fashion as it means you get to layer up pieces to create a stronger overall look. This season you'll see me in my wardrobe staple, shirts as well as printed pants, lots of leather and I'll be steering clear of the usual winter black.
What pieces have you bought / want to buy for autumn/winter? 
Locally, I thought the A/W '12 collections from Juliette Hogan, Liam, RUBY, twenty-seven names, Helen Cherry and Workshop were really strong! In particular, I'm in love with my Juliette Hogan Tweed Jacket, Liam Orange Coat and RUBY Stadium Boot. My lovely friends gave me a Neon Green Cambridge Satchel for my birthday which won't be coming off my shoulder, too.
Ruby and Liam Winter 12 at The Department Store Show (worn by Elena and Ngahuia)

Any dream pieces from international designers? 
 I believe you can never have too many shoes! I would quite happily own any of Acne's shoes, in particular the Audrey Mules in fuchsia or yellow. I also would love a wardrobe full of amazing printed Equipment shirts.
Acne shoes

Any bargains / epic scores? 
I'm obsessed with the costume jewellery chain, Lovisa. They've got some great over the top, verging on tacky necklaces and earrings. I'm also a fan of all of the designer collaborations with H&M, Zara, Topshop etc. They're a great way of getting a few pieces, for a fraction of the price. I recently picked up a printed dress from the Marni collection for H&M.
Marni for H&M

What cool-weather basics do you rely on? 
 I'm a wuss when the temperature starts to drop, so you won't see me without a merino bodysuit, that goes underneath everything in winter and a beautiful black loose-knit scarf that my Great Aunt knitted for me.
Equipment shirts (Equipment is available at Fabric on High Street)

Juliette Hogan coat

All images supplied by Anna-Lise

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