Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Focus on: long gloves

Timelessly elegant, the long gloves are one of the most beautiful accessories for Fall/Winter 2009/10. The multitude of colours, from classic black and tan to autumn tones of olive green and ruby and a choice of soft leather, suede, cashmere or fabric allow you to find something very special. Personally, I'd love to get the black pair in a buttery soft leather with silk lining because it would look good now and 10 years later and yes, with the right care it will last, too. Tan is also a wonderful choice, especially, if it goes well with clothes and accessories in your autumn/winter wardrobe. Suede is stunning, but can be high maintenance. As for cashmere... I would be very tempted... because it's like giving yourself a big soft warm hug whenever you feel like it. However, cashmere does require a lot of TLC, so be prepared to look after your treasure.

Giambattista Valli / Jean Paul Gaultier
Vogue Nippon 2005

Bottega Veneta / Hermès

Vogue Italy 2009 / Vogue UK 2009

Vogue Paris 2009
Yves Saint Laurent / Balenciaga

Vogue Germany 2009 / Vogue Paris 1989

Oscar de la Renta / Giorgio Armani

??? / Moschino campaign
Davidelfin / Charlotte Ronson
Vogue US 1987
Vogue Italy 2008 / Vogue US
Tracy Reese / Louis Vuitton
Marni / Bibhu Mohapatra

Ermanno Scervino campaign / Avantgarde magazine 2003
Lanvin / Elie Saab

ELLE 2009

Derek Lam / Stella McCartney

I thought you may also like to have a look at some of these beauties - follow the links to discover more...


Lanvin Long leather gloves
Elbow length cashmere gloves
Burberry Prorsum Elongated knitted gloves
Stella McCartney Perforated long gloves
Leather opera gloves
Peter Jensen A2181 grey wool gloves -
Phi Long quilted leather gloves
Women's Silk Lined Black Italian Leather Long Gloves - Forzieri
Nina Peter Long studded leather gloves
Roberto Cavalli Studded long leather gloves

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