May 17th, 2011
Rosie’s outfit is pure fashion perfection whilst out and about in the Big Apple. Clearly inspired by Parisian style, Huntingdon Whitely is wearing her blue jeans, felt fedora and Isabel Marant boucle jacket and boot with such ease. Be inspired by her combination of soft neutrals, light denim and careful selection of accessories.
May 13th, 2011
Ladies have you tried the new mid length skirt? If not then I urge you to give it a go. This Madewell number in the picture above is a great color that can go with everything (don’t you just love that girls!?) just replace your mid blue denim jeans with this very skirt! Tee’s, button downs, brogues, ballet flats etc will all look great with it. However if you are vertically challenged such as myself then I think it can only be worn with a high heel and a top that has a very slim silhouette. Find this one at www.madewell.com
May 10th, 2011
To wear an over-sized red pant suit when you are 5ft tall is a risky move but I think if anyone can pull this off its the diminutive Miss Olsen. I would never dream of wearing this myself but I think she looks effortless and reminiscent of one of my most treasured fashion icons, Lauren Hutton. I love how she breaks up the powerful red suit with the graphic simplicity of the black and white stripes. The flat sandals and bulky sunglasses complete the look making it fashion perfection!
May 5th, 2011
Chaps, yes it is that dreaded time of year again, the time to bare your legs! Now I know a lot of my male friends are terrified of shorts, preferring to risk heat exhaustion by wearing their heavy denim jeans throughout the summer. Well have no fear, Clare is here! Firstly I suggest you avoid shorts that hit you below the knee, stick to on the knee or just above. If you are a young hot young thing then go for as short as you want (see second guy on the left in above photo). Stick to flat fronted simple shorts (no pockets, no hint of combat/military style!) in neutral colors such as navy, khaki and dark green. In regards to which shoes to sport, unless you are heading to the gym please no sneakers, and if not at the beach or poolside avoid flip flops at all costs! Stick to a boat shoe such as the Sperry Topsider (see above) a lightweight plimsoll (Superga’s are great), or an espadrille inspired shoe (think TOMS or the multiple replications that are out there). To top off your slim cut shorts grab a form fitting (but not tight) shirt, polo or tee in a similarly neutral hue. You can never go wrong with a chambray shirt, just roll up the sleeves put on your pair of classic tortoiseshell sunglasses (see my previous sunglasses post) and GO! For further help gents, you can ask me any sartorial questions in the ‘ASK CLARE’ section. Don’t be scared, I am here to help!
May 4th, 2011
Noted as a muse by designers of all generations (from Mr Armani to the Olsen’s), at 67 Lauren Hutton is showing no signs of slowing down. Not only is she the face of J Crew’s latest collection and The Row, you can also regularly find her toting her wares on HSN (laurenhutton.com). For me Lauren is an inspiration as her main preoccupation when getting dressed is comfort; you will never see her tottering around on a pair of vertiginous heels or being rushed to the ER a la Joan Collins because ‘her corset is too tight’. You are much more likely to find Ms Hutton in a beautifully cut pantsuit, a white tee and a pair of pristine plimsolls or flats. Ms Hutton, you are my kind of gal. x
May 3rd, 2011
This year’s Met Ball dresses did not disappoint, dedicated to Alexander McQueen and his achievements, the stars of fashion and film did their very best to honor him by looking as fabulous as possible. Last night was a veritable feast of fashion but I have decided to shine the spotlight on my three belles of the ball. Isabel Lucas who stayed true to her bohemian aesthetic in Louis Vuitton, Zoe Saldana who continues the minimalist trend in lemon sorbet hued Calvin Klein and Miss Ginnifer Goodwin who looks so young and vibrant in, you’ll never guess it…TOPSHOP! HURRAY! x
May 2nd, 2011
I have been meaning to pay homage to the new editor of Vogue Paris Emmanuelle Alt for sometime. I must admit I have always been a huge fan of her predecessor Carine Roitfeld and have featured her as a style icon on this very blog. But when I came to the realization that so many of my most favored trends (the over-sized blazer, the Isabel Marant t-shirts that I live in, my black and white tux blazer) originate with the new Editor in Chief (who also happens to style Isabel Marant’s runway shows) I had to pay attention. Whilst browsing through her first issue I was transported to a fashion fantasy-land. Every page has a certain laissez faire quality, it feels high end and luxe but accessible and no doubt this is Alt’s influence. She is the first to admit that whilst she may be sporting Balmain’s newest leather jacket, she remains faithful to her commitment to the $90 Baxter jean from TOPSHOP. Even though my school French is shaky, due to Alt’s promotion I am a proud new subscriber of Vogue Paris. Au Revoir! x
April 29th, 2011
Chaps, if you are interested in fashion and like to mix things up a little for spring then I highly suggest you consider sporting a white jean. Keep it slim cut and avoid wearing with black. I particularly love how A.P.C. have styled their white jean with other pale pieces like their plaid shirt and beige plimsoll, or you can wear them with your eternally reliable chambray shirt and Clark’s desert boots.
April 28th, 2011
Emma Roberts is becoming somewhat of a fashion darling but this candid shot of her strolling down Robertson Blvd sporting barely there cut offs, over the knee socks and leopard print platforms led me to ask myself, is she looking classy or trashy? After examining her look at length I have decided that because she has covered up her upper body, is carrying a very tasteful well made bag, has an enviably slim figure and is barely twenty, she can get away with this look! The rest of us regular sized Tom, Dick and Harry’s must BEWARE and not attempt to imitate this risque daytime look. BE WARNED! xo
April 26th, 2011
Welcome to my new website and blog www.claremukherjee.com! I am SO truly excited to be launching this new site and I hope you will join me from www.clareificationandstyle.blogspot.com I will be updating just as regularly but now there is SO much more to look at! You can ask me questions in the ‘GET CLAREIFIED’ section and there is a video page, a photo page and link to watch all of my fashion reporting! Stay in touch and keep reading, I hope you love it as much as I do!