IN&OUTTONIGHT 26 Thursday, 8 October 2009 London Lite FASHION SPYBy Louise Roe SIXSUPER Leather gloves Checkus out...its hiptobe square BY REBECCA BOYCE Square up: coat, 69.99, River Island; dress, 315, Vivienne Westwood; bag, 22, Topshop L AST week I shot the Bloomingdales Christmas campaign in New York, which was brilliant. Cue having to wear an overload of sequins, gold, diamant and one gorgeous DVF multicoloured sparkly blazer in a giant Manhattan studio. My favourite part was the make-up: they painted my lips bright pillar- box red (Macs Lady Danger, 12, maccosmetics.co.uk). I felt super- glam and kept it on for the night, staining martini glasses left, right and centre. During the shoot, me and another girl, New York It hit Kemp Muhl, had to dance around the room while the crew shoved Jointhecapitalstartanarmy STREETSTYLEInassociationwithSpecsavers T HERES just something about heritage prints that is so comforting. All those p r e p p y s c h o o l g i rl checks and punky plaids are among the best things about making that inevitable move into your autumn/winter wardrobe, as they exude the comfort factor without scrimping on style. Long gone are our favourite light and airy summery prints and in come classic but fun checks that add some colour and pattern to the often unavoid- able dark winter palette. Plaid can be any colour, from traditional red and navy, to simple grey and black and quirky acid yellow and purple. You wont just be limited to the sea of lumber- jack-style shirts out there, either. There are coats, jackets, dresses, skirts and accessories to choose from. Coats are a good starting point. Find a punky plaid blazer at River Island (54.99), while their Sixties double- breasted red-and-white check cocoon coat (69.99) ups the comfort factor when paired with cosy woollies. We also love Hobbss NW3 collection, where our fave item is the navy tartan cape (249), which really captures that country look. For the ultimate snuggle factor, Diesels brown or blue plaid wool coat (250), is like wrapping yourself in a huge, warm blanket. Vivienne Westwoods collections always feature tartan and we love the new Monroe dress for checks with glam factor (315, Urban Outfitters). Also take your pick from jackets, pencil skirts, origami-fold tops (find a copycat at Oasis where its Viv top is a slice of the price at 38), and her classic tartan bowling bags. Marc Jacobs has also gone big on plaid this season, with a red tartan wool crepe dress (540, net-a-porter.com) with puff sleeves and frilly hem. If you like this look, check out McQ by Alexander McQueens red tartan shirt dress (335), which is less prim when you add a biker jacket. Sleeker frocks can be found at All Saints where the red-and-blue tartan pencil dress (90) looks very sexy with a slick of red lippy and heels. NUDE STUD SCOOP 18, Topshop RED LASER CUT 20, Wallis PINK BOW 22, Oasis TAN CHAIN 80, Jaeger METALLIC PEARL PLAITED 45, All Saints LAVENDER 39, dents.co.uk index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html