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Guest post: Sonya Lennon on her A/W lust-haves ahead of Dublin Fashion Festival

Okay, so, I’m feeling orange, petrol, bell boy, elegance and Tom Ford (I’m feeling Tom Ford!) For four months now I have been lusting after a burnt orange Mongolian lamb jacket  in the new M&S collection that I saw previewed in London. There are …

Tue, Aug 30, 2011, 12:30

   

Okay, so, I’m feeling orange, petrol, bell boy, elegance and Tom Ford (I’m feeling Tom Ford!)

For four months now I have been lusting after a burnt orange Mongolian lamb jacket  in the new M&S collection that I saw previewed in London. There are lots of woolly mammoths out there this winter from Yves Saint Laurent (honoured to say I saw a virgin white one shimmy down the catwalk in Paris), to Joseph‘s excellent mid-range dove grey offering. But the tip for value and style, has to be the M&S burnt orange, on the money with price, colour and style.

It’s been a while since petrol has mattered. This season it’s a twist on my beloved navy, a little bit more interesting and gorgeous on pale skin with dark lips. See Marc Jacobs‘s sheath top with ruffle trim.

I’m delighted to see suiting coming back in a massive way. There are lots of Candice Bergin inspired beauties out there, total Upper East Side circa ’78. As a miniature version of my inner self, I love the sharpness of straight leg, cropped jacket combos, the ultimate in body architecture.

Okay, I’m going to say it again, can we please get over the ‘hooker’ shoe. Don’t get me wrong, I love a high heel, but can we come back down to earth a little, and ditch and drag act platforms. I wish to herald the return of the elegant shoe.

BIONDA CASTANA ‘Tabitha’ velvet court shoes with contrasting heel £385 from Browns online

Having become an unashamed addict of Tom Ford‘s lipsticks, I’m waiting with bated breath and perma-pout for his comprehensive make-up range. It may not make me look like Lara Stone on the outside, but I’ll happily part with my cash for for a little bit of Tom magic.

Sonya Lennon is a style ambassador for Dublin Fashion Festival, kicking off on September 8th in, eh, Dublin!