Feminity, Redefined

As 2009 comes to an end, so do the constructs of traditional feminine styling. Spring's pastel floral prints and modern mini-dresses have been replaced with looks inspired by old-fashioned menswear and structured silhouettes.

When paired with the simplicity of a white blouse, the tailored black blazer remains as the most essential piece for one's fall wardrobe while over-the-knee stiletto boots are proving to be splurge-worthy.

Admirers of the avant-garde face ornaments seen on Givenchy's runway can opt for their own everyday masquerade. Turn to sweaters with funnel-necks and hoods for an incognito effect without the hardware.

Fresh-faced and au naturale, belle du jours, Lou Doillon and Lily Donaldson prove that while autumn may be the season for ultra-luxe fabrics and embellishments, less is always more.

Visuals by Seema. Words by Johanna.


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