02 December 2011

Musing On Conical Hats And Regal Necklaces

Inspired by the cone-head hat seen in one of the few images of the Marni for H&M collaboration, I felt the urge to get one for the winter season. And Zara surprised me with this nice light grey angora piece. My fascination with conical hats started few years ago. Again blame Marni and a red creation from its SS 2008 collection for this. It's not an easy design to wear, but I find the shape so elegant.

Zara light grey angora hat, Zara red jersey dress, Les Précieuses Richelieu necklace
Rue Blanche navy cape, Repetto patent blue Richelieu Nicolai

In this post I also would like to introduce you to one of my 'trademark' necklaces: the 'Richelieu' by Les Précieuses, a Belgian label of handmade costume jewelry designed and created by Pili Collado. I mentioned Les Précieuses in several posts and, if you live in Brussels, I would recommend a visit to its downtown shop (83 Rue Antoine Dansaert): it's like a beautiful box full of sparkling necklaces, bracelets and brooches, and one of the few places where you can find collections by Antipast, Shourouk and Mühlbauer.


The 'Richelieu' was one of my many 'love a first sight' purchases and if you want to know more about the 'psychology' of how we fall in love with clothes (and accessories in my case), I will recommend you a very funny post by the Belgian blogger The Shophopper. I hope you'll enjoy the reading and I wish you all a great week-end!

48 comments:

  1. Love this look!

    The necklace and hat are fab! I purchased a similar hat... a vintage fur one.

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  2. Love your cape and your necklace! I'm planning to go to Brussels in February and for suuuure I'll go to the amazing shop you suggested! Thank you very much for it!
    I read your post about shifting between London and Brussels... it's so good, isn't it? I used to do that for kind of 3 years, up to June 2011 (then I went to London!) In my case, Hanover-London, or Paris-London, although I went once from Brussels, in April. I love London! Lived there up to November (but in some previous years too) and will be there again in January. Can't wait, can't waaaait! Not showing off, just telling you that I understand your love for the city (I'm addicted to that!)
    Very nice blog, congratulations!!!

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  3. oh i do love this outfit the hat the cape the necklace the navy and red it all works - you look effortlessly chic x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  4. What an exquisite necklace!
    I adore thi ensemble - for the marriage of colours and fabrics. The hat gives everything a nice finish too.
    Wishing you a happy weekend;-)

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  5. Stop putting the cape on, it is so beautiful, and I am really jealous! Love the jewellery and the outfit! Have a great weekend!

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  6. very cool that necklace and also the coat :D

    xx

    Have a great weekend! :)

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  7. That cape and hat look so chic and cozy. I love the shape and color of the dress and the necklace is gorgeous!

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  8. This is so fabulous look. You have you have found perfect combo in-between these wonderful and I would say at them self they can be a statement pieces. I will repeate myself- I adore your cape.
    Happy weekend!

    xoxo Ra

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  9. Your angora hat is totally cool as well as the necklace! Perfect for winter'y season!

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  10. I see, you are also a Zara addict ;). The hat is very unusual and the way you styled it suits you perfectly! It's like the icing on top of a cake! Have a good one! xx

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  11. I love your blog!!! I love the pics and your choices!! really nice sense of style

    I am your new follower!!!Please come visit and follow my fashion wanderings with original street style pics!!

    xoxo
    http://fashionwandering.blogspot.com

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  12. Very unusual and remarkable look! The navy blue combined with red is an eye catcher! And the necklace is very Marni style indeed;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  13. very cute cape!

    xx from hong kong :)
    www.ldmldmldm.com

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  14. Great blog and beautiful photos!<3
    xoxo
    Kasia;)
    http://modeonabudget.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lovely outfit Cate, and you also show your lovely face, well done :)

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  16. beautiful coat
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    kiss
    Erika
    My Free Choice

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  17. ~the red dress and blue cape/coat are so great together!
    BerryHaute

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  18. I adore this look! I'm so excited about Marni!!! xxx

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  19. i want this cape! love the look actually. I really like your style. it would suit my life. thanks for the inspiration, xo sandra

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  20. Awesome.cape. you have amazing style dear. I'm definitely following your blog.

    Would you folllow me back?

    www.thesanktuary.blogspot.com

    <3

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  21. Beautiful and elegant cape. I also like the red dress. Lovely blog, if you want visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow and I will follow back.

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  22. I really love this look. You look wonderful. Might go get a conical hat like yours. Great advice for your jewelery too. Xxxx

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  23. I am also really excited about Marni! And this hat looks so so comfy for the cold weather that has just arrived in London!

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  24. Hello fabulous lady...I've always wondered what you look like...sorta like Victoria Beckham...well my suspicions have been fabulously confirmed :) I love the cone hat, and I am so glad you found it at Zara and didn't have to wait for H&M to carry it! How is life? How's everything?? I know the feeling....very busy and lots to do!

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  25. This look is absolutely stunning. You truly are a stylish girl, your dress and cape are beautiful but that conical angora hat is the perfect unexpected finishing touch, it really makes the look yours :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  26. You rock this hat...


    xoxo
    m

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  27. i'm gonna go catch that hat !!

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  28. I simply love this outfit! The colours work so nice together and the necklace is gorgeous! I like wearing hats and berets in winter. xo
    Ada
    PS: you have to watch "divorzio all'italiana", it's a must! ;)

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  29. It looks gorgeous, you have beautiful style! I adore your necklace and cape too xx

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  30. thanks for your beautiful comment! I cant believe yet! of course I will tell you more once I start working.. DVF gossips uuhhh jajajaa
    LOVE the hat btw!!! is the cutest thing ever :D
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  31. Love the cape....gorgeous!! Nice blog!
    May x
    walkinginmay.blogspot.com
    @MissMayLoh

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  32. Oh, yet another Christmas tree necklace!

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  33. You are always so stylish! the necklace is such a great statement piece. x

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  34. LOVE this outfit - the coat + hat are so pretty!

    Luv,
    Friend in Fashion
    www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  35. Major crush on this navy cape...simply stunning!
    C

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  36. Ooo now this is one gorgeous outfit. It really is holiday/winter perfection. Fuzzy beautiful hat, a stunning cape and that pop of red and statement jewelry!!! So, so nice!

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  37. i want to pet your hat it looks so fuzzy :))
    love your outfit also!

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  38. Looks very well, fashionable. I am also do women's dress, the 2013 dress had online. Fashion Women's Clothing

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