Now it gets dark early and late Autumn is taking us into Winter. I'm thinking of those crisp, frosty nights with clear skies and bright stars.
Hoods have become so significant this season, not only on casual parkas but also appearing in a more romantic form. At Dolce and Gabbana there were hooded fairytale capes and medieval warriors in sparkling balaclavas.
I have bought a very basic piece - a black hooded jacket in a soft sweatshirt fabric. The hood is jersey-lined and has a cord drawstring. Whilst it's a welcome addition to my casual clothes, it also works well as a cover-up over my dark pieces in the evening.
In the photograph above:
- Black hooded jacket and black wool mix mitten, both from H&M
- Pearl pendant on a silver chain and mini pearl bead bracelet with silver beads and pavé crystal, both from Accessorize
Black Opium, the new "glam rock" fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent, echoes the mood of dark glamour. Mysterious and addictive, it's a blend of Black Coffee, White Florals and Vanilla. A splash of this scent is the perfect finishing touch.