Noelle's notebook
Left: Slip dress, $9,200, Celine. Miu Miu, price unavailable


Celine’s slip dress, $9,200. Slips are my default when I don’t know what to wear to work or party, so I can always do with more. This one got me the moment I saw it float by on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week – the movement of the pleated, colour-block skirt is so dramatic, yet elegant.

Right: Anything from Miu Miu, price unavailable. The printed Edwardian blouses; the Mad Men-esque chequered coats; the plasticky, croco miniskirts and shifts; the ’60s dolly bird shoes; the retro crystal jewellery – all in feel-good, sugary pop hues. This is the brand’s best in years, and I want it all.

Noelle's notebook
Left: Tulle-trimmed Baby Punk, $2,790, Saint Laurent. Furry Loafer Slides, $1,320, Gucci

Saint Laurent’s tulle-trimmed Baby Punk, $2,790. I’ve bought at least one accessory from the brand every season since Hedi Slimane came on board – it’s more affordable than the clothes, and the pieces always capture the spirit of the collection. This time, it’s the label’s punk-influenced leather shoulder bag given the ’80s Madonna treatment. Sounds tacky? Exactly why I love it.

Right: Gucci’s furry loafer slides, $1,320. I’ve never been into masculine shoes, but I haven’t stopped thinking about these since I tried them on at the brand’s presentation here in May. They’re cut slim so they don’t overwhelm my petite feet, and the fur trim makes them the perfect dressy shoe for dress-down days – great with skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans and understated dresses.

Noelle's notebook
Pleated skirt, Loewe

Loewe’s pleated skirt, price unavailable. Creative director J.W. Anderson is only going to get bigger, so anything he creates in his first few seasons at the brand is worth collecting. I’m gunning for this knife pleated silk skirt in blue, because the metallic finish is simply electric.

This story first appeared in Female‘s August issue, out on newsstands now.

Like this? Check out Noelle’s favourite things from July