Tomboy in a Tutu

When I was a little girl I loved to dress up in a pink tutu and host tea parties for my collection of dolls. I also liked to play rough and tumble games with the boys in my class at school. To this day I enjoy a lot of things that are considered classically feminine like pretty vintage dresses and lipstick. However there’s a boyish side of me that has me swearing like a sailor and offering to arm wrestle anyone who’s willing. I like to indulge my girly side with dresses and skirts, but I draw the line at anything too frilly and frou-frou. I look for designers who can cater for my boy-meets girl aesthetic.

I was excited to meet  Min Wu in the designer showrooms at London Fashion Week. Min graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2013 and her emerging brand is already doing well. I love her fresh take on feminine dressing – the signature look is oversized shapes and interesting textures with a generous dash of flirty charm. The star piece from the AW15 collection is a sculptural pinafore dress, imbued with sweet naivety. I love the cobalt leather pieces and the contrast of metallics and pastels.

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