Step and Repeat

I’ve been banging on about the 70’s trend for an age and I’m getting bored of myself. However, the look is set to continue way into the fall and I’ve no intention of dispensing with my vintage diaphanous gowns or bell sleeved tops – so I guess I’ll keep writing about the 70’s in perpetuity. I’m attracted to the softness of the decade; wide legged trousers, billowing skirts, generous lapels and sumptuous fabrics classic, visceral appeal. It’s a welcome counter-balance to brutal, clean lined modernity. This dress is from the ecologically sound brand Reformation,, do an excellent range of 70’s inspired clothes. These boots are from Topshop; I’m always looking for amazing thigh high boots and I’m rather pleased with these tan lovelies. The shawl is an Ebay find and is very useful for throwing over a flowing […]

Burberry AW15: Free Spirit

I’m a little late to the party in writing about the Burberry A/W15 show, but I’ve been snowed under with work and only now can I raise my head above the chaos. Christopher Bailey’s last few collections have payed homage a past that one wouldn’t usually associate with the high end polish synonymous with Burberry Prorsum. The collection was entitled Patchwork, Pattern and Prints and payed homage to a freewheeling, late 60’s early 70’s bohemian attitude. These are clothes for the artistically inclined, although I wonder how many true bohemians can afford the sky-scraping prices of Burberry. The star pieces were the fringe capes and the red, ankle length patchwork dress . No doubt the high street will run pick up the ball – this look is easily replicated in a more wallet friendly format. I’m a […]

Oscar De la Renta AW15

Before Oscar de la Renta died last year, he appointed Peter Copping as his successor. The plan was for Copping to work along side de la Renta for a few seasons until Copping took the reigns. Sadly, this was not to be. Copping’s first collection for the house was reverent to the history of the brand, whilst attempting to inject a little youthful freshness into the classically refined tailoring and old school glamour.  It was always going to be a tricky first outing and for the most part, Copping pulled it off with aplomb. There were a few teething problems with the cut, especially with the red carpet worthy gowns. This isn’t to say that they were bad, not by a long shot. But they lacked the exquisite perfection that Oscar de la Renta […]