Pregnant Rebel

There are certain rules for how pregnant women should dress, it’s supposedly prudent to choose dark colours and wear lots of stretch jersey. I have rejected these rules as they are restrictive and boring; Bretton stripes and body-con dresses are just not for me. Just because I’m pregnant, I see no reason why my style should be drab. Also, the thought of tight clothes right now makes me feel a bit sick. This ruffled dress by ASOS does not comply with sartorial conventional wisdom, but I care not. It reminds me of Gucci’s SS17 collection, which I rather like. I’ve paired it with blue velvet boots that I found in my local charity shop.

Concrete Jungle: Chanel Couture Fall 2014

The Chanel shows are usually the most flamboyant of the season. Planting a forest or shipping in an iceberg have become standard fare for Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion pageants. This time round the set was starkly minimal, with only a fireplace and baroque mirror to break the visual austerity. The collection was influenced by the architect Le Corbusier, whose Parisian apartment had a blank terrace decorated with an ornate fireplace. Corbusier was partly responsible for the proliferation of the use of concrete in modern buildings. This combination of baroque opulence and brutal severity was married by the use of concrete beads on luxe fabric and couture tailoring. Lagerfeld created mosaic embellishments using tiny squares of concrete.  The styling was fairly classic Chanel fair, apart from the use of jazzy cycling shorts poking out of the neat skirts and jackets. The […]