Just some pretty pictures showing details from our amazing stock. For no other reason than they are lovely. Sometimes that is all you need.
Alexander McQueen jacket
Jil Sander dress
Jenny Packham dress
Lulu Frost necklace
Fendi Mini Spy bag
Alexander McQueen trousers
Like many lovers of beautiful creations I am a big fan of the Design Museum; but I am especially keen when they get all sartorial (I went to the Hussein Chalayan exhibit 3 times). So when I heard that they had received a new donation of over 400 1970s – 90s vintage fashion items I could not help but take note. The clothes came from Jill Ritblat (Design Museum trustee, barrister and member of more Art institutions, panels and boards than you could shake a stick at) and it is the Design Museum’s first significant fashion acquisition to date. Below are some pictures, displayed as part for the museum’s new exhibition, Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things. Amongst the treasures are Chanel, Givenchy and Issey Miyake.
Givenchy 2006 Couture trouser suit (Alexander McQueen designer)
Victor Eldelstein 1996 brocade ballgown
Chanel c.2000 suit (Karl Largerfeld designer)
This yummy little taster has got me looking forward to seeing the full collection. Lady Ritblat we fashion folk salute you.
This week I couldn’t help but be drawn to all the buttery, supple leather pieces we have hanging from our rails.
The transition from summer to autumn can sometime be tough but leather trim jackets are a trend I love, so I’m bringing you this stunning Isabel Marant leather lapel blazer – it has strong shoulders and super flattering silhouette. Or if a hybrid of shades is more your thing, go for this Alexander Wang grey jersey and black leather sleeve jacket – perfect either dressed up or down. If you are feeling a little risque take a look at the softest leather trousers around from Joseph; or for a bit of colour go for this Lisa Ho petrol leather A- line skirt. Serious fashion investment comes in the shape of an ultra sexy and rare Tom Ford for Gucci leather boned corset. If the catwalk was anything to go this is a truly show stopping piece.
Nothing completes an outfit better than a killer pair of shoes and a statement bag. We have a pair of Burberry runway taupe leather knotted sandals (wear with ribbed ankle socks for a serious fashion edge) and a slick Comme Des Garcons black leather shopper – perfect laid back luxury.
A new feature for Style Sequel, Steal Her Style will show you how to channel the chic of some of the most iconic dressers in the world. We could not think of a better place to start than the mighty Kate Moss. With her penchant for skinny jeans, crisp shirts, blazers and killer heels no-one does off duty model like Ms Moss. Featured pieces from Margiela, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and Louboutin.