Saturday, 26 February 2011

“I prefer to call it ‘pure’ — minimal can be very empty"

These two looks from the Jil Sander RTW Autumn/Winter show were just too good not to be posted. The cocoon silhouettes and ski pants combo remind me of Audrey Hepburn in the opening of Charade. Simple, and elegant. What did you think to the show? And what are your stand out shows of the season so far?

(photographs:, title: quote from Jil Sander)
ps. Jil Sander was interviewed by Suzy Menkes here, well worth a read.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

"A mille-feuille of colour"

As I am writing this, my hair is scraped back into a neat ballerina bun, my face bare all but for the swipe of bright pink lipstick which adorns my lips. Very Carrie Bradshaw-esque you might think but in fact I have been revisiting Jil Sander's spring 2011 RTW show... slightly incongruous for a self-proclaimed colour-neophyte. I really can't fault this show - the striking colour palette coupled with Raf Simons' signature tailoring culminates in a collection which readily translates into everyday wear despite the couture-like craftsmanship. I can't wait to see what he produces this Milan Fashion Week.

I am always impressed with a woman who chooses less and is serene. - Raf Simons.

(photographs: jak&jil &; title: Raf Simons as quoted in a review by Tim Blanks)

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Céline Effect

I have been known to wax lyrical about Yasmin Sewell's style before but I couldn't help but do another post on her having seen these recent images taken of her on day four of New York Fashion Week. The much coveted Céline clutch is the perfect foil for her crisp white shirt and vintage Chanel coat. And that necklace. Definitely my favourite look of fashion month so far.

(Photographs from streetsfn, all the pretty birds & Tommy Ton for

Friday, 11 February 2011

Thought for the Day

I rarely wear skirts. My daughter is just the same. I’ll try to convince her to wear a skirt, or a dress, and she’ll look at me say, ‘Why? You don’t.’ - Emmanuelle Alt

Recently, all my outfits have been based around the trousers I'm wearing. Navy chords with ankle zips and leather detailing, snapped up in the Cos sale for a mere €45. It's got me thinking, are you a more of a trousers girl or a skirt kind of girl?

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Coveted

Everyone's guilty of lusting after that one dream purchase, you know, the one that would be the perfect accent to every single item in your wardrobe but which you'd have to remortgage your house to afford? Case in point: Repossi's Ere Twin Ring. Pure, simple perfection.

(Photograph by