Expressing the inner self

Expressing the inner self

Do you flick through catwalk images in glossy magazines and think “What’s the point?!”

a. I could never look like that

b. I could never afford that

Try and think again. Catwalk shows and subsequent images provide an extravaganza, a glorious show of possibilities for a more updated you. Granted, alot of the designs are a little ‘out there’ but catwalk shows are designed to whet your appetite, to stir up your creativity and move you out of being stuck in your comfortable mud. If we merely look at what is on sale in high street shops and on-line we never really begin to perceive the endless looks that we can create. My inspiration for the coming months is this creation by Dolce and Gabbana. I would not wear the whole kit and caboodle as my life is not so dramatic but I do love the colour combination in the feathers, the highly detailed neckline of the top, the large earrings and the tone of red on her lips. For the Christmas season I may hunt down a fringed skirt. (I really don’t need plumes in my hair!).

In the meantime I have plumped for these fabulous white denim dungarees. I felt my wardrobe was getting just a little too serious and considered. I smile every time I put them on.

Winter inspiration from Miu Miu


Normally by this point in the year, and infact much earlier, I have written umpteen enthusiastic reports about Autumn/Winter collections but this year I just felt a little bored – that is until I explored the Miu Miu collection.  Throughout the summer I have ummed and aahhed about the whole theme of clashing patterns and colours; colours yes but patterns no.  I just never really felt comfortable.  But then Miu Miu bring out a spots and stripes combination and I am blown away. Stripes attract me and I just adored D&G summer collection.  This beautiful collection is like the icing on the cake – a touch of Edwardian romance with a rebellious streak!








I think this look is so simple and easy to create.





The big selling point for me is that all attention is either down on the feet or up around the face( the spotted neckties are very engaging).I think the ideas from Miu Miu are instantly wearable especially if you are feeling just a little bored and just a tad cheeky.

Animal prints revisited

After writing the last post my search for animal prints has become almost obsessional!

How about this occasion dress from Hobbs? – reminds me of fish scales a little; rather like the Spanish synchronised swimming outfits….

Hobbs aphrodite dress £399.00