Maybe my latest purchases are inspired by the grey overcast days of late.
Weirdly I have had a major fashion purchase spurt over the last month. Weird because it follows a period of abstinence after reminding myself that I really had enough clothes, was running out of space and actually could do with getting rid of somethings that don't fit me and actually never have. I made a concerted effort to revisit my wardrobe with a fresh eye, dry cleaning, hand washing, moth proofing, darning, ebaying and getting shoes reheeled and polished. It was so cathartic that I think I might try it every year, sort of like fasting for lent or Ramadan.
The exciting thing was waiting for the fast to end, what would it be that was so fabulous I just couldn't resist and before I knew it I was somewhat willingly back off the wagon.
See what you think below.
(Cough) This isn't everything (Margiela for h&m is yet to arrive), give me a chance I don't want to rush into an overdose.
Looking back I blame it on being obsessed by the tv series of the time FLAMBARDS, hard to imagine now when you look back at it but you kinda had to be there. Come to think about it, I also went through a phase of desperately wanting to be posh and go to private school, that programme had a lot to answer for.
Thankfully the only longer lasting effects of this childhood obsession is a an ongoing love of saddlery accessories and equestrian outfits which I frequently look to for inspiration.
So this season I am relishing the gorgeous images of Miranda Kerr in Harpers Bazaar and Gucci's revisting of its heritage with it's unashamedly luxuryadvertising featuring the granddaughter of Grace Kelly, Charlotte Casiraghi.
In the last two weeks I've seen two corset bodys that seem to share more than a passing resemblance to a piece created by Mr Pearl for Galliano S/S 1997 Collection
I am not adverse to looking at landmark designers for inspiration. It's what you take and how you interpret it that matters, if you want to create something that then becomes your own. You could take inspiration from the creative 'style' of John Galliano who researches vintage references and interprets them in an even more beautiful way in modern fabrics, finishes and style and then try matching the dedication to craftmanship of Mr Pearl. Now that is what I would love to see the end product of.
With only 5 weeks until Xmas arrives and 6 before the New Year is upon us it's time to look at what lingerie delights we can expect in the Spring.
Mylas new Collection is certainly a fresh breath of Spring in this crisp Autumn chill. Their classic collections will be updated in lush colour combinations like Zest and Dark Midnight, Aquamarine and Desire Red and their body silk smooth pieces are reinterpreted in a sophisticated raisin colour which should brighten up any dull skintone in the anticipation of the big summer reveal later on on the season.
Expect to see some new soft bondage elements to the collection, some amazing suspender silhouettes and a beautifully delicate soft triangle bra.
If you are still looking for something special for Xmas their Haute Myla Collection of luxury edited pieces is now available at Harrods, all the sparkle and glamour you could wish for!