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May 2013





Dramatic ultra-long skirts cannot be ignored. Winter 2013 catwalk shows revealed a continuing wish by designers to include this silhouette in the fashion mix; even if they are just one option among many different hemlines, from just below the knee to just above the ankle. But how to wear the maxi-length with conviction? Best with boots for winter. Unless you are going for a longer length for evening. Figure hugging tops – perhaps a simple white shirt or fine black roll necked sweater. With this longer length the short waisted jacket with strong shoulders works well. It’s a cinematic, film-noirish vibe from we see at Prada (above right) Celine etc showing nipped-waist coats and skirt suits very – Hitchcock blonde.

The picture on the left is the ravishing Kate Moss in French Vogue photographed by Mario Testino.

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PJ’s are more than at home chic. In celebrity land they are worn out on the town and on the red carpet.

Guess it was Marc Jacobs show for Winter 2013/14 that kind of sealed the pyjama deal for us dedicated followers of fashion. Back in the day when there was only one clothes shop in London us little fashion kids bought up pyjamas from Derek Rose, still fab. We wore the tops as boxy shirts and the bottoms as soft trousers. V. hip dontya think.

Last year and into this year the patterned silk trousers has been a fashion winner. Easy to see why, comfy chic different.

Casual in a feminine way. The fabric takes a print well and they are great for day, night, holidays etc.Obviously Marc Jacobs pairs costalot but this nice silky sleepwear combo is  a cool trend for now whether its Saint Tropez or Tooting. They will see us through the fall, maybe just the silk patterned pants with a nifty cashmere.

Above. Marc Jacobs A/W 2013          Above Celine

Celebs out and about

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Do we want to trip up the Tower of Pisa, a mooch in a market and wizz around
a tiled villa?  If so a nifty classic sandal in a design that has proved itself is a must.
The over-decorated sandal looks so wrong near sand and sea. It’s a long time
since we were enchanted by such designer folies now copied cheaply in
Oxford street. Time to re-look at some of the great classics.
When Diana Vreeland was scooting around the med in the 40s she wore nifty Capri sandals
So chic and made right there on the beach.
Jackie Kennedy in the 60s wore sandals now copied in the US by Jack Rogers
The Greeks know a thing or two about a thonged sandal. The Majorcans favour comfort.
A Birkenstock is a classic too and a bit of a fave with the celebs.


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