Below is a little piece I did for the girls over at Ballad of - seriously worth checking out their website even if you don't fancy trolling through my ramblings!!!
Trends come and go but season-to-season my style remains the same, an expression of the ever evolving me. At present I am embracing denim, long skirts, clashing prints, vintage nightgowns and most importantly an orange hair do – my slightly warped idea of SS10!
I believe it may be time for ladies to become ladies again, according to Mr. Marc Jacobs’s this will involve long, A line skirts, belted waists and the return of that womanly shape so many of us have been trying to fight since puberty! Now as a general rule I am not the most feminine, lugging multiple suitcases around on the delight that is London transport does not allow for full skirts, intricately fastened belts and perfect up do’s but I definitely think there is something to work with here. Is this a cry from women folk to be treated with the old fashioned values that seem to have gotten lost while we were working our way to the top? Or is this simply the new way to snare a man? We have tried short and tight so maybe the way forward is to accentuate those features that take us back to the primal instinct of mating.
Decadent, luxury and lavish materials have I believe appeared as the clothing equivalence to Neighbors’ – pure, undulated escapism. Gone are the days that one could pop to Harvey Nicks when in need of a new dress, bonuses have become a cheap bottle of plonk and that money you saved is going to be spent on something truly special and of course completely self-indulgent. People are being re trained as to the value of money and quality is back in its rightful place above quantity. The craftsmanship and materials shown at Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen and Miu Miu were exquisite and much more beautiful than the lies used by the government to try and cover up this mess! I am not suggested burying your head in the sand merely easing the day-to-day monotony of life with something completely fabulous and over the top.
Hemlines have come down and collars have gone way, way up. I suppose this is a reaction to the job crisis going on all around us, everyone is trying to be viewed as a respectable, hardworking employee and as much as I hate to say it covering up does appear to show certain mature attitude. Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Hannah McGibbon are all ladies who feel that in these trying times require a certain image.
On a slightly irrelevant note I think it may be acceptable for me to purchase a pair of bootleg trousers – I’m thinking burgundy, crushed velvet like at Alexander Wang or maybe super soft black leather like Erin Wasson showed? Luckily I will have the money for neither so this is not a decision I will be forced to make!!