Cocktail hour

So after three solid months of press days (when all the fashion brands and high street stores show their autumn winter collections), I’m now faced with the prospect of ‘Christmas in July’. This is the same thing but shoe-horned into a month and showcasing the Christmas collections (party dresses and ‘gift ideas’). My prediction for the party season? Cocktail dresses will replace prom dresses as the frock of choice for the cool girl. Luella started it all off with her fuchsia pink concoction and River island and Monsoon have already jumped on the bandwagon. I gotta tell ya, these dresses are something special. Accessorise with a smoky eye and bedhead hair.

Pic: River Island autumn/winter 07