French revolution

There was a time when French fashion was all about traditional elegance – YSL, Chanel, Hermes – and was strictly for the women not the girls. How things have changed! The hottest French labels have a much more youthful aesthetic and are more appealing for it. Charles Anastase has been something of an insiders’ secret for a while but is set to go mainstream now he’s showing at London Fashion Week. Vanessa Bruno’s easy everyday basics are a favourite with the cooler LA juniors like Kirsten Dunst, while APC continues to produce its feminine take on utilitarian-slash-collegiate dressing season after season (the autumn-winter collection has just landed at My current favourite is Heimstone, a label I discovered on This label has perfected the art of girl-woman dresses – every one’s a winner (and the jackets aren’t half bad either).

Pic: Charles Anastase at

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6 Responses to French revolution

  1. Shelby says:

    That’s quite cute. I like it!

  2. discothequechic says:

    I love this dress. It kind of reminds me of the kind of thing that Zooey Deschanel would wear.

    I’ll definetly be googling this designer.

    S xx

  3. emsie says:

    i also love this dress. it’s beautiful.


  4. AVA says:

    this dress would só fit in my closet and will do good in my wardrobe! great find..

  5. Iheartfashion says:

    Pretty dress! I LOVE Heimstone also…

  6. Bergdorf Girl says:

    ohhh I have a nearly identical dress (its from Spring H&M though). I always get compliments on it…even at Bergdorf’s!! Its my absolute fave.

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