Micro trends

Some autumn/winter micro trends I’ve spied already: Printed denim at People’s Market (why did no-one think of it before?), sweatshirt dresses and cardigan-dresses at Benetton, Boxfresh, Lee and Fornarina (the new sweater-dress) and necklace dresses (er …dresses with necklaces attached) at French Connection and Religion. My money’s on the sweatshirt dresses…

You can look but you can’t buy

Oasis had its autumn/winter show last week and very nice it was too. Great styling, adorable models and the loveliest hair and make-up. So what were the highlights of the show? Full cropped trousers, sack dresses, a tweedy slouch-shouldered 3/4 length coat, an asymmetric cape. So far, so directional. What we’ll actually see in the stores? Silky print dresses, tailored wide leg trousers, sequin sloppy tees and shifts, jewel coloured cocktail dresses.

At last

Oh joy! Liberty has extended its shopping hours. Monday-Friday it’s open til 8pm except Thursday when it’s open til 9pm. (Yes, you heard right.) Saturday it’s open til 7pm. Sunday til 6pm. My top five best ever Liberty buys:
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel leopard print sweater
Nudie Slim Kim jeans
Superfine leather S & M gloves
Herve Chapelier black canvas tote
Fornasetti lips stool

And you can’t beat a lovely afternoon tea in the Art Bar.