How great is it to see the British high street embracing style conscious ‘mid century modern’ women with well made, classic cuts that have contemporary flair? Whistles has successfully led the charge here for a while, M&S is doing so much better and Jigsaw is the latest to up its game.
Bally has moved on a little from its grown-up sobriety of a couple of seasons ago (which I loved) to something more tactile and playful (which I love even more). Preston of Keep It Chic alerted me to the above shot from Paris Vogue, featuring Bally’s retro fur coat and my favorite Corner bag. The retro theme extends to its ad campaign, with bubble gum pink accessories, squat, square heels and sixties ‘Factory Girl’ styling…
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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Bally; Paris Vogue
I’m surprised Jil Sander Navy doesn’t get a lot more attention. It’s easily one of the better diffusion lines; the cuts are great, the quality is good and it’s all highly wearable. The knits have a whiff of prep school uniform, as do the sensible shirts, while the skirts are slightly risque (but never too much) with strategically-placed splits. (more…)
Did I mention I have this thing for sensible knitwear? I’m very particular – I like crew necks and V necks in a traditional cut with minimal details. I don’t like it when the ribbing is too narrow or the waistband too deep. And I like classic colours – red, burgundy, camel, navy, grey. (more…)