The Inspiring Christian Dior


The Pre-Fall collections are out, I can’t believe it’s that time already. I must admit the weather lends itself perfectly for it!

My inspiration today is the Dior Pre- Ready-to-Wear. I love it, the monochrome dressing has that cool mod vibe and the dusty colours seem a perfect evolution from the pastels of Spring.

Here are few High Street alternatives for us mere mortals!

Black peplum top £24 Topshop

Oasis white skater skirt, sale price £22

And then there were the brights, the bold orange and the ‘Cadbury purple’!

Zara jacket £59.99

Remove these jeans and add a midi skirt.

Orange midi skirt £24 New Look


Halter dress sale price £37.50 French Connection

Melia dress Reiss £195

Wear a sweater with a skater skirt or dress.

Shrunken cardigan Reiss £89

What do you think?


Oh to be seen in Preen


On Saturday I took my old man to Bicester Village for a little retail action. I was desperate to at last see the Design Collective pop-up shop that is there until May 9th.  It was great with two designers standing out for me, Holly Fulton and Preen. I saw the now iconic Holly Fulton take on print, and it is lovely.

Holly Fulton at British Design Collective

However with the price tag in the £300’s and up I felt the quality wasn’t what I would expect.

But Preen, well I feel like a prize idiot for not picking something up. I was in that pre-brunch tetchy stage and thought I could find better stuff in Selfridges the next day. I will have to take another trip in the hope the stock hasn’t sold out.

The prices were a much more palatable £160- £300 and a jacket which caught my eye was only £162. That’s High Street prices!

Subtle animal print Jacket

Here are some more images of loveliness to take inspiration from.

Whilst I am waiting for my opportunity to head up the M40, I will nip out and get this…..

Oasis Scarf Print dress £65

Should look fab with the Preen jacket (fingers crossed).


Budget buy or spree spend?


Which would you do to work the African inspired trend?

Michael Kors dress £975

 This? Or…..

Mango £49.99

this? Or….

Holly Fulton Dress £660

this? Or….

Oasis Dress £42




Take this blouse from Topshop,

add this skirt from Oasis,

Wear with these from Dune.

Not a bad recreation of the MSGM vibe! And a total of £165 the lot.

The Clash


Don’t play matchy-matchy this spring, make like a mixologist mix it up and clash your prints.

Prada SS12

Prada SS12

Proenza Schouler SS12

Wear this from River Island….

Pencil Skirt £25

Add this from Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge £20

Or if you happen to be over 35, wear this from Oasis….

Floral Print Pencil £45

Add this from Oliver Bonas….

Vera Moda Bird Print £21

Just make sure you wear these with a lot of attitude.







Look what else I found


Wear this…..

Zara dress £35.99


Put this underneath….

Oasis Lace Blouse £20

Cute everyday wear, with a Vuitton inspiration.


Sugar sweet pastels


Pastel colours featured heavily on the SS12 catwalks. The last time I remember pastel colours taking a front seat was in the early eighties.

Louis Vuitton SS12

Philip Lim SS12

Surprisingly you can make these sweet shades look edgy. The easiest way of course would be to wear pastel coloured jeans. The high street is full of them for every budget.





Topshop have some fabulous skinny pastel jeans, these Moto high waisted jeans are only £40.

Topshop jeans







Isabel Marant Jeans







These Isabel Marant jeans are fab and available from Matches.

I love the boxy shape of the Philip Lim tops and I would team the jeans with layering a box shaped top over a longer vest. Or give a nod to the prim Vuitton looks and add this blouse from Oasis £35.

Oasis T-shirt



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