They Came Out to Play…


Sarah Burton.  Her time is now.  Producing the eye-searing clothes that would’ve had Isabella Blow dragging on her ash-dripping ciggie with uncontained pleasure..

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A femininity of drama without being frilly with the power to take us on flights of fancy away from grey pavements and cramped tube carriages.

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Blurring the lines between couture and ready to wear, the workmanship is sensational – like elves and fairies have been at work.


Pushing the boundaries, McQueen’s never been ordinary or suburban.  In a unique niche, it always has to be more.  More than the High Street with the power to defy industry molds.

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A bird of paradise brought to life in the urban jungle.  You just want to stroke it’s gentle plumes and calm it’s beating heart.


The perfect Oscar dress?


Cate Blanchett?


And all this from the woman with one year old twins?…I doff my vermillion ostrich feathered Tracey to her..but I also want to give her a cuddle…and a nice cup of tea with a biccie on the side..

Laters, Kate x


    • Maison Bentley Style

      Incredible hey..they say part of the inspiration for doing a collection based on stories tales was because of the children but not a red riding hood in sight – she went for vintage fairy tales..but I keep thinking of the sleepless nights!! She must be made of teflon!! xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Possibly..but take the feather bird cape..put over a white shirt with jeans et voila! or the black belt in no.2? or the cuffs? I swear it’s the styling thats added the untouchable factor! xxx

  1. Fashion Mayann

    Truly darkly magical ! Since I’ve seen the show on TV, last night, I’m obsessed with the sumptuous purple dress (on the 6th photo), the knee-high shoes and the intricate braids ! Just genius !!! Long Live the (Alexander Mc)Queen ! xxxxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I have lace-up boots on my lust list for next winter..just gutted as I had the perfect pair as a student..wore them to death but they never wore out..but I THREW THEM OUT! short trouser mistake…sigh… xxx

  2. Laura Lynn

    Stunning one and all..but the MAKE UP?! No eyebrows? Wait…maybe I was just starting a trend last summer. That’s what I tell myself.