Button up.. x


Pheobe Philo has done it again.  With her Fall 14 RTW Collection, she’s stood outside the circle and injected that tiny little something which like the flapping of a butterflies wing, goes on to rock the very foundation stone of perceived style: Should buttons by symmetrical?


I’m a symmetry girl me: Don’t get me wrong – I love the unexpected, I embrace the fun…but buttons? Don’t they look like a mistake if they’re out of alignment?…or not…? (And there’s that one earring thing to contend with too..)


Quirky or subverted? A quiet act of rebellion or just plain wrong?  A new signature out of the trap of mediocrity and a new escape route from containment?…or does it actually make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end?


Or is this the phase where you first look in horror…then slowly digest…before finally realising it’s the best thing since sliced bread? (those shoes!)



Or are their some things that even the great Pheobe Philo can’t change…?

Laters, Kate x


    • Maison Bentley Style

      I will admit I’m totally wavering..I wasn’t sure, then I sort of got it..then I saw the last picture with the symmetry and felt like someone had played the resolving chord in a beautiful piece of music… xxx

  1. jackiemallon

    Good question! I think it looks great in the tailored pieces. A little bit of structure makes it look quirkily deliberate and rebellious. But on the melange cardigan pieces I think it looks sloppy and faux naive. I’ll take look 3 and leave look 1. Cheers, do you need my shipping address? xo

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Hehe! I think you might’ve cracked it re materials..loving the yellow..interested by the coats..but I get resolution with the final picture..I think I’m opting out of this one..maybe time will be the persuader!! xxx