Tagged: Lanvin

Acing Accessories x


Sometimes it’s the littlest things that have the greatest impact…this safety pin earring…elevated from punk to pure tongue-in-cheek chic..


A kilt pin on your collar? Sassy and smart..


A casual, crafty cat bag then reflected by cat’s eyes..


There’s something about a Louis Vuitton bag that’s been tastefully graffitied..


Bring an outfit to life with bags of colour..


(All photos Tommy Ton from Style.com)

Or just accessorise with flowers and an appropriate shopping bag..

Laters, Kate x

A Cut Above x


How to describe the Lanvin 2015 Resort Collection?…An incredibly seductive grace without a hint of bodycon or skin…


 Bows in clever, contrasted black and white that call out and tempt.


 Lines that flow and suggest.


 Little hints at the past – like this outfit looking as if it has stepped out of Renoir painting dated 2015.


 Red, white and black..who would’ve thought they could look so colour-blocked chic..


 Now with a flash of dusky pink, like a slice of lemon in the perfect cocktail.


(Those shoes!)


Oh to look like this, striding down the street, ready to take on the world..

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(The jacket! And quilted!)

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It’s a Collection that strikes a powerful note with a myriad of stories –  elegant, super-chic silky illusions..but still always up for a sneaky gauloise behind the bike sheds with smudged bright red lippy and dancing eyes…


Laters, Kate x



Cultured Collabs..

graphic_06_lowresCultured Collabs. Sounds a bit like a highly contagious and serious fungal infection. But I couldn’t help noticing that the imitable Garance (we love her) has stolen ma thunder copied homaged followed my lead and written a post (OK. It was Alex) with exactly the same title as ours yesterday..but switching it around..

What about Designer collaborations?

Karl Lagerfeld & H&M

Giles Deacon & New Look

Jill Sander & Uniqlo

Roksanda Illincic &Whistles

Holly Fulton & Whistles

They do give us mere mortals the chance to buy some serious bling at High Street Prices…Or by doing this, does the Brand spread itself too thin and lose it’s prestige and exclusivity? Is it worth it for the bun-fight at the cash till? Do you want your designer purchase (let’s pretend) to be the complete shopping experience?? Or are you happy just to own a little bit anyway you can?

Do you wear it? – or treasure it as a potential investment?

P.S. If Team Garance want any more tips on Blog Posts…we’re happy to share….Particularly as we think Garance would look very fetching in one of our collars..


Laters, Kate x

The Art of a fine print..

I don’t know about everybody else but it has been a steep learning curve for me getting to grips with all things IT..setting up websites, tarting up pictures – many has been the time when I have had the computer open in front of me with my Ipad balanced precariously on a knee trying to copy the instructions from one to the other…and then there’s all the different bits of social media that are meant to be linked in..and I’ve some how done all that…but it doesn’t mean I’m an expert in any of them, in fact it has taken me a while to work out exactly what each one represents.

The one I have got to grips with (slowly – it all takes such time!) is Pinterest.. but I love jumping in and flicking through the images..from crafts to interiors to shoes to clothes. It’s like having the best thought triggers possible at my fingers.  We’ve started a few boards and at the start, I didn’t know what they would really be, but now I see they’re an online scrapbook…for us, Pinterest shows the source of all our inspiration…

The following pictures are in our ‘print’ board..I was interested to pull some visual references together as a designer who has designed prints for Givenchy (!) has said they are keen to design some prints for us…I feel a frisson..


1960s Lanvin dress.


Late 1970s Leonard Silk jersey dress.


1970s Pauline Trigere 3 piece set.b8080089e91e762e214660a039fe621a

1980s silk chiffon James Galanos Gown.


1960s Donald brooks cord and net dress.


1971 Malcolm Star Caspian Silk Dress.


1950s Jaques Tiffeau silk dress.


1970s Domitvalli caftan.


1970s Hand painted silk skirt and shawl.


1960s Emilio Pucci caped top and trousers.


Pastel print Malcolm Star maxi dress.

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1940s Claudia Young silk Dragon dress.


1970s Mac Tac jersey print dress.


1970s coral and turquoise Maurice jersey dress.

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1970s metallic silk Geoffrey Beene skirt and top.


1960s silk metallic Mollie Parnis gown.

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1960’s silk chiffon Pucci skirt and top.

(all pictures courtesy of http://www.firstdibs.com which would be my first port of call if I ever won the lottery)

Now if I could just work out how Twitter works…

Laters, Kate x