Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eyelet vibe: London

Eyelet vibe: London
Eyelet vibe: London by Caroline Grant. The British are very reliable for office appropriate clothing, as I have written before here, but also for eccentric pieces like this lemon yellow trench coat by Orla Kiely, a serious investment for me, but worth hunting for on sale if you adore it. The dress is Red Valentino and, therefore, quite expensive, especially for broderie anglaise, but there are similar models all down the fashion chain.
The renaissance taking place in the millinery world is partly a British responsability (they have never really stopped using them, and hats are de rigeur for lots of special occasions in the UK). Gina Foster's hat in the set is a great (and lovely), example of it.
The tea set, if you're curious, is India by Wedgwood: I celebrated my wedding with my closest friends using this set. It is actually not the tea set I decided to invest in, I chose Dynasty, also by Wedgwood, but only for six people, while a friend had a set for at least twelve, lucky him! [Photo credits: London Calling at londonart, The Ritz Hotel at the BBC's webpage, The Arab Hall at Leighton House, at Christies]. [Style: Ladylike with a Twist]

Red Valentino Broderie Anglaise Dress / Orla Kiely Double Faced Cotton Trench Coat / Aspinal of London Hepburn Handbag / Hobbs Miriam Bow Patent Shoes / Dicki & Jones Gloves / Pasotti Petal Umbrella / Kate Spade New York Earrings / Gina Foster Imperial Hat / NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.


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