Yes! Spring has arrived in London. Enjoying some amazing weather and looking forward to Easter – Interrupting our popular Homage to the Classics series, as desperately trying to get everything ready, for the weekend celebrations.
Denim jackets come in many guises and get better as they age, an ambition for us all. A broken in piece, softened in the wash, faded in the sun, and a little worn here and there. The French may have given us Coco CHANEL and her elegant jackets, but the Americans came up with the quintessential classic wardrobe staple.
Work has been an absolute nightmare, but then again, it so often is. What with the re branding exercise, new clients, emerging markets – and I am not even going to mention my extensive spring wardrobe clear out, or my transition from recreational shopper to stylish fashionista. These things take time. Rosie is now wishing, she did change jobs, when she had the chance.
Part of the spring wardrobe update was a morning visit in Pelham street to check out the London CARVEN boutique. CARVEN was a traditional a French couture house set by Carmen de Tommaso back in 1945. The House of CARVEN made dresses for the likes of princesses and film stars. (Madame Carven retired in 1998 and is now reportedly 104 years old, but of course, one never asks a lady these things). The good news is the clothes have been reinvented by the talented Guillaume Henry, you don’t necessarily need to be a princess, or a film star to be able to afford them- and dare I say it? They are in fact, suitable for London living. Continue reading
The sun is shinning and perhaps a little prematurely I’ve started packing the heavy winter stuff away. Although really an old hand, where wardrobe clear outs are concerned – it’s never easy and there are always good excuses to procrastinate. Wish me luck. Continue reading