January 18, 2019

This is a shop window I saw on the elegant Piazza di Spagna in Rome: unmistakably Missoni, but a rather unexpected look for the brand in purely black and white - for once, looking at a Missoni shopwindow, it was not immediately obvious which brand it was! Which is alre...

January 26, 2018

Spring is approaching - somewhere. I know it by the shops starting to bring out their new stocks of lighter, brighter, springier merchandise. And the first wave of visible trend for the new season seems to be ... drum roll ... : pattern! Polka dots, stripes, florals an...

January 20, 2018

In my limited fashion colour palette, I actually consider grey a colour: I often use it to lighten and brighten my mostly dark [OK, OK: black...] outfits - a grey belt over a black dress, a grey scarf or grey bag over a black coat, a grey blouse worn with a black dress...

January 8, 2018

Now, I know very well that this here is a very, very superficial angle to approach this year's Golden Globe dresses from. These ladies chose to wear black - indeed in many cases despite it fearfully clashing with their complexion and colouring - for a noble and respect...

December 17, 2017

If any of you are like me, and find it hard to wear colours in a flattering way, you know how difficult it is to keep neutral outfits looking interesting. Black and white combinations seem especially tricky, even more so in a non-casual setting -- it is rare that we wa...

December 13, 2017

You may already have noticed how few outfits on this blog use colour. However much I love them - those shelves of colour at Uniqlo or Benetton, the amazing clashing colour block outfits of the past seasons, I do not feel good wearing them. I often think I simply do not...

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