O ye spring chickens

Posted on January 14, 2010


For fashion folk, far more exciting than the new year is the new season ahead; a time to finally buy or covet those fabulous pieces from the previous autumn shows. If you’re anything like me, you probably cannot wait to peel the layers in time for SS10.

Winter is my favourite season as it’s perfect for playing dress up but spring comes a close second. It’s that perfect-in-between period like autumn but better because there’s the feeling of rebirth, warmth, birds chirping, and lazy days a-plenty on well manicured greens about town.

                                        Chloe SS10

Obviously magazines on shelves round the world are awash with details of how to streamline the closet for SS10 so I won’t bore you with those.

Poring over the February issue of Elle however, as you do; I read the rundown on the new trends and the number 1 question was ‘are you a romantic or realist?’. Theirs was based on what side of the fence you’ll be sitting come March/April, the frivolous or the minimalist?


                        L – R: Alberta Ferretti; Celine

It got me thinking about how we dress and why we dress, whether our clothes portray who we are or the notion that dressing a certain way will project who we want to be and by that, we inevitably become that which we project.


Clockwise from top left: Alberta Ferretti; Stella McCartney; Celine; Sophia Kokosalaki; Loewe; Celine

A step further, could your wardrobe choices allude to your personality or love choices? You’d rather lace and lashings of tulle, does that make you the eternal optimist? Does it somehow render you completely obtuse, unable to rival your suit wearing compatriots?

     L – R: Alberta Ferretti; Celine; Chloe; Chloe

So are our clothes masks to hide behind or tools to master and wield to our advantage? Still confused about your side? Which of these two would be considered a natural choice for you? Does it say anything about you?

                       L – R: Sophia Kokosalaki; Loewe

Freud I am not, however here are some choices to aid your spring awakening

In addition to the previous options, these are some closet updates for those in the higher tax bracket.

L – R: Christopher Kane (Now £1270.50 from £2310); Lanvin (POR); Chloe (POR); Chloe (POR); Malene Birger (Now £232 from £290)

For the slightly lighter of pocket:


Clockwise from top left: Kimchi & Blue (£45) & Topshop (£45); 3.1 Phillip Lim (£240) & Topshop (£40); Vero Moda (£39.95) & Topshop (£38); Vero Moda (£26.95) & Blush (£65)


Clockwise from centre: Full Circle (£49.99); Dahlia Leather Petal Shoes (£77); French Connection (Now £34 from £85); Blush (£55); Silence & Noise (£25)

Every solid house has a concrete foundation, yes?  Well, nothing makes you feel warm & fuzzy inside like new spring compliant pretties underneath. It’s a WIN for the romantics, utility undergarments just don’t cut it. While I’m not one for designer & high street marriage, the Sonia Rykiel H&M collection had me gushing, so look out for the second collection in February. In the interim however, eye candy to get you dreaming warm & sunny dreams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   –       Miss Delilah.

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