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60s dress

Posted on May 5, 2013

Black & White 60s Dress

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe
Salt and Pepper look in a black and white checked dress

Salt and Pepper look in a black and white checked dress

Black and white monochrome, the most classic of trends and so easy to wear. After all, I don’t know a single person who doesn’t look good in those timeless colours. Add pattern like oversized checks or checkerboards, stripes and polka dots for a playful twist.

Keep it classic and stay in the black and white area or add accessories in pop colours!

Above: I love this black and white checked dress I am wearing from Italian designer Max & Co as it reminds me of Megan Draper from Mad Men (love new season 6 !). The length is work appropriate and accessorizing is fool proof.  Tights from Burlington, pointy flats from BCBG.

Max and Co black and white dress

Watch out, Pippa! :-)

Style inspirations

From left to right:

Alexa Chung proving once again she’s a quirky cool London gal. She accessorised  her Paul Smith plaid dress with chunky oxfords, grey socks and a black belt.

Peggy Olsen from Mad Men in a fitted 60s plaid dress with boat neck. Classic!

French actress Marion Cotillard in a black and white geometric dress, mixed up with bright orange heels.

Diane Krueger rocks the Parisienne look: Black and white plaid tweed dress from Chanel with Peter Pan collar. She accessorised with a black beret and classic chain cross-body mini bag. J’adore!

Max & Co Black and white striped dress

One of my favourite dress shapes because it is so slimming (takes off 5 pounds!), the 60s A-line dress. Stripes mixed with white always look fresh and young. Dress and beige platform ballet pumps from  Max & Co

Posted on June 17, 2012

Geometric Gelato Dress

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

What do you do on yet another rainy summer Sunday in London? The answer is simple: You dress as if it is warm and have a gelato pretending you’re in Italy!

I snapped up this  dress in Berlin at Max & Co., one of my favourite Italian stores. With it’s straight 60s shift shape and the geometric pattern, it looks like it’s come straight out of Megan Draper’s wardrobe.  Straightly cut shift dresses are great to hide a gelato tummy while you can still show your legs. Monochrome is an eternal classic look and becomes irresistable with a flash of yellow colour.

As this dress is such a statement with it’s graphic prints, I toned down accessories and just teamed the dress with flat yellow Pretty Ballerinas.

This sweetly decorated gelato shop (Dri Dri) is located at the tube station High Street Kensington. Their gelato is made fresh each morning and only contains 8% fat for guilt free pleasure . If you’re at Portobello Road, make sure to pop into Dri Dri’s sister’s store.

 

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