We all know those days; the ones where you wake, sift through your overflowing wardrobe, and there is nothing to wear. Nothing seems to align with your mood, fit with your new coat, complement your work shoes. The day has barely begun, you’re late for work and already pangs of stress are beginning! That’s the moment where I like to cut through the complexity and grab a simple dress. A dress so that I don’t have to worry about matching top to bottom. No pattern, just a mono coloured fresh hue complementing my skin, cut in a comfortable timeless shape. This is where classic brands like Max Mara are your best friends. No matter what the fashion fad du jour says, you can always rely on a simply cut dress in their collection. Jackie Kennedy knew that looking flawless is about the classic looks. Mind you she did live in the 50s / 60s , having the best fashion of the decade at her fingertips! Good news for us is that 60s fashion looks incredibly modern today. Look at Twiggy and Grace Coddington below. These two would rock any street style competition in 2016!
I’m wearing bordeaux coloured Oxford lace-ups to prevent this dress from looking too sugary sweet. Hand embroidered metal bracelet by Camille Enrico. I’m in love with these hand embroidered metal bracelets by the French designer. A piece of jewellry close to my heart as it was a present from the team I worked with previously in London.
Dress and shoes by Max Mara. Raffia pom pom bucket bag by Sicily Bag. Sunnies by Prada.
Grace Coddington and Twiggy in timeless designs
Jackie in the Pantone colour of the year 2016!
Jackie Kennedy’s francophile sense of style is legendary and still being copied today! I’m not ashamed to say that I’m one of those copy cats: Monotone block colours, boxy jackets, straight shift dresses and relaxed riviera style on holiday epitomised the Jackie style and most of these items are represented in my wardrobe.
The other day, I perused TK Maxx and saw this gorgoues sixties dress which screamed “Mad Men” and Jackie. A beautifully tailored shift dress, weaved in a gorgeous emerald green and mustard yellow boucle tweed, all colours that are very much part of the new breath taking Autumn / winter 2016 collection as seen at Prada and Miu Miu.
I’m so happy to see that the 60s fashion trend, initiated with the Mad Men series, shows no sign of abating. Seldom has fashion looked so flattering. The tailoring, the colours, the cuts, the details: Let this trend never stop!
- Kitten heels by Logan
- Printed boucle tweed shift dress by Millie MackIntosh at TK Maxx
- Embroidered beige floral handbag by Dolce & Gabbana
Jackie Kennedy in one of her iconic shift dresses
Prada Rready-to-wear collection AW 2015/2016
Ever watched the movie The September issue? The movie gives a fascinating insight into the glitzy word of fashion and illustrates the political power that Anna holds as the chief editor of the US fashion bible Vogue.
What caught my eye though was Anna’s love for florals and clean cut dresses she wore, something I share with her. I love being a woman and embrace everything feminine and girly (think Charlotte from SATC).
Nothing beats a classic, figure hugging shift dress topped up with some summery flowers to celebrate being a woman!
Anna in one of her signature dresses with daugher Bee
Romantique strolling along in the Dutch Quarter, Potsdam, Germany, wearing a Max Mara Dress, TK Maxx handbag and Pretty Ballerinas