We are all going square eyed over one of the most talked about looks of SS13......it's still minimal, but not quite as we know it.
It's checkmate time.
Do you dare to go square?
Louis Vuitton : Spring/Summer 2013
The lines are simple and uncomplicated......... the look is still about the tailoring, but with a strong 60's inspired shape.
Clean glamour New York style, meets Louis Vuitton's French heritage.
A monochrome twist.
Louis Vuitton SS13
A post modern look, that is so easy to wear.
Architecturally inspired shapes with colour blocking.
AND SO......I take you back, to the summer of 84.
Where more was more, and dressing up was an art form and just about anything went!
The big guns in the fashion world for me were three ladies and one lad, Wendy Dagworthy, Katherine Hamnett, Betty Jackson, and John Galliano.
Wendy Dagworthy amongst many other distinctive looks gave us PYJAMAS for the street.
Mixing stripes, swirling floral prints, batiks, checks and flannels in a softly constructed but over sized proportion.
Full gathered skirts tied heavily at the waist, oversized coats, and wide cropped jackets it was just pure fashion fun!
Wendy's mantra was YOU WEAR THE CLOTHES, THEY DONT WEAR YOU...........
Wendy Dagworthy Museum Piece 1982
IN THE ARCHIVE'S AT HOME.........
In my children's dressing up box there are still a couple of pieces of Wendy Dagworthy.
One was a liberty print skirt that I dug out recently to give it to a young fashion student friend.
She has hardly taken it off since!
Banarama picture via
This collection Marc by Marc Jacobs is strong reminder of those heady days of the 80's
Marc by Marc Jacobs : Spring/Summer 2013
A riot of pretty colours.
Youthful, and reminicent (for those of you young enough to remember BANARAMA circa 1984!)
Lot's of ethnic layering, and graphic clashing checks and stripes.
Marc by Marc Jacobs SS13
And for all of you lovely readers too young to remember..........
Banarama Video via
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS
I have literally just ordered this dress, so hoping it looks as good as it does in the pic's? (p.s. I will Let you know when it arrives!)
Next week's food money may have to go on these little beauties..........I LIKE BEANS ON TOAST ANYWAY?
How cute is this dress?
A very easy piece, a perfect addition to your SS13 wardrobe.
This clashing print dress would definitely make you stand out in the crowd.....I LOVE IT!
THESE are such cool pants......tone the look down with a denim/chambray shirt, or just a plain white loose TEE.
Kelly Brook for New Look........if only we were guaranteed to look like her when wearing it!
Do like Marc by Marc Jacobs does and tie it loosely round the waist of dress!
Add a bit of retro glamour....don't forget the red lips too.
On my very first date I wore a red Rimmel lipstick.
Ah, I remember it well, worrying what would happen if he tried to KISS me.......!
JUST throw on the jacket, and get some.........
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P.S. A date penned in my diary for this summer is: