Alice in Wonderland: Reiss 1971 Hestia Dress

Reiss 1971 Hestia Dress StyleOnTheCouch

Reiss 1971 Hestia Dress StyleOnTheCouch

Sassoon Salons Reiss 1971 Hestia Dress StyleOnTheCouch

Reiss 1971

Reiss 1971 Edina Ronay Zara Fashion

Reiss 1971 collection site

Sassoon Salons Reiss 1971 Hestia Dress StyleOnTheCouchI spent some time in London this week for a Psychology training course. Along with skills building, being back in the city was a great opportunity to explore a different sort of therapy – the retail variety.  I checked back in with all my favourite London shops and popped into the Barrett Street Reiss, the flagship store for a brand who feature heavily on this blog. Reiss recently relaunched their 1971 collection, their more youthful diffusion line – sexy, modern and iconic.  I own a few 1971 styles from several years back; a biker jacket, some black jeans and heels. I like 1971 for their shoes and accessories which always feel a little more design-led than the mainline collection, yet in the current re-vamp of 1971 Reiss have impressed me with their dresses (which in the past always felt too similar to the Reiss brand itself to have a distinct feel…) and ‘sports couture ‘ capsule collection.

This Hestia dress has an Alice in Wonderland feel about it with its mint coloured base and floral lace overlay.  The sleeves offer some very pretty detail and I adore how the frills of the skirt fall downwards and out from the waist. My other top picks from the collection are below:

Gilda printed jersey dress: bodycon shape with graphic print

Luciana day dress: fit and flare style in blue, white and blush pink floral print

Culver drop waist dress: retro style sleeveless dress with dropped waist and ruffle hem skirt

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

I’m wearing: Reiss 1971 Hestia dress; Zara sandal. Carrying bag by Edina Ronay.  Hair by Sassoon Salon South Molton St.

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