‘I Can’t Go Back To Yesterday Because I Was A Different Person Then’ – Alice in Wonderland. (Lavish Alice Jumpsuit)

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WildAtHeart_flowersAlice in Wonderland is one of my favourite books for the wealth of meaning (and more hidden meaning) within the text.  Themes of dreaming, life as a meaningless puzzle and the manipulation of language all tie in with the everyday themes I am presented with in my work as a psychologist.  The book is a fabulous read for children or adults alike, so if you haven’t yet read Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, be sure to find yourself a copy to immerse yourself in.

On to another Alice, Lavish Alice, whose AW14 collection contains some great budget buys for your party season, from sleek black jumpsuits (which I am wearing in this post) to dresses full of sequins and sparkle. Even if you are not shopping for holiday clothing, Lavish Alice have several minimal and sleek styles within their collection, perfect for day-to-night wear, such as their crossover bralet dress and their culotte crossover crop jumpsuit.

A youthful brand, also selling accessories and Jeffery Campbell shoes, this is one rabbit hole of a website that you can certainly get lost in a while. To view the entire collection, click HERE.

Wearing: Jumpsuit, Lavish Alice.  Heels: Kelya Shoes.  Photos: Justine Trickett, shot on location at London Edition hotel. Flowers: Wild at Heart.

Jumpsuit for Joy: Shona Joy

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ShonaJoy-jumpsuit4Certain fashion events, like Fashion Weeks, once required meticulous outfit planning. These days I go by the mantra less is more: Less layers to peel off when trying to squeeze into your seat. Less accessories to chink together at that awkward moment when the audience falls quiet and pauses for the show to begin. Less hassle for attracting street style photographers (though attendees who dress for that, and I am sure that some do, I salute you).

For last month’s Reykjavik Fashion Festival I wore my new Shona Joy Jumpsuit for the day of catwalk shows – her signature one-piece; bustier style with fitted bodice and wide leg pants.  Worn simply with my blush pink oversized coat, it was a perfect simple, non-fussy style solution, providing warmth and comfort in the Icelandic cold but making me feel tall (jumpsuits really do appear to elongate your torso) and elegant all day long.

I’ve featured one-pieces on my blog since the very beginning – from tailored to more relaxed styles.  I’m currently seeing some wonderful jumpsuits cropping up all over the high-street like this elegant wear-it-several-ways Gracie design from Whistles to the holiday-inspired Kailasa version from Ted Baker.

If you haven’t tried a one-piece yet, do give it a go!

With thanks to the team at RFF for my show tickets.

Wearing: Shona Joy Jumpsuit.

Photos: William Williams.