It seems fitting, Blog Reader, to write about white after a week or so of snow here in the UK. It’s been coooold in England!
These photos are from one of my last photography sessions with my good friend Lydia Hudgens back in the US last year. We shot this series in the Ace Hotel in Manhattan, a chic and fun place to stay with very close proximity to some amazing fashion… Opening Ceremony‘s boutique at the front of the hotel stocks a great selection of designers: Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders and Alexander Wang for starters. I have a soft spot for the place, it being where Rodarte held their sample sale when I first arrived in NYC and snapped up my Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte heels at a bargain price!
This dress is two of my favourite things rolled into one. ’Body conscious’ or well-fitted as you might call it, and the colour white. I bought it from French Connection eons ago and at the time I think I felt it was as close to a Victoria Beckham piece as I was ever going to buy….. These days (ok, still no Victoria Beckham in my wardrobe but hey) it’s still a great dress to wear for cocktails or dinner. And although silhouettes aren’t quite as structured this spring, the more relaxed summer styles make for a little more wearability (is that even a word?) and styling possibilities. My round up of the best at designer and high street prices, below:
DKNY runway snowball leather dress, 843 GPB
Oh and finally – Victoria Beckham Lace-Trimmer Stretch Cotton Dress at Net a Porter (you might have seen Scarlett Johansson wearing this on the cover of February’s Elle Magazine), 1,700 GBP
And because I love this piece sooo much – white with a twist – Alice Yim Flora Romper in pearl, price available on request.
I also found a lovely round-up of spring whites from the catwalks on the blog PinkHappens - perfect for some inspiration on how to get dressed in this summer.