Time for my latest fashion crush: Blugirl – fancifully flirty offspring of the acclaimed Blumarine label designed by the fabulous Anna Molinari.
After drooling over their completely covetable Spring/Summer offerings (think vintage pin-up in cotton candy baby-dolls, polka dots, florals…essentially a Lolita love-in of epi-cute proportions) I have been dying to see their take on Fall 2011…and what a take it is!
Drop-dead gorgeous feminine tailoring with an anarchic mix of retro references and super-chic layering all served up in a 70’s twist on the autumnal palette – think watermelon and ecru with flashes of punchy orange.
Styling steal – ribbed oatmeal mid-calf socks (usually the preserve of Granddads) and cutesy mary janes; shouldn’t work but so does (and offers a work-friendly alternative to the sandal/sock trend which has been doing the rounds of late).
A sporty-casual mix for those chillier summer days; the boho headband gives the whole look a futuristic 70’s edge…think late 70’s super-sleek anime styling a la geek classic Star Blazers (or if you like your references slightly more manageable look to old school Star Trek). BUT! Don’t forget the twist…unless of course you’re planning on attending a Trekkie convention…
One word: Petticoat. Et voila – the twist (didn’t think I’d leave you hanging did you?!)
Petticoats are so underrated these days – do yourself a favour and get one!! A cheap and very cheerful way to pep up those old skirts lurking at the back of your wardrobe (also gets you bonus points on lace inclusion!)…seen here taking this batwing skater dress from boring basic to fashion-forward style statement. très chic!