Paisley Power

10 May 2012

Fashion rule number 1: Never throw anything away! 

The fabulous thing about trends is that if you hang onto an item for long enough it will come in and out of fashion at least a couple of times in your life time! 
A pattern that has been recycled many times is the pretty kidney shaped design called Paisley, created first in 1888. For SS12 designers such as JW Anderson, Clements Ribeiro and Jil Sanders all delved back in time to create some fabulous designs for this season. 

Last weekend as I was sorting out my summer wardrobe for my trip to Morrocco next month, I discovered this fabulous paisley shirt in my mothers closet, which of course she will never see again!! She found it in the Harrods sale 30 years, the design and attention to detail on the shirt is lovely with cuffs that graduate down into points.. hard to explain! :) Check out the pics! I am addicted to rumanging through my mothers wardrobe, in the past I've found some amazing things stuffed at the back.. a bright pink silk vintage Chanel dress was one of my best finds, then there's the Gucci leather coat and Burberry tweed suit, that was made when Burberry was called 'Burberrys'!! So many of my friends are exactly the same with their mothers wardrobes.. So a lesson for when we are mummies -never throw anything away!!! What's your best parental fashion cuboard find?!

Shirt; Mother 'My Style Guru', skinny jeans; Gap, bag; Marni for H&M, wedges; Julian Louie for Aldo, bikini top; Toast, bracelets; Colette Paris, other jewellery; vintage finds over the years, Cat; my own- and a total photograph poser like her mother!


  1. Love the shoes and such a cute cat!


  2. So love your blog. I'm 14 & really into fashion too. Thanks a lot. Tia.

  3. Awesome look!


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