Well Wednesday bought us another drizzly grey day, I am so over this weather already. But the positive of this is that it did mean I had time to do some online browsing!
The new Versace Drop hits H&M tomorrow (this time it is available on-line only)
The collection has been well publicised over the last couple of weeks and is mainly fruit based. The print below is the most heavily featured.
All of the pieces I tried were overpriced, undersized, shocking quality and took 8 days to deliver.
There is absolutely no rhyme or reason why ANY designer would make a garment a full two sizes smaller than it should be (I measured the items I purchased against my daughters size 8 clothes and a Versace for H&M UK12 was cut identically to a Topshop UK8).
How can any designer design for women and yet not know even the fundamental basics about us? - What makes us tick and more importantly, what makes us feel GOOD?
No girl in her right mind is going to be happy to have to buy an item 2 sizes larger than she ACTUALLY is just so it will zip up. It actually works in the completely opposite way (the amount of returns was proof of this as for weeks after the initial successful first day sell-out, lots of items were re-available).
The only item that I really liked from the Spring Collection were these cute little fruit fabric shoes - and at least they should fit!
A better example of collaborations that DO work comes from http://www.very.co.uk/
I have long been a fan of the Fearne Cotton collections and have quite a few of her pieces. Diana Vickers is turning out to be a better clothes designer than singer too with her DeeV range!
These little cuties caught my eye today.
Cropped Sleeve Jacket £59
Contrast Pocket Dress £49 (I may need to order this!)
I had a family lunch date today. Jools Wore the Nude No1 YSL Lipstick (I am a complete YSL convert now!) these Topshop boots
and my J12.
Now that the real life stuff is out of the way, my Virtual Outfit of the Day (VOD) if money were no object would be this one!
It it still cold out, so lets wear this little Lanvin Jacket!
Boucle Tweed Jacket £2145
and brighten it up with these babies by J Brand £270
Worn with these just released Louboutins! They are called Piou Poiu £525
and topped off with my current DREAM BAG!
Celine Mini Luggage in Neon Pink! (I cannot disclose the price or it will never be mine!!!!)
Far too much of my time is spent drooling over pictures of this bag just now. I lay the blame firmly at Phoebe Philo's door ........
I would love to hear about your perfect VODs too please!!!
You can view lots more of my pictures at http://what-jools-wore.tumblr.com/