As you know, I am a big fan of all things classic and NO ONE works the ‘classic’ look like my grandmother. I love how every piece she wears is carefully chosen to achieve a perfectly co-ordinated outfit. From her head band to her jewellery to the detailing on her gorgeous cropped trousers, I think that Grandma could teach Blair Waldorf a thing or two about preppy, up-town chic!
Combining crisp cotton trousers with cashmere that looks/feels/smells good enough to eat in summery pastel blue shades for a perfect ‘popping out for coffee’ look…
Another day, another beautiful outfit. This is my Grandmother’s ‘exhibition look’ (off to see the Grace Kelly at the V&A followed by tea at Fortnum’s of course) and isn’t it just perfection? My Grandma’s style is most certainly timeless and therefore never exactly out of fashion, but I think that her look is particularly à la mode this season. For fall/winter 2010 we have seen a new kind of understated chic on the runways for designers from Chloe and Celine to Stella McCartney, Jil Sander and Gucci.
|Chloe F/W 2010/11|
The basis for this trend is the combination of relatively minimalist, unfussy pieces in a palette of black, navy, camel, neutrals and greys, luxe, high-quality fabrics and accessories in moderation. With her uncanny knack of combining stunning separates and classic cuts for a look that exudes simplicity and luxury, my Grandmother most definitely has this seasons new restraint trend nailed.
|Stella McCartney F/W 2010/11|
High-waisted, wide leg trousers are also BIG news for next season and looking back through my photos I realised that Grandma was way ahead of the fashion curve with this beautiful vintage pair she donned for Christmas drinks (below). Her simple white shirt and understated jewellery were the perfect choice to combine with the patterned trousers to prevent the whole look from becoming too busy.