What: Shirt & Skirt by Mulberry, Clutch by Hobbs (c/o), Ring by Swarovski (c/o) & Heels by Kurt Geiger (c/o)
Where: Fashion Fringe 10 Year Anniversary party hosted by Christopher Bailey & Colin McDowell.
It always surprises people to hear that as a youngster, I was a complete and utter tomboy. I’m talking boy (read: pudding bowl) haircut, pony obsession, total lack of grooming, hatred of pink and hideous, offensive to the eyes outfits. This all changed by the time I hit my teenage years and discovered boys, glittery make up and home hair dye but the memories, and more importantly the photographic evidence, of that particular faze remained. One thing that particularly traumatised me for years to come was a bright orange, thermofleece Gap tracksuit I used to wear rather a lot… In public… I know. The hideous recollections of this hideous ensemble quite literally rendered me unable to contemplate wearing the colour for a decade. But then, of course, fashion got me changing my tune in the 5 seconds it took a marmalade clad model to trot down the Mulberry runway. All of a sudden, orange wasn’t the shameful shade associated with my pre-teen crimes against fashion. No, it was the spicy, autumnal, delectable hue I wanted, nay needed in my wardrobe. I snapped up this silk shirt in the Mulberry sale the following January and haven’t looked back since. The tweed skirt is also Mulberry, a cheeky purchase in the OUTNET Editor’s sale. At first I was dubious about pairing it with a tangerine top half in case I ended up looking jaundiced but I reckon it works. Despite the fact the incredibly pencil like cut of the skirt made movement a little tricky this is possibly one of my favourite outfits. What do you think?
Love Ella. X
Images by Holly McGlynn