Generally speaking I steer clear of “news” type blog posts on the premise that no sane person would rely on me for news when Vogue.co.uk, Style.com and just about every other blog and mag on the planet will deliver it quicker. My tendancy to ramble on for thousands of words especially if the subject excites me (which, let’s face it, applies to most fashion related things) doesn’t exactly make for speedy blogging. However when a snippet of sartorial juice so post-worthy appears in my inbox it would be churlish not to share the love. Case in point; Repetto Ready To Wear AKA the chicest, most covetable, aeons overdue idea I’ve heard in a long time! Founded in 1947 (a bit of history for you!) by Rose Repetto, the label has since become a byword for elegance. After all, when your first non-dance design happens at the request of Brigitte Bardot, it stands to reason you’re onto a winner. Since the Summer I spent interning in the French fashion capital all those years ago I’ve shamelessly coveted Repetto’s iconic ballet flats. For me, they’ve always epitomised the kind of effortless Parisienne style I so often unsuccessfully try to emulate… And now they’re doing CLOTHES TOO!
This news is almost too much. Definitely too much for my poor bank balance which was already in grave danger what with J.Crew opening its London store next month. But then, a woman in possession of clothes this lovely would have a fittingly nonchalant attitude towards phone bills.
Repetto have also just launched their UK ecommerce site selling all their Ready To Wear delights plus more shoes that you can shake a pop sock at. Visit it here if you dare.
Love Ella. X