For anyone who is new to the blog - or even if you're not - please don't listen to anything I say. I am such a hypocrite. I can make these extreme statements like 'I never wear girly girl clothes, not ever', for example, and then this weekend I saw an article in the Times Style section (along with one gushing about the same look we all love - masculine tailoring, androgynous, altho it's not really androgynous, is it, it's just girls dressing like boys) and there it was: the trend everyone is wearing this season is Ladylike. Mad Men inspired, (altho what they don't get is, that 50s silhouette was only on SOME women, in season one, but never mind).
And I realised what a hypocrite I am: I've been wearing exactly what they've been talking about, for years. It's basically 'ladylike, with a twist': classic court heels but with ankle socks... I've been trying to go back to a post I could have sworn I did, of myself, last Feb fashion week but I'm going to be late for something so will have to continue this thought later.
Meanwhile, just a quick introduction to MAGENTA. The cape/jacket is alpaca which is the softest, non itchy wool. We met the designer, she is wonderful. To be continued.