It's not often that I buy a piece of clothing just out of pure (design) pleasure. No, I'm a sensible girl! I stock up on black trousers, silk blouses, cashmere sweaters and LBDs, and if I ever revel in frivolity it's shoes. (Although I haven’t even touched a Nicholas Kirkwood shoe yet.*)
But when I saw this Acne dress in the sales there was no stopping me. When would I wear it in the middle of winter? Who cares? A jeans peplum dress – pure genius! I just loved the 'architecture' of it. I was told that topshop had them big time last year and that every 16-year-old had already strutted her stuff up and down Oxford Street in them. Again, I say: Who cares? (Plus, I haven’t seen them, have you?)
Actually, it’s a nearly impossible dress to wear. Not only do you need someone to zip you in; it’s also extremely stiff, making me feel a bit like an underdressed Marie Antoinette. But again I say: Who cares?!?
What's your take on peplum? Love it? Hate it? Already totally over it?...
*That’s why I’m so excited about the Nicholas Kirkwood-Liberty London collaboration at the end of May.