Something else I've seen enough times in London recently to call a trend (or, the seeds of a future trend): gold insignia embroidery on breast pockets of blazers. It looks most effective on genuine school blazers, esp. mixed with floaty lacey feminine touches, like a lace bra deliberately showing ('portrait of an artist...') or over the lovely summery dress on Phillipa, at Phillips de Pury recently. By the way: I've cropped this shot of my friend Shauna because frankly I'm getting bored of the same standard top-to-toe shot, plus her eyes looked a bit mad in the shots. Bordering on manic. And I keep wishing, seeing these shots now, that I'd pulled her jacket down in the back, as it's bunching up round her neck. What I'd love to know is: has anyone outside London been wearing this look? Any gold details on breast pocket sightings round the world? I'm tracking trends like other people track homing pigeons.
Still, a breast pocket on a black or navy jacket (or even maroon) is a great and novel place to throw a bit of bling. I knew it was a sign of trends to come when I saw Charlie, from Big Brother, looking hot in a fine knit, jet black v neck tee, with gold insignia detailing on the breast pocket. Soon as I can source his, I'll let you know! Or better yet: has anyone else noticed it? Did I dream it?
Just back from a fabulous time in North Wales with the in-laws & extended family. Totally knackered. xoxo