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The Mad Hatter

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Workwear is always a difficult sartorial problem to navigate. Unless you work in the fashion/music industry where anything goes, us lesser mortals that have to face the Office have to dress appropriately (read, conform to the norm, read boring!)
But then I caught a glimpse of Ashley Olsen in US Vogue September 2008 issue wearing a beautiful suit made by her line The Row, looking subtly sexy and oh-so-refined. The cut is brilliant, with slightly exaggerated shoulders and nipped in waist. I especially love the arm length, I have such a penchant for rolling up the sleeves on all my jackets! The suit may cost a bomb but it will pay dividends when it comes to drawing the attention of that cute guy up in Marketing.

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Casual is not part of Daphne Guinness’ vocabulary. Nor is dull. The 41 year old British fashion extraordinnaire has a flair for the dramatic and is one of the select few who can afford to be a collector of Haute Couture, due to the fact that she is heiress to the Guinness fortune and secured a huge settlement after divorcing the Greek shipping billionaire Stavros Niarchos. She is unmistakable as she attends various fashion shows with her Cruella de Vil streaked hair. She may be pint-sized but this Guinness packs one hell of a fashion punch. She is a mixture of historical references with her 17th century themed frock coats (mainly by Christian Lacroix), Victorian high collared shirts and her medieval armour hand jewellery. She also regularly wears extravagant hair pieces like her friend and kindred spirit, the late Isabella Blow. Adventurous and bold in her fashion choices, Guinness is a true British eccentric.



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source: scanned by taben at the fashionspot

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Bling me up

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