Maybe, just maybe, we'd become a little bit blasé about Bloch. Our love affair with the perfect ballet pump has been a long one, after all. But all of a sudden the lust is back. In amongst our staple classics, there's a new suede number with a fake fur lining, taking comfort to a whole new level. And then there's a heel, possibly the prettiest and most comfortable heel we've sunk our feet into for a long time.
It was all hammers, scissors, allen keys and helpful amounts of Fruitellas as we put together our BeckSondergaard project this week. Huge thanks due to Kam and Karina, who flew all the way from Denmark with their bag of hooks and washi tape and gave the space a little flavour of Copenhagen with special bunting and mid-century furniture. Hambledon Projects is now awash with beautiful, beautiful scarves and bags, including our first ever world exclusive, available only from us. I know! We're a bit gobsmacked.
Just when we thought we couldn't possibly find an excuse to fall in love with Marilyn Moore all over again, she goes and ramps up the fit. With dresses cinching, pleating and draping in even more of the right places (we didn't think it possible), little jackets cut to perfection and the softest cashmere cable knit cardis hugging at the waist.
This season Just in Case gets edited down to its very essence. A tiny, neat collection that could be straight out of Cecil Beaton's scrapbook. Three full skirts, two classic cardis, one wool dress and the plushiest coat we ever did see. All the right balance of 30s print, monochrome, glorious florals, digital photography and dreamy colors. All the signature stuff we've come to love.
Sigh. It's time to hoik out the hoisery. Not that we really mind. No endless hitching and general discomfort here. Just Wolford, the finest hoisery going, as endorsed by Lucy who has roadtested a lot of tights through the seasons and converted us all into Wolford wearers. The perfectly fitting Velvet 50 is our staple winter black but such is our new found love of hoisery you're likely to see us stepping out this season in spots and a Vivienne Westwood-esque check, not to mention metallic and hot pink numbers.
We could talk about Breathless, a lovely low rise velvet skinny in rose and cement. Or perhaps we should mention the beautiful silk seafoam print top and tails shirt. Or the classic surfer check shirt. All mint green, putty and blush pink, softening the move into winter. But no, what we're really busting to tell you about is one, single, truly special, slightly mad silver leather jacket that's sitting all by itself up on the womenswear rails. It's a little bit Bowie, a little bit Erté, but really you just need to see it to know why we had to. Sorry.
The latest from Baum und Pferdgarten arrives just as Victoria and Lucy return from Copenhagen mightily inspired by the beautiful girls from the Baum show pedalling off in their fabulous outfits. And that's the great thing about this collection. It's a bit rock and roll but you can still get on your bike. There's some petit pieces and some outsize pieces, all oozing the same style and wearability. We're particularly loving the cool colours against the warm textures. Slate blues with highlights of putty pink and acid lime. You'll need to pedal fast.
If you can't quit remember which winter knit you relied on before you discovered Goat's trusty Olive Knit Jacket, you'll be relieved to know it's here again. In classic navy, natural and grey. Perfect for throwing on over almost anything for instant warmth and style. Lucy's loving this season's super luxe buttons.
Never one to shy away from a bold print or heavy texture, Paul & Joe Sister return with tweed, brocade and paisley working their way into another collection of gorgeous dresses, blouses and coats. It's elegant and grown up, girly and romantic all at once. Heaven in a big girl's dressing up box.
We'd been on the look out for a new European label for a while when Bellerose caught our eye. We wanted some of that continental cool but in clothes that didn't feel difficult or daring to wear. Bellerose have got it spot on. These are pieces you can easily layer up with the rest of your wardrobe, but that give an outfit an edge, a talking point even - lurex sweats, quilted sateen lined cardigans, fake fur jackets and best of all - "where did you get those?" sparkly socks!