The lady's not for turning

Thursday 20 September 2012

Designers

REPORT BY JULIA ROBSON
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHANIQWA JARVIS

Bloggers who see Fashion Week as an occasion to dress up may not get that when you’ve doing it for MORE YEARS THAN THEY’VE BEEN ALIVE, planning what to wear for showtime becomes a bore. Besides gauging the weather and observing frow rules (work in current and next-season trends, etc), wearing lovely new things is rule number one.

So when Boden offered to let me cherry pick from their A/W12 collection I jumped. Yes, I know preconceptions are more David Cameron than Sam Cam (it’s one of Dave’s faves), and the look is ‘county lady’, but today, with just one day of Boden-wearing left, I’m strangely sad. Not only have I managed to rock a few S/S13 looks (knitted dress, camel, librarian skirt), I’ve had an embrace from an ex Vogue colleague (who’s blanked me for over a decade), been fast-forwarded to the frow and had tons of compliments. It’s been like having a country aunt to stay, who proves the perfect guest and charms your most difficult neighbours.

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