“Blink” Retail: Pucci’s Fancy Pants

If you want to nail several trends all with one pair of strides, then look no further than these rather fancy pants from Pucci, spotted in their Sloane Street store window. Pajama inspired? Tick. Romantically sheer? Tick. Softly ethnic/ global feeling? Tick. The list goes on.

I can’t say that being that trend versatile is necessarily a good thing as far as these particular trousers are concerned. I personally think they put the ‘loon’ right back into ‘loon pants’…

Pucci, SS'12

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Blink Details: Bringing Sexy Back

Its an exciting new focal point that we have noted over the past month or so, and our trip to Paris managed to seal the deal. The back is the new front, ladies and gentlemen. Its official. From the nape of your neck down to the top of your tushy. Whether a peak, a flash, a slash or the full reveal, its all about the back, baby. Its a really exciting addition to some otherwise simplistic silhouettes on many occasions. You see the front view and think “Well, that’s a perfectly nice, but rather plain, Tshirt/ shift dress/ blouse etc” and then you see the rear view and your heart speeds up and your pupils dilate. Its sexy, but in a whole new way. Its subtle, chic and really quite sophisticated.

So, we encourage you to put your back into it, back us up, don’t be backwards in being forwards. Sorry… ahem, we got a little carried away then. Just do it. Its sexy and you’ll look hot. What more is there to say?

YSL, Paris

YSL, Paris

Pucci

YSL, Paris

vintage at Porte de Vanves, Paris

vintage at Porte de Vanves, Paris

Azzaro at Colette, Paris

Kenzo

Merci, Paris

Merci, Paris

Friday Fun- Retro Sexy

We’ve decided to add a new feature. A spot we can add things that are less serious (not that our posts are that intellectual!) and perhaps a bit more random. Hopefully there’s still an element of inspiration in there for you.

The inaugural post is dedicated to a car boot sale discovery. Just before our short Summer break we came across a stash of fantastic late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s ‘romantic’ novels. These are books that I used to see my Mum reading when I was a kid. They were passed around from Mum to Mum with a knowing nod and a twinkle in the eye. Now I’m old enough to read them myself I understand the sneaky winks that went along with trading these paperbacks. My goodness they were steamy! Along with Shirley Conran’s ‘Lace’ and Jackie Collins‘ ‘The Bitch’, we found ‘The Love Machine’ by Jacqueline Susann who also wrote ‘Valley of the Dolls’. I fell in love with the cover as much as the contents so wanted to share it’s retro sexy look with you too…

When looking into Jacqueline Susann for this post, we came across this amazing YouTube clip of Judy Garland being interviewed and wardrobe fitted for Susann’s most famous book and then hit movie, ‘Valley of the Dolls’. There are some really fantastic looks. Hope you like it.

Happy Friday, Lucy

The wonderful early 70's look of 'The Love Machine'

The author, Jacqueline Susann looking perfect in Pucci 'lounge pyjamas'