Monday 21 September 2009
Yasmin le Bon for Wallis
Wandering past Wallis on Oxford Street earlier this week I saw this bright, peridot green dress and had to stop. It's part of the Yasmin le Bon for Wallis collection and is stunning. I saw a picture of Yasmin wearing this recently and assumed it was a designer number.
She obviously looking stunning in it- but actually I think this colour is beautiful on many people- Chartruese is such an interesting colour, I don't know why it isn't used more- it works brilliantly with everyone's favourite black but also with purples and deep pinks- both colours that lots of people enjoy wearing.
The dress inspired me to wander in to Wallis- which I would have passed by otherwise- and I have to say the whole YLB collection is really very good- it's small but I think that means the pieces included have been really thought about. My favourites are 'the' dress and this quite Ossie Clarke shorter one.
I have always though Yasmin le Bon was a great dresser, she mixes vintage and modern and always looks like herself in clothes- you notice her before you notice the clothes although they are often beautiful and intricate styles. I also like the way she mixed things and especially her jewellery. I am not a big fan of celebrity ranges but I really wanted quite a few pieces of this one and I liked the mood of it- good pieces designed by someone who has been in the industry a very long time and probably doesn't need to be working but, it would seem, has put time and thought into the clothes with her name on them.
Now I just need somewhere I could wear the heavenly peridot dress. There are not enough black tie functions in my life!
All pictures from the Wallis website except the picture of Yasmin le Bon in the dress, courtesy of www.esposay.com here