Yesterday Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy dress from How to Steal a Million sold at auction for £60,000. While we did not manage to get our hands on the black chantilly lace cocktail piece, we were inspired to recreate the demure glamour of our favourite leading lady.
This season has seen a huge return to the screen glamour of the 40’s and 50’s. Think Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Fred Astaire.
Luxurious fabrics like silk, satin and chiffon are seeing a popular resurgence. Trimmed with rich velvets and lace, desire for both quality and beauty is making its mark.
Looking back to a time when design was classically simple and elegant, pieces bought this season will continue to remain timeless, perhaps a necessity in these tighter economic times.
For all the lucky females out there this means there have been some gorgeous, feminine designs which have hailed the cries, why I have I not had this before? Like this pretty Julianne Samantha slip and this gorgeous Infatuation camisole by Elle Macpherson intimates
Men can enjoy a return to tailored, slim fitting styles and accessories. Tweed, tartan, velvet and leather; the more kitsch, the better.
Quality and style has transcended into the male market, with men’s luxury accessories being one of the fastest sellers in 2009. We love these leather gloves by Dents, Merino gift sets from Ralph Lauren and this slim fit V neck cardigan by John Smedley.
Robust, stylish and warming. Ideal for combating the cold this winter.