There was drama in the world of Mary Portas in this week's episode of the greatly tweeted about Queen of Frocks documentary. Employees not bothering to turn up for crucial training (how could he!) potential customers slamming the collection designs (was there any need really?) House of Fraser visual team using last year's props on the Mary department (shocking!) and the retail Queen herself being told she looked sixty years old (What?! I was suprised to hear she's fifty!) But at the end of the day, the shop is all about one thing - the clothes!
Mary Portas' aim was to create an easy-to-wear collection for the forty something fashionable woman - a woman who feels she wants to remain stylish and sophisticated as opposed to shopping in the "geriatric" section in department stores; lilac Lil anyone?! The collection is all about simple key pieces (the blazer, the tailored trouser, the LBD, the day dress and the shirt) and tailoring those to fit in with your every day lifestyle through clever accessorizing to suit your mood.
|Perfect Day Dress|
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