Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Mary - It's all about being Queen of the Clothes!

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.

Black Dress
 The classic LBD cut across the neck for a flattering finish for ladies who want sophisticated style. Accessorize with coloured or patterned tights, a chunky statement necklace or just with your very own attitude!
Classic Tux
 The blazer has become a staple piece in the last few years within fashion. Navy finish with black lapels cut to the mid torso - pocket details on the hips add accentuate womanly curves.
Perfect Day Dress
 This beautiful dress is perfect for the Autumn season. Team with a pair of boots and thick winter coat for lady like glam.
Tailored Shirt
 The classic shirt available in a variety of other colours takes inspiration from Mary herself. Team with anything from tailored trousers, jeans, pencil skirts or this season's midi; an investment purchase.
Flared Trouser
 Fiercely flared trousers are the perfect replacement for skinny jeans. Flattering on the behind (we all won't say no to that pro!) and leg lengthening when teamed with a pair of killer heels!
Statement Necklace
I am personally so pleased that Mary Portas has designed her own jewellery line as she is always seen sporting amazing necklaces and statement bangles that make her outfit complete. Accessorize your LBD or tailored shirt with a 'wow' necklace like this one!

Happy Shopping

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