London fashion

It’s London Fashion Week now, and while I enjoy flicking through some of the pictures, I am surprising myself with my disdain for hub-bub and style dictation. Funny too, how the most revered of the stars, fashion industry insiders, bloggers, and models say balls to trends anyway, and just wear what they want. Dress how you want to dress, y’know. I remembered this quote from Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox, one of my top books of 2011. It sums my general vibe up well:

“The most truly eccentric dresser in this country is the Queen, who pays no attention whatsoever to fashion, mainstream or otherwise, continuing to wear the same highly idiosyncratic style of clothing (a kind of modified 1950s-retro look, if you had to define it in fashion-speak, but very much her own personal taste) with no regard for anyone else’s opinion. Because she is the Queen, people call her style ‘classic’ and ‘timeless’ rather than eccentric or weird, politely overlooking the fact that absolutely no-one else dresses in this peculiar way. Never mind the herds of street-sheep and their haute-couture imitators: the Queen is the best example of English sartorial eccentricity.”

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

A woman not afraid of primary colours, nor a hat!

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