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Thursday 7 July 2016

Dressing Up with Mary Katrantzou, Linda Farrow and Feathers Boutique

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I like to think that most of us who inhabit the blogging world, writers and readers alike, all have something in common. We share a passion; style, and in this one way, we're all the same. Often, the other thing that goes hand in hand with this is shopping. To us, it's a beautiful mission, an EVENT. Window shopping, browsing, scouting for ideas or blowing your entire month's paycheque. Whatever it is, it's something we all appreciate in a similar way.  

The other week, Feathers, a little designer boutique just across from Harrods, invited me to explore their store. Essentially, I was invited to go and play dress up in all of their beautiful clothes. Did I accept this offer? OF COURSE. ARE YOU NEW HERE? 

The boutique is a heavenly selection of slightly more unusual designers, bold prints and brilliant colours. My initial thought was truly 'this is where the cool people buy their clothes'. As you can see from my rather snap-happy photographic results, every corner, surface and cabinet was covered in quirky but stylish accessories, shoes and clothes. The general style of the store is definitely bold, so I let that encourage me to step slightly out of my comfort zone. I think as adults, most of us have a tendency to try choose the clothes we find most 'practical'. By practical, I don't mean a nice wooly jumper - I mean:

 'How many of my clothes will it go with?'
 'How much use will I get out of it?' 
'Where can I wear it?'

That little voice in our head is just trying to be sensible. However, as I was just playing dress up for the day, I decided to completely strangle that practical voice and go wild.

I was helped by a very sweet lady named Alice, who gave me a tour of the shop and happily explained all about the various designers. After much deliberation, I finalised two outfits. The first, you'll see above. Having been a fan of her designs for many years, I was immediately drawn to the Mary Katrantzou rail and picked out this flowing, pleated top; a perfect example of her incredible, colourful prints. With it I paired some rose gold Linda Farrow Sunglasses and a wildly extravagant bag from Gedebe. 

For the second outfit (below) I stuck with the main body of my own outfit and added an unbelievable, embroidered, embellished, moss green jacket from Etro and a pretty little bag from Maison Marginal. Both of these outfits were definitely out of my usual zone of familiarity but I loved them both. It was such fun to experiment and dress up in a way that I might be too unsure to do. 

What do you think? Do you ever wish you could play dress up?

All of these pieces can be found at Feathers Boutique or on Farfetch.

Jacket: Etro c/o Feathers Boutique. Bag: Maison Marginal c/o Feathers Boutique - out of stock online, similar here. Top: H&M. 


  1. that ballerina skirt is amazing I love all of these

  2. I'm loving all the prints from this little boutique! I really like the second outfit the most!


  3. love the ballerina skirt- mostly the fact that it had actual ballerinas on it. also that green Etro jacket is amazing! so "alice in wonderland"- the most recent movie where she's wearing all this stuff from her travels to china. really cool :) -Reva


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