London Fashion Week - Hanging Out at Orla Kiely's House
I so love Orla Kiely's fashion line. Season after season the Irish print master and accessories queen combines her original signature prints with the most adorable, smart and feminine dresses, coats and knits that never, ever miss. I want to be that girl. I am that girl, I just need the clothes! Her eight hour long presentation (complete with champagne reception, thanks for that) was set up as a very Orla Kiely-esque retro living room and something like a bedroom, minus the bed.
The shoes were also great and they looked a bit familiar. I asked a very nice journalist I met if she knew whose they were and she said 'I think they may be Topshop.' Then it clicked, I had seen these or a very similar 70s leather platform also with an embroidered upper on the Topshop site - which are of course gone now. Orla Kiely did make a brief appearance while I was there but I didn't move quick enough to catch her (champagne).
I think Orla Kiely should sell instant living room kits. Her interiors remind me of my childhood home if I give my memories a major bit of a makeover.
I think this bow and flower print coat was my favourite piece from the collection.