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IS IT A MAN?

The Sunday Times Style Magazine hit the, emasculate your man jack-pot this last weekend. Were they having a laugh I wondered? But then I had a flash back to the 70s, and yes we have been here before. Trawling through my collection of Vogues from that decade I found plenty of examples to share.

Starting with Style’s idea of touchy feely man in 2012. Just don’t let that baby look down.

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Vogue; late 70s

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Really?

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Ring pull zips for easy access!

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Why put it on the floor when you can wear it?

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Which one if you really had to choose?

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Fabulous.

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Great shot. Almost makes the frills desirable.

Happy to report that having asked men of various ages, from 24 upwards, if they would try this look (without being drugged first) not one took me up on the offer, although they thought the baby was cute!

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My new London r…

My new London r….

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My new London restaurant fav. is the Delaunay, brother or maybe sister to the Wolseley. 

So many openings are expensive disappointments, but not this one. 

I even loved the tree shaped bread; for me this attention to detail sets the perfect scene. 
Just add a cocktail from the bar, and wear an on-trend, drop waisted flapper dress, or if more appropriate, the male equivalent.
 
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So should it be the tiny Roger Vivier bag, a snip at £970, or the Balenciaga straw just £695?The cheap as chips Stella, meat-friendly, man-made shoe at £455, or the very reasonable Burberry pair at £950? Recession? What recession?

Must be the one that has brought out a rash of High Street dressing accessorised with bargain diamonds, (such a good investment opportunity) and rob a bank designer cool footwear plus deliberately clashing handbag. Yes, this summer the must have of every fashion editor is a little bit of Top Shop (preferably Mary Katrantzou) with a soupcon of vintage, a splash of ebay and an absolutely rude not to buy, but insanely priced, high end accessory.

Well let’s face it, the banks are not offering much interest on savings, and eating or paying the bills is so last season. Clearly the sensible move is to spend, spend, spend. 

The least a girl can do in these difficult times is to adopt a suffering fashion designer, work long hours still earning last years pay, and then blow the lot on just a single luxury item. To avoid the distain of sales staff remember to make this worshipful pilgrimage, dressed head to toe in a kaleidoscope of unmatched fabric. Flowers and stripes for a feel good factor………….in silk……………obviously.

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   Balenciaga £695 as shown in the Style section of the Sunday Times.

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So should it be the tiny Roger Vivier bag, a snip at £970, or the Balenciaga straw just £695?The cheap as chips Stella, meat-friendly, man-made shoe at £455, or the very reasonable Burberry pair at £950? Recession? What recession?

Must be the one that has brought out a rash of High Street dressing accessorised with bargain diamonds, (such a good investment opportunity) and rob a bank designer cool footwear plus deliberately clashing handbag. Yes, this summer the must have of every fashion editor is a little bit of Top Shop (preferably Mary Katrantzou) with a soupcon of vintage, a splash of ebay and an absolutely rude not to buy, but insanely priced, high end accessory.

Well let’s face it, the banks are not offering much interest on savings, and eating or paying the bills is so last season. Clearly the sensible move is to spend, spend, spend. 

The least a girl can do in these difficult times is to adopt a suffering fashion designer, work long hours still earning last years pay, and then blow the lot on just a single luxury item. To avoid the distain of sales staff remember to make this worshipful pilgrimage, dressed head to toe in a kaleidoscope of unmatched fabric. Flowers and stripes for a feel good factor………….in silk……………obviously.

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   Balenciaga £695 as shown in the Style section of the Sunday Times.

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