It's sleek, magnifique and chic AF, scarf print was all over the runways this autumn/winter. Look to vintage silk blouses paired with denim, all over midi or maxi dresses or the classic scarf and channel the actual queen, QWEEN.
Go heavy on the petals this fall/winter; florals are far from your grandmother's dressing gown. Decadent velvet, plush jacquard, slits a go go, you decide. Bonus points for your own trailer.
Whether you've the ass of a Kardash or the bare back of a pre-pubescent, Kate Moss, a snug fitting slip dress will have you hashtagging gains like there's no tomorrow. Slip dresses are your one way ticket a curvalicious figure. What are you waiting for? There's meadows to be frolicked in!
MIDI SKIRTS VS MEN – THERE’S NO COMPETITION Ah, midi skirts. The medium-sized woman’s holy grail. The waxen faced wench’s cheat to showing a bit of leg without blinding the masses with the most pallid of pins. A great way to show some ankle without having to shave the entire leg. An all-round winner. Wear with a bodysuit,…
Not so many half moons ago, I worked in a lovely department store. Much to my chagrin/amusement every Thursday without fail I was visited by a small woman with big demands. The diminutive regular with a spiky hairstyle to rival Sonic’s would come to the only department that stocked size 50, requesting a size 6 ‘set’. As if in…
Google ‘what is the whitest thing in the world’ and the first thing that comes up is an entry on Quora from a man named Raaj Bansal who studied at Times World School (is that the Internet equivalent of ‘School of Hard Knocks/The University of Life in one’s Tinder bio?). The whitest thing, according to Mr Bansal, is not…
The ubiquitous cardigan has long been associated with the nonagenarian set, along with Jameson whiskey parties (all day erryday), politically incorrect phrases like ‘coloured people’ and big girl’s panties where literally all areas are covered. No more. Along came Alessandro Michele for Gucci, resurrecting exiled pieces like the twin set, flamboyant embellishment and now, the sartorial item most…
WORLD WAR WENCH AND HER DECENT EXPOSURE Off-white cropped flares, a lacquered trench coat, pointy-toed pewter ankle boots, a SLIVER OF LEG…..it’s as if I had the equivalent of a sartorial lobotomy. You heard it here first; the part of my brain that collates a stylish outfit has been surgically removed resulting in a markedly less complex psychic life. But,…
The Perennial Winter Wardrobe Staples You Need in Your Life Winter wardrobe staples might appear to be diametrically opposed to everything I stand for as the Fashion Horn but hear me out, OK? Wardrobe Wars – Style Staple or Red Herring? Who was it that said dress for the job you want? I often find myself dressing on a…
Ecstasy of the Night is a fashion editorial about losing yourself to the moment, the music and the lure of the night. Shot by Andrew Rankin and styled by me.
Verging on middle age; not quite sea hag, not yet swan, Mary Cate (AKA me) is a self-professed kook with a love of man-repelling outfits, raging feminist outbursts and high brow cultural escapades. Has no access to the top shelf (5' 2"). Expect hair. Lots of hair.
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September 12, 2018
By Mary Cate Smith