A Different Kind Of Lace

Last year, my best friend Claudia asked me to borrow some of my clothes. She wanted formal, conservative, oh and her final stipulation? No lace.

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She knows me too well. I have a lot of lace in my wardrobe. Crochet lace, tatting, needle lace or broderie anglaise- I love it all. I’m a sucker for the fine, delicate fabric. Is there anything more feminine or angelic then lace?

Lately though, I’ve been gravitating towards a different kind of lace. Heavy and thick with an almost geometrical feel.

For a little over a year, I’ve been a little obsessed with the U.K. label Self Portrait. His clothes give a nod to this type of lace, and I love the way he puts black underneath the richer colours he uses. The only downside to having a growing attachment to such a label is that living in Australia, it’s a little unattainable. You see, I’m one of those people that likes to try before I buy, and I consider online shopping close to useless.

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Dress, French Connection, Boots, Forever New, Bag, Olga Berg, Earrings, Amber Sceats, Forever New, Ear Cuff, Topshop, Bangles, Forever New, Kate Spade, Rings, Amber Sceats, Spinning Jewellery

Can you imagine my delight, when I walked past the French Connection window at my local shopping centre and saw this dress? It’s not exactly Self Portrait, but it has all the elements that I love about his clothes.

I decided to go for a slightly more grungy feel for this outfit (if you can even call it that). At this point in time, it’s my favourite thing hanging in my wardrobe.

Heidi xx

Hair credit: Adeline Harvey

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