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The Pho Coat Of Dreams

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I’m a big fan of all things A-Line (as you’ll see in my Style column this Sunday.) I love the 70s for that blousy, femme cut, but it’s 60s, with its mod A-Line shape – skirts, dresses, coats – that was done so brilliantly at Louis Vuitton for AW14, that I resort to so often. It’s a simple and a super flattering silhouette if you are short. I saw this coat on someone at LFW and assumed it was from some snazzy brand. When the girl in question took it off – let’s not forget that faux leather is HOT – I saw the label and had the happiest panic attack ever, all on my tod.

Claret – or oxblood, maroon, burgundy; it’s a shade with a peculiarly abundant nomenclature – is my favourite colour along with clamato and I’m thrilled to see it repped so hard on the high street right now. This soccer-like jersey from River Island is another example of the high street excelling itself.  It looks like it should be Wang. The best bit about all this – and the reason why I am laughing gleefully off right – is that I could overhear a mother’s conversation with her son, in a nearby flat, through the open window. She was pestering him about whether or not he was doing a poo. Excellent.

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I’m wearing a Zara faux leather coat, River Island knitted jumper, ancient Topshop jeans, Balenciaga heels and Sonia Rykiel velvet handbag

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