Tag Archives: Kenneth Jay Lane

Retro Flourish

Retro style doesn’t have to be old-fashioned – sometimes a nod to a different era can propel a design into unexplored territory. See how contemporary designers reference ages through style.


celine earrings  lanvin skirt

Lanvin Embellished duchesse-satin maxi skirt £1,870


Evoke a bygone era with this voluminous satin maxi-skirt. Pair with dramatic yet directional earrings and a simple silk camisole for romance with an edge.
christopher kane
Christopher Kane Silk-chiffon blouse £495
Christopher Kane Chiffon-paneled satin skirt £995
The master of the sharpest design surprises with a sweet blouse and skirt combo that could complement even Katherine Hepburn with its patrician grace.


Miu Miu Reversible shearling coat £5,235
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-plated faux pearl ring £65
Luxuriate in the role of 1960s sex kitten with a decadent candy-coloured shearling coat – perfect matched with a figure-hugging jumper dress, minxish heels and a pearl ring.
Acne Studios Silk-blend organza mini dress £950
Directional structuring creates a stunning take on the A-line dress. Wear with dinky flats and the oversized Celine earrings from above for a truly hip update on Edie Sedgwick’s “Factory Girl” style.

crepe jacketacnejeans

Alexander McQueen Crepe jacket £2,075

Acne Studios Luisa I shiny grass green trousers £1600
Finds + Catherine Prevost 18-karat gold nugget ring
The crepe jacket has padded shoulders and fierce tailoring for a 1970s-by-way-of-1930s look. Combine with a neutral chiffon blouse, Acne’s vibrant flares and sharp mules for a daytime look worthy of Anita Pallenburg herself. The organic, mineral shape of the ring adds a hippy touch.
Asymmetric leather skirt £1,215

Ippolita Gelato 18-karat gold, topaz and diamond ring£3,200

A metallic vest crafted to look like chainmail, worn with a white vest, asymmetric leather and a delicate ring and necklace is an instant update on Sloaney 1980s glamour.
metallic dress
Alexander McQueen Metallic jacquard mini dress£3,165
Miu Miu Bow-embellished leather and patent-leather mules £515
All the anarchic, playful spice of the 1990s are conjured by this striking dress and the flirtatious shoes.
Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Saturday Style

There are some great new looks around at the moment and some irresistible sale bargains, especially at Mango. Remember, if you happen to buy any of the items below, mention that you saw them here!

Daisy paisley print shirt, £42, Topshop. The brand is feeling the 70s with this paisley print and so are we. Toughen it up with a collar chain and rock chick trousers.


Crescent and crystal collar tips, £7.50, Topman.


Skinny-fit motor jeans, £22.45, Mango.



Floral overlay dress, £55, Topshop. The luminous colours and Japanese feel of the print make a striking impression.


Knitted stripe swing dress, £42, Topshop. This has just the right slouchy feel to it.


Potential premium sandals, were £88, now £45, Topshop.



Ariel low-rise pants, £4, Topshop. Why not?


Bella pearl crop top, £50, Jovonna at Topshop. For twinset chic that’s a million miles from frumpy, look no further. The matching pieces have a 60s style cut combined to great effect with a bright jewel colour and modern details. Classy yet fun office wear.


Tori pearl skirt, £50, Jovonna at Topshop.


Premium Texture Ovoid Jacket, £75, Topshop. This textured blush-coloured jacket is wonderfully 60s inspired, like something Audrey Hepburn might have worn. Wear with oversize pearls, a simple roll neck and a leather skirt for a weekend look that can’t be outdone.


Quilted leather skirt, was £100, now £55, Topshop.


Ribbed polo neck top, £5.99, Markas and Spencer.


snake dress

Snakeskin printed cut-out bandeau dress by Rare, was £48 now £10, Topshop.


fawn skirt

Fawn print mini skirt by Oh My Love, £28, Tophsop. Who could resist this quirky and delightful design?


mango dress

Flowy printed dress, £14.99 (50% off), Mango. At this price, this is an essential sweet little daytime dress if you’re looking forward to spring.



Printed gown, £44.99 (50% off), Mango. The colours and pattern are reminiscent of the Giambattista Valli gown Lupita N’yongo wore to the Golden Globes recently.


leather jacket

Quilted leather jacket, £74.99 (50% off), Mango. Great price for real leather and this tough biker design transcends trends.


trench coat 2

Contrast-trim cotton trench coat, £34.99 (50% off), Mango. Double-breasted cotton with epaulettes, belted cuffs, buckle fastening belt and twin side zip pockets. I want it.


printed shirt

Printed satin blouse £16.99 (50% off) Mango. Cool little sweater.



Kenneth Jay Lane gold chain link necklace, £105 (50% off), net-a-porter.com. The American designer is the foremost purveyor of witty, high end costume jewellery. This necklace will instantly modernise any outfit.



Kenneth Jay Lane chandelier crystal spike drop earrings were £85, now £35, lanecrawford.com. Dangerously glamorous.71BGB_partypink hobbs-prior-ballerina

Natalia Ottoman ribbed pink dress, £44.50 (50% off), French Connection.


Prior Ballerina flats, £79, Hobbs. Suede pumps, made in Italy.


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,