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12.03.2020 | Alluringly Modest Dressing....Tuesday's musings...
I love the word ALLURING… don’t we all want to be described as being “alluring”…? For me, there’s something inherently feminine yet so powerful in the most subtle way… it can be sensual which is so much more beautiful than being sexy… it’s intriguing… its captivating… it can be quite hypnotic even…
I will never forget the first time I visited Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to do a trunk show…. and I found myself completely transfixed by the allure of the Saudi women and how they wrapped, adjusted and re wrapped their hijabs… it was like a beautiful dance (albeit a very covered one)… and it struck me then, more than ever before, the power of being covered can be way more alluring than the power of revealing too much flesh…
People talk about the trend of Modest Dressing… but for me it’s much more than a trend or something that’s done for cultural reasons… it’s a lifestyle choice… and many of us have adopted this way of being... We enjoy the fact that we don’t have to be obvious to be noticed… we may be in great shape but it doesn’t mean we need to be in super revealing… slashed to the waist, up to the hip or both… in fact there is nothing remotely alluring or intriguing about that…. When I am designing I often think that it is enough to focus on one element of sensuality… the shoulder, the back, the silhouette of the hip, the ankle… how much more intriguing and alluring is that?
Well the sun is shining and it feels like summer could well be on it’s way… I am looking forward to hopping on my bike this evening to breathe it all in… before road testing some more chocoholic ideas for Saturday’s newsletter
I hope you are all well and safe
P.S. Thank you to everyone who has emailed me… I will respond (I promise)… Amanda Wakeley starts to celebrate 30 years later this year and I would love to see and hear your #wearingwakeley moments and nostalgia… I can feel a book coming on and would love to include you… [email protected] x