THE INTERNATIONAL POLO NECK

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


As you may've guessed by now, I'm a sucker for a seventies silhouette. So I simply couldn't resist when this sick-yellow polo neck sweater called my name in Cos - you might say it was the cute shop assistant that sealed the deal, although I'd like to think it's the hardy wool texture and the slightly A-line shape. And of course that colour, which reminds me of a Chanel tunic I window shopped many a time in the South Kensington boutique.

Its natural partner seemed to be my trusty J Brand Love Story jeans - as soon as they clapped eyes on each other in my (coincidentally) seventies-style wardrobe (loving rental furniture - when did poo-brown melamine ever seem like a good idea), I couldn't keep them apart.

Here are two photos of this bad boy in action. The first is from LFW, shot by Wayne Tippets and the second from when I was in NY, taken by The Photo Diarist.

If you're wondering who the utterly beautiful and excruciatingly stylish girl on the right in the first picture is, well, you clearly haven't been doing your street style homework. That, my friends, is Lucy Williams, fashion assistant at InStyle (and former colleague of mine) and possibly the most photographed girl at London Fashion Week. And it's easy to see why - she harnesses the cool factor in the simplest of items, be it an oversized jumper, diaphanous maxi skirt or killer lace-up boots. She's also a total sweetheart. Not fair. I leave you with a fitting homage, photos from Stylist Muse's I Love Lucy post. Enjoy!



20 comments:

  1. All of these outfits are so great!

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  2. I love every single one! And it's insane how well the 70's Ali McGraw look suits you!!

    Hope you're having a fabulous FW whirlwind!

    P.S. I noticed you're in the background of half of my LFW pics, but I only remember seeing you in person once! Will put my glasses on next time.

    Briony xx

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  3. You have such a great blog!! And the best hair!

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  4. I don't think i can pull off the polo neck at all! haha

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  5. First, I can't believe you actually met the Photodiarist! And that was before our non-dinner @ Tom's Balcony (or whatever it's called: Tom's Terrace?)

    Both shots of you are fabulous, and that's the 2nd time in 24 hours I've heard about Cos (my friend Hedvig was raving about them yesterday: she wore a pair of high wasted kind of silky SEVENTIES tan trousers - real bell bottom shape).

    Probably because I was in shows so much -or the press room - I didn't spend time outside @ Somerset House - not nearly enough -so I never met Lucy Williams. She IS absolutely lovely, Natalie, but everything you said about her, I'd say the same about you. And it IS fair: I don't see how someone can be truly beautiful if they're not also really nice, generous spirited, non competitive.. a girl's girl. Which you are!

    Enjoy Paris, Sunshine. See you when you're back. xo

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  6. You have the BEST style!

    prettymurky.blogspot.com

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  7. You are both annoyingly beautiful and stylish! Grrrr! ;) xxxxxxx

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  8. I miss you babe. Come home xxx

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  9. love the colors and comfy sweaters
    come follow xox

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  10. lusting the adorable sweaters!! and great shoes in the last photo :)

    www.lovelywanderlust.com

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  11. the canary yellow looks fantastic on you!

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  12. I love your blog! ;)


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  13. great stuff. . Love those turtle necks!

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  14. love these pics thanks for sharing xx

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  15. you've got a great blog!
    + i'm also liking that yellow turtle neck; definately stand out wearing something like that :)

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  16. beautiful pics! I´ve got a few of them in my inpiration folder!

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  17. I love your blog, but please blog more!

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