Tough Love

Written By , on February 12, 2011

As its Valentines weekend I thought I’d write a bit about lovely things. The Burberry Prorsum SS11 show produced a long list of coveted items for me as they sashayed down the mirrored runway last September. The metallic shades, pops of neon and studded skins had everyone in a spin. Biker chic had firmly planted its feet here, British style. Balmain has been the leader in rock looks for many a season but after the hype of the Aviator show last season, Christopher Bailey turned his eye to the house trench to re invent, and produced “the nice girl turned tough.” Not quite as naughty as the French but naughty enough for the English.

Burberry SS11

source: photographer: Yannis Vlamos

Unlike Balmain’s rawness of ripped jeans and shorts, underneath at Burberry there were slips of silk ruffle dresses, really they were tiny, trimmed in leather, keeping the tone mildly more restrained. Of course there were exceptions, namely the silver foil skin tight trousers, but then there always are.

source: photographer: Monica Feudi /

Burberry SS11

source: photographer: Yannis Vlamos

In general I think valentines gifts are uncalled for, unless you have a point to make, usually a ridiculous one in my case, something along the lines of : you can/must only love me if you buy me the bankrupt-able biker jacket I oh so adore from Burberry… If the studded skin and metallic leather jackets are out of the price bracket, no matter how many post its, cut outs from magazines (of his favourite ladies in said jacket is bonus) you leave trailing around the house, you could always go for an investment pieces instead: Bags. As every girl know you can never have too many of them, or shoes. Fact.

If all of the above fails in securing the lusted after item, you could set his computer to show the Burberry RTW runway show as it happens in London next week, all with handy little reminders that you can buy the looks just after the show. You know, just in case he needed any help with presents for your upcoming birthday/anniversary or something …..

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