Lorraine's Blog: Orange

It’s the way you wear it



(Jacket by Topshop, shirt by Joseph, skirt by Miu Miu, shoes by Tommy Hilfiger)


Look at this Topshop jacket. It’s just £75 and has received six compliments today. This is the third day of my ‘find the perfect jacket’ challenge and this one is winning by miles.

The detail on this jacket, at this price point, is amazing. 'Toppers' as we call them at ELLE have managed to produce a classic piece which we can all buy into.


I can’t usually wear orange (it’s a blonde thing), but there’s no avoiding it right now so I overcame my reticence and grabbed this from the rails. It has an Isabel Marant vibe I think, but is smart enough for a board meeting.

A sunny day in Soho is the perfect place for a colour adventure, don’t you agree? Obviously, I’d never be brave enough to try any other colours than black or white with it, but this is the first step down the road of getting out of my navy/black style rut. Let me know what you think.

Other oranges we like were seen at Michael Kors, Burberry and Marc by Marc Jacobs, and on the high street at H&M, River Island and French Connection.

(Babygrow by DVF for Gap)

My 10-month-old baby, Mabel, almost took her first steps this morning and I think it’s because she heard about today’s launch of Diane von Furstenberg’s collaboration with GapKids and babyGap. ‘Let me go. For God’s sake, don’t let her choose’ is what she was thinking, I’m sure. I popped into the Regent Street store anyway and grabbed this punky bodysuit. Until she can talk, the little lady wears what I say.

I'd buy anything from this collection now, even if you aren't contemplating children for a few years – then you'll have vintage babygrows! That is proper forward planning.

(Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood)

Wow! Nicholas Kirkwood has done it again. We love these but I personally would be frightened of wearing them – who knows where you'd end up after a night out in a pair as fab as this.


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