Well this is a lovely little frock now, isn’t it?
It’s not quite the kind of thing I’ve come to expect from Karen Millen, in all honesty. It’s not that I don’t like the Brand, it’s just not somewhere that comes to mind when I’m out shopping. I can’t seem to shake off the noughties image I have in my head of rather formal, conservative, structured dresses with lots of stretch satin and colour blocking and origami pleats. Not that any of that was not attractive in it’s day – I wandered past the window plenty of times and liked what I saw. But it all seemed so ‘grown up’ and I just couldn’t picture myself wearing any of it.
I’m still yet to own anything by Karen Millen, though that may be an oversight on my part, because just when you think you know a label, they go and produce something like this! It’s one of those frocks you just can’t scroll past without stopping to take in that stunning, bright embroidery. That violet shade is just mesmerising, especially against that blush lace which almost gives the impression of , gasp, nudity! Not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Karen Millen, for sure! At £280 it’s not nearly as pricey as my usual Fantasy Friday frocks, but it’s still just a little too much for me to consider actually buying right now.
Still, I am always one to admit my mistakes, and Karen, I apologise. You aren’t the mumsy ‘grown up’ I thought you were! I stand corrected!
See you at the next sale!