Packing for London always involves something created by my favorite fashion designer of all times, Azzedine Alaia. The Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, was extremely successful in the 1980s. His body-con designs defined the aesthetic of Paris at the time. I started buying Alaia clothes when I was studying in UK, ages ago. My fashionable buys proved to be an investment, after all.
I just saw at the Joseph store in South Kensington an Alaia body costs today 900 pounds and back then it was 150 or was it 195?! It was a lot of money even then but not what it is today.
Remember, I told you that the famous French designer was in Athens for an event at Megaron Mousikis? Azzedine Alaia: “Crisis and Creativity” a discussion with Demosthenes Davvetas. The lecture was followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Today, I realized what I should have asked him. Why have prices of designer items skyrocketed??
Anyway, I bought this black body and skirt from Browns back in the 1980s. You must agree… the outfit has passed the test of time … to say the least….
I never bought a waist belt and it seems like I never will… at these prices…the one I am wearing is a leather waist belt from last year’s H&M Conscious collection.
The leather red black ivory moto jacket is from Acne Studios.
Catching up with friends in this grant city is my idea of fun.
I am staying with Lara in Holland Park at her stylish home. I will show you a few images in this outfit post but I will do a separate article like I did for her summer house in Tzia… you can seen here
Turtleneck body Azzedine Alaia on sale at Browns Fashion
Calzedonia Italy microfiber 30 den black tights
Handbag Celine, similar 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli trapeze bag works for me too
I wore this outfit for a night out in London at Bar Boulud, in Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Even though Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants all over the world this is the first time I tried it. I went for dinner with Vicky Archer, the inspiring Australian writer and blogger of French Essence and tech wizard Chloe Watts who started her own company and blog chloedigital.com .
Do you have something you wear over and over again, season after season??
Have a lovely Day!!!