Despite wardrobes stuffed full of clothes – due to a bit of a shopping habit and the belief that, in fashion, what goes around comes around – I am always open to offerings from new designers. So when Jose told me about his friend’s Spanish-based label, Lavand, I was eager to check them out. Any excuse to find something original that you aren’t going to see walking down every high street in the UK! With Jose’s impeccable style credentials I know his judgement is trustworthy (today he is sporting his ‘summer man-about-town look’ - jeans rolled up to ankle-graze, paired with espadrilles, a stripy cardie and aviator shades – ‘every pavement is a catwalk’!!)
Lavand’s summer collection, with its vibrant abstract and floral prints on chiffon and cotton/silk mix garments (so much easier to care for), encapsulates holiday feelings for me. I am very taken with this printed maxi dress and have a feeling that with a bit of help from Jose for some ‘mates rates’ it will soon be in my wardrobe...I am sure there is room for it in there somewhere!