Friday, 25 November 2011
Mary Portas: spring/summer 2012 collection
Now here's a Friday treat. For spring/summer 2012 Mary Portas has fine-tuned her fashion line. Whilst I liked the idea of the first range, there were a few random pieces - like the black jodphurs with grey suedette patches and an inexpensive-looking animal print sweater - that felt more Grazia than grown-up to me. Her second collection (apart from the, ahem, leatherette pencil skirt) feels much more cohesive. The Queen of Shops has consolidated her strong points and come up with a fine selection of - dare I say it, Diane von Furstenberg-inspired, printed dresses and some Portastic footwear.
Oh and a little bird told me there's a range of fancy pants - key trouser shapes in 10 different prints - coming soon.
What do you think of the new Mary Portas range? And has anyone bought anything from Mary & House of Fraser?