However amongst the beautiful people and the bubbly were also some who confused fashion with style.
Now let me say straight away that I am certainly not the most attractive human being to ever walk the earth. I am uber-short, too rounded in some areas, and not rounded enough in others. My nose is too wide, my jaw too square and thanks to an often incomprehensible love of teaching, I lack the means to robe myself in the labels I covet. But I do my best. And most importantly, I don't kid myself.
Lycra mini-skirts might be in vogue, but I am acutely aware of the fact that thanks to short and relatively stubby legs if I chose to don one I would look less like Rachel Zoe and more like a slutty oompa loompa. Likewise, while I adore the embellishments being used by designers like Sass & Bide and Manning Cartell this season, I need to be selective with my use of it to ensure I don't end up looking like something one should hang on their Christmas tree this December.
That's why I love this little number:
|sass & bide|
Likewise, these gorgeous pieces from Thurley:
Either the shirt or the skirt could be worn to update a range of other items already sitting in your wardrobe.