Actually this weeks pick is a shocker - in the sense that I'm not a fan of Karen Millen. To overstated for my liking. It has always been a poor woman's homage to Gucci of the Tom Ford era without any of the panache. You do get the occasional numbers of note, but my main beef is with the silly buttons with 'Karen Millen' emblazoned on them. Why? Why is this necessary. It is the same matter with River Island who year after year produced great linen trousers for the summer. A great suitcase staple. Until last summer - someone in their design dept decided to 'brand' said lines with River Island on the back of them. All my Notting Hill ladies who'd relied on these reasonable priced 'secret' numbers were advised they'd be supplied no more. Who would want to display their finds in such a way!
On balance I steer away from Karen Millen, however this season a lovely cardigan in three bright colours caught my eye and I had to say I was smitten. It falls into my 'I must grow up and look like Tamar Mellon' bracket. Okay I don't really want to look like Tamara Mellon but a bit of sophistication and pseudo LA glamour wouldn't go amiss. This cardigan can deliver an upgrade in the sophistication department under a £100, despite the buttons.