Phoebe Philo not only changed the way we want to dress now, she changed our attitude and our poise as well. We wear our bags squashed under our arms or clasped to our bosoms, dresses over wide-legged pants, midnight blue with black, flowing long cuffs, coats thrown over our shoulders just so.
Layering rules, as do sneakers worn with the most beautiful, the most precious of dresses.
The shoes! Don´t get me started on the shoes! I want them all. Ballerinas with stacked heels, tassled loafers, white cone-heeled pumps, furry Birkenstocks, the lots.. Sometimes you might see a Celine shoe and think, How bloody awful, then find yourself two weeks later frantically, desperately trailing the racks at Zara just to find something similar because you NEED them. That´s Phoebe´s magic.
Phoebe also sparked a major interest in jewellery, though not the usual kind. I want arms stacked with bracelets, tiny knot finger rings, chunky earrings, and I live through a major love affair with baroque pearls, which led me to look at lots of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun paintings.