Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My new Vanessa Bruno dress

PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHANIE SIAN SMITH

When I bought my Grenson brogues, I pictured wearing them with a chic black smock dress. I wanted a cool French sensibility. A look where girlie meets androgyny.

Enter this black silk Vanessa Bruno Athé dress. I fell in love with its simplicity of shape when I saw it hanging in Urban Outfitters. Bare of detail except for an almost-collar and strip of lace around the neckline, the elegance is all in its plain smock-cum-shift design.

But Parisian label Vanessa Bruno doesn't come cheap, even if it is the more affordable Athé line. Lucky for me then that this dress was in the sale, reduced from £190 to £80. Yay!

So, this is what I wore to work last week:
Vanessa Bruno Athé dress
Grenson brogues
Alex Monroe swallow earrings
Vintage bag
Michael Kors watch
Ring from Paris

For more workwear inspiration, check out the What ELLE Wears blog at ELLEuk.com.

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