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Kate Moss X Topshop: What I really thought





























Kate Moss x Topshop Dress

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ASOS Leather Jacket

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Zara Shoes

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Zara Bag 


Unless you've been trapped in a fashion coma, you'd know that the middle of last week was all about one woman: Kate Moss. After four years absence of designing for Topshop the woman came back with a more

sophisticated

and

grown up

collection. 


So what did I really think of Kate Moss x Topshop?


It's alright. It's pretty. Kind of cool, but just a bit... blah (for lack of a better word, just more of a sound...) really.


 It just wasn't my thing. Sure, the whole concept backing the collection was the idea that every piece  was something she would love to wear, inspired by her own wardrobe. But with the big reveal of the full collection online a few months back, I couldn't help but feel slightly disappointed with most of it. Has her style not evolved past suede mini shorts and fringed leather jackets? It's all beautifully made and the quality is great, but don't you think parts of the collection felt a little bit dated? All so Glasto circa 2008.


Ok so key phrase in above paragraph is that I was slightly disappointed with 

most

 of it. Yes,

most

. Because in reality, I couldn't help falling just a little bit in love with this white sun dress. For lack of a gorgeously feminine dress in my own wardrobe, I felt this filled a gap. Sometimes you just have to indulge in a little bit of pure girlishness. So I did. 


And we can't forget the shimmering black

lamé tux

. It was incredibly sexy, the perfect interplay of femininity and masculinity, like a modern, metallic twist on Yves Saint Laurent's

Le Smoking

of the late sixties. If my thighs were about 4 inches slimmer I'd have been

all

over it. And as much as I'm so bored with the whole fringing affair, the silver beaded fringe dress made my heart beat at least 20 times before you could even say the words 'Great Gatsby!'


For me, the issue was more with the fit. Sure, these pieces are going to look absolutely incredible on the worlds most iconic model (let's face it, it is Kate's job to make clothes look good...) but they're never going to make everyone look like a supermodel. Standing at the grandiose height of 5'3 with serious curves I could never pull off the pyjama pant trend without looking like one of those stilt-walking-clowns at carnivals, but without the stilts...


But if it makes you feel like a supermodel, then I guess that's all that matters.

Confidence


It's exactly what these celebrity collaborative collections promise. They promise you a spirit slice of your icon. 


Did I feel like Kate Moss in this dress? No. But I did feel good. So I guess that's all that matters. 




























15 comments

  1. I am glad you felt good in this dress because youuuuuu look good!! Love your take on the collection to :-)fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  2. Miss Emma Charlotte07/05/2014, 19:49

    I'm glad it wasn't just me who was a bit disappointed. With all the media hype I was so excited, but like you was surprised to see...pretty much no change from her last collection. A shame really as she really is a style icon to some.X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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  3. I felt the same about the collection. The dress looks lovely on you though.Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty BlogBlogLovin' : Katie Loves

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  4. Lizzy Hadfield07/05/2014, 21:05

    Completely agree with what you said here! I was tempted to buy a few things, but stopped myself as I knew I was just buying it because I thought I should - had it just been in Topshop without 'Kate Moss' attached to it, I wouldn't have picked it up! Loved reading this - needless to say you look as gorgeous as ever! www.shotfromthestreet.blogspot.com

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  5. Lorna mai ltd07/05/2014, 21:37

    I'm afraid I didn't take much notice of the collection for some reason but now I've read this article I will have to see for myself. I like the dress your wearing as I love the style and love white for Summer. Love the way you've teamed it with an edgy black leather jacket. Great little bag too!

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  6. Charlotte Lewis07/05/2014, 22:22

    Love the bag and jacket though :) know what you mean. Hate when you feel you should be buying something when you don't like it! Xxwww.lurchhoundloves.com

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  7. Rui Jun Luong07/05/2014, 22:40

    I LOVE THE DRESS. Gotta have it.http://www.fuckhighclass.blogspot.com

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  8. Lauren Maria07/05/2014, 23:22

    I hate that she gets away with a whole line 'inspired' by her wardrobe, so basically she's copied her favourites from other peoples designs? Anyone can do that. Love you clutch though btwLaurenlivinginaboxx

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  9. I felt the whole collection was over hyped and without her name on it, there would have been no craziness over it! But you look absolutely incredible in the images above - what lens do you use?Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  10. Aishling Browne08/05/2014, 13:23

    The dress looks great on you. I felt the same about the collection - it didn't live up to the hypewww.lestage2012.blogspot.com

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  11. Blonde Canvas08/05/2014, 13:30

    I agree. Her last collections were always so spot on but this one seems dated. You look gorgeous in this dress though xwww.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I completely agree! the dress looks gorgeous on you too! loving the monochrome styling!liv xlivbehindlenses.blogspot.com

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  13. Shannen Smith08/05/2014, 21:41

    I couldn't agree with you more.Stunning dress though, love how you've paired it with mules!http://generation-of-fashion.blogspot.com

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  14. sophie louise milner08/05/2014, 22:39

    its a canon 15-85 lens! xxx

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  15. Chelsey Megan09/05/2014, 11:12

    The dress is amazing!!! I definitely agree with you tho and i also think its very pricey!! Love Cheap Frillswww.ourcheapfrills.blogspot.co.uk

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