The room was set up in “rooms” with retro Orla Kiely print wallpaper and divided into a living room complete with telephone table and tv and bedroom with a wardrobe full of Orla Kiely dresses (Oh I wish it was mine) and dressing table.
The models moved around between the rooms in a variety of cute peter pan collared dresses, sharp retro suits and 60s style coats. I was particularly fond of the black shift dress and orange coat in these pictures.
They were also wearing the most amazing platform killer heels with ankle socks. A look I’m not sure I can pull off myself, but looks stunning on tall skinny models!
I also liked the make up a great deal, very fresh faced with a peachy blusher and a soft sheen. In fact, I’m hard pressed to think of anything I DIDN’T like about the collection. Probably my least favourite item was a plastic rain coat with the famous leaf print on it.
I was filled with the urge to take the entire collection, and most of the furniture, home with me. But, quite apart from the fact that it wouldn’t fit me, I believe this kind of behaviour is frowned upon.
I also discovered that models do smile. Or at least these ones did if you grinned inanely at them for long enough. I may try it out on other models who have instructions to remain straight faced and stare wistfully into the distance. At least until I get escorted from the premises…..