Check me out, two outfit posts in one week… Well, one and a half really as I feel like the one I posted on Monday was cheating a little. I certainly owe you more than a grainy iPhone pic. So here I am again, posting my mug on the internet twice in one week. I have a good reason this time though: this is the third and last instalment of my Autumnal Colours series (see my day and evening looks), this time in association with Bally. Their ready-to-wear easy grown-up aesthetic definitely got my attention and I bookmarked more than a dozen silhouettes from their SS15 presentation – the proof is on my pinterest, people. The thing with Bally is, it needs to be more than just an online experience: this is something all your senses should be involved in. There is that inimitable leather smell, the touch of the softest cashmere, the sound of a well-formed heel on marble floors and of course, you will need to take in the stunning surroundings of their brand new flagship store on New Bond Street…
Let me tell you a little more about the store because there is an interesting historical link between Bally and world famous architects – in the past they worked with Robert Mallet-Stevens, Andrée Putman, Le Corbusier and Karl Moser – so it seemed logical to call on David Chipperfield Architects to make their new space come to life. It is bound to become a favourite shopping haunt when it opens on October 22nd!
In the lead up to the Mayfair store opening, the good people at Bally have done what any new neighbour would do and they went and introduced themselves to their neighbours. The thing is, when you are in Mayfair, your neighbours are just a little bit more special than anywhere else (did I mention it is one of my favourite areas of London?). Most of Bally’s neighours have been in the area for a while and so they’ve were asked about craft, timeless design and what makes modern Mayfair so special. I wish they’d asked me as well, I could think of a few reasons… The initiative is called #BallyMayfairWelcome and started this week. It will go on until the opening of the store on October 22nd, so make sure you follow the hashtag on twitter, have a look at Bally’s Facebook page and also of course at their blog where they are sharing daily videos of their illustrious neighbours.
I am wearing: Bally Wool Pinstripe Jacket, Corner Small Bag and Besna Shoes, Enzo Costa tee-shirt, asos jeans and h&m necklace
This is a collaboration with Bally.
Visit the new Bally Flagship from October 22nd
Bally, 45-46 New Bond Street – London, W1S 2SF