You know, I’m pretty sure Mary Portas is God. No mere mortal can manage the feat of looking full-on fierce, aiding helpless retailers to salvage their staid stores, while also managing to be impossibly charming, refreshingly irreverent, and acerbically witty. Oh, and she has a killer bob.
So, it was in the hopes of possibly catching a glimpse of the woman (or is she more deity?) herself that I went along to Yellowdoor‘s (Portas’ London-based PR agency) Autumn Winter 10 press day. As my better judgement had foretold, she was nowhere to be seen. Still, I did manage to drown my disappointment in free champagne cocktails and feasting the eyes upon new season desirables. Case in point – Fullcircle‘s MOT reversible shirts in blue and red.
|Mot Reversible Check and Chambray Shirt in Blue Mix – £105
|And this is the shirt in red – for those of you that may be colour-blind.
Granted plaid shirts are a fairly knackered option for another season, but the addition of reversibility and a leather-style (it’s polyurethane, and for the price-tag they could’ve gone the whole hog) collar and cuffs just adds enough interest to prevent this future staple being a decent but terminally boring shirt. Oh, and it’s reversible, so, like a mullet, it’s all business in the front (chambray) and party in the back (plaid). But nowhere near as fugly, obv.