A couple of weekends ago I popped by the Style Council sale with my epic new flat mate Arnaldo (more on him later). Style Council is a fashion hire store that many stylists rely on to keep their stories furnished with the best in props, clothing and accessories. They’ve got such great stuff, you find yourself wanting buy rather than hire. Their first ever sale was a collection of individually selected pieces from different international labels, from accessible mass market brands like H&M to high street Topshop and more high end labels.
I could have lost my mind, especially when I encountered a) possibly the best leather jacket I’ve ever seen and b) a limited edition Adidas letterman jacket bedazzled with bling, but it was love at first sight with this Burfitt smock.
It’s essentially a delightful black silk shift, but without the conventional restriction of pleats and the like. It drapes like a beauty, moves when you walk, is hella short and has the phrase ‘La petite robe de l’artiste’ embossed onto the chest. The little artist’s dress. The phrase, the paint splatters, the Mondrian palette and the fact that it was the only one made it an obvious choice for me. I’m currently struggling to not wear it every weekend with static-speckled tights, my new rock ‘n roll boots and my ancient velvet coat.