(Image credit- Steven Meisel at Italian Vogue)
Recently my friend Sophie threw a party, and another friend Christiana and I decided it would be an excellent idea to stuff a fluffy towel up her dress and pretend she was pregnant all night, whilst behaving very badly. She looked fabulous! Essentially, there are few things chicer than a beautifully dressed pregnant woman, fake or otherwise (fake is bound to provide a neater bump). Something Meisel demonstrates here with aplomb.
Although I sometimes go through phases whereby I wear things that vaguely show my figure, I mostly love clothes that look like they don't fit, but are actually skillfully sculpted and draped. Danish designers Best Behaviour are the best example of this that I have found for a long time (I HATE the hats and shoes but they are easy to ignore amidst such excellent layering).
It started with two pairs of woolly children's Marks and Spencer schooltights and ended with a visit to the Rebecca Turbow website. I am finally ready to stop wearing black everyday, and embrace something that, though not necessarily more cheerful, is definitely a step towards a brighter disposition.