the Couchette Car Shirt in denim. (Click on images to see close-up details.)
and climbed aboard.
The Australian label's autumn catalogue takes the luxury of the Oriental Express down a bi-coloured track. Ruby Red and Navy Blue turn out in a variety of fabrics and textures, a restricted palette that nevertheless creates a myriad of coordinating wardrobe options.
Just what you need when travelling -- harmonious items you can pull out of your case to make a fresh and feminine outfit. I've read travel advice from frequent flyers who all seem to pack in Black and White. Here's how you can pack in Practical and Cheerful.
The catalogue features 4 scarves, all modelled as shawls: Royal Scotsman Scarf; Grand Tour Scarf; Autumn Coach Scarf; Autumn Traveller's Scarf. Don't these names almost make you feel as if you're on your way somewhere?
The shirtdress continues its tour de force, offered here in classic, go-anywhere pinstripe denim. A modesty tip for when purchasing this style: you may need to add extra buttons or domes at the top and bottom of the button placket. My solution has often been to permanently stitch the placket from the hem up to hip level.
I hear the whistle blowing.
That's me away,
For I'm to explore another station.
I wish you warm thoughts, bright colours, and closet innovation,
and from the Orient Express, my friend,
Happy Travelling in 2010.