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Makepiece: To The Lighthouse in British Couture Inspired By My Fair Lady

October 10, 2013 in General
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Jo at St Catherine's Lighthouse, just before sunset in a Makepiece fishtail skirt and bodice.

Jo at St Catherine’s Lighthouse, just before sunset in a Makepiece fishtail skirt and bodice. Picture Alison Jane Reid/Jo Monck.

Fashion is most decidedly art when it becomes a play on light and dark; on the sensuous possibilities of British Wool – as in this ravishing, form-fitting, fishtail skirt , constructed in Yorkshire wool by British, sustainable fashion house, Makepiece, who are based in Todmorden. The exaggerated silhouette hugs the body to dazzling, head-turning effect. This is a shape that flatters all figures, and it is a masterpiece from field to hanger.  I can’t help thinking that the designer, Nicola Sherlock, must have been musing on Cecil Beaton’s deliciously theatrical costumes for Audrey Hepburn for the rather wonderful film version of My Fair Lady, starring Rex Harrison.

The skirt and matching fitted vest are available to order with a special offer for Ethical Hedonist readers – Please quote EH4ewe for an exclusive 5%  discount off the Makepiece winter collection.

Jo wears a form-fitting, full length black and white, intricately constructed fishtail skirt, £449.00 and matching top, £249.00; both by Makepiece. www.makepiece.co.uk Please quote Ethical Hedonist at the checkout when ordering for an exclusive 5% discount across the range – EH4EW. You can also order by telephone – 01706 815888

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Alison Jane Reid

Alison Jane Reid - Journalist, Editor & Emerald Princess of Slow, Sustainable Luxury Living - 18 year track record interviewing real icons for: The Times, The Lady, You, The Mirror and Country Life. Now leading her alluring fairtrade, emerald revolution - Don’t Miss Out - Have you joined The Ethical Hedonist set?



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