Stealing Beauty At Jill Stuart

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The ever-surprising Jill Stuart rolled out a Spring line straight out of a Bergman film. And while we mean that as a compliment (think Smiles of a Summer Night!) we're not sure the Kardashians and Cavalleris present agreed...

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The collection fell into distinct aesthetic categories. First, there were floaty whites and creams ready for a garden-party.


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These motifs seemed to explictly invoke Victorian childhood.


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Then we had the "Miss Jean Brodie 2010" look: tailored and refined and overtly retro.


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At other times, Stuart gives us a sharp minimalism.


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Clearly not feeling it.


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I can see that knit suit killing on KK, but she begs to differ, apparently.


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DISCUSSION

#9 is wonderful.

But the minute someone over 40 wears it, it'd be considered "mumsy".

I guess I have to regress about 30 years so I can wear something currently age-appropriate without being the subject of surreptitious snark. Or: Only 20 year olds can wear this.