Going the Extra Milo

Going the Extra Milo

If I had fashion tunnel-vision, I suspect this blog would have run its course yonks ago (it’s almost been FOUR years peeps…).  By that I mean, that if I was going to be a stubborn cow and being a stick-in-the-mud about certain genres of fashion, I really wouldn’t have a lot to ponder at all.  

Jasmine di Milo is one of those labels that whilst is on the outer-periphery of my brain, isn’t really something I’ve ever considered writing about.  I see it in shops, on Net-a-Porter but since the hoo-ha of the label’s launch and all of that predictably blown-up press about the AL Fayed connections, it’s just sort of quietly chugged and grinded along and seeing as it’s a label that has passed me by pretty much completely, happing upon it in person made it all the better.  I got to grips with it in person at a press day and so I started stroking my chin (quite literally…) and nodding my head, going “Hey this is ACTUALLY… rather… LOVELY!”

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It could be I’ve hit upon a particularly ramped-up season.  I’ll have to wait and see but this JdM S/S 10 collection “Say it With Your Mouth Shut” is all of those things that the season is expectedly serving up and a little bit more.  Actually, in the instances of some of the pieces, a lot, lot more.  So there are those pre-requisite pastels/dusky subdued colours but with some detailing that would probably have passed me by had I only just seen the lookbook… the hook and eye fastenings that are more decorative than functional…the zig zag embroidery in the one shouldered dresses…the faint figure outline print on the trousers…

There’s a a deft way with fabric selection and overall finish to all the pieces which explains the price bracket somewhat and whilst I’m probably the least likely JdM customer (if the celebrity clientale is anything to go by…) hopefully I’ll be struck by a similar head-nodding, chin-stroking action in the future…












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  1. Lucy Up

    2010-02-01 at 12:05 AM

    JdM have also considered the use of underwear as outerwear – brilliant collection

  2. VirginiaEddie

    2010-02-01 at 1:17 AM

    This photo spread says to me girl trapped in the attic making the best of her time. Everything she’s wearing not only fits perfectly, but screams of decades past. I’m not saying I’d want to be trapped in an attic, but if I were, I’d be happy to find that chest of clothes.

  3. KD

    2010-02-01 at 1:36 AM

    So Miu Miu has a naked-person-print contender. I dig it, especially the hooks and eyes.

  4. fashion westie

    2010-02-01 at 2:39 AM

    The tan dress and the bodice with the topstitch detailing. THAT’S a bit of me alright.
    Great wee collection.

  5. kurarin

    2010-02-01 at 2:42 AM

    the construction is stunning.

  6. selena

    2010-02-01 at 3:45 AM

    gosh the printing is SO wonderful. loves!

  7. Erica

    2010-02-01 at 4:07 AM

    love those first pieces. I just posted a link from your blog so feel free to check it out.

  8. theclosetboutique

    2010-02-01 at 7:58 AM

    wow, i dream about that dress…
    please visit

  9. The Starling

    2010-02-01 at 9:13 AM

    Although this is a great collection, it seems scarily trend driven to me, and lacks a certain personal touch…Yes it hits all the right notes wit hthe lingerie as outerwear, smokey prints, hand drawn prints and grecian drapery…but it lacks something and I can’t put my finger on quite what that something is!?

  10. susie_bubble

    2010-02-01 at 9:25 AM

    Starling: I know what you mean…I think that’s what I had previously thought about JdM’s collections that there’s nothing particularly WRONG with the clothes but nothing personal about them either…
    That said, the same can be said for a lot of right-on collections but I can’t really take away the fact that they’re beautifully made clothes…
    I guess I wanted to ponder the possibility of this stuff…

  11. vint Junky

    2010-02-01 at 9:34 AM

    Not so keen on the leg wear but that dress and the corset are just gorgeous. They look so tactile, i wish there was touch-o-vision!

  12. Laura

    2010-02-01 at 10:03 AM

    some beautiful clothes here.
    But not all of it speaks to me. It could be pushed alot more.

  13. Emma

    2010-02-02 at 7:31 PM

    these clothes are beautiful. love the dresses!

  14. SwanDiamondRose

    2010-02-03 at 2:51 PM

    ok i see what you mean about generally trendy but these are the types of pieces that usually don’t catch my eye. here, for some reason they do. perhaps the chalky photos, the curly blonde hair? but i love the cut of the bandeaus and the shimmery drapy top thing. i like!

  15. MizzJ

    2010-02-04 at 3:27 AM

    That corset is just lovely and I really enjoy all the little details that this line has. It has a very soft, intimate feel to it. It might not be super crazy but I like its subtle, satisfying feel.

  16. katherine

    2010-02-10 at 9:58 PM

    love it..so fashion for…so cute and at the same time so diferent…especially the corses..i love corses…

  17. sofie

    2010-06-08 at 2:32 PM

    love it..

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