Imma say it out loud - I adore Karen Millen. The pieces aren't cheap but dammit, I think they're worth it. For me, it's the cut and the tailoring of the garments that ensure their place in my capsule wardrobe.
And when I saw their new SS14 collection, I did clap my hands a little and make a little space in my walk-in closet (actually it's just a normal wardrobe but if I was very small I could possibly walk through it so I like to refer to it in fancy terms).
This collection has lots of stylish building blocks and luxurious, easy separates - think white cotton shirts, patch worked denim, leather jackets, wrap skirts and slouchy jumpers. I always think dresses when I think Karen Millen, and this season's frocks combine mesh, laser punched textures, sheer and opaque fabrics.
From denim to whites, and from suits to cutes, we've selected some of our favourite pieces.
Punched Leather Waistcoat €350, Sleeveless Stripe Panel Shirt €140, Patched Denim Jean €130, Limited Edition Laser Cut Shoe Boot €225 |Striped Leather Jacket €699, Lace Tee €130, Washed Indigo Denim Skirt €130, Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225 | Washed Indigo Denim Shirt €120, Sunset Boulevard Jean €120, Patent Bright Belt €55, Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225
Mixed Neon Tweed Skirt €150, Chunky Graphic Pattern Jumper €130, Neon Flat Sandal €85 |Cutwork Jacket €350, Cutwork Pencil Skirt €199, Mesh Applique Top €175 & Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225 | Bomber Jacket €210, Tribal Artwork Cutwork Shirt €140, Cutwork Pencil Skirt €199 & Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225
Signature Leather Biker Jacket €599, Fashion Colour Skirt €130, Dip Dye Shirt €140, Limited Edition Laser Cut Shoe Boot €225 |Texture Cotton Jacket €210, Texture Cotton Skirt €130, Colourblock Chiffon Panel Jumper €115, Limited Edition Laser Cut Boot €22 | Jacquard Waistcoat €225, Jacquard Trouser €180, Pretty Blouse €175, Leather, Mesh Court Shoe €190 | Sheer Modern Tailoring Jacket €275, Sheer Modern Tailoring Trouser €150, Lace Applique Beautiful Camisole €175, Mid Heel Cuff Sandal €190
Sweatshirt Knit €95, Punched Leather Skirt €450, Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225|Modern Lace Trouser €199, Cutwork Top €199, Mid Heel Cuff Sandal €190 |Cutwork Dress €299 & Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225
Statement Print Silk Dress €275, Mid Heel Cuff Sandal €190, Push Lock Satchel €210 |Mixed Neon Tweed Dress €225, Neon Flat Sandal €130, Perforated Large Clutch €130 | Angora Front Jumper €130, Neon Flower Lace Skirt €150, Neon Flat Sandal €85
Mesh Applique Top €175, Lace Side Stripe Wide Leg Trouser €180, Leather and Mesh Court Shoe €190 | Neon Flower Lace Dress €275, Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225 |Modern Parka Coat €350, Pintuck Technique Dress €225, Limited Edition Leather Peep Toe Boot €225
Do any of these pieces catch your eye? Are you a fan of the slouchy suit or do you think it'll be all-white on the night? And will someone buy me those peep toe boots?