Imagine my surprise when M&S have announced that Amber Valletta (model and actress currently famous for starring in the US TV drama Revenge) is currently working with M&S on their Per Una range and fronting their campaign. This follows the recent Autograph campaigns with Rosie Hungtington-Whitely and Ryan Reynolds. Having a look at some of the key pieces, I was extremely impressed. They seemed to have gone back to elegant work wear pieces which could be suitable for a range of professional women. Younger ladies can wear it with some more "fashion forward" items whereas more mature ladies might not feel too intimidated and can avoid the issues of "mutton dressed as lamb" syndrome.
Here are some of my favourites:
Camel Coat (Great basic piece)
Gothic Paisley Dress
(Good work to evening dress with the added pop of
colour and a great graphic/laser cut style print)
Black Lace Jacket
(Apparently Amber's favourite...)
Grey Wool Coat
(Channeling the cocoon style trend)
Red Textured Dress
(Nice twist on a little black dress with the red texture)
Textured Chain Jacket
(My favourite piece so far as it has the right amount of opulence and versatility)
So I guess, watch this space. The jury is still out on this...