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Wrong ingredients, right outcome – Meadham Kirchoff for Topshop

Posted in fashion, and Style & Travel

This is actually called the Green monster shoe
This is actually called the Green monster shoe

Topshop, Meadham Kirchoff and Marilyn Manson is a threesome that, in my fashion world, can only spell disaster.

For one, I am way out of the demographic the UK chain Topshop caters to, by about 30 years. Their collaboration with Kate Moss has now and then made it palatable to my set but, by and large, shopping at Topshop is akin to entering Forever 21 here in the States: an experience in a parallel universe. 

Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchoff are two whimsical designers from that venerated mecca of design, Central St. Martin’s in London, whose runway shows can be best described as Alice in Wonderland, the entire Baroque period and a mad confectioner gone awry all rolled into one: visually stunning and entertaining but, once you examine the actual clothes, you would be hard pressed to covet anything.

Meadham Kirchoff
Best left to others

And the thought of Marilyn Manson (and my brief business association with him) still sends shivers down my spine.

Yet, when I saw that Meadham Kirchoff had created a line for Topshop (partly inspired by the likes of Manson) I couldn’t help but take a peek. Among the 56 pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories, there isn’t much that would suit my wardrobe but I have become fixated on this dress/ tunic, which I find absolutely charming – maybe worn over skinny jeans or thick tights and boots.

Meadham Kirchoff topshp
The knit dress I like $580

While the furry coat or the cartoon booties are not likely to find their way to my heart, I must admit a certain fondness for the quirkiest Mary Janes ever – not even Louboutin could have dreamt of these.

Meadham Kirchoff
Only in my dreams..still, I could have worn them 20 years ago $360

And I could happily live with the cherry shirt too.

Meadham Kirchoff
I have a thing for cherries – wouldn’t it be cute with jeans?

Now the good news is that Topshop does  ship to the US, and pretty much anywhere else (and also has stores in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas). The bad news is that Top Shop ships to the US. I can feel a case of itchy fingers coming on.

Meadham Kirchoff collection for Topshop went on sale on November 21. This post was not sponsored by either. Just me spending too much browsing…

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. I’m sure you could make the shoes out of leftover Christmas candy…just a thought
    😉

    November 30, 2013
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    • You guys! You couldn’t have told me louder and clearer how much you all hated those shoes, which is funny…but I can take it. Jackie, you gave me an idea for Christmas decorations!

      December 1, 2013
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  2. Claudia and Kimberly … you like that knit dress? We need to talk ….. And, as for those sequined shoes, Elton John called from the seventies, he wants them back.

    November 24, 2013
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    • I haven’t lost the quirk, have I? Especially when it comes to shoes

      November 24, 2013
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  3. Loved the knit dress–unfortunately, out of my price range…

    November 24, 2013
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  4. Oh my. To be young again… But then, I’m glad I’m not. I’ve become accustomed to flats.

    November 23, 2013
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    • Oh, I know. These days I wear heels on a strictly “as needed” basis!

      November 23, 2013
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  5. silvia
    silvia

    Love the knit dress, perfect with jeans or leggings, the cherry shirt would look great on you. The one and only outfit I have ever had with cherries dates back to 1972 when I had prima comunione and it was my party dress to celebrate the event.
    Do I have to make a comment on the green monster?!!!!

    November 23, 2013
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  6. Oh oh. My granny used to crochet those squares (with fancy roses on them) and then stitch them together, not to make tunics, but cushion covers. If I ever see a giant sofa cushion wandering along Oxford street, I’ll say hello just in case it’s you… 😉

    November 23, 2013
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    • Or, better still, take a picture and post it on your blog. You have my permission to say it’s me!

      November 23, 2013
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      • That’s exactly the kind of thing I’d post… you may yet live to regret this 😉

        November 23, 2013
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