The London Lookbook: White Christmas

The London Lookbook: White Christmas

The London Lookbook

This year Christmas seems to have snuck up on me. It feels like just a couple of months ago that I was welcoming in the new-year only for it to have withered and grown prematurely old. Still, the inexorable march of time won’t slow down for anyone, so I may as well dress nicely for the occasion.

My husband and I went to a Christmas party at the weekend; my favourite colour for Christmas is white, somewhat appropriate given the festive season celebrates a virgin birth. I’ve combined my vintage 1970’s dress with a vintage stole from the 1950’s, a vintage clutch and a pair of heels from Zara. I’ve punctuated my look with black accessories, without a shot of darkness in a white outfit one can look too bridal.

I bought my dress from an amazing American company called Bustown Modern, their vintage clothes are some of the best online. It’s not the cheapest, but their selection is second to none. I bought my stole to go with my wedding dress from a vintage bridal shop called Fur Coat No Knickers. Don’t be fooled by deliciously naughty name, Fur Coat No Knickers packs a serious vintage punch and their prom dresses are a frothy dream. I think if there’s any time to go vintage it’s at Christmas parties; the likelihood of bumping into someone else in the same outfit at this time of the year is far greater. Also white and cream stands out a mile amongst the deluge of dreary black.

Christmas decorations

Before we went out we decorated the Christmas tree and my husband noted that I’ve matched the decorations to my outfit. If you’re going to do a look then go for it completely, without shame or excuses.

Rosa Hoskins

Rosa is an actress and writer living and working in London. She is also the writer behind Haute Hoskins (, where she talks trends, new designers and vintage fashion with a dash of social commentary.

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