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My lovely mum’s pet name for me is Wendybird.  This isn’t just as I live permanently in Never Never Land, but because my number of male friends have always outweighed the female. I’m a crossbreed of Jo from “Little Women” and Vada from “My Girl” (yes, I am the embodiment of the phrase “culture clash”!)

I googled “wendybird” and received a delightful surprise in this gem of a video staring Kirsten Dunst.  This short film shows Erin Fetherston’s AW ’06 collection and is filmed by Ellen von Unwerth. Ellen is pretty blinking awesome – she specialises in erotic femininity and recently photographed River Island’s Autumn collection.

I now officially have a girl crush on Dunst.

Emma Thompson's wedding costume from "Sense and Sensibility"

Fashion’s flirtations with lace are nothing new, but all the most deserving things in life are recycled for the better (apart from Madonna’s version of American Pie).  2011’s lace conversion is palpably antique and romantic. If you feel like you should be skipping through fields of buttercups in a Jane Austen novel, you’ve got the look right.

£27.50, yesstyle.com

Coloured lace has replaced gothic black; not so much the smarties brights of S/S 2011, but tea-stained hues and dried flower petal colours.

Tutu - £10 boohoo.com

Whether it’s sheer lace layered over fitted fabrics or a lace body under a cute crop top, embrace the return of feminine and vintage.  This trend has strong ballet influences, with billowing skirts,  bodices and ballet pumps – so put your hair up in a bun, finish it with a flower clip and pirouette on the dance floor.

Team lace with leather for a rock chick look, a fur gilet for boho or flower prints to adopt this season’s 70’s hippy craze à la Erdem.

Erdem Moralioglu

Shorts - asos.com £30

F&F £10

New Look, £28.99

TK Maxx, £24.99

River Island, £24.99

Phase Eight £128

Topshop £38

little lacy bits