The best part of this blogging malarkey is that sometimes you run into someone truly special. Natalia Picariello has been making dresses for years and it shows in her pieces.
We are talking about standard classic shapes that you should always have in your wardrobe.
Lots of readers have asked me for dresses that are under £200, are made from natural fibres and are lined. This is not easy, as most of the dresses around the £200 price point are acrylic and seldom lined. The search is over…
With an Italian/Russian background, Natalia has been in the business since 2001, started with contemporary leathers and fur, and moved into dresses and knitwear.
She has a Pop-Up in Hampstead, at Unicorn and Frocks, for the next few months so try to pop in if you are in London and mention Catwalk and the ladies will look after you.
She is honest, hard working and has a brilliant sense of humour. You can buy from her online shop too. If you are not a fan of maxi dresses she also does midi and knee length pieces.
The brand encapsulates silk and crepe dresses in various lengths so if you are struggling to find a dress then email Natalia or check her website.
I adore her lined denim jackets too which I am wearing above. It is not easy to get well made lined dresses in natural fibres in classic shapes, but I adore the fact that Natalia is flexible and wants to build up a loyal customer base that come back to her year in year out.
I adore the Karima dress which is button through and flows beautifully when you walk.