Cheryl Marie Cordeiro in purple paisley, Louis Vuitton L'Impetueux white Suhali

Photo © Jan-Erik Nilsson and Cheryl M. Cordeiro Nilsson for Cheryl Marie Cordeiro 2010

Paisley is not a common motif in my wardrobe, where it’s difficult to find a paisley print that doesn’t for example, overwhelm my frame. This casual weekend dress or sundress, from Marks & Spencer Limited Collection has a different sort of paisley print, more an over-sized print of it, a sprawling design that seems too large for even the dress to capture in full. It is also brightly coloured, something that contrasts to the pastels of paisley or the earthern tones of it on a lot more textiles. The deep magenta of the dress with contrasting blue-green of the paisley print is a nod to the Persian and Indian roots of this ancient design and the colourful textiles of the region.

Louis Vuitton white Suhali goat leather L'Impetueux shoulder bag, Marc Jacobs denim and lizard stiletto shoes, heels.

Louis Vuitton Suhali shoulder bag, L’Impetueux in white with Marc Jacobs denim and lizard stiletto heels.

Just a quiet weekend about town, coffee with friends in Gamlestan, the dress paired with a Louis Vuitton Suhali (goat grain leather) handbag in white and a pair of denim blue and yellow trim Marc Jacobs shoes.

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