It’s no secret that I love peter pan collars, in fact a quick glance at my Google Analytics will tell you Everything Looks Rosie and the search term “peter pan collar” have quite the correlation. Recently, my obsession with collars has reached new heights. [I’m currently coveting this pleated velvet – and suitably festive – dress with contrasting peter pan collar from Cos. Take note Santa!]
Say hello to the latest addition to my rapidly expanding peter pan collar collection. A few weeks ago I posted about the beautiful handmade peter pan collars sold by Luminia. The gorgeous detachable collars are made from vintage, reclaimed or end-of-line fabrics (there’s only enough for a couple of each collar, making them truly unique) including velvet, tulle, lace and faux leather. Luminia can even custom make collars to your specification, with either bow or concealed hook-and-eye fastening.
Imagine my delight when a few weeks later a parcel arrived from Luminia containing a lovely faux leather collar with concealed fastening. It was even more stunning in real life: the material is such high quality and the craftsmanship superb – a simple but clever idea executed beautifully. The leather collar is a perfect addition to my autumn/winter wardrobe and such a versatile accessory. As I mentioned in my last post, leather is massive this season and the collar is such an elegant and subtle take on the trend.
Here I let the collar form the focal point of the outfit, pairing it with a basic slouchy knit – it turns what would otherwise be a plain top into a stylish statement. I styled my hair in a topknot to show off the collar and subtly matched it to my beloved pleated leather skater skirt. The collar would look just as good as part of a dressier ensemble and I look forward to playing with contrasting textures – say a velvet fit-and-flare dress with brogues or a burgundy chiffon shirt, fitted pencil skirt and ankle boots.
How would you style this Luminia collar? Are you still as obsessed as I am with peter pan collars?
Collar generously provided by Luminia