Ball gowns? Standard.

Ballerina on the graveyard shift

jump and plunge

buckle up

why walk when you can float?

up, up, up and away

Wipe the dribble off your screen and concentrate; allow me to introduce

Harriet's Muse.

The pieces above are from the label's S/S 2010 collection, pushing forward a monochrome summer tantalising enough to crush the inevitable meadows of pastel florals that will bloom come March. The label is fast-building a verging-on-gothic reputation, being particularly famed for it's corsets, custom-made basques and extravagant party frocks. Design team Craig Spellar and Cheryl Langley introduced an accessories line during fashion week in September, which includes fabulously trashy corset and bucket bags.
The brand aesthetic is an Alice in Wonderland shade of curious, combining pieces that seduce and pieces that evoke childhood daydreams, making us come over all sinister. It seems only a matter of time before the hot-air balloon print really takes off. Daisy Lowe and Dita Von Teese count themselves fans of the thespian-style design and old-school ballgown dresses, which seem to draw on misty dressing-up-box memories. If you're looking for a cheeky-little investment piece, Harriet's Muse may be just the thing to create that all-eyes-on-you effect; the ballerina dress is my personal favourite. Golly, what a muse.The label can count me in for sure- this bandwagon flies.

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