Down The Chimney With RunoRuno…


RunoRuno, as regular readers will know, is one of my favourite stores, and I awarded it ‘Best Newcomer’ status in my Kittywitchin Awards 2008. This was a sound judgement indeed, because although not the most prolific of fashion labels, it is certainly one of the most original-always producing beautifully textured garments oozing with funk and flair but without the extortionate price tag that often accompanies such wares. RunoRuno makes couture available to all with no pretension, just beautifully styled clothing.

Often the pieces are complicated by attachments and elements that require intervention to ensure a perfect fit, but that is a small price to pay for wearing this label.

I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear RunoRuno..always. On the grid at the moment you’ll see me wearing a wonderful top called ‘Stole’ ( It’s featured in all my previous posts and also on my Flickr bar to the right) It’s a deceptively simple item, with a small cowl neck and draped sleeves, but don’t be fooled. It’s pure architecture, and fits beautifully (and if it doesn’t you’ll find a very handy notecard with your purchase explaining how best to make it fit your shape- thoughtful touch that, don’t you think?) You can wear it with or without sleeves, it is sublime. So far today THREE avatars in different locations have asked me where it’s from!  ( See? Quality gets you noticed!) Of course I was happy to share, although somewhat begrudgingly..it feels like this store should be kept secret from everyone else.

But what I really want to show you today is this beautiful jumper, which is A GIFT on the ‘Down The Chimney Hunt’, which starts on December 6th. Now, this picture is tinted slightly so you don’t get the full benefit of the colour or texture, but suffice to say that it is one of the most appealling items on the grid this winter, and I have no doubt that every fashionista worth their salt will be rushing down to the store to get their hands on it…it’s going to look perfect with leggings and statement boots ( Try getting your hands on those R2 boots I blogged about a couple of posts ago) Do yourself a favour and make sure that you are one of the crowd hunting at the store for this, and while you’re there check out some of the other lovelies that are available. In fact, treat yourself seeing as it’s Christmas and just buy the entire bloody store. It won’t cost you that much, and you will thank me for it.

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