"Ooh. Does this mean you'll be doing another one of your 'there's nothing for tall women' rants?" my colleague said helpfully yesterday. It doesn't. But only because there is so much shouting into the wind before you get hoarse.
|Long sleeve body, £36|
Instead, thanks to a tip-off from the lovely Laura over on All The Tall Things, I'm looking at Taller Than Your Average, a new line housed at Selfridges offering jersey basics and longer-length 'wardrobe staples' for women over 5'9. (My wardrobe staple is a red velvet coat, but 7/8 cigarette pants would be good too).
Funnily enough, where Taller Than Your Average is really exciting is in the bits that aren't its clothes. Its website has a really great inspiration board; a bit like a Pinterest for women with long, erm, pins. Look at this girl. Doesn't she look epic? I absolutely want to buy what she's wearing! Look at the sleeves on that shirt and the lovely detail, the well-fitting jeans. Delicious.
On its blog, there is a lovely fashion piece-slash-interview with a documentary film maker from VICE - I would love to see more pieces with tall women who do interesting things! She's making a documentary about teenage exorcists in Ukraine for heaven's sake. Win all round.
|Crew neck tee, £30|
|Long sleeve midi tube dress, £50|
In TTYA's future ranges I'd love to see a pencil skirt that actually goes over the knee, or a mini skirt that I can wear without frightening the elderly. Perhaps a really gloriously well-cut jacket in an imaginative design? Or a sexy cardigan, or a delicious silk shirt? Irene Agbontaen, the 5'11 stylist who founded TTYA, is wearing the most unbelievably kick-ass orange spiked dress in her launch photos - something like that would be amazing!
|Long sleeve maxi dress, £60|
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