Meet Mary Portas Kinky Knickers – and her new House of Fraser collection

Another highlight of yesterday’s mammoth wander was getting up close and personal with some new goodies from the Queen of Shops herself, Mary Portas.

I’ve only just written about Mary’s marvellous Kinky Knickers project for Style Compare, so to see them in the flesh, as it were, was pretty exciting. And it wasn’t just Mary’s knickers I had the pleasure of checking out…

Mary’s Knickers (soz, I never get tired of it) were on show as part of the Yellowdoor PR press day
Kinky Knickers are a fabulous idea – made in Britain in a revamped factory, really good quality and a fair price at around £10 a pop
No wonder these proudly-produced pants, made with Nottingham lace, are going global
I love hot pink and orange – deffo the pair I’m going to invest in
As well as the knickers and a range of tights for Charnos, Mary is helping ladies tackle their bingo wings with this clever “Armery” sculptwear; tights for arms? Fabulous
I also got a sneaky peek at Mary’s AW12/13 collection for House of Fraser
I showed you Mary’s cobalt blue kitten heel for Clarks yesterday and the matching coat is lovely
Like many other women over (ahem) 35, Mary gives me hope that we are no longer giving up on the funky once we “grow up” – amen to that
The dog motif on this jumper is modelled on Mary’s own pooch – bless
These styles are from the SS12 collection currently available (if you’re lucky) at Clarks
Fave Mary Portas piece as far as I’m concerned? This superbly stunning orange print pussybow blouse; sold to the fashion blogger with the red hair and the unquenchable passion for colour

Written by Johanna Payton