“Dashing to a lunch break manicure appointment in Bayswater on Wednesday, I stole a quick glance at a Karen Millen shop window. The stuff was exquisite – a blue scarf-print dress on one mannequin, a white jacquard bandage knit dress on another and a hint of tropical prints peeking through in the shop fixtures behind. “ Sometimes a girl just wants to wear black. Waking up in wintry chill, I thought heck, if I can’t beat the dark days, I’m going to join it.