Been on a bit of a grosgrain binge lately. I feel that throwing a grosgrain ribbon on a bag, sweater or blouse is a sure and simple way to add instant luxury.

Grosgrain (pronounced/' grəʊgreɪn/) is a closely woven fabric which has fine horizontal ribs . . . As a more subtle choice than satin, grosgrain is very popular with eveningwear, being used on the lapels of most dress coats and high-end dinner jackets, as well as matching accessories such as bow ties and cummerbunds, though these are often in barathea to complement the main suiting while still avoiding the glare of satin . . . "