Halloween is a time of tragic costumes. Especially if you are over the age of 18, it is very rarely done well. If I were dressing up for Halloween this year, and to...Read More →
Halloween is a time of tragic costumes. Especially if you are over the age of 18, it is very rarely done well. If I were dressing up for Halloween this year, and to be honest I sort of wish I was, I’d be going as a Bora girl… as in Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2011. I’d have fake bugs in my hair, spider web tights, have worn out knit pieces pulled along bubbled up details and be, in a nutshell, an oversized killer insect. It would be awesome. View the full collection here.
It’s officially Autumn. The weather is schizophrenic and rain is pretty much a guaranteed. What better way to combat the chilly windy weather and slompy puddles than an oversized hood and plastic boots? This is what I wore tonight to the pub. Felt slightly under-dressed as there was a brigade of Halloweeners wrapped in toilet paper in the attempt to be mummies. At least I was warmer than the poor chicks, whose costumes surely were reduced to nothing by the end of the night… it seemed to be falling off in massive chunks. Poor choice girls.
Wearing: Quiksilver parka, Jigsaw cashmere cardigan, J.Crew shirt, Urban Outfitters skinny jeans, H&M boots, and thrifted bag.
It’s the inclusion of unlikely elements that make a look stand out. Columbine’s Acne dress is quite a simple shape but the blurred water colours and crinkled fabric make it anything but ordinary. The use of contrasting lengths is striking and I love that she has worn simple nude courts and a classic Prada bag. Edgy but with a grown up sophisticated twist. The details near her wrist are what sold this to me and moved her outfit into a whole new realm of perfection. The zips and thumb holes are absolutely divine.
On a recent trip up to my attic, made in the attempt to bring down some proper winter gear, I discovered I have way too many coats. Single breasted, double breasted, toggle, pea, parka, army, waterproof, ski, puffer… I was strongly advised by my forlorn husband that I’d better not bring them all down into our little flat. There isn’t enough room to fit them all plus my own head… Victorian property developers really should have thought ahead. This twice yearly exercise of swapping out the Spring for the Autumn clothing brought one important thing to my attention – there is a gap in my overstuffed wardrobe, a pulsating gap in the shape of the perfect leather jacket.
Then, I remembered… Clemency London. At London Fashion Week I attended their presentation and they had the most gorgeous, buttery soft, leather jacket. It was worn by a stunning model in white but my heart was firmly set on the black version as soon as I caught sight of it. Slightly distressed with almost graphic architectural stitching – this piece was irresistibly cool without looking too mainstream or cliche… plus, the leather was so soft I literally wanted to crawl up into it and never leave. Not only that, the whole collection looked amazing and was uniquely displayed through the photography and video shot by Rankin – an inspiration in itself.
The infamous nature of PR companies was felt in full force today at the Savoy Press Days. Some could have been mistaken for prowling wolves, peeking their heads out their hotel rooms, searching for prey to suck in and bestow memorized information onto: a heady routine that even the most tactical of maneuvers failed to release the unsuspecting victim from. While this wasn’t the case with every PR company, it was the few sour cats that ruined the posh broth. Do you know the type I mean? Those that send bulk e-mails with huge files attached and ask you to reproduce a standardized press release for them. Surely that is beyond boring, dull, and not the least bit credible for them or the person posting the ‘article’. Thankfully, not all companies or PR agencies are so puerile in the way they approach bloggers. Some recognize that we can actually write for ourselves and take our own pictures… I’ve always thought that makes a post a wee bit more credible and authentic, no?
With all that said, there were some little gems to behold… some of my favourites included: Emmanuel Katsaros sunglasses and bags, Tara Jarmon ladylike separates, Peter Lang glitzy embellished jewelry plus bone effect two-finger rings and dinosaur necklaces by Galibardy.
p.s. on second inspection, I think I may resemble Willy Wonka a bit in those sunglasses…