Today I took the obligatory Sunday trip to the airport… errm, to buy groceries* (sadly, not to jet off anywhere exciting). Everything in Zurich is closed so, unless I feel like paying 10...Read More →
Today I took the obligatory Sunday trip to the airport… errm, to buy groceries* (sadly, not to jet off anywhere exciting). Everything in Zurich is closed so, unless I feel like paying 10 quid for a bottle of milk from the shop below my flat, the only option is to head to the flughafen**. Thankfully, it’s only a short trip away. So, winter seems to have come early, it’s absolutely freezing outside and I’m likely to catch myself a cold because I’m still refusing to put on socks. Ha. Does anyone else find the transition away from summer as painful as I do? All I want to wear is this oversized waffle knit jumper. It’s so cozy. In other news, this hat seems to be superglued to my head (much to my husband’s distaste) and I like the combination of maroon, army green and navy. That’s all. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.
Wearing: Banana Republic XL jumper (it’s the only size jumper that’s acceptable this time of year, I do believe), J.Crew peacoat, Zara trousers and shoes, Fjällräven backpack, and random knit hat from Tübingen.
*No, I don’t normally wear heels to buy groceries – those were just special for you.
**Impressed by my German? I’m listening to some Michel Thomas learn-a-language-at-home cds – hopefully I’ll be able to string together a sentence soon.
There’s nothing I love more than a classic revamped.
I remember the first time I spotted the flouro Cambridge Satchel Bag. I was in an Urban Outfitters and it was dangling from the end of a rail – in all its bright hot pink fluorescent glory. I rushed to it like some sort of deluded nut-case and held it in my arms. I still wish I had gone ahead and bought it, if only I had known the way it would go on to torment me. It’s the epitome of bag perfection (for under 100 quid, that is). I love how this girl at London Fashion Week tucked in the strap of hers, instantly transforming it from a tomboyish piece into a statement it-bag. Oh, the versatility of this little beauty. If only they could figure out a way to make it change colours…
I’m completely mesmerized by the prints from Aminaka Wilmont’s ss12 collection: the milky grey colour palette with shoots of science fiction flavoured brights. Medieval style armour has been recreated into something soft and delicate – covered in florals and fitted to the female form. I’m desperate to see these pieces in person and see how it feels to have on. I love that to contrast such elaborate pieces there are simple printed vest tops included in the line – technically these are probably more my style, although now I want to be covered in floral armour…
Oh, hello there.
Surface to Air’s ss12 collection might not be a bundle of revolutionary design but it’s stuffed full of silhouettes that have been bubbling under the… err… surface of mainstream fashion. Most notably, the dress-over-trouser pairing – which has been creeping up on the catwalk for the past few seasons. The only people I’ve seen sporting this look though are the free spirited hippie-types who clearly aren’t rocking it because Nicolas Ghesquière told them to. But these two-part printed combinations are pretty much perfect and a failsafe way to try out the trend. Plus, they’d work just as well worn as separates. Yes, it’s clearly high time for the dress-over-pant look to get its proper revival.
Also coveting from this collection: slubby knits, the mint coloured simple dress, sheer details, bright pops of yellow and blue, the matching glittery lurex skirt/top, and the tops with shoulders cut out.
This weekend I ran off to Lucern and spent half an hour in a cable car going up to Pilatus. I’m not normally phased by heights but it felt a little unnatural being up that high. Standing on the edge looking down, with nothing but a rickety old wooden railing standing between me and and a 7,000ft drop, was enough to get my legs shaking and my tummy feeling a little queasy. It was gorgeous but I was pretty happy when we made it back down in one piece. The headline of ‘Swiss cable car plummets to death’ was definitely reeling in my mind at one point…