Sequins aren’t usually my thing. They tend to come in the form of ‘going out’ clothes that are one part sleazy and one part try-hard – neither of which are categories I try...Read More →
Sequins aren’t usually my thing. They tend to come in the form of ‘going out’ clothes that are one part sleazy and one part try-hard – neither of which are categories I try to fall into voluntarily. But the sequin has had a revival. Reworked, its been given a grungy unexpected makeover. Instead of dressing them up in the form of tarty tight dresses Ashish paired them with chunky woolen knits and tweeds in his Autumn/Winter collection. Not a fake tan or blonde blowout in sight. Instead they were accessorized with loose braids, slouchy beanies, barely there makeup, granny printed rolled socks and menswear shoes. Totally quirky and impossible to take with a straight face, the line mixes bright prints and childlike motifs with heavily textured knits and bunched waists. Ashish’s collection provides not only a true masterclass in layering pieces that traditionally wouldn’t be worn together but also presents a whole array of insanely covetable pieces. I’ve got my eye on the two-toned jumper with red stitches above the elbow.
Photos taken at the Village Press showroom.
A grey Friday morning spent checking out the church that sits at the end of our road… the rest of the day I’m eating Pizza Hut and watching Arrested Development. Productivity is down but I will make up for it tomorrow.
Wearing: Gap denim jacket, Urban Outfitters white burnout t-shirt, American Apparel black skirt, Monki bronze plastic shoes, One Language HAUTE bag, Topshop bracelets and Urban Outfitters leopard print glasses.
I did a little interview with Vanessa from The Monday Issue a couple weeks ago. I love her blog and was so chuffed that she wanted to include me on her site. If you haven’t come across her already, she’s based in Australia and takes insanely gorgeous photographs. I’ve included a few of the questions below but the whole set can be found on her site. It ended with me saying what my trademark would be if I were a serial killer… I have no idea where I pulled my answer from.
Who inspires you? There isn’t one specific person. Everything around me at every moment is inspiration in one form or another… the kind of person I want to be, the way I want to live, my mindset, the way I dress, the way I think – it is all constantly being shaped. I don’t ever want to be ‘set in my ways’. I want to evolve and I think that means being open to the inspiration that is all around.
1. The Brand – Quicksilver Women: their new range is stuffed full of drapey knits, unconventional silk tops, and roughed up separates. They’ve got a khaki parka that hasn’t hit shops yet that I’m especially craving.
2. The toss up – Kitsch versus Quirky: currently feeling torn between the home sections of Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. The latter speaks to cravings of a more grown up retro atmosphere while the former chimes well with my inner child… seed and dirt filled grenades? Seriously cool.
3. The political issue: Christina Hendrick’s body, as seen on Mad Men, has officially been endorsed by the UK government as that which British women should aspire towards. (Ah, wouldn’t the men of Westminster be ever so pleased if more women looked as killer as her in a suit dress?) The statement came the same week that the NHS was advised to tell patients they are ‘fat’ rather than obese. Apparently the fear of being unattractive is believed to motivate a change in diet and lifestyle more effectively than a good o’l natural fear of death.
4. The length: after seeing this denim clad chick on Garance Dore’s blog sporting longer length shorts my hiney-skimming cut offs are looking decidedly dated. Time for a new diy project me thinks.
5. The foodie choice: currently only drinking the ‘flat white’ at Starbucks – it even comes with a heart to boot.