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...Read More →
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.
Every girl needs a perfect little black dress. The kind that you can pull out on any occasion and know it will not only be easy to wear and look killer but make you feel like a million dollars. My go-to never fail option is this little number from Jigsaw. It’s part of their suiting line and is perfect on its own or layered over long sleeved jersey in the winter. You can throw a jumper over it and voila it’s a skirt. With tights or bare legs, flats, heels or boots… it’s works in so many different ways. The fabric is breathable enough to be worn in the summer but warm enough for the winter. I can scrunch it up and put it in my bike basket and the creases fall straight out. While I’ve got lots of other dresses – some which pack a bit more va-va-voom action than this one – it remains my favourite and most trusted item in my wardrobe. I’m interested to know if you’ve found the perfect LBD yet. If so what makes it so great and if not what are you looking for in your iconic item?
Wearing: Jigsaw black dress and cashmere cardigan, Cole Haan bag, French Sole ballet flats, and pearl earrings. My simple no-fuss try to scrub up well combination. (p.s. apologies for the blurry photo… apparently you can’t trust a boy who has just graduated to get you in focus)
Bambi covered pink dress… which everyone said was so not my style but I couldn’t help but sort of love anyway. Jersey dresses that I’d layer over long sleeved t-shirts and wear with tights, big wedges or converse for the perfect easy Autumn outfit. Insanely gorgeous Halston Heritage jewel toned evening gown. House of Harlow delicate little key necklace and Alice Temperley tiger scarf that I think looks more like a swarm of bats. All these things were a major distraction from the rail of slinky soft jersey that was lined up at the my-wardrobe showroom on Thursday – intended to be tried on to see the differences in their cut, fit, and fabric. It’s hard to stay focused on t-shirts when there are so many other gorgeous things around…