The truth is I have a problem. I’m not too sure when it started, but I’m undeniably addicted to grey tri-blend t-shirts from American Apparel. When we moved over to Zurich a couple...Read More →
The truth is I have a problem.
I’m not too sure when it started, but I’m undeniably addicted to grey tri-blend t-shirts from American Apparel. When we moved over to Zurich a couple of months ago I only brought a suitcase with me. The rest of our stuff is sadly still sitting in a storage unit outside Oxford. So what did I choose, out of all my worldly goods, to bring with me in my one suitcase? Well, by the look of it a big pile of grey t-shirts. Seriously, what’s a girl to do with a cabinet full of t-shirts?! And, embarrassingly… these are just the grey ones. I’ve got more in blue, black and white.
So, now you know… I’m full on addicted to AA tri-blend t-shirts and it’s a little embarrassing. On normal days you’re pretty much guaranteed to find me wearing one, I just can’t help it. Am I the only one that goes all out nuts for one item? Please tell me I’m not.
Straight from the final day of Fashion Week Poland, after having to swap outfits mid-day due to a serious dust fail on the floor of a factory, I decided to keep it easy in jeans and converse. Can I just reiterate how much I loved the laid back vibe at this event? Between shows we sat on the pavement blowing bubbles and eating bratwurst – pretty much heaven. At the moment, I’m totally swooning over grown up lady-like blouses. The easiest way to feel slightly more together without having to put in any effort. Ah, now if that doesn’t sound like perfection…
Wearing: Paul & Joe shirt AW11 (HPR London), ckone slouchy slim jeans, American Apparel large leather pouch, Converse all stars, and felt crushable hat from Laird & Co Hatters. Kit wears: Paul & Joe floral shirt and Urban Outfitters sunglasses. Photos by Shini.
About a month ago, I hosted a small event for a group of people to get together and discuss personal style. If you follow me on twitter or facebook chances are you might have heard about it there… it proved quite the challenge because, while the event was held in London, most of it was planned from Zurich. That, combined with having to find a new venue the day before the event, resulted in a serious headache and most things not going exactly to plan. Despite scorching London temperatures and getting trapped in a tube for an hour on the day, it all went surprisingly well.
The event was the first step in developing a company I’m hoping to set up over the next couple of months. A personal styling business that is aimed at helping people establish their own sense of style while, at the same time, introducing them to new and smaller brands/designers that will suit their lifestyle. The idea came about after an early morning flight from London to Zurich where I sat next to a German lawyer who showed an incredible interest in fashion but lacked the time and knowledge to find clothes that suited her lifestyle. We chatted the entire flight, mind you I never talk to people on planes especially not at 6am, and I left in a slightly dizzied whirlwind.
Style Crusades is the little love-child of everything that goes into this blog…
With special thanks to: Ella’s Bakehouse, Vitamin Water and Exposure, My Wardrobe, Flik Hall, Laird & Co Hatters, Robinson Pelham, Golden Goose PR, Elizabeth Lau, Quiksilver, Tea & Cake PR and the Ehrmans for the last minute venue. Photos by Kit Lee.
I’m currently looking for brands that suit the profile and women in the London area interested in having a wee little rummage with me through their wardrobe. If you’d like to get involved in the project or want more information shoot me an e-mail: email@example.com
What can I say man, I’m a big o’l sucker for good basics. Sure they might not appear all that revolutionary but, frankly, I’m a pretty simple girl and I don’t like a whole lot of fuss when I’m getting dressed. Which is exactly why I love Chinti & Parker so very much. When I spotted this Breton striped mini skirt on their site earlier today I just about keeled over with excitement. For me, this is the epitome of perfection. I love a bold solid stripe as much as the next girl, especially in the summer with a good tan and big sunglasses, so I’m pretty sure that I would be best friends with this little baby all season. I’m also loving their pocket tee and the bamboo/cashmere knit dress. I think all three items should make a straight dash for my closet where they would live happily ever after…
Maldoror backstage and front of show at Fashion Week Poland. Shown as part of the Off Schedule collections… totally surreal and entirely bizarre. Dark, gothic, and vampish but doused in red sequins. Such a stark contrast from the wearable pieces shown in most of the collections… serious love.