Currently loving: unexpected pops of colour (especially if it’s yellow), worn out backpacks, these Dr Martens, and the fact that Spring finally seems to have landed. It’s still a bit chilly in London...Read More →
Currently loving: unexpected pops of colour (especially if it’s yellow), worn out backpacks, these Dr Martens, and the fact that Spring finally seems to have landed. It’s still a bit chilly in London but this combination feels like the perfect way to nod to the coming season while avoiding the tragic English trap of wearing bare legs on the first day the sun shines (which inevitably ends in tears once it sets).
Photos featuring the ever stylish Matthew Zorpas.
Found these Manolo Blahnik beauties on the street in Kensington this morning*… someone must have had a good night. I’m going to wear them, tap my toes together, and whisper, ‘there’s no place like London, there’s no place like London, there’s no place like London.’
* I didn’t actually find them on the street. My friend wore them out last night and I thought it would be funny to pretend I found them on the street because, seriously, how freaking awesome would that be? I didn’t think anyone would believe that I found them. I’m so sorry I couldn’t add this update sooner, before all the comments were left, but I haven’t been at a laptop until now. There is some truth to it though, we did have a very good night and there isn’t any place like London.
Not too sure why, but Topshop has sort of dropped off my radar lately. Am I the only one? It’s been ages since I’d logged onto their site or stepped into one of their shops… but yesterday I spotted these little beauties. Well, actually, I spotted the neutral pair and thought they looked like the best summer heels ever. But then I got to thinking… would they be better if they came in a headache inducing bright shade of pink or yellow? Uhh, yes, they would be. Unfortunately though they only come in nude and black (which I still really like) but if they came in yellow they’d be mine in an instant, because colour popping is in little chickens and what better way to rock it than on your feet?
Please note: the yellow and pink shoes aren’t available in real life but were just dreamed up with a little help from photoshop.
When I pulled this little black and white number on over my head and felt the way the skirt stood out away from my body I couldn’t help but yelp, ‘this is such a happy dress!’ A couple of weeks ago I got to spend an afternoon with Elizabeth Lau in her West London studio. It was such a welcome and calming break from the mayhem of packing and moving. We sipped green tea, debated the Galliano news, and wondered whether the temperature in England would ever rise above freezing… thankfully, I’ve heard that it has.
More importantly though, I had the chance to coo over her AW11 collection and can I just say that it is so scarily straight up my street. Black and grey jumpers with quirky phrases, like ‘I (heart) Rosie’ and ‘The Guvnar’, sprawled across the front. The sayings were all borrowed from Cockney rhyming slang, quite possibly the perfect British memorabilia to bring over to Switzerland with me, eh eh? The simple colour palette is heavenly and the fabric is so soft, making them the kind of jumpers I would reach for every day. Additionally, the collection is stuffed full of adorable little dresses and, while they are all quite sweet and pretty, they are easy and wearable when teamed with little black converse. Just my idea of the perfect paired down outfit. Plus, it comes with a ribbon bow-tie to boot? Too cute. It could only get better if you had a mini-me doll to tot around with you…
View the Elizabeth Lau Spring 2011 collection here.
Big thanks to Kit for the first photo, Elizabeth for the tea, and Blythe for being a very good model.