Saturday, 2 March 2013

Window scrolling

All items Asos

Break-ups, procrastination and living in a house with eight girls all lead to a very full online shopping basket. I love the abundance of leather, interesting shapes and muted tones that Asos are throwing our way this spring! My head says no but my heart screams yes, yes, yes!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Simone I love you, but you're bringing me down

Simone Rocha a/w '13 via

Latex! Fur! Glitter!! Simone Rocha is probably my favourite designer working at the moment. What could be boring territory - simple shapes and separates - is made cool with surprising fabrics and kooky accessories. Those veils. Those headscarves. THOSE glittery brogues. I swooned over last season's show - but I can't explain how much love I have for her latest offering.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Mood

Astrid Kirchher and Ringo Starr, Grimes, ?, But the right thing, Vogue China February 2013 via, Alexa Chung, all other images via Tumblr


Things on my mind: knotted headscarfs, low metallic heels, perfectly rolled hair, Louis Vuitton checkerboard print, the O.C. reruns and Marissa Cooper's hair, O.T.T. cat-eye sunglasses, clompy shoe-boots, high ponies, sheer chiffon, headbands. 

Friday, 25 January 2013

Nowhere in sight

'Nowhere in sight', The Journal, f/w 2012

Part rural Romanian farmer's wife, part 1930s working-class mother, 'Nowhere in sight' is polo neck and headscarf perfection.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Delusion

Textures and print
Topshop Boutique coat / Proenza Schouler top / Topshop Boutique shorts / Topshop socks / Dr Martens shoes

Exam period is all about listening to the Teenagers and group internet shopping.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Power to the pants

Stella McCartney and Givenchy pre a/w '13, via Vogue.co.uk

After years of living in the dark, I am beginning to see the merits to trousers. As someone whose clothing choices are largely dictated by comfort, it is surprising that I have taken this long to return back to the warm bosom of pants. On the whole, I have been a skirt-wearer since I have been able to dress myself, a milestone which, by a cruel twist of fate, occurred at the same time as shooting up like  like a beanstalk and consequently none of the clothes in Tammy Girl would fit me. Since my spindly legs made my skirts look a good three inches shorter than my normal-sized friends and to avoid uniform detentions and hormonal boys in the year above snapping me on their flashy new camera phones, I had the inevitable annual August ordeal of finding a pair of school trousers to fit my frame. I'm sure my attitude to pants following this conforms to some sort of psychological avoidance theory, but I avoided them like they were knickers and I was Lindsay Lohan. All there was on offer was jeans, and they were uncomfortable - how does everyone wear them every day?! They didn't fit, let alone suit my body shape. It has only been in the last couple of years that I have reconsidered trousers as a viable wardrobe option, with the emergence of tapered and printed trousers offering an alternative to the plethora of indigo skinny jeans. I have been slowly rehabilitating myself and changing my habits: in the last six months I have bought a pair of leather trousers, American Apparel riding and accordion pants. I am looking to branch out and invest in a pair of patterned trousers, but I am finding this a difficult task, since patterns are so specific and I'm so picky. If I had my way I would be wearing either these Stella McCartney brocade joggers or these Givenchy cowhide numbers! Ideally with the matching shoes but I'd take whatever I could get. Long live pants!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Fezzy

Earrings American Apparel / polo neck and jumper second-hand

At the moment my life is all about the comfort - getting up in the dark to go and hit the library for eight hours at a time is only made bearable by slipping out of your pyjamas and into more-socially-acceptable-but-still-pretty-pyjama-like clothes. My lovely friend is currently having a clear out of her extensive clothing collection and threw this big cosy jumper my way. Given my rural heritage it only seems right for me to have it - it has pheasants on!