Tuesday, 29 January 2013


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


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


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!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Celine Pre

Celine pre-a/w '13

Yet another Celine collection that has me swooning, these are my favourite looks from the Celine pre-fall collection. If only my student loan stretched to an oversized shaggy sheepskin fur coat!