Wednesday, 2 May 2012

You're so cool

True Romance's Alabama [Patricia Arquette] is summer's style inspiration - all peachy skin, bottle blond hair, off the shoulder peasant blouses, colourful leopard print leggings, heels, bright sunglasses, '50s sundresses and ditzy bravado. Referencing the novelty and retro Americana trends, she's the perfect foil to the pretty pastel/ peplum princess.

It helps if you have Christian Slater as an accessory. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Let it rain

Raindrops keep falling on my head ...

Inspiration for what to wear until summer shows up:

Gemma Ward
Kate Moss in Burberry

Francoise Hardy
Margaret Howell trench
Burberry trench in Spanish Vogue, shot by Dusan Reljin
Silly dog in a trench

Monday, 6 February 2012

Winter weddings

In a couple of weeks time I have my second wedding of the year and with snow on the ground and a chill in the air I'm getting a bit worried about what to wear. Summer weddings can be tricky enough to pull off - demure enough for day and church, but party enough for evening; not the same shade as the bridesmaids; not something that everyone else will be wearing; comfortable .... Gah!

But winter has a whole new set of problems.
1) Will I be warm enough/ too warm?
2) It's really all about the coat for the day part
3) What do you wear on your feet if it's snowing?
4) Colour - the shops are full of black, grey and sludgy non-wedding colours

The last wedding, straight after New Year, was all inside so I wore a cobalt shift and fake fur chubby with thick, black tights and sandals. Dear shops, please hurry and get your spring/ summer act together.

In my head I'm thinking ice cream shades like Louis Vuitton.
This has good layering possibilities and you could swap the jacket for a sweet broderie top for the evening.
Or Roksanda brights - a great shaped dress in an amazing zinging bright, with matching beanie (and hair if you're Charlotte Free!)

Yes please.

And this Jil Sander beanie with veil is possibly the best winter wedding accessory ever.
What would you wear for a winter wedding?

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Model comeback

Are we seeing the resurgence of model covers as opposed to actress/ celebrity covers? 

Agyness Deyn covers October British Elle while Kate Moss was the star of American Vogue's September issue and Freja made the cover of September British Vogue.

I hope so. I feel like I know everything I could ever possibly want to know about Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and while I like seeing original images of them, the accompanying articles are always a bit of a re-tread of past interviews. I like the idea of models being allowed to show their personality again.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Styling trick of the day

Totally achievable - and free - styling trick that is going to cheer me up about the fact that it's cold enough (in August!) to be thinking about layering ...
Image from