Thursday, 23 April 2015

Swedish Specs

Recently acquired some new spectacles, after years of wearing contacts. It's fun to look intelligent again, although reading in the bath is an annoyingly steamy affair. Super simple outfit here, and probably my last outing with a warm coat for the next few months. The pendant necklace is Swedish apparently, though I've tried to research the emblem and have come up short. Maybe someone recognises it?   

Vintage Astrakhan jacket, H&M blouse. antique bag, Kurt Geiger loafers, ? scarf, vintage jewellery.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Matching Mustard

I guess there's no hiding the fact that these pictures are rather old... what can I say, I've been a busy girl! Anyway, I've always loved mustard with dark hair and red lips. This blouse was picked up in a charity shop. It's so big and drapey I like to tie it and play around with volume, here exposing the vest beneath. Paired with my absolute favourite coat, a 1920's Astrakhan with blonde mink collar, and mustard gloves my friend bought me for Christmas.

Coat- vintage, shoes- Zara, vest- Religion, blouse- vintage, trousers- ASOS, bag- vintage, most jewellery- vintage

Love the label; apparently Brown Muff & Co was bought by House of Fraser in 1977, having begun business in 1814.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Buttoned Blues

I bought this skirt last winter wanting to try a new silhouette. I loved the slight Chinoiserie of the cobalt/gold fabric but was unsure about the deep ruffled hem/drop-waist. The ruffle is of varying depths, being deeper and more flamboyant at the front, giving you two ways to wear the skirt. I think I prefer the bigger ruffle at the back, giving a bustle effect and leaving a daintier frill to the front.

Here I styled the skirt with an antique blue velvet bodice for a party look last Christmas (not Christmas last week, but Christmas a year and a week ago...I've been busy, oops. I was obviously going through a bit of a blue velvet phase at the time). Not sure on it's exact age, but it has lovely brass buttons all the way down the back and I love seeing the construction of garments like this from the inside. 

Antique bodice, skirt (ASOS), shoes (French Connection), vintage jewellery. 


And I wore the skirt in a more casual context for a birthday meal; breaking up the black with a 1920's cream celluloid necklace. Still not 100% sold on the skirt. The perfectionist in me wishes it were higher waisted and a better fit, but it's nice to try something new every so often. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Black and Blue - part two

Following on from my previous post featuring this blouse in a daytime look, here's a peek at how I styled it for a wedding party a few weeks ago. As the blouse is kinda boxy and fussy, I kept the silhouette streamlined with a basic black pencil skirt, adding black and white accessories in the form of triple-strapped Mary-Janes, Ianthe printed Liberty bag and pearl-rimmed sunglasses. 

Top - Bolongaro Trevor; skirt - ASOS; shoes - ASOS; sunglasses - ASOS; bag - Liberty of London; all jewellery - vintage

Friday, 5 September 2014

Black and Blue

Nearly two years ago I saw raven-haired actress Olga Kurylenko in a powder blue Pucci dress and fell in love with what I saw. She looked stunning with her black hair contrasting against the palest of blue, sparking  within me a slight obsession with the combination. 

I'm yet to find my perfect powder blue dress but I have a lovely fur stole in said colour which I cannot wait to start wearing when the temperatures drop. Whilst the weather is still mild I've been rather attached to this laser-cut Bolongaro Trevor blouse in a lovely pale, almost slate, blue. The intricate cut-outs are pretty amazing and the front ruffle reminds me of those dodgy shirts men wore to prom/disco/weddings in the 1970's. Pops of true red really complement pale blue, something seen throughout the Temperley SS13 collection and those of Valentino and Erdem too (see below). The black and white lace up sandals are another summer obsession of mine. I so wish I'd bought them in silver too. In my next post I'll show you how I styled this blouse for a wedding outfit...coming up soon!

(silly face, sorry)

Blouse (Bolongaro Trevor), trousers (H&M), shoes (SixtySeven)

Olga Kurylenko in Pucci/ Elie Saab Couture SS 2013/ Street style from 

Temperley SS 2013

Erdem Fall 2014 and Fall 2010
Valentino SS 2012

Guinevere Van Seenus by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia January 08 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Draped and Mirrored

Haven't done an outfit post in a while, but I have a few coming up. Summer isn't really my thing (I love layering) but I struggle through! This ensemble was for a late summers evening out. The draped kimono type garment is from ASOS; it has such a lovely weight to it and drapes beautifully. The vest beneath doesn't look like much but it is a pretty peachy nude with large copper beads which catch the light. The bag is a new favourite of mine, there is no way to describe it other than a miniature Persian rug. It's adorable! A gift from a friend who obviously knows me well. Finally, the shoes; red snakeskin, nude trims, mesh insert and mirror heel? Yes please and thank-you, Antipodium.   

Jacket (ASOS), trousers (ASOS), beaded vest (H&M), bag (gift), shoes (Antipodium) 

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