Sunday, 20 April 2014

Green Granite

Had a little trip to Aberdeen recently to visit family and attend my baby nephew's naming party (he's too cute). We stayed at the rather lovely Caledonian Thistle hotel, a great base for looking around the famously grey city (architecturally as well as meteorologically) . Vying for most fabulous Auntie award, I wore a silky shirt with an ornate monochrome print with a green pleated mini and my current shoe loves; monochrome mary-janes. I managed to style my newly short hair into quite a bouffant, still getting used to it!

Skirt: vintage; shirt: Zara; shoes: ASOS, belt; antique.

Aberdeen's coat of arms and motto 'Bon Accord.'

Shameless hotel room selfie; love the pattern on this shirt. 

A few more layers and untamed hair back at my Aunt's house. Layers are essential when in Scotland, it basically never gets warm. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Parisian Escapades

The boyf and I took a little trip to Paris recently. We managed to cram a lot into our four days there, unfortunately I forgot my camera charger so I had to be a bit restrained with my photo taking. Rest assured I wore many a fabulous outfit, however I've only got photographic evidence of one. 

Squinting in front of the Sacre Coeur 

We saw extraordinary art at the Pompidou Centre, including pieces by Dali, Bacon and this Tamara De Lempicka beauty.  

Kisses on Oscar Wilde's grave

The Grand Palais was a highlight for me, it is incredibly ostentatious and over the top in its beauty. I had to visit it twice I loved it so much. I wanted so badly to get inside and see the iconic glass vaulted roof, however, the Chanel set was still being removed. 

Walked around the 'golden triangle' of designer stores; I was such a geek and had to take photos of store fronts. Dior had glorious visual merchandising.  

Paris Fashion Week was wrapping up whilst we were there. Having walked through the Tuileries Garden one day we came across a massive commotion which turned out to be the aftermath of the Valentino show. People were photographing and crowding round the models as they left; it felt a bit weird/intrusive but I was rather excited to see these beauties in real life. Fei Fei Sun was serenely gorgeous. 

The fabulous behinds of Mijo Mihaljcic and Ashleigh Good 

Whilst caught up in the hysteria, a few people approached me to take my photograph. Once I got over the embarrassment, I obliged. I've only found one photo online however, from Vogue Ukraine. Is this the fashion bloggers dream? Perhaps, but I felt totally awkward... And not too enamoured with the final shot!   

I'm wearing a vintage green velvet coat; antique gloves and bag; vintage ermine tail scarf; and Kurt Geiger silver croc-embossed loafers (which are my absolute favourite shoes right now). 

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