Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Stella by way of Stockholm

Fighting the heat-wave in a little white number, that could almost be mistaken for one of Stella's drop-waist dresses, and a dangerously discounted pair of Wangs.

 I refuse to spend more on summer items when London weather means that I barely have time to break a sweat before it's time to layer again.

Plus I'm currently saving for a certain sweater that will be seriously denting my fiscal fitness for the next 10 years. Hence the need to cut corners in July.

Summer sun: 1-Summer style: 1.

I believe that takes us through to overtime. Meet me by the pool?


Fast-forward to Fall

Denim dreams

A few items I am adding to my ever-growing list of pre-Fall favourites. 


Friday, 25 July 2014

The road to recovery

I struggle to keep my leather addiction under control. As I once confessed to my support groupaka the world wide webI'm basically wipe clean. My 'collection' includes 2 pair of leggings, 4 boyfriend styles, 2 lace-ups, 4 five-pockets and 2 sporty-looking trackies. Then I also have three leather jackets (different colourways), 3 dresses, 6 skirts, 4 pairs of shorts. Oh, and my leather tank top by Tibi. And then there is the piece de resistance: my prized leather bralet…

Yes, I have a problem.

But as they say, the first step is admitting there is a problem, right? And given that the saying doesn't go on to explain what the second step is, I say we make our own rules. It would be foolish not to trial all the great leather goods available as and when they show up on the fashion scene, would it not?

I mean, how am I to know what I'm up against if I'm not trialling the stuff.


Hence the latest leather bit on the style block made its way to my new hood, the graffiti-raw streets of East London.

And a match made in heaven it was, too.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

New face

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski by Inez & Vinoodh, courtesy Hermès

Her CV includes gigs at The Row and Celine, so I think we can all agree that Hermes' choice of Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski to replace the recently departed Christophe Lemaire could not be more exciting. The French born designer will present her first collection of women's ready-to-wear for the global go-to for understated luxury in March 2015.