Thursday, 28 April 2011

Tibi or Not Tibi

Boy I love Tibi. It is all just so infinitely wearable.

(Via Style)

All's Fair in Love and Worsley

(Via BBC)

I have been watching a programme on BBC4 called If Walls Could Talk, a history of the home. It is fabulously interesting and hosted by the beyond delightful Lucy Worsley. She is super smart, fascinating and funny and has a penchant for dressing up in period costume (in the programme at least I honestly couldn't comment on what she might or might not get up to in her private life). Including a marcel wave while lounging in a tub in Claridges with a cocktail on the go. And obviously her bob is adorable.

Serious style-crush warning!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

If You Want to Get Ahead Get a Hat

OK, so it seems that I am obsessed with my extremities at the moment. It's either hats or shoes (soon it might well be gloves too) and this time it's hats.

Foolishly enormous hats, in fact. The one above in particular is so utterly ridiculous I could barely see out. I wondered whether I might need to reinforce my neck in some way to support the damn thing. Plus turning round at speed would be absolutely off the menu to avoid taking out immediate neighbours.

(Via Jigsaw)

This one is nearly as foolish. But I love it all the same. Can people really carry off hats of this nature, or is it just in Jackie Collins novels and amongst the horsey set (so in other words, Jilly Cooper novels)? I do wish I could try but I'm not sure I've got the balls. What, what, what?! (Sorry, just doing my impression of someone called Pandora who can eat an apple through a letter box, has hair like straw and lives in a Barbour.) Convinced?

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

What a Carve(n) Up!

(Via the Daily Telegraph)

Look how utterly adorable Emma Watson looks in this Carven dress.

Although, I have to say, the Carven collection is so utterly delightful I think it would be hard to look anything less than adorable in any of it.

Wouldn't you agree?

I am particularly enjoying the pouffy skirting.

Ooh, la, la!

C'est tres jolie!

(Via Net a Porter)

N'est-ce pas?!

Flat Out

I know that everyone is positively cooing about the Prada flatform. But I haven't really been that taken by flatforms generally.

Plus I once owned a pair of Irregular Choice flatforms and they were impossible to walk in. They were slip-ons and were quite low-cut around the foot and the total lack of give in the sole meant they pinged off with every step. Very frustrating.

(Via the Daily Telegraph)

But then I went and saw this red pair by Robert Clergerie and I my interest was piqued. With an ankle strap I imagine they are slightly less unwieldy. Plus I think I saw someone wearing them yesterday (or a very close copy) and they looked amazing.

(Via Nordstrum)

But if they are still a disaster to walk in, and this flatform trend is only going to be around for one season, then I'm not so sure they're worth the investment.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tell Me About it, Stud!

I was looking for a pair of flats seeing as my black ones are so slippy I nearly end up going arse over tit every time I'm on anything other than carpet. I find the task excrutiatingly boring. Flats are inherently sensible and inherently boring, wouldn't you agree?

So imagine my delight upon finding a pair that are not only fuschia, not only faux-python, but are also rocking some enormously mean looking studs. Aaaaaoouuuuwwwww! (Rock hands gesture, sticking tongue out a la Gene Simmons, etc.)

(Via Kurt Geiger)

And after some to-doing where I had to order them in because they had all been sent out to the press and they only had them in a 4 or an 8 I finally got to take them home with me last night. Truly I think I might be the happiest girl alive. Plus it is nearly the Easter break. Life is good indeed!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Come a Cropper

(Via Elle UK)

I absolutely adore the proportions at work here. I have never considered a crop top for myself as I have absolutely no inclination to flash my less than toned belly flesh, but with something underneath and a high waisted midi skirt, I think it looks amazing.

Plus I am more jealous than I can say of her top knot, but I'm trying to reign it in.

Jean Genie

Thank you to the attendees of Coachella for reminding me how much I hate denim short-shorts/hotpants/cut-offs, which ever your preferred moniker.

Whatever you call them they're hideous.

I really hope this is not a sign of festival fashion for the rest of the summer.

Honestly, I just don't think I could take it.

(Via Elle UK)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A Case in Point

I know this probably makes me terribly old fashioned and boring but this trend for pointy nails alarms me. I mean, dude, an innocent eye rub and WHAM! scratched cornea. Don't you think?

(Via WAH Nails)

And what with Jessie J and Gaga on the case I feel like this might well take off and there will be the risk of nail stabbings in any number of situations.

I'm scared.

I don't like it.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Square Peg in a Round Hole

Urban Outfitters

I like the idea of something a little different.

Topshop Unique

Indeed I have always prided myself on being not entirely run of the mill.

The Row

But round sunglasses? Are they not just a bit too different?

Linda Farrow

A bit too quirky?


While not actually being particularly flattering at all. Particularly for me with my round, round face.

Diane von Furstenberg

(Via Elle UK)

But worst of all they make me think of this:

Which sucks. Ahh, haaa, haaa, haaaa! Geddit?!?