Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Start Spreading the News

I'm leavin' today

I want to be a part of it, New York, New York

These vagabond shoes are longing to stray

Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York

I wanna wake up in a city that doesn't sleep

And find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap

These little town blues are melting away

I'll make a brand new start of it, in old New York

If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere

It's up to you , New York, New York

Oops! Sorry, got a bit carried away. So, I'm off to Noo Yoik tomorrow and will be back on Wednesday. See you then!

Those Who Cannes, Do

Here are some of my favourite outfits from Cannes.


(Via Daily Telegraph and Go Fug Yourself)

Bit of Ruff(le)

(Via Daily Telegraph)

I am in love with this Nina Ricci dress! Isn't it insane? So pink! So frivolous! So frouffy! So silly! So heavenly!

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Recovery Position

And if all that sense has made you feel lost, that maybe you aren't on the right blog anymore, that we are awash in a world where comfort beats style, where you start to doubt whether you really know me at all...

I bring you the latest pair of Camilla Skovgaards that I am positively slathering over.

(Via Net a Porter)

Ha! Comfort! Ha! Practicality! Take that!

Cold Comfort

Man alive! Why do comfortable shoes that do your feet some good rather than irreparable damage have to be so damn ugly?

All I want is a pair of comfortable shoes that will go with my look. IE not be hideously, hideously ugly.

Is that too much to ask?

These two pairs of Vivo Barefoots by Terra Plana might fit the bill.

(Via Terra Plana)

They might just about scrape through as being vaguely decent, don't you think? But which colour is least offensive?

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

So Solid Kru(ger)

(Via Handbag)

I really love the colour combination Di-Kru is working here. It is pretty but packs a punch at the same time.

(Via Whistles)

I'd quite like to try it with this dress. But is it too bright? Diane's is a little more neutral. Will I look like I've been huffing smoothie flavoured jelly beans?

Plus, don't even get me started on how seemingly impossible it is to find turquoise shoes.

P.S. Ha! I only just noticed as I scrolled down that Michelle Obama is also rocking a similar colour combo! It's happened twice, people, it must be a trend!

Alright Duchess

(Via Grazia)

The Duchess of Cambridge met the Obamas at Buck House today in a Reiss dress. The Reiss website has crashed. Do you think these two things are connected?!

It seems that Kate will continue to be an inspiration to many (or their wardrobes at least).

I think she looks lovely in it, but I can't say I would want to wear something that had worn so publicly by someone else. Would you?

Monday, 23 May 2011

Stick Your Neck Out

(Via Holy Moly)

Is it just me, or does that dress make it look as though Michelle Collins's face has been photoshopped on to someone else's body?

I See Paris, I see France

Are there many things more unattractive than a French pedicure?

Personally, I don't think so.

Desert Island

(Via Clarks)

Gah! It looks like it is going to be baking hot but stormy and wet in New York. This is not a good meterological combo for me.

So my main dilemma is footwear. Would a desert boot work? Cute with corduroys and dresses, no? Plus if I spray them up good they should keep my feet relatively dry.

Yup, I've convinced myself, so off I go. Plus I like the aqua colour rather than a more conventional tan.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

In Your Face

(Via Daily Telegraph)

Ha! I love this picture for the new Prada sunglasses range. When everything is often so serious with la fashion it's nice to have a bit of a giggle about it sometimes.

Wouldn't you agree?

Begs the Question

So the age old question has finally been answered. Which is your favourite Olsen?

(Via Go Fug Yourself)

The votes are in and it's.... Elizabeth! Isn't she adorable?

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

American English

I have to admit I am pretty slow on the uptake. Anthropologie has been on Regent Street for about a year and a half, and yet I've only just ventured in.

I'm not sure if I lack imagination for trying new things or if it's whimsical schtick just isn't my cup of tea.

It is the sister company of Urban Outfitters and it definitely has a similar feel with clothes and homewares. But while the homewares in Urban Outfitters always seemed a bit of an after thought here they are much better quality and more interesting.

Admittedly alot of the clothes are quite "ethnic" feeling. I for one am not interested in wearing a gathered, embroidered peasant blouse. But there are plenty of nice dresses that don't feel quite as country.

It is really a shop to explore. Take your time and discover all the interesting bits and bobs they have.

The fitting rooms are enormous and there is no limit on how many items you take in and the staff are properly helpful.

Plus, possibly my favourite thing... there is no time limit on returns. While so many shops seem to be limiting the returns period to 14 days or making it exchange or credit note only (yes, Reiss, I am talking to you) it is so nice to find a company that is bucking that trend. So well done them.

It does feel slightly gimmicky, as it always did with Urban Outfitters. But it does it so much better, so I think I can get used to that.

And they have a really interesting mix of little known designers that you would be hard pressed to find in many shops. The only thing I would say would be to turn down the national dress vibe and include a few more classics and they will have reached pretty close to perfection.

(Via Anthropologie)

Oh, so you might be wondering - did I succumb? Of course I did! I bought this. And very happy I am with it too.

Gawd Bless Her!

(Via The Independent)

Only HRH could get away with dressing like a fabulously glamourous leprechaun for a trip to Dublin. Nice one, Liz!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Big Fish in a Small Pond

(Via Whistles)

I'm off to New York next week for my birthday weekend. Yay! I'd quite like a smaller bag to take with me. I think I am currently damaging myself by lugging around half my life in my handbag. I think this is quite cute. Or is it a bit safe? I had a similar coloured bag from H&M many moons ago which has since died a death, but it was perfect for summer. It really went with everything. And this one would do the same. Plus it's got loads of compartments. And lord knows I love a compartment. I think I might have to have it.

Lip Service

(Via Violent Lips)

Have you seen these? Temporary lip tatoos.

(Via the Daily Telegraph)

Could you actually imagine going on a night out with these? No. Me neither. I'm quite curious though. Maybe for a costume party.

Monday, 16 May 2011

It's a Cinch

When you have a figure like mine you develop a serious crush on waist belts. There is almost no item of clothing that cannot be vastly improved on a curvy frame by severely cinching it in.

Tragically the waist belt I use the most is one that came with a Reiss dress. It has been worn infinitely more often than the dress itself. But it was only a cheapy little thing and it is on its way out no matter how much hope I hold out for it.

Stupidly I looked at Net a Porter. You know, just to see what's out there. And what's out there is heaven. Little expensive hoops of heaven.

(Via Net a Porter)

But seeing as I don't have £1,500 to spend on a belt I'll probably get one of these instead.

(Via Jisgsaw)

(Via Reiss)

No, not quite as exciting, are they? Ah well.