Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Apologies for no post today. But happy halloween and I'll see you all tomorrow.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Dark Side

There is nothing like learning to drive to put the fear of god into you. Or at least an old broad like me. And actually in unexpected ways. The actual driving is petrifying, but also the realisation that to drivers on a poorly lit street pedestrians are almost invisible if they are wearing dark clothes.
 So I have decided that what I need is to give drivers a helping hand to spot me.
 And of course if that can come with a fashion based solution then so much the better.

So here is my solution - light knitwear. A cream hat or scarf would help make me more visible I'm sure. I have played with the thought of sewing a small reflective strip onto my bag and might still do that, but seeing as I need a new woolly hat anyway (I left mine on the bus last winter) I think I might as well buy a light coloured one.

Plus all these things are adorable, right?

H! by Henry Holland for Debenhams

(PS I might well be far too old to rock mittens with pompoms but these ones are so warm and snuggly that I'm not sure I'll be able to resist.)


(Images via Jigsaw, Hobbs, Debenhams, Warehouse)

Down and Out

Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren

The weather has just started turning cooler and I have become obsessed with keeping warm. I want to bundle myself up like a newborn.

 Karen Millen

And the number one thing on my list to bundle with? The down jacket. And not just any down jacket, but the kind you see glossy Italian tourists wearing. Which I never thought I would be interested in. But seriously, it is just like wrapping yourself up in a duvet, and I can't think of a thing wrong with that.

 Karen Millen

Particularly now that I don't have to get on the tube, because grappling with a duvet during rush hour would be no fun whatsoever.


But the main question is: is it cold enough in the south west of England to merit such a warm coat?

And the answer, sadly, is probably not.






Weekend by MaxMara


(Images via Matches, Asos, Karen Millen, Whistles)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Hit the Nail on the Head

The only time that I have had long finger nails was when I was really young. I was too lazy to cut them and my piano teacher was constantly apoplectic over it.

But (let's not tell him) since I stopped taking piano lessons I have pretty much always cut my nails really short. Mostly because I like to wear nail varnish and I really, really hate the look of long painted talons. It is way too vampy for my taste.

So it comes as something of a surprise that I am starting to grow my nails again. The nude nail trend defintely allows for a little more length. And I have fallen in love with nude and a touch of glitter.

Just a bit of a pain that after years of varnish and remover abuse my nails are as weak as a kitten and don't seem to be up to the challenge.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Picture Perfect

Having spied another heavenly pale pink coat (this one from Jigsaw) I realise just how much I love the Jil Sander autumn winter collection.
I know I keep banging on about it, and I'll try not to do it again, but I think it deserves another look to confirm that it is utter perfection.

(Images via, Jigsaw)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

A Case in Point

 I am seriously in love with these Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone cases.

(Images via Net a Porter)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Needs Must

Pudsey Bear, much loved emblem of BBC's Children in Need is delightful, but I would never have said he was a fashion bear. For one thing he just doesn't wear enough clothes.

But things have changed.

Welcome to Designer Pudsey 2012.

If you are in London or Manchester you can check them out in Selfridges from today until 14 November before they will be auctioned off.

Which one is your favourite?

 Alexander McQueen

 Anya Hindmarch


 Giles Deacon



 Henry Holland
 Jonathan Saunders


 Paul Smith


 Tom Ford

Victoria Beckham

(Images via BBC)