We all have our 'i hate my..' days, of late we've been alternating our hate between our flat posterior and over zealous hair. If you haven't obsessed , ever, congratulations, self esteem is some thing you don't need boosting (or you're just a pretty faced liar). Point is, all our problem areas can be cleverly done up, as is the case here. This lovely curvy lady has our style senses tingling with vertical stripes and a sprinkling of flowers just enough of both, geometric and feminine (thanks channel, you're bloody brilliant).
We're ticking back!
to the 80's whooping neons
to the buckle-grungy booties
to the mixing of prints and weaves.
(sans the permed hair - ugh!)
We love to play with the trendy past but not without shaking it up (or down, depending on the era's fashion choices).
Blue top from Van Husen | Neon pink leggings Verro moda | Ankle boots from Bangkok markets
Do you remember Mary Poppin's bottomless bag ? Or Hermione Granger's bewitched purse ? (nerd love!)
We wished a wish for those bags.
The fairy bag mother answered and said,
Michael, Ralph, Marc and Kate
Oversized shapelessness is what they hate
they'd rather you not wear such rags
and go with these Must have little bags
Fairy bag mother's right, we need to revert to the skilled little bag makers.
Paying heed to FBM (we're into abbreviations) we're doing the designer list with the best in
space maximisation, contours and hue (click away for a buy!)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Karlie Bag
Rapture: a mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine thing.
In our case divinity has manifested itself in textures. We see it around us everywhere (wide eyed in voguish wonder) in tweed and silk, in lace and sequence, in leather and ruffles , in knit and latex (we like a bit of bodywise latex) and we've promised the celestial fashionistas (mainly Anna Wintour) to carry on this textural experimentation for evermore ,or at least till it's faddy.
Lace top form Atmosphere (primark) |Embellished Pencil skirt from H&M | Cross strappy shoes from Vincci
Links below for similar buys
Every night I go to sleep
The blues fall down like rain
-The Blues Brothers
We're in a blue state of mind today.
We've got John Lee Hooker on loop and an outfit to reflect the mood.
Yes, the blues translates into blue for us (we're not clever interpreters).
So today we're all blue with a bit of white and tan staccato.
Prabal Gurung; Man with the style of the fine french fashion gods (fashion gods are definitely french or there wouldn't be so much snobbery) and the jaw line of a model. His humble beginnings have led him to the immodest fashion runways of New York and London (streaker alert!). We know you know who's worn his work but we've still put together some powerful women who've complimented and added their personalities to his creations.
Now, he's not just a lofty designer who creates for the famously fabulous. His new collaboration with Target is just as edgy - fun, it's also for a decent sum (basically the prices won't make you want to roll over and die).