Top: Lacoste, Leather Trousers: Alice by Temperley (last seen here), Wedges: Minimarket (last seen here), Leather Cuff: Freddie&Cinnamon, Boxing Handwrap: Adidas (a gift for non-fashion based purposes).
There is no escaping the Olympics fever in London, living under a rock or a marble mausoleum. Yesterday’s women’s bike races were passing by near where I live which cancelled out all the resistance within to post a sports-based outfit. The only place you’d see me wearing sports clothing is probably the gym; I don’t randomly walk in sneakers or thermal leggings. Until I got this Lacoste top which has become second my skin since. I love how the yellow was worked into what otherwise would have been a simple black and white crop top.
Lacoste is all about unconventional chic and that widened my horizons. Sporty doesn’t have to look sporty, it can look interesting or trendy instead. It can also look very you and very me.
I mean, this is what I’d be wearing had I been Sporty Spice.
I was surprised to find this iPad cover sent to me by Virgin Media in the mail a week ago. Oooh, potential day clutch bag, I said in my head, and that it became. It was only appropriate to joyride the District Line with an accessory inspired by its counterpart from the 70s, the District Line from 1978 with Misha Black geometric seats. It was also the perfect excuse to wear Tommy Hilfiger’s “Boogie” flares as for unknown reasons to humankind, they make me so happy.
Dress: Nicole Farhi, Shoes: Walter Steiger, Headpiece: pearl necklace of my own design, Pearl and Citrine Cuff: SilverCity, Earrings: JeannieRichard, Book: F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (charity shop).
I was the kid at school who hated reading so-called compulsory literature. It was a form of rebellion also known as “you-won’t-tell-me-what-I-CAN-read”. This is why I gobbled up everything but, which resulted in me having read most things even before they were on the school list. The bookworm within however missed out on The Great Gatsby. I finished going through it only a few weeks ago, completely sucked into the fact that the author described clothing (of all things) so well. I mean there is no way a fashion-conscious person can read this book and not come up with a 20s-inspired outfit. No way. The above images are proof.
This is also one of those times when I simply used what has already been nesting in my closet. As can you. A chiffon floaty dress, dark make up (the purple lipstick is from Chanel, if you are interested in buying this shade, ping me, I’ll look up the exact number) and minimalist heels. I am no novice to reinventing the versatility of necklaces and wearing them in hair instead, the The little white dress post being another example of this statement.
You might notice that I am wearing a lot of pearls in the images – this is because I really love them, have invested heavily in these beautiful pieces and also inherited quite a bunch. If you are planning on purchasing natural pearls or would just like to know more about these amazing gems, make sure you read my feature on all things pearls – My ashes, my pearls.
Why is style greater than Gatsby? Because he’s not only dead, he never existed and yet the style of his era is immortal.