Edita wears | Mind The Gap

District Line1979 District - Misha Black 1978 iPad from Virgin Media
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Blazer: Haute Hippie, Flare Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Coral top: By Malene Birger, Wedges: Weekend by MaxMara, scarf: vintage, clutch: iPad case gifted to me by Virgin Media. You can get one here
Images by Ming Lun Chan
Location: London, UK

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.

I also wore some 70s gear here.

Edita wears | The Nicole Farhi Dress

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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)
Location: London, UK

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.

Edita wears | Blending In, Standing Out

Edita in Givenchy TopEdita in Givenchy silk blouse Versace yellow jeans Calvin Klein bagEdita Versace jeans, Givenchy top, JR cuffEdita and Whittaker HouseEdita with turquoise earrings

Jeans: Versace, Blouse: Givenchy, Bag: Calvin Klein, Pumps: Schuh, Cuff: JeannieRichard, Earrings and ring: presents from the boyf
Location: London, UK

The title of the post has two parts and two meanings. The first is the fact that while I blend into the white walls on the pics – the yellow jeans serve as a nice contrast. Plus coloured jeans are very now.

The second part is the fact that my blog stood out just enough for it to be shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan’s Blog Awards 2012 in the New Fashion Blog Category. So, pret-a-people, please show your support for pret-a-reporter and VOTE VOTE VOTE!

Click on the button below, enter your email (Cosmo will need it only to send you a password if you wish to enter that space again) and vote for pret-a-reporter in the New Fashion Blog Category!


Now I will spend days checking out other blogs that were shortlisted, they all look amazing. Thank you Cosmopolitan!