Blouse: Ralph Lauren, Trousers: Alice by Temperley, Bag: Coach, Blazer: Dolce&Gabbana, Necklace: JeannieRichard, Earrings: Chanel, Pumps: Schuh
Images: Safeera Sarjoo Location: London, UK
The colour brown is one those that does not frequent in the blogosphere or in the fashion sphere in general. Of course, I am not talking about those sandy, warm colours that you see on MaxMara wool coats or Burberry tweed jackets and trenches, nor am I talking about perfect brown leather or suede accessories. I am talking about clothing. Think brown dresses, blazers, tops, trousers, skirts and the like. The reason for this is that generally the colour brown is considered to be black’s awkward ugly sister. Because brown in not quite black and not quite dark navy. It’s somewhere in a seperate space and time. Perhaps it’s the bad choices of the 70s going on 80s when brown suits with flared bottoms were all the rave – and to many it still has that cheesy, have-we-stepped-into-a-porn-flick-set vibe.
The truth is that brown is incredibly tricky to style. Styling it with green may leave you looking like a weirdo, styling it with yellow may work well or if the shades are wrong may end up in a style suicide. Styling it with other hues, including other shades of brown itself may end up really and truly awkward. It’s just a seriously awkward and challenging shade to wear.
I’ve had this Dolce&Gabbana blazer in my wardrobe for ages – I’ve worn it casually but never on this blog in fear of making you feel that 70s porn flick vibe that I referred to before: bon-chika-wow-wow, chika-boo-ya-boogie-woogie-pow-poooow. But this particular styling; with some Ralph Lauren lace, some blush oversized trousers, a somewhat Eastside hairdo and gold jewellery convinced me that unless I mention that porn thing, no one would ever think that. But what kind of blogger would I be, having the opportunity to make you sing bow-chika-wow-wow aloud and not taking it?
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Jacket: Christian Dior, Skirt: H&M, Ankle Boots: Irregular Choice, Top: Maje, Pearl Jewellery: Marina Rozen, Bag: Chanel, Ring: Present from le Boyf Images: Ahmed Fayed
Location: Surrey, UK
Meow. The whole outfit looks very Dior New Look until you notice the cats, that is. Much like the internet’s inexplicable obsession with lolcats – fashionistacats are also slowly creeping into our closets. I sah-wear I didn’t notice how these two got into mine but they are very welcome guests.
It’s not really surprising that all of the sudden cats are the print to wear. Givenchy for instance displayed its love for some big kittehs. I am talking about the signature panther print – just try telling me that you don’t want that panther and florals print jacket or top. I mean seriously. Don’t even. No.
Meanwhile demonic cats are not reserved for Halloween anymore either; I tend to wear these Irregular Choice ankle boots all year round and they still seem to stun people to a point where I am stopped on the street and asked how/why/where/wow.
The business cat top too is something that I adore wearing. It’s so geeky and sweet, it makes people assume I am so quirky and almost as cute as the next K-Pop band… before they notice the demon cat buckles and start second guessing.
Sweatshirt: Karl Lagerfeld, Lace shorts: Stella McCartney, Shoes: Nike, Bag: Chanel, Jacket: Zara Location: London, UK
It’s true, I am embracing the sporty trend in my own way. It still has to be feminine, not straight-forward and a slight bit risque – in come the Stella McCartney lace shorts which are a dream. They are a thing right now apparently (my thing at least) ever since the Aussie brand Lover introduced the design.
Similarly to Stella’s shorts being pretty much glued to my ass, these Nike shoes have become my newest go-to shoes. I wear these sneakers more often than I wear heels these days. If someone ever told me I’d wear running shoes more than stilettos, I would question that person’s sanity. And now that it happened, I am questioning my own – and what I am asking mainly is WHY have they not entered my life any sooner?
Speaking of sneakers, I read in CITY AM that City folk have slowly morphed into the most fashionable people in London. May I just add that EVERYONE wears sports shoes in the Bank area, I ain’t the only-lonely rolling up to work in awesome Nikes. However, loads of office workers actually change to courts/ballet flats as soon as they start sipping their decaf lattes at their desks. With so many awesome sneaker designs around I reckon doing so is almost ungodly. Sports shoes are having a moment, enjoy it while it lasts.