Sweatshirt: Karl Lagerfeld, Lace shorts: Stella McCartney, Shoes: Nike, Bag: Chanel, Jacket: Zara
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.
Faux Fur: Rosegal (Gifted), Pencil Skirt: Gianfranco Ferrè, Bag: Chanel, Lace Hat: Creations by Liv Free, Necklace: Gift from le boyf, Nails: Jacava (Gifted Seductress and Gold)
Images by Ahmed el Fayed
A look that’s a bit Morticia and a bit Marlene Dietrich. Overall, kind of me.
I am sometimes scared of the colour my eyes turn when in the sun, however I see it as a sure sign that if there’s a zombie apocalypse, I’ll blend right in and survive.
Hat with Lace Veil: Creations by Liv Free (made possible by Barclaycard), Coat: Zara, Earrings: Chanel
Images by Ahmed el Fayed
Not to be confused with the bee keeper look or functionality, lace veils will not protect you from insects. They don’t really hide your face either. They distort it thus adding mystery and making you a plausible suspect in an Agatha Christie like story.
While they were extremely popular in the first half of the twentieth century, their popularity has continued to wane in recent times; but saying that they are not fashionable now is a faulty statement as well. These days (and it is unfortunate) there are four main occasions when it is totally okay to wear a hat with a black lace veil:
at a funeral
at an evening party
at Fashion Week
at a themed party
I personally am likely to wear a veiled hat as I see fit because messing with people’s minds is just so much fun. Take these images for instance; don’t they make you wonder, what the hell am I doing being all moody and mysterious? That’s right. Keep on wondering. I ain’t tellin’ nobody nothin’.
Instead, I will talk to you about my passion for young independent British design talent. Say hello to Alivya Free, the designer of this veiled beauty. Liv does handmade headgear which I hope to see in movies, theatres as well as more of on my own head. You see, I am eyeing a certain kokoshnik that I simply NEED to own in time for music festival season.
You can see me wearing yet another veiled hat here. You get it, I like ‘em.