Friday, 31 December 2010

Barn Door

Cardigan: Vintage
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Topshop
Shirt: Very old Primark.

Sometimes the worse looking days turn out to be the nicest days; When rain falls from heavy looking clouds and you just stick a big old cardigan and hope for the best. Chilly walks down grey, remote country lanes can lead to unexpected places and finds, such as discarded false teeth and dilapidated barns. If only everyday was so fruitful.

Photos: MM &L3

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Hotel Mabor

Hat: Topshop
Top: Unknown
Trousers: Very Old Primark
Shoes: New Look, Customised.
Sunglasses: Vintage

So here are some more of the pictures from Portugal that I have been meaning to post for some time now. These are a little more 'touristy' and reflect the more traditional side of our holiday.One evening we wandered into the main town where there was a really great Ice cream parlour that sold pretty much every flavour you could think of, a fountain, and small fair ground with an old fashioned merry-go-round and candy floss vendor. There is always something quite magical about a fair ground, with the lights, noise and movement. It's a shame I'm too old for all the rides.

Top: All Saints thin knit t-shirt
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Vintage
Earrings: Unknown (and I lost one on the beach)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Daddy... I Want a Pony!

    Luella Fall 2006

   Luella Fall 2007

   Luella Spring 2008

Luella.... How I miss thee. Luella has always been, pretty much, my favourite designer. Of course I'm fond of others such as Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Charles Anastase, Erdem and (of Course) Karl Largerfeld for Chanel; but there was always something about Luella that made it different. Maybe, it was that the clothes were all so wearable and fun, it seemed accessible as well as being luxurious, or maybe it was that no one was doing anything like her when it came to whimsy as well as style. Her collections always seemed, I usually dislike that word when it comes to description but I really can't think of a better way of articulating it. I love the inter-play between classic, lady-like tailoring and cute floral's and cartoon prints with a hard edge.

  I was really hurt and sad when her label ended in 2009. I had always dreamed that one day I would own my own little piece of Luella. I remember on a couple of occassion's going into Urban outfitters just to browse her latest collections, and always leaving empty handed and sad because I couldn't afford a £200 cardigan. I even found a nude, leather Giselle Handbag in TKMaxx last year for a low (but still expensive) price, now I wish I had bought it, but alas, I am stingy.
  I really hoped her label would continue some how and she would keep inspiring me and high street trends for years to come.
  So it made me very cheerful when, through a happy accident, I discovered she had written her guide to English Style...I'm hoping it will pop through my letter box next week when it's released.

This nugget of information set me off on an Luella eBay clothing adventure, and Oh My Gosh! I got myself a white cashmere Love!Love!Love! jumper from the Spring 2008 collection, and for a really good price, I also acquired the Luella and EJF collaboration t shirt, which is sooo lovely in real life, and means I can finally stop wearing my sonic youth t shirt all the time.
I will hopefully post some pictures of them both soon...

   Luella Fall 2008. My favourite ever collection... I want to dress like witch all the time.

  Luella Spring 2009

  Luella Spring 2010. The collection..How amazing is that pink Dress and A-line powder blue coat?

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