…And another cat hat
Whilst red telephone boxes look rather charming and British and all that, they are really just bright red toilets and/or advertising space for ladies of the night, as I discovered when goofing around with my pal Dina and taking some snaps. Consider that a warning! It had been a very long time since I’d actually required the use of a telephone box. I think the last time might have been a few years ago when Miguel fell asleep, locking me out of the house – he didn’t even answer and I found myself biding my time in McDonalds. Still, they look quite nice, don’t they?
I thought I fit in quite well in my red coat – like one of the Queen’s guards perhaps, only wearing cat ears on my head rather than a bearskin (no cats were harmed in the making of this hat, promise). Again, my adoration for animal-themed accessories earned me a few funny looks, but that just made me smile- people take fashion too seriously!
Bright colours are definitely on my agenda for the next month or so until it’s time to get my pale legs out again. Even if it isn’t bright outside, there is no reason that I shouldn’t be, right?! x
Hat - YesStyle.co.uk | Coat - ASOS
Bag - DVF via Monnier Freres | Shoes - Clarks
On the morning of the second day of London Fashion Week, I tweeted that I resembled a marshmallow in my pink, cream and mint get-up. And here is your proof! It’s safe to say that I’m fed up of Winter, so as soon as the sun reared it’s shiny head over the weekend, I made the most of it by cracking out a sugary pastel colour palette. And on another note…
I strolled with my pals Dunya and Laia over to Somerset House after the Orla Kiely presentation to witness the circus surrounding the tent. I can’t help but agree with the infamous Suzy Menkes article when I see young girls teetering on the cobbles in their impossibly high heels, showing off which invitations they managed to get their mitts on this season. Street style isn’t street style anymore, how can it be so when people plan their outfit weeks in advance to please blokes with big lenses? I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t guilty of pre-meditating my looks based on what has or hasn’t already been photographed for WishWishWish, but guess what? I threw on this skirt and jumper combo that morning and couldn’t give two hoots that I wasn’t photographed by a single street style snapper. I just wanted to look nice for myself – remember that?
So, we found a quiet little corner and played part in our own photoshoot, probably not any less contrived, but definitely a lot more fun (you only had to witness Dunya attempting to climb up on the wall for a picture and my subsequent fit of laughter to see that we take ourselves far from seriously). I’ve been doing this for nearly 5 years now, it feels so normal to take pictures of myself to put on the internet. I can see how other people might not understand – I’m used to the expressions on people’s faces as I explain what I do here. That’s why I try not to think about it too much and just accept it, reminding myself that I’ve been so fortunate as a result.
Ahhh, blogging. Weird, isn’t it? x
Jumper - Miss Selfridge | Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Shoes - YesStyle.co.uk | Bag - Furla
Seal Your Love
Legend has it that if you and your sweetheart attach a padlock to a bridge, and throw the key down into the water below, it will seal your love forever. Beautiful, right? These padlock-adorned bridges can be seen worldwide, but particularly so in the ever-romantic Paris, where thousands of couples have etched their initials onto locks and attached them to the Pont des Arts, declaring their eternal love for each other.
This was the inspiration for Louis Vuitton’s latest fine jewellery collection, Lockit. I was lucky enough to get to road test a couple of my favourite pieces on a little Valentines date alone on Hampstead Heath at the beautiful Pergola and Hill Gardens. As if the story behind the collection wasn’t enough to capture my imagination, the dainty pieces feature functioning padlocks as clasps. I fell particularly hard for the pink gold bracelet – a piece your loved one would have to ‘lock’ in to place on your wrist using the tiny ‘LV’ inscribed lock.
If you’re a hopeless romantic like me, keep an eye out on the Louis Vuitton Foursquare page, as they’ll be sharing a few of my favourite romantic spots in London in time for the 14th! My first being this secret garden, nestled away on the Heath. It was empty on our visit, aside from a few elderly couples, but I find that all the more romantic (there is nothing like an old couple holding hands, am I right?). Whether you’re on a date with your other half or your best friend, I couldn’t recommend visiting here enough – I’m so excited to see how it transforms in Summer. x
Blouse - Louis Vuitton Cruise 2013 | Bag - Louis Vuitton Alma BB | Shoes - Louis Vuitton