Sunday, 28 August 2011


Also on the list of things not coming with me - the collection.
But since I'd packed an awful lot of of my clothes, the blue dress was the only nice thing* I had to wear for a family meal.

things that fly dress//topshop shoes//avon lipstick in instant mocca

*that fit me. Though the waist strap only fits before I have a three course meal, evidently.

Saturday, 27 August 2011


I still have to pack.
Packing for 7 months is still hard.
I've been wearing things I'm not taking, but that's harder than it seems, too.
I haven't got much to add...
I don't know why the pic is so blurry.

h&m crop top + blouse + necklace//topshop trousers + shoes

Saturday, 20 August 2011


Do you remember June, when I had loads to write about? 'Tis but a distant memory now.

August is a slow month, and I've been preoccupied with moving and making as much money as possible from ebay and car boot sales to help with that (and I'm moving countries, nonetheless - I'm off to Berlin next Tuesday for seven months or more, so hopefully I'll have more to write about there... *shrug*)

Enough about me.

I came across illustrator Rachel Meckling on tumblr and instantly loved her sketchy illustrations - the pencil faces are adorable and the colours and patterns on the clothes are fantastic. Some of her drawings below include looks by House of Holland, Band of Outsiders and LAMB, and her blog contains lots more sketchy girls with cute faces and abstract photography.

Friday, 5 August 2011


As in I have left the house, and have worn something of vague interest. Vidi:

vintage dress+shirt+jacket+brooch+ring//topshop belt//
2nd hand shoes//H&M rings//primark socks//avon lipstick

Workin' a Mulberry vibe below the ankles.
The lipstick - I forget which kind, but it's the only lipstick shade Avon do that goes by Instant Mocca - is my favourite shade right now; a bright pink which clashes horrendously with the hair. The last one had been worn down 'til it was flat, after most of the stick broke off in my bag one time. Typical. At least the replacement was only £3, ey?

I noticed a thing in one of the weekend tabloid papers which was along the lines of 'do's and don'ts in fashion', in which 'socks with heels' were one of the don'ts.
'Do's and don'ts' are my ultimate pet hate in fashion - it's bad enough in actual fash mags, but when tabloids and such do such features my first reaction is usually 'who are YOU to tell people what to/what not to wear?!'
Style is an expression of individuality, yo.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

uncle karl for the masses.

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's.
Chanel style for the everyday American (I assume it won't be available outside the US... does Macy's online ship oversees?)


I love the first dress. The leatherette trousers/high necked top combo is awesome, if a little something-Rachel-from-Friends-would've-worn-in-the-late-90s, and that last coat seems - teehee - a little familiar (sos, but black/white/grey flecked wool coats with a military whiff are always gonna make me smirk in a knowing fashion from now on.), but everything has the kind of look and feel of Chanel on a budget. Which makes sense, since Karl is so much more known for Chanel and his sunglasses than he is his own label anymore...

PS, you have seen Karl-sans-sunnies by now, yes?