Monday, 27 December 2010
Red minidress seeks cape to complement
So, in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I'd post a vaguely festive looking outfit. You may have seen this red dress once already here back in July, proving how versatile it is whatever the weather. I bought it from a charity shop in Bristol a while ago and it has been incredibly useful in these chilly temperatures.
I love the sixties silhouette, so decided to do a full on Twiggy with a thrifted Zara polo neck and a vintage brooch from my paternal grandmother.
The furry hat is from Kangol - that classic label has been popping up all over the place in my hat collection. Kangol, you are officially my new favourite brand (alongside Jaeger). I 'appropriated' the black leather boots from my mum, and the very beautiful charm bracelet was given to me by the wonderful Pearl as part of a 'get better' package I recieved while recovering from surgery in hospital. It is festooned with little russian dolls and tea pots, and reminds me of a Tom Binns piece. Thank you so much Pearl!
Now, it being winter and all, my favourite outfits tend never to be seen outside as they're hidden under lots of layers. But here this thrifted cape was the perfect final touch. It's reversible, meaning I will probably post the grey tweed side at some point too, and cost the hefty sum of £2.50 from my favourite local charity shop! There's also a Jaeger white cardigan underneath that belonged to my Great-Grandma.
The day I wore this my family and I met up with lovely Jill for a scrumptious lunch and some quick photos before having to cut the visit short as my Dad was feeling ill. So you might see it popping up on her blog soon too!
The location was an (ahem) ever so glamorous corner of our garden. My back was hurting and I didn't want to walk anywhere in the ice. Luckily, as I mentioned in my last post, snow manages to make everything look more picturesque.
Among some of the favourite books I recieved for Christmas were: an Alexander McQueen book I had been lusting after, Style Book: Fashionable inspirations (which I heartily recommend to anyone who has a love of either fashion or photography), a book on the role of Vogue during the second world war, a french Van Gogh title, a novel called 'The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox' and an illustrated copy of Cider with Rosie.
I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas have had a happy, warm and festive season filled with good things.