- My new outlook on fashion began with the first pair of Wayfarers that I'd purchased in LA. I then lived in Manchester for a while and grew to love the grungy alternative English style. Europe gave me a new perspective on fashion exposing me to styles such as the Spanish hippy and Parisian class. Now I feel more aware of looks, styles and trends and hope to explore those observations through this blog. Enjoy!
I'll be back up and running soon. After my short trip to Manchester (the football is on), a long weekend in London and a week or so in Paris (oh the winter sales). Oh and after that I'll be home... for a bit.
Anyway so I have found some FANTASTIC places in Madrid, Spain. Places that only locals really know and that tourists don't come across. It helps when you're staying with locals.
Rastro Market (Embajordes) is ace for anything leather, jewellery, hippy clothes, scarfs, hats, general accessories and a bunch of other random things. Watch your bag - this place is a thieves playground. Sundays only - get involved.
No no it's not what you're all thinking.... personally I think Karl's glasses aren't that shmaz. They do suit him and his personality / look / whatever but they just don't go with the suit and retro belt buckle. Just putting it out there. Sorry Karl.
I can't really talk as my fashion can often be quite conservative (i prefer "classic") which I am on a mission to change as i think i've discussed earlier.. Anyway so while reading white lightening this morning and seeing her update on GG i thoguht i'd do a bit of a trawl through CW's GG image library. I found the above. WHAT THE HELL WAS SHE THINKING. i'm sorry Willa Holland (aka. Agnus) but the black cowboy boots with those foul tie die stockings accompanied with a layered mesh skirt and that sash is totally disgusting. statement, yes. but looks more like she's heading to a bad taste beauty queen party. it's just wrong. i'm done.
Another day. But it's Friday - BRING ON THE WEEKEND BABY.
That's my bitch for the day.
Example: I was able to get from their site to see the coolest boots by Chronicles of Never .... ahh so good.
How hot are these booties I want to be an elf now..
Actually I was once and Mum made the cutest outfit but that's another story...
It's been a slow start in my fashion stakes... being in the design industry I think brings it to full frontal. You're comfronted by beautiful people every day. That usually can put an outfit together so well! I feel the need to attempt to become more stylish so i'm hitting up designers websites and checking out the worldwide talent. Absolutely loving Tavi the Style Rookie who is my inspiration. Can you believe i'm taking fashion tips from a 12 year old? She is totally brilliant though and I dig her style. Rookie? I dunno...From Tavi the Style Rookie
So after reading Tavi's blog and others I decided that it was imperative I start up a new one. I just got the urge. I think it's like a new calling or something.. or an old calling getting louder.
It began with my first pair of wayfarers.
Made in Italy - Ray Ban Wayfarers.
They are (also) my inspiration. I think my mother may have had a pair in her chic cool 80s days... I love how fashion does the rounds.
Anyway so Ray Ban Wayfarers have become such iconic sunglasses that even the greatest stars have a pair. Rock stars, movie stars, fashion icons, fashionistas, men, women, teenagers, children... everybody who's anybody who's slightly interested in current trends and fashion has a pair. Sienna, Heath (RIP), Kate, Micha, LiLo, Nicole... even Paris (although I think she copied off Nicole) has a pair... If you're a true lover of this movement then you have a real pair. I myself was once given a pair of fake ones... they were okay for a festival where you don't want your glasses getting trashed but absolutely nothing beats the Italian make of REAL Wayfarers.
I don't think there is any other style of sunglasses that truely compares... Aviators (thank you Mr. Cruise) have come close - Ray Ban also famously invented those babies.
So yeh. My (late) jump into the fashion circuit started with the purchase of my very first tortise shell (sad I didn't go black but I'm blonde and it suits me better anyway) Ray Ban Wayfarers in none other than sunny Los Angeles. No regrets. My Wayfarers are hot and I definitely feel trendy in them.
So now that i've started to be a bit more experimental with fashion (thank you Manchester for helping me out here) lets see how I get on. And let's have a look at what inspires or dispises me along the way...