“I hate the term ‘hippie chic’. Hippies are not chic. I should know, I married one.”
“… with new SS09 deliveries!” emailed the PR for Feathers as she pinged over a whole heap of new-season jpegs for me to ogle. My eyes immediately zoomed in on this Dmitrios Dassios fringed bag. Just the thing to wear to my favourite reggae all-dayer on Sunday…
Interest suitably piqued, I logged on to his website to discover two more works of art. Beautiful, no?
Kanye and krew in Paris at Comme Des Garcons courtesy of Jak & Jil. “I HAVE TO SAY THAT KANYE IS VERY WARM AND FRIENDLY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS FANS AT FASHION WEEK. HE’LL ALWAYS MAKES TIME TO STOP FOR A PHOTO OR CONVERSATION WITH ANY ONE OF [HIS] FANS. WHAT A GOOD SPORT.”
Taking these pictures yesterday it really made me aware of the great people-watching that can pass you by if you’re not on the look-out. There must have been hundreds of photo-ops that I missed purely because my camera couldn’t keep up with my eyes. Using a tiny digital camera means that it’s really easy to take photos in places like Harrods where photography isn’t allowed. And shooting from the waist or chest meant that the punters weren’t aware either. (I did feel a bit weird taking pics of children though. Isn’t that like, illegal or something?)
(PS: Those are Valextra bags up there. I never thought I’d see a 75% off sign next to them in my lifetime!)
So I’m not going to bitch about the annoying predictability of ‘florals are new for spring!’ (like, when are they not?), instead I’ve picked up on an agreeable micro-trend – masculine florals. This gives florals a whole new slant. I just could not wear a traditional floaty floral tea dress, however much I like stroking them in vintage shops or picture them styled with brothel creepers and a scuffed-up studded denim jacket. But the pastoral print imagined on a boyish blazer, trouser suit, Dr Martens or skinny jeans? Now that’s a different story. (On a side note it’s good to see Dr Martens getting it right after those nasty high-heeled horrors they tried to trick us into last year.)
I’ve fallen madly in love with this blog that my friend Sarah alerted me to. What Katie Wore is a ‘what I wore today’ blog with a difference. Katie has challenged herself to wear a different outfit every day for a year and is documenting it on her blog. The best bit is she has the most amazing archive of clothes…including legwear. Aren’t those tights killer? I’m hoping to get an interview with her and her boyfriend Joe (who takes the pics and writes the blurb) so stay tuned.