Friday, 18 December 2009

Battle winter blues with a look at Spring

Opening Ceremony has just released some photo's of its spring 2010 collection and it looks, well just take a look.

Not all the looks have these trousers but i'm quite fond of them and the whole thing is so simple. Well fitted slim trousers, beautiful sandals and a light and stunning t-shirt. Does it get any better?

We yes it gets better, i dont know if it is only me but i love jackets with slim sleeves and this one pushes that to the extreme. Slim arms and beautiful length i've kind of fell in love with this already and i dont think i'm going to get it out of my head until i can wear it in a few long cold months time.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Candle Light

Becasue of a strange arrangement in my room i cant charge my phone and laptop and use the lights. Seeing as i need to read i am having to light my room with a large pile of vinilla scented tea-lights a bought a couple of weeks back ( with the added advantages of alittle extra warmth and getting rid of some of the stale smoke smell which lingers in here).

Those two beautiful Carolyn Massey shirts are hung from my picture rail at the moment and they look even better by candle light, on close inspection and seeing as im looking for any distraction from work nearly all my clothes look better in candle light than under horrible bulb light which i've had a distaste of for quite a while.

This got me thinking about Against Nature by Huysmans, in this rather slow moving novel the main (only) character Des Esseintes studies a multitude of swatches to discover what colours would work best under lamp light before he paints his room. So why dont designers take more consideration about how night-life light effects colour when a lot of the times we wear out best clothes at night and for example greys which look almost silver in day light can turn in to murky brownish tones under yellow light sources.

Yesterday was the final day of the Carolyn Massey sample sale and the first day i could get along. After getting lost in hackney for 45 minutes and freezing myself to the core i got to flick through the few pieces left and made a couple of purchases.

I bought this greyish blue shirt with collar bar for £89 which was far over my intended budget on its own but i've been debating the collar bar for quite some time and it really is a beautiful shirt. Haven't worked out how to wear it yet to be honest. It doesn't really fit into my normal skinny jeans desert boot and shirt/t-shirt look and i need to decide how to make it look casual enough that i don't feel like a bit of a posh twat in it.
Apart from that i also picked up a white shirt which buttons down the right hand side seeam and then over the shoulder. It only cost me £15 which is a bit of a bargain if you ask me and it really is very, very nice. I think i might even like it more than the above mentioned one, the fit may not be as perfect and the material as nice but none the less it just works for me. It is simple and uncomplicated but really quite unusual and I feel awfully comfortable wearing it just like one of my other shirts.

If any of you missed it you really did miss out on a lot , sorry, but its true.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Oh and follow up to the parka issue i bought this one from topman

Cant get the image so the link will have to do.
I dont like the photo with the sleeves rolled up but i was very impressed with it, nice and autumnal a little to late i fear but it may do me another jacket through the bitter winter in london.

ive been off here for so very long now. Had great plans to force myself to blog at least once a day but i can't seem to get around to tweet once a day let alone write anything of any substance.
Anywho, was at the UCL Christmas carol concert tonight and through all the festivities couldn't help but notice two things;

1 how inappropriately dressed i was, their was nothing festive about me
2 how damn cold i was.

And so to kill two birds with one stone i must go buy myself a Christmas jumper soon very soon.

On other news im slightly infatuated with this photo at the moment

Im not sure why but the proportions just seem right, the long crotch and those three buttons on the trousers the high boots just do it for me. A cheaper and botched together copy may be coming my way very soon. Maybe paired with that newly purchased festive jumper. Well we'll wait and see.