Hi all and welcome to June.
It has been far too long since I last posted, but I have an excuse!
I have finally made the big move across the world, to Australia, Cairns to be exact. You will have to excuse me for the lack of posting, but I hope things will be back to normal soon, once Lorenzo and I get settled down.
It is so exciting to have a new place to blog from and a gorgeous one at that! I look forward to posting from some new and interesting locations, so stay tuned.
Until then I leave you with an image of my new "hood".
I came to love the track pant last Summer and what I thought was to be but a brief affair, a cheap Summer fling, has turned out to be a reliable staple, making fast friends with the basics in my closet. Surprisingly flattering (although always better with a heel, unless you're of the Gisele, Miranda or Karlie variety) and undeniably comfortable, they are my go to trouser for Summer 2014.
I picked up this pair in ZARA (see link above), opting for an on trend sugary hue with zip detailing. I have paired them with this basic white shirt, that is a cropped boxy version of the crisp classic.
I ended up wearing the look from day to night, and it translated very well to evening, with a cropped leather jacket to fight the evening chill.
Maybe it's the return of 90's minimalism, but these days it seems like the word on the street is all about getting back to the basics. Investing in the classics, returning to classically understated style and timeless beauty. Of course we all have to update this notion of "classic" to fit into our world today, which is why identifying what that means is a never-ending conversation. This week's links will give you some inspiration to that "classic" look that's just right for you.
With the intentions of heading to a warmer climate, sooner rather than later, I am loving the fruity swimwear that River Island has on offer. A little bit retro and very colourful, they are the perfect option to take you from a lazy day on the beach to cocktails at sunset.
Click the links beneath the images for a direct link to the online store.
Today is Katharine Hepburn's birthday, so I am taking this moment to appreciate her for the Style Icon that she was. Her tomboy aesthetic wasn't just a fashion statement, but a step on the road to feminism. This bright, eccentric and strong willed woman was ahead of her time and a feisty rule breaker. In her own words:
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."
Hepburn's mother was originally a suffragette, so perhaps this where here innovative thinking came from on how women should be and what they should wear.
Her style can be described as a uniform of khaki or black, wide leg trousers and men's tailored shirts. She chose comfort over glamour, yet always looked effortlessly elegant. A true champion of masculine chic, she turned the term "Tomboy" on it's head.
“I wore pants when they weren’t fashionable; I sat down on the curb if I
was tired; I did what I wanted and what I thought was reasonable so
long as I didn’t hurt anyone. But is that so unusual?”
While the other actresses of her time followed a pattern of being blonde, busty and submissive to their witty male co-stars, both on screen and in real life, Hepburn was out-spoken, witty and more often than not she out witted the males around her. She once told Calvin Klein:
“I realised long ago that skirts are hopeless. Anytime I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, ‘Try
one. Try a skirt.’”
About two years ago I read a book called, How to Hepburn, by Karen Karbo. It is a funny and interesting read on how to manage life as a modern woman, according to Hepburn.
Every week, whether browsing online or by doing a round of the shops, I always have one particular piece that I see and that I just can't get out of my head. This week I am dreaming of this sugar pink, biker jacket from ZARA. The cut and zip design is exquisite! The only word is perfection.....
Normally I think, "if I can't have it, no one can!" ....but here is the link anyways: Click here