Fashion

chapeau

May 14, 2018

A flat, wide brimmed hat may be the topper for summer ’18. I keep seeing them about the place. It’s the very opposite of the one I wore last summer, a whimsical straw hat, with a crown tall enough to double as a bucket. I like this flat roof, but not enough to buy the Jacquemus version. Instead, I’ll pop into Zara and give this one a whirl. Yes, if the hat fits, I think you’ll do nicely.

summer silhouette

May 11, 2018

There aren’t too many pieces from Aussie brand, Posse that I don’t want for summer. The siona pant in lemon yellow; the ducky shorts in an orange stripe; the Margot dress in dusty rose. It’s all so simple, light and feminine. I may be on the other side of wearing a bandeau, but if I could, this mustard yellow number would be the one. The Posse line is designed in Australia, and made by hand by Balinese craftswomen. Join the posse.

brazier

May 9, 2018

You’ve got to have a certain confidence to wear your bra over your sweater. Grey velvet, helps. So does a firm bust. I like this look. I’ll never wear it –– I’ve worn the same plain Jane bras for a decade –– but I do like it. I’ll take the neck bangle, too. That I’d wear with confidence.

better in blue jeans

May 4, 2018

I can’t remember the last time I didn’t wear jeans –– it’s been months. I’m lucky that my lifestyle allows me to. These days, even the dressiest shindig is littered with denim. Fabulous blouse, killer shoes, and you’re good for a gala. My grandmother (no denim after sundown) would be appalled at the thought. But I like the high low. Of course, nothing’s better than a cotton t-shirt and two barefeet. That’s how jeans were born to be worn.

if the slipper fits

May 1, 2018

A modern twist on the classic Venetian gondolier’s slipper, is how Le Monde Beryl describes its beautiful, jewel tone flats. The fuschia satin mule is my favourite, (surprise, surprise) but in fantasy land, I’d own at least ten colours. I’d wear them everywhere, and with everything –– yes, even under joggers to the corner shop. And just imagine how pretty they’d look lined up in an entryway.

combo

May 1, 2018

Some colour combinations are always good. But only Lauren Hutton can pull off Ketchup and Mustard (the Hellman’s kind). This outfit is all sorts of brilliant, capped off with a winning topper and a perfectly imperfect smile. The rest of us would look like walking condiment caddies. Hot dog, diggity dog.

sugar and spice

April 11, 2018

I’ve always loved the fabulous clash of bright red and shocking pink, but increasingly, I’m enjoying the softer shades of rose paired with a dark burgundy. The colours in this outfit are gorgeous, more chic and subtle than their high wattage sisters. And who can live without a bag that looks like a mini hat box?

linked in

April 4, 2018

My grandmother often wore cufflinks, and I found it so chic. Because I love anything monogrammed, I can see myself wearing large gold discs with my initials engraved into them. These 1950s Cartier fans are gorgeous, and so are these lapis beauties. Andrew Grima designed stunning cufflinks, and one can never go wrong with Tiffany knots. But iron my shirts as crisply as my grandmother did, that I’ll never do.

printastique

April 4, 2018

Not everyone can pull of le mix & match, but this girl’s doing it with aplomb. I love her outfit –– it’s chic, off centre, and totally comfortable. Trifecta complete, in my book. I might trade in the shark teeth sandals for a pair of Converse, or a good looking mule. But that’s me. Everything else, I’m nicking.

cat eye

March 29, 2018

I own a lot of sunglasses, and now I’ve got my eye on this Gucci cat eye that reminds me so much of my Great Auntie Polyxene’s glasses, that I feel I must have them. She was small like me, even in chunky heels, but she always wore her lilac hair in a bouffant on the top of her head which gave her an inch or two more. She would have loved these glasses, little white crystals and all. At Christmastime she used to give me money, $50 dollars or so, and tell me to go out and buy myself a gift. Once I remember spending it on a pair of olive green kitten boots which I wore until they had no heel left. What do you think, Auntie P, retro sunnies for Spring?

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