Having safely defeated the faces of evil (see... Parisian real estate agents) I am still being caused to fret by the aftereffects of great battle (see... lease signing/key handover), and have buildings on the brain (and budgets. budgets too!) Buildings on a budget? Perhaps that's why I've been having sudden cravings for structure and geometry that I can control. (See... ordering House of Holland's building, alphabet and panetone tights, and endless doodles of cubes when I'm on the phone)) And lusting after artworks with order in, like so...
At any rate, I've been on an Etsy trawl once more (The POWER of the consumer...vs. the powerlessness of a student faced with real estate) and been finding some structure I could control (were I not paying extortionate rent...) Starting with some beautiful beautiful clothes from desirapesta.
My obsession with ovesized knits should have been clear with the yookoo chains, but this is awesome too. It's like what would happen if you taught my dog how to knit in the best way possible- chunky, messy, lively and fun.
I love cord. Not sure why. Perhaps its because have a fondness for the 90s when I wore pocahontas leggings, hot pink corduroys and Barbour jackets. So this skirt (sold out) from HiAnnie brings back my youth, in a more grown up way (Shmexy).
These next lot are all from chichicraft, empty at the moment but letting you preview collections. Saving the best for last, yay!
I would go into more detail, except that they're mysterious and have no profile information. hmmm. oh well, I'm not really bothered if they're using oompa loompa's, because the clothes are so ppppeeeeerdy..
Salutations dear readers! Just in case you think I've become a flake...
(Sorely mistaken, I was always a flake)
A literate flake, but a flake nonetheless....
...I will present my excuses (With the aid of small dog)
I have been sailing....
sailing..... (at night)
and sailing! (against my will, stolen away to crew.... like a pirate)
Mayhap I'll be the next Lady Mary Killigrew, captaining a ship, giving a cut under the table to Elizabeth I... who sent her vice admiral to catch her, who happened to be Lord killigrew.... ah...Piracy.
TO PARIS I GO (on the 26th)
Where I intend...
to make...You get the picture... right? A big S*****
My life is a bit chaotic atm. First abroad, now trying to seal the deal on an appartment near St. Denis. But anyway, since I'm being so efficient, I've decided to procrastinate by thinking which shop i could ever buy my entire wardrobe from (capsule-stylin' yo!). Rather than throw myself in with the hoardes at topshop, to risk becoming a spleen with no sense of its ideal, I think i would chug on down to pixiemarket (really, who makes spleen references except weirdos? And someone labelled me a scenester the other day. Seriously? I make spleen references and you think I am down enough to make it with that crowd??? hahaha)
Although I would totally wear all of that, tracking down things on websites worn with other things annoys me (handy links or commentary like mother of all cool boden please?) so for now i would just imaginarily invest in these Acid wash grey treggings? jeggings? w/e. I nominate them leggings. Anyone who feels differently is an arse. Just FM $78
Only drop crotch pants to slim thighs in a photograph? ever? Perhaps. All I know is Blue bleach print drop crotch jersey pant with side slit pockets. Bleach? check. POCKETS? check. OK, i'm down. They have pockets. Rekiem $93
I love burnout, I hate wondering what to do with my bra. PERFECT! haha. No, secretly its the cape like shape and my childhood urge to be a fairy-princess-spy-superhero-astronaut. Subtlest spy EVER. haha. Aki $66
Mayhem slash booty by maud. Provides own ventilation. Kick ass zip too! Maud $179
LBD? Screw that, I'm onto LSD -- little statement dress. This is very little. Don't ask me what AdM stands for. AdM $139
Flowery satin jumpsuit with POCKETS. (again, i like pockets.) Sold. Liquorish $83
On the site they call this a light denim jodhpur, but i refuse so t do. Breeches? perhaps. Harem pant? meeh.... Tapered?...fine. But jodhpur...for riding horses with???? NOOOO. Did I ever tell youu about the time I worked in Barbour on Madison Avenue? Park avenue princesses would wander in, look st the riding jodhpurs and ask me time and time again if they were some new form of skinny jean (I guess the new one would be tregging). Eventually, I gave up, and just said yes (You know who to blame if in 2006/7 you saw people wandering around NY in riding jodhpurs) Just like giving into the old boys jokes as to whether I came with the store (english accent... english store....bad combination) Enough with the tangent... Orphan age $189
I rarely where tees anymore, and this is largely due to my heckles with necklines (too high round-neck, too low scoop). And prints. BUT I LOVE THIS ONE. Why? 1) neckline. 2) print with glasses on a neckless to dangle in front! genius! I couldn't make this myself! BONUS POINT to Paul the dreamer with glasses (I feel like a game show host)! And I suppose if you only have one tee-shirt, you wouldn't mind the hefty price tag. meh. hefty. Daydream Nation $132
Just FM again, with a handy dandy 'Grey-luna' roll-neck. As modelled with above acid-wash leggings. Leggings. Looks comfy. Stylin'. Thin arms balance it well proportionately. Just FM $108
Oooh I love those shorts. Maybe I'll bother to track'em down. But this double-breasted bastardisation of a blazer and a tux is the ticket. More pockets...yay! Balances out them drop-crotch. (mmm...comfy....) Orphan age $173
FINALLY, on a parisian note... I WAN'T THESE REPOSITIONABLE PURPLE CHALKBOARDS!!
$15.25 =BARGAIN Only shippable to US territories...natch... wankery tools.