Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Today I am wearing my merino wool cardigan from H&M over my charcoal grey cashmere jumper. I bought the jumper in a vintage shop in Portabello. Both worn over my Zara oversized shirt this is a good Spring outfit - the cardi is warm enough to merit a no coat day.
Posted by Cat and the choir at 19:11
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Apologies for the poor photography - my camera has been playing up so these photos are just from my I-phone.
Today I am wearing my Zara coat and printed shirt with my Dad's cashmere jumper. I love the way my charcoal palette pops against the orange motif behind.
Posted by Cat and the choir at 12:22
Friday, 17 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
On Saturday I decided to spent my day swanning about central London. I spent the first part of my day at the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy and the second part on Dover Street. The Hockney exhibition was really inspiring - I would thoroughly recommend you going if you get a chance.
The latter was spent mooching about, drinking cups of coffee and window shopping. Between Dover Street Market, Acne and APC I was seriously snap-happy. The merchandising in Dover Street Market is a visual treat to say the least - I love visiting the store. It is an exhibition in itself. However, my favourite store to visit has to be Dover Street's Acne. The merchandise is generously spaced apart allowing the clothes to speak for themselves. I particularly liked these concrete columns showcasing their statement heels.
What do you think of Acne?
Posted by Cat and the choir at 23:33
Saturday, 11 February 2012
All clothes: Topshop
Sandals: Steve Madden
On Thursday, I was invited along to the Personal Shopping Topshop event at the Oxford Circus store. We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the nine piece Mary Katrantzou collection which was made up of 'hyperrealist' printed tunics and trousers. Fuelled with champagne and nibbles the Topshop styling team closed the store for us so we could shop about. Here are a few snaps from my changing room. I bought the skirt and shirt.
Posted by Cat and the choir at 20:24
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Leather pants: Zara
I was sent this beautiful bracelet from the lovely people at Goodley PR. From Miquella, this multi arrow head bracelet is a real show stopper. Worn with soft dusty pinks and creams this bracelet injects a touch of glitz to a workwear outfit.
Check out their range here. Also available at Harrods and House of Fraser.
What do you think of the bracelet?
Posted by Cat and the choir at 20:06
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Over the past few months, I have consciously been trying to inject some colour in to my wardrobe. While muted pastel tones in lemon, mint, dusty pinks and aquatic greens have flooded the high-street (with the seaside and under-water trends) other key colours include burnt orange and yves klein blue. Inspired by the SS12 colour palette, I picked up this top in Cos. I have teamed the tee with some H&M black leggings and my wedges. I particularly like the longer length sleeve and high neckline.
What are your thoughts on burnt orange? Have you seen it a lot across the high-street?
Posted by Cat and the choir at 20:46
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Tee: Lazy Oaf
For those of you who aren't already familiar with Lazy Oaf, you need to be! A mini-sale-inspired shopping spree last week in their Foubert's Place store more than brightened up my day. I couldn't resist - a fiver for a t-shirt.
Lazy Oaf is known for their graphic tees in popping colours, reversible sweaters and their array of fun accessories and graphic print cards.
Today I am sporting one of my new purchases (eek... my austerity boot camp is not going so well) with my wet-look Reiss jeans (bought a few years ago but still fit - yay) and my H&M wedges. The tee round neck comes quite low so I have worn it over my peter-pan collar shirt. Worn under my Sandro coat tucked in or out I am loving this pink tribal-inspired tee. Must be worn with heels though - wearing a long length tee shortens my already ickle legs! These wedges serve to add that much needed height!
Check out the Lazy Oaf website here. What do you think of their collection?
Posted by Cat and the choir at 19:12
Monday, 23 January 2012
Angora sweater: Rokit
Shirt: American Apparel
Leather trousers: Zara
Sandals: Steve Madden
Necklace and rings: Vintage
Rummaging through the rails in Rokit, Camden I came across this angora jumper - what a find! Today I have teamed this little beaut with my white American Apparel shirt and Zara leather trousers. The jumper is the "wow" piece in the outfit and so doesn't need a huge amount of accessorizing. I am wearing a vintage gold chain and ring from my Granny. I have also recently bought a burnt orange tee from Cos which I can't wait to pair under the jumper - the colours will pop!
What are your thoughts on angora? Someone once told me if you put it in the freezer it stops malting on you ... ?! Any tips?
Posted by Cat and the choir at 22:16
Thursday, 12 January 2012
On Wednesday, I was invited to the exclusive SS12 Ted Baker preview show. The event was held at The Dairy on Wakefield Street, London.
I arrived at the venue pretty early to be greeted by the lovely people at Ted and was swiftly taken in to the VIP bloggers' lounge. Here, we were met with delicious croissants, fresh fruit, endless cups of tea and smiley faces.
The show started pretty promptly at 11.30 am. Seated on the front row (with each chair adorned with Ted fleece blankets incase we got cold!) the SS12 preview got off to a strong start. With a pastel 'at the seaside' colour palette the menswear collection was made up of stripey short-sleeve shirts, denim roll-up shorts, satchels and brogues. Colour blocking was key - with dusty pink blazers, raspberry shorts and green chinos.
Womenswear was equally inspiring with prints commonplace across the collection. Retro silhouettes were key with models wearing clinched waists and flowing Fifties skirts. Mustard and lemon yellows were important while Yves Klein blue was also strong. I was particularly taken by the final ball-gown collection made up of floor-length dresses which were so effortlessly elegant.
After the show, each blogger was given a goody bag - filled with Ted treats including a beautiful necklace and 2012 diary.
So, all-in-all, a fabulous day at Ted Baker.
Thank you so much!
What do you think of the Ted SS12 collection? I can't wait to see it in stores.
Posted by Cat and the choir at 23:53
Dr Martins: Camden Market
"You have got to be joking?" My Dad asks in front of the whole family as I walk in to the kitchen wearing my "skinhead" Dr Martin boots. "What are you doing with them?!" He continues.
It is not unusual for my Dad to ask questions about my outfit, but this time he seemed suprised with an air of genuine concern.
"Yep, they are Dr Martins and I promise I am not joining a skinhead gang any time soon Dad", I reply and quickly change the subject onto "what are we having for lunch"...
I do see where he is coming from. For my Mum and Dad, Dr Martins are/or were strongly associated with 1970s "skinhead" violence. The DM was an important and symbolic feature of the skinhead "uniform" so to speak, which was made up of jeans (rolled up to show the boots), braces, shirt (buttoned to the top) and a flight jacket.
Needless to say, despite their connotations, DMs and other lace up platform boots have been key to AW10. Teamed with skinny jeans or flirty dresses construction boots has proved to be a best seller - selling out across the highstreet. I can't see many skinheads wearing DMs and leopard print leggings.
What are your thoughts on the Dr Martin boot?
Posted by Cat and the choir at 10:57