Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Wildfox Western S/S12 Look Book - Even Cowgirls get the Blues

Every year Christmas seems to be over with more and more quickly, this year being no exception... One minute I was desperately looking forward to catching the train home at lunchtime and the next minute I'm packing up my suitcase again, this time full of iTunes and Boots vouchers. 

What better way to get through this miserable time of nothingness and endless grey days courtesy of January and February than to look forward to summer with gusto through the form of the new S/S12 look book from Wildfox.

I always deeply envious of the girls behind the brand, childhood friends Kimberly Gordon and Emily Faulstich. If you believe their bio, they spend their days 'visiting vintage shops and working out of their studio, where they spread peace and love through their design, inspired by sleepovers and fairies.'

Sounds like a very nice life to me although I'm sure if you look at their success things are now a little more hectic...

This season's collection is a nod to the Western film genre - big hair, cowboy boots, crosses, cow skulls with splashes of desert sun neon yellow, cactus cooler tangerine and the romanticism behind spaghetti westerns of the 1960s.

Find your summer inspiration below...

Wildfox is stocked at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

(images courtesy of wildfox)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

5 Things I Liked About This Christmas

1. Still explaining parts of the plot of Love Actually to my mum, even though we've watched it every year for the last 4 years.

2. The come back of Patsy and Eddie.

3. My mum making up who gifts are from as she goes unwraps them because she can't be bothered to get her glasses and read the gift tags properly.

4. Giving presents more than receiving - the last thing I could have ever imagined aged ten.

5. Polishing off two bottles of Bollinger and one bottle of Laurent Perrier with my mum before lunch because no one else in the house drinks.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Sofa Sanity Sale Selection

For some reason unknown to even myself I ventured into town today to pick up THREE last minute Christmas presents. So unlike me to not a) buy everything online and b) not be militantly organised by September. It was not however as bad as I feared and I came back not only satisfied that I had pulled off last minute present buying without any 'that will have to do' moments but also with my sanity in tact. And he who dares wins - I also got a couple of gifts at a fraction of the price because everyone has gone steamrolling into sale.

Normally I only reserve my sale shopping for higher value items where you can make real savings (actually who am I kidding, I'm always skint) and avoid mid-range stores like the plague whilst they bring out 3 three year old stock from dusty warehouses... This year however whether you're out for a spree or hankering after a steal, there are some great pieces to be picked up and being the kind goodhearted person that I am, I have picked out the highlights for you...

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas at Babington House with 40% off My Wardrobe

So this weekend we headed off to Babington House like the stereotypical Style reading Londoner's that we are, looking to escape the grey concrete and immerse ourselves in rolling green hills. That or just browse the internet and watch X-Factor in a more expensive living room than ours... And it was bliss.We could have easily stayed another day, week, month even.

My favourite part of the weekend was of course people watching - assessing who they were, if they really suited their other half, what labels they were wearing and my current fascination - what they do for a living when they aren't living it up at country spa's in Bath...and if they in fact did anything at all.

If like me, you feel like a bit of an impostor in situations like this, make your style choice from the shelves of My Wardrobe for that perfect warm cosy winter outfit that screams countryside whilst remaining stylish. And if you can't quite afford all this lot in one fell swoop, let My Wardrobe help you out with a whopping 40% off... Just enter SECRETSALE8 at the checkout.   

(images courtesy of Soho House Group) 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Stars & Stripes

Just my kind of thing. You've got to have something to get you through the cold dark grey months. Thank god for Stussy.