I'm boring myself and others talking about the weather. If it was a topic that slipped in and out of normal British conversation in a fleeting manner before this summer, then at present it's a raging bull waiting to come charging out of everyone's mouth, because of the sheer disbelief of how bad it has been weather-wise, despite the poor track record of summers past. Therefore I'm stopping myself right now. I'm accepting it, moving on and now I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that I won't be baring my arms outside of the house. Tops and dresses with spaghetti straps be gone.
I have got my goosebump and wind resistence legs though that means there's no need for tights. Yet. I may eat my words when St. Germans midges come attacking at Port Eliot festival this weekend (who's going?). I'm not allowing the grey skies to claim my floral and tropicana pieces either just because the cloud controllers up there aren't allowing any light to shine through and bask these pieces in the sunlight that they deserve.
MSGM may be the new "contemporary" (can we think of a more sensical word for mid-priced ready to wear that isn't as pricy has top-end ready to wear) label that's getting everyone all excited over clothes that don't have four digit prices on em' and yes, the label has suddenly popped up everywhere. However, there's no getting away from the fact that their pieces do pack a visual punch for not a hefty amount of money. This frayed-edge boucle floral dress even got Steve excited. He usually writes off most of my clothes as my "Periods, Sticker and Boys" category of cray-cray, which he is happen to let me revel in. This, he liked to the point where he was trying to perfect detail shots of it. Give him a distressed textile and he's happy. The dress neatly segues into my lady-lady look in the rain complete with cheery bucket hat and my forever-faves, some Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps. The powder blue suede reminds me of granny velvet tissue boxes.
Emma Mulholland's "Tropical Rebel" collection was supposed to be for the Southern Hemisphere's current A/W 12. That doesn't mean a jot in a country where cold hardly ever goes below 5 degrees celcius. Therefore I'll happily take Mulholland's "wintry" garb and wear it here in London where her electric pink and turquoise blue shark's teeth print has been getting remarks from everyone that range from "Awesome!" to "O.M.G.! SHARKS!" To-the-point and succinct reactions - that's exactly what you're after. Kirsty Ward's beautiful A/W 12-3 necklace also slotted perfectly in with the sharks. I'll be checking out her latest A/W 12-3 collection soon enough.