>> I’m notoriously a really reticent celeb snapper, hampered by the fact that I’m also an incompetent celeb recogniser.  It took me a good ten minutes at the recent Miu Miu show before I could fully ID (with thanks to the more savvy Francesca Burns) the starlet-filled frow (plus late arrival Rihanna who bucked all the Miu Miu cuteness with her A/W 14-5 Weimar Prada coat).  I did get very excited at the sight of Lupita Nyong’o though.  She’s just excellent in a multitude of ways.  Seems like the Oscar winner’s effect shows no signs of abating though as the printed parrot “Cady” dress from the Miu Miu S/S 14 collection, which Nyong’o wore a few months ago at the LA premiere of 12 Years a Slave, has now sold out in both colourways.  Actually on both My Theresa and Net-a-Porter, the pieces featuring the standout S/S 14 Art Nouveau-tinged prints, have largely sold out.  Somewhere out there in the world, Miu Miu femmes with glittery barrettes in their hair, too-shiny lipgloss and a teensy weensy tiny tattoo on their ankle (this is how I’m picturing it…) are enjoying their unlikely encounters where cat meets flower and woman meets parrot.  And I’m fortunate enough to be one of them.  The one week where I get to peruse shops is in Milan where sheeny shiny flagship monobrand stores come a-calling.  Miu Miu whispered and I didn’t really need much encouragement to go in, walk that plush carpet, touch the brocade wallpaper and try on a show piece or two that had just hit the store at the time.  To be fair, there was some pre-mediation involved as S/S 14 for both Miu Miu and Prada had struck me in such a way, that meant waiting for pieces to turn up on Yoox or eBay at a later date wasn’t going to be an option.  So I lapsed out of my bargain hunting sensibility and became momentarily a bit like Veruca Salt.  “I deserve it,” I reasoned to myself.  Danger!  Isn’t that the reason that is touted for every purchase?  I was thinking buyer’s remorse might set in two steps after I had paid for the coat but two weeks after, back in London and despite its distinctive and specific print, it’s already gotten quite a few wears.  I’ve shoehorned it into a Grand Budapest Hotel-themed Secret Cinema costume despite it being historically inaccurate for the occasion.  I’ve worn it to the supermarket – the ultimate in versatility test – can it handle multiple totes and bags- why, yes it can!  Just need to wear it for a brisk walk on the Heath plus pub grub after and this coat’s got legs.  It better have.  It was dear.  Too dear to even type.  Wait, lemme just go and stare at it for a little while longer.  That will put pay to any lingerings of regret.

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IMG_9556Worn with vintage dropped-waist lacework dress and slipdress underneath, Sophia Webster shoes and Shrimps clutch

Comments (23)

  1. Liz says:

    Love this! The clutch is amazing

    http://hashtagliz.com

  2. Beth says:

    Your style works wonders! Absolutely love this post xx

    http://bethaanysarah.blogspot.co.uk

  3. ediot says:

    what a fantastic inspiring post
    oh how I love your outfit, it’s so vibrant and fun.

  4. Michael says:

    Love the fashion photos and the clothing worn in your blog post. S/S 14 for both Miu Miu and Prada is a wonderful collection. The fashion designers had done a fabulous job for 2014.

  5. Lebanezzas says:

    Kommentera vad mitt nästa inlägg ska handla om :)

  6. Jessie says:

    loving the clutch and also the coat..MIU MIU is a great label.
    http://indigorosesblog.blogspot.com.au

  7. jas says:

    absolutely stunning jacket. it really suits your style.

    reckless abandon

  8. Ora says:

    This Mui Mui coat is exquistite but so are you. An inspiration. Thank you!

  9. KhoaSinclair says:

    I love your style! I LOVE THE PRINTS

    http://www.khoasinclair.co

  10. Viktor Man says:

    I love the outfit, Susie :) The coat is amazing.

  11. Pallavi says:

    Absolutely love the clutch. You must get so many compliments!!! I only just realised there is a Miu Miu store in Melbourne (where I live). So excited to check it out now!

  12. Sophia says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and love the styling with the brightly coloured Sophia Webster shoes too.

    http://www.girlinmenswear.com

  13. Zhanna says:

    Hi Susie, what a gorgeous outfit you are wearing, I love how the colors and textures lay on each other, so so beautiful! The print on the coat is super sophisticated. Wish you a very nice week! <3 xoxo
    http://www.stylehenge.com

  14. Emma says:

    wow, so beautiful <3

  15. sasa says:

    Awesome outfit especially the shoes<3

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  16. Emilia says:

    this coat looks like it was MADE for you! so fabulous!! and, the outfit? perfection.

  17. kiri says:

    I like the furry orange clutch you have used to compliment the orange from the coat. It is a lovely coat and looks great on you.

    I have that same thought when I buy things too – except I think that I sort of justify purchases now because I use the blog as an excuse…
    I am able to purchase more expensive pieces lately because I normally buy classics without buyers remorse…. :-)
    Kiri
    http://www.fashionblender.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

  18. Vaida says:

    Love love and one more time love the coat.
    http://FashionAddicted.co.uk

  19. sapanathapa says:

    this coat looks like it was MADE for you! so fabulous!! and, the outfit? perfection.UV color gels

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