Tagged: 80s style

Retrospective Future x


Possibly lazy, perhaps ingenious but this post has been resurrected from the archives, mainly because it had a snifter of a  future zeitgeist that is getting ever stronger.  A firm favourite in the eighties, oversized cardigans are definitely claiming the spotlight this autumn..

Summer is close now and the time has come to pack away wintery things and embrace everything light and airy.  But I always think it’s interesting to see what worked this season..and what things are appealing for next.  My gut feeling for next autumn is a distinct urge to hang out with bad taste.  High on my fall wishlist is a 80’s style mohair cardigan coat..


 I want blouson sleeves, big shoulders..


And colour, lots of colour…

Laters, Kate x


It’s my birthday today..

Another year gone..an extra minute on the naughty step..

96bee76479c9f0609012176c58ae2b45And it was decided that the ideal present from hubbie would be a pair of knock-out jeans..boyfriend style..but even after heading to the Denim Factory at Selfridges yesterday..I don’t seem to be able to find the perfect pair..4b08bc9e05b8f647926a1f0d86a86e75 Except perhaps in the dark recess of  my memories…these jeans were the uniform of my school years – well-worn, ripped, loose, belted, rolled legged, soft, easy, faded MENS (very important) 501 Levi’s, teamed with ballet pumps, fishnets (!), a white t-shirt and either a battered leather jacket or a blazer…

41dddbd2167a24d2032e02da313ced10 So all the jeans I tried on..the Hudson’s, the Rag and Bone’s, the Paige’s?..the truth is they were all really just trying to mimic that original, iconic, laconic style…so…why not go straight to the source..?

c600x1024The husband is taking me away for the weekend..to Brighton..the beating heartland of vintage…and guess what I’ll be looking for? Wish me luck!

Laters, Kate x