Tagged: classics

Power seat x

 

Choice and too much often equals confusion: where once there was just coffee, we now have a list of decision, all meant to supposedly showboat progress and quality.  The same is true for jeans: lots of noise and shouting, but most of them have a tang of the emperors new clothes.  Except possibly one…

 

There’s a new jean strutting it’s stuff on the high street: The ribcage, and particularly Levis ribcage straight.

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Perfect with t-shirts, they manage to feel both transitional and just on the right side of different.

Slam dunk.

Laters, Kate x

Raise it up x

All I want for Autumn-slash-winter is a pair of Docs.

The reasons are multiple…

– Aesthetically pleasing

– A true classic

– One size fits all i.e. No different for either men or women.

Which is a very satisfying comment on life.

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Because these boots were made for walking.

Laters, Kate x

Labour And Wait x

God the eighties were fun…the smoking, the staying up partying all night then going into work then fishbowls of Chardonnay at 5. No gym, no clean food, just living life to the full and never worrying about the consequences. People behaved badly but oh how we  laugh, we laughed every single day. Until recently I thought rather than marking an era this was just a rite of youthful passage.  Now I’m not so sure.  There’s a modern contagion that’s spreading through all walks of life to constantly do as much as possible..and do it fast. Life is serious, focused and controlled, it’s either join the ranks or be left behind. Walk into an office and there’s no frantically ringing phones  or waft of cigarette smoke, it’s all green algae juices and mindfulness.  Which is maybe why the pull of any type of nostalgia is still strong for me and why shops such as Labour and Wait will always float my traditional wooden sailing boat.

Labour and Wait sell the sort of things you’ve always needed but didn’t know where to find, unless it was an Enid Blyton book or an Agatha Christie mystery.

I’m slowly replacing all my pound shop plastic for their built-to-last-wholesome-simplicity.

This is sourcing the best in life.  But learning not to take it too seriously.

Laters, Kate x

Mac and Tosh..

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Parodying the great words of Truman Capote and Holly Golightly.. would you reach in the drawer there and hand me my purse as no girl should write this without lipstick…

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And no girl should be out in London in the changeable month of April without a Macintosh (and preferably a vintage Burberry one)

 

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In this fast spinning world of trends it remains the epitome of a timeless stalwart.

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I so need one in my wardrobe – a need and a want.  I think I spotted a rack of them (possibly not Burberry’s but who knows..) in Camden Lock when I went with the kids…but there was no time to forage..

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Sigh. I’m thinking of the future and speaking of the past..which possibly defines the word ‘Classic’. Get me back to Camden..

Laters, Kate x

Extra Ordinary x

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Burberry Prorsum Pre-fall 2015 is a long way from scuttlebutt rumours and diva strops.  It’s classy, simple, elegant dressing with just a whiff of urban street..

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There’s a forensically clear silhouettes – skinny legs, ankle boots and big layers that we can all believe in..

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The coats are particularly simple and absolutely lustworthy – but there are no surprises, no attempts to gnaw at anything primal..

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( All pictures from Style.com)

Just effortlessly produced wardrobe staples you’d want to wear forever…the spice is up to you to add…

 

Laters, Kate x