Monday, 31 October 2011

Preying for Direction

Weightless and effortless is how this dress appears but that is just one charming side of this Lanvin one shoulder delight.  When I laid my eyes on this runway SS09 Lanvin dress I knew I would have to starve myself into oblivion to have it - but oh so justifiable!  Alber Elbaz of Lanvin is a master of creating seamless draping, endless folds and amazing silhouettes all keeping within the wondrous Parisian chic aesthetic.  Now just over two years on, this dress still remains relevant with it's aqua blue based fun leopard print which lends a preyful... errhhh playful tone.  Keeping in line with the story of my life, these Nicholas Kirkwood heels were as hard to find as you'd imagine but glory hallelujah these directional aqua sprayed suede heels with lattice detailing were tracked down and added to the pack.  My outfit is comprised of pieces I have had in my repertoire for a while now and it felt great to breathe  new life into them. Revive and survive people! The key is to L.O.V.E what you invest in from the minute you lay your credit card on the line (Savings, I meant savings!)

Lucinda x

P.S Double act - bag x finger embellishment... My weapon of choice: Knuckleduster clutch.

The many effects of Instagram have me mesmerized!
Lanvin dress, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Alexander McQueen knuckleduster clutch

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Purple Reign

After great analysis, I've decided to blame Prince for my attraction to purple.  Yes, my exposure to the 1984 movie/soundtrack has guided me to purple. Now I know this sounds like I've not got anything better to do but analyse why I enjoy the colour purple but sometimes, these things are important - to me - just because.  During another seemingly unrelated self-analysis I noticed when it comes to great vintage finds I have officially diagnosed myself as a sufferer of retro-fash amnesia!  I don't know how to sift through the clothes of yester-year and pluck a treasure.  It's as if my keen eye for anything amazing and the ability to incorporate it into my wardrobe escapes me!  I did get lucky however with this early 80's vintage YSL jacket - and it's purple!! What a win! Well purple primarily, the 80's definitely had a knack for colour explosion...   

Lucinda x

P.S That delightful little iphone snap at the bottom features Gok Wan.  Yes, I often love a good Gok's Fashion Fix re-run especially at 4am after a night out (it just makes sense) and yes I did go visit my local shopping mall as Gok happened to be appearing live and yes I do basically love Auntie Gok...

Vintage YSL jacket, YSL belt, Alexander McQueen skirt, Balenciaga boots, Burberry Prorsum bag