PARK & CUBE http://www.parkandcube.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:54:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Florence in five http://www.parkandcube.com/chaumet-liens-florence/ http://www.parkandcube.com/chaumet-liens-florence/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19329 On a tight schedule Five hours, Florence, one fidgety husband – what does one do when the universe deals you cards like these that aren’t compatible in any sense other than in an awkward alliteration (alligator)? Last month I had a brief stint in Florence for a work trip, to which I thought I’d bring ze old ball and chain, and discovered later the itinerary was so jam-packed over the two days we only really had five hours to ourselves. Now, for those who have never been/planning to travel to Florence, I personally advise allocating at least four hours for gelato, period. Then there’s the Duomo, David (by Michaelangelo – and not the ninja turtle), Boboli gardens, a slew of essential museums and galleries, shopping… none of which you should skip, and many of which that sadly require queuing (cue fidgety husband). So we decided, over a particularly parmesan-y breakfast, to simply do none of it (except gelato, bumped […]

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Five hours, Florence, one fidgety husband – what does one do when the universe deals you cards like these that aren’t compatible in any sense other than in an awkward alliteration (alligator)? Last month I had a brief stint in Florence for a work trip, to which I thought I’d bring ze old ball and chain, and discovered later the itinerary was so jam-packed over the two days we only really had five hours to ourselves. Now, for those who have never been/planning to travel to Florence, I personally advise allocating at least four hours for gelato, period. Then there’s the Duomo, David (by Michaelangelo – and not the ninja turtle), Boboli gardens, a slew of essential museums and galleries, shopping… none of which you should skip, and many of which that sadly require queuing (cue fidgety husband).

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So we decided, over a particularly parmesan-y breakfast, to simply do none of it (except gelato, bumped down to one hour, boo) and took to the streets without a plan, turning corners ad lib and frequently ending up in dead-end court yards, where EVERY SINGLE TIME, an Italian family reunion was under way*. Turns out it’s a great way to see the city, and not bad cards afterall, considering Florence is really the Joker card. Also, you do end up grazing a lot of the important bits as the historical centre of the city is only about 45 minutes-wide on foot. (But do try to graze David properly if you have time, he sure is a looker)

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I’ve mentioned this before, but with all travels I try to take something new with me as a ‘beacon’ of memory – typically a perfume – but instead I decided to take my unworn Chaumet Liens watch that I had saved for a special occasion. Surely enough, what with all the time constraints on this trip and diligently having to glance at my wrist where the clock-hands danced from 12 to 5pm, the watch is now my connection to this short, but gelato-sweet, Florentine adventure. And to add to the romance, this very model (Liens) – while classic and timeless in its looks – is constructed with a state-of-the-art Swiss mechanical self-winding movement that makes soft, rhythmical tickky-tickky-tickky sound when you bring it up to your ears, or in my case, whenever I brought my camera up to my face to take a snap…

Well, isn’t this sentimental. I’m going to go have a sarcasm sandwich now.

*Come to think of it, it was the afternoon of the Italy vs. Urugauy game… so probably not anything similar to a GodFather scene as I’d thought.

Watch – Chaumet. Hat – Hoss Intropia. Dress – ASOS (similar in yellow). Slides - Office. Bag – Saint Laurent ‘Lulu’. Earrings – Baublebar. Blazer – Zara (similar).

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Faraway Worlds http://www.parkandcube.com/travel-month/ http://www.parkandcube.com/travel-month/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:33:14 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19493 July – August A Month of Travel London · English country · barcelona · lanzarote · florence turkey seaside · warsaw · gdansk · hong kong · seoul Let me start by apologizing how I abandoned this blog like last year’s gym shorts, scrunched at the bottom of the bag, ferried back and forth daily in the hopes of reviving the once-faithful routine while letting it gradually pickle away in a salad-toss of loose change and croissant crumbs… Pickle and Cube – preserved past natural expiration date and satisfyingly (?) sour… yep, that sounds about right. Full of Vitamin A they say though, A for Asshat blogger maybe. Truth is, adult life came knocking and I didn’t want to answer the door in my Spongebob PJ’s – or whatever hobby bloggers wear in this particular analogy. So, naturally the blog was put on the back burner while I attended to […]

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Let me start by apologizing how I abandoned this blog like last year’s gym shorts, scrunched at the bottom of the bag, ferried back and forth daily in the hopes of reviving the once-faithful routine while letting it gradually pickle away in a salad-toss of loose change and croissant crumbs… Pickle and Cube – preserved past natural expiration date and satisfyingly (?) sour… yep, that sounds about right. Full of Vitamin A they say though, A for Asshat blogger maybe.

Truth is, adult life came knocking and I didn’t want to answer the door in my Spongebob PJ’s – or whatever hobby bloggers wear in this particular analogy. So, naturally the blog was put on the back burner while I attended to new challenges and deadlines, paying bills and saving up for boring things like new vacuum cleaners. Then it hit me, that this ‘blog’, in its overdue/sour entirety, was in fact also a great part of the so-called ‘adult life’, because during the six-ish years of dogged devotion to it, it had also grown up with me. And speaking of dogs, isn’t six dog years 37 in human life? Well then, looks like I’ve got lots to catch up.

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Farfetched analogies aside, I just wanted to say that I’m back. Probably not unconditionally but 100% in thoughts. Call this a re-starting of the engine, or even a direction change, but I’m planning to take this old-timer forward one month, one theme at a time. What’s hump-month July without Travel – so let’s start with that.

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Saturday plans: Yard Sale http://www.parkandcube.com/yard-sale-2/ http://www.parkandcube.com/yard-sale-2/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:58:19 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19465 What are you doing tomorrow? Nevermind what you’re doing, you’re coming over to Aubaine Marylebone (upstairs) to hang out with me and six other babe (yes) bloggers over cake. We also will be hosting a yard sale simultaneously and may or may not swindle your hard earned ££$$ in exchange for a cute pair of Givenchy’s that you’ll love forever. It’ll be fun, I promise. Bloggers include: Charlie Girl a la Mode, Alice of Alice Point, Hedvig of Northern Light, Peony Lim, Abi of Abimarvel and Carrie of WishWishWish. Do drop by anytime between 10:30am and 5pm, the address is 7 Moxon Street, W1U 4EP London. Theoretically it’s cash-only but as we’re children of this century and will be equipped with Paypal app too, should you be lacking a coin or ten, so if you have ATM allergies, download the app tonight! I’ll be carting over my goods (from ASOS […]

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What are you doing tomorrow? Nevermind what you’re doing, you’re coming over to Aubaine Marylebone (upstairs) to hang out with me and six other babe (yes) bloggers over cake. We also will be hosting a yard sale simultaneously and may or may not swindle your hard earned ££$$ in exchange for a cute pair of Givenchy’s that you’ll love forever. It’ll be fun, I promise. Bloggers include: Charlie Girl a la Mode, Alice of Alice Point, Hedvig of Northern Light, Peony Lim, Abi of Abimarvel and Carrie of WishWishWish.

Do drop by anytime between 10:30am and 5pm, the address is 7 Moxon Street, W1U 4EP London. Theoretically it’s cash-only but as we’re children of this century and will be equipped with Paypal app too, should you be lacking a coin or ten, so if you have ATM allergies, download the app tonight! I’ll be carting over my goods (from ASOS to Alaïa + and most of this), prices start at £1. My sizes are UK8-10 for clothes, UK5-6 for shoes, but collectively we’ve got the whole spectrum covered, small to scrumptious, so not to worry! Aubaine is giving us a special breakfast menu (you know me) for early birds, and an all-day burger option for pigeons like me.

Also, for our non-UK readers & followers, I will be posting up yard-sale priced goodies throughout the day on my Depop account (find me under @parkncube) so do keep an eye out, the app is available for Apple and Android.

See you tomorrow!

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Friends with benefit http://www.parkandcube.com/benefit-gel-liner/ http://www.parkandcube.com/benefit-gel-liner/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19360 Cereal Magazine One for summer splashes… ‘they’re real!’ push-up liner by Benefit This one’s for you lucky folk with exciting summer plans that involve unblemished blue skies and a mass body of water of some sort. First of all, I am not one of you (we don’t even own a bath tub), so I HOPE YOU STEP ON A LEGO. My own summer plans involve watching Sherlock on repeat (Cumberbitch4ever) and inhaling peanut butter sandwiches in this dinky cave we call home. Makeup is wasted on me, especially one as effective as this new gizmo by Benefit I’m about to introduce you to. Before I go further, this indeed is a collaborative post with Benefit, but my opinions are absolutely my own, as always. Everything is always tested before collaboration, and in this case I’d applied the new ‘they’re real!’ gel push-up liner and later in the day managed to […]

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This one’s for you lucky folk with exciting summer plans that involve unblemished blue skies and a mass body of water of some sort. First of all, I am not one of you (we don’t even own a bath tub), so I HOPE YOU STEP ON A LEGO. My own summer plans involve watching Sherlock on repeat (Cumberbitch4ever) and inhaling peanut butter sandwiches in this dinky cave we call home. Makeup is wasted on me, especially one as effective as this new gizmo by Benefit I’m about to introduce you to.

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Before I go further, this indeed is a collaborative post with Benefit, but my opinions are absolutely my own, as always. Everything is always tested before collaboration, and in this case I’d applied the new ‘they’re real!’ gel push-up liner and later in the day managed to drop a peanut-butter sandwich (why does toast always insist on landing on the buttered side) on the kitchen floor. I wept, but revelled later at the fact that the eyeliner had not transformed me into a hot mess/raccoon. I kid, really, but as one who cannot go without eyeliner (desert island item), and naturally someone who’s tested every stick/pot out there – this one definitely cuts the mustard. Jet black, to begin with (I like to think it matches the colour of my heart), opaque, effortless to apply, and waterproof* with appropriate application**.

* Naturally what with anything being waterproof, it’s incredibly difficult to wipe off, but I find that a drop of olive oil/coconut oil does the trick, or simply, the ‘they’re real!’ eye-makeup remover from the same line.
** I found that applying primer and a layer of base eyeshadow ensures longer wear.

Also, I’ve shared a couple style tips and DIY tutorials on Instagram to accompany the partnership with Benefit, so do give them a click as well. A small warning though, there’s a fair bit of ‘sexy-back’ in one of the the videos and at one point I resemble the Michelin tyre mascot. It’s pretty sexy if you like rolls of phat and stuff.

Click on the arrows to activate the slideshow, and click through to see the full tips and clips.

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Hunter Gatherer http://www.parkandcube.com/festival-hunter/ http://www.parkandcube.com/festival-hunter/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:06:03 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19294 Wellington Boots - Hunter Look 1: Look 1: Crochet dress – ASOS. Wellington Boots – Hunter. Hat – Hoss Intropia (Similar). Sunnies – Karen Walker. Bag - Simone Camille Look 2: Look 2: Tank top – DAY by Malene Birger (simliar) . Shorts – DIY Mango denim. Wellington Boots – Hunter Burgers for breakfast, nests for heads, drop-in concerts and wild dancing under the stars… yep, the festival season is upon us. Also, lest we forget, the painful reminder of the elementary science behind soil + water, with your brand new canvas plimsoles as collateral to this re-education. Except of course in England one wet sneeze can turn the whole field into cake batter, and however much you try to convince yourself mud-caked shoes are the next paint-crackled converse, it just doesn’t fly. (Stop trying to make mud happen, it’s not going to happen). You’ve never wished for anything rubbery and water-resistant in […]

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Look 1: Look 1: Crochet dress – ASOS. Wellington Boots – Hunter. Hat – Hoss Intropia (Similar). Sunnies – Karen Walker. Bag - Simone Camille
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Burgers for breakfast, nests for heads, drop-in concerts and wild dancing under the stars… yep, the festival season is upon us. Also, lest we forget, the painful reminder of the elementary science behind soil + water, with your brand new canvas plimsoles as collateral to this re-education. Except of course in England one wet sneeze can turn the whole field into cake batter, and however much you try to convince yourself mud-caked shoes are the next paint-crackled converse, it just doesn’t fly. (Stop trying to make mud happen, it’s not going to happen). You’ve never wished for anything rubbery and water-resistant in your whole life, or at least since the invention of squishies at age three. I don’t know what floats your (rubber) boat (ducky), but for me it’s Hunter boots, no question – and here’s two ways I’d style my Shoreditch pair with. And speaking of extremities, now I need to find a clever festival-friendly solution for my hair without looking like I dumped flour (aka dry shampoo) in my hair… All part of the cake-batter setting I guess.

BTW – Hunter are hosting a wee giveaway of the Shoreditch model over on Instagram, simply upload an image of your festival style inspiration and tag @Hunterboots #BeAHeadliner for a chance to win. Dates: 12th – 19th June (5pm GMT). Winners will be contacted on the week of 23rd! (T&C available on request from Hunter)

Photos with the help from ze lovely Miss May.

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Mango Jungle http://www.parkandcube.com/mangodiy-barcelona/ http://www.parkandcube.com/mangodiy-barcelona/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19262 #MangoDIY, Barcelona Photos with watermark + video – courtesy of Mango (shot by Cup of Couple). The rest by Park & Cube I know, POTATO – I’ll explain later. About two weeks back I plastered up a couple white-charged outfits with little explanation for the more-than-usual palm trees and less-than-usual clouds in the backdrop, for which I do apologize. Not that it was much of a mystery – it was clearly Barcelona, in its sexy entirety, where I was called back to lead the second #MangoDIY sessions. Seriously, sometimes I wish these events were public attractions that I can recommend to anyone visiting – I’d pipe on about this DIY class held in a gazebo in the middle of Parc de la Ciutadella where you get to customize dungarees from Mango while listening to mambo records…the teacher is a total hippie and mostly seen making a mountain of pom-poms in the corner […]

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I know, POTATO – I’ll explain later. About two weeks back I plastered up a couple white-charged outfits with little explanation for the more-than-usual palm trees and less-than-usual clouds in the backdrop, for which I do apologize. Not that it was much of a mystery – it was clearly Barcelona, in its sexy entirety, where I was called back to lead the second #MangoDIY sessions. Seriously, sometimes I wish these events were public attractions that I can recommend to anyone visiting – I’d pipe on about this DIY class held in a gazebo in the middle of Parc de la Ciutadella where you get to customize dungarees from Mango while listening to mambo records…the teacher is a total hippie and mostly seen making a mountain of pom-poms in the corner or chasing giant bubbles around the park with a toothpick from the lunch spread. But alas, it was a special occasion that brought together sweet bloggers (Anouska, Adenorah, Doina, Izortze) and one each of their lucky readers, around a table where everything related to DIY had blown up on. Including, yes – potatoes. Because 1) this teacher is a hobbit and always needs taters around for emergency fry-ups, and 2) potatoes were the best shape-stamps back in kindergarten, remember? All you need is a simple knife and paint.

What was probably the most interesting was seeing some of the girls try to interpret customization with the trending ‘minimalist’ flair, most of which just ended up in variations of marble-painting on white denim shorts…

Many thanks to our rockstar host Mango again for the great fun! Check out the first session here, and watch some of the mini tutorials filmed during the day.

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Un Voyage http://www.parkandcube.com/cartier-amulette-renaissance-hotel/ http://www.parkandcube.com/cartier-amulette-renaissance-hotel/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:26:13 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19200 Necklace - Amulette de Cartier Dress – Dagmar. Necklace - Amulette de Cartier. Hat – Chanel. Heels – Gianvito Rossi. Other than waking up one morning and finding this picture in my phone and thinking DID I JUST SUCCESSFULLY INSTAGRAM WHILST SLEEPING, I’ve been revisiting the same dream lately – nothing specific – Ryan Gosling/Jennifer Lawrence’s face here and there, but roughly always a dream of a journey to an exotic, faraway world (burgerland included). As with everything I blame the weather in London, which to be clear, has been downright abominable (not to be confused with the word adorable), but I fear the Disney movie-marathon from a few weekends back, one spanning multiple cultures and backdrops, deserve most of the blame…* It got me digging out photos from the various journeys from the past six months and re-living them, and desperately day-dreaming for more. As established before, the Amulette de Cartier is a trinket that […]

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Other than waking up one morning and finding this picture in my phone and thinking DID I JUST SUCCESSFULLY INSTAGRAM WHILST SLEEPING, I’ve been revisiting the same dream lately – nothing specific – Ryan Gosling/Jennifer Lawrence’s face here and there, but roughly always a dream of a journey to an exotic, faraway world (burgerland included). As with everything I blame the weather in London, which to be clear, has been downright abominable (not to be confused with the word adorable), but I fear the Disney movie-marathon from a few weekends back, one spanning multiple cultures and backdrops, deserve most of the blame…* It got me digging out photos from the various journeys from the past six months and re-living them, and desperately day-dreaming for more.

As established before, the Amulette de Cartier is a trinket that collects dreams & wishes (ehem pokeball ehem), and being bitten by the travel bug and all I decided to unlock just one wish: shooting at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which was as exotic and faraway-fairytale as I could get in London without hiring a mariachi band from Brixton. Although, tell me that staircase wasn’t decorated by a million tinkerbells and blessed by Fairy Godmother? Perfect location for my second story with Cartier, you’ll agree – shot with Kris, my own fairy godsister when it comes to photography. And as always, don’t forget to check out Cartier’s new Tumblr for the full scope of the Amulette universe.

In Collaboration with Cartier; photography by KrisAtomic; Location: Renaissance Hotel.

*Just like it’s been making me burst out in Let it Go (cue the husband: ‘oh hell, here we go again’).

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Fill the GAP http://www.parkandcube.com/gap-event-london/ http://www.parkandcube.com/gap-event-london/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 20:13:15 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19179 Photo by Cup of Couple in Barcelona Hey you! Yes, you with no plans next Wednesday evening – what if I told you I’ll be munching on street food and popping meringues over at GAP London flagship store and willing to share? Will you come by and spend the evening with me? As you know, I’m doing another style series with Gap Styld.by platform, but instead of hogging the fun all to myself, I thought it might be more fun to invite all my readers for a night out in the store with street food, music and a bit of styling fun. So do pop by on the 4th of June – unhide yo kids, unhide yo wife – rumour has it that one of the food items on the menu will be called ‘Pork & Cube’, and I’m ready to fight you for it (there is a veggie option too, which I’ll also fight for). […]

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Hey you! Yes, you with no plans next Wednesday evening – what if I told you I’ll be munching on street food and popping meringues over at GAP London flagship store and willing to share? Will you come by and spend the evening with me?

As you know, I’m doing another style series with Gap Styld.by platform, but instead of hogging the fun all to myself, I thought it might be more fun to invite all my readers for a night out in the store with street food, music and a bit of styling fun. So do pop by on the 4th of June – unhide yo kids, unhide yo wife – rumour has it that one of the food items on the menu will be called ‘Pork & Cube’, and I’m ready to fight you for it (there is a veggie option too, which I’ll also fight for). Plus a GAP £500 shopping voucher is up for grabs if you’re seriously in need of a new summer wardrobe.

See you on the 4th!

(Please RSVP to hello@parkandcube.com, but feel free to show up on the evening – more the merrier!)

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Theory of White http://www.parkandcube.com/white-dress/ http://www.parkandcube.com/white-dress/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 21:10:40 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19140 Look 1: Off-shoulder top – StyleNanda (similar). White linen trousers – Gap. Shoes – Birkenstock. Bracelet – Zara. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Sunglasses - Carrera x Jimmy Choo. Necklace – Mum’s Mikimoto Look 2: Jersey Dress – Gap. Denim Jacket – Pinko. Sunglasses -Sunglasses - Carrera x Jimmy Choo. D’Orsay flats – similar Well this is annoying. In my dirt-stained brick & concrete neck of the woods these two all-white-errythang get-ups would’ve won me some kind of a medal, if not a congratulatory hug from the bloke at the Turkish convenience store in front of whom I’ve spilled, not once but three times, just-bought green smoothie down my just-drycleaned silk top. The whole sun & cloudless blue skies sun setting altogether nullifies the difficulty of wearing white, it not only looks like I was born like dis, but heck, even the food is white in Barcelona (more on this later) – and evidently a spoonload of seabass […]

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Look 1: Off-shoulder top – StyleNanda (similar). White linen trousers – Gap. Shoes – Birkenstock. Bracelet – Zara. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Sunglasses - Carrera x Jimmy Choo. Necklace – Mum’s Mikimoto
Look 2: Jersey Dress – Gap. Denim Jacket – Pinko. Sunglasses -Sunglasses - Carrera x Jimmy Choo. D’Orsay flats – similar

Well this is annoying. In my dirt-stained brick & concrete neck of the woods these two all-white-errythang get-ups would’ve won me some kind of a medal, if not a congratulatory hug from the bloke at the Turkish convenience store in front of whom I’ve spilled, not once but three times, just-bought green smoothie down my just-drycleaned silk top. The whole sun & cloudless blue skies sun setting altogether nullifies the difficulty of wearing white, it not only looks like I was born like dis, but heck, even the food is white in Barcelona (more on this later) – and evidently a spoonload of seabass and rice doesn’t do much damage to a white jersey dress. All my effort is thrown. I will never be an accidental contemporary artist. Either that or I’m getting very good with the fork since the last post and I’m actually aiming for me mouth, even under effect of white wine. Look mum, hands!

To tell the truth, if not for the white pieces from Gap for my style series on the Styld.by platform, I’d probably have scrabbled around Barcelona in my usual get-up looking like a cockroach under a lightbulb and that’s never a good look.

Outfit photos by my two favourite boys, Cup of Couple. Edit by Park & Cube

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Canvas white http://www.parkandcube.com/dagmar-white-trousers/ http://www.parkandcube.com/dagmar-white-trousers/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 10:06:35 +0000 http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=19113 Top – Dagmar White trousers – Gap Leather Jacket – Francis Leon. Top – Dagmar. White linen trousers – Gap. Shoes - Kurt Geiger. Bag – ZAC Zac Posen This is me attempting reverse psychology with a pair of white trousers after years of championing the ‘bib’ solution (i.e dark/patterned clothing) which caters to my infamous Flying Food eating technique. For example, one could tell that I ate recently by the fact that there’s food on my husband’s clothes (Babe try a bite of this, OOPS SORRY = a spoonload of pasta on his lap). A pair of white linen trousers from Gap should in theory overload this chipmunk brain’s computing powers and bring balance to the universe… (?) But if that’s not the case then I’ll switch to treating it as a blank canvas and Jackson Pollock on it throughout the day with breakfast, lunch and dinner – heck, it […]

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Leather Jacket – Francis Leon. Top – Dagmar. White linen trousers – Gap. Shoes - Kurt Geiger. Bag – ZAC Zac Posen

This is me attempting reverse psychology with a pair of white trousers after years of championing the ‘bib’ solution (i.e dark/patterned clothing) which caters to my infamous Flying Food eating technique. For example, one could tell that I ate recently by the fact that there’s food on my husband’s clothes (Babe try a bite of this, OOPS SORRY = a spoonload of pasta on his lap). A pair of white linen trousers from Gap should in theory overload this chipmunk brain’s computing powers and bring balance to the universe… (?) But if that’s not the case then I’ll switch to treating it as a blank canvas and Jackson Pollock on it throughout the day with breakfast, lunch and dinner – heck, it should still go with that chromosome-y Dagmar top in either scenario. Speaking of Dagmar, it’s one of my favourite Scandi brands that I’ve had to make pen-pals (aka potential shopping legs) in Stockholm for, but just the other week I found out that they’re stocked at Harvey Nichols and Harrods… D’OH. Guess I ought to write goodbye letters to those kids now…

On another note, I’m very glad to be back doing another style series with Gap for the Styld.by platform with a few of my favourite white pieces from their summer new-ins. Pieces also to be known hereon as guineapigs on which my reverse-psychology theory will be tested… All I can say now is: check back later for my debut art piece of a white dress splattered with coffee and curry – we’ll probably throw an opening gala with champagne and all that.

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