Sweater & Geometric Print top – Courtesy of Urban Outfitters, Dress – Primark, Khaki top – Uniqlo, Bag – Vintage DIYed, Socks – Tabio, Shoes – Anarchy Street

Thank you Jill for helping with the photos!

Here’s a peculiar situation – this blog was about DIY and cutting back on spend-spend-spending yet you’re seeing new items on me in every outfit post. Oh hypocrite me. There, I wrote my own mean comment – beat you to it, HAH. I’m finding myself not knowing what to do with little or no time to finish personal/DIY projects, while free clothes arrive at my doorstep every day. I’m absolutely thankful for the gifts, and I don’t mean to brag – I just wanted to acknowledge that the blog has indeed changed a lot, and so I’m installing a leash. It’s like a horse gone rogue after having one too many free carrots from the stable kids from the farm next door. Pull some potato cart, why don’t ya.

Please feel free to leave constructive criticism about the blog at any point in time, the comments are always open, I always read them. I’m somehow blessed with a civilised and engaged readership, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

Shirt – Courtesy of Stunnz.com, Leather Skirt – Vintage, Sheer socks – market, Pumps – Kate Kanzier, Bag – Cado, Bracelet – COS

Thank you Jill for the photo!

I refuse to smile for pictures until my broadband problem is resolved. Hrmph! (If anyone knows how to reason with this kid in me, please, pass the monkey bars and tyre swings – she’s hiding under the slide, that one rocking back and forth muttering in a funny language.)

On a completely different note, Nowness were so kind to feature a few of my world flea market picks on Sunday, check it out here!

Blouse – Vintage, Top – Emma Cook (Sample Sale), Skirt – Courtesy of Susie!, Pants – Gmarket, Socks – Sheer Socks, Shoes – Take 10 Schuh

Left to right: Leia, Sherin, Adele, Sabine, MJ, Saskia, Vicki, Jen, Sarah

Note: Green brogues not part of Take10 challenge, from Kate Kanzier

I feel like all I do nowadays is grumble – sure, I was under a witch spell for a few days but it just went on after that, like the fashion flu – whoever coined that phrase needs to be jailed. The Take10 shot was Take 10 million shots in the stairwells of my new flat, and I’d growl after standing in front of the camera a minute too long realising the timer wasn’t on. So in essence I was just staring at a hunk of plastic on three legs – cue in the grumble echo up four flights.

I should’ve posted this forever and a day ago, so apologies to the rest of the Take10 crew about that! If anyone’s curous, the Schuh brogues are slightly small, so best to go a size up. Either that or again I don’t really know my shoe size. Quite a worrying thought, that.

Sweater – Alexander McQueen on loan from My Wardrobe, Knit dress – Market in Lithuania, Dress – COS, Shoes – ZARA, Belt – Vintage, Bag – CADO

I know this sounds like a broken record, or an overachieving techno number, but I’m just so exhausted exhausted exhausted doo-doo-beep beep….beep-de-ree-doo-doo…

Would PRs like some quality coverage on shows, because it would help to receive some tickets when requested, you know. And don’t you dare email me later and ask me to blog about the lookbooks of the latest collection, or stream the show in a post. I don’t give a flying rat’s ass about which celebrity wore your brand also, neither do my readers.

Thank you Jill for taking those shots of me.

1 – Susie, 2 – Nadia & Frances, 3 – Audrey, 4- Elise, 7 – Anywho girls, 8 – Kate Lanphear, 9 – Yvan & Ruby Aldridge, 10 – Anywho girls again, 11 – Maria


Nadia of Froufrouu


Left: Emete of Make Lemonade

Jacket – Monnari, Blouse – Make Lemonade Vintage, DIY Cropped jeans – Zara, Wedges – Velvet Angel via Shopbop, Bag – Vintage

Currently suppressing the urge to take the laptop into the bed and acquaint myself of the art of endurance, but I fear it’ll be like man in stripclub, with wife. I’d forgotten Fashion Week is five days of tightrope-walking, the dismount both pleasing and excruciating and the only applause is from the shoes, sarcastic…slow…claps. They know they’re too damn expensive to THROW IN A BURNING OIL TANK. I will now buy cheaper shoes that can shred my feet and then I’ll express wrath by setting fire to them. Yeah, that sounds like good logic.

Day one was a good start, the wind tasted like winter but there were sunny spells that just lit up the courtyard like an incubator and then the colourful birds started hatching. Don’t you love it how all throughout the year magazines report the latest trend yet during fashion week no one really wears trend? It might just be London, but I didn’t see a herd of sheep(skin jackets) nor a pack of camel(coats) entering the show tent. Best thing about LFW: Overdosing on coffee with the girls and bumming around the courtyard, high on one caffeine cocktail or another, making new friends and shooting* old ones.

*Lined up against a wall, or sometimes just while they talk… candid is best, really.

Thank you Joseph Piper for taking my outfit shots!

Jill and I are covering London Fashion Week for Next this season, check out the Next blog for more coverage!