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Hi! I'm Fiona, an Irish girl living in the UK. Lead singer in rock/pop band Alter Ego, I have a passion for fashion and great music! I own far too many clothes and some very cool photographers take photos of me wearing them all! I hope my blog reaches people who share my obsession with fashion, style and beautiful things! Thanks for stopping by! Fx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Wear Me Like A Sweater

"Wear me like a sweater,
Close to your heart.
Wear me like a sweater,
So I can hear the rush of your pulse in my ear"
~ Pluie D'ete

It has been well documented in this blog how much I love Bella Freud sweaters. Stylish, cool, cozy, lush, versatile - they are simply perfect sweaters. I'm not sure I have enough of them to justify calling my little hoard a collection, but my BF jumpers are much loved, and worn often.

This one is my favourite. Inspired by Patti Smith, and the early New York punk scene in the 70's, this 100% pure merino wool knitted jumper features the brands now iconic '1970' ivory motif to the front; it is slim fitting, with a ribbed crew neck, hem and cuffs, and, best of all, it is the most wonderful, vibrant shade of red.

I styled it here with a fabulous pair of jeans by denim Queen Donna Ida (the best sale bargain ever), a great pair of silver Camilla Elphick ankle boots, and a very cool, backpack by Nadia Minkoff. The grey bag compliments the colour of the boots, and finishes the look off perfectly. As practical as it is beautiful, the Brixton bag has very quickly become my go-to bag. It is the perfect size to take on a plane, to accompany me on my regular jaunts into London, and it's cool enough to funk up any outfit.

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Winter Florals

"It was a happy thought to bring
To the dark season’s frost and rime,
This painted memory of spring
This dream of summer-time"
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Florals don't have to be worn exclusively in Spring and Summer, and it has been such a delight to see the catwalks awash with dark, moody floral prints throughout the Autumn/Winter season. Usually set against backgrounds of black or navy, Winter florals fall somewhere between girly charm, and gothic glam.

I'm not usually quite so matchy-matchy with my clothes, but I couldn't resist this terrific two-piece by New York based label W118 by Walter Baker. Famed for designing versatile basics with a high-fashion twist, they have taken a softer approach to the trend, with flowery silks and soft silhouettes.

This cool two-piece is covered in brightly coloured blooms set against a dark, black background; the crepe de chine trousers are high waisted, with an elasticated waist, a wide-leg fit, and cropped length. They have slant pockets to the front, and you all know how much I love a pocket! Paired with the matching cold-shoulder, cropped length top, this is a dramatic and edgy look.

A simple pair of nude shoes were the finishing touch to an outfit that beautifully shows how dark florals can be the perfect remedy for the gloomy, winter weather that will soon be upon us.

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Top: W118 by Walter Baker Cropped Floral-Print Crepe de Chine Top (similar here and here)
Trousers: W118 by Walter Baker 'Edna' Cropped Floral-Print Crepe de Chine Wide-leg Trousers (similar here and here)