This is a classic Sartorialist image - it is perfect in its simplicity and elegance. And it's perfect for me too. There is something wonderfully quirky about the entire look - the mismatched stripes, the grandma - ish handbag, the youthful black tights and of course, the shoes. Badger shoes are one of my absolute favourite things for their obvious mod connotations, and I simply adore this girl's jazz shoe pair.
I was so disappointed to hear that Blur have called it a day on their brief reunion. I love these guys. They are a unique bunch of personalities and their music although fun and silly on first listen is actually quite intricate and multi - layered. So glad to have seen them live this summer..only my dear friend Julie will understand..
This look is so delicious for autumn - the colours, the little patent bag, the contrast in texture and yeah, that a - ma- zing jumper. Wooly jumpers are a necessity for anyone living in my neck of the woods, but really should not be relegated to granny's closet. I have always championed the cause of the sloppy wooly jumper and as Alexa proves here it can actually look cool and what's more, stylish. Of course, that lovely jazz - age skirt adds that little bit extra...
This Garance Dore image of Florence Welch was actually posted in April yet it looks so autumnal! (hmm..am I getting a little obsessed with autumn, or what?!) I love Florence and her style. There is nothing ground - breaking about the above outfit but I like it because it looks natural and completely unpretentious. I like how her pre - Raphaelite hair matches the trees and her satchel too.
This is from an oldish but truly fantastic Tim Walker/haute couture Vogue UK editorial. Karen Elsen is perfect in her wild - haired, doll - like -ness and that gown..that gown..that gown.. my biggest obsession of late. It's maybe a bit too 'princess' for many, but for me this pink confection of lavender - tinged tulle conjures up fairy tale dreams of white unicorns and castles.
Read about Elizabeth Peyton in Vogue a while back and I love the vibrant colours of her work and her unique painterly style. Her portraits are personal and meaningful and colourful - in other words just how art should be.