May I say: Respect to all of you who do this daily! I finally appreciate how difficult it is!
Firstly, I had to wait until Bratty was out as it involved "moving things" (ie. shoes and clothes) Then I had to get the light right, and the angles and back drops. I had a good digital camera but I donated it to the school so I had to borrow Mr Hammie's blackberry because it has a flash, and teach myself to use it and well, humph. What a lot of work you gals and guy do each time you do a post!
My first efforts are terrible. But I really really love these clothes so I will try and make up for it by telling a little story for each piece.
These are my "Carrie" shoes. I know she never wore kitten heels in any episodes, it is just how they make me feel. I got them for a wedding, but have ended up wearing them with Khaki capri pants and 3/4 length skinny jeans. They make me feel pretty and dainty and they are soft spanish leather so they like me too. I got them in Nerja in Andalusia, in a shoe shop opposite a Tapas Bar.
This is my "Sack the Stylist" dress!
I bought it on a Thursday and then saw some wagon wearing it in the Sunday Independent magazine under the above heading. I was mortified as said wagon was at the races, and I was intending to wear it to an autism charity race night! (Feck Feck Feck!)
And it was half price so I couldn't return it, so I decided to brazen it out and wear it anyway.
Instead of the shiny accessories and Frou Frou fascinator in the mag', I got a black suede belt in the Red Cross Shop on Fulham Broadway, and wore my Donna Karan Suede courts and black Wolford Fishnets.
I love Wolford Fishnets, I hear Madonna wears them as undies, all the time and if I had her dough I would too.
For the first time in my life I was told by someone I had good legs.
(By Angel No 1, who was babysitting for the race night) Man those Fit Flops might be workin'.
My Donna Karen Suede Courts:
I got them in the UK Cancer Research Shop on The Kings Road in Chelsea, and I love them. They actually had a fringey thing on the front which I chopped off. It leaves them with quite a high instep, but I like that as it makes them look customized and the look avoids toe cleavage.
(Hate toe cleavage, it is like some freak wants you to have 2 sets of hands, ugh, use your own hands freakboy)
They are also very leg lengthening and that is always a Hammvantage when you are 5' 4" with legs like the women in the Stella Artois commercials.
My perfect pink linen jacketty thing. I actually bought this new, but it was on one of those Top Shop "last chance" racks where the items are not reduced, but very individual and it called to me. I was skyving off from an Autism conference and browsing in the Basement when I found it. All the more precious.
I actually wore it for a photo shoot I did for a weekend magazine.
No, not "Sack the Stylist" but a mother's day feature where I was Special Needs Mum, along with Working Mum, Adoptive Mum, Start Your Own Business Mum and Journalist Mum. (Click on Hammie in the news if you want to know more)
It's a purty top, so of course I wear it with jeans mostly, although it worked with my Mango black tapered pants which were in the Stolen Suitcase. I love pink, it is my talisman.
Well, that is enough for my first attempt at fashion blogging.
And please come back and check out my second attempt.
(will try harder)
With love and thanks