Sunday, August 13, 2006

HOW QUICKLY I REVERT...

If I could choose to look like anyone at this moment in time it would be Jessica Miller in the current Paul & Joe ads. I need that shirt, hair, eyeliner and a piano ASAP. I had to look a while before I realised it was Jessica Miller, she's usually made to look so hard edged and rock chicky.

I've been umming and ahhing over the Paul & Joe Sister collection as it trickles into stores here and there are some pieces I really like, although their website does not do anything - especially that gorgeous in real life trompe l'oeil top in look 3 justice. I think I'll reserve judgement until I go to Paris, where I'll have a proper look at everything at the enormous Paul & Joe emporium in Av. Montaigne - where I'm only going to buy a make up bag. What? Why is that funny?

Still on a bit of a frivolous fashion tip today since being thrust back into the world of work these past few days. I know, work - outrageous! I can't stop thinking about this Phillip Lim coat in Selfridges (sold without the funny fur bit). And those grey brushed herringbone tweed wiiiide M.J trousers with braces (suspenders to U.S people) we used, I need them.

I think I'll go and do something mundane like change the cat litter before I start saying things like "that's so a good look" and "camel is really not my colour; however I think I can work it if I add some interest at the neck".

Save me!

EDIT: Bad cat mummy! I was so wrapped up in fashion frivolity I left Lola outside during a thunderstorm. She is now wrapped up in towels, if a little sniffly.

5 comments:

lottie said...

Have you seen the Paul and Joe collection for Target? I've been trying to find a workable excuse for purchasing a plane ticket to nyc just to obtain a cut-price paul and joe dress...

Bombay Beauty said...

Salvation arrives? There are the kinds of people (yours truly) who only wear one colour. This isn't voluntary, but an unfortunate outcome of random circumstances, namely that I always seem to buy the same colour. Then every morning (well, every evening; confession -- I'm one of those people who lays out their outfits in the evening) I'm wondering what to wear other than blue.

However, on those occasions when a fabulous sale has forced me to move outside my usual range of the spectrum, I've been thrilled with the results. Who knew neon colours suited me? Not I. Who knew that goldfish orange went well with the colour of my eyes? Not I (nor perhaps anyone else…)

So I would say go for the unexpected colours and see what happens. It might turn out to be fabulous, and you’ll thank me for it when you're penniless but stylish.

Cheers,

BB

Lola is Beauty said...

Lottie re: Target - Oh, the owl brooch! It's $6.99! I knew there was something I forgot to mention... WHY can they not ship internationally? Oh well, at least we have Topshop...

lottie said...

I'm seriously hearting that owl brooch! But yes, we have Topshop, although I heard a rumour of a branch opening in NYC - surely they could trade us Target international shipping for that?

Serena said...

You need to make nice American friends willing to ship internationally : )