Monday, 9 July 2012

FEEDING MY FIXATION


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Somehow my parents pre-empted my recent tie dye obsession and brought me back this dress from their trip to Malta, along with a sweet little straw and walnut bag. Just a heads' up from the 'rents: don't visit Malta from June-August, unless you enjoy being cooked alive. To me, that is preferable to this naff weather, but each to their own! I threw caution to the wind today and wore the dress, despite knowing that it could tip down any second.
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Sophy Robson declared in this month's Vogue that "negative space" nails were the next big thing, so I obviously had to get straight on that..

I'm wearing: 
Dress & bag gifts from Malta 
Jon Richard necklace via The Style Rawr 
Acne shoes 
Vintage belt 
Shop Dixi, Topshop & BCBG Max Azria rings 
Kenneth Jay Lane & ibizan market bracelets 
Volkswagen watch

I've had a bit of a stressful time of it lately, involving presenting an idea to the Managing Director of Oasis (thankfully she liked it and I got some fantastic feedback, to the point of me being so overwhelmed I cried with joy) so I am really looking forward to some exciting goings on this weekend. Saturday involves a flying visit to London to take a tour of Oxford Street's Forever 21; I'll be getting a feel for the brand and doing a spot of shopping before their big launch in the Trafford Centre later this month.

On Sunday I have been invited to the Manchester SkyRide. I'll be there snapping photos of stylish cyclists, but I will also be cycling the route myself! Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that recently I have been on a health and exercise kick, so this has really come at the perfect time. You can sign up here, and don't worry if you haven't got a bike - you can hire a bike just for the ride - that's what I'll be doing. My only problem is that I'm struggling to figure out what to wear myself. I'm thinking a tweed jacket and tailored shorts, but as this is a completely new sartorial area for me, anything might happen, although I feel modesty is the key element when considering cycling gear! I wonder what Kelly Brook will be wearing. Think she'll need something a little bit more substantial than this, considering the location of the ride..


I do hope to see some of you there in your very best cycling outfits!

15 comments:

  1. I bought a bike today!! Maybe I should join in!

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    1. Yes DO!! Then we could also get cycling fashion faux pas snaps, ohohohohoho

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  2. PS also loving the pictures in the post! Verrrrrry nice.

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    1. Fanks! Boyfriend thinks he's Mario bloody Testino now.
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  3. I used to cycle down the Oxford rd in full skirts and heels! Lol. Anything goes. Great dress- thanks mere and Pere!
    My friend Ven is the VM for Oxford st F21!
    Xx

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    1. I would LOVE to see that at the SkyRide. Like, Hanneli cycling is what my dreams are made of:

      http://velosophy.businesscatalyst.com/TheWayOfTheBike/bytommyton.jpg

      Or Catherine Baba!

      http://www.oliviapalermo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Tommy-Ton-for-Style.com_Catherine-Baba-Cycling.jpg

      Fingers crossed I will get to chat to the VMs on Saturday so it's nice to know a name, thanks :)
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  4. Hi
    I absolutely love your dreessss
    great post
    xx

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  5. Ooh the dress and bag are lovely! Thumbs up for the rents x

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  6. Love the dress, you can't beat great little holiday finds. I bought a new bike a couple of weeks ago and will certainly be taking for a spin at the Sky Ride on Sunday so I'll be sure to look out for you :)

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  7. It's a really beautiful dress x

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  8. lovely dress!!
    and work at F21, do say hi ^_^

    J x

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  9. You look gorgeous, that's such a lovely dress. Well done for impressing Oasis and I hope you have a great time at the Skyride! Although I hate bikes myself, fell off one when I was 5 and never got over it :'( xxx

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  10. That dress is sooooo nice!
    :)

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