It hasn’t exactly been Coachella weather over here in ol’ Blighty. *rings out hair*
Thankfully, Motilo have been running an “Americana” (aka Coachella-perfect) competition on their site, and thus have TONS of summery inspiration floating around their mood boards. Crank up the heating, get in your feather headdress/bikini, and taa daa – it’s almost like you’re watching Kasabian in sunny California.
The mood board details:
J Brand – Atomic Denim Jacket
Spell – Warrior Feather Headband
Opening Ceremony – Striped Raffia Sandals
Jerome Dreyfuss – Momo Python, Suede And Karung Mini Shoulder Bag
Jemma Kidd – Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint
Chanel – Le Vernis Nail Colour In Mimosa
cos – A-Line Wool Skirt (underneath)
Miu Miu – Faille Miniskirt
“From the hard time living ’til the Chelsea days,
From when her hair was sweet blonde ’til the day it turned grey
You’ve got more than money and sense, my friend,
You’ve got heart and you go in your own way”
– Noah And The Whale, ‘Life Goes On’
One of my favourite things in the world is unbrushed hair. Pairing it with a super-sharp blazer from Warehouse and a lime playsuit from a street stall in Bangkok? Not quite sure. I whip my hair, nonetheless.
You gotta swing your hips now
That’s right, you’re doing fine
Come on, baby
Jump up, Jump Back
– “The Locomotion”, Litta Eva
This skirt is one of those garments that forces you to dance. No apologies for the blur in these photos, my darlings. Christmas party-palooza!
What I Wore – handmade bodycon dress with exaggerated shoulders (let’s be honest…it’s a bit tight…I typically try to avoid hoisted my chest up to my chin), polka-dotted tiered skirt, and black tights.
“She came back from California
Lost her way alone in Georgia
Found she wanted something more
Like what she did before
And then she stumbled back into me”
– “Skinny Jeans“, The Bigger Lights
I am not what you would call a ‘jeans girl‘. If you have read my book, you know that – for me – dresses make up 95% of my wardrobe. For this reason, I have found it incredibly surprising that I have fallen in love with Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeans.
Practically, they should not work for me. As a petite, curvy woman with a very different frame to a sample-size model, skinny jeans usually don’t flatter my body type. The Avedons, however, have a luxuriously-textured denim with a flattering stretch that wraps around my curves without feeling like a jegging. My legs are praising the opportunity to stay warm (aka covered) this winter!
What I Wore – Thick, batwing sweater and Avedon skinny jeans.
“Sunday morning, rain is falling
Steal some covers, share some skin
Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable
You twist to fit the mold that I am in”
– Maroon 5, ‘Sunday Morning‘
With so much work to do and so little time to do it, it is somewhat of a luxury to be holed up with your boyfriend for an entire day, wearing nothing but the comfiest items you own.
Hair tucked in a super thick sweater that is four times too big, light pink skater dress underneath, fuzzy boot-looking slippers (with fuzzy blue socks if my feet get too cold). Scarves (black cashmere pashmina and pink snood from Bank) optional.