Ever since the first sight of snowfall in October I’ve been anxiously waiting for Spring to come as quickly as possible. Braving each winter storm like it will hopefully be the last of the season can be quite exhausting, mentally that is. You see, I’ve never been one to accept winter, which is incredibly ironic considering I used to figure skate competitively! Needless to say, my lack of acceptance tends to leave to me relentlessly trekking it to the subway station five blocks away in 4” heals. Though those five blocks may seem like a mile I refuse to let the cold, or even snow, ruin my potential of a fabulous shoe day. In my eyes Spring can’t come soon enough so I’ve decided to compile a few must-have pieces for the much anticipated season!
As a recent graduate aka new to unemployment, I thought I should do something productive with this time off. As a New York resident with a history in fashion, a personal style blog was the obvious answer. I’ve dabbled with having a personal blog in the past but school and interning etc always took priority. With a blank schedule in front of me, I’m getting back to it! Check out a sample below and find the full experience at http://angusdrive.tumblr.com/
In the UK, Halloween is never the the commercial big deal that it is in the US. Whilst I headed out to my ‘Halloween’ party last weekend, I have to admit my costume merely consisted of a stick on moustache and of course that was purchased on the day as a last ditch attempt to give this so called holiday a go.
This is not to say I haven’t tried. Take last year for example; I purchased a ridiculous zebra print leotard from indie Halloween favourite American Apparel with the hope of actually getting excited about dressing up. Naturally I planned to DIY the rest of my zombie zebra costume out of some old tights and some overdone eye make up; obviously this did not go to plan and with only any hour to go I was forced to resort to a previously exhausted leopard print dress and some cat eye false lenses which I somehow got stuck in the back of my eyeballs. Rest assured this story does have a happy ending, at least in that I managed with the aid of two friends and a lot of tears to remove the ill placed contact lens and I regained my sight for the majority of the evening.
So given 2011′s failure could I be blamed for playing it safe? this made me remind myself of 2010′s monstrosity of a costume. This year I believe Smurf was the costume of choice, once again I had scouted out an American Apparel creation ( I think I am beginning to spot my downfall here). Anyways this year it was a White unitard intended to be worn with numerous layers on blue body paint. Here are a few of the main issues I found…
Problem number 1 – White unitards are highly unflattering
Problem number 2 – White unitards are highly see-through
Problem number 3 – it’s highly likely that White unitards should be banned in public places
After discovering this I opted to not dress up and turned out in a boring black dress thinking that given my wardrobe is normally outrageously colourful that some of my friends would be convinced I’d made an effort regardless.
Whilst Halloween 2012 is essentially still to come I think I have already exhausted my stick on tache efforts and with hurricane Sandy literally raining on Halloween’s parade (not to mention devastating native and imagery New Yorkers like myself) i think its fair to say we should start looking ( and i should start preparing) for 2013. Check out the images below for my favourite celeb inspiration.
As a long time Poison Ivy fan and recently KK fan I am somewhat impressed at the detail of this costume teamed with Kim’s incredible shade of red hair.
However my all time favourite celebrity favourite costume award belongs to Heidi Klum for this treat. I don’t suppose it was the most comfortable of outfits but I wouldn’t have expected any less from the Queen of Halloween.
Please do post us links to your costumes if you are safe out of the storm this Halloween.
The temperature in London this week in really starting to dip, it’s all of a sudden far too cold to live in my leather jacket any longer so i have had to start looking for an alternative. Once again i find myself looking at Danish brand Gestuz; famous for it’s Copenhagen street style. The brands coat offering this season is notoriously on trend. Leathering detailing is impossible to avoid right now (as seen on Emma Stone earlier this week in Paris). Leather sleeves seem to be the premium designer favourite with Maje, Whistles and Joseph all adopting this trend. My 1st choice take on this has to the military luxe style from Gestuz below.
I’d team this with Joseph leather skinny pants and a Black The Row fine knit.
Fashion Night Out is THIS Thursday, yes Thursday as in tomorrow! How are YOU planning on standing out? My good friend here in NYC, Marissa, let me raid her closet, style and (of course) photograph her.
Marissa’s skirt is my favorite part about this outfit! It is from Anthropologie and is genuine leather!
Whilst you guys in NYC have been having a freak heatwave, in London we are set to have the wettest summer on record. This has meant none of my gorgeous summer wardrobe has had an outing yet. In a desperate attempt to kept my spirits up and distracted from this awful whether i have opted to dress in the biggest colour clashing patterns i can find. Mary Katrantzou would be proud.
Shirt – H&M, Leggings – Topshop, Wedges – Topshop