The Ticking Trouser-Watch

It’s not the A bomb that has hit my house.  It’s me tearing through my wardrobe in a nervous state of frustration and panic.  This is of course me, overreacting.  I’m merely trying to pack for Paris next week where I’ll be attending some shows (what shows, I know not yet…all will be revealed when I arrive at the hotel to find either a nice stack of envelopes or absolute squat…).  Shows or no shows, packing for Paris is a nightmare as I currently have the most ridiuclous notion in my head that I have no clothes…  This is again complete lunacy.  What I probably mean when I wail ‘I have no clothes’ is ‘I have no clothes that are suitable.’ 

So some augmenting, changes, DIY fixes need to be made this weekend in a mad rush to cram a somewhat decent wardrobe for 6 days in Paris.  The augmenting part is not helped by the fact that I’m transfixed by these silver trousers from Topshop that look to be made of chainmail but have been described as ‘silver sequin black jeans’.  This images occasionally flashes up on the Topshop website and has been in the press for a while, but as yet, I haven’t spotted them in-store or online.  Daily Topshop checks are pretty sad and I find it a little shameful that I’m hankering for something that probably will be all over the streets.

Nonetheless, the ticking trouser-watch continues until about Monday when I’ll have to forget about silver trew time in Paris.  Pity as I so wanted my legs to sparkle like the Eiffel Tower when those Rugby World Cup lights are sparkling…. (I’m constantly reminded of that line in the penultimate episode of Sex and the City where Aleksander Petrovsky’s daughter Cloh√© declares those lights as ‘eeeedeous, just eeeedeous!’. 

Deseprate for Desperado

A redux to Tokyo is in order since the times I have been there have been very unfocused fashion-wise.  To be frank, planning a return to the city for the purpose of shopping is mind boggling stuff seeing as the city’s NUMEROUS boutiques, malls and local haunts/treasures/finds would be complex to cover in one trip.  Seeing this shop installation by Przemek Sobocki (whose illustrations for Hintmag have twice been talked-up here… thus I’m a self-proclaimed fan…) at the Desperado boutique in Tokyo just reminded me why I need to get my Tokyo Redux back on track.  It was on display from the 7th to 12th Sept and Desperado constantly changes their window dressings of what they call ‘buyable art’ which can see from their archive.  It’s certainly lighter in tone compared to Soboki’s previous illustrations but given the nature of Desperado’s store, I’m thinking the full-skirted ladies walking the cute dog are perfectly apt.       

It’s a tad on the shallow side that my eyes are trained to be drawn to interesting displays but more often than not, what a store does with their aesthetics points to the quality and selection of their goods, which in Desperado’s case leans towards ‘intelligent cuteness with a quirk’.  Brands include Peter Jensen, Marimekko, Ghulam Sakina, Rittenhous and Baum und Pherdgarten.

On a sort of cute shop display related note, has anyone walked/travelled past Harvey Nichols and been tempted by a cupcake or two, or three…

Style Bubble Shops: Project Stagnated

>>I knew I should not have blown the trumpet before the goods have even surfaced.  After weeks of visiting shops, taking photos, writing descriptions, I’m still not even HALF way there with getting all the information, let alone putting it all up online into something that is vaguely user-friendly.  I’m peed off with myself for having busied myself this past month and still not really achieving what I set out to do.  Dipping my fingers into too many pies sums it up perfectly.  Nonetheless, I will plough on but it does mean the launch of Style Bubble Shops will be delayed heavily.  I’ll be vague and say DEFINITELY before the year ends…

Apologies…

From Susie… the pie eater…