London Fashion Week S/S 09 Day 3-4: Trousergate

London Fashion Week S/S 09 Day 3-4: Trousergate

No I haven’t split my trousers or done something disastrous in the trouser area… I’m simply noting the fact that for two days in a row, I’ve worn…*gasp* trousers.  For those of you not in the know, me and trousers have a love/hate thing going on.  We embrace each other when the trousers in question are perfectly formed and/or are quite strange/unique.  Otherwise, mundane, plain trews are just a pain to try on and a bore to wear.   

Ok, yesterday I was cheating.  There is a grey tutu over the Raf Simons trews but still, the sweatshirt on the top could have morphed into a skirt to be a poofy tunic so I’d still count that as trouser wearing.  The Pierre Hardy x Louise Goldin shoes were apt as it was the day of the stupendously cool Louise Goldin show.  French blogging royalty Garance and Geraldine are in town (it’s so odd seeing them in Old Blighty…) and they very kindly snapped me (yes I am a leacher of other people’s great photography skills whilst not being able to develop my own…)…


Today, I changed three or four times, beginning with a dress, then adding these trews and in the end shedding away the dress to opt for these Preen trousers and the very comfy Tristan Blair wedges. The zipper collar is also NOT at all heavy (to those that asked…) and I even added more weight with some Paraphernalia necklaces.



By the by, I head these posts with London Fashion Week, though the reality is I’ve barely been to any shows but instead have had to enjoy fashion week secondhand through other people’s pictures and text… it’s ok… I keep telling myself that in about a week’s time I’m going to be all over Paris like a messy, dishevelled rash that just won’t go away, so it’s fine.

**EDIT** Lovely Geraldine has just put her pics up and has captured my cheesy smile… I know people are far preferring the ‘slicker’ second outfit….but I do so love the self-created Aladdin pants effect with the Raf Simons trews… by far my favourite trews of the year (say it with me..elasticated waists are GOOOOD!)



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  1. Daiane

    2008-09-17 at 6:39 PM

    you look amazing as usual! hah, i’ve spoted you earlier on garance also…great photo 🙂

  2. Fruchtzwerg

    2008-09-17 at 6:45 PM

    Same goes for me, I feel less extraordinary in pants than in skirts or dresses. It’s always hard for me to have a “stand out Look” with ordinary pants. But you my dear, you’re looking great with both pants. I def need some leather trousers as well.

  3. Zori

    2008-09-17 at 6:48 PM

    The second look is very chic,it is my favorite at the moment. You have such a good taste.
    Is is cold already in England?

  4. Thom Wong

    2008-09-17 at 6:59 PM

    Perhaps you will have some answers – Charlie ordered a necklace from Paraphernalia and they still have not arrived.
    Lovely outfits btw.

  5. izzydore

    2008-09-17 at 7:04 PM

    leave it to you to come up with trouser outfits that are most definitely unpredictable. awesome stuff!

  6. Nicola

    2008-09-17 at 7:21 PM

    That zipper necklace is STUNNING! So is the fur coat!
    I gave up pants in May and it’s been the best decision ever.

  7. floraposte

    2008-09-17 at 7:23 PM

    Really amazing outfits!

  8. Jael

    2008-09-17 at 7:35 PM

    I love Paraphernalia.
    I’ve been thinking about getting some odd pants, because pants are not really made for curvy girls. I might was well embrace the odd.

  9. fashionherald

    2008-09-17 at 8:35 PM

    i’m the opposite, always been a pants girl. I adore the last two looks – the necklaces are !!! and I’d wrestle you for that stole.

  10. MHBass

    2008-09-17 at 9:18 PM

    the necklace collection looks like a work of art, i love that outfit! looking very sexy in the enviable preen trousers too 🙂

  11. AngieMontreal

    2008-09-17 at 9:29 PM

    Your first photo inspired me to take a look at the blazers at my local salvation army this afternoon (was popping in anyways) and guess what I found. A gorgeous navy blue wool Aquascutum blazer. For $10. I almost fainted.
    So thank you very much, and I think you look great in pants and should not fear them!

  12. enc

    2008-09-17 at 9:35 PM

    I like both the trews, they’re starkly different, but you really do well with both styles. And that zipper thingy, I’ve always loved that.
    You look happy in your new place.

  13. pretty face

    2008-09-17 at 10:18 PM

    I particularly adore that second outfit. Those trousers are, simply put, marvellous!

  14. WendyB

    2008-09-17 at 10:30 PM

    Love that last look.

  15. chrissa

    2008-09-17 at 10:32 PM

    i also love your last look. the cropped pants with cropped..jacket? look so good together. you do cropped well:)

  16. Dee

    2008-09-17 at 10:35 PM

    I really like that second outfit and I’m still madly coveting those shoes.

  17. la petite fashionista

    2008-09-17 at 11:56 PM

    i have a love/hate relationship with pants as well. i rarely ever wear them even in winter (i live in a place warm enough to wear tights).
    also, your few fashion week shows you’ve attended beats my zero! 🙂

  18. KD

    2008-09-18 at 12:26 AM

    Both outfits are amazing though I’m not such a fan of the fur coat (no I won’t start bombarding you with anti-fur stuff, it’s not even the moral stuff because I eat meat and wear leather but I don’t like the aesthetic so I’m confused about it so disregard this stuff in parentheses) but I love the necklaces and collar! And petticoat! And wedges!

  19. Nina

    2008-09-18 at 12:41 AM

    you really have a wicked sense of style…so jealous.

  20. winnie

    2008-09-18 at 12:49 AM

    You look great. The zipper collar adds such a cool punky vibe to your outfit!

  21. kirstie

    2008-09-18 at 1:42 AM

    love all of the outfits! those raf simons trousers are crazy!

  22. Austere

    2008-09-18 at 1:50 AM

    Oh, I really ilke you photo on Garance. Outfit #2 is really nice.

  23. Susanna-Cole

    2008-09-18 at 3:16 AM

    Wow! That first outfit is especially killer amazing! Very high fashion. You look beautiful, and the pictures is as great as the outfit! 🙂

  24. songy

    2008-09-18 at 6:14 AM

    Garance is fantastic. I would like to actually learn how it’s all done from her if it’s all together possible.
    I saw really lovely pictures of you in
    That’s great. How cool.

  25. The Clothes Horse

    2008-09-18 at 6:25 AM

    Oooh, I really like the second look. It’s a riot of delightful textures.

  26. Tiffany

    2008-09-18 at 8:17 AM

    Ok, so – not to sound strange or anything but… you look a lot like me. Well, at some angles in some photographs anyways. You are the first person I think I can say that about, and I have sisters!

  27. miss woo

    2008-09-18 at 8:20 AM

    I like both looks but esp love the second one. The layering of the necklaces, the rolled up trousers, the fur shrug are all perfection!

  28. juliet

    2008-09-18 at 8:35 AM

    You’re so small!
    juliet xxx

  29. bronwyn

    2008-09-18 at 9:25 AM

    Very impressed with the top look, you look simply divine Susie….and it’s such a cool pic. One of my personal fave Susie B outfits.

  30. JessZ

    2008-09-18 at 9:55 AM

    I’m totally feeling that tasseled/fluffy black top thingy… my vocabulary fails me

  31. Miss Karen

    2008-09-18 at 10:16 AM

    I love your first outfit, the trousers just blend in with your dress!
    I can’t do trousers of any kind either although sometimes they do pop up in an outfit here and there.

  32. ell

    2008-09-18 at 10:23 AM

    ohhh, there’s those pants again *sigh*

  33. Prêt à Porter P

    2008-09-18 at 10:50 AM

    the french photo came out amazing!
    also love the trousers that you are wearing. they are sheeny goodness

  34. brigadeiro

    2008-09-18 at 11:01 AM

    OMGosh! I’m in love with outfits #1 & 2! How I want that zipper necklace!!! You are so amazing!

  35. emily

    2008-09-18 at 12:18 PM

    i am so in love with those shoes, i’m devoting this weekend to trawling through every store in melbourne to find them or a pair equally as beautiful. love!

  36. lady coveted

    2008-09-18 at 1:31 PM

    aw… they take such lovely photos… and you my dear look wonderful in trousers… i’m really loving all these outfits!

  37. Blue Floppy Hat

    2008-09-18 at 3:53 PM

    Your smile is not cheesy at all, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
    And I agree with you about being a skirt girl, though your Raf Simons trews kick the arse of every pair I’ve ever seen.

  38. Sarz

    2008-09-18 at 5:10 PM

    Oh come on,cheesy? You’re gorgeous! But I suppose you wouldn’t be the humble, stylish Susie we loved if you realized that.

  39. selina

    2008-09-18 at 5:11 PM

    i personally LOVE the sheer trousers! i like the silhouette in the second outfit too, the shoulders are super cool. btw have you seen the sequins trousers in topshop?

  40. Anonymous

    2008-09-18 at 7:15 PM

    Oh Susie! Your first two shots on the grass are just parfait, they’re like they’re from an actual magazine shoot! Gorrrrrrrrrrrgeous!x

  41. elnotable

    2008-09-18 at 7:26 PM

    Whaaaaaat! I love those Preen trousers! they look amazing on you!
    I love your blog. I have been posting some streetstyle pics from Cibeles (Madrid’s fashion week) if you want to take a look:

  42. schizodefective

    2008-09-18 at 7:39 PM

    I am a skirt/dress devotee but the Preen trousers are great.

  43. arabelle

    2008-09-18 at 8:56 PM

    I actualy prefer the first outfit so much more–I’m actually kind of obsessed with sheer trousers now because of you! hmm…. have you tried chunky knits for this season yet? i can’t wait until you do (if you do). yay textures.

  44. Make Do & Mend

    2008-09-18 at 9:44 PM

    Given you’ve prompted me out of trews – I’m now loving the Preen ones!

  45. Make Do & Mend

    2008-09-18 at 9:44 PM

    Given you’ve prompted me out of trews – I’m now loving the Preen ones!

  46. Make Do & Mend

    2008-09-18 at 9:44 PM

    Given you’ve prompted me out of trews – I’m now loving the Preen ones!

  47. Make Do & Mend

    2008-09-18 at 9:44 PM

    Given you’ve prompted me out of trews – I’m now loving the Preen ones!

  48. Make Do & Mend

    2008-09-18 at 9:44 PM

    Given you’ve prompted me out of trews – I’m now loving the Preen ones!

  49. eliza

    2008-09-19 at 1:46 AM

    i should take a cue from you…i’m such a pants oriented girl. it’s their simplicity i suppose..but you look brilliant in both outfits. while i love love love the necklaces and fur shrug/vest (?) i simply adore the tutu & aladin pants..+ the jacket fits you so well! gah…i wish i could think up such interesting outfits!

  50. a dreamer

    2008-09-19 at 4:26 AM

    awww. your smile may be cheesy it’s also so cute. The colours and everything in the first shot have me swooning. I like the first outfit better than the second but the fringed cardi in the second deserves cred too.

  51. tanya

    2008-09-19 at 5:34 AM

    no idea what show it was but i saw aggy in a pair of sheer floral trousers and it made me think of you…

  52. kim

    2008-09-19 at 8:02 AM

    I really like the blazer in #1, and would so wear outfit #2 myself. And I love your hairdo in #2.
    I actually like wearing pants, they suit me, but have a hard time finding good pairs. So now I’m stuck with jeans if I don’t want to go skirt/dress, and that’s often too casual for my taste. I should just invest in some decent suit bottoms/man pants. Too bad I’m so short I always have to take them to a tailor to shorten them. The 3/4 pants may be an option for me.

  53. Géraldine

    2008-09-19 at 8:59 AM

    Thanks for showing the pics Susie. You looked terrific. I can’t wait to see you in Paris!

  54. chloe van paris

    2008-09-19 at 9:23 AM

    Suzy one day you will be more famous than Karine Roitfeld.
    I don’t have the same fashion tastes than you, but i like your freedom and your amazing energy.

  55. vintage clothes

    2008-09-19 at 10:24 AM

    ohh id like a nice pair of trews aswell yours are lovely i do like the second outfit tho with the fur jacket tres chic madame!

  56. Mer

    2008-09-19 at 11:14 AM

    i love your aladin pants too, fun fun fun!

  57. giancinephile

    2008-09-19 at 12:46 PM

    The first one is the most striking image but I love all outfits!
    You did work that Topshop skirt so well! 😉

  58. Hailey

    2008-09-19 at 4:10 PM

    Great outfits, you look fabulous with strong shoulders in last pic – wow!

  59. Giselle

    2008-09-19 at 4:50 PM

    Hey susie!
    I love that necklace, it def look heavy lol 🙂
    Hope everythings going ok, I deleted corpse couture just cause I hate to be one of those bloggers that NEVER updates, but I def have something to say now so…this is my new space if your intirested at all.
    -Giselle <3<3<3

  60. Fajr

    2008-09-19 at 4:54 PM

    So Stylish Susie and love the Paraphernalia necklaces. I’ve been eyeing them for a bit. I’ love trousers, but have sworn off denim (jeans)!

  61. Helen-LG

    2008-09-19 at 6:30 PM

    I love that first photo of you, you look great, the colour is amazing.. You should totally hold your new photographer hostage and make him do more shoot for you! (& possibly lend him to me too..?!)

  62. susie_bubble

    2008-09-20 at 9:37 AM

    Hey thank you everyone for all the lovely comments….it’s interesting how well-taken photos illicit more reactions…. alas, my camera skills are never going to improve so that’s out of the window…. I am getting more joy out of trousers though which is a step forward for me….

  63. Chic Looks

    2008-09-24 at 9:56 AM

    If i ever needed a reason, this would probably be my millionth and one reason to love your style miss Bubble…Just amazing

  64. ambika

    2008-09-24 at 11:30 PM

    You have such a lovely smile!

  65. sara

    2008-09-25 at 5:10 AM

    i love your style i mean you do the layering look in a grait way and i love how you can wair an aitem moorthan once and still make it look difrint and i love how you could wair classics yet stilladd a touc of exoticnis of your own style

  66. Fashion blah blah

    2008-09-25 at 9:24 AM

    i love the 1st outfit….simple and comfortable

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