Oh Pocahontas, if only I could bloody paint with the colours of the wind… it would make wearing a colour and print-ridden outfit on a soggy windy day a whole lot better if I could in fact make the wind's secret colours come forth and wrap around me with a flattering wind-machine effect with some pretty petals/leaves in motion as the finishing touches.  Sadly I wasn't at one with the sky's spirits and so yesterday as I dressed with bundles of colourful enthusiasm, the rain fell and I became a kind of sad, faded chalk drawing a la Mary Poppins…

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Still, the intention was all there.  The enthusiasm mainly came about because in amongst the taupe and pink cut-out leather and delightful metal snappers was a bonus top that Angie had made for me, which gives me much reason to believe that a full blown collection branching out beyond the confines of Etsy should definitely be on the cards.  She chose this beautifully bright and painterly silk fabric to form this extended bra top with hook and eye closure at the front and lace panelling at the back.  It's a step into vivid colour that hasn't been unleashed yet on her Etsy site and somehow I'm seeing this fabric used in a multitude of ways but that would probably be second guessing Angie (I'll leave the design know-how to her…). 

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Comments (41)

  1. WendyB says:

    I’m always amazed by your knack for combining prints.

  2. fashion-able says:

    Interesting style. Pretty funky DMS too.

  3. Avant Gaudy says:

    I love the watercolor look. So much classier than the tie-dye that’s supposedly going to be in for f/w 09
    http://avantgaudy.com/artwork/860800_watercolor_dress.html
    ^Kind of the same idea. A burst of color on a rainy, gray day.

  4. Yvonne says:

    awww love her creations too. eh you don’t look that sad to me. Just peaceful.

  5. Kat says:

    I have a big crush on this flowered jacket of yours since its debut on this blog!

  6. woah lots of colourful prints here.

  7. diane says:

    That first paragraph was sheer poetry, and so is that outfit.

  8. DJM says:

    I am seriously loving this new bigger site format. Might have to make a similar sacrifice in order to extend ours too. It looks so much better bigger!

  9. DJM says:

    Hurrumph the UK version of Typepad doesn’t allow the site to be any bigger! Boo!
    Nice top Angie made. Love the pattern

  10. susie_bubble says:

    ^Could you not transfer your account to a US Typepad account…. ? Or alter the CSS to make the columns larger?

  11. Isabel says:

    Aww, Mary Poppins! One of my all-time favourite movies ever. I hust bought a pair of Norwegian Woon leggings and am in love.

  12. The layers upon layers upon layers of print in this outfit are amazing!

  13. calamityjem says:

    What a gorgeous bra top, the print is like an explosion in a acid trip factory, love it!
    I think that fabric would make a perfect summer festival dress.

  14. diane says:

    oh those leggings!!!

  15. Hannah says:

    Great outfit, I love that you can pull off piles and piles of printed layers. Sorry the weather wasn’t so accommodating…

  16. Meream says:

    That IS the color of the rain! You’re always creative. 🙂

  17. MJ says:

    This is an amazing outfit. I love the watercolour prints: you look amazing! And the piece by Angie is really cool too…
    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

  18. Sallys says:

    You truly are the queen of pattern-mixing.

  19. Karoline says:

    I want the tights you are wearing<3

  20. alyssa says:

    so i just ordered this top on sale for like 5 dollars from asos and it immediately made me think of you…it also is pretty similar to the cropped top angie made you above (in style at least)
    http://www.asos.com/Agyness-Deyn/Asos/Asos-Colour-Block-Jersey-Crop-Top/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=542067&cid=4167&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Pink

  21. Madison says:

    I LOVE those Dr Marten voots!

  22. Mili says:

    eeeee, how you manage to pull off sooo many different patterns in one outfit i’ll never know. but it looks great.

  23. The stylist says:

    This outfit is the best yet!

  24. Yan says:

    wot!
    I saw those boots on sale on ASOS and thougth to myslef ” those are hot, but are they for me?” and you’re inspiring me to get them!

  25. Isabel says:

    Wow! The patterns just seems to work. You remind me of a watercolor painting and the jacket really invokes a rainy day.
    http://style-geek.blogspot.com

  26. knitkicks says:

    i;ve got to say i don’t know how you find time to blog! i’ve just started working for a designer and man it’s busy busy busy. i’m kinda lagging now and i only really did 2 posts a week!!

  27. Ali says:

    Just..perfect Susie. I bit annoyingly so! I’m still so jealous of that blazer/jacket. Such a great find. I’ll be checking out that market when I’m in Wien next month but I can’t be there on a saturday which I hear is the best clothes day 🙁
    I’m in love with the idea of bra tops as outerwear but i’m not sure it would suit me..

  28. Brigadeiro says:

    What a gorgeous post! And not just the pictures/outfit 😉
    Your ability to mix prints is truly an art, gorgeous pieces individually and as an outfit! You surely can paint with the colours of the wind!
    xx

  29. you are unbelievable at layering…seriously.
    i can’t understand how you put all that together…but somehow it’s perfect.
    a billiiiiiion kudos.

  30. Alicia says:

    It’s beautiful!! I can’t wait to see what she does next.

  31. KD says:

    You. Look. SUPERB!!! I cannot get over how amazing this look is, especially on a rainy day.

  32. Shira says:

    AMAZING! My favourite outfit of yours since the beginning!

  33. eleanor says:

    Amazing outfit!
    Those colours all look so beautiful together.
    xx

  34. selina says:

    ah how lovely. especially like the hook and eye on the bra-top, remember them all over the luella show?

  35. Susie, you’re blogging at the speed of light, I’m loving it! Also loving the larger image format, it’s delicious! For those who were wondering, I’ve just added the bustier to my shop, thanks again for all the support!

  36. lady coveted says:

    i love the way you’ve layered it up!

  37. Cassiopeia says:

    Amazing. You look lovely! Boo to the rain. It stopped me from going to the Barber of Seville screening on Wednesday. Upsetting. Xxxc

  38. megan v says:

    This outfit is amazingly put together. Your combination of bright and faded prints with the neutral colors is just perfect!!!
    Beautiful and inspirational!!

  39. I’ll be checking out that market when I’m in Wien next month but I can’t be there on a saturday which I hear is the best clothes day 🙁

  40. 腼腆的思想 says:

    喜欢你的风格!

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