Angel Delighted

Angel Delighted

You might be wondering when the prints-o-rama that this summer has been for me outfit-wise is going to die a bleeding death?  When is Susie going to stop messing around with such nonsensical patterns and put on a black shroud of Ann Demeulemeester and dove grey of Rick Owens?  Well when it gets colder, which is not anytime soon considering I'm feeling a bit of an Indian summer coming on, I might turn to messing around with textures but those prints will glimmer through still because for layering purposes, the stuff with prints on has its advantages.  More specifically, these garments that I've very kindly received from Michael Angel as a result of posting about his shop, are especially built with layering in mind. 

But like I said, the summer ain't done yet so prints-o-rama continues for a while longer whilst ye print-cynics out there continue to wish a black shrouded cloth to land on my head.  With regards to the pun in the title, it has to be said that I'm not even a huge fan of Angel Delight but Angel Delight in the form of mind-blowing prints on silk/chiffon tops, lycra leggings and a gossamer thin kaftan is far FAR preferable to synthetic caramel-tasting gunk that may or may not have lumps in it.

First to the ruins of Reculver we went. A medieval church and Roman fort ruins near Herne Bay that called for flame-hued prints. One looks like either a distorted flower or a Usain Bolt-art abstraction.  The other has this stained glass window effect. As we were leaving, a girl said to me "I wondered who would be wearing such a fabulous outfit up here and then I realised it was a famous fashion blogger!"  Yup, Reculver – officially the remotest place to be outed as those dirty species – fashion bloggers *tut tut*.  


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Up against the dying daylight, the prints especially come into their own…



Then down to the muddy waters of Westgate when the tide was out and a mass of seaweed and shallow rock pools are left behind.  These leggings gave the boyf's g'pa a bit of a shock on what should have been a routine Sunday morning.  Actually, I'm wearing them now and still sort of do an internal double take when I look at the print…. it's definitely a crazy Photoshop experiment that fortuitously landed on a pair of well cut-leggings (high-waisted so the tum gets sucked in… perfect for my pork pie-craving days).



So many colours that vary along the entire length and width that it almost seems like a shame to cover up the butt with something.  Tregging urge strikes.




Then finally, I've accidentally perfected Ruth Hogben's black smoke effect (see Gareth Pugh A/W 09 vid) in clothing form.  This super light, super airy kaftan has a life of its own in the wind, it blows into all kinds of formations that are beyond my control.  In a less breezy, beachy context though, a belt, some tucking in and knotting would tame this printed beast.




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  1. Aja

    2009-08-16 at 10:37 PM

    These images are fantastic and gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed your trip.

  2. Miss Fashion Whore

    2009-08-16 at 10:50 PM

    The Michael Angel leggings are gorgeous! The print is so stunning. MFW x

  3. Lip Gloss and Mane Toss

    2009-08-16 at 11:09 PM

    Gorgeous! You where them so well. I love his stuff and what a nice gift!

  4. Ava

    2009-08-16 at 11:16 PM

    Oh my those tanks and leggings are GORGEOUS!!! I always admire how fearlessly/beautifully you pull off colorful outfits! …I’m definitely more of a black and grey “it’s about the *texture*” type at heart, but I always screammm with jealousy when I see such flawless examples of exuberant pattern and color!

  5. all that sparkles might be sequins

    2009-08-16 at 11:24 PM

    you look amazing:)

  6. maggie/noirohio vintage

    2009-08-16 at 11:25 PM

    these are all stunning pieces! you look amazing. Love the way you layered them.

  7. linn

    2009-08-16 at 11:54 PM

    I love the way you put colors together in a way I´d never think about.

  8. Maya

    2009-08-17 at 12:24 AM

    Beauutiffull 🙂

  9. Chelsea

    2009-08-17 at 12:26 AM

    Is there anywhere you can get these in the UK?
    I didn’t even think I liked patterned leggings, but suddenly they seem a must have,haha, your blog is bad for me.

  10. Cookie

    2009-08-17 at 12:30 AM

    Wow that kaftan is amazing. What’s it made of?

  11. Kat

    2009-08-17 at 12:46 AM

    Love the kaleidoscope of colors…you wear them well!

  12. WJ

    2009-08-17 at 1:10 AM

    I’ve been looking at Michael Angel’s stuff for a while now, but seeing them on an actual person makes me ache for them even more! I know you posted a 10% coupon but even with that his prices are a little deep for me…maybe just a tank will do since summer is coming up here in Oz!

  13. annemarie

    2009-08-17 at 1:41 AM

    This is my favorite post to date! Ihe colors look so bright and clear in the English seaside light. God, I am so homesick. Waaaah!

  14. tash

    2009-08-17 at 1:56 AM

    Those people who think you should leave off the prints should go to hell . . . they look great. I especially love the kaftan.
    Keep rocking, Susie.

  15. jess

    2009-08-17 at 1:59 AM

    oh my! I didn’t realise those Angel tops are sheer! and the leggings!! so amazing. the kaftan is gorgeous too!! I might need to go over to Angel’s site again even though I’m on a shopping ban!!

  16. Annie Spandex

    2009-08-17 at 2:06 AM

    Beautiful animation! The treggings are amazing…

  17. WendyB

    2009-08-17 at 2:12 AM

    Beautiful photos!

  18. amanda

    2009-08-17 at 2:35 AM

    those leggings are gorgeous, especially in that sunlight!

  19. KD

    2009-08-17 at 3:37 AM

    Don’t say anything, KD. You will explode from awesomeness overdose.

  20. Lucy

    2009-08-17 at 4:10 AM

    omgosh you look lovely in those pictures! hah and now that Cover Girl slogan pops up into my mind: “Easy, breezy, beautiful, Covergirl!”

  21. Katerina

    2009-08-17 at 4:47 AM

    great post….you look fantastic….I do like almost all of the clothes…xx

  22. Jeltjie

    2009-08-17 at 4:54 AM

    Holy Mackerel. Those sequin leggings are like a supernova on your legs. I am a little dead inside knowing that they are not mine… I have a thing for sequins you see. A big thing.

  23. SRR

    2009-08-17 at 5:05 AM

    All gorgeous things, but the caftan in the end is just absolutely pretty and joyful (and you look like you had a lot of fun with it).

  24. TheTeig

    2009-08-17 at 5:19 AM


  25. diane

    2009-08-17 at 5:20 AM

    I stared at that last photo for the longest time. Who takes your pictures?
    Also, I love those fabrics with the light shining through them. It reminds me of stained glass.

  26. WorkItBerk

    2009-08-17 at 6:05 AM

    Love the stained glass-inspired leggings! They look great.

  27. kirstie

    2009-08-17 at 6:28 AM

    susie!! you are so adorable in that kaftan!!! ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

  28. Kamicha

    2009-08-17 at 6:38 AM

    They are all really great pieces – but how wonderful is that caftan with that kind of print! I will definitely indulge myself with some angel goodness some day…

  29. Make Do Style

    2009-08-17 at 8:32 AM

    Great pics and poses but the last montage is adorable!

  30. Lauren

    2009-08-17 at 9:06 AM

    Jeez these prints are like magic! You work them so well and I love how the colour of them just fits into anything!
    I pretty much always steer clear of patterns and I have no idea why! It’s a sub-conscious phobia I suspect. haha.
    x x x

  31. Tereza

    2009-08-17 at 9:20 AM

    these leggings are amazing!

  32. Doyoulovemyshoes

    2009-08-17 at 9:42 AM

    Haha ! I love thos outfits

  33. Sinta

    2009-08-17 at 9:58 AM

    Beautiful, especially Ruth Hogben’s. 🙂

  34. Hannah

    2009-08-17 at 10:43 AM

    I love that you’re always so happy in your pictures. Reminds me fashion is supposed to be fun 🙂

  35. leigh

    2009-08-17 at 10:58 AM

    whoah. the leggings are intense. i love them! you look lovely, as always, in these photos. i especially love the belted black/white number.

  36. horst

    2009-08-17 at 11:41 AM

    very beautiful indeed

  37. Missrose

    2009-08-17 at 12:43 PM

    I love your cloth 😉 you have a nice style 😉

  38. Geliya

    2009-08-17 at 12:50 PM

    VERY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Zhenya

    2009-08-17 at 1:44 PM

    Tha orange and black dress is such an amazing piece, I can really see it working for the Indian Summer that I’m hoping will make an appearance 🙂

  40. DJM

    2009-08-17 at 3:22 PM

    Oh god please don’t say there is going to super hot heat in London in September – I’m making a short and sweet visit and really don’t want to be reduced to a sweaty pile AGAIN!

  41. Natty

    2009-08-17 at 3:36 PM

    Reculver – what a blast from the past. My ex’s family had a caravan there!

  42. glowingdoll

    2009-08-17 at 3:54 PM

    How did you accomplish all of those wardrobe changes on the beach?
    Just curious as my mind boggles easily.

  43. luxirare

    2009-08-17 at 4:08 PM

    oh wow was a feast for the eyes!
    The prints are really wonderful, and my favorite shots have to be the last two where
    the fabric is blowing in the wind.
    Your boyf or whoever took these is a mighty fine photographer

  44. susie_bubble

    2009-08-17 at 4:18 PM

    Thanks everyone for the comments…. Steve the boyf is always chuffed to see a big-up going out to Thaaaaanet (the specific area of Kent where he’s from….)
    Natty: I did indeed see a few caravans parked up there!
    DJM: It won’t be tropical but it is heading up to the upper regions of 20-something degrees celcius
    Glowingdoll: I have no modesty! ; ) No…just a towel, some leggings and a few awkward wriggles…. easy peasy…

  45. Olya Baileys

    2009-08-17 at 4:31 PM

    I like the last two looks!

  46. C

    2009-08-17 at 5:17 PM

    I love the many coloured tights. They also look so very nice in the beach location. Awesome!

  47. Isabel

    2009-08-17 at 5:24 PM

    Dude, prints are the way to go! And you pull them off so well!

  48. missDTM

    2009-08-17 at 5:50 PM

    oh. my. lordy. i love love love the leggings!

  49. Random Fashion Coolness

    2009-08-17 at 6:00 PM

    These looks and photographs are absolutely STUNNING Susie! I especially love the leggings…beautiful. R x

  50. Malicious Mallory

    2009-08-17 at 7:08 PM

    So cute~
    The first is my favorite

  51. Gem Fatale

    2009-08-17 at 7:11 PM

    Wow Susie what brilliant outfits and generally beautiful pics. I live right near Herne Bay (in Canterbury!) Hope you enjoyed my county! xx

  52. Shay

    2009-08-17 at 8:17 PM

    I say let the prints-o-rama continue!!

  53. All Women Stalker

    2009-08-17 at 9:10 PM

    You have fans all over! 😀 Love the last dress.

  54. Abbie

    2009-08-18 at 2:24 AM

    Wow Suzie!! This post is to die for!!! I live for Michael’s prints– but I think they were made for you!! What a beautiful post and looks like you had an amazing trip! xoxo ……..Abbie!

  55. Alicia

    2009-08-18 at 3:17 AM

    These are beautiful photos. Love each outfit, too. That dress in the last few is my favorite.

  56. junepaski

    2009-08-18 at 3:25 AM

    wow anything you wears are amazing!

  57. Stella

    2009-08-18 at 7:04 AM

    When I saw your kaftan pictures, I had to stop for a while and do a double take. The photographs look like the Chlo√© campaign a few seasons ago. 🙂

  58. Ramadan SMS

    2009-08-18 at 7:19 AM

    The orange and red clour contrast is graceful.

  59. Kit @ The Fashion Assistant

    2009-08-18 at 11:42 AM

    yay yay yay!!! Love the whole layering/floaty looks…gotta say I love those print leggings!!! There’s going to be a major heatwave tomorrow…I might layer up with floaties…

  60. EMILIE

    2009-08-18 at 1:01 PM

    Gorgeous! Love all these looks!

  61. MJ

    2009-08-18 at 3:27 PM

    Those leggings are absolutely amazing. I love how they kind of look like stained glass…

  62. Se-décarcasse-pour-coeur-de-pirate

    2009-08-18 at 9:38 PM

    OMG Where did you find this lovely lovely lovely legging ? Please, tell me, I absolutly want the same !
    Please, just an adress or a website, I WANT IT ! (L)

  63. quelle

    2009-08-19 at 9:09 AM

    that last dress is my absolute favourite of the lot!

  64. Montreal Fashion Minds

    2009-08-19 at 10:03 PM

    Those mosaic leggings are Awesome!!
    ~Montreal Fashion Minds is BACK!!~

  65. kim

    2009-08-20 at 4:11 PM

    I really like these pieces! Gorgeous and such a fun shoot! When you said that the grandpa was shocked about your legwear I immediately thought about those penis-print thights. If he is shocked by these beauties, imagine what a great conversation piece the thights would make at next Christmas’ dinner 🙂

  66. La Carmina

    2009-08-20 at 10:29 PM

    I love how happy you look in the pictures! ^^

  67. hek

    2009-08-21 at 11:25 PM

    You look so gorgeous! Unreal photos.
    Love all that pretty printed stuff.

  68. The Clothes Horse

    2009-08-22 at 9:31 AM

    Ooh I love that gif especially. Susie you rock!

  69. Suzanne

    2009-08-22 at 2:16 PM

    last two outfits are amazing! those leggings!


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  71. Cheap Roger Waters Tickets

    2010-06-03 at 1:53 PM

    its good and i got lot of information about the colour combination.keep up.

  72. Stacey

    2011-10-18 at 12:50 AM

    I love the Michael Angel leggings, do you know where I can get them?

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