Ra-Ra-Ohh-La-La

Ra-Ra-Ohh-La-La

I may have got the intonations wrong in that Gaga line in the title but then again, the point is not to get Gaga right but to work in Ra into yet another title.  You didn't think I left the store with nothing in hand did ya…

To be fair, I hadn't really done any serious splurges in the past few months so when I was confronted with so many things in such an inspiring atmosphere, I sort of went a bit loopy.  The press group I was travelling around with probably thought I had never seen say a Peter Jensen top before judging by the way I was acting.  I got a bit giggly, hysterical and went up to randoms exclaiming "Isn't this store amazing?!"  Clearly I was being a bit of an irrational twit… you can of course buy a lot of the things at Ra elsewhere… that said, I did try to buy things that a) I had never seen before or b) were Ra-specific…

First up… a Peter Jensen top from S/S 10 that I haven't come across online or in-store as yet.  This could be down to my tendency to go into solid hibernation.  I love the button down denim front and then the entirely see-through tulle back which is why it needs to be counteracted with a few layers or two just to tone down the err…"sexy back"…

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The next thing to counteract the back was this Elise Gettliffe fluffy bum bag.  Ra is selling a few Antwerp graduate collections and Gettliffe's menswear rail looked especially enticing despite the oversized fits.  I especially loved the prints that Gettliffe developed together with rough-hewn fabrics.  This was probably the tamest bit of the collection but at the very least, it is Ra-specific…

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This wasn't from Ra but was also another 'back' counteracter… Corrie Williamson has been collaborating with knitwear label Cooperative Designs for the last few seasons and this is from the current S/S 10 collection… the mix of wood grains and metal hardware really enhances the often Bauhaus-inspired lines of Cooperative's stuff.  In my case, I'm just adding a handsome bit of jangling distraction from zee back…

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(Worn with Swash skirt, vintage Loewe trousers, Alexander Wang wedges)

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  1. Clare

    2010-06-14 at 7:09 PM

    Good choices! That bum bag is a delight.
    http://iliketweet.blogspot.com/
    x

  2. nicool

    2010-06-14 at 7:14 PM

    i like everything about this about, especially the hip bag.

  3. Tania

    2010-06-14 at 7:22 PM

    Amazing, all of it! I love the combination of the light, sheer top with heavy, sharp necklace! And the bag XD reminds me of a teddy I uesd to have
    http://toruu-tania.blogspot.com/

  4. Tobi

    2010-06-14 at 7:25 PM

    Those wedges are fire !
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  5. Eli

    2010-06-14 at 7:29 PM

    racy!! you look fantastic

  6. katiebeth

    2010-06-14 at 7:36 PM

    alexander wang is such a genius. i wish i could be him.

  7. Alixanne

    2010-06-14 at 7:37 PM

    Haha, the necklace is great and your nails! ‚ô•

  8. Naomi

    2010-06-14 at 7:39 PM
  9. Karoline

    2010-06-14 at 7:43 PM

    Love Peter Jensen!
    Great outfit!

  10. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-06-14 at 7:48 PM

    this outfit is very cute. loving the necklace and the waist bag, seriously pretty stuff. love how the colours work together
    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

  11. Sophia

    2010-06-14 at 7:51 PM

    I love the top. I think it would be a shame to tone down the back aspect, its so amazing!! Wonderful outfit! <3
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  12. Make Do Style

    2010-06-14 at 7:53 PM

    How could you resist it would have been rude not to!
    Love the Swash skirt too.

  13. FashionLifeCoach

    2010-06-14 at 8:04 PM

    I like the old-school loafers. The transparent top with the denim bustier in combination with the skirt with print on top and the pants is a tough outfit. There are a lot of style mixes in one.Not sure about it, but it is a nice inspiration.

  14. Tea

    2010-06-14 at 8:11 PM
  15. My Republic of Fashion

    2010-06-14 at 8:39 PM

    That button down denim top is gorgeous, I love the back.SarahD

  16. mat

    2010-06-14 at 8:50 PM

    the trousers are top notch!

  17. Miki

    2010-06-14 at 8:51 PM

    Sexy back. Cool necklace.

  18. Alice

    2010-06-14 at 9:01 PM

    that bag is great! vaguely reminds me of the giles deacon (I think).. little furry bags from last season. looks snuggly/comfy!
    xx
    AZD
    http://www.xAZDdesign.com

  19. KD

    2010-06-14 at 9:31 PM

    Absolutely awesome! That top is so so cute and your outfit is super.

  20. Katt

    2010-06-14 at 9:33 PM

    the necklace is on another level & alexander wang is a genius! your style is so original great site!

  21. Belle

    2010-06-14 at 10:22 PM

    The shirt was very unique and I am a big fan of that necklace! Very nice. 😀
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  22. Linda

    2010-06-14 at 10:23 PM

    I love the top. That was a great buy.

  23. Dana

    2010-06-14 at 11:34 PM

    Those Alexander Wang wedges are to die for!! How great for fall.
    Dana

  24. Elodie

    2010-06-15 at 12:58 AM

    That top is pure fantasy!

  25. carrie

    2010-06-15 at 1:10 AM

    sweet mother of pearl. eye spy an alexander wang wedge!

  26. Rachel

    2010-06-15 at 2:50 AM

    I’m always impressed by the way you put your outfits together & this is no exception 🙂 You really worked the shirt! & the Elise Gettliffe bag is totally a secret weapon, in a way.

  27. Kimberley

    2010-06-15 at 3:28 AM

    Love that necklace. Susie. You have done it again

  28. cee

    2010-06-15 at 4:38 AM

    love the wedges, and total ensemble!
    http://chaoticdesolation.blogspot.com

  29. Z Fashion Blog

    2010-06-15 at 4:49 AM

    Fantastic look!
    Love the pants and showes, but especially the boustier top!

  30. Etheridge

    2010-06-15 at 4:55 AM

    Your style is so original great site!!!!!!
    http://www.vivamagonline.com/CoverStories_Cynthia.php

  31. Leslee

    2010-06-15 at 7:07 AM

    i love how the top and the skirt go so well together, add the necklace and it’s bold, but once you add the pants the whole look becomes eclectic. It’s amazing!
    By the way love the high bun!

  32. melissa

    2010-06-15 at 9:04 AM

    love your Wang wedges! wow! <3
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  33. Miranda

    2010-06-15 at 10:13 AM

    love every detail in this outfit and they way you mixed it!
    love from Portugal
    mirandastyleatbreakfast.blogspot.com

  34. kristian

    2010-06-15 at 2:22 PM

    It’d be so easy for one to overdo an outfit like that, but once again you do it perfectly. Am I the only one reminded of Gaultier’s bustier from his 1997 (in)famous men’s collection, when looking at the Peter Jensen top? I love it.

  35. masha.fr@hotmail.com

    2010-06-15 at 2:51 PM

    I like so much your outfit!!! the bag is great and I like the top.
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  36. dell

    2010-06-18 at 10:34 AM

    My favourite ever. I love it all.

  37. rita

    2010-06-18 at 9:37 PM

    Peter J is currently my favourite designer and I would love to know if this top is going to be on sale anywhere. Can you let me know please. thanks susie

  38. susie_bubble

    2010-06-19 at 1:31 AM

    Rita: I’ve only seen it at Ra… you can email them to see if they have any left in stock…. or alternatively, email Peter Jensen directly via his website….

  39. SwanDiamondRose

    2010-06-22 at 2:46 AM

    that necklace is crazy good.

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