Skirt Resurrection

Skirt Resurrection

>> I'll have to refrain myself from speaking of the Jil Sander A/W 11-12 collection that's just been shown today other than to say it's still the magnificent and thought-provoking take on mid-20th-century couture curvature that we saw from last season.  Instead, I'll focus on some show-related filler with a touch of the S/S 11 collection that is of course fully resonating now that a lot of the pieces are available to buy as well as that vivid palette trickling down into reality when the sun begins to turn up.  It's a bit lame to be stuck on the season gone when I've supposedly got my fashion show circuit cap on and I'm meant to be looking ahead to A/W 11-12.  That said, I'm determined to get my full enjoyment out of the stuff that we'll be wearing when it ACTUALLY gets above 10 degrees celcius and refuse to concede defeat even if the cries of "You're so last season…" comes knocking on my door. 

Filler has been lite of late but that is because my time in Milan has been lite show wise as I've chosen to do just the shows that I know will get my heart-a-racing and not the rest that will draw a blank expression.  Jil Sander was one of those heart-a-racing shows and so for the occasion, I resurrected this skirt made out of that WTF fabric that I queried about three years ago, testament that I don't chuck things away.  It's a sheeny shiny floral that on the rail still looks WTF but on and toned down with a chunky cable knit has just the right amount of 'wrongness' for it to be ever so slightly erring on the right side?  I'll leave that as a question as of course, not everyone will agree.

(Vintage cable knit sweater, vintage satin quilted skirt, Anastasia Radevich shoes, Monki belt)

The focal point beyond the sheeny shiny quilted in-yer-face floral lies within the Jil Sander market bag printed with that floral that has been ingrained in most fashion-nuts' heads only because that collection has had such an impact.  I can't say I wasn't the tiniest bit jealous when I started seeing people carrying the transparent rubber bag in a bright highlighter red/orange as the S/S 11 collection is now fully in stores.  I'm now more than sated though with the floral version which I suppose will conceal the grubby bits in my bag (old chewing gum wrapped up in paper, receipts, broken make-up cases…). I hear the leather handle which it came with also comes in other colours at the store so you can switch them up – I'll investigate this in Paris. 




On a last note, several people asked about my lip colour and I can finally offer up some sort of worthy beauty tidbit – a make-up artist on the Outnet shoot used a Barry M orange kohl pencil on my lips and like the clueless beauty sheep that I am, I followed word for word.  If it's a tad dry, then a bit of lipbalm sorts it out but the shade of orange is pretty much spot on for me.  I'll have to excitedly tell Emily of Into The Gloss (aka the only beauty blog I read…) about this when I see her in Paris only for her to go "Well…erm… DUH!"  (P.S. Thanks for the orange lippie suggestions on my previous musings on orange…)



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  1. *amanda*

    2011-02-26 at 8:00 PM

    THAT skirt, honey…oh boy.


    2011-02-26 at 8:06 PM

    Thank you so much for the present of you outfit post. Always a treat to me, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Colours, colours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mil besos Susie.

  3. Beatrice

    2011-02-26 at 8:16 PM

    I just love the bag! It’s really nice 😀

  4. agne

    2011-02-26 at 8:20 PM

    it’s smells like spring!!!
    you are stunning!

  5. sarah

    2011-02-26 at 8:24 PM

    the orange looks great on you!
    love the skirt!!

  6. Meanz

    2011-02-26 at 8:42 PM

    I love how you put this outfit together! That quilted skirt is so adorable as well at the chunky sweater. Perfect and quirky! And the orange lipstick looks fantastic on you! That bag is also brilliant!
    – Meanz (Koi Story)

  7. vasilieva

    2011-02-26 at 8:51 PM

    adore your skirt and the shoes are just fabulous

  8. Natalie

    2011-02-26 at 8:52 PM

    Really like how this outfit is really simple from the waist up, makes the skirt really pop x

  9. Coury

    2011-02-26 at 8:58 PM

    Really sweet skirt! 🙂

  10. K A R O B A R O

    2011-02-26 at 9:17 PM

    Such a fun skirt!

  11. shabby

    2011-02-26 at 9:33 PM

    How do you actually pull off that skirt so elegantly? Kudos to you for holding onto it all this time, it’s a gem.

  12. Hebden

    2011-02-26 at 10:20 PM

    I love this combination on you…absolutely love it.

  13. masha

    2011-02-26 at 10:24 PM

    Really like your weird skirt and the sweat look like a vintage one. I have the same

  14. Michelle

    2011-02-26 at 10:32 PM

    Oh my. That skirt is absolutely amazing. The entire ensemble is so quaint in such a good way.

  15. OREN

    2011-02-26 at 11:40 PM

    share your styles now!

  16. eule-lilaanaa

    2011-02-26 at 11:45 PM

    great look, great skirt

  17. Lindsey

    2011-02-27 at 12:16 AM

    So cute and original! Love that bag!

  18. Rossella

    2011-02-27 at 12:53 AM

    love your bag
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  19. amyC

    2011-02-27 at 4:01 AM

    You have the cuuuutest lips!

  20. Anon

    2011-02-27 at 4:10 AM

    Hmm, you might want to check if the orange kohl pencil is lip-safe, as they could contain pigment that are not meant to be ingested!

  21. My name is Giacobba

    2011-02-27 at 5:33 AM

    really pretty outfit, looks comfy too!

  22. Kristina Lennon

    2011-02-27 at 6:20 AM

    Your looks are always so fashion savvy.
    I adore that skirt.
    Inspirational 🙂

  23. Natalie

    2011-02-27 at 6:55 AM

    I envy how you look great in anything! love your lip colour and Jil Sander bag!

  24. lyrebirdgully

    2011-02-27 at 9:24 AM

    another 10/10 outfit triumph Susie! and you were BORN to wear orange lipstick – I’m looking forward to seeing your future orange creations!

  25. The Ladies Almanack

    2011-02-27 at 11:22 AM

    Cutest outfit EVER! Have to get my mom to sew me a bag like that… 😉

  26. northwest is best

    2011-02-27 at 11:56 AM

    It’s nice to see another appearance of the WTF skirt! I think it looks good with the jumper.

  27. january

    2011-02-27 at 11:56 AM

    i love love love this outfit! the skirt is out of this world and the shoes send me over the moooon!
    january, x

  28. Deedeeoho

    2011-02-27 at 12:24 PM

    I love the skirt! I think you styled it perfectly, so it is not too in-your-face. The textures in this outfit work so well together 🙂
    I’m also so in love with the Jil Sander collection as always! Never fails to be genius.

  29. ~~Mary

    2011-02-27 at 2:27 PM

    This outfit is so exuberant and unique! I just love everything about it, just as much as I love this blog, your extraodinary writing, one of a kind outfits and this post as well!
    Also, I reslly like the color of the lipstick and I would add that it fits you really well!

  30. cindy

    2011-02-27 at 3:05 PM

    awesome blogg with all fashion !:D

  31. michelle

    2011-02-27 at 3:30 PM

    love your shoes and lipstick color 🙂
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  32. thefashionguitar

    2011-02-27 at 4:36 PM

    That skirt must have been nice and warm to wear! Looks super nice on you. I would never wear it, nevertheless, you can pull these kind of looks. You have such an amazing personal style. Not many can say that!
    xo thefashionguitar
    ps. the orange lipstick I have too

  33. ilovefashionuk

    2011-02-27 at 10:00 PM

    great look! love the unexpected combination of a cable knit sweater and your skirt!

  34. Zooey

    2011-02-28 at 3:10 AM

    Everything about this is just lovely! The orange looks fabulous on you ‚Äì it’s nice to see such an interesting take on something as straightforward as a cable knit sweater.

  35. Adele

    2011-02-28 at 10:17 AM

    The make-up lady at Dress Up used that Barry M orange pencil on me too! I’m glad someone else had the same discovery, I went and bought it from Topshop straight after and a peachy lipstick to make it look smoother. Another covert!

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