Fo’ Real

Fo’ Real

>> I feel extra good about participating in Uniqlo's UNIQLooks project, something I already felt gung-ho about  because I've been bleating on about Uniqlo since it first opened in the UK and haven't looked back since seeing as my bulging basics drawers comprises purely of Uniqlo.  The 'extra good' part is timely because Uniqlo's parent company Fast Retailing has donated 1.4 billion yen to organisations like the Japanese Red Cross, to help the situation in Japan.  In addition, a shit load of Uniqlo Heat Tech is being donated to victims and clothing bins are being set up in all Fast Retailing stores to collect unwanted clothing.  Gold lame frocks and weird lycra leggings probably isn't what they're after so I'll be rooting around the basics drawers to see what can go.  

You will have seen a few other bloggers getting in on the UNIQLooks action.  These posts will come up quite regularly over the next six months and I guess for me will serve as some sort of "Real" outfit post.  I say "Real" with exaggerated air quote gestures.  Of course all of my outfits are "Real" in the sense that I'd wear it all out and about in daily life.  That said, blogging for's Young and Posh network seems to indicate that what I wear is apparently NOT real.  Or not "real" enough with comments such as "How could I wear this to work?" and "Ew I'd never wear that out with girlfriends".  Valid complaints I guess.  I'm never going to serve as any barometer for some median, population-wide average of what is "Real".  I will say though that I do have a broader range than just wearing 1000's of layers, sheer pastel things, hats and headpieces and odd proportions.  These UNIQLooks postings might serve as some sort of accessible middle ground.  At the very least most people can cough up 30 quid for the trews from Uniqlo even if they don't fancy the rest of it.  

So I begin my six month serving of "Real" with Uniqlo's skinny fit cargo trousers…   




(Worn with Wonderment orange leather collar, vintage sherbet orange jacket, ASOS one shouldered orange body, vintage camel jacket, Forget Me Not scarf, Alexander Wang wedges)


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  1. Inside my head and wardrobe

    2011-03-15 at 1:33 PM

    wow suzie . great look ! i love the colours ! there all so vibrant and bold and also love those tassle heels !

  2. gorete sousa

    2011-03-15 at 1:34 PM

    BEATIFUL look !!!

  3. Steffy

    2011-03-15 at 1:49 PM

    those shoes are soooooooo cute. i love the frills! and the orange color of the top is just perfect for spring!
    <3 steffy

  4. Mila

    2011-03-15 at 1:52 PM

    Love the whole outfit!

  5. The Eye Collector

    2011-03-15 at 1:57 PM

    At least you can comfort yourself with the fact that the people leaving those comments probably think that an acceptable Friday night outfit is a cheap skin-tight jersey dress with a tacky pattern, paired with awful Primark heels.

  6. salomé

    2011-03-15 at 2:19 PM

    very very nice look
    love it ;))

  7. *amanda*

    2011-03-15 at 2:46 PM

    This outfit makes me want orange tic tacs. 🙂

  8. Nolita Vintage

    2011-03-15 at 3:04 PM

    I’m loving your vintage orange jacket!
    —-Nolita Vintage Facebook—

  9. Sarah

    2011-03-15 at 3:08 PM

    i love the combo of sherbet hues, tan, and gray! very pretty.

  10. northwest is best

    2011-03-15 at 5:15 PM

    Looks lovely. It surprises me that Manchester doesn’t have a Uniqlo yet. Or anywhere outside of London/the south west, really.

  11. margief

    2011-03-15 at 5:39 PM

    well this is a nice cheerful outfit! shame uniqlo isnt closer to me so i can go have a wander round

  12. AngieMontreal

    2011-03-15 at 6:02 PM

    Oh my god, just read the comments on one of the Young and Posh project posts for the first time…and now I’m having a rage attack. I don’t even have words for the level of frustration I’m feeling right now…it’s making me have one of those “I hate people so I’m going to go live in the woods” moments…

  13. Karen

    2011-03-15 at 6:12 PM

    Just wanted to say that it’s definitely a different market (especially between the US and UK).
    Being a blogger from London and now living in New York I see the differences on a daily basis and just know we will always be different (which is probably a good thing).
    Sorry I couldn’t speak to you a bit more at the Gucci brunch a few weeks ago.
    Karen x

  14. Dorothy

    2011-03-15 at 6:18 PM

    Susie, you are hyperreal! How boring to want to be “real” all the time… I hate when people talk about “real women” or “real bodies”.

  15. Ugne

    2011-03-15 at 6:34 PM

    I like this pop of colors. 🙂

  16. rental elf

    2011-03-15 at 6:42 PM

    Very nice, thanks for the information.

  17. Online Fashion Boutique

    2011-03-15 at 7:34 PM

    Suzie Love your outfit! The colors are so vibrant!

  18. Adamski

    2011-03-15 at 8:08 PM

    I have to agree with other commenters, the kind of comments and way they were phrase on some of your Y&P blog posts are so infuriating! People obvious like to ‘fit-in’ and not really dress-up or be playful with their appearance.
    Yay for Uniqlo colours and basics!

  19. thefashionguitar

    2011-03-15 at 9:16 PM

    Love orange, and it looks amazing on you. As well as the cobalt did during one of the Fashion Weeks!! Great A.W. wedges too
    xo thefashionguitar

  20. masha

    2011-03-15 at 9:37 PM
  21. Valentine

    2011-03-15 at 10:14 PM

    I love these Alexander Wang shoes.

  22. shabby

    2011-03-15 at 10:38 PM

    You do have a talent for compiling outfits! (obvious statement of the year) I’d never think of these combinations, but it works so effortlessly.
    xx shabby

  23. jessie

    2011-03-15 at 11:25 PM

    I read the comments on, and I sort of laughed it off. Leave it to Suzie to provide a clever rebuttal, and for her fans to instantly come to her defense! DUH. The point of fashion blogging isn’t practicality and predictability. I myself am a “normal person,” so to speak. Ms.Bubble has shown me how to mix up my clothes in a different ways wouldn’t have thought of, combine unlikely materials, shapes and colors, customize items, appreciate the way pieces are manufactured, their history and design…. I was so bored and disinterested in style for the longest time. It’s a great feeling to get up in the morning, excited to get dressed because the endless combination and creative possibilities. It adds so much to my daily routine. I receive compliments on my outfits often, and am told I have an original style. I’m not even over-the-top, just refreshing and a tinge different. Yes, I do normal things that normal 20-something ladies do (work, study, shop, go out) I have fun with my clothing and it shows. I get smiles and compliments much more often than disapproving looks. Higher-ups at my OFFICE job have told me, for example,: “I wish I could get away with mixing plaids and polk-a-dots and stripes!” Anyone can! Thank you for showing a “real” girl (har har) like me how thoughtful and enjoyable clothing can be, Ms.Bubble.

  24. chuck n.

    2011-03-15 at 11:44 PM

    true that to jessie’s comment (look above)
    sadly mine isn’t as thoughtful.
    all i have to say or, rather, ask is:
    why do you still blog on Y&P (young and pretentious)? seriously, you’re worth so much more than that “super-stylish place” (just look at what calls it)
    a paradoxical blogger

  25. Ella

    2011-03-15 at 11:58 PM

    Oh I looooooove this outfit, the orange is lush, alsooooooooo…..
    I would really appreciate it if all the susiebubble readers could fill out this questionnair, it’s for my fashion marketing project at uni, thaaaanks! xoxo
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    2011-03-16 at 12:01 AM

    sorry to keep posting,
    really appreciate the feeback

  27. Viki

    2011-03-16 at 4:14 AM

    Nice outfit!

  28. Eco-Fashionista

    2011-03-16 at 5:51 AM

    So hot and sexy dress collections,I love all the costumes and i feel like trying the this one i especiall just go crazy for her shoes… It looks unique and stylish,Thanks for the wonderfull stuff!!!

  29. nana

    2011-03-16 at 7:20 AM

    I personally think your outfits are real and would love to be styled by you! You are such an inspiration to many fashion lovers out there! Here’s a quote from anna dello russo: I dont want to be cool, I want to be fashion! And true enough, YOU ARE FASHION! I absolutely love your outfits and are constantly inspired by them. Ignore those comments and keep up the good work! 🙂
    nana avec des lunettes

  30. Floz

    2011-03-16 at 7:35 AM

    I love all the colours here, sorbet orange! The cape over it kind of settles it out, but how can you layer so well!? I must know your secret!

  31. Essay Writer

    2011-03-16 at 3:12 PM

    lovely designs

  32. Rachael

    2011-03-16 at 9:13 PM

    Love the outfit…especially the wedges…so perfect!

  33. Shelley

    2011-03-17 at 1:13 AM

    Susie, I’d take your version of “real” over most people’s any day! Your outfits always look great on you, and while I wouldn’t be able to wear many of the things you do, you are a constant source of inspiration for me to mix it up a bit more, and add an additional layer or two, so keep up the good work!
    Great colours–I love the combination of oranges with grey.

  34. Georgina

    2011-03-17 at 5:39 PM

    What is ‘real’ anyway? And who cares. Fashion is supposed to be fun.
    Personally, I dress in a very different way to you, and don’t think I could carry off most of the creations you put together.
    But that doesn’t mean I don’t love the way you dress. Your outfits are always very visually pleasing, whether I’d wear them or not. I take something different from your blog than a step-by-step guide to what to put on in the morning.
    I enjoy the way you use colour and shapes to create something interesting and fun to look at and wear. I can do this myself, I just do it on a different scale to you.
    This outfit is great. As usual, your colour palette is beautiful. And I love that when you’re wearing ‘basics’ you’re still playing. The layered up collars are genius.

  35. Cassiopeia

    2011-03-19 at 9:24 PM

    Awesome colour mix. I think you can safely ignore such comments, since everyone on here – and the fashion world at large – thinks you’re great! Keep being your own kind of real!

  36. january

    2011-03-22 at 12:38 PM

    i love your little vintage jacket! it’s absolutely incredible!!!!!
    january, x

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