Impacting

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>> I find it quite scary how much of a formidable and indelible mark, collections such as Jil Sander S/S 11 and Prada S/S 11 have left on me personally.  Sure there's always a little subtle marks of various collections that creep into my wardrobe every season, but I don't recall a season in recent years where I've woken up practically every day thinking a simple white t-shirt worn with a voluminous skirt and flatform shoes is the infallible combination.  When I say 'every day', I realy mean the past week or so in London when sunlight has been flooding into my greenhouse apartment and really propelling the best of what S/S 11 has to offer – yes, we're on track with seasons now – there's no way I'm letting A/W 11-12 make its tracks in my wardrobe when we haven't properly dealt with S/S 11 yet.  This Jil Sander/Prada sphere of influence neatly coincided with a few things…

* Sunspel's white t-shirt from its first womenswear collection has given what I think is a pretty perfect white tee in its fabrication, shape and fit.  Steve has a bit of an addiction to Sunspel t-shirts which I buy for him every now and again, so I'm looking forward to nurturing a similar dependence on these staple tees that means I can say goodbye to the debauched mess that is American Apparel…

*After a bit of a wait, a UPS man has been banging on my door whilst I've been travelling, attempting to deliver these Prada brogue/espadrille/creeper shoes to me which I ordered back in February when I was in Milan.  Since then, you've probably all heard the wait list stories and then the ensuing ridiculing of them who think they're the most ludicrous things to be waiting for.  I hold my head high and defend my choice.  As soon as these shoes walked out on the runway, I already had Tweets/FB/letters/emails/pigeon carrier messages urging me to get them because they had 'SUSIE' written all over them.  I'll wear them every season when the hub hub dies down.  I'll group them up with the rest of my brothel creeper/raised platform shoes and look at them and think "Yay for flatforms giving height AND comfort…".  Dang… there's even a Grazia piece out there with me advocating them (though I'm now hankering after this supposed 'catwalk height platform' option that Grazia is reporting – in Milan, they didn't tell me such a thing existed… hmmm… needs further investigation…).  In short, these are mine and I have no qualms with being another one of those silly Prada sheepettes…  

* My resurrecting the WTF skirt which I now wish I hadn't chopped off quite so dramatically three years ago.  I'm now on the hunt for similar 'quilted hostess skirts', which by the way is the exact search term I use on eBay.  My local vintage store 162 Holloway Road also has a nice selection of them too if you're here about town…

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(Worn with Furla candy bag, Wonderment orange collar… regarding the Wonderment orange leather collar here, which was on Pixie Market and is now sold out, does ANYONE know whether Wonderment exists as a label?  I'll probe the Pixie Market girls but it's impossible to find out if they are sold anywhere else…)