Impacting

Impacting

>> 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…)

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  1. Katie M

    2011-04-08 at 10:48 AM

    You’ve definately got the best colourway there. I am abit bored already of seeing them but just because they aren’t my style doesnt mean I don’t understand how it feels to want something so bad you dont care how many other people are wearing them!

  2. Belle

    2011-04-08 at 11:11 AM

    I think Wonderment is a label from Korea – I’ve seen some of their stuff around in shops here in Singapore! Besides collars, they’ve also got awesome vests and lots of other things. Not sure about the extent of their online presence though, so not much help I’m afraid!

  3. lippylash

    2011-04-08 at 11:18 AM

    Oooh love the bag
    Lippylash.blogspot.com

  4. amalie

    2011-04-08 at 11:21 AM

    you are so cuute.love your prada shoes!
    xx

  5. Jo

    2011-04-08 at 11:35 AM

    I just love the shirt! And your Prada shoes are seriously beautiful!
    x
    http://www.lostinthehaze.com

  6. january

    2011-04-08 at 11:47 AM

    i love the skirt + collar + bag!!!
    january, x
    jessicajanuary

  7. salome

    2011-04-08 at 11:49 AM

    amazing look ;D
    very nice ;))
    http://magmoiselle.fr/?p=8514

  8. Kazuko

    2011-04-08 at 12:04 PM

    love this look. and now i’m really excited cause my prada brogues (the dark brown/green sole version though) are waiting for me at the office (delivered while i was away). can’t wait and hope they fit.
    you look really gorgeous in the skirt/plain white T, pradas!

  9. Inside my head and wardrobe

    2011-04-08 at 12:05 PM

    I love this look suzie you look great !! love those shoes and your orange collar !!
    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  10. Melissa

    2011-04-08 at 12:08 PM

    Lovely, as usual. =)
    I love those skirts, as well! I have found that searching “quilted skirt” in Etsy often works well.

  11. Fashion Agony

    2011-04-08 at 1:18 PM

    Suzie, you are freaking awesome! Love these colors and that skirt is to die for!
    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  12. edoardo

    2011-04-08 at 1:49 PM

    I love the Prada shoes and the skirt, is really chic and trendy. Furla’s bag is chic too!
    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  13. Ana

    2011-04-08 at 2:12 PM

    Love the colours! And these shoes are fantastic, they are to die for.

  14. Isabelle

    2011-04-08 at 2:29 PM

    Nice to see you doing something new with the Prada flatforms. Love this outfit, it really brings together kooky old lady and trad/simplicity. If that makes any sense!

  15. Hebden

    2011-04-08 at 2:29 PM

    I’m lost in admiration over how versatile that skirt is in your (oh so capable) hands!

  16. SACRAMENTO

    2011-04-08 at 3:08 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I always tell you how much I love your outfits posts. This one is not only beautiful, but comfortable. And it makes me smile.
    Thank you my dear Susie.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  17. pırıl

    2011-04-08 at 3:18 PM

    loved the whole look
    http://fashionbong.blogspot.com/

  18. Sary Rojas

    2011-04-08 at 3:48 PM

    Every day I read your blog, except by the weekend, that is when I supose that you take a brake ^^
    I love your combinations, (almost never)sometimes I don´t, but I believe that the more think that I love about your style, is the risk that you take, in most of your outfits! I think that you make it with very careful, of course.
    I hope that someday from some magazine invite you to come here, is really amazing, so colour full, and very friendly!
    Cause I can see that you like to travel ^^
    I¬¥m from Mexico. Hello since here 🙂

  19. antique engagement rings

    2011-04-08 at 4:29 PM

    The colors are fantastic!

  20. Toronto taxi service

    2011-04-08 at 4:40 PM

    what a cute girl?
    .. game of colors on her;)

  21. STYLE-FEVER

    2011-04-08 at 4:45 PM

    Awesome!

  22. Dru

    2011-04-08 at 4:45 PM

    oooh, I remember the first avatar of the ‘WTF’ skirt, but I don’t remember the fastenings looking so neat and pretty- this is definitely a more fun iteration than those mad Balenciaga florals from SS08…
    I love how the skirt looks with the Prada…whatever those shoes are called (not sure whether the soles make them espadrille-like or whether the shape of the shoe in general makes it a creeper).

  23. Laura Alvarez

    2011-04-08 at 4:50 PM

    Here, in Los Angeles this outfit is just perfect on a nice sunny spring day like today. In London, you are bringing everyone a bit of sun. I love the skirt! Oh, and the shoes are pretty fantastic also.

  24. Joy

    2011-04-08 at 5:50 PM

    YOU LOOK PERFECT. You’re wearing my ideal outfit!

  25. sheikh abrar

    2011-04-08 at 6:29 PM

    You have got amazing taste and the way you carry your clothes
    is awesome just love your choice

  26. Mila

    2011-04-08 at 6:35 PM

    The whole outfit is so cute! And your skirt is amazing!!!
    http://www.modeuncover.com

  27. Natalya

    2011-04-08 at 6:53 PM

    Gorgeous colors! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  28. Red shoes no knickers

    2011-04-08 at 6:56 PM

    Prada flatforms are absolutely beautiful…Wear them with pride my dear…Also length of the skirt is great too!? Love your little outfit…Perfect for this gorgeous summer like weather we’re having. x

  29. RIY_KA

    2011-04-08 at 8:31 PM

    This outfit is WICKEEEEEDDD!!!
    hope the are more sunny days to come around here so we can all enjoy wearing lovely SS outfits:))

  30. Carnivorous Seaweed

    2011-04-08 at 9:49 PM

    I love the skirt.
    I have to say, Susie, how can you afford all of these expensive clothes?
    You have about two posts a day and I’ve never heard you talk about work. It just seems strange to me.

  31. Dru

    2011-04-08 at 9:55 PM

    ^I don’t know if this is a recent thing, but I’ve definitely read plenty of Susie talking about work here…(and also, even if she didn’t- why would one need to make any reference to work on a blog that is about what she likes in fashion?)

  32. Nga

    2011-04-08 at 9:58 PM

    ohh.. I love it! Espacially Furla bag and Prada shoes!

  33. Kerrimonster

    2011-04-08 at 11:00 PM

    That skirt is brilliant. And the collar is a great little touch 😀
    I’m not really sure about the shoes, but here it looks like they were made to be part of this outfit!

  34. tishag

    2011-04-08 at 11:41 PM

    I am LOVING all the bright colors! This young fashionista looks like she’s 12 years old but more power to her! I could totally see myself rocking the bright colors on a sunny or gloomy day. If you’re into fashion and want a great website to check out on the latest fashion trends or to just see what your fellow fashionistas are doing these days, check out: blogs.fashionclub.com 🙂 It’s a great website ran by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in LA!

  35. Ruama

    2011-04-09 at 12:28 AM

    Ohhh Love the shoes!!! I love
    Kiss!
    http://www.poorchik.com

  36. Christina Susan

    2011-04-09 at 4:37 AM

    Love the bag and the skirt! So cute, love the bright colors!

  37. Lisa

    2011-04-09 at 7:00 AM

    That bag is FAB.. love everything about it AND the shoes!

  38. Diana

    2011-04-09 at 8:08 AM

    Susie eres genial!! <3 te ves genial y as√≠, greattings from m√©xico 🙂

  39. melissa

    2011-04-09 at 8:27 AM

    incredible skirt, great colors! <3
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  40. Betsy

    2011-04-09 at 2:07 PM

    Love that outfit! and the ‚ô•orange collar‚ô• makes me happy!
    Here’s an Alex Colman black & white quilter, an example of the best & worst of 60’s baroque
    http://www.deadlyvintagesweets.com/deadlyitem.cfm?recordID=363

  41. N

    2011-04-09 at 2:32 PM

    THis outfit is perfect the textures and colours of the skirt and shoes off-set by the plain tee, lovely!

  42. Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl

    2011-04-09 at 4:28 PM

    That skirt is INCREDIBLE. I can’t get over it. It’s like mom and daughter fused into one. 🙂 Maybe just because my mom quilts…lol

  43. Caroline Carnivorous

    2011-04-09 at 7:20 PM

    Cute! ^^

  44. Estela

    2011-04-09 at 9:20 PM

    “I hold my head high and defend my choice.” I admire u a lot for sticking to what u want and like without worrying so much about what other people say or think. Ur blog is such an inspiration! U look very cute!! Love the whole outfit!

  45. Brandon Acton-Bond

    2011-04-09 at 9:51 PM

    You are literally one of two people I know who legitimately can wear those shoes. Just saying…

  46. Flaviana

    2011-04-09 at 11:50 PM

    I love this look! MY BLOG: DRESS UP FOR ARMAGEDDON

  47. Addie

    2011-04-10 at 9:05 AM

    You look so cute, gosh your style is amazingggggg!!
    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

  48. susie_bubble

    2011-04-10 at 11:58 AM

    Katie M: Yeah, I couldn’t let them get away despite the proliferation of them…
    Belle: Thanks Рwill ask the Pixie Market girls to find out more…
    Carnivorous Seaweed: If it’s not entirely clear what I do, then you perhaps don’t read everything I write (which is ok‚Ķ!) – I blog full time, write freelance and work with brands on a freelance basis‚Ķ. that’s the general gist of it‚Ķ.
    Dru: Thanks for rebuttal and yes, I love the way the buttons are covered up with the fabric too… details like that lessen the WTF factor of the skirt….
    Brandon: Who’s the other person???
    As always, thanks for all the comments on a SUNNY outfit‚Ķ it’s relentless in London at the moment?

  49. Kit

    2011-04-10 at 10:35 PM

    Ah man I adore those Prada shoes 😀

  50. Little Red Book

    2011-04-11 at 12:18 AM

    Seeing this Furla candy bag all over the place, going slightly gaga for it.
    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

  51. Olive

    2011-04-11 at 2:50 AM

    Lovely ensemble!

  52. the style crusader

    2011-04-11 at 10:08 AM

    Yessss!! I am so with you on this. Jil Sander/Prada SS11 is seriously taking over me… (even my breakfast is starting to look all colour blocked and bright… orange juice, bananas, grapefruits).
    This look is spot on perfection. I love every single element. xx

  53. Patrick

    2011-04-11 at 11:31 AM

    I love it in a photographic setting, I would love to see the look in a cafe or supermarket. I wonder can something be too colorful?

  54. Kate

    2011-04-11 at 7:33 PM

    My jealousy knows no bounds…the shoes! In fact the whole outfit is amazing!

  55. thefashionguitar

    2011-04-12 at 2:48 PM

    LOVE YOUR SHOES! And of course the bag… Can’t wait till tonight @ Candy Bag event!
    xo thefashionguitar

  56. RaBiA

    2011-04-12 at 9:32 PM

    so pretty 🙂
    i am new around here … the furla bag is so adorable !!!
    also , since i am in canada , and on a hunt for perfect t shirts…could you tell me what size and style of sunspel t shirt you are wearing…their website does not show the fit of a white t shirt on the model 🙁
    check out their tank tops… they are so adorable 🙂
    thank you 🙂

  57. Jane H.

    2011-04-13 at 7:04 AM

    I absolutely love this outfit!

  58. High School Diploma

    2011-04-15 at 11:26 AM

    These outfits are mind blowing thanks

  59. heatherheartsfashion

    2011-04-15 at 5:54 PM

    this is amazing, simply don’t see how this outfit could get any better. i dont think you’re a prada sheepette or even a jill saunder sheepette, you make it so your own! GREAT
    http://heatherheartsfashion.blogspot.com/

  60. book fotografico

    2011-04-18 at 12:48 PM

    That’s pretty cool. That skirt is look so pretty and the collar is a great. Outfit is perfect. I appreciate it very much. Good luck. Regards

  61. Daniela Zagnolli

    2011-07-27 at 8:14 AM

    I love this pictures.the shirt is nice .And you look gorgeous!

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