Slow Seasoning

Slow Seasoning

>> Two head-to-toe black outfits in a row?  Well in truth, in between there's been a splash of Orangina orange, electric blue and some neon yellow but who's really investigating.  The main point here is that I've been slowly seasoned.  Not with jars of Schwartz spices of herbs but by the slow burn of a past season that means over the course of a year or so, I'll slowly get wacked with the realisation that yes, I did in fact like that collection.  There should be an accompanying eureka soundtrack noise that comes with this realisation.  Maybe a naff little Nokia-esque ringtone would be apt for what is a dumb realisation for anyone else other than myself.  

Miu Miu A/W 10-11 with its deliberately clunky and pronounced 60s shapes and childsplay floral motifs, gets a faint reverb here thanks to an impulsive dash into Nathalie Schutermann in Stockholm during their fashion week.  "70% SALE" said the windows and in I've been fairly tame in my sales shopping this time round despite the fact they've been going on forever and evvvvveeeer it seems (the Opening Ceremony one will probably be my last port of call…).  There aren't that many stores that sell back season stock so it was a surprise to find A/W 10-11 Miu Miu hanging around looking deathly black and heavy in comparison to all the S/S 11 stock – that was therefore correctly timed for me to suddenly realise that black court shoes with metal flowers and a pair of knitted ribbed flares were exactly what the ushering of another A/W needed.

My second chancing with seasons tends to be done on eBay or Yoox as a Mr Fury of SHOWstudio can testify.  It's where my inner Chinese market haggling housewife comes out in force, eying up prices like a deranged hawk that has been blinkered by seasonal obsessions.  ¬£300 for both flares and shoes in the sale is fairly decent.  In my own warped version of Fashematics (my way of justifying purchases) that's the equivalent of a few tops at Topshop and a meal for two at Spuntino.  Along with a vintage dress that has teensy tiny brushstrokes of Miu Miu A/W 10-11, this is a slow season burner that has just about completed its journey.  

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  1. Jasmin

    2011-08-21 at 7:57 PM

    Great bargains & amazing outfit!
    Its funny that those are from Miu Miu A/W 10-11, cos I think 60`s-70`s have been hitting more harder in fashion now in past summer and up coming fall. Well mayby Miuccia Prada has been thinking a head 😉
    Was the shoes also from Nathalie Schutermann sale or?
    http://in-my-boulevard.blogspot.com/

  2. vasilieva

    2011-08-21 at 8:42 PM

    brilliant goodies, loving the whole miu miu look
    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  3. shdresser

    2011-08-21 at 8:51 PM

    Great blog…Im going to follow you! 🙂
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  4. Sarah

    2011-08-21 at 9:28 PM

    shoe crush!!! cute lil post, loving Miu Miu right now 🙂
    xx Sarah
    http://gingerdolldreams.blogspot.com

  5. Wow, this look is incredibly INTERESTING, for lack of a better word. Those pants are just so original! It’s fascinating, really. Love your blog!

  6. TheUnique28

    2011-08-22 at 2:34 AM

    That top wih the embellishment look great and those shoes, never seen anything like them. Yu have a seriously interesting taste. I’m lovin it 🙂
    http://theunique28.blogspot.com/

  7. Kasun

    2011-08-22 at 3:23 AM

    Nice, But looking very funny ! 😀
    http://art-of-lanka.blogspot.com/

  8. Constance

    2011-08-22 at 4:23 AM

    You wear this style amazingly!!That’s why I love your blog so much, you are sooo unique!Love those shoes!
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  9. Kazuko

    2011-08-22 at 6:52 AM

    gorgeous outfit! and those shoes – they look really pretty!

  10. elide1977

    2011-08-22 at 8:29 AM

    I love these shoes!! Wonderful shoes!

  11. cocktail dresses

    2011-08-22 at 11:09 AM

    miu miu look is amazing..
    I liked the fabric of pant ..even her shoes are so unique..thank you sharing

  12. Shan

    2011-08-22 at 1:23 PM

    It’s amazing your outfit every time can wow me! Very smart black top (an Japanese/Chinese hint) with amazing knitted trousers and the shoes are just fantastic!
    Shan@Orchira
    http://www.orchira.co.uk

  13. Chris Rg

    2011-08-22 at 2:21 PM

    Love your Blog, sooo miss libertys I used to go there a couple of times a week when in london, thanks for reminding me x

  14. rochelle fox

    2011-08-22 at 3:21 PM

    this is so cutee!!!! A Fox That Meows ‚ô•

  15. XIronman

    2011-08-22 at 5:04 PM

    Nice match

  16. Berty Morales

    2011-08-22 at 5:35 PM

    The shoes are bad ass and please excuse my languge. Now I need to know are these call sweater socks or what? Whatever it is I love them! Great post and I hope you had a great weekend!

  17. Olive

    2011-08-23 at 12:28 AM

    even it’s all in black but the details on your hands and your shoes make it look super kawai! 🙂

  18. D

    2011-08-23 at 5:05 AM

    Greatful!Just apply to my interest!Thanks you for sharing with all of us!
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  19. Lauren Hawthorne

    2011-08-23 at 5:19 AM

    Love these shoes!!! So inspiring!!!

  20. hello friday

    2011-08-24 at 6:24 PM

    How cute is your outfit!! xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

  21. Stephie

    2011-08-26 at 12:15 AM

    Check out my fashion blog! http://stylinstephie.blogspot.com/

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