There are two things that I'm getting smack bang into and I'm determined to combine the two despite the fact that they might be at odds with each other. One is my trainers. The other is my renewed desire to find top notch vintage pieces – as in ones that make you go "Wow! That's vintage? You're such a liar…". This dress from Merchant Archive with its acid pink and lime green stripes is one such specimen. The colours are so neon-brite that you'd think that they might not have existed decades ago because our view of anything pre 1970 is sepia-tinged, black and white or rose-tinted. I still regard Sophie's selection at Merchant Archive as one of the best in the city and a trip up to Kensal Rise a month ago for a shoot earnt me some stripes. Mega stripes in fact. Oh, and another 1930s tea dress that reminded a friend of House of Elliot (yay for repeats on ITV2) which makes me love it more.
The footwear was a solution to a Milano problem of running about for taxis and taking the metro but conveniently slots into what I think will be a trainer redux for S/S 12. Nike will be laughing their heads off. Or they already are because they don't need fashionistas' pocket change. Oh well, either way, they win and I'm making more regular trips into Niketown to ask misguided questions revealing my total lack of knowledge of trainer model/styles – "Where do I go for low tops that are like, neon green and err… aren't too chunky?"