Metal Magpie

Metal Magpie

It takes a bit of sunshine to bring out the magpie tendancies inside of me.  Vampires with diamond-embedded sparkling skin, you say? (Made the mistake of flicking on one of those films on the plane home from Sydney)  I prefer to unleash a whole host of liquid metal and sequinned garments on the skin instead when direct sunshine is available, which as it so happens was the case in London this weekend.  Anything that resembles full on BacoFoil, Quality Street wrappers or CP30 is most likely to attract my eye.  It began with a Yoox-find Acne silver jacket that is a bit like those mylar thermal blankets you use in marathons and then progressed into a head-to-toe onslaught of silver pleather from the Korean label Pushbutton, well-stocked at Opening Ceremony.  Yes, silver pleather.  The faux-ness of all these foil-esque piece of clothing is sort of the point, so that I fool people into thinking there might be a tasty sandwich or a kebab hiding underneath what I'm wearing. 

Then from Sydney where the full on sunshine demands the act of bouncing off of metallic garments in a light-refracting mash-up, I was lucky enough to procure a superbly constructed Ellery swifty cape dress in a shimmery orange copper – the beauty of which is that it slips over the head like a jumper or a sweater with its viscose/elastane/nylon mix.  Then Tome, a NY-based, but Australian-rooted label, continues to dazzle with their love of all kinds of lame in shades of copper and gold.  I'm dubbing this slinky gold coat my Ferrero Rocher coat – with this coat, you're really spoiling me, Ambassador!  My first magpie love remains with the sequin – not rounded this time but cut into holographic curved shards adorning an Emma Mulholland top from her A/W 13 Spaced Out collection.  Sequins also come in rectangular strips on a pair of Shaun Samson basketball shorts from his S/S 13 collection – a menswear personal order that I couldn't resist.  







IMG_1437-8Ellery reversible dress, Acne silver jacket, Moonspoon Saloon x Topshop Buffalo shoes, COLAB x Elke Kramer sunglasses





IMG_1570-32Emma Mulholland "Spaced Out" sequinned top, Shaun Samson sequin basketball shorts






IMG_1509-21Fred Butler x Keely Hunter beanie from Machine-A, Pushbutton silver shirt and matching trousers, Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ trainers






Confetti System bronze rope necklace, Tome gold coat, Tome bronze wrinkled shirt, Toga Pulla dress, Dries Van Noten heels


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  1. kcomekarolina

    2013-04-21 at 4:06 PM

    xoxo from rome

  2. Mellygoround

    2013-04-21 at 4:25 PM

    holy mother of sparkle, thats a whole lot of shine! Its so beautifully crazy 🙂 x


    2013-04-21 at 4:36 PM

    You look stunning! I love the beanie so much!

  4. Jana H.

    2013-04-21 at 4:40 PM

    It looks incredible, better than I could imagine wenn I see this kind of stuff from time to time. I like Silver very much, but don’t wear jewlery or silver clothes that much. I use it more for the details, love pailletes though.
    I love the result, the way you combine the whole look is not bad, like it.
    thanks for your blog, ideas and great text, it makes me feel like reading (not like other blogs).

  5. Oscar

    2013-04-21 at 4:42 PM

    Metallic Love ^^

  6. Anna

    2013-04-21 at 5:32 PM

    I love the silver on silver combo, looks like futuristic 90’s (if that’s possible)

  7. Stephany

    2013-04-21 at 5:32 PM

    I’m so loving the metallic trend. These are great x

  8. Laveena

    2013-04-21 at 5:56 PM

    Love it. Excellent.

  9. LM Florian

    2013-04-21 at 6:04 PM

    Wow …. Just whaou … You’re sublime.
    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

  10. clara

    2013-04-21 at 7:55 PM

    super cool outfits, metal kinda fabric is really cool. a little lke robots

  11. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    2013-04-21 at 8:46 PM

    Loving all the metallics, you got that robot look down.

  12. Katie J

    2013-04-21 at 8:55 PM

    I love all of them! Brilliant!

  13. Domonique

    2013-04-21 at 9:34 PM

    Stared at this post probably longer than naturally possible. That third look is just too good 🙂

  14. Miss Dictator

    2013-04-21 at 10:51 PM

    just… wow!

  15. milex

    2013-04-22 at 2:07 AM

    Gold is your colour.

  16. MJ Valentine

    2013-04-22 at 7:17 AM

    Oh dear Lord. Emma Mulholland = new OBSESSION. Thanks for sharing- metallic suits you like icing suits cupcakes. MJ x

  17. Emily Whitehall

    2013-04-22 at 8:35 AM

    Love metallic clothing!

  18. Charlotte

    2013-04-22 at 5:31 PM

    I love all of these looks! So unique!
    – Charlotte

  19. Ritika

    2013-04-22 at 10:23 PM

    I iwsh I could carry off such pieces like you do here! Love the gold dress too much!

  20. Albee

    2013-04-24 at 4:16 AM

    You are a stunning freak of nature! I love you dearly susie bubba!!

  21. D

    2013-04-25 at 10:40 PM

    I saw a lot of websites but your site is very interesting. Thanks for great articles.

  22. Simi Fashion

    2013-04-26 at 11:50 AM

    Its very nice..I like your all looks.. Thanks for post your blog.

  23. Danielle korneliussen

    2013-04-27 at 5:23 AM

    Susie Bubble… You Are just…. Wellll…. BUBBLELISCOUS! This collection was just totally designed for you! I just am wild about your blog and have started to think of you as a real fashion historian. The deapth of your writing combined with the most wonderful images makes this blog among my top 3. And if that’s not enough… You just look impossibly fabulous in the looking that you are photographed in. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for existing!!!

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