Pah to the Green Truth

Pah to the Green Truth

Did anyone else massively enjoy the article by Stephen Moss on his search for the real Robin Hood, as a reaction to the upcoming Ridley Scott film?  In particular, what struck me was the resounding conclusion that for most die hard Hood lovers, it doesn't matter who the real Robin Hood actually was and where he was derived from but that "There's a real myth which is living and breathing" and that preserving this myth is far more important than seeking the truth.  So the real Robin Hood, or whoever the original bandit from Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire was, may not have worn the plethora shades of green that range from olive to forest to emerald, as demonstrated by this accompanying slideshow of the various Robin Hood interpretations in film and TV through the years.  Oh well, I'm with the dude who runs the World Wide Robin Hood Society; "If the truth gets in the way, print the legend" and therefore I'm gonna go and disseminate the myth.  Consciously or not, after reading this article, I suddenly got a bit happy in colours that would wash over the various incarnations of Robin Hood costumes quite nicely… Maid Marian too if she so wishes to be matching her bandit beau.  In fact I think I've covered a plethora of shades that can be seen on everyone from Errol Flynn to Kevin Costner…  

It ain't Sherwood Forest but Bedford Square will do…I wasn't stealing gold for the poor this day but I did swing through about eight press days…. ahhh… what's bringing help to the needy in comparison to snapping A/W 10-11 collections like a demon? 


(Vintage African textile shirt, vintage cashmere jumper, Y-3 pants, Y-3 trainers, Vivienne Westwood bag, Giia necklace)

A slightly more flamboyantly textured green but when I received this feathered cowl from a friend (who shall remain unnamed but I'm most grateful of course…), I knew it had to sit with this Hoss Intropia dress which is the heaviest fringe piece I own.  Speaking of which, I've popped into the new Covent Garden store several times now, contemplating various things that have a Marni-esque vibe and like I said before, with plenty of interesting deets.  This dress may be the weight of a slightly premature baby, but it does move like a dream (errr… unlike a premature baby…) as the fringe is controlled by the top and bottom hems and comes away from the body if you wish.  As there are handy pockets at the side, it doesn't feel like I'm wearing something that flamboyant, given that I can fit my Oystercard and keys in there.  The blue is a bit unorthodox but hey if Maid Marian can be leader of the pack (god that show was goooooood…), then my shades of Robin Hood greens can afford to mix in with some blue…




(Hoss Intropia dress, American Apparel blue sheer dress underneath, feathered cowl from a friend, Tabio tights, Michael Angel x Manolo Blahnik ankle boots)


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  1. lorraine

    2010-04-19 at 8:11 AM

    love the second outfit!

  2. Brigadeiro

    2010-04-19 at 8:17 AM

    Your Hoss Intropia dress is absolutely BRILLIANT! Love love love green!

  3. Rosie

    2010-04-19 at 8:33 AM

    Robin Hood always instantly shifts my focus to Maid Marian and her Merry Men, ye olde programme of my youth… Marian was the leader of the pack, joy of joys! anyway, those shades of green are super enviable, lovely, especially the fringed dress and cowl combination!

  4. Clare

    2010-04-19 at 8:52 AM

    That fringed dress is perfect. It looks so weighty. I love the way it hangs away from your body.
    I have a soft spot for Robin Hood, being from the lovely city of Nottingham…ahem. I have not yet dressed in a tribute to him yet. Maybe it needs to happen!
    Clare x

  5. Clare

    2010-04-19 at 8:56 AM

    I love the second outfit, it’s a bit wonderful. I do like Robin Hood’s style but I’m totally agreed with Rosie above, it’s all about Maid Marion and her Merry Men!

  6. Bex

    2010-04-19 at 9:05 AM


  7. prettygreentea

    2010-04-19 at 9:17 AM

    What lovely shades of green…sometimes I forget that green can be so pretty!The feathered cowl….well it is just fab !

  8. Jodyy

    2010-04-19 at 9:24 AM

    I love your heels in the second outfit.
    Your style is simply amazing <3

  9. Annie

    2010-04-19 at 9:29 AM

    er, second outfit is QUITE AMAZING

  10. Penny Dreadful

    2010-04-19 at 9:31 AM

    The Hoss/feather outfit is divine x

  11. Vintage Jewelry Store

    2010-04-19 at 9:48 AM

    There is the a beautiful collection of bracelets.All the design are very beautiful but i realy like the pearl bracelet.The design of the bracelet is very unique and beautiful.I would like it to buy for myself beacuse i realy like pearl jewellery.

  12. Pearl Westwood

    2010-04-19 at 10:07 AM

    You woud make a great maid marian! Thoses Manolos are amaziing!!!

  13. Cristina Suspiria

    2010-04-19 at 11:08 AM

    wonderfully original 🙂

  14. Leonidas

    2010-04-19 at 11:36 AM

    the sleeves of that jacket are amazing

  15. trashtastika

    2010-04-19 at 11:41 AM

    Love the green/grey feathered cowl and fringe dress – and think it goes brilliantly with blue! The shoes tie it all together, of course 🙂

  16. thestreetfashion5xpro

    2010-04-19 at 11:43 AM


  17. gih

    2010-04-19 at 12:20 PM

    I like her costume. Nice outfit.

  18. Popartrockgirlyeah!

    2010-04-19 at 12:49 PM

    What a fantastic re-invention of the green peril! 🙂

  19. su

    2010-04-19 at 1:16 PM

    super like!!!!

  20. fashion tidbits

    2010-04-19 at 2:58 PM

    dude! robin hood is all about the tights!!! and his band of merry men~ 🙂 i am so going to post about this, i love your outfit interpretation susie!

  21. fhen

    2010-04-19 at 3:06 PM

    love love this so much! so inspiring! love the colour and the texture play
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  22. meraldia

    2010-04-19 at 3:48 PM

    I adore the necklace in the the first outfit. A real statement piece!

  23. kris

    2010-04-19 at 4:37 PM

    OH GOD! I love love love how the on the fringe outfit none of the colours are what you think they are going to be. Like one would expect the feathers to be black, as well as the fringe dress itself – as most fringe dresses are – and then when the pantyhose and the sleeves aren’t actually the same shade of blue, I just go nuts with amazement.
    (wow, I’m articulate. blah!)

  24. GeomanticsUnite!

    2010-04-19 at 5:07 PM

    love the feathers & fringe…gotta have it!! where can i get one?

  25. Bunny Darke

    2010-04-19 at 6:14 PM

    I covet your Vivienne Westwood bag! And your 2nd outfit is incredible… I haven’t been following your blog for long but it’s definitely a fave x

  26. Catherine

    2010-04-19 at 6:14 PM

    God that cowl is astounding!

  27. Frances

    2010-04-19 at 6:31 PM

    OMG love the feathers and fringe combination – thought it was a couture outfit!!

  28. Maggie

    2010-04-19 at 7:17 PM

    I love the dress. I dunno that I could do with the feathers functionally, but just for beauty it’s great.

  29. Claire

    2010-04-19 at 7:27 PM

    Oh yes, that was a fine show! And I am on your same side, on the robin hood debate. The legend matters.
    That green fringe dress is dreamy.

  30. michonade

    2010-04-19 at 8:13 PM


  31. Julia

    2010-04-19 at 8:35 PM

    That dress…. I’m in love

  32. Francesca

    2010-04-19 at 9:37 PM

    That African top is a fantastic piece of design!?! Could you perhaps ( please pllleaasse) take a few close up shots of the arms? I’d love to see how it was made.

  33. eva

    2010-04-19 at 10:22 PM

    love the Giia necklace. looks very cellular

  34. Yoshi

    2010-04-19 at 11:28 PM

    The African shirt makes me feel kind of sick when I look at the arms! Don’t take that the wrong way because it is a beautiful piece of clothing, but something about the arms just makes me feel uncomfortable in my stomach, haha. Like some sort of vertigo.
    I agree with Francesca though, I would love to see some close-ups of the arms.

  35. Lenka James

    2010-04-19 at 11:44 PM

    Love the dress, very lady gaga

  36. bibiuna

    2010-04-20 at 12:34 AM

    Black fringed dress + black feather neck ruff = Edward Gorey esque. <3

  37. Becca

    2010-04-20 at 3:53 AM

    That second outfit is, in short, AMAZING.

  38. Sarah-Elizabeth Cooper

    2010-04-20 at 8:17 AM

    Oh lovely! I have a big thing for big necklines right now. I’m a fashion student in London & I’ve been working on my final collection with these exaggerated proportions.
    Check out my blog where I post my own work as well as my inspirations:

  39. Tibbe Smith

    2010-04-20 at 8:54 AM

    Wow, that is such and incredibly beautiful dress, the Hoss Intropia dress. I love the length of the fringes and that they are attached to the bottom of the dress.

  40. Kevin

    2010-04-20 at 5:05 PM

    you look good in GREEN!!!!lovely!!!

  41. Shelley

    2010-04-21 at 1:16 AM

    The fringed dress/feather cowl outfit is one of my favourite outfits of yours–love the muted green with the blue tights and printed shoes. It is elegant, funky, and rock and roll all in one!

  42. Sophia Schwan

    2010-04-22 at 10:20 AM

    OMG I love the dress. I love how your head virtually disappears and just your eyes peep out! Absolutely stunning <3

  43. Girl dress

    2010-04-28 at 11:26 AM

    There is the a beautiful collection of bracelets.All the design are very beautiful but i really like the pearl bracelet.The design of the bracelet is very unique and beautiful.I would like it to buy for myself because i really like pearl jewelery.

  44. flower girl dress

    2011-02-07 at 6:24 AM

    shoes and bracelet are really nice. I think, it can be a nice gift for Alice, a friend of mine, for her b’day. above all, a nice collection.

  45. Ann@ girls jewellery

    2011-02-22 at 10:45 AM

    Lovely outfit, the second one is I like the most, the shoes looks nice really nice with the tights. Perfect.

  46. Cocktail Dresses

    2011-05-03 at 11:04 AM

    I like the second outfit, which makes the girl like forest elf

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