White Out

White Out

>> What sort of a fashion blogger would I be if on the 2-out-of-365 snow days, I didn't get my lazy self out there for a snap or two.  A whiter than ground of snow reflects a weird luminosity on to your clothes and your face, rendering everything brighter than what they usually are, even if it quickly turns to grey sludge in London.  My courtyard hasn't been wrecked by tyre marks just yet and so I took this idealistic no-spag-bol outfit out for a road test.  I say the words "no-spag-bol" and "road test" because this all white crispy (that's how it feels) wool/silk mix tunic that I picked up at the Mother of Pearl sample sale is not really built for the realities of my spilling various sauces all over myself.  A month has barely passed in 2012 and I've already got soya sauce, ketchup, mustard, bearnaise and wasabi mayo (thanks you hulking beautiful lobster roll at Burger & Lobster) stains on my clothes that have left semi-permanent damage.  

This outfit almost invites some disaster to happen were it not for the shield of plastic provided by the Michael Angel latex coat.  By the by, a reader astutely pointed out the possibilities of latex allergies but MA have since verified that the coat is 100% polyurethane and therefore safe to wear.  

Still, the rare occurence of this pristine ground of snow as well as my deliberate avoidance of food sauces for the day means that a sartorial whiteout is something to relish.  The final touch are these Simone Rocha S/S 12 wedges, which admittedly need a few knife criss-cross marks on the soles to ensure they're less slippy in this sludge, but are otherwise a wonder to look at, especially when part of the clear perspex wedge sinks into the snow.  Rocha, along with ex-CSM-classmates Thomas Tait and Palmer//Harding are all fans of the purity and stillness of the whiteout in their own ways.  Incidentally, their follow-up collections for the next A/W 12-3 season could not be more exciting for the future of London Fashion Week.  By that time, my own whiteout here will most probably be well past its sell by date, but then again this snow has very nearly disappeared, even as I type now.  Oh well.  It was fleeting.  Back to sauces and less-than-immaculate attire it is.  










(Michael Angel latex coat, Mother of Pearl hooded tunic, Yokoo neck cozy, Simone Rocha perspex wedges)


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  1. lorenzo

    2012-02-05 at 5:29 PM

    Bello bello bello l’impermeabile bianco!!

  2. Charlotte Maynard

    2012-02-05 at 5:34 PM

    Oh wow, I love the Michael Angel latex coat! So beautiful, and it looks amazing in the snow!
    These photos are gorgeous.

  3. Jo

    2012-02-05 at 5:35 PM

    That is a magnificent look Susie. Very BWD too. Jo

  4. SeaofGirasoles

    2012-02-05 at 5:42 PM

    wow! I am speechless! this outfit is so cool,love everything!!!

  5. Julie ZL

    2012-02-05 at 5:44 PM

    OMG those shoes are F***ing amazing!! sorry for the f word… 🙂

  6. schmoozemuse

    2012-02-05 at 6:01 PM

    I need that whole outfit! Just love the shoes! Well, being in Sweden last year, they would have gritted the roads within two hours..but it was lovely today…watch out tomorrow, we’ll need spikes added to our heels to stay up right! keep warm!

  7. Tasha

    2012-02-05 at 6:08 PM

    I really love your latex coat! It’s so futuristic and cool. And those shoes are pretty cool too!!!

  8. Miss Red Socks

    2012-02-05 at 6:19 PM

    These wedges are amazing and overall the outfit is fantastic.

  9. Serdane

    2012-02-05 at 6:24 PM

    OMG ! This purity !!!!!! is just a good thing to watch at this cold time !

  10. PvdH

    2012-02-05 at 6:39 PM

    This is brilliant on so many levels. Lets start with the shoes… what heels!

  11. Bonnie

    2012-02-05 at 7:29 PM

    Very unusual, futuristic and unique outfit. Colour scheme – perfect for snow! I love how you’re not afraid to wear such original garments and you can wear them like the simpliest outfit ever. A lot of respect for that, keep it up.


    2012-02-05 at 7:32 PM

    AMAZING COAT!!! I just saw a transparent Jil Sander blazer in Selfridges… can’t say my mind wasn’t calling out for it subconciously!

  13. Emily

    2012-02-05 at 7:35 PM

    I could see this is some sort of stylized movie with very distinct visual themes.

  14. Sabine

    2012-02-05 at 7:55 PM

    A white coat frightens me, but this one is AMAZING… And anything perspex has my instant YES vote.

  15. SJP

    2012-02-05 at 8:19 PM

    Ha! Your post made me chuckle – ketchup is my enemy, and on the two occasions I’ve successfully not covered myself in food while wearing white/cream (that would be two occasions in around 25 years) I’ve been so happy it’s caused spontaneous victory dancing at the dinning table… Love the coat btw. x

  16. michele

    2012-02-05 at 8:55 PM

    This is incredible! Nothing more to say!

  17. Material Fixations

    2012-02-05 at 9:36 PM

    Who knew that latex coat coudld also be used as an apron as well? Snow in a big city is pretty for about an hour before turning this unattrative grey-brown color. Love your shoes, the heels seem sort fo perfect for the weather.

  18. 3maigloeckchen

    2012-02-05 at 9:45 PM

    great outfit! i love your blog!

  19. Yuka

    2012-02-06 at 1:34 AM
  20. Julia

    2012-02-06 at 3:02 AM

    The whole outfit is very stylish and I would rather say Out IN
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  21. Dasha Gold

    2012-02-06 at 3:27 AM

    LOVE IT!!!! You look amazing
    Dasha Gold

  22. The Foolish Aesthete

    2012-02-06 at 4:31 AM

    So many fantastic whites! But I am cracking up about the spag-bol. I have, inevitably, through the years, always managed to be wearing white whenever I’ve had encounters with deep red sauces, which have also inevitably ended up on my attire. And I managed to dip my white blazer sleeve into Thai soup during my very first date with my (now) husband. Anyhow, you look great and those shoes are something else.

  23. Olive

    2012-02-06 at 5:55 AM

    wow i love your shoes and the coat. how could be you took some photos while the weather extremely cold? salute!

  24. Katharina

    2012-02-06 at 8:34 AM
  25. Raphaëlle

    2012-02-06 at 8:43 AM

    Oh dear, this ensemble of hues of white is just perfect.

  26. Alexis

    2012-02-06 at 9:25 AM

    Great snow outfit! That latex coat is fantastic. Love the shoes- thought you were standing on tip toes for the first few shots!

  27. Suzi

    2012-02-06 at 9:50 AM

    Hi Susie! How delightful it must be to have the snow underneath your feet. To see an all white landscape. I love your coat with its functional clear pocket detail. Your neck cosy reminds me of a snood, but cuddlier.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  28. Camille

    2012-02-06 at 10:51 AM

    i LOVE your latex coat and your wedges … it’s beatiful ! 🙂
    have a good white day !

  29. herpersona

    2012-02-06 at 10:56 AM

    love the coat

  30. Gabby

    2012-02-06 at 11:41 AM

    Though I am not sure it is warm, that latex coat steals the show! The clean cutting is perfect, plus that wedges are simply adorable. A refreshing alternative to the whole colourful world of yours (in a good way 🙂 ).

  31. Gracia

    2012-02-06 at 1:33 PM

    Hi Susie, did you buy them from the John Rocha store? Do they run true to size or large like last season? They’re so beautiful I wish I can see them in person.

  32. susie_bubble

    2012-02-06 at 1:38 PM

    I got mine directly from Simone but I believe they are available at the John Rocha store as well as possibly Dover Street Market. For me they’re true to size. I’m a size 38 and these are a true size 38 I think. My shoes last season were also a size 38 and also ran true to size.

  33. dresses

    2012-02-06 at 3:02 PM

    wow best winter shoes i’ve ever seen.

  34. in a drawing room

    2012-02-06 at 4:30 PM

    Happy to know this is a piece of clothing to die for only in figurative sense. Your look is great from head to toe, as usual. You seem to have worked very hard the whole weekend, thanks! and also thanks for going out in this nasty weather, it was worth it!

  35. Fashiondymond.blogspot.com

    2012-02-06 at 5:35 PM

    the first picture looks like a advert! the snow does make a really weird light, there was only a titchy bit of snow in Bristol but still enough for me and my friend to fall over.

  36. Tara India

    2012-02-06 at 6:01 PM

    Love these photos, quite jealous of the gorgeous snow you got to take some snaps in! Love the latex coat. xox

  37. Rachel

    2012-02-06 at 8:06 PM

    is there any website that does/will stock her shoes online? i am really dying for a pair!

  38. susie_bubble

    2012-02-06 at 8:47 PM

    Keep checking Far Fetch…. RA on there stocks Simone Rocha and S/S 12 deliveries are only just coming in.
    Colette.fr has a lot of her S/S 12 clothing but no shoes yet but they might still get them in!

  39. Paula Counsell

    2012-02-07 at 3:31 AM

    Wow, I love everything about these pictures, i wish it snowed in Preston! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and have just started my own, please take a look at it:)
    Paula x

  40. Paula Counsell

    2012-02-07 at 3:42 AM

    Sorry, the link is http://www.prevailingtaste.co.uk 🙂

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    2012-02-07 at 11:14 PM

    Nice combination of colors. i like that

  42. jenny (penniless zen)

    2012-02-09 at 3:44 AM

    actually I love your outfit. Want everything you’re wearing.

  43. Yagorichelly

    2012-02-09 at 9:52 PM

    love as photos!
    Yago Richelly — http://www.taonic.com.br

  44. Angie

    2012-02-20 at 3:10 AM

    I love those shoes!!! Where did you get them because I really want a pair? Please let me know when you can, by the way love your work!

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