photos by me
In The X Factor Magazine, Gok Wan states: ‘commit to your look. Whatever you’re doing do it properly, the shoes, the bag, the hair, the make-up.‘ Unfortunately, I’m no Gokette here because if I really was going to commit to this fabulous 1970s maxi dress, I’d also be wearing a floppy wide-brimmed hat and cork wedges. My wardrobe doesn’t contain either, so instead the dress is the main event.And what a beautiful dress it is. My grainy photos don’t do it justice, but if you want to admire the pleating that falls from the shoulders you’ll either have to buy me a new camera, or take me out for a pint of cider. This dress of fabulousness belongs to my mother, and the only label in it says ‘dry clean only‘. So I like to think it was designed by Ossie Clark – it’s got the slim waist, bold Celia Birtwell-style print and delicate tailoring. Can we just say it’s Ossie Clark? Yeah, let’s do that. Also, my mother has a good sense of style, wouldn’t you agree? I’ve previously worn some of her clothes here. And here. Lucky me.
Most of the snow has gone, and frozen into lethally slippy ice. It’s too cold for me to cycle, but that makes a nice change because I can wear longer skirts.