I love blocks of bright colours and so I decided to dress up my mustard-yellow Marimekko bag with some other primary colours. I bought the pleated skirt in Oxfam and it’s completely brilliant. It’s a bit small but it has a panel before the pleats so it sits up high on the waist and then kicks out pleasingly. It’s very man-made, but it feels silky and nice so I shall just stay away from naked flames. The bag is a life-saver as I have to lug my laptop and camera about with me everywhere and I don’t own a rucksack. I am afraid for my knee joints under all the weight!
I went to a lot of events last week for my internship and I felt a bit underdressed at some of them because people had really made an effort. This outfit took me from video art at the ICA, then a gallery full of older people, seeing friends, having dinner at a nice restaurant and then seeing Herman Dune at a student union and I didn’t feel over- or under-dressed at any of the places. I will probably be cracking this out again although for Fashion Week, where I am very lucky to be attending a few things, I am going black, black, black.
Any one have any ideas about “go-anywhere”, no-shame outfits I can try out? And what do I wear for fashion shows?