A few full on, head-to-toe Vivienne Westwood outfits I’ve worn lately. First two for play, last two for work! #SelfieQueen
First outfit: Vivienne Westwood Anglomaina dress, Gold Label Animal toe courts; Second outfit: Vivienne Westwood Gold Label jacket and shoes as before, Philip Lim top, Iceberg skirt.
I’ve had it pointed out to me a few times recently that my style has changed recently. I think changing my hair and well pretty much my entire life style has had on impact on that. Subconsciously I have started to lean towards a 1950s style, I’ve not bought anything new just changed the way I have put together what I already have. What I do feel I am missing are some nice big jewels, fake or otherwise I do like a bit of bling. My ultimate eye-candy site is Pragnell for antique jewellery, I could spend all day looking at their jewels. In reality I am more likely to pick something cheap and cheerful from eBay but a girl can dream. I’m hunting for a statement necklace with pearls and rubies, vintage would be nice but do let me know if you spot anything. I know I’ve been most disappointing to you all lately as I’ve not bought anything, I’ve not bought one thing in the Westwood sale! There’s a few reasons for this I guess, firstly working in sustainable fashion has made me even more aware of what I have and what we are doing to the planet so that has certainly had impact. Then moving and now having my wardrobes stretched out over two house made me realise what a bloody great big hoarder I am so I’ve been rediscovering old things and having a clear out too. Now this will come as the real shocker, the last items I actually bought have been from River Island. Yep me buying High Street I know, I know. I picked up two of these Bardot tops, the black and the striped. No they aren’t very well made, especially noticeable on the striped where they haven’t even lined up the fabric, yes I would have much preferred to pay more to have something of better quality but they were exactly what I have been looking for to update my skirts and shorts. There’s a pic of the black on my Instagram (@SuperElevated) but will share on the blog soon enough. Another shocker I have for you is that my downtime uniform has ended up being denim shorts and Converse – yep I confess I really am going through some style changes.
Thought I would share all the shoes I’ve been wearing recently, as usual my current favourites are a bit obvious!! All Vivienne Westwood. I’ve been asked where I buy my shoes from mainly direct from Westwood or Worlds End, vintage from ebay and Melissa collaborations from Spartoo (who currently have the lush heart peeptoes on sale)
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now, as always things get in the way, but I do like to get the chance to share older pieces from my wardrobe. The top and culottes are from the 1982 Savages collection by Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren. The fabric might be reminiscent to those of you old enough to remember the 80s as the cheesecloth which pot-towels used to be made of. You can wear it and dry off the dishes on it at the same time, practical!
Ben managed to find a great video of the collection on the runway which you can see on the Worlds End blog
Here is Vivienne wearing the same outfit in Worlds End and some of the other characteristic Savages prints. It only just occurred to me having the photos side by side we also have the same colour hair here!
Last time I wore my Savages jumper was at London Fashion Week last year – or was it the year before? Either way its one of my favourite collections and I love seeing pieces of it crop up here and there. You can still get the Apache print Pirate tops at Worlds End, as for the rest of it well you would have to hit up the vintage auctions!
Pharrell has made his love of Vivienne Westwood Worlds End Mountain Hats no secret, even more so in his new Marilyn Monroe video where he chooses a different colour for each scene! I still don’t think he owns more than my buddy Alquin but he sure has a fine collection! Thanks to Raf for these images.
Watch the full video
Wearing: all Vivienne Westwood – Gold Label ‘Climate Revolution’ jumper, ‘Roman 3-Strap’ sandals; Anglomania tartan ‘Kung Fu’ trousers; Japan licence socks; Lock & Co ‘Lennon’ cap
Spring has finally sprung and with the ensuing confusion of what to wear. Too hot, too cold blah blah blah. I think its almost time to pack away the heavy winter coats and swap them up for lighter jackets and blazers. This is what I have been wearing for this in between weather.
Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Red Label blazer and trousers; Charles Jourdan shoes; vintage shirt
This is my fake-French shirt, looks French, reads French but makes zero word of sense! It’s labelled made in Hong Kong so I am guessing someone who didn’t speak French copied the words from a restaurant menu or something!
Wearing: all Vivienne Westwood – Red Label blazer; Anglomania trousers; Gold Label shirts, Mary-Jane shoes; Japanese licence Climate Revolution socks
I really like the spring / summer lookbook Garment Quarter produced this season featuring Vivienne Westwood with a smatter of Victoria Beckham, KTZ and Sibling for good measure! Here are my favourite images from the shoot. If you haven’t heard of Garment Quarter they are a luxury boutique in Bristol and also have the Vivienne Westwood store in Cardiff. If you aren’t local to either store you can check out all the amazing designers on Garment Quarter.com. I first visited the Bristol store whilst I was working down there and was really blown away with the customer service, something I am always delighted with when I mail order from them too. They are a super friendly bunch so do pay a visit.
Here are a few Instagram snaps of what I’ve been wearing to work, mostly suit co-ordinates or skirt and jacket combos. Have to say I looking forwards to being able to shed the winter coats.
1. all Vivienne Westwood, Anglomania coat, suit and shirt, Gold Label Mary-Jane shoes
2. vintage velvet jacket, Whistles skirt, Markus Lupfer tshirt, Rupert Sanderson Bessie shoes
3. all Vivienne Westwood, Red label Harris Tweed Love suit and heart jumper
There is so much I have to say about this Red Label AW14 collection, but that can wait. First take a long look at the action backstage.
Fashion Pearls of Wisdom hearts TK Maxx for London Fashion Week
Oh yes you read that right!
12th Feb 2014. At last! Miss Piggy is back on the big screen, starring in Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” which follows the Muppets on a grand, star-studded tour throughout Europe. The European setting screamed romance to Miss Piggy, who’s been trying to convince her favourite frog to tie the knot for years. But what will the divine diva don for the all-new film, which hits cinemas in the UK March 28, 2014? Vivienne Westwood was commissioned to create couture designs for the fashion icon, including a white dress that would be perfect for a wedding … if one should actually take place.
In the film, Miss Piggy wears a Vivienne Westwood couture Long Ivory Court wedding gown, with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles, accessorised with an ivory tulle veil. Piggy also entrusted the designer with additional looks for the film, including a Vivienne Westwood couture Harris Tweed houndstooth check coat and matching beret worn in a scene set at Tower of London. Miss Piggy also chose a long silver hand-embroidered floral lace gown for a very special number in the film.
So the question on everyone’s lips remains: Will we see Miss Piggy marry her beloved Kermie in “Muppets Most Wanted,” and will she finally get to wear her dream Vivienne Westwood gown down the aisle?
“You’ll have to see the movie to find out,” insisted Miss Piggy.