Sunday, 15 January 2012

The top of my 'Wrist List'

For as long as I can remember I have wanted one of these watches...
La Mer Collections - Brown Rose Gold Oversized Vintage watch

Although that may be a slight exaggeration, the extreme lust that I feel is still as strong as if it were true. 

I only found out about the beautiful watch company a La Mer Collections a few years back when my house mate came back from NYC with one of these reclining on her disgustingly fortunate wrist. 

At every opportunity that she gave me I would walk around the house proud as a peacock wishing that she wouldn't want it back...obviously she did.

Since then I haven't been able to get it out of my head, and my obsession with oversized chunky watches began. 

Nowadays Michael Kors watches have become a staple, maybe even a mandatory requirement on many a girl's wrist (as indeed it should), but I find myself wanting something a little bit different. 

La Mer Collections is exactly that, and now that the pinch of student living has disappeared I think I might just get one. 

La Mer Collections - Tortoise Shell Indo Lucite Watches 

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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Turban Trend

If there is one piece that I want to firmly establish in my 2012 wardrobe, it's the turban.

 Ever since I found the picture from my gorgeous parents' wedding day I have been slightly obsessed. Apart from my mother looking stunning in her demure white dress, it was my grandmother's outfit that caught my eye. 

My Nana, sporting a velvet green maxi wrap-around silk number with a matching emerald green turban perfectly placed on her super tanned bod was captivating. She looked divine - she has the annoying way of always looking effortlessly elegant. Even when introducing my boyfriend to my Nana (age 70+) I was met with "Cor your Nan's hot"...

So at a time when the winter hat is having its fifteen minutes of fashion fame, I will turn my attentions to its casually cool partner. When the outlook for 2012 is looking so bleak in many ways, the turban represents a piece of the opulence which seems to be capturing everyone's fashion focus.
Also, with celebs like Olivia Palmero (this girl can do no wrong) opting to ditch the dire beanie and don a touch of the debonair, the turban is getting the recognition that it deserves. 

The one piece of retro revival that I will firmly hang on to - it seems my Nana was doing something right! 

New Year, New You

Every year we hear the phrase 'New Year, new me'. Well I think that it's a bit of a cop out.

Why there is so much emphasis on casting off the old you and transforming like a dirty catterpillar into a beautiful butterfly is obvious. But I rather like parts of the old me.

Sure there are bits that need some major fine tuning and other parts that should be scrapped all together but I resolve that, this year I will not be rash and throw me away like you would a fashion fad item in a spur of the moment 'WHAT was I THINKING?!?'

And hopefully a brighter, better me will emerge...