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31 July, 2014

summertime, and the dressing is easy


Reformation makes dresses. The right kind. The ones that fit the bill.
Out of surplus fabric & repurposed vintage clothing.  
Dresses such as described below,
or at least dresses that possess the potential to become some such well-loved pieces.
And if you're wondering whose wearing them. Everyone.

Now all that's missing are the carefree summers of years past. A past, "in which young people are not performing or striving, but simply larking around, at the swimming pool, skateboarding, or riding motorbikes." (x) To read by the pool side? Tigers in Red Weather.

"On warm days I want a charming dress with washed-out fabric that makes you think of a contented sigh. I like soft clothes, seaside-y garments, plaid shirts, a floral print faded to an almost colourless hue, carefree pieces to loll and lark in. I don’t look to summer clothes for ballast or armour. In fact, I like garments that from a distance seem as though they might have been made from tablecloths. (...)

For evenings, in summer, I like a milkmaid de luxe look with a bit of springy lace or broderie anglaise. (...)

I like the idea of a dress whose fabric has turned ombre or puckered like seersucker due to paddling in the sea, or being pushed into a swimming pool. I like the idea of well-mended clothes with a cheerful zigzag of darning over a rip from a pebbly bike ride. I like the look of checks on a once-crisp summer skirt that have bled into each other because you handwashed it in a hotel basin, ignoring the dry-clean-only label. I like garments so well-loved and laundered that they are approaching their last legs and are worn with a consciousness that there will only be four or five more chances."

29 July, 2014

a day off work

A glorious day off work. With Scottish dukes and clan chiefs, courtesy of Tatler. Some matcha tea (why did nobody tell me how expensive this stuff is?). And Daisy Lowe's almond power balls.

28 July, 2014

purchases lately

  1. After seeing Charlotte Casiraghi prancing around in similar Gucci loafers, I tried them on in the store - not expecting to like them as much as I did - and immediately had to have them. They don't look as mannish on the foot as they do just by themselves and fit my foot perfectly. They feel almost tailored.

  2. Had to have these Zara shoes after seeing Linn Hagglund wearing them with the most perfectly washed out, straight-legged jeans. Loved the original Christian Louboutin ones that (I guess) Zara copied. They looked so wonderfully classy on Mariacarla Boscono.

  3. Bought this washed silk Equipment shirt on sale at Net-A-Porter. And it's so super soft, I just want to wear it around the house all day & roll around in it.

  4. Same goes for the white H&M blouse. Love the way it falls, especially.

  5. Super excited to read Tonne Goodman's interview with Industrie & what's not to love about tennis sweaters and knit polos as worn by the Seven Sisters back in the day.

27 July, 2014

what i watched this week

  1. City Ballet
  2. Mademoiselle C
  3. What's It Really Like To Be A Model? | Vogue Festival 2014
  4. Karlie Kloss: A Day With Nike
  5. Grace of Monaco
  6. Ballet Beautiful with Mary Helen Bowers for Net-A-Porter: x | x | x | x | x
  7. Amour & turbulences (Adorable!)

mademoiselle c - part ii