So what’s new? Well, a lot it seems. Over the past 6 weeks or so I have bought shoes, tops, dresses, skirts, shirts, trousers, jackets and a handbag. Needless to say I have returned quite a few of the items and bought different shoes, tops, skirts …aah, anyway, you get the gist. I’m very picky about what I buy and can’t bear to think of spending money on something that will just sit idle in my wardrobe!
These new purchases were all a result of my No Jeans to Work Week and realising that, though I love black and grey, I needed to spice things up a bit!
But hang on, before you get excited because you think I’ve gone and bought a plethora of rainbow coloured clothes, I haven’t! It just means I’ve spiced up my grey and black a bit. Old dog, new tricks and all that. I also had a MASSIVE clear out of clothes that I’d not worn for ages and that were the wrong colour, i.e. not of the ‘winter’ persuasion, so I had space in my wardrobe to fill with new stuff. “Hoorah” said my wardrobe; “boo” said my bank balance!
I started by laying out all the new things I’d bought and realised that I wouldn’t be able to model and talk about them all in one post, so I will show some of them now and some another time.
When I was choosing what to show you, I was getting an Audrey Hepburn vibe and in true serendipitous fashion (which happens to me a lot), when I next powered up my laptop, Google’s logo was celebrating what would have been Audrey’s 85th birthday (4th May). And so I saw that as a sign that this blog should be dedicated to her; the work she did for UNICEF, her talent, beauty and of course her style.
All costume changes were done in the front of my car, which as you can imagine (though maybe you shouldn’t) was a bit of a giggle! I also had to be timely with my stripping off because of nearby residents and passers-by and I’m just really hoping that one resident heard Phil correctly when he told him I was a blogger!
Anyway, enough of the waffle – here are the pictures.
So, did Audrey ever wear a biker jacket? I asked her friends at Google. This is the result.
Having gone through all the wonderful pictures that Mr.B took, it became clear that, sadly, red lipstick and a pair of dark glasses does not an Audrey lookey-likey make - but being photographed running about in the sun, I felt pretty as a picture and 10 years younger. This, given that Audrey was in her 30’s when she filmed Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was a fitting age to feel. And it felt sooo good!
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed my homage to Audrey and I’ll now leave you with a couple of her quotes
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other” and “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”.
Thank you to everyone who reads my blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying it as much as I love writing it. And of course a BIG thank you to Mr. B the photographer - good job Mister!
Next time...I will be showing you some new shoes and maybe some jewels and maybe something else that I haven't decided on yet…exciting or what?! And for those that I’m not connected with on Facebook, I just wanted to share some happy news with you. I submitted an article to the publication team of St. Albans Fashion Week and had a reply last week saying that they liked it and that I’m now part of the SAFW Editorial team and will be published in SAFW magazine – *excited gasp for air!*