Miss Lala Takes Thé À La Crème With Nancy

As the Spring/Summer 2014 shows and press days gather pace in the fashion capitals du monde, my enforced exile in the most isolated of English country homes’ continues. There is,of course, the odd advantage to not dashing around divinely smoky, dirty cities in pursuit of la latest mode. Like having le temps to waft about a large drawing room, dressed head to toe en crème (far too impractical a colour palette for subway, tube or taxi) ,drinking afternoon tea from vintage china cups and re reading the entire fictional works of Nancy Mitford. Oui, fashion metropolis bubble, I miss you très, très beaucoup, but as Nancy aptly said,

“ Life is sometimes sad and often dull, but there are currents in the cake and here is one of them”

Wearing; a vintage 1940s American dress, gold three strap shoes by Vivienne Westwood, cream beret by Agnes B, gold charm bangle by Annina Vogel, my grandmothers gold 1950’s charm bracelet and Cocktail Time ring by Jessica De Lotz


Miss Lala Goes Mad On A Mountfield!

Finding myself banished to the English countryside once more,I decided to take the new Mountfield mower for a spin. Afterall, Mad Men’s Lois seemed to have so much fun on a mini John Deere…….until she lost control and sliced off a man’s foot that is!

What should a femme glameureuse wear for gardening chores? Well I have long found that anything which can be accomplished in a Barbour jacket and Hunter wellies [Quelle horreur!], can just as easily be accomplished in five layers of tulle and vintage heels!

Wearing: Tulle and silk underskirt by Ashish, Stripe tee by Noerregaard, Vintage 1960’s moc snake shoes and vintage 1980’s black straw hat.