t.b.a

Velvet Dungarees

So my dungaree collection is ever expanding and when I saw these beauties in Oxfam Notting Hill I knew they had to be mine. It also helped that they were half price, made of velvet and in my size. Meant to be?

Hat - boyfriends, Shirt - T.B.A, Dungarees - Gap Kids from Oxfam.

New mun faceclaim courtesy of those who roleplay / watch my Xerxes account. Guess it’d get a bit confusing if I continued using his face here, ahue. Nommin on some food to recover from PH ache, then I’ll hop to the angsty thrill that is replies. –Because Siomun is the devil and has be on a rope between embarrassed Jack fluff and heart-ripping angst.

// Going to go scribble a bit~ But uhm, would anyone line a thread or to plot when I return? I’m kinda craving some throwback, possibly a few days/weeks after Break got thrown out of the Abyss. Although any timeline is fine for me in the end~

I adore t.b.a s/s11

I have just been lucky enough to grab a sneak-preview of t.b.a’s collection for Spring Summer 2011, officially launching in February. Unfortunately I cannot put any photos up until these beautiful clothes are in shops, so for now, you’ll have to settle for just a description, and my stab at recreating their colour palette below. Rest assured, as always with t.b.a, the name says it all.

Their continually-delightful collars, fabrics and prints are back again for another year in a muted palette of mint green, pale yellow and nude tones, with highlights of rich navy blue. Like their last collection, there are also a few prints that decorate the separates, this season the theme is a sunny swan lake; ballerinas and swans dance across the yellow silk backgrounds of the ‘Joy’ trousers, the beautiful voluminous 'Daisy’ skirt, the 70’s LA-esque 'Zoe’ jumpsuit and one of my favourite pieces, top of my wishlist, the 'Mira’ dress; a beautiful two-toned silk shift dress, made up predominately of the gorgeous print and a square panel across the chest and hem of slightly-sheer nude, faintly waffle-textured fabric.

The light blue ditsy print on both the 'juju’ jacket, 'sam’ tunic and 'viv’ dress is stunning, made up of the lightest silk, the juju jacket is another of my collection highlights and also a piece I am desperate for. It’s perfect for balmy summer evenings and teaming with white t-shirts and jeans or a beautiful white vintage dress.

the 'izzy’ top and 'tanga c’ shorts were the first two pieces I launched myself at when viewing the collection. I don’t ordinarily like certain colours, and green is a shade I never ever wear, but the pale minty-green silk on the 'tanga c’ shorts was amazing. There are characteristic t.b.a details in the arrow-ended pockets and covered buttons, and their cut is perfect. The matching 'izzy’ top has the same nude-coloured paneling elements that drew me to the 'Mira’ dress; but in this piece are slightly tiered, creating an almost art-deco feel.These two I am placing on order now!

Finally, the 'cibelle’ dress is a beautiful combination of delicate lace bib, peter-pan collar, bell sleeves and row after row of delicious pleats in a light apricot silk fabric. It’s girly but gorgeous, with a Kansas feeling to it.

The collection is once again light, delicate and feminine, and perfect for spring/summer of course. The collection as a whole has the ideal balance between luxe fabrics, soft and loose tailoring, elegant and delicate details and a beautiful colour palette.

T.b.a you’ve done it again. I adore you.

Fourth & Main//Karen Nicol

A few weeks back I went to the Fourth and Main party with my friend Sarah. We had a few beers then headed to Karen Nicol’s exhibition to co-incide with the launch of her new book, Embellished.

Which if you have any interest in looking at incredible embroideries or just like to be inspired is definitely worth getting. My friend Grace (also Karen’s daughter) was there looking super hot in a 60’s mini which I am totally jealous of.

The evening ended with me and Sarah eating take out pizza on a stoop near Goodge street. Glamourous.

(yellow tinted pictures due to me messing around with my camera unsuccessfully)

Wearing OU hat, T.B.A blazer, UO tee, vintage shorts, Russell and Bromley boots, vintage necklace and bag.