Today in our new Friday special WhoWoreWhat post- which will be a weekly treat from now on- we are bringing our dear readers a nice dose of Weather Envy. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Weather Envy occurs when it’s raining cats and dogs outside and you are stuck indoors looking at pictures of tanned celebs having Fun in the Sun.
It has rained all week in London, so compiling this Cannes-themed WhoWoreWhat post was an exercise in self-flagellation, and I loved every minute of it.
So without further a do, prepare to get well-jell at these dresses:
J-Law here has been behaving very badly this week. She allegedly cracked a ‘rape joke‘ at a party, and even though she thought she would not be overheard, those are NEVER okay. She has not confirmed it, or apologised, and it really is just gossip so far. I hope it isn’t true because I really really love this Dior she wore in Cannes last Saturday. It is simple, beautiful, and I love the Window to Narnia on her chest. Also, this hair length is great on her. Also I love her. Please Jen, don’t crack anymore rape jokes and let me continue admiring/loving you. Thanks, bubs.
There is something deeply incongruous about this headline, I know, but that is why I have been so keen to celebrate Goth Day this year; the image of the stereotypical gloomy, pale goth rocking out with a party hat on is simply to delightful to resist.
Of course I know that not all goths are gloomy and pale, and they they don’t all wear black, and they aren’t even a single homogenous bunch at all. Gothness has evolved and is now part of the mainstream- though I suspect a number of goths will despise me for saying that. But it’s true: their influence is everywhere, especially in fashion.
However, it might be a bit unlucky that Goth Day happens to have fallen right in the middle of Spring- a time of the year that no goth could swing a cat without hitting twee flowery dresses gingham prints.
So, like the helpful little angel that I am, I have decided to put together a few tips about how to make the most of Goth Day, in the spring.
DISCLAIMER: I do actually believe that it is possible to wear any of these items and look AMAZING. But equally, I believe the majority of us mortals will fail at that.
Every year when it starts turning really cold and the trees all go bald, we all compile a little list of items of clothing we will need to see us through the winter looking Cosy and Stylish.
Cosy and Stylish is one of the hardest adjective combinations to pull off when choosing an outfit because everything cosy is usually a bit lacking in the style department (think fuzzy socks and cashmere onesies) and our favourite stylish items can be rather impractical when braving the elements in the winter (think cropped angora jumper).
Truly Cosy and Stylish pieces- the rare items that can claim the two adjectives- also tend to be wallet-busting. A good winter coat or leather boots don’t come cheap, which is why it is of UTMOST importance to THINK BEFORE YOU BUY.
Every winter a number of ‘statement’ items make the rounds on fashion columns and blogs because, let’s face it, us fashion writers can’t peddle Black Peacoats and Sensible Shoes and expect to get any readers. But the majority of these “season must haves” are usually not practical, not useful, and, crucially, not affordable.
So, in the interest you keeping you, my darlings, warm, looking good and in full possession of your savings this winter, I have compiled a list of things you should AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE, when shopping for your winter gear this year.