Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Wider Strides ...

Firstly, the thing in my hand, a self remote camera thingee that takes your pic, secondly - its cold and windy, my jetty is slippy, visions of husband finding mad fashion wife floating face down in the pond in Prada shoes.  Slightly less dramatic thought, but a fashion disaaaaster no less (for my Brit readers - channel Craig Revel Horwood), the insurance claim for said Prada should i make it out of the pond, i was taking my picture, middle of winter blah blah, hmmmm...  Le Frank was at work, where i should have been although i might add he is a lot less productive once there, pretty much breaking wind and snoring - Frank that is and definitely not Le Fashion.

I have been busy, busy, busy it is the busiest time of year at work and socially and i just dont get five so if i have not got back to you, your comments and wonderful posts - please accept my apologies and note that i certainly will in the New Year.

Now as to one of my little new enterprises, not for profit, ooh i hear Mr wincing at the words, i have been designing and working with a wonderful tailor who i will tell you all the more about soon - the result - the first of the three i have back - my uber wide, uber Annie Hall trousers.

Those of you that know me well will know that my Celine Wedges rarely leave my feet so i wanted to utilise in Winter too with a pair of socks and therein lay my inspiration.  I love the trousers so much and they work so well with the Celines but for today i wanted to give my new Pradas a bit of an outing - a dry outing that is.  To follow later in the week how my new trsrs rescued a coat i never ever wear .... Have a good one my fellow fashion loving friends xx






Not the greatest pic - ignore me its all in the detials - and a glimpse of those shoes ...


I told you wide, wide, wide ....

Trousers - all me, blouse Hamilton Paris (summer sale Matches), Shoes recent Prada, Cardi Balenciaga, Sunnies - yes those Miu Mius - esp for you Ada - spotted Saturday, purchased Saturday, belt Gucci, Bag Marc Jacobs sale bargain summer Matches xx

45 comments:

  1. Those are wonderful trousers that really suit you! Love the sunglasses too

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  2. oh i love this trousers on you, looks really gorgous on you because you have the right figure! and i´m so glad too when christmas time and all the stress is over.
    love and kiss,mary

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  3. The weather is terrifying just now, stay indoors!
    How tall are you? You are a leggy goddess in those trousers!

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  4. Oh I love the trousers very much! They remind me of a pair I made once (with a help of my tailor) out of my dad's trousers. And before it sounds all totally wrong, the named trousers were made of a wonderful fabric, grey with pintstipe and had no use as nature intended, plus provided tons of material to work with. And I "borrowed" dad's vest made of the same fabric, too. I absolutely love your design, Claire, and can't wait to see more and hear the story about your tailor. xxx

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  5. Annie Hall and Kate Hepburn both popped into my head when I spied these gorgeous trousers on you.
    It looks much warmer on your side of the pond, it's frosty and cold here.

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  6. Tabs and therein lies the joy of uber wide strides - i am not short - 169 so nearly 5'7" (nearly) but i have so many uber tall friends 5'10" and over i feel a little midgety - crazy i know and rather annoying to my also shorter friends ... but put on the uber wide strides with the extra 5" of those uber wedges and hey you are just nearly 6" just were i want to be !! xx

    Natalia - it sounds wonderful - there is nothing better than borrowed from the boys esp when it has been tailored to fit - would love to see it one day xx

    Mary Lou - made to measure - nothing quite like it and yes it will be good to breathe again xx

    Thanks Andrea x

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  7. You know what you are so right Hostess and i love Katherine Hepburn - what a style icon - i must have been channelling her from my inner fashion depths - it is very mild - wierdly so xx

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  8. Those trousers are amazing! And I love your top as well :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  9. You look fabulous as usual but even more beautiful with the scarf and new shades.

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  10. Amazing trousers!! You look fabulous!!

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  11. you look absolutely gorgeous in these photos :) Those pants are beyond amazing :)
    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  12. Such a cute blog so thought i'd follow

    beautiful trousers. they are so flattering on you

    we are two up and coming designers and we would love it if you could return the favour and support us.
    (we're only just getting started)

    www.earthvsair.co.uk
    Thanks a million xxx

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  13. Lovely outfit, you look beautiful!
    I have a giveaway this week, hope you will join in on the fun!

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  14. ok I am in love with those pants and I am definitely sure that you did a tremendous job with them. So I want them too, whenever they'll be available. Or you can send me yours meanwhile....

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  15. Those trousers are beyond amazing! Great work!

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  16. Those trousers are very attractive looking. A wider stride indeed;-)

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  17. Those look fabulous on you, and congratulations on the remote. Fun, isn't it?

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  18. You look amazing. Love how you styled the wide leg pants with a feminine top and a cardi. The scarf adds a nice color pop.

    www.justpatience.com

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  19. Thanks Patience it is actually part of the blouse a pussy bow xx

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  20. Fantastic strides and love them so wide! You look so different with hair down, couldn't tell it was you.

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  21. can just say how chic you look - people will take you for a fashion editor not to mention those trousers are insane!

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  22. these pants...this outfit...AMAZING!

    xo chanel
    http://bywayofney.blogspot.com

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  23. hello again, first, that remote... genius... i need that
    second... those trousers... genius... love love love them... you should make lots of them for sale... i'll buy them
    xx
    mariale

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  24. Oh Mariale you are so sweet thanks so much xx

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  25. Wow! It's hard to describe in words how AMAZING & CHIC YOU LOOK! Those trousers are fabulous and timeless piece. Well done!

    xoxo Ra

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  26. What a fabulous outfit, those trousers are amazing and I love the colour combination!

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  27. Love the trousers Claire, the whole outfit but especially the bright touch in the scarf. Great outfit - didn't see much of the shoes though!!! Glad you had a sunny day for the photo - here in Cape Town it is raining heavily!!! Lorra luv, M xx

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  28. The introductory part of your post is hilarious! Claire, I'm sure that you would look stylish even in a 'pond situation'...Those trousers are amazing! You said Annie Hall and I would say very Chloe! If you ever start your own line, just let me know...I have lunches/dinners almost every day...so let's enjoy the celebrations!

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  29. PS: Thank you for your help with the Burberry question. Next time I'm in London I'll try to practice sweet smiles and bambi eyes...but you are right about their price tags, so let's see what other fashion collections will propose us...

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  30. I adore your outfit. It's goregous and classy!
    Just had to follow. would be nice if you followed back :)
    I would love for you to take a look and my blog and told me what you think.
    styleblendblog

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  31. I love this look - these trousers are fab and I also wear wedges with plazo and flares because if I don't my pants ends tend to trail along the ground - great post !

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

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  32. Fabulouse styling and those pants are just to die for! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog:)
    Great styling and blog!

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  33. Hello darling! About those shoes in today's post... They are Bottega (and so is the rest of the outfit - not sure about the hat) and yes, I would love to have a pair too (and they are so very you thinking of your love for Celines...) I saw them on sale a few months ago for a very VERY good price and didn't get... Still kicking myself. :(

    P.S. Oscar sends his love and hello. :)

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  34. Very very chic trousers and styling! In Germany we call them "Marlene" trousers, after Marlene Dietrich who loved wearing these style pants. Keep up with the lovely outfit posts, there is only about a handful I enjoy and that are really authentic, and you are definitely one of them, as I may say so.

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  35. did I say outfit posts? I meant personal style blogs of course ;)

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  36. Claire, the trousers are so elegant, so stylish, so you! If only you knew how much I love them, especially that they're your own design. I'm dreaming of a pair like that one, oh, I fall for the masculine inspired clothing every single time. Is there anything with a greater power of attraction? Gorgeous shades too. :)
    Ada

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  37. gorgeous look! so 70's! the best part is the combination of the jeans and that little belt! people underestimate the power of a belt

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  38. Fantastic look!!! And I love those pants - they are amazing! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

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  39. You look stunning Claire! I think is my favorite outfit of yours yet, well at least one of them. Good job on the pants, they look wonderfully luxurious--very cool! Was it Henry Rose you are working with? Can't wait to find out!

    xo Mary Jo

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  40. Great styling as always. Love the shirt cuff and cardy combo and those trousers are marvelous. Love this collaboration with you and your tailor. I have to say though that very wide trousers scare me, every since I caught my feet in the hem and ended up on very heavily on my knees. Not a good look and very scary as I was carrying camera and folio at the time so carrying heavier weight too. Ooouch in a big way. So be careful. Xxxx

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  41. Thanks for the headsup Dvora - i have an absolute terror of falling after cracking a disc in my spine a couple of years back - the pain - so i will be very very careful xx

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  42. Mary Jo - no it is a lady and a very good one at that xx

    Fab comments all - thank you xx

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