Monday, 5 March 2012

OMG its been a while!

Even my mum has been bemoaning my lack of blogging - why - i am not sure but at least i have one fan!  I have had the most full on Jan/Feb with work, but it is calming down - at least for a week or two and we have produced some fabulous results so it was worth it.  When it is mad like that i have to manage my priorities and they are my man, my mates and my work so something had to suffer and it was my blog - i have been keeping up with all of your fab sites but not often had time to comment - so if you havent seen me for a while i was there - virtually!

I thought i would come back with what i wore on Saturday - as i have forgotten most of what has come before - it was a bit of self portraiture which is not my fave but i have an amazing Fashion and Frank outfit to share with you which mr has to capture this weekend - it is ammmmaaazing.  In the meantime i will share this little vignette which a lovely young girl told me she loved and that i reminded her of SJP in it - i told the man as i was extremely flattered - he felt it not a compliment - and therein i think lies the difference between man and woman - have a very fab week xxx


Who is peeping behind Mummy - sulky boy 


Saturday was a pretty fab day - meet my new handbag


What a gorgeous day - i think winter sun is my favourite kind


The skirt is one of my own - i think one of the hardest things to find is the perfect basic in a really really good cloth - so to that end i am designing a range of basics for myself in cashmeres and silks - this is my classic A-line front pleat in a Lora Piano Grey Cashmere - i wore it in the car for nearly 4 hours and all it needed was a light steam - that is a successful piece to my mind - that and that it fits and flatters


Cardi Balenciaga, Boots Celine, Bag LV, Belt Gucci, Blouse Equipment, Lanvin Scarf, Fashion and Frank Basic Skirt, Coat Moschino Cheap and Chic, Hat Borsolino



57 comments:

  1. You look stunning there, a swirl of caramel goodness! I really love the skirt, you are right it is so hard to find good basics.
    I'm also pining for that wooden barn - it could be in Montana.

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    1. Thanks Tabitha - as for that barn - it was the barn richard and claire built - you wouldnt believe the amount of thought and research that went into that cladding and you wouldnt believe what it was covering - one day i might share with you the epic tale of this house - the good news we love it (now) xx

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  2. So happy to see you back! :D Try to stay around for a while - really missed your wonderful post! xxx

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    1. Natalia thanks so much - missed you too xx

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  3. I dont know that I've ever seen SJP look so chic! Usually she comes off looking like a bag lady.

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    1. I guess you are in my mans camp - then again i think she was prob referring to her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw - or indeed i took it as so!! x

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  4. I have missed your posts as I too am a fan.
    Love the skirt and the way you've put this look all together.

    I'd like to see a close up on your new bag...

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    1. thats very sweet hostess and i will crop into a pic for you x

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  5. Well moaning mummy is happy now!! You look fantastic and the weather too looked amazing. Love the neutral colour combination. The skirt is great fits beautifully. Now off to cook supper!! Lorra luv, M xx

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    1. I am so pleased - enjoy your dinner! xx

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  6. Your outfit is gorgeous. I love the scarf and boots!

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  7. Great photos! You look gorgeous =)

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  8. Glad to see you back! Great outfit - I agree, it is so hard to find skirts which fit well.

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  9. great outfit, lovely pics and location dear!

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  10. very beautiful photos .. looks amazing

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  11. hooray, so happy to have you back - and what a fabulous entrance you have made! love the gold heels and sulky Frank <3

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  12. well well well, look who it is...

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  13. Claire, I've missed you and your fabulous looks! You enchant us again with another personal creation. xo
    Ada

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Ada, yes i have missed posting them - should be able to keep up at least a post a week now x

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  14. WOW, it's really been a LONG time but good to have you back :) looking gorgeous as always :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  15. Claire, I'm so glad you are back! And - I had no doubts about it... - you did it in style! The beautiful coat is perfect to channel the trend we saw on the FW catwalk and I like the way your are sporting it in the first two pictures (just like Phoebe Philo!). The skirt has a great design and fabric, and I look forward to the day you start producing your line...I would also take the SJP reference as a compliment but Mr. NJAPD certainly not, so, as you said, it's a man issue.

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    1. It so is a man thing - i want to be Carrie - i would live and die in her wardrobe - Mr likes Charlotte - seriously - how bloody bland! xx

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  16. You look fabulous, the coat is gorgeous <3
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  17. ah LV, always fabulous to have a new LV! it is classic and i love the color, not too white, not too beige! just perfect for spring

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    1. its kind of greige! and i think it should be pretty useful - my first ever - lets hope it doesnt become a habit x

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  18. Just discovered your site. It's great!! Hope you'll keep on blogging v regularly so I can follow everything ;) Btw, totally agree that sometimes it is so hard to find basic pieces that are right for you.. mades me wanna try DIY too. Probably this summer, when I get more time! If I do so might need your tips! ;)


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    1. Only one - get a really good tailor and a fab fabric shop - often easier said than done - and then it is all up to you - you will have so much fun x

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  19. Claire, I have been missing you! Glad for an update, thank you, and hope things will be settling down for you soon. I am completely in love with your cashmere skirt, you are brilliant to create your own quality clothing like this. Love! xx

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    1. Thanks Kellina - it is such fun doing it and you get exactly what you want and it fits - i normally buy and tailor but i have nervous moments when it is really expensive thinking ooh god what if they mess it up! luckily i have an excellent tailor x

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  20. Nice look dear! love your boots

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  21. That has been a looooong while Claire! I have been missing you and Frankie a lot!! But I see that you are doing fabulously well!! I am loving that last picture!! You look like a super model!!!
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  22. Aaah francesca i have missed you too - promise will be back once a week now and thank you very kind i wish i did x

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  23. I've been wondering where you were so I'm glad your mum complained ;-)
    Your new bag is simply too pretty!

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  24. So happy to have you back! You do look similar to SJP here! It's true!

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  25. I have missed your lovely blog Claire, I keep coming back, so glad that you are back dear. Adore those boots! -xx

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  26. You always look amazing and I love cashmere also, hey, look into Stewart and Brown, a company out of Ventura, CA, they are the one of the original organic clothing companies here and they do really wonderful cashmere sweaters each season... let me know what you think, I wear there basics and cashmere a lot.. Say hello to your dear Frank, and I love, love, love that house and the gardens.....

    xoxo
    m

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  27. Your DIY pictures are great. What a wonderful place you live in. Great own design skirt too. Thank you for your support over my busy few weeks. Xxxx

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    1. Thanks so much Dvora - i am such a fan of your work - i am glad you think they are good - not easy taking a pic of yourself - feels a bit lame - no-one to interact with - had frankie about so that helped! x

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  28. Thank you to everyone i have missed you and although it may not be that often i will def be back every week xx

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  29. Oh, you're back! How wonderful, I missed your classy outfits!xx

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  30. Lovely outfit!

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  31. I can sort of see the SJP thing, but you look far more chic! So nice to see you and Frank again.

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  32. Lots to love in these. It's def been a while Claire xx from Soleil

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  33. you look stunning! i love everything in this outfit:)
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  34. You have a wonderful home and you look amazing!

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  35. oh i really missed that stylish lady and her amazing dog here in bloggingworld ;) but now i´m so glad you´re back and gorgous as always with that hat and bag...and wow that 4th picture looks like an magazin shot!
    love and kiss,mary

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  36. Love your new bag, it is fabulous! Your skirt is the winning piece as well. And "Hello" to Mr. Frank:-)
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  37. Gorgeous outfit, I love all the colors and textures! Haha loved reading the post too :) There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!
    xoxo, Veena

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  38. Love love love your outfit, you look so stylish {and agree with your man, you're even prettier than sjp}! Have missed you!!!

    xo mary jo

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  39. Welcome bag! You look fab as usual. Love the new bag.

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  40. Wonderful style! Love it!
    I'm your new follower:D
    Kisses

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  41. The gold heel of your Celine boots is the perfect touch! It's absolutely stunning!!

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