Friday, 27 April 2012

Rain Rain Go Away!

It has not stopped - incessant, deluge - and my constant "oh but we need it" echoing forth through the land is quite frankly wearing thin.  And of course, when the weather poses sartorial conundrums, i muse forth...  I dont want to wear black shoes, i want to wear my new spring colours, they do not go with black shoes but i do not have any rain proof other than black shoes - see, fashion conundrum, and then i remembered these really, really old brown dries booties - a tad cowboy-ish, rather long in the length - but retro and i think somewhat cool ( i am not sure i am not beyond cool ) however i am clinging to a vestige. Then i remembered my decade odd old Choo handbag and it all kind of worked with my new, very new, fashion and frank jacket and mint ( i know, i know - trend driven or what) fashion and frank blouse, add my blush miu miu cardi, ubiquitous hat and i think i can brave the weather tomorrow for a day of much needed rest and recouperation - in my case - shopping!  Have a good one xx


These Jeans are fab but i never get jeans that fit me straight away so i took them to Colpani and now they are absolutely perfect - i am now doing this with all my jeans that i buy that are good and never stay that way instead of re-buying i tailor - it is saving me a fortune and it is the way to get that ever so elusive perfect jean.


Kept chopping off either my feet or head but i think you get the idea of the boot ...






I love the way the jacket picks up my eyes really well - and you can really see it in this pic - gorgeous fabric - Joels again.

Blouse Fashion and Frank, Jacket Fashion and Frank, Cardigan Miu Miu, Belt Chloe, 
Jeans Current Elliot, Bag Jimmy Choo, Hat Borsolino, Boots Dries Van Noten


71 comments:

  1. oh what a fabulous blue blazer and of course i love the hat too! hey and i´m sure from now on you only will have sunshine days;)
    love and kiss,mary

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  2. you nailed it in the last two shots.

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  3. Those are beautiful colors on you. I wish the weather would stop being so horrid here too!

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  4. whoever makes and tailors your clothes does a phenomenal job! you look amazing and very veruschka as always!

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    1. Yes! And what an accolade.

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    2. Oh and what an accolade - i adore Veruschka!! xx

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  5. in love with this look! the blazer is so gorgeous!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  6. The jacket is so utterly stunning, what a colour, and your hair is incredible it is so thick and lush!
    I really love the cut of the lapel.

    And this weather - ooh!

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    1. Ooh and ooh again - the cut is amazing - i def have Jackie to thank for that x

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  7. I like the combination
    Accessories beautiful! ..)
    amazing.)
    хх

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  8. Great pictures! You eyes look gorgeous!
    xx
    mariale

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  9. Fabulous look. If they were making a 21st century westerrn, you'd be the star in it. Totally cool, and the mix of dfferent blues is just gorgeous! Go Fashion and Frank team!

    Have a fab weekend!

    Red

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  10. we are getting cold rainy weather here too, blech!

    You always create the best outfits F & F, love that blazer.

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  11. I've always thought jeans could not be successfully altered until now...
    you've got a clever tailor!

    We have had lots of rain but just when I think I can't stand it anymore the sun peeks through.

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    1. Atelier Colpani in London - people mail from the US - they are that good! xx

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  12. Love this look!
    So edgy, yet classy.


    Xo,
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  13. You look amazing...have a blessed day!

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  14. I love that blue cardigan! You look amazing! I haven't stopped by your blog in such a long time, but have definitely missed your lovely posts. <3

    xoxo
    Meera

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  15. Love that blazer, especially the color! Stunning outfit!

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  16. This is really fantastic outfit! You look beautiful! ;)


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  17. It is amazing how much tailoring something can completely change how you feel in it. I absolutely love your blazer and hat!

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  18. Love your blouse and jacket Claire, the colors are just stunning! I like what you say about tailoring the jeans--I get all my trousers tailored, especially everything J Crew--nothing there fits me until it's tweaked.

    xo Mary Jo

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    1. It is all in the tweaking Mary Jo - a good tailor is worth there weight in gold x

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  19. Another beautiful post. The last shot of you is absolutely spectacular and yes the blue is so beautiful with you eyes.

    Thanks for sharing

    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks Helen - the great thing about DIY-ing my clothes has been finding fabrics that work for me - not so easy normally xx

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  20. This outfit looks fantastic.
    I agree with everything Prêt à Porter P said. I am truly in love with your blazer, the colour, the design, the cut, the buttons. I want one of my own! :)

    Oh, and you have lovely eyes!

    xx
    BB

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    1. It is mine and my tailor, Jackie Palmer's, new favourite - we have had a few - i will pass on your compliments - thank you x

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  21. Gorgeous shots as always Claire. I love the last one and that beautiful blazer. -xo

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  22. Thank you all for your very lovely comments - always much appreciated xx

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  23. oh my gosh you are so resourceful - more F&F clothing that I want! LOVE that blue blazer - your tailoring skills are perfection.

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  24. That jacket is awesome - you are so clever. The sharp and sassy lines reminds me of my Smythson one, which is classic. Also love how you've worn it with the minty green and dusky pink...

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  25. Driving through from northern Kwazulu Natal, sitting in the back of the car en route to Durban airport for our flight back to Cape Town, Hannah and I were looking at the blog on her i-pad - she was much impressed by my beautiful daughter! Just checking it out again and I love the blazer. The jacket is a perfect cut and the colour combination of the blouse, cardi and jacket work so well. Nyanzi's comment that the last two photo's are the best is correct, especially the last one. Luv, Mum xx

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  26. Claire, you look stunning as usual and I really like the new F&F pieces (especially the light blue jacket)! The mix of colour is perfect and I love a good tomboy look. Actually your outfit made me think about one of those great 70s movies...you channel the vintage vibe so well! I completely understand how you feel about the weather: in Brussels we had (maybe) 5 days of sun in the last month, but looks like spring is finally arriving...Have a nice day, Caterina

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    1. I love the 70's and vintage Caterina - i am really allergic to perfume so vintage has been a no-no for me to date so chanelling it through my own designs has been a great joy - a good day to you too Caterina xx

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  27. Oh no I'm so sorry to hear about the weather Claire! At least I see you are making the most of it and looking wonderful with your hat!

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  28. Loving your own personal collection. Great pieces Claire. And yes the blue is great with your eyes.Ah yes and the wonderful Colpani. Just picked up from there myself today.
    I feel the same about the rain need it but go away all at the same time. Xxxx

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    1. I am so glad you are using Colpani Dvora - they are brilliant - my clothes are increasingly F&F and 'perfected by Colpani' - it really is all in the fit - have a very good week xx

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  29. This outfit is so you.......
    The last photo is the best photo I have ever seen of you, it show's a lot of your true self or shall I say, authentic self....
    You noted that the shirt and jacket are "Fashion and Frank" does that mean you have a clothing line or that you have cloths made for you??

    xo
    m

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    1. Hey M - yes i am having clothes made - i am working with a fab tailor, Jackie Palmer x

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  30. The last shot is fab! The blazer is just perfect! I am not only loving the look, but also admiring you for getting out there, rain or shine, in spring cobalt blues and mints. Even looking at those shades makes me happy - I feel pretty tired of browns now, never thought I'd have to wear boots and coats in May...

    Have a wonderful weekend, darling! Big hug and kisses to Frankie!
    xxx

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    1. And you and Oscar Natalia - and yes we are all so fed up with the weather xxx

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  31. I'm in love with your jacket. My favorite is the 1 button blazer - exactly like yours. The fit and construction are exquisite. I've always stuck to neutral colored tones but after seeing yours, I think it's time I should expand my horizon.

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  32. I have to say, even if I'm repeating myself, it's so good to return to your blog and see someone with real good taste and eye for style! Your F&F pieces are wonderful and I like how you styled them with your boyfriend jeans. Have a great weekend, hopefully with less rain.

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  33. Beautiful blazer!!! I like these color!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  34. that jacket has the most gorgeous color ever, love the fact that it is pretty light! gorgeous with the boyfriend jeans. i think that is just a divine combination.

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  35. Of course the first thing I notices was how your eyes match the colour of the blazer. Details, details. :) Give me a pair of distressed jeans and a blazer and I am very happy, this look is timeless. A style staple and you are so good at that, Claire. :)
    Ada

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  36. You look so classy and kind of like a Victoria's secret model! Youre hair is voluminous and simply lovely!
    :)

    http://60smodfox.blogspot.com/

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  37. AMAZING!!!I love it!!!
    I follow you with the bloglovin!! :)


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    xoxo

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  38. I know how you feel about the rain, seriously I am so fed up of it too! I love your CE Jeans! Really pretty! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  39. Awesome blue jacket!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  40. Gorgeous color combination! Love how your blue jacket matches your eyes!
    In Spain is also raining... :(
    xoxo
    MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES

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  41. I loove this outfit! That blue is incredible on you. You look like a Ralph Lauren model

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  43. You have vanished again. Hope all is well over there. Xxxx

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    1. That is so sweet Dvora - been in Italy for 10 days - back now and will be posting soon xx

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  44. Ah, blue brings out the shine in your pretty eyes. Adore this ensemble and that happy hat;-)

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  45. I am in love with your hat!
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  46. I love the vibrancy of the blazer, it looks great on you!

    www.theionfashion.com

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  47. Dear Claire, I can imagine that you are very busy at work, but just wanted to leave you a quick message to wish you happy sunny days (finally!) and hope to see a new post soon!

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  48. hope the rain has subsided, miss your fashionable looks - come back!

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  49. Always gorgeous eve if this post is one month old????????
    Where are you?? I am missing you and Frankie so much!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
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  50. you are such a fashionista! love all your looks...p.s. that hat looks amazing with those jeans and blazer! :)

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  51. you got great style! and a great dog ;)
    D.

    (Moleskine giveaway!)

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  52. I like the mixing of the different tops!!!

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