Monday, 3 June 2013

Bit of an Old Classic






It turns out Frankies mum is a bit of an old classic....Saturday afternoon, end a of a long shoppy Chelsea day sitting in the sun, glass of bubbly, me, Anna, Frankie and my man.  Two very naughty french bulldogs, nipping at passers by, barking non stop ... mmm ...  Well of course, somewhat predictably, as they leave they spot Frank and fly at him, snapping, growling, biting, now i know Frankie is of a good temperament but this is getting somewhat out of hand, one at the head and the other one distinctly aiming at the rear, Anna is aiming a couple of gentle kicks, Rich is trying to ward them off with a chair whilst holding onto Frankie but nothing is deterring this little pair.  And that is when it happened, it was Maggie arising from the dead, Barbara Walkies Woodhouse thrown in for good measure, up I stood and in the loudest, poshest, firmest (picture the 'lady is not for turning'), voice trilled " Stop that you naughty (big maggie emphasis on the naughty)dog" as i thrust my bottega tote between its yapping jaws and Frank's nether regions.  And you know what it did.  Just like that.




Now sartorially speaking of course I love a classic, i mean give me a classic trench, a good tote, a classic shoulder bag, silk scarf, cashmere shawl, stripey tee, silk blouse, lace dress.  Easy pieces that are classic and eternal, and, of course, the things about the classics are that they work, they are easy and one has to particularly love them when they come with a twist, be that styling or the garment itself.



Introducing my first Sadie Harris trench, Saville Row silk/linen cloth, horn buttons and buckle and a fairly classic design - no need for more when the fabric says it all.  Paired with a high waisted classic camel flare and a fitted waistcoat with again horn buttons.  Its easy, moves well, above all, flattering and they are pieces that incorporate easily into other outfits.  




And if you would like to see my current inspiration sources i am on pinterest and tumbler - pinning and tumbling?? like mad.

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Sadie Harris, 3 piece trouser/trench suit, Ferragamo Sandals, Chanel Bag, Chloe Sunglasses




53 comments:

  1. Beautiful trench, it looks so fluid rather than stiff and buttoned up.
    Your hair has me gasping here, it's so incredibly full, it's amazing.

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    1. The fabric has that louche quality that works really well slightly oversized but still retaining your shape. And thanks Tabitha it was a bit curly mad straight out of the rollers! xx

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  2. You're my hair twin!
    Sadie Harris 3 piece is excellent.
    What was your soundtrack? It has to be a 70's gem.

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    1. Oh yes i came over all charlie girl with a bit of saturday night fever thrown in for good measure! I would so love to chat hair - i never meet anyone with hair like mine - i have ordered some new special steam rollers from the US as the curl drops so quickly - will let you know how i go xx

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  3. Stunning colour combination and please do a post on hair and your secrets yours is truly beautiful!

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    1. i dont think mine is very mainstream - it is completely product and chemical free but you know what i have found the odd gem so maybe we should chat hair!

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  4. I think you should have let Frankie teach those french bulldogs some manners and show their breeding-i.e. surrender. Love the trench, 'do, & sunnies.

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    1. I know i was surprised they are a breed i favour, then again it was soo all in the owner - poor little sods had no chance, Frankie teaching manners - that would be a turnout - i have spent the last 4 odd years trying to teach him some!

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  5. Claire, those are such beautiful pieces and they embody your style. When you wrote 'classic and eternal', the word elegance came to my mind...and those are the kind of pieces I want to wear! Hope everything is well! Caterina PS: When and where are your creations going to be available? Keep us posted please...

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    1. thank you Caterina - elegant is such a lovely word and has such good connotations - a word i would love myself and my creations to be - so thank you. At present i am very much in the learning, growing stages, honing my pattern cutting and design skills but i will def keep you posted xx

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  6. The trench is so beautiful, Claire! And yes, it's classic with a twist. The best kind. I can not wait to see more of your collection. xo
    Ada

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    1. thank you so much Ada, lovely to hear from you x

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    1. Thank you natalia - high praise indeed x

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  8. Lovely trench (and hair! I agree with Tabitha about the fullness!) You've pinned some great ideas, I've repinned quite a few. So many great inspirations out there.

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    1. LR - let me know your pinning name - would love to share - glad you enjoy them xx

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  9. Gorgeous trench! And you look equally as gorgeous too! Love your witty words :)
    xo Mary Jo

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    1. thanks so much mary jo - lovely to hear from you xx

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  10. Everything about this look is just perfect. Xxx

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    1. thanks so much dvora - vogue ready?? xx

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  11. Totally Vogue ready. Thank you for your lovely comment. Hope to see you soon. Xxx

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    1. Definitely - off to italy for a couple of weeks but will so be in touch as soon as back xx

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  12. Wow glad to reacquaint yourself, dear friend! your look is fantastic!
    I love your style...always!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Oh Marcela so lovely to hear from you - a fab week to you xx

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  13. Nicely turned out. Adore the trench. Enjoy the holiday, too.xx

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    1. isnt it fab - cannot wait to be off - have a fab summer xx

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  14. Great, 70-ies inspired outfit! I like how you've manage to balance it: it has a bit of a retro feeling but it's not outdated. Great job!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks alexandra - i love the 70's but it has to be a touch of rather than costume x

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  15. Love this look!
    Wonderful trench!
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  16. Loving the bag! Gorgeous look x

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  17. Are you still off in Italy? Not even a postcard? Well, I do want to formally withdraw my nomination of Sophia Bush (based on her charming Passion Pit video) as one of your Sadie Harris ambassadors. I just heard her interviewed for the first time and she has maybe the most disappointing voice I've ever heard on a woman-my crush crashed. I'll be on the lookout for a better candidate. Hope to hear from you soon; best to Frankie.

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    1. Aah well you know the italian postal service....oh dear and with those moves - frankie (or should we say Franco) sends sunny salutations

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  19. right selection for right women!

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  20. So glad to see you back Claire ... wait are you back now or still on holiday ... anyway dear, marvellous trench and smashing style as always! Hope you are enjoying the summer, soon to be autumn season approaching. xx/Madison

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  21. Hope you had a wonderful time in Italy. I am still very close to the med until next week.Thank you for your lovely comments. D Xxxx

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  22. Thank You for your lovely comment re NYFW. Am amazed it is Paris already. I head there on Friday morning. Xxx

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  23. It's very amazing to visit this kind of fashion blog! :) By the way, maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC, Facebook?

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  24. Hey there dear :) maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC, Facebook?

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  25. Hello lovely. A lot of time has passed again. Hope you are well. In London anytime soon? Would love to catch up. Xx

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  26. Looking forward to catching up. Xxxx

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    1. Me too Dvora, it has been way too long xxx

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  27. Hello gorgeous! Merry Christmas, I have missed you toots! Ok Pinterest, will stalk you there.
    Hope all is well xx

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    1. Aah merry xmas to you too - need to get back in the proverbial saddle - have a fab one and c u in cyberspace xxx

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  30. Hope you are well and that 2014 is being good to you so far. I am enjoying the down times now as I get ready to face the clamour of Feb.
    I was nervous about the interview going live and wish I had asked to read it before it did. If I had I would have tightened it all up. At times she made me sound as if I was contradicting myself. Ah well the jos of being interviewed. Xx

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    1. Always the same with the press - enjoy the madness - v much looking forward to seeing your work and you when the fun is over! xxx

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