Whilst digesting last month’s 618-page issue of Vogue, I compiled a list of fantastic items I thought would look lovely in any fashionista’s wardrobe, but most especially mine. Some are arguably more attainable than others (see: Swarovski crystal helmet), but what’s so fantastic about things within arm’s reach anyway?
These beige spiky beauties appeal to the rebel in me, without going full-out Sam Edelman Lorissa pump style. The small heel and neutral palette quip, “I’m a respectable lady,” while the metallic studs say, “but if I kicked you, it would hurt.” Being kicked by anyone would probably hurt, but the difference is in this heel’s unassuming demeanor. It’s tough without getting all up in your face about it. Subtle.
2. Swarovski crystal helmet from their Candice Swanepoel campaigns.
Need I really say more? Who wouldn’t want crystals surrounding their head wherever they went? It’s a shimmering helmet reflecting and scattering light about you like a divine halo sent form the Heavens. Or a confirmed Goddess of fashion. Either way, you’ll be turning heads. Sure, some may be averting their eyes out of respect while others are simply blinded but the light – quite possibly resenting you for your incapacitating headgear. But life’s hard. And that’s why you need a helmet.
3. Rag & Bone Monaco Jacket.
If Kate Moss wearing this lime ‘n leather garment in the Rag & Bone ad isn’t enough to make you want to slide it off the hanger, then congrats to you! You’re not as materialistic as
me most. But even so, check out that cracked leather and hefty lapel. This ain’t your average moto jacket. You may not bear the badge of Hell’s Angels, but you’ll still exchange knowing looks with members of the fashion police, which is a much smaller, snootier and elitist circle of society. And with that membership card, you’re the law around these parts.
4. Saint Laurent classic fedora.
Now, I firmly believe that the resurgence of fedoras in recent popular culture (past 10 years) can be traced back to the sassy solo debut of Justin Timberlake. (Remember his obsession with the MJ throwback hat? That fashionisto wouldn’t be caught without it! I’m serious: Google “Justin Timberlake fedora.” This cool cat wasn’t fooling around.) Anyway, this interpretation of the beloved hat is much more glamorous and offers both style and sun protection, while channeling the much more classic sound stylings of the equally fedorable Stevie Nicks.
5. Mulberry mint tweed coat.
Calling all flower children! This minty-fresh coat from British fashion line Mulberry is one part vintage, one part mod, and all parts wonderful. Prim and proper but with a playful set of flower fastenings, this coat produces a witty mash-up of whimsicality that Betty Draper would be proud of.
I’m not hinting at anything here, but my birthday may or may not be happening in less than three weeks. (Hint: It certainly is happening). So celebrate with me! By celebrating the wonderful pieces of fashion that keep these posts coming to you week after week.