When ELLE Japan got in touch, they asked for two AW11 outfit photos – (good thing it was only two, as I think that’s about all I’ve got planned for AW so far.) Anyway, they ran one, & this was the one that was left over.
If you’ve read LLG this summer, then you’ll recognise the blue wool mini shift as the Whistles one I wore in the rain to the Veuve Polo Gold Cup. It’s perfect for the upcoming Mod trend, as per Burberry etc. (It’s on the Whistles site here.) Also: my new patent eyebag and double chin hiding hair-over-face pose for the over-thirties…
With it I am wearing a par of bright pink suede By Larin court shoes. The USP of many of their styles is that they come with click and twist magnetic removable bows, knots and embellishments. (If you are a child of the 80s, then this will all be very familiar to you. I remember my mother having all manner of clip on bows to add to her shoes. The clip ons used to fall off at the most inopportune moments, so the magnetic idea is much more sensible.)
I was given these at the press day for By Larin, where I got to choose both the colour and the embellishments for the toes. I picked these gold metal bows and some pretty pink suede knots. I’m so over stripper shoes, platforms and clunky shoes that I endlessly trip in. These mid-height courts (pumps to my lovely American readers) are just the trick. I also like that they are all priced around the £150 mark – refreshing in the day of the £800 shoe.