3.1 philip lim
i am currently obsessed with all things lady related. my main aim of next week is to go and see Meryl Streep in the much anticipated Margaret Thatcher biopic. although at 25 i've been feeling like a lady of the old kind, i can safely say i don't remember the Iron Lady or her regime. However being little i felt the affects without realising. now i know opinion on Maggie is muchly divided, I do like her style and am looking forward to learning about her archaic reign in the biopic. you see i admire her greatly, she became top dog in a very male dominated world. and seeing as statistically i'll be retired before i earn equal to my male counterparts (and as the only female at my level at work i have found out i am one of the lowest paid!) i think she was pretty bloody cool. now i don't agree with some of her policies or her Tory leanings, i do agree with her unrelenting ambition and belief that she take on the men and take them down. and that she did! i love that she has been our only lady priminister and that she used this to make an impact. however i will not be taking my fashion influence from good old maggie. now don't get me wrong i love a blue suit and a pussybow but i will be modelling my new season look on a whole other lady...
now y'see i'm half jamaican, and therfore of ample bosom and even more ample bum. no matter how many squats, lunges and glute tightening exercises i do, my bum and shapely thghs just won't be slender and lithe. damn it they are toned but i'm no victoria's secret angel. even if i lived of air and cucumber i can't escape my Caribbean lineage. therfore i will be avoiding the twenties trend (sob! i love a drop waist) as well as the sports luxe Olympics imspired look (very sad i love this!)
alas i am in look, i can rock the fifties look that is huge and everywhere this season, even better due to my olive tones and brunette curls i can totally rock a pastel too. so for me i think i got the best deal. i can shimmy around in the lovely bitterly pale shades, lace and lashing of kooky leather. and this i will relish! for once i will be proud to flaunt my curves cos the fashion month has spoken...i'm in vogue baby!
therefore i will be mostly coveting... florals, high waists, midi skirts, peter pan collars, a-lines, shift dresses, 60s silhouettes, pastels, anything loose or floaty, boxy jackets, pearls, structured handbags, 50s prints and motifs, the general nana look. this is the first spring/summer i've actually been excited to shop, mainly because there are none of the usual s/s cliches...