Photos by Zoë Noble
I have started eyeing my wardrobe realising that certain items need to be taken to the tailor, shortened or the cut slightly altered, this dress being the perfect example. It is a short hemline snippet and a cut optimisation away from the perfect fit, currently sitting at the less than flattering mid-calf length in addition to being slightly too large. Several of my blouses could have tighter collars, trousers shortened or dresses a slightly better fit around the waist. How many of you go to the tailor to have the fit of your items optimised? Zara and Co.'s myriad of sizes and often less than perfect cuts mean every item has a much shorter lifespan than it probably should. I realised I keep those pieces that truly sit flawlessly for much longer, whatever their original cost. Maybe it's time for a complete fitting overhaul in order to avoid cankles thanks to perfectly tailored pieces.
I ventured into the world of hats and bought myself this cat ear riding helmet hybrid that I haven't yet decided on whether it looks ridiculous or cool on my giant head.
Thank you lovely Zoë for these wonderful photos! I had so much fun with you!
I am wearing a Paper London coat, an Asos dress, an H&M necklace, a Gladys Tamez Millinery hat, Nelly x 5inchandup hair cuff, Céline shoes and a Whistles bag.