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Vintage Velvet

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I snapped up this vintage velvet collared (very light) coat the other day in one of my favourite Berlin stores, Gaudeli's Vintage (I'll be introducing you to this beautiful shop very soon!). I still haven't stopped clipping vintage earrings onto my right ear so here you can marvel at speciment number two that was taken home from Cologne a few weeks ago. Combined with a dress meets trousers concoction and Cruella de Vil shoes thanks to Karl the Great, this felt like a very appropriate dreary November day outfit. I have two events coming up later this week that I hope some of you will join me at but more on that later! 

I am wearing a vintage coat, a dress by 5inchandup for Nelly, Zara jeans, Karl Lagerfeld boots and a Whistles bag.

Seasonal Progression

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Spring is definitely trying to bust its way through but winter is being a bit of a bastard and trying to hold onto a few more days. Therefore I'm helping the seasonal changes progress a little quicker with some white leather featuring denim inserts and functionally pointless zippers. That's just not winter appropriate.

I am wearing a Missoni coat, an Acne leather jacket, Zara blouse, Current/Elliot jeans, Acne boots (similar here) and a 5inchandup x Nelly clutch.

Dangerous Livin'

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Dangerous livin' in Berlin these days. First boars, then foxes and now leopards. What is the world coming to. This city is turning into the European version of ZooYork. Time to toughen up and blend in. Your best weaponry at this point is H&M or Stella McCartney. Some sort of leather, puffy vest will also prevent any deep scratches.

I am surviving in a Winston Wolfe quilted vest (similar here), an H&M jacket (similar here), an Anton Heunis necklace, Current/Elliot jeans, Chloe boots and a Nelly x 5inchandup clutch.

Drawings from felines.com and Unknown.

Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes

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After 5 years of the same haircut it was time for something new. I'm actually thinking of extending the shaven area a bit further down past my ear. The versatility is so wonderful. It's cut in a way that when I want to grow it out I can flip my hair over to the other side and you'd never know. It's so revelating how a new haircut can make you feel like a completely different person.

I am wearing a Nowhere jumper, Alasdair's shirt, Mango leather trousers, Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem boots and a Celine bag.

On Sense and Sensibility

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Being best friends with the DHL deliveryman and the hairdresser next door that kindly accepts all my packages, resulted in me cancelling my credit card yesterday. This was not for any other reason than to regain sight of what is actually within my closet, which is increasingly starting to feel more like Narnia. I actually have a friend whose hallway looks more like a cardboard fort with clouds of tissue paper thrown in for good measure.

The Internet and the influx of information and inspiration that accompanies it, is seriously both a blessing and a curse. For at least a few minutes it coaxes you into believing that that Proenza Schouler jacket with the perfectly woven leather is a completely acceptable purchase, even an investment, in fact you need it. Those few minutes of blissful illusion have my insides feeling like a pinball machine. Of course at that moment your conscience decides to report back to duty and ruin everything.

My sensible thinking is less likely to be tossed out the window when I physically visit a store than it is when I giddily click myself through Net-A-Porter, wondering when those Isabel Marant boots might arrive or if that Carven dress runs true to size. There is no such thing as currency when it comes to online shopping. It feels like monopoly and you’re living on the Boardwalk. It’s all a fictional blur that doesn’t become reality until that 10 kilo package is sitting on your living room table with an invoice to go with it that would make you rather unpack it with your eyes closed. So where’s the joy in that?

So yeah, Mastercard, there are some things that money can’t buy and that’s sense and sensibility (yes, Jane Austen discovered that far sooner than I) so it’s time to part ways. At least for now.

On that note, enjoy this (almost) complete high street ensemble.

I am wearing an Angelica Blick for NLY Trend blazer, a Topshop skirt (similar here), a Zara blouse (similar here) and Thakoon boots (similar here).