Thursday, 26 January 2012
I have been in Paris for the last few days and wearing my beloved Willow sneakers non-stop. Hey, when in Paris...
The extraordinarily talented Thomas Humery shot these photos of me.
(Wearing: Etoile Isabel Marant pea coat, Zara jeans, Isabel Marant Willow sneakers and Miu Miu bag.)
Friday, 20 January 2012
I'm so honoured to have been longlisted in the Fashion Blog of the Year category in the Marie Claire Blog Awards, along with some of my favourite fellow bloggers. If you feel so inclined, I would be so grateful if you'd vote for Canned Fashion. Just click here and select cannedfashion.com from the dropdown menu. Voting ends tonight!
Thursday, 5 January 2012
I realise that my recent posts have been obsessively fixated on the adoration of, hunt for and finally acquisition of said Isabel Marant Willow sneakers. I'm sorry. But this is how I become when I fall in love with an item of clothing - like a woman possessed.
Anyway, my beloved Willow sneakers arrived yesterday and I spent the rest of the day bouncing around the house in them. When I first laid eyes on the resort collection, I was instantly drawn to this colourway so I stuck with my instincts. I'm currently at my parents' house, and, whilst I do tend to carry my whole wardrobe around with me, the items I really wanted to pair these bad boys with are back in London. I'm dreaming about wearing them with silver jeans/pastel pink jeans/cream knits etc. but for now a pair of waxed jeans and my trusty Isabel Marant hoodie (which I've had since September but neglected to blog) will do nicely.
Posted a sneak peek of the little devils on my Facebook yesterday and opinion is divided. Most of my fashion friends love 'em (although I also know of a few who don't), and boys seem to be perplexed by them. One said 'They look like they've been wrapped up', another said 'They look like trainers I would draw or what would happen if you gave a pair of trainers and some crayons to a child', and a friend's boyfriend put it simply: 'truly horrendous'. I totally understand why they polarise opinion but I don't care - this is TRU LUV guys! I think you can actually see it in my smug little face:
Wearing: Isabel Marant Willow sneakers, Zara waxed skinny jeans, Isabel Marant hoodie and Monki ying yang t-shirt.
(Tips for prospective buyers: they ARE true to size. But remember, they have French sizing, which is roughly one size smaller than Italian. Eg. I am usually a IT38 and I am a FR39 in the Willows. Oh, and they come with a VERY sticky sticker stuck to the suede inside - ANNOYING - which miraculously comes off by using a rubber/eraser gently.)