If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I am powerless to anything pink and fluffy. Unsurprisingly then, when this (now ubiquitous) coat hit ASOS, I snapped it up straight away. I'd been hankering after the Carven version (upon which this one seems to be based), but couldn't quite justify the small fortune for such a season-specific style. Regarding the sizing, I'd recommend sizing down. I opted for a size 8 and it's pretty roomy. A couple of weeks ago, I hung out with the lovely Emma from Lolita Says So (one of my favourite blogs in the whole world - her photography is sublime) for a spot of lunch and some long overdue outfit snapping. I wore the aforementioned coat with my new favourite trousers, a pair of pleather babies from Topshop, my trusty fuzzy H&M jumper from the old Lana del Rey campaign, a fluoro yellow Jimmy Choo candy clutch (a fortuitous sample sale bargain from a few years ago) and these seriously sparkly Jimmy Choo sunglasses. Add in my beloved Chanel trainers and I call this look 'eccentric pensioner who's popped out to collect food for her 12 cats'.
I've always considered Cinderella more of a horror story than a fairytale. Firstly, the protagonist leaves the hottest party of the year before midnight, she flagrantly breaks the rules when it comes to mixing metallics (if you're up on your Grimms, you'd know her dress is gold and silver), and then, just when you think it can't get any worse, Cindy goes and leaves her bespoke glass shoes (so avant garde, by the way) behind. As an aside, I've also always felt that the ugly sisters were misunderstood and would be sartorially applauded as Man Repellers if they existed in 2014... A few weeks ago, shoe giant Deichmann challenged bloggers to review Caroline Blomst's SS14 collaboration. I considered this a sign from the fairy shoe godmothers that I rewrite (and draw) the Cinderella story in comic book form, complete with Caroline starring as the insouciantly cool, Marant-wearing fairy godmother, who's sorely missing from the Grimms Bros' books. You may observe the fruits of my labour above.