The title of this post is influenced by the fact that my friend said I looked like the worlds tallest bumblebee wearing this sweater.
I'm sticking my tongue out at you heifer.
Vintage mohair jumper
H&M leather trousers
Dolce & Gabbana aviators
Doc Marten boots
You guys might remember this jumper from the post I did on my one and only successful vintage shopping experience. I haven't been back because vintage is not really my thing but a lot of times I see a few pieces here and there that spark my interest.
In Nigeria you could probably only get "vintage" aka bend-down select if you organized an expedition deep into the bowels of Balogun market. If you don't mind water used to wash fish or meat splashing on you, my Igbo brothers tapping current, and nearly being mowed down on every street by Okadas.....you could get some really good finds. Luckily those dark days are long gone with the introduction of fab brands like Elsie Vintage, Toseki Vintage and Retrospective; you don't have to risk your life everytime you feel like reveling in the 70s or 80s. Even a vintage unbeliever like me has to admit that these ladies stock some amazing stuff.
Anyhoo haven't worn it since I got it so I took it for a spin yesterday when I went out to have a long, gossip-filled lunch with my friend T, who I'm sending prayers out too btw. The poor child just recovered from a bout of chicken pox and she's getting married in Tuscany in two weeks, a wedding I'd been looking forward to like mad but can't attend now because the Government still has my passport hostage and it looks like they might have it for a while.
I swear I've shed a tear or two because of this, a chance to escape this dreary weather for a weekend under the Tuscan sun *see what I did there* and I can't because I just had to get a work visa.
On a happier note, I know I've bombarded my poor followers on twitter with this news all week....
VIRGOS LOUNGE NAMED A BLOUSE AFTER ME!!!!!!
Presenting the DAKS Blouse....
Can you tell that I'm still excited?????
This uber fab beaded and scalloped blouse is part of the Virgos Lounge for Topshop High Summer Collection which is available to shop now at Topshop Oxford Circus and available for pre-order on the Virgos Lounge website.
You already know I love everything the VL girls come up with, so no need to regurgitate all the pictures of the High Summer collection on here, they're already everywhere....but as usual I have my eye on a few pieces. I didn't want to pre-order them online because I have to be in London in a couple of weeks for the Watch The Throne concert so I figured I'd mosey on down to Topshop myself and buy everything I want there (if they still have any left).
Oh yeah and if anyone buys the DAKS blouse, send a picture of it to me s'il vous plait......and if you don't mind I'll put it up on TWP.
Shame on me getting all territorial over someone else's intellectual property.
Love and light xx