My ensemble today is inspired by the minimalist pared back look of this Chloe outfit (below)I spied and coveted in my Vogue magazine. I assumed at first it was from the spring/summer Celine collection that I have raved about in a previous post; an uncluttered simple look that suits me to a T... but no, it is Chloe, Fall 2010. Obviously the designer Hannah MacGibbon was just as "inspired" by Phoebe Philo's collection as everyone else. I won't say "copied", these are supposed to be paid creative professionals, after all...!, but you just head over to style.com and have a quick squiz at these two collections side by side and you might raise your eyebrows a little too...
These are the linen pants I made back last year, using Burda 7944. I love their wide-legged comfortable Annie Hall appeal. For winter I am wearing my tights underneath and a thick thermal under my top, and I'm warm as warm can be! So nice the weather has warmed up a tad now the winter rains have come...
On a different note; when I started this blog I was determined that I would be spicing up my boring wardrobe by trying to accessorise more but looking back I can see my natural look is to be minimally accessorised and I seem to be slipping back to that more and more... should I fight this?
Pants; made by me, Burda 7944, gunmetal blue linen
Belt; Country Road, had since a teenager
Boots; Mina Martini, from Marie Claire shoes
Photos below; at left Chloe Fall 2010 RTW, middle Celine spring/summer 2010 RTW, right a still from "Annie Hall" filmed in 1977