Sunday, 27 November 2011
How to wear snakeprint
Today we inadvertently upped the casual glamour quotient by embracing texture and print. I'm wearing a vintage M&S faux fur jacket (complete with St Michael's label) and my new snakeprint sweatshirt, and Mr That's Not My Age has opted for an old Harris Tweed jacket and his star print scarf from Sandro. The thing to remember when combining fabrics is not to go crazy - and end up looking like a sample sale in a Christian Lacroix factory shop - but to go easy, and just add a couple of interesting elements to the mix.
Take a closer look, gorgeous isn't it? I love a sweatshirt, particularly when it's as eye-catching as this. Easy to wear and chic, and that as every woman over forty knows, is a winning combination.
Once we'd optimized our texture and print, we hit Columbia Road flower market, where I felt it was too early for Christmas trees. And no matter how long-lasting the pussy willow is, I'm not sure those furry buds are going to be around come Boxing Day.
So, we bought some amaryllis instead and then headed for lunch. Passed Rev's church in Shoreditch. How good is that programme?
To Story Deli, where both the metropolitan-rustic decor and the pizzas are excellent.
Story pizzas have a very thin, crispy base and so I'm sure they're quite healthy. I opted for organic goat's cheese and pumpkin. The Story Deli storyboard is inspirational - sorry, couldn't get a close-up, no photography allowed. Apparently.