|Blue eye-shadow inspired by Anna Karina/ Tempest in Blue Tempest|
|Blue Tempest eye-shadow|
I wore it on the day we went ice-skating:
|Ice -skating at Somerset House|
The scarf is from a time in my life when I was very much into Japanese street style and thought Harajuku was heaven on earth. I bought it in Tokyo at an amazing multi-story Lolita shop called OIOI, and it was pretty much all I could afford there:
|Scarf from Tokyo|
Here is a closer look at the outfit. On that particular day the house fell onto its side a bit, which is obviously why all these photos are skew....
|Detail of my Oasis skirt|
|Collar tips by Feline Fatale|
Here is a pic of Mr Zissou demonstrating some hot moves on the ice. He was really into rollerblading in the parking-lot of malls as a teenager (weren't we all) so as soon as he was on the ice, moves like the "moon grab" came back to him.
|The Moon Grab? Ice Crab?|
Here are some more views of London in the heart of winter from my Instagram (@ello_mennopee) feed:
And since my last outfit post featured my two warmest coats, here is my medium coat from Betty Jackson Black at Debenhams, in a cemetery on a dreary day. It was the coat I bought when I first arrived in London with nothing warm, so I was looking for something that was minimum 70% wool, in a versatile colour other than black. I think teal goes with everything from blacks to browns, and so would dark emerald green.
The collar is of course faux; I don't wear real fur at all although I used to, thinking that no new animals were being killed if I wore only vintage fur. It dawned on me though that even if the fur is vintage I still may be contributing to its overall desirability and inadvertently promoting the market for new fur. I believe that in Siberia where temperatures get down to -40 degrees Celsius in winter (or -70 in extreme cases) the only way for humans to survive is to wear real fur, as it just cannot be beaten by modern fabrics. In London, and certainly in South Africa, this is just not the case, so I'm happy to support retailers who produce a variety fun fauxs. Ironically I think it's sometimes even more expensive to buy faux than real, because I've seen mounds of vintage mink stoles that won't even sell for a few pounds. FAUX PRIDE!
|Instagram feed: snow covered London and an abandoned, frozen monkey|
Coat: Betty Jackson Black
Faux fur collar: Asos