Thursday, 8 November 2012


I spend my life dreaming of designer clothes.
I'd really like to live my life walking around an enchanted forest wearing a Valentino gown, under the illusion that I'm a fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. More specifically this Valentino gown:


In reality, I actually just wander around high street stores/charity shops without my glasses on, holding up dresses and deluding myself by thinking "If I squint really hard, it sort of looks like it could be from Valentino." When the (literally) ugly truth of the situation is no, it does not and will not ever compare to designer... no matter how hard I squint. 

So when the lovely people at Westfield London emailed me to let me know about a competition they were running to win your dream designer handbag I was on it like a car bonnet, if you'll excuse the turn of phrase.

Here's the dealio: You choose your favourite designer handbag and create a Pinterest Board of your dream wardrobe to go with that bag which makes up your Westfield London Dream Wardrobe or #MyWLDreamWardrobe. I've had my dream handbag picked out for a while now so there was only one choice for me: the Miu Miu studded shoulder bag. 


Next it was a matter of browsing pieces by designers from The Village to go with the bag and creating a board of my dream wardrobe.
Here's a little peak at what I came up with, click it to view the whole board:

I basically wanted my wardrobe to encompass the qualities of the bag: ladylike but with an edge. The whole wardrobe is based on autumnal colours as the bag comes in a rich, deep red. The design of the bag itself is actually quite simple and elegant, so I've tried to reflect this in my wardrobe by using elegant baroque prints and classic cuts. This is then contrasted with black leathers to create the rock edge which appears on the bag in the form of the studding. 

You can see why I chose each piece in my wardrobe over at my pinterest board:

Here's one of my favourite outfits from the whole board:

Oh you just don't get designs like these on the high street *sob*

I love the contrast between the beautiful, elegant print of the Miu Miu blouse with the ruggedness of the leather skirt by Burberry - It's edgy elegance.

What do you think of my pinterest board? If you could win your dream handbag, what would it be?


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