My cousin, who is incredibly clever and lives in Washington, wrote to me the other day with a story about her daughter (my niece Clara). They’d been shopping and bought a pair of shoes for Clara which light up (always wanted a pair of those!). Darling Clara loved her shoes so much that she ended up twirling around in them and singing “Shoes! Shoes! I love shoes!” for the rest of the day. My cousin’s claim was that blood is thicker than water and that Clara inherited her fondness of footwear from me. I admit to having a bit of a reputation amongst my family and friends but is it really wrong to believe that one gets a whole new perspective on life once they had a chance to spend a night twirling around in red (purple, white) shoes? Go on, give it a go — that might only be excusable in spring! Going back to the subject of this blog post — which, admittedly, sounds like a horrid Marmite advert — this week I accessorised my red shoes with a statement jumper (elbow patches rule!) and my well-worn Mulberry Effie. The lipstick is the new frosty red Rihanna for MAC Viva Glam with all proceeds going to the HIV/AIDS foundation. The cherry blossom pictures are here for some context, obviously.
Before I forget: regardless of what I write about, most frequently asked questions are “what are you wearing” and “do you have a link”. To save us all time:
Handbag: Effie by Mulberry — LINK
Shoes: Carlo Pazolini — new store open in Westfield Shopping Centre
Jumper: ASOS — NOW ON SALE, LINK
Dress: Chelsea Girl by River Island
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam Rihanna — LIMITED EDITION, LINK