I was going to say that my love affair with capes started a few years ago but truth be told it can probably be traced all the way back to my childhood love of princesses. The only thing that fascinated me more than their gorgeous dresses was the cape that went with it. For example, my favourite Belle outfit in Beauty and the Beast was the one she wears out in the snow. Iconic!
Lady Petrova Waterfalls dress
Topshop trench coat
Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa Shoes Incense heels
Topshop leather clutch
Jolie & Deen crystal ring
Swarovski crystal earrings
Yesterday the boyfriend and I finally went to see Les Miserábles. The book has been one of my all-time favourites ever since I first read it, many years ago, and I loved the movie too. Seeing it live has been on my bucket list for ages, so needless to say, I was really excited. The musical closes in Melbourne on the 20th, and then will tour Perth and Sydney in 2015. I’m really glad I got to see it, even though I left red-faced from crying so much. The story is as touching as ever, with great performances by the Australian cast and epic music that makes every hair on your body stand on end. If you have the chance to go see Les Mis, do it. It’s worth every cent.
To celebrate such a special occasion, I decided to wear my new Lady Petrova Waterfalls dress for the first time. By now you all probably already know that “being good to twirl around in” is totally one of my pre-requisites when buying new clothes, and this dress is perfect for it. The loose fit is quite different to what I usually wear, but the great thing about it is that it never made me feel big or shapeless. And to make it all even more fun, I paired it with my ice-cream heels from the Karl Lagerfeld collaboration with Melissa Shoes. I also appealed to my trusty trench coat from Topshop to keep me dry when it started pouring in the afternoon. Luckily it stopped raining just long enough for us to take a few pictures…
Every Friday I will be writing about something that jumped out at me during the week or just about my favourite things in general. For the first instalment of MissMatchy’s Friday Favourites, I want to talk about Chanel’s latest runaway show, which took place in Salzburg (Austria) last Tuesday, December 2nd.
This collection just became one of my all-time favourites because truthfully, if I had to spend the rest of my life having only those clothes hanging in my wardrobe, I would wear them time and time again and would still die the happiest person that ever lived. For the first time in seasons Mr. Lagerfeld managed to appeal to my own sense of style with a collection that was pure magic. So theatrical it was almost costume-y (something I truly adore), the Christmas-like show was never a cliché, sparkling bright with a hint of fairytales and filled with a childhood nostalgia for a life we never had.
The moment this little white number appeared I thought I was having a heart-attack. Okay, ‘m being a little dramatic, but I could honestly feel my heart doing a maniacal dance of recognition: I feel this look represents every bit of who I am as well as exactly who I want to be.
Yet, if I could pick one piece from this entire collection to add to my wardrobe, it would be this floral cape. I have no words to express how utterly amazed by it I am.
Even the menswear looked dreamy. In fact, if my boyfriend showed up wearing a version of this outfit I would either: a) drop dead, or b) have to marry him on the spot.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, the entire show is available on Youtube for the mere mortals among us who could not score an invitation to the soirée. Watch it below and let me know which look was favourite in the comments section.
(Images via Vogue.com)