Elisabeth, of Thrills and Frills, who I met at the Next event last week. Everything was happening so fast all at once so it was just a quick 'ooh I love your skirt, where'd you get it?' 'It's Acne!' (I think she got it on sale at a great price). Admired the way she dressed it all down it with brogues (or Oxfords, as I vaguely remember calling them in my previous life, in NY) and black tights and that great Oxford tee shirt and brown cardigan, then went back all ladylike with red lipstick.
A quick shot and back to the mad shopping spree of our styling challenge. So I didn't even get to see what she wore for that.
Elisabeth is 'a Northern Irish lass living in London' and what does this have to do with butterflies? Absolutely nothing, it's just I stumbled on these shots from last summer when we went to a hummingbird sanctuary that is only open for one day a year, and the images felt proportionally compatible with her outfit. And somehow in my memory the pattern on her Acne skirt, which someone calls the Nelli skirt (this is the only link I could find - I guess they're not selling it now) seems to be floral, but hey, ho, it's lovely just the same. (Speaking of Acne: on twitter recently, I think it was Marin, tweeted something about Acne and immediately got blitzed by pharmaceutical companies. And I replied and they started tweeting me, too. Funny old world.
I wanted to call this post 'the butterfly effect' and didn't have a clue what it meant, well READ THIS because it's tied in with chaos theory and essentially a small change in one place can have a large effect somewhere else. It can lead to Time Travel! Part of this idea which I am so smitten with, that we're all connected in the most random ways and that - and tracking style trends feels somehow proof of this - sometimes things can happen all over the place, at once, for no apparent reason. Like watch: someone, somewhere, reading this, will suddenly see a butterfly today.
Have you noticed lately that we no longer dress all up or all down? The dress it up, dress it down concept is what, to me, feels so new and creative about the 21st century. I love how I can wear leggings and a jumper and if I throw on heels it's a look. But if I'm wearing a dress or something girly I pull out the scruffiest boots I can find. There seems to be a scruffy/girly balance these days (oh and by the way THANK YOU: I love your comments on 'how we dress' - please join the conversation!) I mean think about it, when's the last time you were ladylike head to toe? Anyway, stop by Thrills and Frills and say hi to Elisabeth, she's a wee lovely lass.