Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thirteen or "Several Shades of Grey"

Roll up roll up, the circus is in town!  It isn't actually, but the combination in this picture of the bow tie, the red lips and the deckchair stripey big-top-alike backdrop, you'd be forgiven for thinking so.  No water-squirting flowers or clownish flipper feet here though... in fact the boots are a size smaller than usual... most odd.  Is there something afoot with Topshop sizes??  Speaking of which, this Topshop dress is also in a smaller size than usual.  Hmmn. Alas I haven't lost any weight and I certainly don't have Incredible Shrinking Feet, so what's going on, Topshop?  Eh?  Eh?


Dress: Topshop (Size 6)
Necklace: Tatty Devine
Boots: Topshop (Size 3)

I found myself inadvertently reflecting the dull, cloudy weather in this all grey and black outfit, not exactly suited to August.  But then, London's weather has ignored the calendar expectations, so I dressed accordingly.  I decided to wear my fantastic Tatty Devine bow tie necklace, together with the reddest lipstick I could find, to brighten everything up - this one is MAC's Lady Danger.

Lady Danger lipstick by MAC: yep, it really is THIS BRIGHT
I was absolutely delighted to find these boots.  They're incredibly similar to the Ambush boots in Topshop last winter which inexplicably I never bought despite coveting them so... and then seeing pretty much every woman in London wearing them, just taunting me with them, knowing I'd missed out.  Pah.  I got these ones instead and they're fabulous, so there!

Note the cute frill socks, also Topshop
Tatty Devine necklace: SO CUTE!
I had a closeup of London's grey clouds the other day when I was lucky enough to go to the restaurant at the very top of The Gherkin as part of a Searcy's venue viewing 'safari'.  The view was totes amazeballs, obvs.  Although it struck me just how grey London looks from above.  Even the Thames is a greyish shade of sludgey green.  Whatev-uh, check out this incredible view!

The view from 180m high: Tower of London - check.  Tower Bridge - check.
City Hall Goldfish Bowl - check.
I took in several other Searcy's venues that day including 30 Euston Square (still a building site) and the Champagne Bar at St Pancras, amongst others.  In case you're interested, here's some more pics from the day, also featuring my most regular (coerced into) fashion photographer, the lovely Andrea:

At the 30 Euston Square building site.  Not dressed for a rave.

On the platform at Searcy's St Pancras.  Not drinking champagne, unfortunately.

The top of the Gherkin, from below.  Not something you see every day.

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