"Of all the intersecting lines in the sand
I routed a labyrinth to your lap
and never used a map sliding off the land
On an incidental tide,
And along the way you know, they tried
But we got sea legs
And we're off tonight
They can't have that to which they've no right
You belong to a simpler time
I'm a victim to the impact of these words,
And this rhyme."
-Sea Legs, The Shins
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you will all please be seated I have an announcement.
(warning: local Londoner's, the below excitement may be perhaps non-inspirational to your knowledgeable, and extremely lucky minds)
I have discovered the glory, the beauty, the heart stopping sky rocketing kind of store that I never thought I would encounter outside of the delicious fashion hideaway's in Hong Kong.
I have discovered..... 'T*K Max' (don't stop reading! I know it is the lamest sounding name you have ever heard, and you probably have an image of a cereal box cartoon action hero in your imagination right about now, but wait, it's not!)
It is a chain store that stocks designer samples and old season stock, mixed with vintage (and a whole lot of other non-sense that is quite irrelevant).
I walked in and staring right at me was an Emilio Pucci jacket that was greater than any jacket I had seen in a while. Geometric madness and a subtle bell sleeve. Next was a Dolce & Gabbana bright orange mini dress, followed by a lime green Calvin Klein jersey slip...by this point I already had that 'about the levitate off the floor' kind of happiness in my heart, so I really jumped on the bright Geometric band wagon.
I'm a firm believer that bright coloured geometrics are actually 'classic', and it's not about whether they are 'on-trend' (whatever the f$%k that means anyway) it's all about being in the mood for them.
And then it happened...I discovered my new favorite brand. Amoungst all the racks, everything I picked up continued to be from the same label. There was some serious flirting going on.
The designer is inspired by gypsy's, Morrocco, lux fabrics and crazy amounts of details. We, are a match made in effin heaven. Look it up. Right. Now. You may have to sift through some middle aged women daginess, but in the collections are treasures any kind of gypsy would skip a heart beat about.
(oh my gosh I have so much to effin tell you guys right now! but i'll resist)
It's all in the detail. Being a designer, I know the cost and super hard work every single individual detail takes to achieve, so when garments are packed full of them, I almost bow down in honor....
I cannot meet clothes like this and not give them a home, so I therefore probably cannot go into this store for the rest of my trip. One time did enough damage, but lucky for me, I have some new lovers hanging in my closet.
Oh la la.
|There's a part of me that desires to wear this kind of vibe everyday.|
Left to right : Manoush Cape, Manoush beaded vest, Pucci Jacket, Pucci Dress
|Matching Manoush vest and skirt : anything printed that is matching? worn together...the only way to wear it.|
|The Emilio Pucci Jacket ( with my Marc Jacobs tee and Bassike Jeans)|