Sunday, 12 June 2011

Blue for a girl, pink for a boy

 Hat - Jumble sale about 6 years ago, £1
 Cupro Shirt - Charity shop
 Jeans - Had since I was 18
Shoes - TK Maxx

~  Listening to  - Fleetwood mac, Landslide ~

So this is the outfit I wore yesterday to go see the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition at my favourite, the V&A. I felt like channeling a bit of his aesthetic, with a rather gender neutral outfit. The exhibition was great, I enjoyed seeing so many of his pieces up close, particularly since you could walk around them and see the back/ sides of the clothes, which is rare in many fashion exhibitions. Some of the techniques, especially the gathering and pleating, are just incredible. The sculptural quality and sheer inventiveness of his work always inspires me. Also how he mixes up traditional mens/womens wear and blurs the lines between the two. I have been thinking about gender neutral clothing a bit recently and I found this article pretty interesting, girls in blue and boys in pink being a lot more recent than I realised. It actually used to be the other way round. Speaking of blue, the blue shirt that I'm wearing is made of Cupro, a lovely fabric that looks and feels like washed silk but is actually made of reprocessed cellulose, like tencel and rayon. It's such a bright colour and feels so cool in warm weather. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.


  1. Jeans get better as they age. For some people it's the gentle fade/wash, for me, it's the softer feel. My oldest pair I've had for almost 7 years. :)) I was going to ask where you bought those because I liked the cut... then I read the text. :))

    Have you seen the Cult of Beauty yet? That was my favourite exhibition at the V&A.

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

  2. I love the V&A and your outfit looks so awesome to a relaxing visit to it. I love the blue shirt.

  3. such a simple but chic outfit - i really like the looseness and saturated blue of the blouse.

  4. i love that top, it is so casual and cute!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  5. No, I didn't get to try Weston's but I definitely will the next time I'm in England (soon I hope). Cider can't be had for love or money at home, so it's one of those special drinks to look forward to.

    BTW do you happen to have an email or Twitter account? And one of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog is your historical/around-England posts, so I'm glad you rather liked the Chatsworth post. :P

  6. I love the bright blue colour of that shirt, and the turn-ups on the jeans make such a nice little addition.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  7. I just love the color of that blouse! Electric blue looks fetching on you!