I think I might have outdone myself. I would normally say I’m a practical person when it comes to shopping, how many times have I put something back because of the ‘I have a black coat so I don’t need another black coat’ logic or bought something because I can justify wearing it every day? But every now and again I fall for a piece that I can only describe as ‘of the moment’ – embroidered mesh Gucci tops and heavy leather zipped YSL motorcycle jeans, things that don’t have timeless appeal but offer that instant seasonal gratification, nay that hit of adrenaline that just as quickly disappears once I’ve seen someone (or a billion people on Instagram) wear it. So often has this happened with seasonal pieces that they’ve barely made it past their debut and end up banished to the back of the wardrobe. But at the end of the day what separates a seasonal timeless purchase from a trend purchase? I’ll buy a perfectly beautiful cream cashmere blend 3.1 Phillip Lim knit and yet I’ve only worn it twice. But a shearling Balenciaga Bazar shopper ends up in my hands and I can’t let it go… So maybe just because something looks of the moment, it doesn’t have to last for one, maybe it’s like a relationship – while there is still adrenaline, there is infatuation. Just don’t expect to see me when the Summer heat arrives wandering around with a impractical fur bag.
Knit 3.1 Phillip Lim, coat Paul Smith, trousers Burberry, sunglasses Celine, shearling Bazar shopper Balenciaga, trainers Common Projects