From The Archive: 2014

A year full time and city guides a-plenty, my first venture into YouTube and a baby puppy addition- 2014 was an exciting one!

Style

Je T’aime Jane

Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did
Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did
Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg Exhibition Proud Chelsea
Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did
Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did

(Jumper: Bella Freud, Trousers: Topshop, Shoes: C/O Kat Maconie, Bag: Lulu Guinness)

There are only a handful of people whose style I constantly refer to, drawing inspiration from their ageless wearable looks- and one of those people is without a doubt, Jane Birkin. I mean, who can resist a LBD, denim bell bottoms and a slightly cheeky French love song? Having been a bit of a fan girl for several years now (so much so- that when I missed her Taschen book signing last year, I was more than a little upset- but the less said about that, the better), followed her style thanks to beautiful blogs such as Becky’s; and after receiving Andrew Birkin’s ‘Jane & Serge’ book for my birthday from my best friend- her sixties looks have been a constant source of inspiration, and that’s without mentioning the breathtaking photography (which makes me pretty keen to pull out my OM10 again and get me into a dark room)…

Anyway- to celebrate popping to the pop up at Proud Chelsea last week I donned the most appropriate outfit I could, and took this Bella Freud piece out for it’s first wear. It took a lot of umming-and-aahing before I finally saved up and picked it up (trust me, I’m definitely not blasΓ© about special purchases), but I’m so glad I did- and I’d like to think Ms Birkin would be proud too- now just to dig out my wicker basket!

Lulu Guinness Backpack
Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did
Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg Exhibition Proud Chelsea
Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did
Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg Exhibition Proud Chelsea
Bella Freud Je T'aime Jane Jumper What Olivia Did
Houndstooth Topshop Trouser

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    Uh Huh Honey | What Olivia Did
    October 14, 2017 at 9:30 am

    […] little like my Bella Freud Je t’aime Jane knit (which, if cost per wear came into it would probably have cost pennies)- an embroidered jumper has […]

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