From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...


Then paint back the rainbow, through the golden sea


(Top: Topshop, Jeans:Topshop, Belt: Mums, Shoes: C/O Swedish Hasbeens, Bag: Mulberry)

So, a couple of weeks ago now, when the sun was still out, I was invited to breakfast at Selfridges for the launch of the pop up shop, of the extremely covetable, Swedish Hasbeens. It was held at the ‘contemporary French bistro’ Aubaine (yes to crumbly croissants), with a presentation and talk from designer and creative director, Emy Blixt (who was wearing the most awesome matching pink outfit combination!) Additionally, we were also treated to a presentation by some very flexible gymnasts modelling the shoes, a huge nod to the sports inspiration the newest collection has taken.

The collection boasted a range of sugar coated pastel hues teamed with vibrant reds and the traditional tan, bowling style shoes and trademark clogs, all mixed in with a huge sense of 70s nostalgia and a certain element of fun. With many of Hasbeen’s shoes being handmade and all made of environmentally friendly materials, there’s a sense of goodness about these shoes, which could certainly take socks and sandals to a new level of cool…

On this occasion I decided to style mine with my absolute go to outfit of jeans and a striped tee, which although basic, teamed with tan accessories- felt reflected the ‘retro-70s’ edge that these shoes ooze. Over the next couple of weeks I will be styling them in a couple of different ways, so keep your eyes peeled! How would you style some Swedish Hasbeens?

The Selfridges pop-up shop is open for 4 weeks only, so make sure you get down there!


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