And here comes the knitwear! I knew it wouldn’t take long into Autumn before the big changeover happened (which makes it sound like some kind of seasonal menopause)- but livening up dull days with paintbox bright wool (and Kanye lyrics, naturally) is quickly becoming something I’m sure you’re going to see a lot more of around here.
A 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 quickly become one of my favourite all-weather wardrobe staples- and having seen how the styles have spilled onto the high street since then has meant my collection (or, ahem, wish list) has grown substantially.
After discovering Rachelle Hruska MacPherson’s Lingua Franca several months back via Net-A-Porter, I was pretty bloody chuffed to add one to my collection late this summer. With each knit being individually hand embroidered with quotes taken from popular hip hop songs (a sentence which, yes, does make me found about 80)- her knits are quippy and playful as well as being quality too.
Although the ‘I Miss Barack’, ‘Don’t believe the hype’ (which although I know is Public Enemy will always be read in an Alex Turner voice) and ‘Dear Mama’ jumpers did steal my heart, it was this one that I’ve very excitedly added to my collection. Along with the Hades band knits– there’s something almost sentimental about a piece like this, and considering the cost as well, know it’s something I’ll have for years too. Imagine having this as a hand me down in twenty years- cool mom alert! Paired with a ruffled blouse underneath and a PVC skirt- I think it’ll be the perfect playful juxtaposing wardrobe piece too and goes with everything from boyfriend jeans to denim minis- an all rounder if you like!
Anyway- this was thrown together last week after a bit of an early start before a meeting in town. Moments before I reached the station the heavens opened, so my trusty jacket also became world’s most expensive (and impractical) umbrella, and definitely reminded me that no matter how much you spend on perfect wardrobe staples- nothing is ever more essential than spending a few quid on a brolly come October… Lesson learnt!