Friday, 6 March 2009

Friday Feeling






When oh when will someone give me several thousand pounds?! I am not asking for much, am I? ;)
Jokes aside, today I applied for 'flu camp', a clinical trial where you are given the flu, quarantined for two weeks, given potential cures and then handed up to £3,000 for your troubles. Sweet deal, hope they let me do it - then perhaps I would be able to afford the above highly desirable items:

1. Acid wash sleeveless jacket, £155 by Erin Wasson x RVCA
2. Studded leather jacket, £120 by Topshop
3. Lace, chiffon and tulle shirt, £315 (reduced form £775) by Meadham Kirchhoff
4. Acid wash denim print leggings, £22 by Topshop

Today I also purchased the Topshop 'Rodarte' style jumper, which looks nothing like the original press versions (typical). It will surely break my heart when it arrives...but I thought i'd give it a go anyway.
I am thinking of the Rodarte jumper like a diagram of the evolution of man - you know, those pictures in science books showing monkey slowly turning into man over thousands of years. Well the Rodarte/Topshop jumper is like that, BUT BACKWARDS:

From gorgeous spidery soft yet abrasive knits...to a very authentic yet accessible homage to the original...to something still kind of nice but potentially very cheap-looking...

Lets hope it turns out to be nicer than my current pessimistic outlook...

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Sources: Browns Fashion, Topshop, carboncouture.blogspot.com

18 comments:

tobaccoandleather said...

i want a sleeveless denim jacket just like that one to wear under my leather jacket :(

i have been tempted to cut the sleeves off one of mine.. but i know i will most definately regret it in the future!

-X-

bearcat said...

put under some stress the 'rodarte-esque' jumper could pass for actual rodarte.. and YES, very much the evolution of man. cells.
i like this blog
xx

Queen Of Russia said...

THAT VEST IS AMAZING.

I have a thing for vests lately...
I need a serious biker vest, but I haven't been able to find one I like yet.

:(

On a happier note, I am also adding you to my bloggroll! Woot!
YOu rock!

-Ana

www.heavymetalfashion.blogspot.com

$ym said...

excellent scans, i love love yr blog! i probably will buy that jumper and rip it to shreds so theres only enough left to stay on my torso. you hav to post a picture of how you style it! JUMPA TWINZ

Charm said...

I love the fact you signed up for the flu testing just to buy those items. You sound like me haha.

Rina said...

chifon is gorgeous! and what daiane conterato is wearing too

electric feel said...

jumper and leather jacket <3

Marian said...

I heart Meadham Kirchoff,their whole last collection was lust inducing. Particularly the hybrid denim.
The topshop jumper looks great,hope it pleases when it arrives.
muah x
Marian

GretyDoll said...

lovely pieces. wow. i want the denim leggings! je veux!

Vintage Tea said...

I love that your willing to go to such extremes.... where do i sign up???????? no seriously

Come check out http://vintage-tea.blogspot.com/

x

brittany said...

ooooo im sure the sweater will look amazing in real life! just give it a little wear and it'll stretch out a bit and look even more rodarte-esqueee

and that flu thing sounds really cool! i wouldnt mind a couple thousand dollars..

Queen Of Russia said...

The vest was originally a lucky $10 jean jacket from zara...but it was a little too preppy for me, so I cut off the sleeves and sewed on a back patch.

I'm a huge nerd for DIY!

:)

Hope you're having a fun weekend!!

-A-
www.heavymetalfashion.blogspot.com

Taryn "Skinny Genes" B. said...

i love that jean vest...im thinking about turning this jean jacket i bought form the thrift store into a vest like that...lovely

FOXYMAN said...

haha you're going to be a lab rat!!! that's amazing and funny and cute...

Jessica said...

That a great imitation of the rodarte knit sweater !
Great find :)

Laia Chic said...

I love your blog, I follow you!!!

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