Light Games

I have recently recharged the batteries of the remote control for my Philips Ambilight – which is a large neat LED lamp designed to light up your wall with any one of about 65,000 colours.

In honour of this I have decided to have a few games with light and colour – as well as show off some outfit ideas.

"my precious...."

Ok so this first one I actually like so much I’ve made it my Facebook profile picture. I’m wearing a Light Up Electric Souls t-shirt which I think was from River Island and also some electric blue jeans from Asos.

This one is mustard yellow jeans from People’s Market and a sort of Aztec design t-shirt from Asos, as well and my awesome Marc by Marc Jacobs boots. This one is particularly amusing because it sort of looks like my legs might well go on for ever…

Same outfit as the other blue one, but leaning up against the wall looking a bit stoned.

I’ve noticed recently theres a definitely trend at the moment for Aztec print leggings, this is my attempt to get in on the action, these are from River Island and the t-shirt is from The Long Clothing Company.

Cradling the Sun

I think this picture makes me look a bit chubby, but I do like the pattern on thrown on the wall by the lamp.

This is probably my brightest post yet. I don’t really have anything meaningful to say, I just wanted to share pretty colours with everyone!

The New Boots

As part of my gender-blending fashion agenda I got permission from Ros to buy some Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge boots that were on sale. Pretty good, I thought as there was well over $200 off at Endless.com (by the way, for the sum of $0, they shipped them over to the UK in just 2 days).

Like most of the weird footwear I buy I think they’ll be paired with skinnies, but as I’ve said before I was trying to work out ways of integrating leggings into my wardrobe so I might go down that route too, maybe with some shorts… but we’ll see.

So here they are:

They are a fairly narrow fit but they good for my size 8 feet (11us, 42eu). They’re really nice and heavy solid feeling and for 4 1/2 inch heels they’re pretty comfortable. Really nice stitching detail around the eyelets.

The inside is really nice red leather. In short I’m really pleased with them and I’m looking forward to trying out a few outfits including them! Stay tuned for future updates…

Rock and Candy Lulu – Out in the World!

 

My girlfriend doesn’t really know know how to work my fancy-dan camera – but this is not a bad effort.

'Don't stand there staring at your feet'

I have a strange desired to jump i the air and play air-guitar, I think its caused by the shoes and skinny jeans, but I can’t be sure.

Have a good evening folks.

 

 

 

 

Wow – that got your attention

Hmm so the shoes seemed to get me quite a lot of blogosphere attention. Primarily from people want to see them in the real world.

I’m happy to oblige – if by real world you mean my living room. At some point (maybe at the weekend) I’ll do some proper pictures but for now these will have to do…

It's a long way down from up here....

...tada!

So…whats the conclusion? Ridiculous? Awesome? Insane? Dangerous? Too weird?

They’re surprisingly comfortable, the rubber sole makes them kinda bouncy and they’re pretty easy to walk in – I’ve already tested them out by putting some rubbish out. This is actually a decent test as it involves going down 2 flights of stairs then out across the street.

Let me know what you think!

More Ridiculous Footwear

I have a penchant for experimental clothes. I don’t get to play very much because the ultra designer stuff tends to be insanely expensive and my girlfriend is a student (again).

Every now and then I make a slight leap of faith and buy something outrageous in the vein hope that:

  • I’ll grow in self confidence sufficiently to wear such garment
  • That’ll it’ll look cool and interesting
  • That Ipswich becomes the sort of place where I won’t get beaten up for looking a little bit different
To that end I’ve recently tried to get ‘up there’ with the fashion kings by buying two pairs of heeled shoes – which as previous posts will tell you – is now highly fashionable.
Now eventually I’ll upload a few pictures of myself out and about modelling stuff, but for now you’ll need to make do with stock images.
These are from Topshop and cost £55, they’re actually jet matt black so on the bottom of black skinny jeans they look not far off this outfit…
…except that it cost me well under a 20th of the price. I’ve test driven this type of outfit with some friends and they didn’t seem totally freaked out.
Choice number two are Rock & Candy wedge boots which look exactly like a pair of converse with a crazy striped bit on the bottom.
Now the pink bit worries me a little because I’m not sure how thats going to work with the rest of my stuff, but public opinion from some work colleagues is that with the right other stuff I could ‘rock them’. I’ll let you all know how it goes.
Comments appreciated!

Foot contorting footwear for the fashion-concious

Did you enjoy the alliteration in my title? I did.

The Daily Mail (the bastion of miserable, nay apocalyptic journalism) reports on a report from the New York Times that high heels for men are now in vogue. And I don’t mean the nice 2 inch cuban heel or the small platform I mean the 5 inch stilettos.

These two dudes are sport some designer heels from Steve Madden and Chinese Laundry and they are obviously women’s shoes. But you know, it doesn’t look all that bad and with the right outfit it could work really well. You’ve got to have some guts to be at the forefront of fashion, and for this particular trend you’ve really got to have some balls*.

I’m willing to bet that this goes down a treat in Kensington or Maida Vale but whether I’d avoid getting beaten up in Ipswich is debatable, and most would come down on the side of ‘yes you’ll definitely get a beating’. You know what though? Why not. The shoes above are only womens shoes because the designer or the shop that sells them says there are. We just need some slightly more comfortable looking styles please.

*did you see what I did there?

Original article here.