I can’t believe I was just in London and didn’t go to Browns! WTF! Well, I had more important things to do most days. But I love looking at the Browns website and I definitely regret not squeezing in a visit in person.
Right now I’m going crazy over a couple of pieces by Ashish, the king of sequins, on the Browns site.
I hated my childhood piano lessons because my teacher was a mean beyotch. But I instantly got over the trauma when I saw this sequined piano dress. Better than therapy!
In the ’80s, a few years after the piano lessons ceased, my main fashion statement was a denim jacket (with my Guess jeans that zipped at the ankle, of course). I would have been blown away by this sequined, denim, biker-style jacket.
I think I love the back view of the jacket even more. Here it is with a matching skirt.
And while I’m going crazy for sequins, check out this sculpted jacket by Marios Schwab. I will have to stalk this one in case it ever goes on sale. Love the waist action.
If you’re feeling the urge for sequins but can’t afford Ashish or Marios, there’s a nice-looking vintage jacket on eBay right now.
Remember, if you’re going to bid, you need to snipe. Snipe, dammit!
Speaking of London and sequins: In 2008, when I was hanging out in London with gorgeous bloggers Sharon and Times of Glory, I got a pair of black sequined pants by L’Wren Scott. This year, while at a five-hour, London-blogger lunch, I confessed I had yet to wear the pants. As I explained, I kept thinking I was going to wear them for some very dressy occasion but every time an occasion came, I decided on something else. On the spot at Harvey Nichols, I declared that I was just going to start wearing the pants “whenever.” So last night, when I took my gorgeous friend Melissa to Christian Francis Roth’s studio for shopping (she scored BIG TIME!) and out for post-shopping peach sangria, I wore the sequined pants. What with all the sangria, Melissa and I didn’t have our wits about us to take a picture while we were out, so I had to come back home and pose in the dreadful hallway.
By the way, any of you who are in or will be in New York and who would like me to personally take you on a shopping trip to the Francis studio — complete with peach sangria after — let me know in the comments or holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com. But it has to be in the next 10 days or so because the studio is moving away from the peach sangria neighborhood. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive because I’m a peach sangria addict and proud of it.
Now that I’ve gotten this post done, I can devote the rest of my day to figuring out what I’m going to wear to dinner with MrB tonight. We will be celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. Any suggestions?