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The leather blazing

Yesterday, I took myself off, as promised, to the Dublin Flea Market for the morning – report on which to come later – and while I was there, I told Fionn that I was looking for a leather skirt. If …

Mon, Mar 1, 2010, 14:51

   

Yesterday, I took myself off, as promised, to the Dublin Flea Market for the morning – report on which to come later – and while I was there, I told Fionn that I was looking for a leather skirt. If I’m entirely honest, it’s Krystal who has me looking for one, ever since I saw her rock this gorgeous vintage number.

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So, after the Flea (where I picked up an amazing table, but not much else – I was working at the market, y’see, more on which later, and then had to jet into town to run some errands), I scooted into Harlequin, easily one of my favourite secondhand / vintage stores in Dublin. And there I found it: the perfect leather skirt. Well, perhaps not perfect. It’s a little too long, verging slightly on the twee side, so will need to be hemmed (not by me), and then I will be able to wear it everywhere (but on my bicycle). Hurrah!

I’m thinking it will look perfect with my patterned, ruffled blouse from Silence & Noise (recently acquired in Urban Outfitters, which I love but it’s so expensive) – wow, Google tells me that “blouse” is a dress, but I tell you it would not a dress make in most polite company. I love leather and light fabrics together – leather and florals, much like Christopher Kane‘s latest collection, although more secretarial than that. . .

What do you think? Leather – love or hate?

PS My only quibble would be that the skirt cost €50, and, for secondhand or vintage clothes, I think that’s just a little steep. But I’m not really complaining, as it fits like a (tight) glove and is a really beautiful, smooth and soft leather.