Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

What does one wear to a fashionable bloggers’ evening?

When I know I’m going to something very fashion-y, it puts me in all manners of panic. (That’s just to disabuse any innocents out there of the notion that I am fashionable, 24/7.) I wonder what shoes I’ll be able to …

Tue, Jul 12, 2011, 12:30

   

When I know I’m going to something very fashion-y, it puts me in all manners of panic. (That’s just to disabuse any innocents out there of the notion that I am fashionable, 24/7.) I wonder what shoes I’ll be able to walk in; what will I look thin in; what will I look professional in; would I get away with Converse under my maxi . . . and so on (and so forth). In this instance, I’ve been invited to London overnight with John Lewis – a fashion show during the day, a dinner and drinks session, and another show the next morning. So two daytime looks and one evening. But what to wear?!

I yearn for the wardrobes of other bloggers, such as Blanaid - who seems to have a neverending supply of chic, black separates – I long for Sarah‘s great platform shoes and leather shoppers (check out this post in particular); quite frequently, and to my chagrin (as I don’t believe in hegemony when it comes to body shapes), I wish I looked a little like Peony Lim, or Jane Aldridge or Rumi; and then, of course, I long for Chiara‘s money, or else her freebies, but she seems to be continually dropping her cash on Balenciaga and Hermes and Roger Vivier!

Then I remember that difference is good! And I scour my wardrobe and decide that I have a few outfits that may suffice, two of which I have illustrated after the jump (in case, you know, you just don’t want to see my face). But tell me, also, are there occasions for which you feel a pressure to be particularly “fashionable”?

This is what I’m thinking for daytime (without the accessory of the lovely Eimear); it’s comfortable, so I can walk around in flats, and it’s relatively cool in a Japanese brothel owner way. Plus I can bling it up and wear as much gold jewellery as is humanly possible.

This is going to be the next day’s look: the chunky platforms are very Jeffrey Campbell, and we all know bloggers love those, and I love the fresh spring pastels.

As for the evening? I don’t have a pic but I’m thinking studded Christopher Kane leggings with a feathered Diane von Furstenberg dress. All black, in other words.