According to the Guardian I'm officially "on-trend" with my leather skirt. Mind you at £1.06 mine probably cost considerably less than the Whistles one modelled by fashion editor, Jess Cartner-Morley.
This West German-made 1970s maxi proved to be a festival essential last summer. Being leather it was ideal for sitting on damp grass, keeping my legs dry during showers and easily wiped clean when I invariably spilt pear cider down myself.
I looked at the hideous blind on the stairs in despair today. Jon rescued it from a mate's bin a couple of years ago, mending it with garden twine as the string had snapped. It may stop the draughts but it's pretty uninspiring to look at.
In a fit of uncharacteristic domesticity I remade it using a piece of 1960's Scandinavian "Rio Design" linen I've had in my fabric stash for at least ten years. I restrung it using some vintage orange crochet yarn, trimming it with a hand-made tassel.
Much groovier, eh?
|Red leather maxi (£1.06, eBay), denim waistcoat (you know it well), Tods' python boots (£7, car boot sale), 1960s patchwork bag (40p, jumble sale), Hair feathers (courtesy of the fabulous Ariane)|
Please check out the beautiful Jean at Dross into Gold's blog, she's done an ode to me today!