Bonsoir mes amies! How are you all? I could give you the usual (sincere) spiel about how much I've missed you all and how busy I've been but that's no excuse. I have been an appallingly bad blogger, and I am incredibly sorry. Some of you guys have been there for me since the very beginning and have helped me through so much. I consider some of you to be my friends and am always astonished when I receive the weekly viewing figures and fanmail for this blog despite rarely posting nowadays.
(Illustrations: Manolo Blahnik)
I was given a stilletoed-kick into action by a wonderful piece of fanmail I received which made me remember why I started this blog and why I love it so much. It's my way of connecting with like minded people from all over the world and I I hope you benefit from it as much as I do. So. New resolution (almost halfway through the year).
I, English Rose, hereby promise to blog a lot more. I may now have my own fashion magazine. I may be trying to study for a degree at one of the world's best universities. But fashion. comes. first.
I can't promise that my posts will be long, regular, or indeed interesting but they will be more frequent. Don't give up on me just yet darlings.
So. I have bought a gazillion lovely things since the last time I spoke to you all and will be revealing them to you in due course so that you can join in the drool fest. First up, these AMKSAJIFJAOIFAOAMAZING shoes I got at the weekend:
Quite possibly my most amazing/life-changing/ridiculous fashion purchase yet, the second I laid my eyes on them - I was hooked. Love at first sight. Sartorial Soulmates. I felt like Lady Gaga, and it felt goooood.
So eye-catching a piece of art were the wedges, (which are special edition pieces from London College of Fashion graduates), that everyone in the store was flocking to them. They also had them in fluorescent colours but they reminded me too much of clown shoes. Albeit super-stylish ones.
Now darlings, not to be a fashion snob but heels separate the fashion lions from the tigers if you know what I mean. These are a fashion shoe. In the singular. Not "shoes" but "a shoe". Everyone may have appreciated how gorgeous and unusual they were but most people would look, maybe laugh or gasp, and then put it back down. Not me. I saw, screamed, tried on, took pictures, and went straight to the till. In the queue I was unsurprisingly getting looks that said both "you are crazy" and "I am in awe of you". Leaving the shop, I was speechless - has that ever happened to any of you? Like you can't quite believe how good something is? I'm still in shock to be honest.
So loves of my life, how have you all been? What have been your fashion 'love at first sight' purchases. Leave me a comment and let me know!
I hope you have all been absolutely immense, and if you haven't already, check out my magazine 'Go Lightly' like the Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and spread the fashionable word.
As always, stay safe and chic mes amies,
English Rose x