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The bar at HN always used to be highly amusing on a Friday night. Very ugly, very wealthy men and very young, very 'hungry' women! Lovely skirt! Am off into London on Sunday for my pre 40th haircut and colour to banish all signs of grey, and hope to fit in a bit of shopping while DH is babysitting. Still looking for that petrol blue knit......
Hi all - have been so busy, trying to catch up now, but may be in process of becoming a background lurker - very busy weeks ahead. Wonderful to see Vogue #3!
Have limited my time online just like Fritzi (are you still here): have produced record amounts of tomatoes, had great nights out (a rooftop concert overlooking Rome, a big, splashy art opening, two fab restaurant nights), read more books (quite liked NW by Zadie Smith)...
Italy has transitioned to wintertime, and winter clothes are always a bit boring to me (emphasis on comfort and warmth, not style). It's still warm during the day but chilly at night, and the houses are cooling down - we actually keep our A/C on reverse, as central heating only kicks in on Nov 1.
Today a less glamorous day. Slept in a bit, then cleared a blocked drain, subcribed to the digital NY Times (need regular doses of intelligent reading to keep the brain from rotting), removed a few grease stains and put my slightly stained oatmeal-color Celtic houseboots in the washer (the boots are must in Italy during the winter - marble and granite floor are ice cold).
The only remotely style-related news item from this front: the chain of my very rarely used Mulberry Lily from the summer sales broke. It's under 12-month warranty, they are organizing it to be repaired, but still feel that 1) will never get another Mulberry bag - it's ridiculously bad design and quality control that a metal chain of a tiny bag can break, ever - and 2) that "luxury" really has lost its luster. Not that Mulberry is luxury, exactly, but I'm tired of being duped to pay high prices for items that are marked up beyond all reason. <rant over>
Oh, and also have ordered a pair of made-to-measure tall black winter boots. Interesting to see how they turn out. If they are even remotely fine, they will solve a lot of wintertime outfit problems.
What are you all wearing today? I'm wearing a home uniform of skinnies, cotton tunic, cocktail ring, red lipstick and Havaianas - that I resort to tunics and skinnies might imply that I'm in dire need of some style chat
You found us Dona! Wonderful news! First day of the shooting season for DH so he headed off in his tweed suit this morning looking very dapper. I am not so dapper in GAP skinnies, my Hudson tan ankle boots and my camel and black striped A&W knit. Love the knit but jeans are a lousy fit and probably need to go. I can't find a cheaper alternative to my 7FAM in terms of fit. Totally agree re: Mulberry. My bags that bought from them 10 years ago are loading up so much better than more recent purchases. Off to Kensington tomorrow for haircut and colour and then some shopping. The downside of DH shooting and me shopping is that we don't catch up as a family but if I don't get my hair done I'll look 50 on my 40th!!!
Marsha I love love love getting my hair done. My hairdresser works on LFW so always has amazing gossip and there's always a skinny model or two to stare at. He's based on gloucester rd so lots of fascinating people come in, lots of embassy workers etc. Great for people watching! Lots of loud music but I agree, the chance to read a magazine or two in relative peace is fab! Fritzi welcome back, your break sounds lovely. Where did you stay in the Cotswolds in the end?