Here’s to coffee…for being there for me even when I’m my crankiest (circa first year of uni’s daily 9am lectures) and least enthused. Needless to say, when I was asked to make my choice for Swatch‘s phrase ‘I always Want More ___’ for their campaign as this season’s London Fashion Week partner, there were no hesitations. So, it was only appropriate for me to shoot mid-wake up, and in clothes that might as well be a duvet (the shoes are surprisingly cushy). I don’t even know how some people manage to do fashion week in a full circuit and still stay awake for photos/ make it in time for early shows, but I don’t doubt that caffeine and a good watch have something to do with it. For me, I’ll take a black americano (thanks to Department of Coffee and Social Affairs) and this manly Swatch number any day (also on rotation; this simple black one which is becoming a fast favourite for easy accessorising, and this one for a cute pop of red against an otherwise predictably black wardrobe).
Nothing quite like a painting session to create the illusion that you are being productive pre-2016, especially whilst you can still feel the cumulative food babies leftover from Christmas festivities. I have always had an irrational fear of white jeans (and not purely to avoid menstrual paranoia) but this pair of culottes hits the spot without having me succumb to the skinny jean variation; I’m still more comfortable with higher waists and awkward lengths. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I’m home for the holidays and am quite occupied with doing nothing. I know I’ve been absent here lately but I hope you all have been having a lovely Christmas and wish you an early Happy New Year; here’s to stepping out of our comfort zones (and by comfort zones I mean black skinny jeans).