25 April 2009

Neapolitan Ice Cream

As I was considering outfits with regards to the Pink Panther yesterday, I spent some time to think through the possible colour combinations for the varying shades of pink. Whilst I enjoy the look of pink on black, I feel that the look would be too dark for my own satisfaction, and one would indeed have to be very careful as to which shade of pink to choose. As such when I thought of a softer palette, that would best suit my skin colour, I started considering the idea of browns and nudes, to softly contrast, yet draw attention to the pink.

Today I decided for a more casual outfit, perfect for a relaxing day in the garden, looking up at the clouds drifting slowly by. I opted for a pink based colour scheme, in all actuality, inspired by ice cream. In fact, the colours of the neapolitan icecream to be specific, and that beautiful combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate.

As such, I decided to wear a simple pink cashmere sweater over a white cotton t-shirt, which I paired with some brown cotton drop crotch trousers. Not wanting to over complicate the look, I went for a nude coloured Kashmiri scarf, which I draped over twice and knotted at the back, and navy blue espadrilles. I wanted to create a more relaxed and draped silhouette, whilst still maintaining a close and flattering fit, which I hopefully managed to achieve.

On a side note, the lovely Hello, darling of Berry blue muffin and the Prada handbag recently tagged me with this wonderful question tag.

What is your current obsession?

Crunchie chocolate bars, apple lollipops, Ceylon tea and Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

What is your weirdest obsession?

Collecting the red rubber bands that the postman uses to keep all the post for each house grouped together.

What are you wearing today?

^ Check above ^

What’s for dinner today?

Keine Ahnung...my mother will probably be cooking something tasty though :)

Why is today special?

Red Hat Society Day?

What would you like to learn to do?

I would love to be able to play the guitar and piano. And I have always wanted to know how to cut and sew a suit, I suppose a part of me has always entertained the idea of being a tailor.

What’s the last thing you bought?

The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant.

What are you listening to right now?

Stars And Boulevards by Augustana.

What is your favorite weather?

The days just towards the end of summer, when autumn is knocking on the door but has yet to step inside. It is still beautifully warm, and the darkness is gently creeping in during the evenings. The sunsets are wonderfully colourful and the trees have those mesmerising burnt reds and browns on their fringes.

What's your favorite meal of the day?

Breakfast. You can always be more creative with your food at breakfast, and I also happen to love breakfast cereals.

What is your most challenging goal right now?

Getting my health back on track so I can return to University.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?

Super sweet, always leaves adorable comments and you should check her out here.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

"Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, that I love London town".

I would love to live in one of those beautiful town houses just North of the River, or an apartment overlooking it.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

Egypt. The history and culture is simply fascinating.

Which language do you want to learn?

I wish I could speak Russian fluently.

What do you look for in a friend?

People that make me happy.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?

Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In) on dvd.

What’s your favorite type of music?

Something that my mind gets lost in, and can evoke emotion or bring back memories.

What’s the favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?

A small red sweater that I wore as a baby. I am keeping it so that one day, when I hopefully have children, they can wear it. I eventually intend to frame it, so I can have those memories constantly there for me to see.

What is your dream job?

A job in which I can write for the pure enjoyment of it. And I would love to be a position where I could quit whenever I wished without putting my family finances at risk, meaning that I would be working solely for the want to work.

Any favorite models?

Lily Donaldson, Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman and Daria Werbowy.

If you had £100 now what would you spend it on?

I was born with a reading list that I shall never finish, however what else can one do buy try? I would buy a well considered amount of books to read and just let my mind be free.

Favorite designers?

Yohji Yamamoto, Ozwald Boateng, Sir Paul Smith, Rei Kawakubo, Hedi Slimane, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Marc Jacobs, Valentino Garavani, Diane von Furstenberg and Filippa Knutsson.

Fashion pet peeve?

*cough* Cr*cs *cough*

Do you admire anyone’s style?

Johnny Depp. Unlike, say Brad Pitt, he never uses a stylist and in spite of that is still always well dressed. You can truly feel his personality through his clothing, and that, for me, is the epitomy of style.

Describe your personal style.

Constantly evolving, emotive and hopefully with a story to tell.

Currently playing: Boston - Augustana



  1. you're soooo stylish!! that pink is such a great color :) love it!

  2. i wish you can achieve the goal that you get back your health as soon as possible.

  3. I love the pink sweater with the scarf. Really cool. You look very intriguing today. Hope you have a great weekend.

  4. I said it before; guys should wear more pink, looks great on you! Are you planning to make a giant rubber band ball with your collection of post off.bands...;) ~Fab weekend*

  5. We have the same favourite models! Except I am in love wit kate moss, lara stone & freja! Hahah I love guys who wear pink :D

  6. It's nice to see a picture of you, handsome!!!!
    Love the pink paired with all.

    And thanks for sharing all this about you.

    Hope you're having a blast of a wkend, hun.


  7. Reading the title made me want to go out for ice cream :)

    I totally admire how you can put any pieces together and make them look like they were meant to be with one another. You have such a broad, almost innate understanding of fashion that it never ceases to amaze me :D

    Totally love the questionnaire! Your answers were totally fabulous. I especially love that you said that if you could go anywhere right now it would be Egypt, and if you could speak any language it would be Russian. So different. Love it!


  8. Haha, crocs are pretty bad.

    I love this outfit and i love how pink looks on you!

  9. i love stars & boulevards by augustana, and pink looks ridiculously good on you .

  10. What a great outfit! So fashionable! :)


    I love reading Ur answers!


  11. i live for this outfit DapperKid, get on lookbook if u're not on there now!!

  12. Love the pink! I am doing hot pink with navy tomorrow---and I am loving my bright pink eyeshadow!

    Loved the questions---I love London also, and I still have several sweaters from my childhood---my grandma knitted them---good idea to have them framed!

    I agreed with a lot of your stuff, but can't remember everything now---arrgh.

    Have a great Sat.!

  13. Wow, it's amazing how much thought you've put into this outfit, yet achieve to look so effortless! Great job, and I enjoyed reading the tag.

  14. poor corcs it's not their fault they were made so ugly! haha

    mmm such soft fabrics u have on... so snuggly!

  15. I love this shade of pink on you! Hope you're well dear(:


  16. Add a bit of pale blue and you'd have my ideal summer palette! Lovely shade of pink!

  17. Wonderful outfit! Love everything about it!

  18. perrrfect shade of barbie pink...and the cashmere looks sooo soft... yum.

  19. Oh, that outfit is just too perfect!

    ..And so my crush continues..!

  20. oh your outfit is so nice! And yea, EW CROCS. I love your favorite models too!

  21. Look so cute!

    And yes Johnny Depp is amazing :P Love him :)

  22. great scarf, great pants, great combination!

  23. this outfit is killer. you truly look dapper. and daria is such a beauty. on of my favs too.

  24. love the scarf! you look JUST like jonny depp!


  25. love the outfit, especially the sweater!
    do you mind me asking what type of camera you use? i'm always fascinated with cameras :)

    thank you so much for visiting! i've added you to my list :)

  26. coool cool pants! you pull of the pink and harem pants perfectly!

  27. Love the outfit, particularly the harem pants. It looks so comfy and cozy.

    Your answers are great too, I love reading more about my fellow bloggers x

  28. I love the look - and his espadrillos!

  29. It's so much fun to read these answers, and it seems like this questionary is all over the blogsphere!
    This outfit is perfect and so relaxed, without looking sloppy. The shoes remind me of a really popular type of shoe that i believe is originally from Argentina (i'd have to do more research to be sure). They're called 'alpargatas'.

  30. i really LOVE your hair. its so crazy .. cool boy :)

  31. that pink is so lovely!
    and augustana is so amazing. do you know "sunday best"?
    if not, listen immediately.

  32. Yay! An outfit photo by you. I love the pink shirt on you, it looks absolutely great. You have amazing style. :)

  33. That so goes great together. Love the scarf!

  34. You look stunning! And the colour choice is perfection <3 :))

  35. I cannot say how much I love your outfit. The circle scarf is fantastic, and the color palette quite genius.

    Hm. You remind me of Johnny Depp! It's a good thing =]

    La C.

  36. I really enjoyed reading your answers! I was just thinking about buying the "The Thoughtful Dresser" after reading the book review in Vogue. How did you like it? I already saw the 'Let the Right one In' online and I'm still kind of freaked out by it. I agree about Johnny Depp. I love that he wears whatever he wants and still let his personality shine. xxoxoxxo

  37. Do you speak any Russian? I've been studying for about three years so being fluent is also a goal for me. And like you, I also have a reading list that stretches beyond all time and space, haha!

    The outfit makes you look tastier than the ice cream it was inspired by.

    Wishing you good health. x

  38. Firstly I love the outfit and especially the Neapolitan ice cream!

    How sweet that you have one of your baby jumpers still, I love that you're keeping it for the future.

  39. I love your outfit, the colours are brilliant. The tag was so nice to read too, your writing is so pleasant. Crocs are so horrible, eep. x

  40. Your pink sweater is gorgeous. And ugh I envy your Harlem pants.

    I enjoyed your Q&A. We got to know a little more about you! :)

    xo, love.

  41. the proportions and color combo are just right!

  42. That pink looks great on you. I enjoyed reading the Q&A. I hope you've had a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

  43. Oh, crocs. I don't care how comfortable they are, it's just wrong to wear them.
    The summer before I was gonna start university, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and I was terrified of having to postpone the next stage of my life. Luckily, I was able to get my operation and treatment quickly, so that I was just a few weeks late. I hate it when I'm mentally prepared for something, but external circumstances dictate another fate.

  44. love love love that you love Johnny D's style. He is innately stylish. oh i adore the colour palette of your outfit. That shade of pink i so more soft with the soft tones you paired it with.
    Also think is pretty cool you want to learn Russian :o)

  45. Ooooh honey I love what your wearing! And I hate crocs too. I hope they burn in hell hahaha

  46. Cute post, and I like your new avator!!

  47. oh me oh my how awesome do you look right now!!! i'm glad i stumbled across your blog!

  48. Another amazing outfit of you! Why isn't every guy so stylish as you are? Oh wait, that would be boring actually. As long as you stay like this, haha. But I really liked to read you answers!

  49. I hope you are staying well. You look great in pink.

  50. Loving the outfit, and loving the comment about Johnny Depp- and I agree with it completely!

  51. i love that outfit! you remind me of a french impressionist painter! the pink looks great.

  52. I agree!

    I love the shade of the pink and the superduper comfortable looking outfit! my comfortable outfit is very similar consisting of harem pants converses and black longsleeves t-shirt..


  53. haha I used to call neopolitan 'polystyrene' when i was little :)
    that outfit is so inspired, it's great.

  54. Aah i love men in pink! such a great outfit!

  55. one word; amazing!
    I love your outfit! ^^

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  58. i love stars & boulevards by augustana, and pink looks ridiculously good on you . x

  59. that pink is so lovely! and augustana is so amazing. do you know "sunday best"? if not, listen immediately.