Have you ever lusted after an item of clothing that despite it being incredibly high fashion and despite the fact that a teeny bit of you wonders where and indeed, if you can wear it, you still yearn to own it?
That’s me and the 2ND DAY Carla shearling waistcoat. We first met in cyberspace last year and I fell for her hook, line and sinker. In their infinite wisdom, 2ND DAY decided to bring her back for the AW12 collection. And then recently, my lovely friends at Varg literally made me jump for joy when they presented me with my very own 2ND DAY Carla. I cuddled her close all the way home on the train, smiling like I had a banana wedged sideways. Attractive no?
In the Varg office, Carla is known as Fashion. When you wear her you ARE Fashion. Walk in the room in all that shearling…yep…here comes Fashion. In a reckless moment I decided to give the naming responsibility to Junior Child – she came up with Woof. When I repeated the Varg story she then decided upon Fashion Woof – it’s growing on me so we’re sticking with it.
Being one who enjoys a self inflicted style experiment now and again, I wore Fashion Woof on Saturday – first into the village to get lunch and then again later, for a whirlwind shopping stop in Bournemouth.
The village butcher and the baker didn’t even flinch when I waltzed in clad in shearling fabulousness. Perhaps this means they’re getting used to the sartorial activity I regularly inflict upon them…I’m not sure if this a good thing.
In Bournemouth, two ladies cooed over Fashion Woof, teenage boys pointed and mentioned the word “sheep” and one boutique saleswoman came up and stroked me. Sheep comments not withstanding, that’s a good enough reaction for me.
I LOVE wearing this waistcoat. It’s a head turner, an absolute dream piece to own and one that demands you throw it on with attitude and a confident strut at the ready. And when worn over my biker jacket, I was as warm as toast.
What do you think? A shaggy dog story or Fashion at it’s most fabulous?
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