A couple of gents, and a couple of dapper accessories. I love this hat - they say that hats don't suit everyone, but I think some people just aren't trying. This hat's a little bit retro, a little bit flash, and it's as flattering as hell. To the right, I love these gloves: pure fun, but not in a 'Homer Simpson socks' kind of way. Men's clothing presents few opportunities for fun and wit, but these do the trick.
I met this lady on the night and developed a bit of a crush, to be honest. She'd come straight from work, and was simply dressed in black, but my how stylish! The hair is sexy and sophisticated - hair like this makes me tempted to cut mine short - and perhaps you can't see from the photo, but her eyeliner was glossy jet black, winged for retro flair, and matched with scarlet lips. The chunky, long jet necklace makes the simple outfit feel connected to the elegant face and 'do'. Applause.
This rock chick was one of the DJs on the night, and I'm including her, primarily because she looks so good in her jumper dress. The fine knit is flattering, and those three-quarter length sleeves are elegant and provide great coverage. Ideally I'd have asked her where she got it, but even if I had, I may have been too 'refreshed' to remember... she reads the blog, though, so perhaps she'll tell us. I also love this ultra-girly, flamingo pink resin ring when worn with the short 'rock' nails and seventies-style parka. Unadulterated 'serious' black is too grown-up to be swelegant.
I mentioned them on the recent post about men's dressing, but I'm really getting into a fine crombie-style overcoat for men, recently. Lighter colours such as grey or camel with a darker collar are most stylish - and if you're tall and slim then you might prefer a double-breasted style, as here, as it gives a 'boxier' look.
I actually wanted to take a front-facing shot of this spectacular frock so I could show you the brilliant forties-style shoulders and slim V neckline. Unfortunately, the conversation between inebriated strangers in a noisy club wasn't terribly clear, and after two tries, I gave up. Anyway, it's a great shot of this splendid Alexander Henry fabric - skulls and roses sewn up into a retro-femme frock. I have a frock in this fabric: a gorgeously talented friend made it for herself and then sent it to me when she lost weight and it fitted her no more. Mine's a more full-skirted style, though.