Bunny Sweater - Peter Jensen for Urban Outfitters, Stripey Dress - Sportsgirl, Shoes - Connie-wonnies + Coconut, my unfinished bunny "sculpture"
After a few false starts, Autumn is finally upon us. I think. Boo. I'm sure I'm not the only happy-sunshine-Summer-loving girl who has a constant love-hate thing going with the colder months of the year - hate the low temps, the dampness and the general greyness but love the fluffy cuddly layers that I get to wear. Like this Mr Wabbit sweater*.
I've popped open my "contortionist's" trunk full of warm clothes too. It was as exciting as unearthing a time capsule! Old favourites that I've forgotten about...things that I didn't get to wear enough of last year...all waiting to be mixed and matched with some recently-acquired new and secondhand pals. Wheeeeee! As much as I detest the cold, I am looking forward to some dressing-up fun!
And I've recently discovered the Mori Girls. I didn't even know this Japanese subculture existed, since 2007, I think, but there are too many new ones popping up each day to keep track! Karl Taro Greenfeld really ought to write a follow-up to his 1995 book, Speed Tribes (it's a bit dated now but still a great read if you're into Japanese culture/subcultures). Anyway, I think I've been a Mori Girl all these years, subscribing to their way of life and dress without knowing it. A middle-aged Mori Girl. Wahahahahahaha!
*If you, like the few girls who stopped me on the street and in shops yesterday, are wondering if cute Mr Wabbit is still available for sale, I'm afraid he's all sold out. I bought him months ago when it was Autumn/Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. I know a lot of people can't bear to even think of warm clothes in the midst of an Aussie Summer but it pays to look ahead sometimes. Especially with non-trend-led pieces. And then there's their end-of-season sale too! Some of my Winter all-time favourites are super sale scores!