glasses: spex in the city (a gift) / cape: madewell / necklace: tj maxx (discount store) / cardigan: express (on sale) / top: maedwell / jeans: h & m / boots: hunter
On a rainy day (or month like we've been having over here!) there are two sure things to keep this girl happy... a cute hedgehog and a nifty cape! I was doing the usual... you know, splashing around in puddles, when came across this little (or rather large) guy. I instantly knew I wanted to feature him in my style shoot! The hedgehog was done by graffiti artist ROA as his last piece of artwork before moving on from London. I first noticed his work (with pieces this big, how could you not?) popping up around east London around the times that hubs and I moved. With artwork so stylized and distinct in theme, it was easy to identify his work. A unique feature I noticed about his graffiti is that he uses the architecture of the buildings to determine and dictate the size and placement of his animals. You can expect to find them in abandoned and often industrial settings with the purpose of breathing life back into these long forgotten spaces. ROA is also known for his quirky twists, like drawing on surfaces tat open and close to reveal the insides of his animals. A little dark, maybe... but I can't help loving the feeling of sadness and cynicism his work evokes.
But enough street art... lets talk fashion. As I mentioned, the weather had been the perfect (please note the sarcasm) combination of wet and windy! That I have not changed out of my wellies for weeks and keep using the same chunky knit cardigan as an extra layer of warmth with nearly every outfit hasn't gotten to me... yet... though I have had to get creative with it! Too keep my outfit casual for Sunday dates, errands, and public splashing, I chose to wear denim with denim and a large statement necklace. When doing denim on denim, I find there can be a very fine line between chic and well... lets just say not so chic. The best thing to do when pairing denims is to chose different hues of blue to avoid the matchy 90's family portrait look. Throw in a cape... because lets face it, life is always more exciting when you are wearing a cape... and you are virtually ready for anything!
Just a girl with a hedgehog and a cape...
***Today I am thankful for all the amazing and inspiring artwork I come across in our neighborhood... has really helped me stop and appreciate the little things***