I love a good spy movie... for all the right reasons of course but also and maybe more so for the fashion. Recently I watched The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and as always I was in love with the style of all the characters...
Who can forget Sophie Marceau's fabulous wardrobe in The World Is Not Enough? (Admittedly that is far from being the best Bond out there but she looked absolutely sensational in it). I have to say, overall villains are somewhat more interesting characters... they just exist in shades of grey which makes them a bit more real and a lot of them pile the sex-appeal quite high, don't you think?
Out for drinks earlier I thought I'd channel my favourite villainesses by donning this gorgeous maxi dress... Isn't it absolutely wonderful?
I saw it through the corner of my eagle eye (which is way to sharp considering I'm trying to curb by shopping habit, maybe if I wore darker shades?) walking back from a Pilates class and it was love at first leopard. Rixo London creates silk garments with bespoke hand painted prints... Their dresses are so hot I was lucky to find this beauty just a couple of blocks away from home!
I love the animal print... it's bold and delicate and the cut of the dress beyond flattering (if I say so myself...). The silk itself is super light, meaning the dress is a dream to wear. Of course every villainess needs an evil pet, and what do you know, Mr Cleverpuss decided to join this shoot as a co-star. Isn't he fluffy and adorable in a constant-scheming kind of way?
Accessories-wise I kept everything simple, plain slip-in wedge mules I found in the Plaka in Athens when we visited last month, and a turquoise snake clutch that was a gift my parents brought me from one of their recent trips. I love a look that is easy and yet packs a little bit of punch, this is really up my street. And so comfy!!!
The aforementioned fluffy co-conspirator was very helpful in deciding what's for drinks (Aperol Spritz of course, not shaken, not stirred, just layered)... not so much in elaborating a master of the universe plan for me, but then again, these days, I'm not sure that's what I'm after...
I'm just happy finding my balance again, preparing for my little vacay with the bambini (in Brittany, must remember to pack cashmeres...) and just enjoying the little beauties in life.
For more details on this outfit, find some details below:
- Dress, Rixo (Also check out http://www.rixo.co.uk/ for the rest of the collection)
- Wedge mules, from a market in Athens, these Jimmy Choo ones are very close
- (Still trying to find a good match for my clutch... watch this space... x)