The Tide is High

The Tide is High

Today my feet felt like they were going to snap off from the crunchy numbing cold.  Maybe it was down to the late afternoon spent trudging through icy Hyde Park and then standing in the tiers of the Emirates, urging Arsenal to “PRESSSSSSSS!”  As January rumbles around, I’ve needed to dress up up up in order to motivate myself out of a soporific couch-potato stupor that involves far too many Kettle Chips and hours on Netflix.  Lately, ‘s cheery winter warmers including a Steiff-lined polka dotty jacket and a scarf that reads “LOVE” (a neutral scarf suitable for supporting any football team) have been drowning out any notion that the skies might be grey and that the air might be below zero.  The unabashedly fem-fem colours and array of cuddly toy textures alone ups the temperature by at least a few degrees.

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IMG_0772 Wearing Ryan Lo jacket, skirt and “Love” scarf, Prada jumper, Bernstock Speirs hat, Converse and

I thought I’d take this opportunity to congratulate Lo on his impending first solo show at February’s London Fashion Week under the  sponsorship scheme.  Some of you may or may not know that I’ve written Lo’s show press notes for the past few seasons and so have had that extra bit of insight into the oddball yet kawaii sources of inspiration in Lo’s collections.   As I huddle up at home next to the radiator and under two blankets, nursing my crunchily numb feet, it’s hard not to look forward to Lo’s tropical luau that blends references to the hilarious fruity bitches in Muriel’s Wedding with the Hawaiian japes of Japanese anime character  (both the film and the anime got a rewatch during the Christmas period).  When you throw in the reggae vibes Blondie’s The Tide is High with the tacky rave of Cantopop hit All New Summer Holiday by Joey Yeung, you once again get an unexpected combustion of some universally loved moments of girliness and Lo’s obscure nods to his Hong Kong upbringing.   Lo has spent a few seasons expressing his little love stories through pastel shades, tulle rosettes and lurex-flecked yarn in mise-en-scene tableau presentations.   In a solo show, the spotlight on the self-taught Lo will be bigger and the stakes higher and that will be exciting to see.

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  1. Ann Robie

    2015-01-05 at 12:12 AM

    is that young Anna Wintour? I’ve never seen this picture before…

  2. Andres Poiche

    2015-01-05 at 2:07 AM

    Cool look Susie

  3. Eden

    2015-01-05 at 2:41 AM

    Cute outfit, I love the blush colour bag!

  4. Michèle

    2015-01-05 at 7:33 AM

    Love these colorful designs. So outstanding and fancy

  5. Anami

    2015-01-05 at 8:47 AM

    Love the candy colour scheme, even though these hues are wayoutof my comfort zone – I’m more of a blue-green type. Wishing you a wonderful year and stylish socks for your freezing feet.
    Anami, xx

  6. Elisa

    2015-01-05 at 9:01 AM

    Cool!
    Xxx
    Elisa.

  7. Anna

    2015-01-05 at 9:06 AM

    That tropical feel is definitely needed right now! Feels so far away when I didn’t have to wear about 10 layers just to go outside!


  8. Valerie

    2015-01-05 at 9:38 AM

    Love your unique outfit! The following pictures are also amazing, most of all the one with young Anna Wintour!

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  10. sasa

    2015-01-05 at 3:38 PM

    Love your hat and scarf! So cute:)

  11. Fashion Snag

    2015-01-05 at 7:55 PM

    So cute!

  12. Natalia | Fashioned by Love

    2015-01-05 at 8:13 PM

    Beautiful! The happy vibe is perfect to get to reality from the holiday and winter induced hibernation and those yarns are begging to be touched – so wonderful to see something so very tactile in the world full of plastic and all things artificial.

    Happy new year, Susie! Stay warm! x

  13. The Provoker

    2015-01-06 at 9:01 AM

    Those lilac dungarees are on point! And very much fighting the urge to stroke that Prada jumper! Oh! And Happy New Year to you Susie and to Style Bubble!

  14. Ollyup

    2015-01-06 at 2:19 PM

    ciao.. bell’articolo ^_^

  15. Adam

    2015-01-12 at 10:34 PM

    Look very nice 🙂

  16. hybrid coupler

    2015-01-27 at 6:50 AM

    Gooooooooooooooooood!

  17. power divider

    2015-03-01 at 5:54 AM

    Coooooooooooooooooooool

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