What: Army surplus gear, light blue denim, pearls, loafers and a Mulberry saddle bag; because they go together like dolls and porcelain, red and green, tat and christmas tree, clowns and bedrooms... You get the idea, right? It's ironic, but I'm serious... Ironically serious, or seriously ironic- whichever you prefer. Wouldn't work any other way.
Why: Today was the day- the North London derby day! Arsenal v Tottenham... 5-2, Sp*rs blew it! ... As most of you probably have no idea what I am on about I'll spell it out- f o o t b a l l ! How did I get into this? I don't know, but it is too late to back out now.
I thought that dressing like a proper 'ladette' fan for the occasion would be too risky; I figured people might think I actually know what I'm doing and take me seriously, ask me questions, offer beer, find out my little secret; that would have been a disaster because I don't even drink beer. The parka and the rolled up sleeves were my defense mechanisms. The loafers, cable-knit cardigan with golden buttons, little black bag and a string of pearls- to make myself feel better and confuse the hell out of everyone else.
I was wearing:
Jeans- Tommy Hilfiger
Loafers- Russell & Bromley
Parka- Proper army gear? Bought at a car-boot sale