18.7.10

London | Sucked In


Psynopsis London Southbank
Went for my usual stroll along the Thames... Admired dancers of the Michael Clark company in the Tate Modern...
Psynopsis Tate Modern Dancing

Psynopsis Tate Modern Turbine Hall

... Then got sucked into shopping heaven. Did you know that Liberty's got a vintage department? Oh, it was terrible. There it was, the jacket of my dreams – a proper Chanel jacket – the cut, the beautiful material, the chain sewn in at the bottom… But the colour, the colour… lemon yellow. And then there was a blazer, not 'the jacket', but all the same, just beautiful. 'Take both' suggested the helpful sales assistants. 'I'd love to, but sadly I haven’t quite got the spending budget as the customer next to me with her 3 Hermes shopping bags.' (I did not say). Also, I wanted the skirt, too (greedy!).
In the end I went for the blazer (and the skirt, naturally). (Just to realise at home that this must be my ump-th blazer. Sometimes I wonder if I'm stuck in a 90s fashion timewarp.)
Psynopsis Vintage Chanel Labels

To give my new purchases the proper attention (and space) I cleaned up my wardrobe, threw out everything that doesn't go with them. (Did I ever mention that I’m a bit OCD?) Now I’m left with a completely black–brown–beige–white clothes collection.

I also wonder if there is a certain Chanel bug going around, targeting especially bloggers. The latest sufferer was Lenore who has just taken a blogging break. Hope you are coming back soon, Lenore!

And thank you all for the encouraging comments to the ruffle dress. I guess with a belt and a blazer (what else?!) it will make a pretty outfit and I'm determined to wear it more often.

50 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Wonderful photos, Sabine. I do so adore the London skyline.
Ahhh, Liberty. I'd be like a kid in a sweetshop in there, especially the vintage department. Well done for showing such restraint. Just keep telling yourself it's an investment.

featherbrain said...

oh, London (L)

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i miss london and i love the photos
thanks so much for posting

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you! I've just noticed there are some faults in the post, which I'm just going to fix!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Better now!

Isabel said...

such great finds!

Sandra Høj said...

Wheee, I want to go and spoil myself (in London) too. I am thinking that you may appreciate your single outfit more than the woman with the tons of Hermes. :-)

shari @ little blue deer said...

I'm a neutrals girl, too, Sabine, for sure. I think neutrals are so flattering. Rather envious of your finds, but quite happy for you! Enjoy your weekend!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Sandra - I'm sure I will, also because they blew my budget; so no more autumn clothes purchases for me (she says)

Shari - They are lovely neutral and will be modelled here soon, for sure. No need to be envious, I paid dearly for them (see above) ;-)

Fashion Fantasist said...

Love these photographs!! Very evocative.

xxx

www.fashionfantasist.blogspot.com

Kazuko said...

congrats to your chanel (no need to be more specific when talking about chanel i think - always glorious no matter what) - can't wait to see you in one of the items!

beautiful pictures by the way!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, I miss London, though I visit quite frequently.

Your picture of the skyline is so beautifully photographed, my dear. Am so happy for you re. your Chanel blazer and skirt.

Have yet to visit Vintage Liberty/London. In Paris I get vintage Chanel at Didier Ludot;-)

WeShop said...

What amazing finds - I love Chanel. Can't wait to see pics of you wearing these. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Can you have too many blazers!?

I adore your photos.

Martwa Marta said...

i haven't been to london before... how is it possible?! fantastic photos!

Miss Kiki Lovelace said...

cant wait to see you in this blazer missy! :)
by the way, i love your photos from the previous post.

Clare said...

These photos are beautiful I love the use of black and white!

Adele said...

Can't wait to see you in these great find! I love clearing out my wardrobe!

Adele x
http://moltocuriosa.com

MarchMusings said...

Great photos. You've captured the feeling well. Love the gorge dress in the previous post

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Mmm..wish I were in London right now!! I love the black and white photos!! I need to clean out my closet too; it's becoming a nightmare! xoxxoxoxoo

Fashionistable said...

I am looking forward to seeing you in your Chanel. Looks like you had a great day in London. Talking of breaks I just nearly took one too. There are huge winds of change blowing through my life right now and I was thinking stop. But I love taking my street fashion and I must keep doing the things I love. Xxxx

Little Monarch said...

oh i love Liberty's! but of course i only go there to browse :( lovely photos.

Sleekit said...

Looking forward to seeing your vintage Chanel lady

I completed your challenge, take a look
http://sleekitone.blogspot.com/2010/07/all-good-things-you-never-knew-about-me.html

Sleekit x

Tanvi said...

I am glad you picked both the pieces. Why not? eh?! You live once ;) And I didn't know Liberty had a Vintage Dept. I have to go next I am in London. I miss London. Thanks for posting these pictures!! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh Sabine, I love the imagery you presented in this post. I seriously want to visit London with you someday - we would have such an amazing time shopping!! :)

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

These photos are just gorgeous, love the skyline!

Grace said...

What I'd give to be there...

Love Grace.

notjustmedical said...

I had no idea Liberty had a vintage section - must check it out. Although Liberty is a strictly 'look but not buy' zone!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Imogen said...

These are fabulous photos and I especially love the first skyline picture.It must have been amazing in the vintage section.

Upasna said...

oooh I miss being in London it's been ever so long! Am reading a book, which had an interesting line, tempted to say it for these pictures as well, "the air was grey- the colour of Europe" :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

fabulous post, man i miss london! jx

Susu Paris Chic said...

As a former dancer, I just love the dancer shot. All of your pics are magnificent!

Thank you for your encouragement and always uplifting comments! I truly have enjoyed getting to know you, and count on continuing to do so. Especially now, today, I wanted to let you know that I appreciate this blog friendship of ours!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you, Susu! The feeling is mutual.

Erika - we sure do have to go shopping together! Hope you manage to come to London one day!

My Republic of Fashion said...

These pictures are fantastic. That Chanel looks gorgeous!SarahD:)

Maddy said...

Love the black & whites here! And the vintage Chanel pieces...*sigh*...how could you possibly resist!? Can't wait to see you try it on! You always manage to get your hands on so many fab pieces...lucky you!

joy said...

The third picture is definitely my favorite. I cannot wait to see the blazer!

JD
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

Melissa~ said...

I hate you, but with love :) You have a chanel jacket!! and skirt! I'm jelaous!
They must look great in you.

kisses!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh wow, lovely!

Valerie said...

I love all the neutrals, you found so many great things!

xo
Valerie

drollgirl said...

oh you. lucky you. i don't own any chanel, which is a crying shame! SOME DAY. i might have to start with the lipstick, as the clothes are just too much money for me! wah. WAH.

SabinePsynopsis said...

What can I say... These purchases have totally blown my budget. It was madness - MADNESS! (and I had to promise hubby no new clothes more until autumn - hahahahahahahahaha...)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh you lucky girl!!! I want to go ahead and splurge a little myself.

Sounds like u did have a wonderful weekend after all :)

xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

I love love love London:)Congrats on your new Chanel:) You lucky girl! Kisses sweetie

KIRAFASHION said...

Fantastic Dance! I am so sure it is amazing!!!!

danniekate said...

maybe they will let me borrow for prom, haaha! love the shots, youre very talented :)

Christie said...

WOW beautiful pictures - you're talented!!!

In Fashion and Style

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Great pictures! I love the architectural one. It's amazing! And lucky you getting the outfit! Can't wait to see how it looks!

Rosie Unknown said...

That sounds like an absolutely lovely shopping trip, even if you didn't get to take everything you wanted home.

wulanasihsetyarini said...

nice black and white photos dear..
and i like the shoping stories from u..
:D

Miss Violet Bell said...

Fantastic photos Sabine. Especially the one of Liberty! That's exciting about the Chanel blazer and skirt.. one can only dream...! Hope you have a good start to the week :)

MVB.xx