The Telegraph’s Stella magazine has a feature on ‘The grown-up Instagram style stars you need to know’ the ‘over-35 Instagram stars blazing a trail for our generation,’ and I’m dead chuffed to be included. Particularly as I still find the idea of having my photo taken excruciating; I must be the most self-conscious Selfie-taker on the planet. But I do enjoy Instagram and as the Telegraph points out ‘people do like to see what their favourite Instagrammers are wearing in their posts.’ My photographer friend Dvora has been encouraging me to show my face a bit more; we’ve known each other for years and so I’m comfortable when she’s behind the lens. Plus, she takes the best photos.
As we were taking these, a lovely woman on a city bike did a massive U-turn in the road, pulled up onto the pavement and said, ‘That’s Not My Age! I love your blog and I knew it was you because you’re wearing khaki!’ One of the best things about this social media scenario is when people are so enthusiastic about what you do. Thank you, all. Anyhow, about this latest Khaki Malarkey… the Military Onesie is my new favourite thing. Bought in the sale at Liberty, it’s by an American label called Bliss and Mischief and it’s very slouchy. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a bit too baggy but I’ve had loads of compliments – just goes to show that it’s good to hit the refresher button from time to time. I wear it so much, I think I might have forgotten how to get dressed. For a more streamlined shape, try Citizens of Humanity (available HERE) and Vanessa Bruno (HERE).
The Telegraph asked for my three top buys of the season, I opted for Casual Glamour with a pair of Gucci loafers, MiH indigo cropped flare jeans and a new military jacket. The military jacket in the feature is from Hush (available HERE), but I also have my eye on the J.Crew version (available HERE) and the Rag & Bone army jacket is discounted at the minute and might be better value for money (available HERE).
Oh and that’s the Twiggy for M&S suede biker jacket in the top photo. I finally have all the images of the three competition winners and will be posting them later this week. More Khaki Malarkey coming soon.