Photographs: Tom Martin
This time last week I was sprinting - okay, more like jogging, given the hefty gear that I was lugging with me! - from the 'A Clockwork Orange'-inspired edginess of KTZ to the gentlemanly calm of dunhill via the backstreets of London's Soho. For those of you who hadn't worked out from my various social media postings (read: ridiculous bombardment of backstage snaps of the Instagram variety) I covered backstage London Collections: Men for VMAN magazine. (I try to convey nonchalance typing that but inside I'm still more than a little buzzing). As predicted the four days of shows were indeed exhilarating madness - and exhausting too! But I loved every minute of it and am so excited to share more of the photographs that I captured that didn't make it online at VMAN (or to my feature on Menswear Style).
Anyway, back to the dreary charm that is the North. Tom captured these snapshots of me on the outskirts of the city as the sun was beginning its descent from the sky. Given my short stature, I tend to choose shorter dresses over the knee-skimming variety. However, I couldn't resist the relaxed elegance of this pinstripe beauty from House of Sunny. The oversized cut enabled me to don four thermals (yes, four!) underneath the dress. Combine this with my trusty beanie and stomping CAT boots and it's almost weather-appropriate attire. (Ardent followers of my blog will realise that this is the third outfit post in a row featuring said boots but hey, if Christopher Shannon approves then I can't be going too wrong).