Wednesday, 24 November 2010

My Claud-robe

It's become necessary for me to reveal my ultimate style icon. No, it' not Kate Moss, Julia Restoin-Roitfield, or even my beloved Olsen twins. If I'm honest with myself, (and I must point out here that I rarely am), the person who has inspired more purchases that any other is the one and only Ms Claudia Winkleman.

Close friends will not find this surprising. I have confessed to numerous people that I feel we are in fact long-lost friends, destined to reconnect at some point and take on the world one bag of cheesy Wotsits at a time. I taken pictures of her amazingly bouncy bob to the hairdressers, flirting with a nude lip and have a similarly inordinate number of obscenely high shoes. I draw the line at the spray tans, though it's only a matter of time.

I have obviously never met Claud (though she did recently tell my boyfriend he was 'soooo sweet' so we are obviously of one mind), yet I have loved her since It Takes Two started many moons ago. But my style stealing ways began this time last year when I spotted her in this warehouse dress on ITT:
Then, more recently, I spied a beautiful shirt on the Warehouse website:
I loved it, but I thought £55 was pretty steep, no? Even if it is silk. Until I turned on ITT and saw Claudia sporting the very same blouse. It was a sign from the gods - we are of one mind. It had to be mine.
Then I began the search for a Xmas party dress. I had absolutely no luck until browsing and noticing my future best mate in this beauty:

Dorothy Perkins, £40 on the big sale day? Yes please. So my Claud-robe continues to build. If I could afford either of the beautiful Paul and Jo Sister numbers she's worn in recent weeks I would snap them up. Seen here  and here.

So in summation, I love her style, described as Kate Moss meets Chrissie Hynde, and am not above copying it from time to time. I leave you with a quote:

"Everything I wear on Strictly people can buy. You will never see me in Herve Leger, because who can afford that?
"I get 50 requests a day from the show's online message boards and I want to always be able to say Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, French Connection or Topshop because that is all I wear."

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  1. i've only just come across your blog, and i must say i enjoy:)
    Claudia Winkleman has pretty great fashion sense, so shes a good style icon to have!
    i really like that blouse also actually, very stylish!
    definately going to be following you :)

    check out my blog if you like,
    courtney xx

  2. I LOVE claudia! Watched her on filmnight last night and she is so funny. I also always love what she wears. lots of textured, sheer and lacy black! love it. x

  3. I'm so with you. Although, i must admit, I *don't* draw the line at the spray tans. x

  4. gorgeous clothes :)
    she has such lovely outfits which don't cost stupid amounts

  5. so beautiful :)))


  6. Y'know I never thought of our Claud as being an icon especially. Sorry... but... she annoys me somewhat, it's her flapping and silly fringe and silly lipstick *breathe* but I love the outfits you've picked up on here, maybe I should assess her from the neck down and I might like her more :) jazzy ♥

  7. The Rank Herve Leger Dress fashion shows are often populated with celebrities and famous actresses dressed in Herve Leger bandage dresses.Famous fans, Lindsay Lohan, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth.

  8. I adore all of these! Great blog!


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