I'm a (Faux) Furry

November 7, 2014

What is it about fantasy-colored fur that makes us purr? We have narrowed it down to our childhood exposure to Sesame Street, Muppet Babies and Barney the Dinosaur (yes, Barney appeared to have a downy texture, rather than scaly). And if our landlords won't allow us pets, well we can at least stroke our accessories and make-believe! The Orla Kiely handbag reminded us especially of our new Remotely Fashion mascot, Kosi, the most fashionable Bichon-Frisse to hit the canine streets. So do like Kosi this winter and wag your tails in a bit of fantasy fluff and if anyone questions you just go all Oscar the Grouch on them.

Shades of Autumn

November 4, 2014

We apologise for stating the blindingly obvious, but one of the worst things about international friendships is the international part. Years can go by without you laying non pixelated Skype eyes on each other and you miss out on being able to just casually hang out. However, being of the obnoxiously optimistic persuasion, we prefer to focus on the positives of international visits and of course, omiyage!

This stylish trio had traveled come from far and wide -  The Big Apple, The Golden Gates of San Francisco and, er, Manchester - just to see us (kind of) so we took them to one of our favourite London haunts, The Rum Kitchen. We noticed that our fab trio was dressed in a Fall fashion  temperature gradient from coldest to warmest corresponding with the places they came from to visit us in London. And now aside from omiyage, they have bestowed upon us how to dress wherever we end up this season, whether it be for Guy Fawkes' Night or Thanksgiving Day! 

Left to Right:

Coat - Topshop
Cami Floral Dress - Forever 21
Boots  - Mod Cloth

Printed Blouse - Spitalfields Market
Ripped Jeans - Topshop
Lace-up Boots - Topshop

Grey Jumper - Therapy
Floral Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Slip-ons - Topshop

A Real Horrorshow Halloween

October 31, 2014

Our dear droogs! All Hallows Eve Greetings! 
Last minute Halloween party invite? What the devil will you wear? Don't be haunted by costume drama, over at Ticketmaster we've been working tirelessly to compile a selection of Halloween ideas from clothes you may already have lurking in your wardrobe. From the adorable to the down right petrifying, with not a sexy anything in sight, but what with the preponderance of white jeans this summer, we also wanted to share our favourite unisex Halloween costume - Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Feast your glazzies below. 
(In our experience a pair of white Y-fronts stuffed with socks make a good substitute codpiece)
The milky Knifey Moloko is entirely optional. 

Shirt - River Island,
Boots - Dr Martens
Braces - ASOS
False Eyelashes - Eyelure
Joni Jeans Topshop
White Jeans - Mango
Bowler Hat -ASOS

Metallics - Not Just For Christmas

October 27, 2014

This is an urgent appeal.

As the first leaves of Autumn begin to fall, the first tatt of Christmas similarly makes its descent into the nation's shops. But amongst the chaos of reindeer antler hairbands and Christmas Pudding earrings you may also notice an array of metallic. Every year these beautiful shiny clothes are worn once or twice around the festive season and then discarded. Left to languish at the bottom of countless wardrobes across the world they are cold, lonely and at the mercy of moths.  Well we for two are not going to stand for it anymore! J Crew's Jenna Lyons famously elevated leopard print to the status of a neutral and we believe that metallics fall into the same category, with just a little bit of thought, these neglected garments can be rehabilitated and appreciated for the useful members of sartorial society that they are. Add a spangly shoe at the end of some ripped jeans, throw on a chunky knit or cosy sweatshirt with your sparkly skirt, or even take what would be an uber casual sweatshirt and make it silver. Here is our selection of stupendously shiny things that  are versatile enough to work into your everyday wardrobe. Silver skirt in Sainos, why the devil not?

Remember, sequins are for life, not just for your shitty Christmas party.  

Metallics are not just for Christmas

Clockwise from top: Sweatshirt - Whistles, Rivington Chain Clutch - Whistles, Lurex Socks - Monki, Rucksack - Whistles, Glitter Lace Ups - Cheap Monday, Silver Heels - Topshop, Quilted Skirt - Antipodium, Sequin Skirt - Topshop 

Amsterdam Days

October 8, 2014

Baby doll jersey dress - H&M
Athletic Socks - Monki
Trench Coat - H&M
Sunnies - Monki
Flatform Sandals - H&M

Sweatshirt Dress - H&M
Delicate Gold Necklace - Topshop
Snakeskin Slip-on Sneakers - Topshop
Last month, I went an lovely girls trip to Amsterdam where we shopped til we dropped and ate so many crepes we nearly exploded in happiness. The weekend was consistently sunny with a mild breeze that had just the slightest hint of Autumn, but mostly Summer which was perfect for strolling down the streets with cup o' frites in hand. I hope I'll visit this gorgeous city again!

My lovely friend humored my fashion blogging tendencies and took my OOTD shots for the weekend, so thank you Holly Bailey! Her family clearly has the photography gene in their DNA, because her sister Chloe is a great photographer as well. Check her out!

Jimmy Choo Townhouse - A Shoetopia

October 3, 2014

It had been impossible to not notice that the end of the world as we knew it was nigh (how else to explain the existence of Robin Thicke and his peculiar brand of rapey pop? ) but the event itself appears to have passed us by, perhaps we got distracted by something shiny. However the apocalypse came to pass, a couple of Sundays ago we RF girls found ourselves in a brave new world, in a veritable shoetopia!

221 New Bond Street has been converted into the first ever Jimmy Choo Townhouse and we went along to have a poke around. Set over three floors, all the shoes in there have been created equal, skater shoes and tough ankle boots, sit happily alongside the elegant heels, which have become synonymous with the brand.
We guzzled champs, played in the photo booth, got our nails did and generally drooled at all of the lovely shoes on show.

Shoe-shaped biscuits and beautiful scarves...
...Here are a few of our favourite skins!
We sound our spirit bags...
Then, in true RF fashion, found the flattest shoes in the shop - we like to fall for our shoes, not off them. 

Pure narcissism - it's a kind of sickness really.

Hizashiburi Desu Ne! | It's Been Awhile!

September 29, 2014

It's been quite awhile since our last joint OOTD, but we hope the epically amazing Chinatown background will distract a bit from that. Post dim-sum brunch with some of our besties in tow, we showed them the dark side of blogging --