Jeans: Cheap Monday
Boots: Urban Outfitters
But my unnaturally zen state could only last so long and after meeting my Dad for a quick coffee it was time to get down to business. After a brief attempt to find presents for my more difficult relatives (you know who you are!) and a not-so-brief pitstop at the brand new Mulberry store (AKA heaven on earth) I was off flogging around town for castings, not an easy task in 4 inch heels.
My first appointment, a casting for Garnier, was conveniently just around the corner so naturally casting no. 2 had to be miles away. After finally arriving in the far reaches of East London I was overwhelmed by the urge to take full advantage of being in unfamiliar shopping territory and just hit the boutiques instead. With enormous self-restraint I forced myself to ignore the many, many pretty things peeping out from the surrounding window displays and made straight for the All Saints HQ. As per usual, there were so many obscenely beautiful girls there I immediately wondered why I’d even bothered. The annoying thing about castings is that (in my case anyway) you can run around London like a madwoman but the chances of actually getting any of the jobs in question are basically slim to none. However when the handbag fund is running low (due to Christmas present buying NOT excessive trips to Starbucks) frankly anything’s worth a shot. What to wear to castings aways poses a major sartorial dilemma. My style tends to be more preppy chic than model-off-duty cool, but I think this look just about nailed it.
|Bag: Marc Jacobs
Gloves: Bought last year in Barcelona
|Boots: Urban Outfitters|
My boyfriend and I are off to Barcelona tomorrow morning for a well-earned (ish) mini-break. Sadly I don’t think it’s going to be a great deal warmer there than it is here but I’m still planning to use the trip as a opportunity to give my many pairs of city shorts and micro-mini’s a much-needed outing. I don’t know about you but I’ve found that London’s current sub-zero temperatures make anything other than jeans and knitwear impossible.
Love Ella. X