Saturday, 23 October 2010


Nothing quite like good coffee and blackberry crumble on a cold autumnal morning.  Met a friend for elevenses today in a new cafe in our local market and was quite taken with the delicate artwork adorning the milk foam of our flat whites.  Then we went on to the market to buy some fish and vegetables.

Today I also debuted my new leopard print peg leg trousers! If there is anywhere that I can feel comfortable wearing a pair of leopard print trousers to shop for groceries it would be the ever lively Brixton market.  My outfit is tame compared to some of the amazing things worn by the Jamaican and African ladies who shop here regularly!  There is no excuse to wear a track suit to visit the fishmonger when there are people making the effort in full national costume.

I love leopard print and am over the moon that it is the print of the season however, I usually stick to wearing it in tops and accessories.  I first saw these on Topshop's website and thought they looked like fun.  I also convinced myself that I'd never dare to wear them.  I then saw someone else wearing them, got a case of leopard print trouser envy and decided to take a walk on the wild side!


  1. This pants are looking amazing with black jacket) Great outfit)))

  2. Those cups of coffee are a work of art, and the blackberry crumble, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Food not only should taste good, it should also look beautiful. Perphaps not every day, but one is greatful for the extra rush of sugar and beauty he, he, he.
    Your trousers look wonderful on you.
    Do you think we will be able to see your face one day????????????????? he, he, he

  3. I love this outfit, especially the jacket. Sounds like you had my ideal Saturday!

  4. YUMMMM that coffee looks delic! I wish I went to a coffee shop that did that.

  5. That crumble and coffee look utterly divine, I'd feel it was sacrilege to dig my fork into that gorgeous plateful.
    I adore those leopard print trousers on you, I bet you drew some admiring looks from the vibrantly dressed locals. xxx

  6. I always wonder how baristas do that? Do they learn that in special schools? Or they're born with the talent? :)
    Love your pant! There is something about pants with prints this season - I'm so drawn to them! :)

  7. KILLER PANTS! I want.

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  8. Oh, I love your trousers. I'm a big fan of the leopard print, but also slightly frightened of it, which is the reason that I still do not own one leopardy item... But soon!

  9. You know there are women in my farmer's market who get very dressed to shop there. I'm going to try it next time I go, but it will likely be next spring now.

  10. Love the leopard pants with the wedge boots!

  11. @triskelos - thanks! I wore them to break up all black in a rather out there way.

    @sacramento - thank you! I think everyone in the cafe thought my boyfriend and I were pretentious gits trying to photograph our food!
    I want to blog anonymously because it gives me the freedom to say what I want in many ways and if I lost that I would not blog at all. Here I just want to blog about clothes so I don't think my face is important.
    So I'm sincerely sorry if I disappoint but I have no plans to show my face here.

    @I'm not Emily Brown - wool biker jacket also by our trusty ol' Topshop

    @Courtney - your life is not complete until you do! You must find one near you, or make a pilgrimage to Europe!

    @Vintage Vix - It was tasty too, I was hoping the trousers would also give me some of the vibrant locals' 'tude in the market when they shamelessly bargain down the stall owners on prices! Didn't work.

    @Ginta - they do it with the milk nozzle after frothing the milk - I was a barista once but categorically failed to muster this art. Actually it was your trouser post not so long ago that inspired me a lot to wear these!

    @Grit and Glamour - glad you like!

    @SabinePsynopsis - it is a statement - take baby steps - you'll soon be addicted!

    @Terri - I think we should take a page out of those women's books and all use any excuse we have to dress up! I know I need to do it more.

    @jill815 - thanks! I love wedge boots at the moment - very comfortable as well as glam.

  12. my "ah ha" moment... maybe my love of the leopard has something to do with the fact that I'm from Brixton!!

  13. I love what I call 'pretty coffee'-- artfully created coffee served in front of me! It makes the experience twice as amazing. Let's just say I'm a sucker for aesthetics.

    You wore this look in a Don't Mess With The Leopard She May Be Hot But She Can Kick Your Arse style. Genius. . as for the shearling coat, let's hope Santa and/or your boyfriend will arrange something.

    Keeping fingers crossed for you. . and was smiling reading your response on my tagged post :)

  14. *sigh* Coffee and cake pictures slay me, especially when they are this rich and lovely. I have five pounds to lose after my sedentary and rich-eating, wine quaffing time in Michigan, and these images aren't helping!

  15. You know that I collect notebooks too. I love them with pretty scenes and sometimes fashion apparel on the cover.
    I love dancing, it's so much fun. Wow, studying flamenco dance in Spain, that must of been inspiring perfecting your craft in this country.

    Oh! I have to put my faux shearling coat image in my blog.

  16. You really nailed it! After my velvet harem-splurge (they're in the post!) I got carried away and almost bought some leopard print trousers from Zara. I don't pull off tougher looks as well as you, however...and settled for some black pegs as a jeans alternative. Dull, but very useful. I shall have to appreciate them vicariously - will you please buy some cropped leather trousers next, so I don't have to?!!


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