Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Games Style

The Games Maker Uniform
I know I didn't get lots chance to post over the summer. That's because I was busy volunteering at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I was a National Olympic and Paralympic Committee Assistant looking after Thailand.

I thought I would share with you a photo of me modeling my Games Maker uniform at the athlete's village. Designed by Stella McCartney, I have to admit I was one of the people who really hated the look of it when it was revealed.  I remember thinking, "BEIGE TROUSERS!!! OH MY GOD STELLA!!!" but I have to say that by the end of the games I loved it. There is something amazing about knowing what you are going to wear everyday that is so comfortable. The trainers were so comfy I have just got myself 2 more pairs. I almost forgot what it was like to wear normal clothes.

More than it being comfy, by the end of the games, I wondered if Stella had seen what she had done. She had made a uniform that made people talk to each other on the tube, made strangers in London stop and talk to each other about their day and even made beige trousers seem quite...well...I hate to say it!  

Inside the Athlete's Village

Meeting Oscar Pistorius at the training track - wearing my Thailand team jacket

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wrap Up Warm

Coat - Mango Perfecto Effect Coat 
Jenny on a ferry across the Mersey

It's come to that cold - not quite Christmas time of year. The time of year when you have to stick your toe out from under the duvet before you get up in a morning and start de-icing the car.  It's also the time of year that I go hunting for a new winter coat.

It's not that I need's that I can't resist! They are everywhere! Then when my friend Jenny came for a visit in Liverpool last weekend I knew I had found this year's - from Mango. Jenny was rocking the perfect winter coat. I love how it's smart enough to wear for work thanks to the leather collar and cuffs and still will look good with jeans, winter boots and a big wooly scarf.

What do you think? Am I mad for getting ANOTHER winter coat? Ah well! Wrap up warm and enjoy.