The Dark Side of Purple

30th November 2010





On my recent trip to the Harry Potter land in Oxford with my girls Shini, Jill and Jen as our tour guide, I spent a lot of time s-h-i-v-e-r-i-n-g and rubbing myself warm, not a great deal of help in my borrowed Burberry duffel coat.  Oh what the heck.

Currently at home with a heater on full blast still feels like -15’C, a hot water bottle dressed in sheep patterned case stuffed in my pink dressing gown, my skull is filled with ice – I’m brain dead.

EDIT** Alot of you are interested what colour lipstick I am wearing here, well I’m wearing ‘Claret‘ no 16 by BURBERRY there you go.

Thanks Jen for picture 1 and thanks Shini for pictures 3,4 and 5.

My outfit: My pink cardigan – MEXX, Scarf – BURBERRY, Coat – BURBERRY, Dress – KAREN MILLEN, Vintage bag – BEYOND RETRO, Gloves – courtesy of BRORA, Leggings – H&M, Socks – M&S, Shoes – OFFICE.

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  • Reply the style crusader 30th November 2010 at 00:22

    Is it obnoxious if I say I love that first photo of you?! Hah. I really do though. You do an excellent jump. I seriously adore the bright colours you always seem to wear. If I saw you in top to toe black without some dash of stand-out colour I think I’d be truly appalled. This is seriously your signature – along with a silk scarf tied around your top knot at fashion week!

    p.s. mix of colours/patterns in final shot is so perfect. come back to oxford anytime! xx

    • Reply Kit @ Style Slicker 30th November 2010 at 00:27

      @the style crusader – Thank you Jen that was a great jump haha. I’m afraid you’ll see in head to toe in black tomorrow (Tues) I must find some bright coloured tights to wear :S

  • Reply Olga 30th November 2010 at 00:35

    Kit, you’re always a colourful-humble fashionista.

  • Reply Yasmin 30th November 2010 at 00:37

    Can’t imagine you wear head to toe in black – that would look awkward on you – if you do, well bright lips will do well.

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  • Reply Winnie 30th November 2010 at 00:56

    Kit, you’re amazing. I might just have to share your pic on Tumblr (with links of course!). That first shot is my favourite. I’m totally loving all the brights!

    Also. I want the Diana for Xmas soooooo much! Though my pics will never be as good as yours…

    • Reply Kit @ Style Slicker 30th November 2010 at 01:19

      @Winnie – Sure sure 😀 My Diana Mini is a fiddly little camera it’s one of my least favourite lomo toys. I’d suggest get a Lubitel or an LCA.

  • Reply Moi 30th November 2010 at 01:38

    What are these beautiful burst of colors? Love how you mix the canary yellow, teal, plum and the beautiful lip color of yours.

    The jumping shot is amazing, great job to the photographer (thumbs up).

  • Reply Jodyy 30th November 2010 at 03:23

    aw I want to visit hp land haha!
    I love your shoes and tights and your mini diana

  • Reply chan 30th November 2010 at 07:52

    Haaahh I want to have a visit on Harry Potter land. So envy!
    I’ll go and wear something brights, but warm enough muehehe..

  • Reply the nyanzi report 30th November 2010 at 15:32

    No one I know does colour the way you do Kit. It’s genius!
    Great photos.

    P.S. I can only imagine what your heating bill looks like at the end of winter. Something as long as telephone numbers…ha ha.

  • Reply Shortie 30th November 2010 at 19:45

    What pretty gloves you have here.

  • Reply Ah Elle 30th November 2010 at 19:46

    Love the whole outfit Kit.

  • Reply Gio 30th November 2010 at 19:46

    The pop of yellow is beautiful amongst other colours.

  • Reply Kate 30th November 2010 at 19:48

    Wished I’m that brave to wear such bright color, I disliked yellow but it looks amazing on you.

  • Reply Yulia Muratovich 30th November 2010 at 19:50

    You’re so amazing, love the jump picture.

  • Reply jade 30th November 2010 at 22:59

    Brilliant post.

  • Reply Platform Princess 30th November 2010 at 23:07

    ‘Harry Potter Land’ hahaha!

    I miss uuuuuuu 🙁


  • Reply Style Poo 30th November 2010 at 23:30

    Love the plummy colour and lips too.

  • Reply daniel li 30th November 2010 at 23:31

    Great shot of the bird, were you bird spotting? Haha

  • Reply Celine 30th November 2010 at 23:37

    Love how you use Diana Mini as your accessory.

  • Reply Louise 1st December 2010 at 00:20

    Kit I’m loving your lip colour, can you tell us what shade you’re wearing?

    • Reply Kit @ Style Slicker 1st December 2010 at 00:31

      @Louise – The lip colour I’m wearing in the picture is no’16 ‘Claret’ by Burberry 😀

  • Reply Nana 1st December 2010 at 00:21

    Keep warm Kit, I wear a wollie hat, scarf, socks in bed :S
    Love the shots particularly the first one.

  • Reply Wendy Ho 1st December 2010 at 01:04

    Amazing blog!

  • Reply Pink Mink 1st December 2010 at 02:11

    You’re amazing styler!

  • Reply Carl 1st December 2010 at 02:12

    In love with the plum colour.

  • Reply Viva Yang 1st December 2010 at 02:21

    I love those Brora patterned gloves, I’d like a pair too. Where do you get them? Is there a shop in London?

    • Reply Kit @ Style Slicker 1st December 2010 at 02:29

      @Viva – The Brora gloves was a gift from their PR agency, I wore their cardigan version in the MCM shoot and I loved it, couldn’t have the cardigan but gave me the gloves instead. It’s £45 and there are several stockists in London HERE.

  • Reply Lucy 1st December 2010 at 10:31

    yay colour!! hehe
    aah Kit this loooks fuuu-hun! Wasn’t HP brilliant?
    Your comment made me do a little spaz laugh in the bus the other day! Kittycat will just have to wait for the film hehe!
    xxx much love

    • Reply Kit @ Style Slicker 1st December 2010 at 16:44

      @Lucy – I’m wagging my tail, hurry up woman.
      @Stephie – Don’t come to London in the Winter, it’s horrible!

  • Reply jill (polka dot) 1st December 2010 at 10:38

    Oh that top shot IS amazing! It almost looks cut out and on a different background but I know you were there.

    Kit I’m sorry & a little embarrassed: I’ve been looking at your shots from that day and thinking so much about how I’ll do my Kit’s Greatest Hits post that I forgot to send you mine! It’s probably too late but I’ll send them anyway. But Shini’s and Jen’s are better.

    You do have the most sophisticated colour sense of anyone I’ve known. AND wicked sense of humour. I think the two go hand in hand. Stay warm dude. xxx

  • Reply stephie 1st December 2010 at 11:06

    Kit, I love this! I hardly experience winter, but I think colours, florals and knit have the ability to chase the dreary weather away. At least outfits-wise!

    Stay warm, take care!

  • Reply classiq 1st December 2010 at 16:41

    love the color of the coat

  • Reply Viva Yang 1st December 2010 at 17:48

    Hi Kit, thank you replying. I love the cardigan too and it’s er er expensive obviously it’s cashmere.

  • Reply Y Y 1st December 2010 at 17:50

    Wow the yellow and the plum goes so well together.

    Y Y

  • Reply Tiffany Li 1st December 2010 at 17:51

    Lovely photos.
    What kind of a bird IS THAT? Doesn’t look like a pigeon.

    • Reply Kit @ Style Slicker 1st December 2010 at 18:00

      @Tiffany Li – I zoomed the picture in the other week, I think it’s a Kestrel ready to catch a victim for it’s dinner plate. The picture was taken whilst on a speedy train to Oxford….yeah I know…..good thing I set the shutter speed to 1/800.
      @Soon – Yes I was :D, Should’ve said hi 😀

  • Reply Soon 1st December 2010 at 17:56

    Hey, I saw you at Holborn station yesterday evening. Were you wearing a black skirt, gigantic ugg fur boots and beige jacket?

    Great photos.

    Soon Yi xxx

  • Reply Ronelle 1st December 2010 at 17:57

    Agree with YY, the plum and yellow work so well together.

  • Reply echelle 1st December 2010 at 18:31

    Beautiful shot of colours.

  • Reply Julia 1st December 2010 at 19:11

    Love the lipstick color.

  • Reply styleeast 2nd December 2010 at 18:15

    What amazing photos, like little rays of sunshine!

  • Reply Chinese Mackintosh 4th December 2010 at 04:17

    found your blog on nymag’s street style slideshow, amazed by your style esp the jump shot, definitely the winner of the week.

  • Reply Hyun Hyun 4th December 2010 at 04:18

    Love it.

  • Reply Too Many Pearls 4th December 2010 at 04:18

    I have the same Diana Mini 😀 !!!
    Great shot.

  • Reply Jie 4th December 2010 at 04:19

    Love the movement of the dress, it’s like a blossoming flower.

  • Reply Beth 4th December 2010 at 04:21

    Wow how did you make the skirt flow up like that? What’s the secret ;P

  • Reply i am vogue 4th December 2010 at 04:23

    Gorgeous street style shot and fun too. Just discovered your blog and I love it.

    i am vogue x

  • Reply Fashion Is A Drug 4th December 2010 at 04:23

    Nice 😛

  • Reply Walter 4th December 2010 at 22:05

    Amazing colour burst of yellow.

  • Reply Eline 5th December 2010 at 19:22

    Just stunning.

  • Reply Tristan 6th December 2010 at 17:27

    Reminds me of Fruit Burst candy.

  • Reply Kate 11th December 2010 at 13:26

    Love the outfit- the yellow is AMAZING!! Love it against the purple. You look fantastic!

  • Reply Natachasteven 18th April 2012 at 12:52

    Your blog is great, I love your style!

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