Twitter fun: Climate change and science

Twitter fun: Climate change science

Twitter fun: Climate change science

I am taking a blogging break for a few late summer weeks and will be back early in September.

Meantime, I hope this brief Twitter chat, above, makes you smile as much as I did especially if you are roasting somewhere in summer sun.

Happy holidays,

Elle from Plus Black and Stiletto Wheels

Uma Wang

Uma Wang, styled and photographed by Damian Foxe, in the Financial Times, August 6, 2016

Uma Wang, styled and photographed by Damian Foxe, in the Financial Times, August 6, 2016

Uma Wang is one of my favourite designers and it’s fabulous to see this image, above, from the Financial Times: Fashion’s rising stars feature in today’s How To Spend It.

Just gorgeous. Click across and take a look.

Autumnal Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher Long-Sleeve Tunic

Eileen Fisher Long-Sleeve Tunic from Neiman Marcus

When I’m not wearing seasonal Rundholz, my other favourite go-to for plus-size fashion in fabulous fabrics is Eileen Fisher.

With it’s classical styling, Eileen Fisher is almost antithetical to the asymmetrical over-size style aesthetic of Rundholz but, for me, there’s no contradiction in liking both. It’s akin to admiring equally the on-screen wardrobes of Claire Underwood from House of Cards and Jessica Pearson of Suits. Very different ‘looks’ but both style trends that are just beautiful – helped, clearly, by the truly amazing physical attributes of Robin Wright and Gina Torres.

No way aspiring to such modish heights in my personal style, I find the simple lines of garments like the Eileen Fisher tunic, above – at Neiman Marcus, c.£192, currently for pre-order –  appeal to me as much as the less conventional styling of Rundholz and I’m as likely to be found in one as the other.

Every season, Eileen Fisher do an easy-fit range of simply designed garments in lovely, natural, tactile fabrics that work for both plus sizes and, in my case and maybe yours, wheelchair users.

Note that not all styles are carried in the Eileen Fisher online shop. Some designs – all under the Eileen Fisher label – seem to be sold only in certain retail outlets – major US department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks and so on. I guess they have exclusivity deals in place but it does mean that a wider web search might be needed to find the items you like.

New Autumn Eileen Fisher stock is hitting the stores now so it’s maybe time to take a look, do some shopping and remember, despite the summer temperatures …

Winter is coming (yes, I am a Game of Thrones fan, having read the books first and am now worrying desperately that George RR Martin is never going to finish the series – damn those TV executives for distracting him).

Happy weekend wishes.

Cool Chic Style Fashion

Street Style during the Paris Haute Couture, Autumn Winter 2016-2017, Schiaparelli

Street Style during the Paris Haute Couture, Autumn Winter 2016-2017, Schiaparelli

How cute is this bag? It has to make you smile, no?

It certainly did me when I received my daily email from Cool Chic Fashion Style, possibly my favourite lifestyle blog,

if you don’t know it, it’s:

A daily lifestyle publication : design interiors, fashion, photography, art, wellness tips, travel and the romance of everyday life

Click across and enjoy the viewing: Cool Chic Fashion Style

Salut,

Elle from Plus Black and Stiletto Wheels

 

 

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

New Autumn stock keeps rolling into online stores and, today, I have quite fallen in love with these Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers, images above and below.

How fabulous would they look on my wheelchair footplates, ‘sneaking’ out from beneath my trousers?

I saw them on Farfetch but a quick online search will reveal a number of alternative stockists in the UK and abroad.

Not cheap, around £250 or $365, but it’s not like I wear my shoes out, is it, sitting, as I do, on my wheelchair? And they’d hide a multitude of (swollen) foot problems.

If I were just able to find a pair to fit …

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

Joshua Sanders Bow Tie Sneakers

Blingin’ Earrings

Gouttes Earrings, Herve van der Straeten

Gouttes Earrings, €340, by Herve van der Straeten

Who doesn’t love ‘blinging’ earrings?

I’m not a huge jewellery lover. My taste inclines to junk rather than the real thing as might be verified by the thieves who broke into our home, rifled through my jewellery … And, left it in situ!

However, I do have a soft spot – regardless of fashion, style and passage of time – for huge, screamingly loud ‘look, look, I’m in da house’, earrings such as those in the image above and the many more to be found in the Herve van der Straeten e-shop.

There are lots more shiny things to see if you click the link – cuffs, necklaces … You know, stuff that looks fab against an all black outfit (and wheelchair), fits whatever your size and just makes you feel happy.

Blingin’ heaven. Enjoy your weekend,

Elle from Plus Black and Stiletto Wheels