Monday, 11 April 2016

Can we just talk about Penny Lane, the best dressed lady in cinematic history?

I finally got round to watching Almost Famous last summer and it was everything that I hoped it would be...but I'm not here to talk about that, I'm here to talk about the female lead, Penny Lane and how she basically became my biggest style crush ever!

Forget Cher Horowitz and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, this girl is, hands down, the best dressed movie character ever.

I have always had a thing for 70's fashion but I found that a lot of it was too whimsical and girly when done on the catwalk or on the high street - I needed a bit more edge to it and I feel that they nailed that perfectly in Almost Famous.

I love how she always looks so effortlessly cool but has that touch of glam with the faux fur and the tinted sunglasses. Oh and that coat, that shearling coat...WHERE DO I FIND ONE??

To my delight, the high street have definitely embraced Penny's look in their collections in the past 12 months or so, especially people like Topshop, Boohoo and Nasty Gal. They've finally realised that 70's boho doesn't just have to be floaty tops and flower crowns.

Below I have picked out a few high street finds that perfectly encompasses the Penny Lane look!

Penny Lane: get the look

1. Lace Trim Cropped Cami, £21, Topshop // 2. Printed Flares, £28, Topshop // 3. Emily Faux Fur Gilet, £30, // 4. Round Sunglasses, £16, Topshop // 5. Alexa Red Patent Sock Boots, £32.99, Public Desire @ ASOS // 6. Striped Funnel Top, £24, Topshop // 7. Denim Patchwork Skirt, £28, Zara


A friendly introduction from your new resident fashion blogger!

So here I am again, making another hapless attempt at becoming a blogger. I think this is probably the third time now? The third time where I've sat down and thought 'right, I'm going to run a fashion blog and it's going awesome and I will be one of those fabulous gals you see sitting next to a cast member of Made in Chelsea at Fashion Week' but then my old friend procrastination rears its ugly head and my ambitions of being the next Sartorialist completely goes to shit.

This time, however, I will stick to it and make it happen because you know what they say,'third time's a charm' and my time of being a kick-ass blogger has come! (don't look at me like that)

Anyways, I'm going to start off by introducing my self: my name is Anna, I am 24 years old and as you've probably guessed, that is me in the above picture. Since I am completely crap at these 'about me' things, I'm just going to list a few facts about myself:

  • I hail from the very beautiful North Wales but I am currently residing in Chester with a couple of bffs
  • I work as a writer and social media manager at a woman's weekly mag and its pretty swell
  • In my spare time, I enjoy hitting the gym, yoga, drinking copious amounts of gin and watching re-runs of Come Dine With Me
  • I love all really, I love all of the dogs in the entire world. No exceptions.
  • I am half German on my mother's side
  • I graduated from uni last year with a degree in Fashion Marketing and yes, I do really miss being a student
If you want to insta-stalk me, go ahead and follow me on @ann_aah 

and if you want to see talking a load of crap in 140 characters, hit me up on twitter at @ann_aaah