Wednesday 14 November 2012

Where Gelato collides with Fashion

My friend once recounted to me how she was overcome with gelato Messina cravings one day. Now anyone who's had Messina would know that such cravings are a natural part of life, like the sun rising or wanting to throw your naked body onto Ryan Gosling .But what was particularly funny about this story is that she had just woken up, and because she was no longer a child and by extension, wasn't restricted by the rules of her parents, decided

 "Yes. Yes I can have mother fucking gelato Messina for breakfast"

And off she went at 10:30am in the morning to the Messina store with a smile on her face to only be confronted with a closed sign. It turned out Messina doesn't cater for breakfast. Now you would presume that any respectable person would just go back home in defeat but no, not this girl. She was determined to stake it out and wait for Messina to open. That's real love.

Why am I retelling this story? Well I feel like I can draw lots of parallels between her story and my own predicament. And no its not my constant craving for Messina. It is however my insatiable hunger for everything and anything Serpent and the Swan. Having recently gone to their press showings, I literally hashtag totes died at their hashtag totes ah-mazzzing collection. And this wasn't the first time.

Serpent and the Swan are one of those labels that no amount of high resolution photos could really reflect the quality of the garments. All the amazing things, the small, subtle details are easily missed when you can't feel the material and inspect the garments up close in person.

Serpent and the Swan North Sea Shirt
Take this amazing North Seas shirt. You might simply say "oh it's a cool print shirt" however you are wrong. Very very wrong. Like how those people in the olden days thought the world was flat. That's how wrong you are. It is more than just a very very incredibly cool print shirt.

It's a very very incredible cool print shirt that's on a raw silk that doesn't look or feel like silk but more like boiled wool or some other very rare ultra luxe material that you will never see in Supre.  

And if you are like "OMG IT'S SO NICE BUT IT'S A GUYS SHIRT I CAN NEVER WEAR IT" well its labelled as "unisex" so shut up and just wear it. Like I do! And there's a bag to match!

I actually still can't get over how amazing it is. I think I'm going to need a Messina to calm me down. Or two. 


  1. Joseph, I adore your cardigan! Couldn't help but stare at it. Hahahahaha.

  2. i love your look and thank you for being passed <3

  3. your blog is wonderful! love the way you write:)& that shirt is perfection.

  4. i really love your cardigan and shirt! you look awesome xx

    Letters To Juliet

  5. haha you are hilarious! and that shirt.. im in love!

  6. You are so funny!!! It's a super duper cool shirt!

    The Closet 365

  7. Oh lordy I have missed your posts so much!
    I've never had Messina before, really wish I could try some now
    The shirt is gawgeous, you HAVE to get it :)

  8. Haha your posts are always funny and entertaining and such a joy to read! I haven't tried Messina before, but it sounds pretty amazing..and tempting =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

  9. looks like quite the unique to, love it! I'm so into wearing guys tops too, I think ppl should just wear what they like! great blog by the way

  10. Lol your paint job is quite wonderful.

    xoxo Domenic