Where Have You Been?

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Hi Kittens,

Have you been missing us? Because we’ve been missing you.

If you’ve been wondering where we’ve got to the last month, please forgive us. Things have been a changing and we’ve failed to get the life/blog balance right.

Whilst we can not promise anything right now, we just thought we’d post this to let you know, the blog is still very close to our hearts and is always in our minds, time just isn’t on our side.

So when the time comes, literally, we will be back in full swing. But for now, keep holding tight.

Love,

The Tall and the Short

Style Icon – Yasmin Sewell

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I bet you didn’t know that Yasmin Sewell was one of us! Yes, a sizzling brunette, well-dressed, impeccable taste, and did I mention beautiful? Just kidding. You might not have picked it, but Yasmin is actually Australian. She moved to London when she was 20 to follow the pursuits of her heart and has since built an amazing career. In her younger years she was a buyer for multiple department stores in London and has since become a consultant which allows her to utilise her talents on a brevity of projects. Yazz is another amazing woman in fashion accomplishing so much more than her street style fame would lead you to believe. Now for the reasons why we love her style.

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You know how much we love a full skirt, and Yasmin seems to rock them no matter the shape, colour, length. She manages to keep the feminine silhouette fresh and edgy with her choice of top.

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Boyfriend blazer? Tick. Boyfriend jeans? Tick. Effortless, you bet. She’s great at rocking masculine pieces in a way that’s still cool and flattering.

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Her selection of super chic coats is highly enviable. She uses them as a way to complete a look, not just keep her warm.

We also kinda think her and Steph could be sisters… Here’s to wishful thinking.

Love,
The Tall and the Short

Vogue Revival

For this week’s inspiration we’ve gone back into the Vogue archives. Enjoy these pics courtesy of the world’s best fashion photographers.
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Images by Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth, Peter Lindbergh, Irving Penn, Juergen Teller, Bert Stern

So Little Time

Lust haves

Sometimes you just can’t catch up with life. It’s a train that keeps running the same city loop and never stops. There are people on board enjoying the ride and the rest of us are waiting to get on. Like they say in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “noooooobody ever goes in, and noooobody ever comes out!”. We ended up jumping onto the back of a moving train and are praying we’ll get out alive. No matter, you can always make time for lust haves.

Rag and Bone Camron engineered knit sweater
SABA Helen Shirt
J.W. Anderson Fully pleated faux-leather skirt
Sam Edelman Yazmine leather sandals
Maison Martin Margiela Stamped-leather vanity clutch

This weeks lust haves were lovingly chosen by The Short.
The somewhat dire copy was written by The Tall on behalf of the Short. You see, she just keeps missing the train.

#BlogTour – Our Writing Process

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Our new found friend Thalia has invited us to go on a whirlwind tour with her. When she first mentioned it we thought she was inviting us to England and we started shopping for coats but we soon realised that this was not the case. She just wanted us to talk a little bit about our writing process which, let’s be completely honest, is not as exciting as a trip to England but let’s make it work.

What are we working on?

Apart from uni assignments (boring!) we are always working on new and creative ideas for the blog. We try to keep our content lively, interesting and timely – to the best of our ability anyway. At the moment we have a few articles in our drafts, some about colour trends, more about ugly trends, fashion advertising and we are also working on an idea to present our wardrobe essentials to you. Most of the time we working on things a little sporadically and they always come together when it needs to.

How does our work differ from others in our genre?

We try to really inject our writing with personal anecdotes or humour. We don’t think this happens often in fashion writing. Our motto is that you should never take fashion too seriously so there would be irony if our writing was overly serious. We also thing that a humorous take on fashion can make it more inviting and more accessible. We aren’t a blog that strives to reach a niche audience, we want everyone and anyone to have a read, consider the ideas we discuss and engage at some level be it through rampant disagreement or an enlightened perspective. I think this also allows our writing to be broad and honest, because it is not highly constructed to suit the demands of an audience.

Why do we write what we do?

In simplistic terms, we write what we do because it interests us. The creation of our blog was always based on the fact that we wanted a blog that catered to what we were interested in, not just post after post of personal style, but a forum that considers trends and “social” issues in fashion as well. This is why we write humorous and varied styles of posts, to address the multifaceted desires of our brains.

How does our writing process go?

Majority of our posts are written independently and then finalised by the other. We will always share ideas and bit-sized pieces of words to gage whether or not we have achieved what we set out to achieve. We like to give each other a bit of creative licence but also want to produce reasonably high quality copy, so that is why we always collaborate.

We hope this has given you a little insight into how we write and construct our blog.

We’ve asked the lovely Tarah to continue the #blogtour.

Love,
The Tall and The Short