Ru’s Blues

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It’s is sort of ironic that a menswear look should be inspired by a drag queen, no? When I first saw Rupaul strut into the workroom on an episode of Rupaul’s Drag Race in a crisp white double-breasted blazer with contrasting obsidian buttons and cobalt blue trousers,  I thought to myself  “I need a double-breasted blazer in my life.”

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Well, necessity, the say, is the mother of internet searching. I gave up any plans I had to tuck myself into a book or film that night and dove head-first into the wonderful world of web-shopping. Fingers were eaten-sore from clicking link after link but alas, I emerged victorious with a bounty that was none other than a linen piece by Band of Outsiders, a brand whose cuts I have always found precise and for that reason, thrilling.

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On a trip to New York last weekend to watch Kenneth Branagh’s turn on the NYC stage as Macbeth,  I decided to take the blazer out for a spin on a lunch date with Charlton and Lola’s, Lola. I opted for blue accents rather than Ru’s blue trousers as I revel in any excuse to wear all white. A vintage Lanvin men’s pocket square coupled with my Céline bag (which I have nicknamed Carmen, by the way) did the trick. To dress down the blazer, I chose Paige denim skinnies in lieu of a formal trouser and a fun flat to dial up the punch.

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Uber-chic new Soho establishment, Hotel Hugo, with it’s cozy terrace and stunning foliage-engulfed wall, was our destination of choice. The staff were exceptionally accommodating. We can’t wait to go back!

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I ended the day uptown on a most frivolous mission that will go unmentioned.

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A special thanks to Lola for the photos and for the laughs. I miss the Big Apple already.

What I Wore: Band of Outsiders double-breasted blazer, Paige Denim jeans, vintage Lanvin pocket square, Nicholas Kirkwood Zigzag flats, Céline classic box bag, Hermes bracelet and Zambian malachite bracelet, Celine Audrey sunglasses

About Natasha

Word- and dough-smith. Girl in search of "the illumination, that ecstatic flash, from which truth emerges".

8 comments

  1. Solara Knight

    Love! Love ! Love! Pity we missed each other in NYC.. I really should explore Cobalt Blue.. In search of the perfect Cobalt accessories.. Gonna post some pics on my IG page and mention your blog.. I love everything about it! Why buy magazines when you have blogs.. Besides I’m running away from trends these days n I’m more comfy with updating my wardrobe occasionally.. Currently reinventing my staples and Ankara … Lol!

    • Dear Solara,

      You are such a positive spirit. I thank you for your support. Please feel free to share at your will and leisure. And as for staples, you would lose count of how many white silk shirts I own so I am well with you there. Thanks again for the love. I’m truly humbled and grateful. xo
      Natasha

      P.S. Next tim you are in the US let’s make that meeting happen for sure

  2. Julius

    Question: How long will it take for Natasha to use the word “tuck” in a post about drag queens?
    Answer: Second sentence.
    #shadecomesfromreading

  3. Uc

    Hey Natasha,
    I think you should invest in a better lens preferably a Prime or something. Hurts me so much to see such fabulous looks toned down by the lack of quality photos. You look amazing and I love your Celine box bag.

  4. Uc,

    Thank you for your honest feedback. Perhaps the time has come to indeed invest in a Camera and perhaps forcing my friends to give me a crash course in photo editing. The box bag gives me as much joy as an inanimate object can.
    x
    Natasha

  5. Nicole

    I love your style!!!

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