I love it when I pick up a new read and can’t tear myself away from it. There is no better way to spend some down time than with a fabulous book. American Psycho is just that – I truly can’t put it down. Yes it is a controversial book, containing scenes of graphic violence and sex, but the narrative is breathtaking. It was published in 1991 and is set in a narcissistic, greedy world of New York investment bankers (think Wall Street) and their ‘hardbody’ girlfriends. Brett Easton Ellis’ talent lies in his ability to set the scene and and make it tangible through paragraphs filled with adjectives and detailed descriptions. For a brand lover like myself it is heaven to be able to visualize every item a character is wearing, down to their Oliver Peoples. It’s a book I’ll be sad to finish and I highly recommend it if you can stomach a few grisly scenes!
The Arctic blast has reached us here in Atlanta so time for some cashmere and fur (though fake!). I was hoping to change it up a bit and take the tripod outside this morning, but bbrrrrrr you’ll have to wait for that! The jeans are my old faithful Gap black Always Skinny jeans - unfortunately my ability to describe the comfort of these jeans is not on par with the descriptive talents of Ellis – but believe me they are probably the most comfortable fitting jeans I own. The jumper is a Boden cashmere roll neck from a couple of years ago but they still have plenty of options in their current clearance section. The Dickers are out again and Net-a-porter.com has just received all their new stock so be quick!! The belt is Gucci, which now fits perfectly hooray!
Before heading out I threw on the relatively new Forever21 jacket – I think these fit to size and this is a Medium. It’s really pretty good quality for Forever21 and even has a suede trim with pink lining – very cute. Unfortunately I can no longer see it online to link to.
And here’s the inspiration for the outfit, the splendid Ms. Moss:
Let me know if you pick up American Psycho and tell me the best books you have read recently – I have a couple of transatlantic flights approaching soon!