Nicolas Ghesquiere is the new Designer in Chief at Louis Vuitton and he is heralding his new collection in the latest British Vogue issue. His ‘woman’ is in motion, and she is on the go, according to his interview with the mag.
This ‘on the go’ look involves gorgeous brocade coats, waistcoats and ruffled blouses, over ruffled trousers mixed with bulbous trainers. A mere snip at more or less £15,000. In truth I love the clothes – the trainers not quite so much.
I, as you know, am also on the go, however my running budget doesn’t quite match the aesthete of Vuitton. Think bag lady mixed with Max Wall.
Today’s run down the catwalk of Islington and what is wistfully known as East Clerkenwell, saw me sporting the following adornment.
Hair – scraped back a la Max Wall, complete with Sweaty Betty Black headband
Face Colour – Dulux’s Salsa Red
Running Base Layer – neon purple and orange ‘athleisure’ base top – brand unknown
Running Sleeveless Jacket – black and neon orange netting lining – brand Pro Touch – no I’ve never heard of them either
Running tights – Black – by Pro Touch – still no idea where or when I picked these up
Running socks – Falke – yes I’m worth Falke socks, they protect my tootsies…
Running Trainers – Sexy Saucony Echelons
Fish – by Moxons of Islington (the brill, crab and clams only accompanied me for half the run)
Total expense for this running outfit unknown, but am happy to run in one of Mr Ghesquiere’s outfits, if he donates some dosh to Alzheimer’s Research. I am guessing I don’t really match his idea of his woman on the go though.
In summary my look today – I love the Saucony trainers – the rest of the outfit not so much!
But despite the fashion embarrassment, I went out and on the go managed just over 9km.
Strong – London Grammar
True Faith 94 – New Order
Smile Like You Mean It – The Killers
Tokyo Joe – Bryan Ferry
Change – Lightning Seeds
Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
Let’s Spend The Night Together – David Bowie
Dance Away – Roxy Music
Doginabag – The Fratellis
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Dreaming Of Me (twice) – Ditto
Avalon – Roxy Music
Born To Run – The Boss
Rumour Has It – Adele
I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Nik Kershaw
Is Vic There – Department S
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Average Pace 6:31 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 53 metres
Kms To Date 529.03
Kms to Do 1488.97