More style in Vegas
Spending Easter in the Western US, I soon realised that when American ladies go out on’t town they have a stringent uniform (albeit a glamorous one) of body con dresses and sky scraper heels. Yes, they look (mostly – there are exceptions) gorgeous, but when you spot a British chick, they stand out a mile.
During many of my mega-shops, the store assistants would guess I was English before I’d even opened my gob. No one else was doing the rounds in Fly wedges and daisy print tea dresses.
I was desperate to see style on the street, and on about the third or fourth night my head was finally turned by a woman in ankle boots, a midi skirt and a gorgeous cowl neck vest; I knew immediately she must be British. I don’t think you’d catch an American under 40 in a midi skirt outside New York (tell me if I’m wrong – but I’ll need photographic evidence). I snuck up behind this lady and sure enough, London accent.
Then there’s my friend Gill, who joined us in Vegas a week into the holiday. Gill has an amazing vintage 40s/50s thang going on and always looks fantastic. I loved how she managed to pack her distinctive style into her suitcase and wowed the Vegas massive with some gorgeous vintage outfits.
|Gill in the Monte Carlo “pub” (it was nothing like a pub)|
|At my “wedding” in gorgeous dress and head-dress|
And right at the end of the holiday, I spied this British lass in Downtown Las Vegas and how I beamed! Remember those wide-legged, ditsy-print Primark trousers that I wore in the Grand Canyon….
|Freemont Street, Las Vegas|
Oh yeah, these fabulously loose-fitting pants certainly do help to create a brill bo-ho style, particularly when worn with vintage-inspired accessories like the cropped crochet gilet above (might have to get me one of those).
So, basically, much as I LOVE the USA, when it comes to style, the British ladies are really blazing a trail out there.