While only hopping from London back to Glasgow to get some work done I did technically cross a border, hence the post title. I often find dressing for travel a difficulty – I always want to look to smart and impossibly fresh as I step off the (Easy-) jet, but I also want to be comfortable. For the past few years I've had a tendency to wear big, baggy jumpers when flying, but I usually end up getting too hot and either have to sweat it out or risk messing up my hairdo. I refuse to lower myself to Anna dello Russo's Juicy Couture tracksuits. Thankfully I've bought into quite a few lightweight jackets recently, meaning I can slip the layers on and off with ease and still look chic for flirting with the air stewards. You never know...
Jackets like this also come in very handy when visiting mater decides you simply must dress appropriately for lunch at The Wolseley even though you've already consigned the rest of your luggage to a locker at Paddington. It was also a good opportunity to break out this summery t-shirt that's been playing hide-and-seek in my wardrobe for a year. Nothing like the feel of quality fabric before it's been washed the first time.
Like every meal there we played spot the celebrity. So far I've clocked up Rufus Wainwright and his late mother, Yoko Ono (sat next to me on a date, kept her sunglasses and hat on the entire dinner) and the ubiquitous Michael Winner. This time nobody Mum recognised but I was discomforted to see Tim Blanks staring back at me across the central divide. His look lingered long enough that he either recognised me from a multitude of fashion weeks (not that he'd know who I was or why I was there, obv) or his interest was piqued. I'm sure I'll never know.
In case you were wondering, I had the heritage tomato salad followed by the soufflé Suisse, a nice bottle of Muscadet and the Coupe Amandine to finish. Apologies, my camera was already locked up in Paddington but you can find photographic evidence on my Instagram.
Wearing jacket by Raf Simons, t-shirt by Jil Sander, trousers by Odyn Vovk, backpack by Comme des Garcons.