It also stands for Autumn Winter 2010 in fashion parlance and, although, I live so far away from the bright lights of fashion that they are not even a dull glow on the horizon, I've been boning up on what's in (thank you Fashion's Most Wanted, Mrs Fab, Mrs TNMA, LLG, Wildernesschic et al).
Why? you may ask yourself. And Tertarus DID ask himself that - unfortunately aloud - a few weeks back and at the time I didn't have an answer, other than to slam a couple of doors on my way out.
But I do now: In the war against ever-advancing decrepitude, I think there is no shame in getting fashion and make-up on your side - and it's not difficult to do. There are lots of fantastic blogs out there specifically aimed at women like me and, while designer price tags might make you blanche, the ideas are also on the High Street at a more achievable price.
You don't need to slavishly follow what's in the mags - there's never been a better time (that I can recall) to work your own personal look without getting your head flushed down the toilet in Tescos.
I'm very partial to a bit of make-do and mend, so you can imagine my excitement when I meandered past the Cancer Research shop on my way home from the Star Weekend Workshops and spotted THIS in the window!
OK it's a size 12 and I'm......not. But being quite well-endowed in the top half, I don't tend to close my jackets or coats because I look like a Michelin Man. Plus, a lady in the shop said that it looked nice on me - and she wasn't even a volunteer, just another customer like m'self!
It's a pale grey, not the lilac colour that my crap photography may lead you to believe.
The sleeve turn ups are not sewn in place and could be made longer or shorter.
Ok - so, it's not EXACTLY this:
|Toscana Jacket- www.celticsheepskin.co.uk|
But then mine only cost £5.00 and the gorgeous Celtic Sheepskin toscana shearling jacket is £645.00.
The most OBVIOUS difference is that mine is *cough, cough* 'faux' shearling and the Celtic Sheepskin one is most definitely the real thing. However, mine has the advantage that I can fling it through the washing machine when it gets dirty.
I'm hoping that a lovely style guru will stop by and tell me how to make it look AW10. The season, not the post code :-)