I love maps, I think it’s a family thing, my grandad always loved to get a map out. There’s something reassuring about placing yourself and also just from an aesthetic point of view, all that sky blue is dreamy. THe map above is a WWII silk map of Italy that hangs in my bedroom.
On a map tip, I’ve been stalking Antipodium’s range of Eastenders-printed pieces from their AW12 collection for a good few months and finally snapped up the Powerscroft shirt in the January sales. It’s a lovely silk piece with a really cool raglan sleeve instead of your traditional set-in, which fits wonderfully over my slightly buxom shoulders. Honestly, them shouldz are better than my boobs. While not strictly a map, the Thames print is pure cockney -in fact I had it pointed out that should I team it with one of my other new purchases (a leopard print coat) I’d be doing a version of Pat from Eastenders, fine by me.
Should you be similarly map-obsessed I’ve picked a range of cartographic pieces, including a shirt depicting Paris by Carven who kinda kicked off the whole map revival and a super fun Topshop bikini from their SS13 collection. I couldn’t not include a tube map, I haven’t gone for our own underground system (apols Harry Beck, tube ledge, I love you) but instead a pretty umbrella of the New York Subway. Finally Ostwald Helgason does abstract maps, with a camo-ed version of an ancient map in a lovely fluted shape.
From left: Carven shirt, Barneys: $360. Subway Map Umbrella, Transit Museum: £26. Ostwald Helgason skirt, Farfetch.com: £295. Map bikini, Topshop SS13.