Now, the whole point of this post is really to show you how the same trousers look on two different sized people: tall and small! The trousers are the 'Bethan' ankle-grazers from Lindybop. Neither of us have altered the length of the trousers; they're exactly the same style, just in different patterns and sizes. We tried to co-ordinate with some Springy pastels, and CiCi made the sensible decision to wear heels for standing next to me. I'm also showing off my first piece of Erstwilder in this post, as CiCi made me a present of a rather fabulous martini necklace from the range. She knows me too well, despite this being only our second 'real life' meeting.
Earrings: vintage c/o Chronically Vintage
Top: New Look
Brooch: vintage c/o Chronically Vintage
Trousers/pants: Lindy Bop 'Bethan'
Shoes: BAIT 'Halina' via Zulily
Bag: Jo Totes (all available colourways)
Lipstick: Revlon 'Kiss Me Coral'
Headscarf: Old, can't remember.
Top: M&S, via charity shop
Necklace: Erstwilder, gift from CiCi!
Trousers: Lindy Bop 'Bethan'
Shoes: George, old.
Lipstick: Revlon 'Kiss Me Coral'
Porcelina: "These Lindybop trousers are more calf grazing than ankle-grazing on my 5'9" frame! The waist isn't quite reaching my natural waist either, but it's not too far off. I love the light cotton fabric, and the absence of pockets helps keep a sleek silhouette. On the downside, I have only worn and washed these a few times, and they've already faded a little bit. These are a great everyday casual trouser that I am not worried about wrecking."
CiCi: "You'll notice straight away that these are basically full-length trousers on all 5'1" of me and they are high-waisted. I really like the shape of these trousers for my body-shape, but they do rather cling to your curves. I didn't tell Porcelina this, but I had my favourite Rago shapewear on underneath mine, for my less than naturally flat stomach! Unfair advantage, huh? Worked a treat though, je n'regrette rien. Mine are still brand new, so I haven't washed them yet, but I do find they're a slightly different shape and material to my black pair and again seem a different fabric to Porcelina's here too. So don't take consistency for granted if you buy a pair of these and like them enough to get another one..."
So there you go, I hope that gives you an indication of how the same style trouser looks on non-average people (i.e. tall and small). It was a bit of a strange experience I must say, posing with someone else for photos, and having not one, but two photographers. If someone could please write some guidelines for modelling with other people that would be most helpful - we seemed to have a higher than average proportion of shots where we were pulling all kinds of faces. I admit I felt a bit more inhibited than I normally do!
I've been assured that CiCi and her boyfriend had a lovely time, but they still must have been pleased to get home safely after a weekend that included my car making a horrendous noise whilst pulling into the museum car park, a forced charity shop visit, and then taking them up one of the highest local look out points when CiCi isn't too mad about heights... Do you think they'll want to come back?!
Please head over to CiCi Marie for yet more photos and her side of the story, and I'll leave you with a behind-the-scenes snapshot.