I can’t imagine that anyone is having as bad a day as Kevin Spacey. Anthony Rapp accused the “House of Cards” star, Kevin Spacey of making sexual advances towards him when he was 14! The incident happened in 1986 when Rapp was invited by Kevin Spacey to a party as they were both working on a Broadway Production. Rapp was watching TV in a bedroom when Kevin Spacey placed him on the bed and lay on top of him. Rapp told BuzzFeed News;
“I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It is just deeply confusing to me”.
Rapp went on and stated that Kevin Spacey “was trying to get with me sexually”. At the time of the incident, Kevin was 26. Much criticism has been leveled against Spacey for his overnight statement in which he uses his apology to Rapp as the platform to come out and tell the world he is gay.
No capsule closet would be complete without a cardigan. This garment is named after James Brudenell, 7th Eat of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who lead the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. The word “cardigan” is a variation from the Welsh Ceredigion. Legend has it that fame achieved by Lord Cardigan let to its ascent to popularity.
The modern day Cardigan owes quite a significant credit to Coco Chanel who detested the manner in which tight-necked sweaters ruined hair when pulled on that she opted to wear the Cardigan.
Modern day Cardigans come in a plethora of styles, colors and patterns. Some are made from luxurious cashmere. They can be machine or hand knitted. Generally worn during the cooler months they can be dressed up or for leisure time dressing.
As these photo’s clearly illustrate even the British Royal Family are often seen with a cardigan on. Famous feminine faces such as Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldanha and Amal Clooney often wear them. Even Justin Bieber wears them so there is no doubt just how popular a cardigan is. PS – My favorite is Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cardigan – so stylish.
Readers, for those of you who have been following us on the capsule wardrobe journey will know that we have covered a few items already. Next up is the simplest staple of them all – THE PLAIN WHITE TEE. This versatile top offers seamless shift from season to season. It can be paired with a blazer for a more formal look or a more casual look wiht a chunky sweater.
Not any boring plain tee will do so I’ve searched and found some of the best ones out there. Ahead, a few of my favorites:
Next up is a ballet pump shoe which is an essential part of any modern day women’s wardrobe. Especially if – like me – you run around all day and find that doing so in high heels was something you foolishly did in your 20’s – and without giving too much away lets just say it was a while ago.
The modern day pump was referred to as “pompes” in the 1500’s when strapless shoes without heels were worn by men. Back then these were mostly worn by servants because they lacked the fuss and the funds to have fancy buttons and laces reminiscent of that time.
Thankfully since then it has become a women’s shoe and is adoringly associated with style and glamour. Sensible sophistication of a pump has been adored by the rich and famous and include amongst other Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Alexa Chung to name a few.
Lets continue building a strong foundation of timeless pieces that can be paired with the other items in our capsule wardrobe. So far we have covered the white shirt, blue jeans and black pants. Next item is a one blazer.
A blazer is a versatile item which can easily be dressed down with a pair of skinny jeans and heels. A more formal look is easily achieved when worn over a dress and heels.This staple wardrobe piece comes in various forms, fabrics and styles but I would stick to a classic style which won’t date.
As is evident this piece is a firm favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge: