Ok, so I tried getting around the lack of light issue by the building of an impromptu studio in my kitchen. I was actually quite impressed; oh if only you saw the wider shot of these pictures. I also, bizarrely, considering the relatively cold weather we are experiencing right now, decided to shave all my hair off; clearly a sacrifice for the image (!).
In terms of putting this look together, I decided that I would let the bow tie and shoes do the talking. The bow tie is a real vintage treasure and the shoes, in my opinion, are nothing short of divine. Both from a common source of angelic inspiration. Thus with both those pieces in place, the rest is really just thrown together, nothing special or bright. The bag was talking to the shoes.