I'm reading The Muse by Jessie Burton. The following descriptions are about a woman who comes from the upper class of London in 1967:
"Wide black slacks that billowed like a sailor’s as she walked. A pale-pink silk blouse with a grey satin necktie loosely slung inside it. She looked like something out of Hollywood."
"I imagined her in her twenties, raffing round London with a glamorous set, a cat amongst the Blitz."
Firstly, I'm having a hard time picturing the way she dressed. The dictionary says "to sling" means to drop carelessly. So I guess there's a casualness to her style. But then I can't imagine a woman wears her necktie "inside" her blouse. Is this the fashion in that era or have I misunderstood the sentence?
Secondly, I did find the definition for "raff" in Wiktionary, which says it means "to sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together". But then I don't understand what "raff round London" means. Is it the same idea as "wonder around"?
Finally, I believe "Blitz" refers to the German bombing of London during World War II. But when the author describes this character as "a cat amongst the Blitz", what does it mean?
Can anybody help me with those ideas?