Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A.LA.FENETRE.

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(Vintage Jumper)

Mohair is the best thing when it's cold. This big jumper, which I bought a couple years ago is still a favourite, allowing me to not have to wear hundreds of layers by being the warmest thing I own (sorry, sheepskin coat). I also like to think that because it's neutral it goes with everything, not that that matters when it's cold- I'm afraid I sometimes revert to that person who would rather be warm that 'look good', old fashioned, you say, clever, I say.


Sunday, 29 January 2012

BROOK.LYN.

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I stumbled across this blog-come-website the other day whilst sorting through my 'favourites' tab. Somehow Brook&Lyn must have got jumbled up into the many favourite tabs I have. But how happy I was to (re)discover it. She's called Mimi Jung, takes incredible photos, has a style which she describes as 'bold, yet minimalistic'- oh, and she's a jewelry designer. The culmination of all these things is beautifully displayed in the blog section of the site, I urge you to have a wander over there.



Thursday, 26 January 2012

TRASH.

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That's right I dyed my hair. Now pink looks even pinker, what a life I lead.


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

SAVIOR.

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(Scarlet Room dress)

Lying on the roof in cold sunshine.

Shot by Jess.

Monday, 23 January 2012

AESTHETIC.PLEASURE.

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How great at these? I came across the label Three Floor thanks to my partner in crime.
When I went onto their site I immediately wanted to add everything to my basket- dreams of summer, being tanned and in Paris in this candyfloss come neon pastel colour palette seemed all too appealing.
But it wasn't just the colours that got my attention, the beautiful shapes and tailoring, and a Hanne inspired crop top sold me. I might just have to invest in a piece or two and report back...

Click here to visit the site.


Thursday, 19 January 2012

PASTEL.

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(via Viktor Vauthier and Fashion Squad)

These shots of Kim Noorda by Viktor Vauthier epitomize why I'm looking forward to seeing the pastel look arrive- they represent an almost childlike innocence, yet in a very elegant and feminine way. The round up is from 3.1 Philip Lim- I love the idea of mixing very subtle pastel colours together in one outfit and creating a very sleek look.


Monday, 16 January 2012

WINTER.COLOUR.

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My new shirt that I got from ebay which I love; worn either down -to show off its thickening red circles, dip dye like pattern- or tied up when paired with my high waisted fuchsia silk trousers, for more of a 50s housewife feel. I'm (still) into too much of one colour (see my all pink outfit), or this clash-on-purpose of the bright red and fuchia- maybe it's to bring a bit of colour into the progressively grey winter weather. All I need now is a deep orange lipstick.
I love the circles on the shirt as they kind of remind me of the Olympic symbol, see what I mean? Perfect timing since they're being held in England this year.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

EAT.AND.DRINK.

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Two colourful ladies. The top picture is from my most recent blog obsession- Sous Style, where beautiful people are photographed in their beautiful kitchens cooking delicious looking food by Elle's photo director Pippa Lord.
The second photo is Natalie Joos looking vibrant, with an air of je ne sais quoi, no doubt sipping on an iced coffee.
So there you have it, pretty people cooking food, and well dressed people drinking coffee, ground breaking.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

JUXTAPOSITION.

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The two beautiful images above that I found whilst sourcing for work reminded me of the Chanel SS12 spine pearls. In a way they remind me of the plastic shapes you used to stick on your ears when you were younger. Slightly less chic though... non?


Sunday, 8 January 2012

WANDERLUST.

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Since we're all realising it's winter again, and ya know, wishing we never said 'I'm kind of looking forward to wearing a jumper', I thought I'd remind us of some warmer days with these photos from my trip to Crete at the end of the summer. With non stop sunshine and the most beautiful beaches, it was hard to take a bad photo.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

PINK.REIGN.

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I feel almost silly telling you where what I'm wearing from, because guess what? It's all vintage. Which seems to be more and more often the case over the past year. I never used to really understand the people who said 'Oh I wear mostly vintage' when I was younger, I'd think- why would you want to wear old things when you can buy new things? Well, kids, it's because old things are often better made at a cheaper price for the very same reason that they're older. And often, as you may notice in your first twenty years, fashions repeat themselves, and so in a sense I'm wearing the originals. Clever? Hell yeah.
There's nothing quite like sifting through racks and racks of clothes and finally falling across an amazing piece instead of seeing ten of the exact same top in the exact right size; I sometimes forget my size when I go to shops as with vintage, you can't chose, it either fits or it doesn't and that's almost the excitement of it, of finding the perfect piece and it fits! It's fate.
I got a rush of luck when I found these silk pink trousers in my favourite vintage shop Reign, which is where the shirt if from too...


Monday, 2 January 2012

LEATHER.

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Happy 2012!

Here are my new leathers, proper vintage leather trousers -not the flimsy-wannabee-leggings version. These one are straight legged at my calf, so I rolled them up to show that I do have ankles. I've got a feeling I'm going to be wearing these a lot in 2012.

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