Saturday, 28 September 2013


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Things that are currently making a home for themselves in various corners of my flat. Great 
discovery of NARSskin- I especially love the exfoliant. Chantecaille are such an under the 
radar big amazing brand (but also have the price tag so I understand why) and the Future 
Skin is the first liquid foundation I've ever used that comes in a pot. Dermalogica is my life 
saviour, I have almost everything from them because the products aren't harsh or full of oil 
so work really well with my skin. And of course some Diptyque Feu de Bois because this is 
a blog so it's mandatory.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


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(backstage Roksanda Ilincic SS14)

As well as photographing fashion and beauty backstage, it's always so great when you're not
sure whether the clothes a model is wearing are hers or the designers. This was the case when
 I saw this lovely creature (who's name I cannot locate- help!). Her super tailored cropped
navy trousers, big knit and bomber jacket looked so elegant and worked perfectly with
Roksanda's cat eyes and hair bows.

edit: her name is Charon Cooijmans

Monday, 23 September 2013


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Tommy Ton for

Some beginning of the week inspiration, for when my brain hasn't quite kicked in yet.
Looking to buy a leather jacket at the moment, and dreaming of an Acne purchase
Whilst cut off denim is made chic with a pair of stilettos.

Thursday, 19 September 2013


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Roksanda herself

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Lucia Pica checking all the models cat eyes. (I can't even get my eyeliner the same on both eyes, imagine trying to get 52 eyes to match)

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A 8am call time has never been one of my favourite things. But every now and again, you 
go to a show that makes getting up at silly o'clock worth it. Upon getting the lift the the 
thirtheen floor of an unfinished sky scraper right next door to the Shard (and having minor 
modern-elevator-calling issues on the way up), there's nothing quite like a view like this 
when you step out. And then watching the amazing Lucia Pica at work, and finally (most 
certainly not least) seeing the SS14 Roksanda Ilincic collection. Brights, heights and 
Roksanda. A perfect Sunday morning if there ever was one.

Thank you MAC for inviting me!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


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Backstage at J JS Lee SS14. All photographs taken by me.

A bit of what I've been up to the last five days for fashion week. Although it feels like one
long day that never ends. Word for Spring Summer 2014: Pink. Pink lips, pink eyes and a
hellavalotta pink clothes. Not overly girlie though- this is structured, classy pink.
No princesses here.

More soon. Must sleep first.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


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Sign me up.
Big shapes still looking sassy in Vogue Thailand's September issue.
Also cementing that I must spend a decent amount of money on a long coat this season.
It's totes in.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


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Some of you may remember when I went to Paris last October for fashion week, and wrote 
a lot about the whole 'street style' thing. And kind of being a 'streetstyle photographer' for the 
week to see what all the fuss was about. I had some bad times, some good. One of the best 
trip to Paris really worth it (not that you ever need much of an excuse to go).
Today I was happily scrolling through tumblr when I came across my image of Sky, above. 
To find out it had more than 21,000 reblogs. It sounds silly perhaps, but it made me smile. Of 
all the photographers I have discovered on Tumblr it was crazy that my photo, yes, little old 
me, had been appreciated by so many people. It makes it seem worth while, all the stuff I do 
and the photos I take and the trips (that I fund myself with the little I have) like this one, that 
someone out there might actually appreciate some of it. So thank you, annonymous tumblr 
rebloggers, for making my day.

Monday, 9 September 2013


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I think Maria Van Bguyen may have just moved into my dream apartment in New York.
It's all high ceilings, white walls and loads of light. Sigh.

Friday, 6 September 2013


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When you get talked through a new perfume by the creator, and when that same person has
created some of the most iconic scents for Acqua di Parma, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo
and Versace- you better well listen up. Not that there’s any chance of you falling of the trail
with Francis Kurkdjian himself- he is a charming as he is French and opens up a whole new
side to the way fragrances work within a few minutes. I’m enchanted.

I’ here, of course, not just to be enchanted (even though it was my birthday, and who's an old
maid to turn down a dark haired Frenchman with stubble) but to find out about the new scent
he has created under his own name, Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The new fragrance- Aqua Vitae -
was created as a follow up of sorts to the already successful Aqua Universalis, that is a very
light, white bouquet of smells. Aqua Vitae is here to nod to Aqua Universalis, but also bring
more depth to the scent once on the skin. It’s a bowl of fruit in comparison to a white bouquet.
With lemon, mandarin, vanilla it’s as sweet as you would ever want a fragrance (aka, not too
much) but not too sharp or musky that you can’t sit there smelling it for an hour on your skin
(this definitely was not me doing through the entirety of our chat).

The bottle is as luxurious as the fragrance, and the gold tinge of the liquid makes me
feel expensive. Like I could afford this in real life expensive. Thus why I love my job.

Aqua Vitae, pictured 200ml

Thursday, 5 September 2013


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Some things that are floating around on my desk at the moment. As ever the presence of flowers 
and anything/everything Muji (aka the best pens that always get stolen at work). New beauty 
products favourites are Egyptian Magic which I had been meaning to try ever since I eyed in 
up in Liberty's apothecary style beauty hall. And the YSL Forever Light Creator milky lotion 
that the lovely girls at ELLE gifted me as part of my goodbye present.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


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Someone just whisk me away, will you?

I've got err-mah-ghadd it's September fever and fashion week is creeping up (and so is the 
amount of work I have), my emails are a go-go and I'm sad because I still haven't been on 
holiday this summer. Boo-hoo, poor me, my life is so horrible- I know. My Tumblr page  
makes me feel like I should be in a constant state of sunshine, in places that classify as 
'interior porn', that Asian food doesn't make me fat and that I should just of course think of
 cool ideas (like the above) and that yeah I do just happen to have an enormous heated pond 
slash pool in my garden. AKA digital FOMO>

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