Friday, 29 March 2013

&.OTHER.FLOWERS.

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A few things I've been lusting over lately. Number one on my list is the new & Other Stories 
store on Regents Street- it's H&M's new line that started as a beauty collection and is the
perfect middle ground between COS and H&M. The feel of the shop is like you've just walked 
into a studio, and the clothes are all minimal and detailed, in a Swedish and Acne kind of way. 
I tried on so many all white outfits that I ended up buying the jumper (above) and a skort 
(more later- and yes I mean skort).
Number two on my list would be those lovely pink roses you see - and if you follow me on
 instagram or twitter then you will have seen them before - that I got for a fiver last weekend 
and which have cheered me up all week, promising me that Spring will one day arrive. These 
were accompanied by the third item which is the new L'Occitane Thé Vert & Bigarade 
fragrance which reminds me of saving up to buy the Thé Vert room spray when I was a 
teenager.
And finally the new Panasonic headphones from the FCUK x Panasonic party I went to a 
couple weeks ago where a friend and I drank far too much whilst he explained to me who the 
TV star-come-DJ was.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

PLAYING.POLO.

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No words needed.

Monday, 25 March 2013

CRAIG.LAWRENCE.SS13.

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I like looking back at last September's shows- it makes more sense now since we are actually 
in the season they were meant for. (No bitching about the weather here, no I LOVE snow in 
March!).

The idea of luminosity is very present here- as ever in Craig Lawrence's work- and I love
 the combination of his skilled dresses which have taken hundreds of hours to make alongside 
the tongue in cheek plastic pouches seen around arms and waists. They somehow transport 
the collection from fantasy to reality- you can see yourself wearing (and buying) the pouches 
and so suddenly hand knitted, hooded, floor length silver dresses with matching gloves seems 
like a viable option.

Also would like to link this back to the Glow In The Dark post I did a few weeks back as
 this collection from Lawrence very much reminds me of the Dion Lee sweater I still want.


Plus you gotta love crazy sideburns and red lips.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

NATURE.MADE.

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It's officially the first day of Spring. It doesn't really feel like it here in central London 
so I'm looking to other things to remind me of greener times.

1. Penhaligons smells amazing. Plus the soap boxes (yes I'm a grandma) come with a
note saying 'Keep Me' inside. Swoon.

2. Still my favourite thing to do on a Sunday- walk down the end of Brick Lane and 
mosey around Columbia Road Flower Market. This week I need to buy soil  

3. Aesop's new addition to the Parsley Seed family- the Antioxidant Hydrator, the perfect 
answer to it's-cold-outside-and-heated-inside skin.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

NUMBERED.DENIM.

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I really wasn't sure about the Ashish SS13 collection when I was at the show last
September, and perhaps it's the peer pressure of that number-covered denim being all
over tumblr, but I now really like it. So much so that I want to double denim x2.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

IN.BLACK.AND.WHITE.

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(Asos boots, Topshop jeans, Muji jumper, John Rocha denim jacket, vintage top, old scarf)

Earlier today, sunning my back post Sanctuary Spa lounging in Covent Garden. Both
of which don't come as part of everyday normal life (the sun, and the spa).
The Spring/Summer trend for black and white is coming in super handy because it seems to
be all I'm managing to wear. I recently picked up this white denim jacket from a vintage shop
for just £12- I liked it when it was hanging and was surprised to see it was by John Rocha
(whose mouth I've stuck a microphone under more than a few times) - not sure if it should
qualify as 'vintage' but I bought it all the same - white+denim+jacket didn't really give me any
excuse to say no, and so it was my first purchase in months (true thing). It's strange how such
a small thing as jacket colour can change a whole outfit. Maybe my trusty black leather jacket
will have a well earned rest for the next few months.

Monday, 11 March 2013

BYE.BYE.BABY.

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Less of a 'goodbye' and more of a 'I miss you'. To my girl Jess who has flown down under
for the time being, and who we have to thank for the pert ass that resides as my twitter
background.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

TESS.YOPP.

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A couple of weeks ago I got to interview stylist Tess Yopp. We had coffee and I told her my
only line of Russian (and she nearly spat her coffee out, checking that I was aware of what I
just said. I did. She laughed). A few days ago, I was looking through my photos from after the
SS13 Ashish show and I recognised her in a couple of them. I hadn't posted and I thought they
showed Tess' style perfectly- the almost over the top clothes paired with undone, relaxed
hair and make up. I think it's a great combination. I think either you need to have 'done' your
make up or your clothes, both is too much in real life, it tends to look like you're trying too
hard.

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Friday, 1 March 2013

GLOW.IN.THE.DARK.

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No longer just for awkward club UV lights.

One of the many reasons I need this Dion Lee top.

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