Thursday, 16 December 2010
A present from someone very special. I love how simple yet classy this is, and how expensive it looks on. But my favourite part of this bracelet is how it glistens like diamonds. Cath Kidston do lovely jewellery, but this is defiantly my favourite piece. A wonderful gift.
These are what I describe as a sound investment. They can bee worn with a multitude of different outfits, they are comfy, and timeless. I got these a few years ago, and they are amazing! They are a fun twist on the stereotypical black ballet flat without being too kooky, but can be worn casually with jeans without looking too dressy. Only problem with French Sole ballet flats is there lack of grip, otherwise I would wear them everyday!
Photo from French Sole website.
Monday, 13 December 2010
I had been thinking about posting Wordsworth's Daffodils' poem, but it just felt too cliché. I don't love daffodils because they are in a famous poem, I love them because of the memories they hold. How their scent is able to carry me out of what ever gloomy mood I may find myself in, and back to my childhood. When I saw some from Scilly on a market stall I had to get a few bunches. They are currently residing in a teapot (cheaper than a vase) in our lounge, and they certainly perk up the room : ) Hope you enjoy the photos!
The detailing on these two dresses is exquisite, and the entire collection was magical. I loved how embellished sandals were worn with ornate dresses, it looked very fresh and young. The dresses look like they have been created for boho beach weddings- loose and floaty, with luxury brought in through detail. But there was a definite french, street style vibe in the Paris-Byzance collection. Peacoats, two-pieces, and simple black shifts were repeatedly featured, with the timeless sense of Chanel running throughout. Another great collection from Karl Largerfeld. This man can do no wrong!
Photos from Style.com-Pre Fall 2011 Collection
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
"MAGGIE [calming them down]
Girls, girls, girls, girls...
[Ripping off bits of pink material she has taken from the shelf,
giving them to each secretary]
Listen: take this to all the designers; I want dresses made up in exactly this shade of pink.
Babs: take this round to Kaiser Delmont, I want shoes and stockings in exactly this colour. Laura: everything goes pink! I
want the whole issue pink; I want the whole country pink!
Lettie: take an editorial:
"To the women of America..."no, make it to the women everywhere: "banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige! From now on
Think pink! think pink! when you shop for summer clothes.
Think pink! think pink! if you want that quel-que chose.
Red is dead, blue is through,
Green's obscene, brown's taboo.
And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce
Think pink! forget that Dior says black and rust.
Think pink! who cares if the new look has no bust.
Now, I wouldn't presume to tell a woman
what a woman oughtta think,
But tell her if she's gotta think: think pink!
for bags! pink for shoes!
Razzle, dazzle and spread the news!
And pink's for the lady with joie de vive!
Pinks for all the family.
Try pink shampoo.
Pink toothpaste too.
Play in pink, all day in pink,
Pretty gayin pink.
Drive in pink, come alive in pink,
Have a dive in pink.
Go out dancing but just remember one thing:
You can get a little wink
If you got a little pink
In your swing.
...think pink and the world is rosey-red"
Image from Style.com, Lyrics from the film Funny Face
photo from Style.com. Pre-Fall 2011
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
It is winter, and Christmas is nearly upon us! I live in Bath, so at the moment we have the lovely Christmas Market and we also just had snow, so everything is looking very festive. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas (18 days to go!), and that although it is a very stressful time of year, that everyone finds some peace, and is able to spend it with the ones they love. Happy Christmas, and have a wonderful New Year!