One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art - Oscar Wilde

Monday, 30 May 2011

Monday Loves It: Double Gold Chain and Vintage Hoop Earrings




Absolutely LOVED everything about this photoshoot featuring Racquel Zimmerman in the June issue of Vogue. Perfect styling. 

Friday, 27 May 2011

RIP Jeff Conaway

"A hickey from Kenickie is like a Hallmark card..."


I first watched Grease when I was about 9 years old ... so I experienced some major nostalgia just now to hear that Jeff Conaway, the actor who played Kenickie, passed away this afternoon. PS: I'll let you in on a little secret: my 9 year old self was totally peachy keen, jellybean for a hickey from Kenickie!

Something a bit strange going on: only this morning I was searching Google images for a picture of Sandy and Danny in the flying car which I was going to blog about as my super-tacky, Friday morning inspiration (maybe I have a sixth sense!!!). jokes. Only I couldn't find the image anywhere! Anyway gonna go now, don a rara skirt (maybe!!) and relive my youth by rewatching the movie for the millioneth time ...

Happy Weekend xxx 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Step Inside ...

 ... Ortigia on Marylebone High Street.


This luxe Sicilian shop sells candles, scents and essences inspired by the lush tropical climes of Sicily. My favourite scent for summer is the Orange Blossom which conjures up lush, heady lazy afternoons basking in the sunshine. Heaven scent.


Monday, 23 May 2011

Monday: Object of Desire

These Zuriick leather booties. So - if anyone can tell me where I can get hold of a pair from London ... well - I might just love u forever!
Inspired by the afterhours, this design is wide open city streets, late nights in bars and way-too-early morning coffee. Leather.

Image courtesy of http://zuriick.com/

Hats Off

So Princess Beatrice has only gone and done something rather admirable and sold her chapeau on Ebay for charideeee ...  Nice one, B. Not only has she turned around and done something rather good with something that attracted more criticism than it deserved but it is also a bit of a one-fingered salute to all the critics who hacked off the hat making them - well - probably eating their hats right now!!! Made me smile!

Friday, 20 May 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons ...

 ... Say: F*ck the Lemons! And Buy Shoes. Loving these: fierce lemon yellow (see what I did there?!!) platforms by Charlotte Olympia.

Monday, 16 May 2011

I NEED these in my life ...

Another day ... another fashion discovery to enhance my wardrobe (and deplete my wallet!). Introducing Black Milk by Aussie designer James Lillis who has actually created leggings that are like works of art. Leggings I actually want to wear!!!  Beyond. 

'Cathedral' leggings by James Lillis

'Union Jack' leggings by James Lillis

'Silver Spartan' leggings by James Lillis

'Silver Cage' leggings by James Lillis

Images courtesy of http://www.blackmilkclothing.com/

I Can't Believe It's Topshop

Yesterday's cover of ST Style featured this super hot silk floral print dress by Topshop. Definitely a summer must-have ... wear it with this season's wedges for perfect day-to-night style. Gorgeous.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Today's Inspiration: Let them Eat Cake

I am super excited: on Thursday Laduree are going to open their first stand alone cafe in Covent Garden. Expect sumptuous treats in pretty pastel colours. The best part is that the cafe will remain open until 11 pm on week nights. Sweet.




Everyone's at it - Maje ad campaign:



Saturday, 7 May 2011

Label I Love: minimarket

As if I need another reason to add to my list of why I want to visit Sweden ... My most recent discovery is Swedish brand minimarket. I especially love the way they have styled their Spring Summer 2011 lookbook. They do a great line in accessories too. Urban Outfitters in America has already cottoned on and bought up some of the collection, so hopefully London will follow suit. If not ... anyone want to buy me a plane ticket???

minimarket Spring Summer 2011

minimarket Spring Summer 2011

minimarket Spring Summer 2011

minimarket Spring Summer 2011

minimarket Spring Summer 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Eternal Style

Set to be this years Fashion Film: L'Amour Fou - a biopic of the life of Yves Saint Laurent. Can not wait until this comes out in London.



Amazing photo of Yves Saint Laurent, as captured by June Newton, wife of Helmut (aka Alice Springs)


Classic and Iconic: Le Smoking, created by Yves Saint Laurent and photographed by Helmut Newton

Shopping

L.O.V.E my new glasses from Oxfam on St John's Wood High Street!!! It's seriously one of the best charity shops I have been into recently - and it has it's own separate book shop. Can't wait to go back for another forage!!! xxx

Thursday object of desire: Ruby Slippers



Python Peeptoe Slingbacks by Alexandre Birman

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Janis

Janis Joplin was one of the original iconic misfits, right at the centre of the hippy movement that followed the stifled decades of the 40's and 50's; so she came out when expressing raw emotion was still an act of rebellion. I love listening to her, as you can still hear the real expression and almost spontaneous outbursts of feelings in her singing.
Perfect imperfection.







Today's Inspiration: Woman on the Verge




Love this: Vintage Chanel ad campaign by Helmut Newton.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Modern Romance

Arrete de m'envoyer des fleurs. Kidnappe-moi, idiot.
Stop sending me flowers. Kidnap me, idiot. 

In the wake of the Royal Wedding, and the arrival of springtime, there is no denying that love is in the air at the moment. I recently stumbled across this wonderful ad campaign in L'Officiel by French design company Loft, who have also set up the lovewall. Their manifesto:

"There are encounters that are more significant than others. There are people who make our heart beat. There is the lovewall to tell them or find them".

Check it out and see for yourself. Gorgeous. Love is:

http://www.lovewall.fr/en/about-the-lovewall