Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Home Style... Cool in Denmark

Maybe it's the change of season, maybe it's delay in sunlight first thing in the morning, but I'm really taking note of a cooler palette for homes as well.

Cool greys, soft woods, simple black touches... all the hallmarks of a cool comfy home in Denmark.

Simple mid century shapes in chairs and lighting, fine black lines add a graphic touch to mirror edges and frames, and a comfy cool grey sheepskin for an armchair in the corner.

I love the soft grey headboard (I have a similar shade), the restrained decorator touches in the AJ table lamp on the the bedside and the wow of the pendant lighting over the dining area.  Simple yet effective.

Via Bolig

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

New Territory

Heading into new territory with the arrival of 'autumn' over here... layers are forecast, separates which slither over the body either belted or not, shrugged over the shoulders for those cooler mornings ahead.

Whether in cotton, suede or leather, choose your layers with a hint of nonchalance and wear with ease.

Hello Autumn!

Photography Patrick Demarchelier
Vogue Russia, March 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Watercolour Shimmer

Looking for inspiration for makeup on a night out with the girls?  Look no further than this gorgeous editorial featured in Porter Magazine Spring edition (my magazine is sitting on the shelf still waiting to be opened!).

Anna Selezneva's stunning features awash with shimmer and glow, bronzed and tinted with a pretty watercolour palette perfect for summery night outs.

Now you just need to decide whether to focus on the bronzed eye or the coloured soft red lip?  Decisions, decisions!

Photo Chris Colls
Porter Magazine Spring Edition

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Simple as ... A White Blazer

A simple white blazer, fitted to your body, notched at the waist, a perfect sleeve length, and a beautiful line.  Whether you purchase it off the rack or have it tailor made, invest in a blazer that fits your body type well - if you need to, take the time to have it altered to fit perfectly (the key is in the shoulder and waist fit).

If you spend some time and effort in your clothing, your clothing will love you in return.  And it will show to the outside world!

A simple white blazer with dark jeans or a matching fitted a skirt and heels; with a flared or gathered coloured skirt and espadrilles or sneakers; with an elegant tuxedo pant  or jumpsuit for an evening out or with a gorgeous strapless sheath at dinner ... Simple things make life a whole lot easier!

How current does Anouk Aimee look with her fitted white blazer and skirt combo, smokey eye and nude lip... from the 60s to now, it's still a beautiful and elegant look!  Simple.

1, Anouk Aimee, 1960s
2, Giorgia Tordini at LFW Fall 2015
3, Camilla and Marc, S/S 2014/15
4, via Lauren Conrad

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Go the Chop

I've had a love affair with cropped pants ever since, ever since... (I think Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face was the main reason as she walks around Paris in her black cropped pants and duffel coat).  So when I spied the steady stream of cropped, chopped, culotted, pant legs coming on-line since Pre Fall 2015 (from The Row to Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney), I've been happy.

Surprisingly as a somewhat vertically challenged person myself, I find cropped pants perfect me.  They give that cool factor, they add a continental nonchalance and an ease of dress that I need.  Whether, fitted, or flared, I'm not fussed.   Add a sky high heel finished in gold, or flats, sneakers or sandals... I'm happy either way.  If you're worried about the silhouette being too shortening for you, just remember to stick to similar colours all the way through your outfit.

And after years of skinny jeans (which I do still love to wear),  a neat cropped pant gives a slightly heightened fashion sense to your wardrobe these days.

Case in point; Black culottes, Strappy velvet sandals with gold heels, Dark Khaki long line tank and bold gold cuff.  Voila!

The Row, Pre Fall 2015

Photo Garance Dore

Photo Garance Dore

Daria for Mango

2 & 4 -  Garance Dore
3 - WhoWhatWear
4 - Mango

Monday, 16 February 2015

Tropical Monday Style

What a gorgeous summery weekend just gone... why don't we keep the mood tropical and light with this gorgeous editorial featuring Giselle Bundchen in Vogue China's March issue.

I just want to find a rooftop bar somewhere with glorious views and enjoy some drinks with friends on a balmy evening.  (oh, wait that was last Friday night when the rains hit Melbourne with that thundery stormy display!)

Pack light with a flowy dress, a hibiscus in your hair and touches of shimmery gold.

Isn't that lip colour just luscious?

Beyond stunning I say.

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