Friday, 25 July 2014

In The Schedule

We've been coasting through the middle of winter this week with frost bitten mornings and sunny afternoons.  With layer upon layer of woollens, felts, scarves and boots, I'll do little to venture outdoors this weekend but will catchup with friends tomorrow for dinner.

Actually, I prefer to stay inside during winter and hibernate most of the time;

Here are some links I found on the web this week...

 + A stylish editorial for a night out on the town featuring Anna Selezneva for Harpers Bazaar August 2014 issue, here.

+  The red lip fights for centre stage in this image by Erik Madigan Heck for Harpers Bazaar UK in their August 2014 edition; and justifiable so.   You will need a punchy red, pink, or fuschia lipstick to complement the burst of chroma in the new Fall 2014 collections don't you think?  This simple monochrome image is my fave.

+  Would love to get a copy of this Rizzoli publication; a history of  Louis Vuittons 60 years of fashion images from celebrated photographers like Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, Inez & Vinoodh,   Mario Testino and more, it would certainly make a welcome addition to any fashionable bookshelf don't you think?  Via Vogue Fr.

+  Take a peek into stylish illustrator, Bernadette Pascua's NY home; filled with art prints, books and inspiring tools of her trade, would you ever think otherwise?  Via Design Sponge.

+  Love this.. a story behind the inspiration of Marimekko's Weather Diary collection by designer Aino-Maija Metsola.  Such beautiful illustrations and an interesting process behind the scenes via Marimekko Village.

+  I have a go to Apple Pie recipe that I make every so often; not too often cos that just means I end up eating too much! but I did make one last week which was a hit; zhoom and it's all gone!  But now I have a punnet of blueberries in the fridge and this Blueberry pie looks delish.  And considering blueberries are high in antioxidants the whole think would be really, really good for you right??? Recipe via Love and Olive Oil here.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Brrr it's cold outside

Brrrr, it's been a bit chilly out these last few mornings and I was in desperate need of a hooded coat to keep my ears warm.

I used this pic of Sabrina Iofredda for Numero #155 August issue, as inspiration - a sort of Russian 19th Century princess in the winter; but now that sales have already begun, the popular sizes have flown off the racks and it looks like I waited too long yet again!

I did manage to find quite a nice wool coat in Zara with a suitably looking plush hood covered in faux fur ; although once you feel the texture it tends to moult all over the shoulders of the coat.. no good!

Ah well... do I wait until next season or do I keep on the look out knowing that in a few weeks by the end of August, there will be Spring racks all over the shops?  What to do?  What to do?

I love waiting for sales like everyone, but if you wait that one week too long, foof... the good stuff is gone.  Has that happened to you too?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Come Spring...

Love this pastel hued interior; so grown up, so chic, so easy to add to your home for a spruce up come Spring.

Easy to add as finishing touches in ceramics, artwork and textiles.

Note the base is pretty simple; black and white and then the contrast has been amped up with a shiny pastel pendant, some grey textiles and artwork.

Love it.
From the portfolio of Raya Todorova; and via numerous pinterest pins!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Monday Accent

Okay, so I'm a visual person.  I did mention I'm not really a fan of the colour red for me; but I might be swayed if it were used as a bit of an accent colour!  Particularly as a chic scarf like the ones seen on the Prada Spring runway; and besides the photography of Paolo Roversi does beckon doesn't it?

Saskia de Brauw photographed by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia July 2014.

Friday, 18 July 2014

In The Schedule

The rains have gone, the sun is shining, the weekend is nearly here. 

All is well for a quiet one, and some internet reading...

+  Colour blocked.. I'm thinking of adding a little more colour into my wardrobe come spring and I have noticed a lot more reds and purples coming through editorials so I took some inspiration from this feature in Marie Claire Brazil July 2014 issue.  Photography by Tiago Molinos.  Personally I'm not a fan of red on me, so I'll stick to blue!

+  Take a look at the new Camilla and Marc Spring Summer 14/15 collection; clean lines, simple shapes, a modern minimalist approach via Vogue Aus here.  I think this is the most beautiful white tux blazer!

+  Wow, check out that view.  Imagine sitting back in your sofa relaxing while the windows/doors slide open and into a cavity in the wall to give you that seamless inside/outside feel.  The blue water of the sea beyond does help a little bit too!  More images of his sophisticated home in Malibu via AD.

+ A great start up story for 'negative' underwear via Cool Hunting here.

+  Luscious... this website will have you drooling at these images of sweets, treats and bakes that seem to have effortlessly appeared before your very eyes.  From the kitchen tops at Nectar and Stone in Melbourne.  And if you are more a savoury and than a sweet tooth, I'm sure the photographs will leave a smile on your face too.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Home Style... Minimalist Mansion in The Hague

Oh so subtle palette of greys, taupes and light coloured wood punctuated with some citrusy hues from coloured glass objects... this minimal home designed by Remi Meijers sits beautifully within an old mansion.  The ceilings, the doors and mouldings echo the past and history of the building but the textiles and soft furnishings ooze an Armani-esque classicism.

Love the touches of Van Duysen ceramic containers on the kitchen benchtop and those iconic Tom Dixon pendants punctuating the serenity of these surroundings.

So if you want to emulate this soothing home, keep to textiles of felt, wool and linens and add smudgy tones and depth - not too glossy, not too matte.. just right.  A design book here, a glass vase there, an ample throw, a lusciously textured looking kitchen benchtop and a fabulous standing mirror in the bedroom.

Very sophisticated don't you think?

Via Remodelista
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