Friday, 1 August 2014

In The Schedule

Just sitting at my desk and listening to the hail hitting the window.  It's been one of those days ... rain, hail, shine... literally!  It's an awesome start to the weekend and one that means staying indoors and staying dry... Maybe some old movie viewing and maybe some illustrations to be had.  Whatever the activity, there is always reading what's happening around the world.

Wait, here comes some more rain...

+  As moody as the weather is outside right now, this shoot for Lancome featuring Daria Werbowy snapped at a stormy beach pretty much says it all... except there's no way you'd be wearing just a jumper on such a day as today!  Daria gives us a rundown of her favourite vacation types via Vogue Fr here.

+ Take a peek inside this elegant and grown up renovated Brownstone in NY via Elle Decor.
So warm and inviting don't you think?

+  Yep, that's it Linda, layer up... layer those knits.  Here Linda Evangelista is one of a dozen of women that Carine Roitfeld styles for Harpers Bazaar ; a project that Carine has had on her mind for a good part of her career.  There's Linda, Claudia, Penelope, Eva, Gaga, Iman, Brooke and so many more linked with fishnets as a constant thread.  Her thoughts on this shoot via WWD here.  Personally I love seeing the 'real' supers back in the spotlight don't you?

+  Hold onto your sunnies, this bright eclectic home belongs to jewellery designer Solange Azagury- Partridge; take a tour and see where the inspiration comes from for those stunning coloured jewels made of amethyst, emeralds, rubies and sapphires; via WMagazine.

+  Tomorrow morning when the rain has stopped and everything is still wet outside, it'll be the perfect time for something warm and nourishing like eggs for brekky.  Like this delicious looking bowl of Veggie Quinoa topped with an egg from Reclaiming Provincial.  In fact, any type of egg for breakfast, lunch, dinner combination would be perfect for a cold day as rounded up in this yummy looking list over at SousStyle.  

Enjoy your weekend...

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Neutral Grey

For a classic neutral that wears well season in and season out, Grey always offers alot of options.  Melange, speckled, marle, charcoal, silver, pewter, concrete... it's softer than blacks and warmer than whites and more forgiving than browns.  Mix it with navy, camel or cream for a refreshing take on a luxe wintery outfit.  

It could be a thick rib knit, a wool pant, a sumptuous leather bag (yes please!) or a silky dress... whatever the piece,  let grey in; combine it with your 'already in the wardrobe' basics; embrace it's timelessness, and get ready to have a set of go to pieces for every season.  

Don't forget a bright red lip like the one sported by Bette Franke below.

Photo Sebastian Kim
Allure Magazine, August 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Today I was on the move, just like Chiharu Okunugi, pictured below in Glass Magazine's, Summer 2014 issue; not that I was the image of such chicness and femininity this morning!  But hey, the movement in the skirt, the purposeful stride in her walk, the wind in the hair... I was channeling all that while I was making my way through the shops.

Love the unexpected combination of azure blue with the neutral tawny brown and the tan shoes.  Sometimes the most unexpected things are quite beautiful.

Photo Walter Chin
Glass Magazine

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Home Style... Eclectic Classicism in Istanbul

There is something about a pair of armchairs placed just perfectly in sitting room that beckons.  Is it the symmetry?  Is the centre of attention? Is it the classical lines of these tub chairs?  Who knows.

But this arty home in Istanbul features more; loads of natural light, loads of books, a super stylish dining area and a great gallery wall.  The bathroom is pretty awesome too covered in that fabulous statement marble.

More images via the link below.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Clean Fresh Monday

A new week and a fresh start.

Like these fresh, clean silhouettes in this editorial for US Vogue July issue featuring Karlie Kloss, which kinda remind me of the early/mid 90's lean shapes of Calvin Klein.

Gotta love the beginning of a new week right?

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!

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