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It Stole My Heart x

It Stole My Heart x


The moment I clapped eyes on this Dries Van Noten shirt it sang my song.  I loved it’s bold stance that still seamlessly fitted with it’s gold baroque inspired partner.


Initially I thought the design was printed – but no, it’s all embroidered aka creole style, which in my view makes it a little slice of heaven.  At £590 I can understand and appreciate it’s steep price and in my minds eye…

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Happy Easter!! xxx


And what better way to celebrate Easter than with the coolest eggs I could find..


These are by the celebrity Tattoo artist Scott Campbell who’s inked such illuminaries as Marc Jacobs, Helena Christensen and Penelope Cruz.


 Louisiana born Scott abandoned a career as a biochemist to follow his calling (you can just imagine what his parents thought..)


I love that he doesn’t consider skin his…

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The light (as discussed here and here) is coming on.  I suspect my top shade is too big..but I just can’t stop! I love the way each shade eats up the shade below and covers the gap between them.  At the moment they’re loosely hooked together – on the plus side it means they can be unhooked with the greatest of ease.  On the downside you have to be careful to find the central point to keep them…

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Jamie Beck & Ralph Lauren x

Jamie Beck & Ralph Lauren x


These pictures were taken by the photographer Jamie Beck backstage at the Ralph Lauren Show.

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There’s a serenity and calm to them away from the glare of front of house.  Simple passions and gentle grace.


Where the details of the clothes can sing, the glass pane of the runway removed.



The rehearsal more telling than the stage production, capturing moments before the masks come down.


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Yo! Beach…

Yo! Beach…


Last summer I was seduced by retro swimwear..the high wasted bottoms and halter necks. ew_black_bikini2_large

It was my first toe in the water of vintage styles for the beach and I didn’t want to trip up so kept it simple and stuck to black accessorised with cats eye sunnies and red lipstick.ew_black_polka_dot_swimsuit2_large

It was one of my best buys of the summer and this year I want colour and print – it’s hard to explain the physics of how more…

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Coachella 2014


Coachella: A place for people to unshowily declare themselves.



To turn up and have fun like a wild drive through the night whilst still standing in a circle of friends.


To sing, play, dance and listen and put a distance from the real world.  Just for a little bit.


Personally, it’s the Coachella Art Studios that would have my name on them – the craft themes this year are: Paper,…

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Espadrille Competition!


Calling all fashionista’s (particularly those with a  young child within)  for our inaugural Pimp Your Kicks Design Competition! this is your chance to play, glue, dye, make..bake! accessorise and bling-o-rize a classic pair of espadrilles into a thing of beauty worthy of a street style photo shot (See here for more inspiration – seriously – the only limit is your imagination!)

The details:

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Home! Time to curl up somewhere (relatively) quiet! Xxx

Home! Time to curl up somewhere (relatively) quiet! Xxx

Inside London’s smallest library! Xxxxx

Inside London’s smallest library! Xxxxx