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It Stole My Heart x

It Stole My Heart x

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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I love that he doesn’t consider skin his…

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Doings…

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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

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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.

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

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

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Yo! Beach…

Yo! Beach…

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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

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Coachella: A place for people to unshowily declare themselves.

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

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

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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!

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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