Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday Blues

Jeans, Asos; vintage denim shirt; jumper, Boden; rings, Topshop.

J.Crew oversized sweater, $72
J.Crew linen shirt
J.Crew pencil skirt
J.Crew vintage shoes 
J.Crew straw tote 
J.Crew round sunglasses 
NARS Cosmetics sheer lipstick

Samphire, East Wittering

We went on a family outing to the restaurant Samphire in East Wittering. Yummy fresh fish and a rustic vibe, and not too spenny - I would highly recommend if you happen to be in the area, but book in advance as it can get very busy. Check out their website here.

The Rodnik Band

The Rodnik Band fashion label (you can check out there website here), designed by Philip Colbert, is quirky and stretches the boundaries of art and fashion. Many of his playful ideas spring from mundane objects as well as from modern works of art such as Andy Warhol's Campbell soup tins. Colbert says that the label was "born out of the desire to shake the mould and re-contextualise fashion, present it in a different, lighter, more playful way." My favourite is the Mondrian style suit/dress which is next on my DIY list! Check out an interview of him here, giving greater insight into his thought process and design ideas.

Allotment time

I'm not sure Cora was a fan of the old bicycle basket - hence her closed eyes on our way to pick some flowers, fruit and veg at our allotment. I can't get enough of the fragrant sweet peas!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Friday, 6 July 2012

rainbow clutches

Elie Saab gold clutch 
Stella McCartney neon handbag, $835 
Chanel shoulder bag
Rebecca Minkoff leather clutch
Clare Vivier neon handbag
Cleobella studded leather handbag, $140

New Tumblr

Check out my favourite images on my new tumblr site here

Equipment sleeveless blouse
Helmut Lang drape jacket
Marc by Marc Jacobs cuffed pants, $455
Valentino shoes
3.1 Phillip Lim leather satchel handbag
Michael Kors jewelry
Tom Binns spike jewelry

Valentino Couture

Elegance was the primary aesthetic of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's creations for Valentino's Haute Couture show in Paris. Midnight blues and dusty pinks swept the runway with pierces of blood red, in chiffons and silks with the occasional embellishment. The dresses held their own with the scraped back hair of the statuesque models displaying minimal jewellery. I am sure any girl would dream of a Valentino Couture dress!

Monday, 2 July 2012

BOTM: Geneva, A Pair & a Spare

My second choice for 'blogger of the moment' is Geneva from DIY blog A Pair & a Spare. One of my first port of calls for inspiration, the lovely Geneva's fantastic creations enthuse even the most anti-DIY capable people! Some amazing creations on a budget - if only I had her patience! Check out her blog here.

Styling ASOS dress

Love my new ASOS purchase, can be dolled up for black tie, or worn with converse and a denim jacket for a summer bbq!

Carrot Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes as a thank-you for the ladies at Red Magazine. Although the icing was a little bit too sweet, I thought they went down a treat! The recipe is from Martha Stewart's book 'Cupcakes' which has an endless amount of weird and wonderful ideas. I couldn't get any shredded coconut so decorated with walnuts instead. Find the recipe here

Versace Couture

Paris witnessed a leather and blush toned start to couture season with the intricate dress designs of Donatella Versace. The innocent palette of neutral tones were sharply contrasted with bondage corset dresses as well as leather strapped killer heels. The typical Versace style was more refined and the outfits were offset by bevy of beauties with smokey eye make up and advertisement style blow dried locks! 

Red touches

A few snapshots of some of my outfits worn for my internship at Red magazine!