27 April 2011

Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?

This is my easter in photos. I am wearing a fisherman's smock that my mother had made for me from vintage fabric we found at an antique fair.  We always have an easter egg hunt in the garden - you are never to old to enjoy the hunt for chocolate -, and I won this year!  The dachshunds are ours, Cedric and Cinderella, the french bull dog is Sala and belongs to my faux god-parents.
I hope you all had a lovely easter too! 

25 April 2011

Getting to know me via Grazia It!

Me with my Hermes Peony Tea Set.

One of the many pinboards that completely cover my doors at home. 

I was recently interviewed for Grazia Italia which was pretty exciting.  They did a kind of style profile on me for their newly relaunched website. I was photographed by the talented and wonderful Vanessa Jackman (see HERE!) and interviewed, the piece is now up online (see HERE!). I hope you enjoy reading it. 
(p.s. for those of you not fluent in Italian, hit google translate, its not perfect but it gives you a general idea of what I am saying).

22 April 2011

Thats the way I like it

I love to dress up... obviously! I also love to dress others. So one day Frances (see HERE!) was hanging out with me, I decided it was a very good time to dress her up in all my clothes!
These are my favs.  This is Frances by me!

Frances wears...
Fendi Fur Gilet, Topshop Playsuit, and Zara Fringe top.
Peter Pilotto Dress. 

20 April 2011

Rewinding time for the first time

Recently I worked with Rewind Vintage (see HERE!).  They asked me to come along to their offices and style their pieces for a shoot. This is the first in a series of three posts with photos from the shoot. 
It was a lovely day. So big thank you to the Rewind team! 

18 April 2011

Stairway to Heaven

I know a some people were interested to see what is in my closet.  Well I thought it would be fun to show you some of my shoes.  This is just a random selection, but I hope you enjoy them like I do. 

Also on a more random point, I think I have been having some problems with my comments. I have had a few people ask me why their comments haven't gone up, but I have never received them.  I can only conclude something has gone wrong on the technical end. Please can you let me know if you have written a comment and it hasnt gone up.  Then I can try and fix it.  
Thanks so much!
Oh and happy monday. 

Shoes from the bottom left to right...
'Something Blue' Manolo Blahnik...
Pedder Red Gold dancing T-bars, Pink Suede N.Prive Christian Louboutins...
Gucci Purple Crystal Sandals, Christian Louboutin Zebra Tigresse, Christian Louboutin Mary Janes...
Miu Miu Crystal Front pumps, Pedder Red Leopard Shoe Boots, Charlotte Olympia Metallic Pink pumps...
Red Satin and Patent Manolo Blahnik, Acne Admire Boots, Christian Louboutin Declic Water Python, Customised by me Spike Shoes, Christian Louboutin Leopard Carino. 

16 April 2011

The tools of the trade...

People ask me a lot about my hair. I think its the length of it that gets people going.  Its one of the only things I am really girly about. I love long hair. 
So here is a view of some of my hair tools.
The products for styling I highly recommend and use are:
  1. L'Oreal Techni.Art products (very strong professional level products) I like the hair spray and mousse.
  2. Babyliss Pro stylers (curling tongs and wavers, they get super hot!)
  3. Bumble and Bumble products (good for texture and shine)
  4. MOP hairsprays (they are all natural)

13 April 2011

The day Birkin met Kelly!


Last week I went to see the wonderful and stylish Ruby Woo, of Ruby's View - see HERE! - for a cupcake and a chat. She has the most fantastic accessories, so I thought I would share them with you.

The top -  Ruby's Kelly and my Birkin.
The bottom -  Ruby's boyfriend jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes and Bag (as above).

11 April 2011

Temperley AW11

Recently I was invited to view, up close and personal, the AW11 collections by Temperley. 
In my mind, Temperley is all about a combination of exquisite detailing and simple cuts. This reputation was well earned when I saw this seasons offerings. 
I chose mostly detail shots off the collection to show of the amazing level of workmanship and quality. 

Contact Sheet above...
0. Temperley Gown detail
1. Temperley Knitted Poncho detail
2. Rail of Temperley for Barbour Knitted jumpers
3. Temperley Blouse detail
5. Temperley Gown back detail
6. Temperley Lace dress detail 

Temperley Bridal AW11

Dont worry I am not under the illusion I am getting married in the near future, however the wedding dresses at Temperley were beautiful enough to make you marry the guy who makes you your Soya Hazelnut Latte at Starbucks!
Here are a few tempting details.

Alice By Temperley AW11

The affordable version.  Here the fur was faux and the lace was overlaid on net, but still the designs were fun, sexy and light, and the ethos of detailing continued, in sequin and lace work. 

So although I cant wait for summer and the warm weather clothes that come with it. It seems that I wont being going bare or all black next winter. Thanks Temperley for the positivity.