30 June 2011

Getting a perfect fit

Dress Vintage, Belt Vintage, and all Jewellery Mawi AW11 Pretty Tough Collection (samples). Find Mawi Here!
I love love love this dress, and it fits me like a glove.  Sometimes with vintage you come across a dress that was meant to be owned by you. This is one of those for me and the Mawi jewellery just adds something modern and exciting to it. 
To see Mawi's Post on me go HERE!

28 June 2011

In case you were interested in a bit more about me...

Inspired the wonderful blog of Miss Hannah Rose (See HERE!) I thought it would be fun to answer my very own Proust Questionnaire...

name:Peony Lim

age: Twenty something.
city: Depends on the time of year, mostly london
occupation: Online style diarist and stylist
what is your current state of mind? Mild amusement
what is your greatest extravagance? Shoes, bags and food
what is your greatest fear? Snakes and mediocrity
what is the trait you most deplore in others? Lying and disloyalty
what do you consider the most overrated virtue? Popularity
if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Where to start, physical or mental... everything and yet nothing
what is the quality you most like in a man? Humour and hair
what is the quality you most like in a woman? Humour and open-mindedness
which words or phrases do you most overuse? 'Do you know what I mean?' 
which talent would you most like to have? To be able to sing
what or who is the greatest love of your life? Right now...?! I hope I am too young to know.
where would you like to live? Paris and NYC
what is your favourite occupation? Creative things... styling, cooking, drawing (and shopping)
what is your most treasured possession? Our dogs
who are your favourite writers? I dont think I have one, I like individual books more than complete authors, although that probably means I need to read more (definitely).
who is your favourite hero of fiction? Scarlet (gone with the wind) Lyra (norther lights) Elizabeth Bennett (pride and prejudice)
who are your heroes in real life? Everyday women around the world that deal with unbearable circumstances. Oh and my Mother! 
what do you most value in your friends? Loyalty, strength and trust
what is your most marked characteristic? Big hair
how would you like to die? In the arms of someone who loves me
what is your motto? Its not a mark of character to be on top, but it is to pick yourself up and try again when your on the bottom

24 June 2011

Oh I'll have a fishy on a little dishy!

This is some food from a weekend in Cornwall, I hope it inspires you to have a weekend of home cooking yourself.  Hope you have a yummy weekend.
I love to check all the latest posts on FoodGawker (see HERE!) for foodspiration! 

Cornish caught Crab and Lobster. 
Ottolenghi Macadamia Nut and Caramel Cheesecake (my favorite).
Home Grown Rhubarb and Carrot Slaw. 
Barbecue Ribs.
Potato and Sweet Potato Chips.
Homemade scones with Cornish Clotted and Red Berry Jam.

22 June 2011

Isolda My Love

Isolda is a beautiful line of jewellery. Each piece is one of a kind, a mixture of antique elements, remade into modern and wearable gems. The company was set up by the fabulous half British, half Brazilian sisters, Juliana and Alessandra.  

I don't think every company is a good fit for me. It is more than aesthetic that needs to be shared, it is also references and history amongst other things. Isolda is one. Their pieces remind me of jewellery my grandmother wore, and all the insects and birds are things my mother and I would own. Their is something wonderfully everyday luxury about their pieces, which makes me think of by love for Hermes in a funny way. 

Isolda is a small company but the each piece has the love and attention that means that wont be the case for long. You might have seen Amber of 'Made in Chelsea' sporting a few of their pieces since they started to stock on her website. 

Isolda has all the charm of the antique and all the practicality of the modern. I have loved wearing their pieces, and I hope you all enjoy the pictures!

Jumpsuit Eairth (gifted)(I will do a full post of the jumpsuit later), Shoes Prada, Scarf Missoni, and all jewellery Isolda (samples). 

20 June 2011

Flowers and Lace

Photos by Pete Navey

I bought this dress last summer, I think it is the best thing Kate Moss made with Topshop.  Whenever people see me in it, they always ask me where it is from, and they never believe me when I say it is Kate Moss for Topshop. I have happy memories in this dress and I think that always makes you like clothes more. Although it definitely looks a bit bland without an extra belt.  Its amazing what difference a belt can make to so many different clothes.

Dress Kate Moss for Topshop, Purple sash a DIY, Flower Corsage H&M, Shoes Christian Louboutin.

16 June 2011

A basket full of favourites

Net-a-Porter has made me a mini shop with some of my favourite pieces from them... take a look at my choices and have a little shop HERE!

15 June 2011

Working Girl

Photos by Pete Navey

Sometimes we all have to go to work... by which I mean, a proper-office-situation. I tend to avoid the endless computer screens as much as possible - I strongly associate them with accounting = boring (I was never that great at maths) - but now and then all of us must visit a serious office.  This is my version of the working girl. 

Shoes Christian Louboutin, Trousers Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Shirt K by Karl Largerfeld, Waistcoat Zara, Clutch Smythsons, Hat Maison Michel, Belt (from Far East Plaza Singapore)and Bow tie Vintage.

Get the Look...

13 June 2011

A Touch of Pink

I love a pink cupcake every now and then.  Especially the little ones like these, they are a perfect mouthful.
I use a Primrose Bakery buttercream recipe (although I add less sugar than they say, as I cant take that much sweetness), and I use a Mary Berry cake batter recipe. 

10 June 2011

Net-a-Porter ♥ Bloggers!

How are bloggers changing fashion?
That was the question that Net-a-Porter TV put to me last LFW.
Have a look what Schott Schuman, Rumi, Bryan Boy, Hanneli and I had to say, we are all featured in this weeks Net-a-Porter Magazine about Bloggers (Check out NET-A-PORTER.COM's fab new magazine)

You might remember I was on Net-a-Porter TV another time, you can see that HERE! (forgive that I am wearing the same outfit, it was the same day ok!)

8 June 2011

Denim and Leather

Photos by Pete Navey

I think most people think of slightly lacking secretaries when they think of pencil skirts.  However I don't think that that has to be the case. I like to dress a pencil skirt down, and there is something quite everyday luxury about suede and leather skirts, they are so soft and touchable.  Denim and leather has cowboy connotations, but that doesn't mean you have to go with them, I have gone a bit more city sleek, after all I am in the city! Although 'Where have all the Cowboys gone' still comes to mind?!

Shoes Manolo Blahnik, Bag Louis Vitton (seriously vintage, was my mother's hence the wear and tear), Belt Max Mara, Skirt Zara, Shirt Zara, and Scarf DKNY.