In Bloom

Thursday, 10 May 2018

While I was away in America recently, a heatwave in the UK made everything bloom. By the time I was back, the trees and plants were unreconizable from their winter dregs and suddenly in colours of soft pink and lush green. This is also known as Spring (duh). Hallelujah - at last some warmer weather. My resident cactus is doing well and theres some fresh flowers on my desk. All is well.

I saw this second picture on tumblr and thought how if there was a Met gala theme that simply required a costumed version of yourself- this would suit me quite well. Surrounded by flowers and foliage. The picture is by Irving Penn and quite apt because it was for US Vogue in April 1995, aka the month and year I was born. There is something about the beauty of flowers that makes me so happy. 

New in: Alighieri

Monday, 5 February 2018
Alighieri The Fractured Cloud Necklace
Alighieri The Fractured Cloud Necklace

After writing about Alighieri in my September Wishlist post I've been umming and ahhing over which piece to invest in. On Saturday, there was an open studio in North London so it was the perfect time to go try on a few and meet Rosh too! After some coffee and deliberation, I went home with the Fractured Cloud necklace from the Lost Dreamer collection. It's a beautiful piece with a literary story so a great purchase to kind of mark the graduation from my English Literature degree (this is me justifying the purchase to myself). Definitely an indulgdence but I'm v happy with my new necklace- and it probably won't be the last from Alighieri...

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Winter Outfit Inspiration

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Baby It's cold outside... December is here and I'm feeling festive already. Most mornings, the sky is coloured by that sparkling ice blue which makes the air sharp and the ground frost. Somehow in the move back from Liverpool I've misplaced my cashmere scarf and gloves. On top of that, Speck (cockapoo of the house) has mutilated my fleece hat. This is a disastrous turn of events for December,  so I've had my eye on this COS Navy Label Coat and the Acne Canada scarf to resolve the issue. It's also that season where I'm excited again by everything in stores- I think most people would agree AW is where British fashion in particular really shines. I've already picked up a couple key classic pieces that I'm really happy with, just need something now to keep me extra warm on the early morning commute. 

Paris Photo Diary

Thursday, 2 November 2017
I've never spent much time in France, let alone visited Paris- which is pretty bizarre considering it's very close to London and a city I've heard so much about, especially in fashion culture. My boyfriend and I booked a trip on the whim and spent four days wandering the streets and eating a lot. We stayed in a Airbnb with beautiful windows (the views! the light!) that was very old and basic charming in a Parisian way. We saw most the sights which were of course, very gorgeous and iconic. I loved wandering the neighbourhoods like Marais for shopping and Montmartre where our Airbnb was for cosy dinners and sunset drinking. The two main museums we chose to queue for were the Musée d'Orsay and the Dior exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which deserves it's own blog post. The only thing we missed unfortunately was a trip to Versailles which I've dreamed of doing for years. I've seen Marie Antoinette too many times not to and it just looks beyond opulent. Perfect for an excuse to go back and visit again. 
.. and finally the beautiful sunset from our airbnb. The Sacre Coeur was to the left and then the whole of Paris to the right- and it was all drenched in pink. Photos don't do it justice.

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