Sunday, 28 February 2010

Shell Pink

Shell pink... neither pink, beige or cream but a beautiful pastel hue that is a combination of all three. Delighted I was to find not only a dress but also some of-the-moment platform shoes to compliment it with.

I bought the dress a couple of weeks ago where it has hung ever since on my bedroom wall while I deliberated over whether or not to keep it. It reminded me a little too much of that TBA dress, which in truth I would have preferred had it not been for the significant price difference.

But the cute details won me over - the black collar, delicate covered buttons running down the back... and it's beautiful pastel colour of course.

I had planned on taking some photographs outside, the light is so much better. But due to a typical British downpour, I had to make do with my bedroom and the beautiful sounds of Serge Gainsbourg for company.

Top Shop dress & platform shoes ❖ Tabio heart tights ❖ Ragtrader at Etsy rings ❖ Astley Clarke ear-rings

Friday, 26 February 2010

Designer Highlight - Miu Miu

Miu Miu is one of my absolute favourite labels and these images I have fallen in love with completely. The super-long hair and platform shoes are my current obsessions. My hair is quite long already, almost waist-length, although admittedly it is in need of a good cut. And I have just purchased these Top Shop platforms. But the overall look and style of this collection is to die for and is going to be a major source of inspiration to me over the coming months.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Tour of the Universe

I mentioned in my last post that I had visited London last weekend. This was to see Depeche Mode play at the O2, the performance that was cancelled last year due to the lead singer's ill health. I wish I was able to review the performance to the standard of Robyn but all I can say is that they were absolutely amazing. Without doubt my favourite band, this was well worth the wait. Listening to the fantastic acoustics in the O2, the mesmerising voice of Dave Gahan gave me goose-bumps. This is a band so slick and professional, listening to them sing live was better than any of their pre-recorded performances. I was so glad I had the opportunity to see them.

I'm not one to buy merchandise usually but this tee shirt caught my eye as a great memento of a great night.

I have been nominated over at The Lovelies, please vote for me! I have been short-listed in the Top Five - if you haven't already voted for me I would appreciate your vote!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Ladurée & Lula ~ 10

Since the demise of Borders in the UK, I have wondered for months where I would be able to find my beloved Lula magazine. Luckily, I had a fleeting visit to London at the weekend so was able to pick up a couple of copies from Harrods for myself and a friend.

It does make me wonder what I will do for the next edition but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Lula is the blogger favourite magazine so I'm sure there will be much coverage. But as is my custom, here are some shots of my favourite pages, done a little differently this time as I compliment the magazine with some Ladurée treats I also picked up at the weekend.

Celebrating their 5th Birthday, there were several covers to choose from.

I especially loved their Lula Loves feature... I loved everything they had chosen too.

Polka dots and freckles.

Glamorous make-up and clothes.

Strawberry Shortcake... a blast from my childhood...with a recipe to try out too.

Very dreamy. Very inspirational. Very Lula.

Friday, 19 February 2010


Courtesy of a giveaway at Janetteria, I won the applique above from this post. Provided by the Etsy shop Mary not Martha, I cannot wait to let my creative juices run wild with this little project. I was only expecting to receive the above applique and yet to my delight discovered these also in the package...

So now I'm wondering quite how to use them. This velvet ribbon was used around the package, I was thinking of sewing some to the ends to be able to tie around the back of the neck. Or to sew straight onto a garment, a plain tee shirt perhaps. Or another idea was to sew onto some felt material for a sturdier and more dramatic look. What do you think? Do you have any other ideas?

On a side note, I was very saddened to hear that Yulanda from Little Thoughts., one of my very favourite blogs, passed away on the 11th February. The announcement by her father and sweetheart just went up yesterday. I can't believe this talented girl had her life taken from her so early. Isn't it strange that although I knew her only through commenting via our blogs, I felt a connection to her and a loss that really I can't describe. I do hope her family keep her blog open. Her skills as a photographer were astounding and I hope that lots of you go over there to appreciate the wonderful person that she was. Rest In Peace Yulanda.