Tuesday, 31 August 2010


I've worn this floral blouse a lot this summer. Pure cotton, very breathable and easy to wear. The cotton is textured with raised dots, I'm sure there's a technical term for them but I don't know what (Swiss dots maybe?). My necklaces are part of a collection I started a while ago. It seems claw jewellery is all the rage now (Pamela Love anyone?), but I'm only interested in claws if they are grasping onto something. Today I am wearing claws holding onto pearl, green aventurine and crystal.

Silk trousers (Louise Amstrup at ASOS), blouse (Topshop), shoes (New Look)

Saturday, 28 August 2010


Ooh I've been lazy and not posted in a while. I do have some outfit photos I need to post, so they'll be coming up shortly. In the mean time though, some glorious photos of exquisite splendour. I never know whether my readers prefer outfit posts or general pretty things posts, so I try to balance a bit of both. As soon as I came across these 'Enchanted Dolls' I knew I wanted to share them.

Having graced the cover of Love magazine, I was intrigued by what I saw and went straight to the website, where I discovered an incredible body of work; each doll created solely by Marina Bychkova. The hours of work that must go into researching, designing and creating the costumes is incredible. On top of the clothing, jewellery, headpieces and even tattoos and henna are meticulously worked on. I selected a few of my favourites....some of which remind me of Lacroix or Gaultier couture, and this creation giving off McQueen vibe, no?

all images from enchanteddoll.com

Sunday, 15 August 2010


A couple of months ago I bought a silk Edwardian gate-top bag. The colour is a little hard to describe....quite a rusty, coppery tan colour, but with dusty pink undertones. I was finding it difficult to style, mainly because of its colour, and the fact that I don't have many pieces that fall into such a long-winded colour category. The bag presents a further sartorial dilemma for me in that it mixes gold and silver- having gold hardwear, and silver in the silk brocade. It kinda makes my skin crawl seeing gold and silver mixed, but I'm just going to have to get over it and stop being so damn fussy.
Anyway, I was searching through some of my mums 'vintage' belts from when she was a young lady, and came across a perfectly fleshy toned belt which complements the bag. Finally, I was able to take the bag for its first outing. I must apologise for baring my pasty white legs, but tights really didn't work with the outfit. There's a reason I always wear tights, and that is so I don't blind people with the reflection.

The bag is actually a bit of a Tardis, fitting all the essentials in, and more.

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