Friday, 19 September 2014

In The Schedule

I'm so looking forward to a quiet (ish) weekend after what feels like going round and round in circles this week!  Do you ever get that feeling?

Give me a latte in the morning, some eggs on toast and magazines or the latest pics from Milan and I'll be happy!


+  A great interview with Bouchra Jarrar the not so new darling of the French fashion circuit.  It really inspires me to read that this talented lady is on the quiet end of the spectrum, studious, calm, and churning out exceptional precision cut pieces that grace the runway.  I can't wait to see what she offers up for this coming Spring 2015 season.  Via Business Of Fashion here.

+ Loved this video via Vogue TV as we follow Anna Wintour in and around the Vogue offices  answering 73 questions.  Tuberose, Colour, Lace, Starbucks, Spring, Downtown and Hugh Jackman seem to be trending after these answers get out.  Via here.

+ I enjoyed reading this interview with Betty Catroux, pal and muse to Yves St Laurent, with her take on style, fashion and living her way, via The Edit.

+  From Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth, Victoria Beckham and more, find out who those fashionable ladies are inspired style wise themselves.  Via Vogue here.

+ This recipe looks yum and sounds so easy to make... Greek Yoghurt & Nutella Tarts by Elettra Wiedemann.  Via

+  And finally, some beauty advice from old school Hollywood;  I particularly like Gina Lollabrigida's insight..."A woman at 20 is like ice, at 30 she is warm, at 40 she is hot"!  There you are, it bodes well for all of us!  Via Stylist.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Non Ageist Style... Part III

I just had to share this fabulous editorial from W Magazine that I spied today.

Featuring a range of celebrities, designers, models, actresses ranging in age from 20's to 70's I find that I'm drawn to the beauty of the ladies who inhabit the 40 plus era.

Stella McCartney with her magnetic gaze and gorgeous bangles adorning both arms; Carolina Herrera in her stunning spotted gown with her chic gamine hair style; the stunning Jaclyn Smith (ex Charlie's Angels) who I just watched on tv the other day and was marvelling at her skin and hair and then here I see her in this editorial... people she's 68!!; and Anjelica Huston quintessential old Hollywood and magnificent.  Okay, so I added Charlotte Casiraghi cos at 28 she seems so much older and she's just plain beautiful too.

Just like a family heirloom, these ladies certainly get better with age don't you think?

Bring it on!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Home Style... Minimal and Purist in Mexico City

A white canvas greets you from the outside of this house and continues within throughout walls, floors and ceiling.  Punctuated with cream and charcoal in minimal amounts, artisanal finishes of marble and the expanse of greenery in the garden providing shade whilst outdoors, with all these elements, this home is a monument to purity.

Simplicity of lines and wide expanse of space and lightness throughout this place likens it to a gallery  but rest assured it is home to a vibrant & creative family.

I love the elegant and minimal outdoors terrace shaded by tremendous Laurel trees; and the dining area below, with its vista out towards the gardens just beckons.  The bedroom too, in its sandy white palette is so calm and relaxing don't you think?

Margarita anyone?

Via Elle Decor
By way of Automatism

Monday, 15 September 2014

Monday Finery

I've had a fine start to the week so about we glance at some finery with this editorial lensed by Cuneyt Akeroglu for W Magazine's September issue.

I'm all for some delicate, fine jewellery to spark up some interest in the week ahead, what say you?

I love those brooches below and the rings in the last image are just gorgeous!

Photo Cuneyt Akeroglu
W Magazine, September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014

In The Schedule

Looking forward to a sunny weekend ahead... a great time to catch up with friends and maybe do some work in the garden.

As I have only just glanced at a couple of images of the NY runways I think I'll have to catch up on some of those as well!

Here are a few other things I found during this week...

+  Let's start with this gorgeous editorial featuring Karlie Kloss for the October issue of Vogue Netherlands.  
+  I would love to get my hands on this gorgeous Bottega Veneta knot cluch covered in supple soft leather fashioned in dainty butterflies; it just beckons to make an outing with your favourite cocktail frock doesn't it.  Take a look at the cocktail party that Bottega Veneta held in Saint Tropez last month celebrating the classic and the not so 'classicly' finished, Knot Bag here via Vogue.

+  Am wondering why this scent hasn't been marketed before now; a range of fragrances released for fashion week labelled Diana Vreeland; with bold colourful bottles and extravagant large stoppers ' tied together in an iconic Twenties-style bottle manufactured with all the finesse of traditional French craftsmanship'. ... the red bottle would definitely be my pick from the range don't you agree?  Via Vogue.  Available from Colette Paris.

+  And speaking of Diana Vreeland, take a look through these fabulous illustrations of the inimitable Diana Vreeland, and other noted fashionables, by a range of talented artists giving us their take on style.  Via

+  And lastly, be transported to a simple French village (who wouldn't want to be), through the pages of Mimi Thorisson's blog, Manger.  These rustic tartlets above, were just one item on the menu at the local fete that Mimi participated in.  What a beautiful day that must have been... you must read all about it here.

Have a lovely weekend...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Midweek Impression

Have you seen any of the NY Fashion Shows yet?  I've been out and about these past couple of days that I've missed the thread of what's going on to date.

A nice way to catch up is by taking in some gorgeous illustrations by Bil Donovan, sent to cover the Rosie Assoulin Spring 2015 runway show by The Cut.

Lovely aren't they?  More picture via the link below.

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