Inspirational It Girl

Blogger extraordinaire Garance Dorè on Fifth Avenue New York.

I’ve made no secret of my adoration for her, and I was delighted to find this image of Garance in the June/July 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia.  “Girls on the Avenue” photographed by Derek Henderson featured Garance leading the article on female bloggers and how they’ve become fashion’s most turned-to It girls.  I guess this is true because I follow many of their blogs based on their style choices. Anyway, who care, it’s just fashion right? But boy those are some fancy Louis Vuitton shoes!

Charlotte Olympia, feminine but not girlie

Trained at the London College of Fashion’s Cordwainers school, Charlotte Dellal’s shoes are distinctive in design alone, but also in their trademark gold web emblem on the sole of each shoe (think “Charlotte’s Web of course). But more important I think is that this designer doesn’t just make ridiculous sky-high heels, she also makes shoes for those of us who cannot or choose not to teeter on high. I prefer the solid foundation of a perfect ballet flat or a simple low-heeled pump, I’m in love!

Designer Charlotte Dellal

When designing, Charlotte tries on all her shoes to make sure that they fit well, that they walk well, that they feel good. It is of the utmost importance to Charlotte. She loves to mix colours with her designs, which makes them look feminine but not girlie. What do you think?

Winter Hat Style

Winter is always perfect hat weather.  I love the opportunity to keep my head warm with a favourite hat.  Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine by wearing a hat – find the right one and it can be your signature look.

Arizona Muse

Cerise

Garance Dorè

Garance Dorè

Photo taken outside Carven SS 2012 by Lee Oliveira

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Kate Moss, lovely in a wide brim.

Winter hats are functional in keeping you warm, hiding a bad hair day, keeping you hidden in the crowd, or helping you standout.   It’s up to you.

Give a frock Friday

 

 

The ever beautiful modern day Audrey Hepburn that she is, Natalie Portman photographed wearing Prada for W Magazine by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in 2005.  Miuccia Prada, a woman always ahead of her time.  You could be forgiven for thinking this image had been inspired by the likes of Mad Men, but this shoot took place two years before the series aired.  Oh how I love this dress!

Enjoy your weekend lovelies!

Creative Spaces

Lounging room only.

There are so many decorative elements that appeal to me with this room.  The first of which is the wonderful cane hanging chair – something which I have always wanted to own.  The idea of being able to float about while lost in a good book… just so dreamy.  The cool colour spectrum is relaxing and unobtrusive and the different textures throughout – the wool skin rugs especially look inviting.  I couldn’t think of doing anything other than lounging about in such a room – which I suspect is exactly the point.

Wednesday Tumblr Delight

What a view! My current desktop wallpaper.

Winter style is in vogue right now down here. I'm loving this silhouette.

Winter is almost here, but it's still sunny enough to enjoy an outdoor lunch.

I'm currently writing a post on winter hat style. Stay tuned...

Still in love with the New Girl. Cute, infections humour, can't help but adore Schmidt!

Jessica Stam in Christian Dior Haute Couture at the 2007 Met Ball. I love the back detail, the gown comes with built-in jewellery.

My favourite movie of 2011, Midnight in Paris. Woody Allen's love letter to Paris.

Sundays are for baking cookies with my beautiful girls.

Hope your week is going well, happy Wednesday 🙂

Beanie Chic, Streetstyle

If you thought Beanies were daggy, well think again.  The fashion pack are out and proud about their Beanies and so am I!  Beanies are a fabulous way to get your funky on, and here are some street style pics to prove it.

The bigger the pom-pom, the better!

Colour coded Beanie.

Miroslava Duma rocks her super-sized burgundy Beanie.

Pair your Beanie with a gorgeous wool cape.

Simple, functional, cozy.

Gwen Stefani highlights her red lips with her coral Beanie.

SJP loves to wear her Beanie, she is often seen sporting hers while on the morning school run.

Even in Vogue, Natasha Poly models a basic black Beanie.

The only downside to sporting a Beanie, is the inevitable Beanie hair situation that arrises once you remove said Beanie.  What to do, any suggestions?  If your hair is long, you may need to do a bit of a hair flip, a la Charlie’s Angels, and if your hair is short, again, there’s nothing that a little fluffing or flipping can’t do to eradicate any Beanie hair.  For the sake of winter warmth, my advice is to just deal with it because looking stylish is always worth it.

Give a frock Friday

Today’s Frock Friday is a tribute to the original disco diva, Donna Summer.  Her sexy style, her incredibly diverse talent and just a gorgeous lady whose music will live on.

Donna performing at a Unicef concert at the UN in 1979.

Donna in disco sequins, 1978.

Donna belting it out on stage, looking fabulous in leopard print, 1978.

Stunning in red, Donna in 1985.

I was just a child when I first heard your voice, but as I grew I also loved how your music has influenced other artists. Thank you for the music.

Creative Space

We are hosting a Moroccan themed birthday dinner for a friend this weekend.  This image inspires many ways to decorate our home for the evening.  The best part of dinner parties is that because they’re held at night, I get to have fun with lighting!  Tea lights, lamps, candles, all of these add such ambience, and with the Moroccan theme, I don’t think it’s possible to go over the top with the tea lights, do you?

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Happy Mother’s Day

Meryl Streep with daughter Louisa in 1991 by Brigitte Lacombe.

Princess Grace of Monaco holds her 5 day old son Prince Albert, 1958.

Elizabeth Taylor with her daughter Maria Burton, by Jim McHugh for September 1967 issue of Vogue.

Cate Blanchett with her son with her son Dashiell John in 2005.

Barbra Streisand with her son, Jason Gould, in 1968. Picture by David Bailey.

Audrey Hepburn with her son Luca by Henry Clarke, 1971.

Gwyneth Paltrow with daughter Apple, 2005.

Angelina Jolie with son Maddox photographed by Annie Leibovitz at the Ritz, 2005.

My girls and me.

Here’s to breakfast in bed, no chores for the entire day, lots of extra cuddles and maybe even a foot rub, if I’m really lucky!

Happy Mother’s Day.

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