peep and chicken

musings and wares from e8 and nw3

Month: May, 2012

dark summer lace




new in



cashmere jumper Joseph (sample sale bargain), customised white leather bag, earrings Vintage.

cycling in the heat

it’s hot work cycling in the upper 20’s but these picks should keep you cool.

racerback top, shorts and sunnies Acne, sandals Chloé, bag 3.1 Phillip Lim, strapless bra Calvin Klein, enamel bangle Hermés, perfume Balenciaga

new arrival

overjoyed with the newest arrival from eBay… i’ve been looking for a beige wedge ankle boot for a while and it was almost too good to be true that these beauties popped up for just £10, originally from COS. Now just need the weather to cool down a bit.

diy paisley and neon skirt

ruler, pins, pen, scissors, elastic (mine is neon) and sewing machine.


1. take a large man’s shirt that is going to the charity shop.

2. draw a straight line horizontally from arm to arm. cut.

3. pin (vertically) your neon elastic to the top of the skirt, stretching the elastic to fit the top of the skirt.


4. sew, et voila!


another blissfully scorching day and this parasol from Malta is perfect. bought from a stall by the sea on the way back from a performance in Libya, it is traditionally made for a bride on her wedding day. it’s super handy for keeping mid-day sun off your face and shoulders.

cutoffs and silk




sporting my new Acne copycat sunglasses (£3.50 from EBay, can’t argue with that) and silver hardware for a change with the tribal sandals which are fab. silk shirt Vintage, sandals Sacha, diy cutoffs Levi’s, bag Becksondergaard (from Hub), silver necklace (made of joined up bracelets handmade by Fiona Hamley), bracelets and ring Vintage, sunglasses EBay.


I am loving my new sacha tribal sandals. very grateful for this warmer weather so they can have a good walkabout. and with only a slight heal they are also ideal for cycling in. last night the waitress at burger and lobster commented that they looked like they belong to Pocahontas. i like that. thank you to the northern light for selling them.

shades of summer


another gloriously hot day ahead, perfect for these new diy silk shorts made by ArtiZanna. oversize jacket Modstrom, lilac top Reiss, orange silk shorts ArtiZanna, silver and perspex shoes eBay, saunglasses Ray-Ban.


currently lusting after these beauties from the Kooples : python print moccasins cloutés with silver studs