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musings and wares from e8 and nw3

Month: June, 2012

overall chic

who would have thought it would be dungaree time any time soon? well these are my pick and i love ’em. flattering and chic to boot.






dungarees COS, silk shirt Hobbs, mini clutch Vintage, suede platforms New Look, sunnies Ray-Ban.


diy denim

here is the info for the Philip Lim inspired denim vest in the last post.
1. get an oversized men’s denim shirt.

2. cut the sleeves off around the armhole seam.


3. cut along the long seams of the sleeves so that you have two flat pieces.


4. cut the sleeves into pocket shapes (mine were about 10″ x 10″).

5. pin and sew.

6. cut the corners off the collar.

7. make four evenly spaced holes along collar.

8. insert eyelets and thread a cord through.

9. et voila!


phillip lim denim

pleased as punch with my new sleeveless denim throw on inspired by Phillip Lim’s (above). so easy to do – a diy post on this will follow soon. perfect when it’s not quite hot enough and means you can get away with the shortest of shorts like these scalloped beauties.

jacket diy, t shirt COS, shorts Topshop, shoes and bag eBay, bracelet antique, sunglasses Ray-Ban.


i have needed a new pair of glasses for a while now, my old Calvin Kleins have lasted me well but it’s high time for a replacement. and i believe i have found just the thing… these Selima Optique cat-eye frames would do nicely… perhaps in a tortoiseshell.

the Turban

the turban has been in and out of fashion, but it is always one of my favourite summer pieces, especially useful by the pool to protect clean hair from water and sun damage. i do create my own from a silk scarf and brooch but my current favourite in the shops is this purple beauty from Missoni’s fall 2012 resort collection.

rain day


jacket Cotton Traders, jumper Vintage, jeans DIY eBay, shoes Camper





grabbing the chance to make like summer…top/dress eBay, bloomers, python bag and sunglasses Vintage, suede gladiator sandals Faith.

liberty sale picks

my favourite time of year when my favourite london department store knocks 60% off… i am coveting these right now.

playsuit T by Alexander Wang, suede bag Proenza Schouler, trousers American Vintage, sunglasses Retrosuperfuture Peacock Retro Lucia Liberty Print

trench time





sometimes there’s a silver lining to the rain; an excuse to get out the leather and my favourite trench of all time. trench coat Paul Smith, leather trousers eBay, top Primark, leather trainers Converse.

leopards at Shoreditch Town Hall

in homage to the new Stella McCartney and Temperley resort collections we went out en masse in our leopards to the last performance of Vignette Productions’ Sacrifices at Shoreditch Town Hall last night.

trench Zara, leo shirt Sandro, jeans Topshop, shoes Peacocks, bag Whistles

jeans Ralph Lauren, t shirt Acne, jacket eBay, sneakers Converse, leo jumper (holding) vintage, leo clutch Oasis