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Month: July, 2012

crop top (part 4)

these silk trousers are perfect for day to night and high waisted enough to wear with this cropped number.





crop top Mink Pink, pants Karen Millen, booties COS, bag Becksondergaard, sunnies Ray-Ban.


diy Lanvin tee

my diy inspo has been somewhat lacking of late. but when i saw this Lanvin t,


i knew it would be the perfect quick and easy project:

1. get a nice thin v neck t.


2. trim the neck (or other parts that are too bulky). the t should have thin, slightly raw edges.


3. cut out a paper wonky heart shape. then turn your t inside out and pin heart on top of contrasting jersey and front of t.


4. sew onto the edge of the paper around heart.


5. turn back to right side out. cut away the top layer of t to reveal contrasting jersey, about 1/2 cm from the line of stitching.


et voila!


here come the olympics…

the Olympics have begun… pretty exciting. in honour an outfit of gold: shirt and bag Vintage, towelling shorts American Apparel, shoes DIY + New Look, sunglasses eBay.

viva italia

arrived back in sweltering london today having had a glorious week in the south of italy. i am already missing the amazing fresh ricotta, mozzarella knots and burrata… a typical lunch.

fair’s not fair

fair's not fair

what to do when you’ve forgotten that your skin is as white as snow and you’ve got full body sunburn? cover up!

pants Chloe, top Rachel Comey, hat Laundry, vest Acne, espadrilles Valentino, bracelet Maison martin Margiela.

the dress

this is the dress. i got it at the Erdem sample sale. true love.






dress Erdem, shoes Swedish Hasbeens, bag ArtiZanna

new old

sometimes finding something old can be better than something new. that was certainly the case with these beauties. from the first pair of heels i ever bought in san diego (the white and wood numbers) to the pink and gold shoes i bought for my college graduation, these shoes remind me that my taste really hasn’t changed; i am essentially that little girl who’s mum dyed her Clark’s magic steps shoes pink on request…yep princess indeed.



white heels Steve Madden, pink Vintage, pink and gold Miss Selfridge (all pretty Vintage now though…)

en france

it may not be the warmest of holiday destinations, but our spot in the north is certainly a picture.




can’t get enough of phillip lim; crop (part 3)

finding the diy phillip lim ever so useful in this changeable British summer weather… wore this to the hospital club the other night.

jacket diy from old mens Reiss shirt, silk crop top Topshop Boutique from eBay, trousers M&S, shoes, neon toes Essie, sunnies Ray-Bans

yoga wear

yoga wear


we’ve all done the Bikram phase, but in reality it’s not that practical/affordable. lately i’ve really been enjoying power vinyasa yoga. there are some great studios in London Fields; am a fan of stretch. currently in France enjoying a mat-free practice, so thought i would post on my ideal yoga outfit.

sports bra Adidas by Stella McCartney, racer back vest T by Alexander Wang, shorts Stewart + Brown, bracelet Ginette_NY.