new year, new job

the sartorialist, jak + jil, tfs

all hail new editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, emmanuelle alt. she's just too cool for school. i want her wardrobe and i want her job now please. loving her work and loving her style.

vogue paris
styled by alt


feed the world

the tree's down, the cakes are eaten, the christmas cd has been replaced at work... i know it's long gone, but i'm still trying to hold on! above is a selection of goodies made by my fair hands. i dare say i was quite the nigella over the festive period (quite literally, my hips are probably bigger than hers now). the detox starts tomorrow.

... a few of my lovely pressies.

349 days to go!


snow time!

oh the weather outside is frightful...

but the fire is so delightful...

and since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


loving lanvin

my favs from the lanvin for h&m collection out tomorrow... can't wait for christmas parties. a whipped cream skirt - what more could you ask for?


the earrings, the bag and the wardrobe

helloooo! just thought i'd share these with you... mini milk jug and sugar bowl earrings!! amaazing! my friend sent me them as a belated birthday pressie.

her shop now stocks jolly good bits and bobs - everything is handmade and so cute and kitsch; great for xmas pressies! needless to say everyone at work loved them (i work in a tearoom, people).

sorry the earrings are actually out of focus but i'm working on getting a proper camera - as soon as i'm brave enough to part ways with the little money i actually have...

in other news, i found this bloody gorgeous bag in my great auntie's house the day it got ransacked by burglars!!! (don't worry nothing seems to have been stolen and she hasn't actually lived there for ten years...)

i'm thinking it's probably from the forties or fifties so it's proper vintaaage!! her moth eaten fur coat was also found in her wardrobe which i of course rescued but don't have any pics of yet to show you guys... fur coats kind of scare me. here's why...

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe! my all time favourite childhood movie slash bbc adaptation. but man is it scary... espesh that wolf-man-thing called maugrim! why did children's programs and films used to be so scary!?

bedtime folks... work in 5 hours followed by the icing of a cake to feed forty people... the joys


slow night, so long

i have returned!! where have the past 2 months gone?!! i've been meaning to start blogging again but somehow time just slips away... it's christmas in 52 days people! autumn is my favourite time of year i think; the leaves and the light are just so pretty. although this does mean getting up before my usual 1pm to actually see the leaves and light as it's getting so dark now - today i woke up at 3pm and saw daylight for half an hour!!? autumnal dressing has to be my favourite also, what with all the layers and scarves and boots... i'm starting to feel inspired again! and so, here's to a blogtastic time ahead... watch this space!


the domestic goddess

vogue us sept '10

i think i should be this woman. 50's housewife/super vixen! not sure about the pointy kitten heels to be honest but the tight knits, pencil skirts, leopard print, and the hair - oh the hair = amaze! i can just picture myself sporting one of these outfits whilst baking one of my pies! a tad different to my outfit of choice today nonetheless, creating pie numero deux: comfy joggers, t-shirt, fluffy dressing gown. yep, one can dream!