Monday, 19 April 2010

perfect picnic

(via such pretty things)

Sad to see the magnolia already turning into green leaves here in London. Wish my lovely man wasn't stuck in Poland because of the volcano and we could go on a dreamy picnic under the last of the blossom... this picture sums up my perfect day.

Friday, 16 April 2010

hot weather accessories

The hot weather has actually managed to stay with us for a whole week now so I needed some hot weather shoes to go with it. Zara never disappoints, and these shoes were no exception.
Then of course I just HAD to get some new sunglasses. Oh dear, I must re-read Love Is Not Enough.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Etsy Find Thursday!

(via local library)

I love the name and style of this "six thirty" necklace. It's the kind of piece that everyone would ask about, and yet, it's so classic at the same time. Since I usually wear my watch round my neck (on a Marc Jacobs pear pendant), this would make a very subtle change!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


The girl from Oxford who managed to fail her cycling proficiency (it is possible ok!) has finally got a massive bike crush.
Maybe it's the effect of my bike mad boyfriend who built his own bike in the garden (very impressed), maybe it's the fact that I will finally be close enough to cycle to uni next year... but these bikes have got me and they've got me good.

(source unknown sorry!)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

no more sleep for me!

(via more new math)

Here we go again! Life as a fashion student pretty much revolves around deadlines and new briefs (what... did you think it was all glamour and catwalks?!!). I have paint under my nails and too much caffeine in my system. This poster pretty much sums it all up. Brilliant.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Love is not enough

Such a fantastic book! I ordered this after deciding to sort my finances out and it's taught me so much. For any woman, of any age, I can't recommend it enough. It's the first book I've ever passed on to friends.

New Boots!

Finally found some new boots after my old ones died a slow and painful death... Was so excited to get them I wore them to the shops even though it was the hottest day this year!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Etsy Find Thursday!

The Vamoose is a fashion student come jewellery designer who makes these great pieces here. If only I wore bracelets (wierd phobia... don't ask) haha!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Posh Wellies

I'm clearly a city girl with a country heart. Wouldn't these make the prospect of a muddy walk more fun!

(via Joules)

Milk Glass

Sorry for little blogging hiatus - I spent Easter Weekend in Oxford at my Mum's. Made my first macarons Saturday night to take to her's -not bad for my first time (and taking into account the size of my kitchen and lack of correct kitchen equipment).

I would have loved to have displayed them on this amazing vintage Fenton Milk Glass cakestand which has unfortunately now sold out (you can find more on ebay).

It's the luminosity of the white milk glass that gets me every time! But in reality I would be scared to own this until I have more space to display and store it.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Whistle Necklaces

I'm doing a project for Sophie Hulme at the moment and I keep spotting these great whistle necklaces everywhere! Sophie designs a charm every season and for A/W08 and A/W10 they were whistles. I think the charm I design for her may be a metal paper plane but I'll tell you more about that when I get some work done! For the time being, here are some beauties from etsy:

1970s vintage whistle from SeaUnicorn

Whistle necklace from MothHouse

Friday, 2 April 2010

Day of the Week knickers!

I genuinely wear these knickers on the right day nearly every week... Too cool I know. But they're so comfy!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Etsy Find Thursday!

I love aquamarine. Blue is my favourite colour and this gem so much more delicate than brash topaz. This stunning ring from mastergoldcraft combines it in an oval cut with diamonds and yellow gold -what more could you ask for!