Thursday, 30 April 2009

Deadly Nightshade in Your Cup of Tea

I'm on a day trip {shopping + more!} today so I just want to share these beautiful photos with you before I go off for some lovely food, enjoy dears! xx

(photos from i put deadly nightshade in your cup of tea)

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Modern with an Edge

I love this modern home, it's clean, fresh, modern but not boring. Touches of colour here and there gives life to these white rooms, while the owner's fun collection of prints and art addes an edge, a personality.

What makes it even better is that it wouldn't cost a fortune to creat the look, it is the result of some Ikea furniture mixed along with flea market finds, topped with some lovely prints from say Etsy, and C'est fait!

Isn't that workspace just wonderful? Ok, I'm off to pack for a little day trip tomorrow ;) The secret will be revealed soon! xx

(images via Angie Cao)

Monday, 27 April 2009

This and That

{via Oh Joy!}

This is going to be a tag & awards post, but I promise to keep you entertained with some pretty picutes ;) Thanks for the lovely Sarah for this tag, ok here goes:

What’s your current obsession?
The new china collection by Studio Violet - I only saw it yesterday!!



What’s your weirdest obsession?
Seagulls - a family of seagulls live on our roof and I've seen them at least once everyday since we moved in, like 18 months ago, I'll really miss them when I move

What are you wearing today?
A oversized floral tee with DIY pins added to reshape it, skinny jeans & equestrian style boots - it was raining like crazy this morning

What would you like to learn to do?
Take good photos! Think I need a DSLR as my diginal camera is just not doing the job, I would also like to finally read those two photography books I bought last summer!


What’s for dinner today?
Maybe a takeaway, I'm thinking lamb madras curry... just wondering is curry popular elsewhere?

What’s the last thing you bought?
How I love internet shopping & the sale, hoping to get these tomorrow! :D


{Ring - Outnet.com, Boots - Fly London, rest - Topshop}

What’s your most challenging goal right now?
I really want to open an online clothing store, I've seen these really pretty floral dresses & cute tees made by small manufacturers in Japan, Korean & China, and just don't understand why they have to be so expensive over here. A floral dress on topshop.com is rare & when they do have one it's at least £50, it's not like the quality is so much better.

So a busy summer for me researching and trying to figure out about international shipping + tax etc. it's going to be so fun! - the clothes buying part :D

Favorite vacation place?
Either paris or venice, I can't choose!

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
This Fendi bag!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Relaxing while listening to the sea

What super power would you like to possess?
Magical powers or teleport, I'd be happy with either :)

What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My huge floral print tee with DIY pins added on of course ;) the original tee looks like this

What’s your dream job?
To be a business woman in fashion/design, say online boutique owner? :D

If you had $150 now what would you spend it on?
These pretty blue & white things from aviewto

Describe your personal style
Feminine mixed with an edgy, currently trying to perfect that edgy!

What fashion show would you want tickets to?
I've dreamed about this since I was a little girl - Chanel

Who’s closet would you want to raid?
Alexa Chung, although her clothes will never fit me, I'm like half as tall!!

the 2nd tag is from the sweet surimay:

{Original photo by Melissa Lund }

Also, I'd like to thank the lovely Little Miss Tiara for the Lemonade Award & Diana for the cutest "deer" award, I'd like to pass the love onto:

A View To ; Blog Goggles ; Lenorenevermore ; The English Muse ; The Princess Portal ; Denoto & WISH WISH WISH

Have a lovely Tuesday everyone! Since it's that time of year - Exams!! I'll be taking a break from {Beauty Tuesday} as it usually take a while to pull together a post, but I will be posting normally, think I'll be needing quite a few revision breaks :)

(all images linked to sources)

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Country Chic

Hello everyone, hope you all had a good weekend? The paella was quite successful but we were too hungry to take photos first ;) Also watched Bring It On for some silly afternoon humour :D

While I don't consider myself as a country girl at all (I spend most of my life living in flats! With four homes all on the 4th floor? Totally by chance!), but I do love these country chic styling, do you have a bit of a country girl in you?


Put a bit of country in your daily outfits? Work, Casual and Dressy.




{Outfit from left to right: Nathan Jenden Shirt, Roberto Cavalli Belt, Chloé Skirt, Oscar de la Renta Shoes; Steven Alan Shirt, Bottega Veneta Belt, Citizens of Humanity Shorts, Marc Shoes; Vera Wang Necklace, Luella Dress, Sergio Rossi Shoes, all from Net-a-porter.com}

(images from Swedish Elle)

Saturday, 25 April 2009

{Weekly Giveaway}: The Paper Apartment


This week's giveaway is from the talented The Paper Apartment, I have always loved well designed stationery and these cards and notepads are so gorgeous! Also check out their beautiful range of prints!
The lucky winner will have the choice of any Note Sets, Notepads & Single Cards, go now to check out the full range of choices.

Sorry to bore you with the conditions again, only read if you're new here!

How to Enter? Anyone who leaves a comment on any post during the next 7 days is automatically entered in the draw, starting with this post and ending Saturday the 2nd of May at 10am GMT. The winner will be revealed later that day.

Rules: only leave one comment per post please, meaningless comments will also be discarded. To pick the winner, I will first use randome.org to generate a number between 1 to 7 (7 posts a week) and then pick a randome comment within that post. So to maximise your chances you can reply to every post, don't want to miss a post? follow this blog via Blogger, Reader or Bloglovin & these technology will remind you!

Now to last week's winner...

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Congratulation captivateme !! I will contact you shortly for delivery address :)
xx

Friday, 24 April 2009

{Vintage Friday}: Lullie Vintage

Not sure how many of you are familier with Lullie Vintage already? I only wish I've discovered them ealier, their Ebay store is amazing, four pages of pure vintage heaven. It was so hard to choose the images I'd use for this post!

I am so in love with this vintage lace dress!!

Talking about vintage style, Lulu Guinness's flapship Ellis St store's re-launch is on this Saturday, perfect if you are near London - wish I was!! Click on the image to see a larger image.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, xx

(lookbook images from Lullie Vintage)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Miniature Cuteness


Let me introduce you to the cutest shop on Etsy - Cute Ability, I only discovered it last night but I've added like 10 things to my wishlist already!!

The teapots & cups collection is my favorite. Blue + white is my all time favorite colour combo so I'm hoping to make this cute teapot necklace mine very soon :)

Need something to go with your tea? How about some dessert? Cupcakes maybe?

Worried it might make you want sweets all the time? I know I am! How about some "classic" hearts?

and the best thing? They are all very affordable! Now no one buy the blue teapot please, it is mine!! - only joking... I'm sure they have more than one in stock.

(images from Cute Ability)

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Also check out my {Guest Post} at dwellings and décor today about {Vintage Styling}, xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

A Colour Storm {Interior}

Against last week's dreamy white, I bring you these equally gorgeous interiors filled with colour drama.

Red + Pink = Not a girly room, why? The Art.

in love with this beautiful wallpaper

Giant painting and a side table full of fashion magazines? Yes please!

What do you think? Love the colour?

xx

(images from Miles Redd's portfolio)

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