Wednesday 12 July 2017

Love of Brutalism

{ via Modern House }

What are the words that comes into your mind for this lovely apartment?
organic? modern? raw? little industrial maybe?
those would be my first choices ... but I have learn a new word today
Brutalism - Architectural style of the 1950s and 1960s characterised by 
simple, block-like forms and raw concrete construction.
Originates from the French word for "raw"

there you go, you learn something new everyday

Saturday 24 June 2017

Fallen Stars

{ jewellery by Rue Gembon }

Fallen Stars 
was the thought that came to mind when I stubbled upon the collection by Rue Gembon
such delicate designs with subtle shimmers and astronomical shapes
sheer beauty 
attractive pricing too...

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Cotton for the Heat

{ via Park & Cube for Tu by Sainsbury's }

Its officially heatwave week here in Europe
33.4C today in the UK marks the hottest day in June for 41 years
while I celebrate by having ice cream & Pimms for dinner, my neighbours have had their 3rd BBQ in a week
how to dress in this days?
COTTON is the best friend for your body in the hot summer days
not only does it look chic, I am a firm believer in the 'less is more' look
it's breathable too, and while the hot weather makes us feel lazy
we can save brain power in deciding what to wear, just reach for that white cotton dress

this gorgeous editorial was produced by Park & Cube,
not to take away any credit by the styling but I was shocked to see the clothes are by Tu
they look designer, COTTON looks expensive
point over

On the Giveaway, the winners have been announced in the comments section
happy sun bathing friends x

Thursday 15 June 2017

{Giveaway} 3CE Lip Colour

{ images via 3 Concept Eyes }

Giveaway is finally here!

Prize is your choice of one lipstick/lip colour/lip gloss from the popular Korean makeup brand 3CE
To enter: leave a comment below answering this questions
"which high street brand do you shop from most frequently?"
Draw closes June 20th, 20:00 GMT
Winner will then be announced the next day

Please note not all colours and variations by 3CE would be available but winner will have a large choice 
(more than 40!)

Wednesday 14 June 2017

{Travel} Kyoto in 3 days

{ all photos by me using iphone}

This was my fourth time in Japan, and second time in Kyoto
I have been lucky to visit Japan in different seasons over the 4 times and honestly
this time of the year (last week of May) has been the best
its not cold like in March or Nov, and just before the humid raining season of Jul/Aug
it was perfect summer weather (19C to 26C)

this time round there was a lot more tourist than 4 years ago, perhaps due to the season
also being the second time in Kyoto, I tried to search for more hidden gems
here are my recommendations

1 & 2 Riverside of Arashiyama, next to the Bamboo Forest,
the riverside walk is very peaceful during early morning
3 Kibune, a train ride away from central Kyoto, where you can dine on bamboo platforms on top of mountain stream, companied by lovely forest shades and sound of water
4 Tofuku-ji, very popular spot for watching beautiful red maple leaves in Autumn, during summer it is a quiet place to enjoy the serene surroundings
5 Honen-in temple, close to Ginkaku but with less than 1/50 of the visitors

Giveaway finally coming THIS THURSDAY!

Monday 5 June 2017

Soft Toned Geometric Shape Modern Furniture

{ via dezeen }

love the modern shapes and the simple lines of the furniture pieces by 
new Australian design brand SP01
paired with the geometric shapes of the lamps by Brooklyn based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
the result is sheer modern form with a touch of playfulness 
and glamour, don't the lamps remind you of modern necklaces?
I sure own some similar ones by COS

hi friends, in case you are wondering no I haven't forgotten the giveaway at all!
I am currently travelling in Kyoto, will get it sorted when I'm back
not sure if people are interested in Travel posts?
I shall update you when I'm back

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Summer Dresses - Day to Evening

{ streetstyle photos via pinterest 1 2 3 }
{ dresses on sale from Net-a-porter }

I was in Amsterdam last three days, luckily weather was a beautiful 27C to 33C
in the usual tourist crowd I saw at least 10 brides to be in the city
a firm reminder that the wedding season is very much with us
I dont know about you but I for one have so many dresses for attending weddings which I find hard to wear again post the event
think I found the solution, go for a less dressy but more elegant dress with a simpler, less tailored cut
then dress up with heels and accessories 
this way you can easily dress down with casual shoes, a jacket or even a hoodie! 
just like these streetstyle girls

Net-a-porter is also having a sale (U.S. site only, U.K. site coming soon)
some bargains to be picked there!
happy shopping

(sorry just noticed the 2nd dress, nude one is Halson Heritage, blue one is DVF, label was mixed around!)


Tuesday 23 May 2017

A Heavenly Pink Room

{ via Sketch / Bang on Style}

Hello... from the other side
I know it has been forever, like really forever since my last post
my last job got super busy and I was guilty in neglecting this blog writing
but... I'm back to blogging
a little giveaway coming up soon to show that I mean it this time!

Back to the topic of this heavenly pink room - a.k.a. The Gallery at Sketch, London
isn't this every girl's dream?
The afternoon tea looks stunning,
I will be taking my mum there for her birthday 'tea'
yeah, that is a real thing

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