Sunday, October 30

Christmas Sparkle...

Woop! It's almost November which means it's time to start Christmas shopping! I know... where does the time go?! I really missed not having any Christmas cards to share with you all last year but not to worry... there's a new collection for 2011! The range is called Christmas Sparkle & features 10 simple but fresh & contemporary designs featuring polar bears, arctic foxes, robins & of course it wouldn't be Christmas without a reindeer or two! The cards will be digitally printed onto the highest quality card & finished by hand using Swarovski crystals! I hope to have the cards stocked by mid November but for now here's a sneak peek :)

 Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Sunday, October 23

What I Bought... October 2011

1. Nicole Clear Pendant Light, Next Home

I love, love, love this mini chandelier. I was given a Next gift card as a leaving present from my workmates in Glasgow so decided to use it to get some pieces for my new flat. I bought this pendant  for my lounge as it has an original ceiling medallion so it was perfect for there! It is clear so when the light is on it creates the most stunning shadows over the ceiling! It was only £25 but looks super expensive - one of the best buys I've had lately! :)

2. Zebra Canvas, Ikea

After doing my Tux Luxe interiors post (here) I had to go out and get some zebra for my home! This canvas was ideal, my room was very white so this adds just the right amount of drama and impact! I'm so loving animal prints right now - snake, leopard, zebra... I want them all! 

3. Gogo Philip Bangle, Topshop

After spending an hour in Topshops Oxford Street store looking for the perfect gold bangle I stumbled upon the Gogo Philip range! wow! My new fave jewelery brand! The range has the perfect balance of quirky vs chic which is exactly how I'd describe my style! This bangle looks fab stacked with my Guess gold watch, I'm so going back for more!

4. Stacking Bird Cups, Dwell

My lovely man is a manager for Dwell so now and then he brings home some lovely little home treats! I have been lusting over these cups for as long as I can remember so was overjoyed when I spotted them on my kitchen counter! I think they are discontinued now but there are similar versions on Dwell's site :) They have some fab pieces right now - next on my wishlist is the union jack mirror and the ever popular Damien Hirst style diamante skull!

5. Red Jeans, Zara

All summer I hunted for the perfect pair of red jeans and I finally found them - albeit a bit late! I absolutely love Zara but I tend to only buy formal pieces from them. These jeans were only £19.99! I know! How good is that?! They have a little stretch in them and aren't too bright so are perfect to take you into Winter! I'm wearing mine with a chiffon blouse and leopard belt but they would look equally as good with a chunky neutral knit and boots :)

6. Rafiki T Bar Sandals, Office

 Leopard - check, Gold brooch detail - check, Comfy - check! I spotted these gorgeous little sandals in Topshop about a month ago but they were sold out of my size. Since then I've hunted high and low to make them mine - finally I found them and bonus - they were on sale! I got them for half price at £25 - I love a good bargain, I do... especially when it's you walk away with something as cute as these! I really wanted them in black but I settled and went for the cream - can't win them all! :))

Did you grab any bargains this month? Tell me in the comments :)

Monday, October 17

Quick Pic...

I finally got some zebra for my home... I love it and better yet, it was only £30 from Ikea! wow! I'm not the biggest Ikea fan by any means, but I have to admit, they have some great decor pieces :) This canvas looks perfect above my sofa in the living room, definitely a great buy! 


Wednesday, October 12

Chanel RTW SS 2012

 Karl Lagerfeld & Florence Welch

I had to share this video with you, it is so gorgeous. For this collection, the genius behind Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld opted for an underwater inspired collection. This was reflected perfectly in the setting for the spectacular runway show, set amongst huge bright white corals, shells, seahorses & waves the collection was fresh, modern & oh so pretty. Florence Welch provided the soundtrack for the show, she stood all in white inside a giant shell reminiscent of Botticelli's Venus. I am always left feeling inspired & lifted after watching a Chanel show :)

What's your thoughts on the Chanel SS 2012 collection?

Saturday, October 8

10 of the Best.... Tux Luxe AW 2011

 Alexander Wang

Last week I blogged about the tuxedo trend for interiors so I thought it would only be right that I throw a little fashion your way :) So here it is, my 10 top pics of the best Tuxedo looks for AW 2011... enjoy :) I have to say Alexander Wang & Jason Wu are quickly making it into my list of all time favourite designers... I love the way Wang keeps it feminine with the chiffon tuxedo shirt & love the printed blouse from Wu, it brings an unexpected twist to the classic androgynous look.

To avoid looking too masculine, keep hair loose & messy - a chignon is perfect! Makeup should be fresh & simple. To add a pop of colour, paint your nails a bright colour - I love Chanel Le Vernis nail colour in Rose Caché!


 Erin Fetherston
  Isabel Marant

 Jason Wu

 Jason Wu

Michael Kors

 Nina Ricci
  Ralph Lauren

 Stella McCartney

 Yigal Azrouel

Wednesday, October 5

Quick Pic...

Look out for my Quick Pic posts! Snapshots of what I'm upto or what's inspiring me :)

Not only is this Paperchase recipe binder super-cute, it provides a great place to jot down your favourite family recipes :)) Sure makes me wanna head for the kitchen right now! Who's hungry?! ;)

What has inspired you today?

Saturday, October 1

Tux Luxe!



The tuxedo trend is huge in fashion right now and it's a look I absolutely adore! Black & white just speaks elegance, luxury and style. It may be big on the runway but it's even bigger in the interior design world! So, in the spirit of moving to a new flat in London with my man, I've rounded up my favorite black & white interiors that served as our inspiration for decorating our new home!

As soon as we've finished decorating I'll share some home tour pics here but for now, enjoy my picks of the best Tuxedo interiors!











The last few images are from Jennifer Ramos' (Made By Girl) Las Vegas home, how amazing is her style?! How beautiful is the quilted sofa & chair in pic 7... jealous! Love the zebra rug in the first image also! I need to get me some zebra for my home ;) Oooh.. and the studded lamp, and the dalmation pillows and and and.....

What do you think of the black & white look?

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