Some colour to cheer us/me :) up during this cloudy London weather. Come back snow!
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
p.s. I was cheered to see a photograph of Phoebe Philo (love, love, love her collection for Céline) wearing sneakers on the red carpet here in London....in these icy, slippy conditions a sensible shoe is a must :)
We are spending NYE's in Besancon, France and have not managed to book anywhere for dinner so no doubt we will find ourselves toasting the new year with a simple meal of jambon, comté and thick slices of baguette in our hotel room....and a bottle of Billecart-Salmon, of course!
TV presenter, Zara Martin (above) in Manoush skirt, Domakaya Union Jack clutch and Charlotte Olympia heels.
p.s. I just want to take the opportunity to thank all my readers (and particularly all those people who allowed me to take their photograph-without you guys there would be no photos and no blog!) for your support this year, I am overwhelmed by your kindness and encouragement. I have met some tremendous people, and formed some wonderful friendships through photography and blogging. I feel very fortunate that life has taken me on this path. Thanks so very much everyone :))
p.s. Hope you all had an absolutely wonderful Christmas day wherever you are in the world. We are in the Dordogne region of France staying with friends in an incredibly beautiful converted barn. It is wonderful and relaxing which is just as well as we spent 22 arduous hours getting here from London by train, ferry and car-lets just say that Eurostar messed us around BIG TIME and I (nor my friend who is pregnant with twins) haven't quite forgiven them yet :) We had a fantastic clear day yesterday (boys were wearing t-shirts!) but there is an enormous fire to keep us warm as soon as it gets a bit chilly (we do seem to be getting through an uncanny amount of wood- I suspect none of us really know how to make a proper fire other than throwing lots of wood and kindling at it). We had slow-roasted goose and chicken for Christmas luncheon which was rather an experience- nothing like trying to remove the head of one's goose (it was dead but the French way is to leave same in tact for the lucky chef to, um, "deal with") on Christmas morning! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie would be proud :)) Bûche de Noël and cheeses for pudding, and lots of lovely red wine and champagne while we were preparing it all.
Well, it is almost 3:30pm now so time for my afternoon nap;-)
Joyeux Noel et Bonne année!
Love her Charlotte Olympia Ziggy ankle boots and little fringed bag.
Stuart and Sally-Ann are from Essex and had come to London for the day for Fashion Weekend.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Another example of how very small the world really is.....I started chatting to Lindsay while I was taking her photo and turns out she studied law at the same university as me in Brisbane!
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Sadly it has now been replaced with rain, rain and even more rain!
Monday, 7 December 2009
Filippa is one of those super-dooper multi-taskers girls who never fail to make me jealous: model, stylist and fashion editor at Radar Magazine she also had on the most envy-inducing shoes: those gorgeous Acne Atacoma black wedge-heeled ankle boots with the little silver insert running along the bottom. The.Most.Seriously.Perfect.Wedge.Ankle.Boots.Ever.
Friday, 4 December 2009
Apart from a wander across the Brooklyn Bridge (a must-do when visiting NYC) and a stroll along Brooklyn Heights Promenade and down through Dumbo (with a pit stop at Grimaldi's pizzeria* under the Brooklyn Bridge followed by steaming hot chocolate at Jacques Torres), I most enjoyed poking around the shops in Williamsburg.
There are loads of vintage shops dotted throughout Williamsburg but one I really liked was Malin Landaeus where I took the photos (above and directly below). Not only does Malin stock loads of vintage (not super cheap but not budget/mind-blowingly expensive either) but also some very pretty,quirky** jewellery by New Yorker Erica Weiner. I was eyeing off her ivory wood link necklace which I thought looked very Marni-esque at a fraction of the price.
My other favourite stores in the short time I had to look around were Bird in Grand street and CatBird on Bedford Avenue where, given the chance, I would have bought one of everything! I loved the CatBird tiny little gold alphabet studs (would it be terribly gauche to have a "v" in one ear and a "j" in the other?!), Blanca Monros Gomez's monogram necklace, Candace Ang's feather necklaces and all the vintage-looking journals and notebooks. In the end the lovely Leigh sold me a sepia plate with a beautiful photograph from the American photographer, L.A Huffman, of High Bear, Ogallalla Sioux, 1879, which I adore.
Loved these two super cool Williamsburg smoothies, Itzhak and Frankie leone, who I met just outside the L train on Bedford Avenue.