Monday 28 January 2013


Miss Rosalind Jana from Clothes Cameras and Coffee blog, aged 17 years and 2 months, London, August 2012

A little shoot I did with Roz back in the summer. These photographs are, for me, a celebration of being a teenager: having braces on your teeth, banged up knees and a patchwork of bandaids on your heels*.....with an entire lifetime ahead to follow dreams and make new ones ;)

The wonderful Jessica Meija did an amazing job on Roz's hair and make-up (she makes pretty look even prettier!).

All of Rosalind's clothes for the shoot were vintage from her wardrobe with the exception of the beautiful lace dress which was Alice by Temperley's Kitty dress from

*actually that still applies to me now! I am the bandaid queen ;)

Friday 25 January 2013

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Anne-Catherine

 Miss Anne-Catherine Frey, after Celine, Paris, September 2012.

New York Fashion Week SS 2013....Anabela

Belarusan model Anabela Belikova (IMG), after Diesel Black Gold, NYC, September 2012.

Recreate Anabela's look (kind of):

Red jacket: Lot78 Zoe suede biker jacket, Reiss Maya red moto jacket, Joie Lexandra leather jacket, or Lovers + Friends Sunday Ride jacket

Grey jeans: Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeans, Rag & Bone/JEAN The skinny jeans, Cheap Monday Zip low jeans, or Frame Denim Le Luxe Noir jeans

Helmut wool lux sweater, ASOS Boxy Sweater in textured stitch, or Topshop knitted grid stitch jumper

Wedge sneakers: Ash Cool wedge sneakers, Ash Coca wedge sneakers, Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge sneakers, See by Chloe two-tone wedge sneakers, or Chloe wedge sneakers

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Peony

Peony Lim, after Balmain, Paris, March 2012.

Recreate Peony's look (kind of):

Sonia Rykiel Oversized jacket, Karl Donoghue shearling coat, Antipodium Vyner fur sleeve bomber jacket, ASOS Mongolian faux fur jacket (in black) or Vince fur trim cardigan

Alice by Temperley Libre laser-cut leather shorts (which are the ones Peony was wearing), Alexander Wang Croc embossed leather shorts, BB Dakota Bryn leather shorts, Todd Lynn Da Gama leather shorts, or Theyskens' Theory Paluccia Norinto leather shorts

Weekend Life....Happy Australia Day! (Noosa, Queensland, Australia)

Noosa, Queensland, Australia, November 2011. 

Tomorrow, 26th January, is Australia Day so I thought I would post some photographs from Noosa, one of my favourite places in Australia. Some of the photos you might have seen before in last year's post.

So, to any Aussie readers, no matter where you are in the world (whether baking hot in Darwin or shivering in Quebec), Happy Australia Day! Tomorrow morning I will having my own little Australia Day breakfast: toasted sourdough with vegemite and avocado + a flat white.

p.s.My thoughts are with all of the Queenslanders who are currently battling the floods.

p.p.s. The lovely Kate from I'm not a Celebrity blog did a lovely post on my favourite Aussie breakfast. LOVE her turkish bread baking!! Check it out here

Thursday 24 January 2013

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Camille

Camille Dubourdieu, before Chanel, Paris, March 2012.

Love this outfit on Camille....especially those jeans!

Recreate Camille's look (kind of):

Alice + Olivia Eric denim trousers, MiH Jeans Milan mid-rise flared jeans, MiH Jeans Loon mid-rise wide leg jeans, or Mother The Wilder trouser jeans

Laveer Kadette blazer,  BLK DNM wool blazer, Dsquared2 Kateing pea coat, ASOS check longline blazer, or Boy. by Band of Outsiders blazer

London Fashion Week SS 2013....Hedvig

The lovely Hedvig Opshaug from Northern Light blog, Somerset House, London, September 2012.

A gorgeous way to dress a tiny baby bump in the first few months of pregnancy.....and if the thought of high-heeled booties like Hedvig's make you nervous, I think this outfit would also look chic (although perhaps a little more street) with trainers or flats. p.s. Hedvig is having a baby girl!!!! So excited for her! Take a look at her blog for her latest purchases: shoes for soon-to-be mummy and a carrier for baby :)

Recreate Hedvig's look (kind of):

Leather jacket: Lot78 biker jacket, Theyskens' Theory Javda Norinto leather jacket, Proenza Schouler leather jacket, Vince leather moto jacket, or ASOS leather biker jacket

Boyfriend jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied Piper slouchy slim jeans, Rag & Bone/JEAN Dash slouchy skinny jeans, Citizens of Humanity Dylan boyfriend jeans, MiH Jeans Phoebe boyfriend fit jeans, or MiH Jeans Halsy 90's jeans

Reed Krakoff leather and mesh booties, Giuseppe Zanotti Netted booties, BCBGMaxAzria Gamma mesh booties, Rachel Zoe Maddy Raffia platform booties

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....After Allude

After Allude, Paris, October 2012.

Love a leather jacket.....and a beautiful, richly coloured leather jacket is a lovely alternative to classic black.

Recreate her look (kind of):

Coloured leather jacket: Reiss Maya red leather jacket, Joie Lexandra leather motorcycle jacket, Lovers + Friends Sunday Ride jacket, Nasty Gal quilted biker jacket, Rag & Bone Bowery leather jacket, Acne Mape leather jacket, McQ Alexander McQueen leather biker jacket, or Carven leather biker jacket

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....After Leonard

After Leonard, Paris, March 2012.

Recreate her look (kind of):

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Cristina

Model Cristina Mantas (Elite) after Issey Miyake, Paris, September 2012.

Love this simple, beautiful hair and make-up look on Cristina. 

Recreate Cristina's look (kind of):

Fur/fake fur vest: ONE by June fur vest, Wish Atlanta fur vest, BB Dakota Scotlyn Textured faux fur vest, Topshop faux fur vest, or Diane von Furstenberg Neo fur vest

Leather collarless jacket:  Vince crew neck leather jacket, Theyskens' Theory Jadra Nolfora leather jacket, or Selected Dalli leather jacket

Black skinny jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN The Legging Jeans, J Brand 901 waxed legging jeans, Helmut Lang coated skinny jeans, or Oasis zip hem coated jean

Mulberry bag

London Fashion Week SS 2013....Nao and Calgary

Stylist Nao Koyabu and British Vogue's Calgary Avansino, Somerset House, London, September 2012.

A beautiful, soft ivory or white maxi dress: there is nothing better to show off lightly sun-kissed summer skin (or an expensive winter tan ;)

Recreate the look (kind of):

Collette by Collette Dinnigan Santa Fe cotton-lace maxi dress, Topshop limited edition crochet lace maxi dress, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti maxi dress, or Free People White Romance embroidered maxi dress or Tracy Reese spliced frock dress

Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Juliana

American model Juliana Schurig (Elite), after Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 2012.

Recreate Juliana's look (kind of):

Jacket: I think Juliana's jacket might have been a beautiful [sold out] Vanessa Bruno piece and I couldn't find anything really similar, but here are a few classic little jackets that would have a similar feel worn with a cami and jeans. Topshop Pearl Embellished jacket, Milly Lia Trim jacket, Elizabeth and James Quinn embellished jacket, Joseph Sacha jacket, Rebecca Taylor leather-trimmed boucle jacket, or ASOS blazer

Parker Double strap top, Soft Joie Dyan tank, T by Alexander Wang jersey tank, Tibi cami, or Topshop strappy cami

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Lee Hye Jung

Lee Hye Jung, Tuileries, Paris, March 2012.

It was raining....and grey....but her cheery sweater and smile made me happy!

@Melodie thank you for letting me know her name!

Recreate her look (kind of):

Fun sweater: Chinti and Parker Rainbow Hearts sweater, Equipment Sloane Dot cashmere sweater, Chinti and Parker polka dot or star sweater, J.Crew Heart intarsia sweater, Topshop knitted spot sweater,  Banjo & Matilda star-intarsia sweater, White Chocoolate polka dot sweater, or Madewell Star pullover

Denim shirt: Blank Denim denim shirt, Current/Elliott The Perfect Shirt or Topshop Moto vintage oversized denim shirt

Hat: Urban Outfitters Classic floppy hat, Rag & Bone Dunaway hat or Lovely Bird Lake Camo fedora