Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Crystal Renn rules!

I adore the new W cover which not only features Crystal Renn but also the pastel colours that are everywhere right now. Renn's transformation is truly amazing - the look is super fun and is making me think about braving bolder eye make up such as green eye-shadow. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Park life, plays and literature

Even a stroll through the park can elicit inspiration. This city is imbued with literature and sometimes it is just great to be reminded of that. I adore Macbeth and couldn't help but smile to myself as I saw the above sculpture advertising the play.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Happy Monday

Going for a lovely sunny walk is such a great way to start the week.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Pink peonies in the morning

Nothing beats waking up late on a Sunday morning while the sunlight pours through the window and looking over to see a vase full of peonies whose flowers are slowly opening up as if to greet you.....

Friday, 24 February 2012

I love Marni for H+M!

It was so great to see Marni's collection for H+M - such a strong collection with so many wearable looks! Sofia Coppola was the photographer on the shoot and it was located in the wonderful city of Marrakesh. 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Spring time is here!

I don't know whether its because of all the great fashion shows currently showing at the moment, whose amazing floral prints and pastel tones seem to adorn every magazine. But I am certainly feeling that Spring is almost here! I saw the above image in a 1920's book in the library and I love how kitsch and sweetly it depicts early spring time in Britain.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

With love, from Detroit

I can't stop collecting vintage postcards and I came across another delightful little find the other day. It was sent from Detroit to Scotland around the 50s / 60s and I just adore the simplicity of the message.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Another London Fashion Week highlight....

I was so elated when I saw the Alexander McQueen runway show on-line today - the hair is truly inspired and worn with the dramatic looks designed by Sarah Burton and her team, the whole look just came together perfectly. 

Monday, 20 February 2012

Let it rain, Burberry Prorsum!

There have been so many exciting fashion moments at London Fashion week but thus far I am totally in love with Burberry Prorsum's women's fashion show. The belted jackets and umbrellas are chic, wearable and so functional for British weather!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Hidden ruins....

The sun was shining in Edinburgh this Sunday, so we decided to take a hike to St Anthony's Chapel which is nestled among the hills by Arthur's Seat. I adore the view of Edinburgh from this hidden spot and the sense of mystery the ruined chapel has.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Remembering Zelda Kaplan

"I'm a curious person, I want to keep learning until it's over. I want to be an example for young people so they aren't afraid of growing old." 

(Above quote taken from interview with Zelda Kaplan in The New York Times)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Popular Pandas!

Ever since Tian Tian and Yang Guang arrived in Edinburgh Zoo, the residents of Edinburgh have been going crazy for anything inspired by the wonderful monochrome cuddly creatures...

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Clemence Poesy - my spring style inspiration

Like most people who adore fashion, it is  impossible not take note of Clemence Poesy. Her unique off-beat French style works so well and I love how so mixes modern and vintage pieces together. A true style icon for 2012! 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Elephant House

A trip to Edinburgh would not be complete until you have visited the elephant house as this is  where J.K.Rowling came to write Harry Potter. But, if Harry Potter is not your thing, then fear not as they also make great cakes, tea and coffee!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Postcard from the past

Rifling through a charity shop on the Royal Mile, I came across this sweet old post card. I adore how people used to write little notes about nothing in particular - just simple messages letting people know they were in their thoughts as they were travelling.

Monday, 13 February 2012

J'adore Adele

After Adele's fabulous triumph at the Grammy's with her six awards, it so great to know that we can see more of her classic style in Vogue this March. The above glamorous photo was taken by Mert Alas and Marcus who have captured such an iconic shot of the star. I adore the   golden yellow fabric of dress!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Flowers and Ribbons and all things nice

I adore flowers and will always try and purchase a stem or two from the wonderful Narcissus florist on Broughton street - and this coming week I have the perfect excuse in that it will be valentines day on Tuesday.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Sunny Mulberry

I adore Mulberry's SS12  collection which was recently shown in London Fashion week! The hair by Sam McKnight is so big and bold, perfect statement hair. The candy shades are perfect for summer but all we need now is longer, sunnier days!  

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fluer-de-lis Earrings

I currently have my eye on these vintage yellow gold clip earrings which apparently date from the mid 20th century. I adore how the gold of the central fluer-de-lis decoration contrasts with the cobalt blue inside the oval.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Royal fashion inspiration

I don't know whether all the recent press about the Queen's 60th Jubilee has made me more inclined to be inspired by current and previous monarchs; but none the less, I am definitely coveting big bright jewels and high lacy collars as worn by both the above Queen Elizabeth's'.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Vivienne Westwood - the Queen of British cool

To me, nobody really conveys British eccentricity and glamour as well as Vivienne Westwood. I adore the above Rama dress from her Gold Label's SS12 collection. The detailing is amazing and the yellow gold  make-up completes the look. 

Monday, 6 February 2012

Cats eyes

Browsing through net-a-porter a moment ago, I have just fallen in love with these angular cat eye-frame Givenchy glasses. They are so great and would add an edge to any outfit.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sherlock on Broughton

At the top of Broughton Street there is a lovely pub that is famous for being close to the birth place of Arthur Conan Doyle -the famous author who wrote the Sherlock Holmes books. Inside, the pub has quite a vibrant atmosphere and carb loaded pub food - perfect for a winter afternoon. 

Saturday, 4 February 2012

My Emerald Obsession

I cannot get enough of emerald costume jewellery and I have been wearing lots of broaches on my outerwear which I find always puts a smile on my face and a sparkle in my step. 

Friday, 3 February 2012

Pretty Stamps

I am an ardent lover of snail mail and these cute stamps are enough to put a smile on my face even during one of the coldest days I have ever experienced in Edinburgh....

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Time for tea?

As my new love of pastel shades continue to grow, it's now started to effect not just what I'm wearing but also what I'm drinking out of......

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Christopher Kane is the King of Spring

Christopher Kane's floral designs are divine and I adore the pretty pastel colours. Kane imbues such a fresh perspective on every new collection he complies and seems to always capture the mood of the season.