Monday, 29 April 2013

New blog

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Young Fashion

I hope your January isn't going too badly.

I've had some good news, my best friend is pregnant. Queue girlie screams and arm waving.
Although I'm very happy for her, I've never been that broody myself, it's always seemed one of those far off things, very very far off.
But, ever since finding out my friend is pregnant it's like I've suddenly become aware of kids everywhere, and what's more, kid's clothes.

And I'm so surprised because they're lovely. Have they always been this beautiful or is it a modern, yummy mummy thing? They also all seem to be either vintage inspired or retro looking, which I love. I can't stand spangly, day glow things.
The strange thing though is that I don't look at these clothes daydreaming about what my imaginary child will look like in them, I imagine what I'll look like in them. Is that wierd?
I don't care, take a look at some of the outfits below, if you say you don't want them in adult sizes I won't believe you.

Butterfly Dress, ilovegorgeous, now £44

Little girl on the beach in chunky knit sweater, wellies, hat and scarf, via tumblr
I actually want to be this little girl on the beach, even down to her hair.

Check Winter dress, Little Duckling, now £22,

Owl Girls Play Dress, wildthingsdresses, £40.18,

Fats Belted Knit Dress, Kidscase, now £32,
Bells and Whistles is definitely one to check out if you have a little one to dress. I'm seriously considering ringing them up and begging them to make garments in my size.
I can dream.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Emerald Update

I just found something else to add to my list of favourite emerald things.
Look at these shoes...

Heart for the Hills Heel court shoes,

They are gorgeous!

I love the shape and the emerald shade. I'm not a huge fan of heart motifs but the gold ones on these shoes are quirky and cute.

I'm seriously considering spending the last of my December pay check on these. They're not even that expensive, $42.99 (approximately £27).

Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Colour of Envy

Pantone has picked its colour of the month, and it's Emerald.

Emerald's a great colour, deep and luxourious, it stands out; you won't find a hospital corridor or office cubicle painted this shade!

Here are some of my favourite emerald things.

Belle & Bunty Emerald Willow Dress - Instagram

Emerald Window,

9ct Yellow Gold Emerald Cluster Ring, Ernest Jones

Emerald and Pink Bedroom,

Emerald Pool, The Alps, Austria -

Magpie's Wildlife Mugs and Cups, Collaboration with Tom Frost -

Mad Men Style Emerald Green Dress -

Green Light … the Northern Lights in Canada. Photograph: Daniel J Cox/Corbis -

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Inspired London

Hello all, I hope you are having a lovely 2013 so far. I have had to go back to work, so it's been a bit of a reality kick for me, but that's what January is all about.

I thought I'd write a post about a book I've recently picked up; Inspired London, A Guide to Handmade in London (12.99, We Make London). It's not something I'd normally get, I usually stick to fiction, but this appealed to me. It's a showcase of 162 designers from all four corners of London. It lists crafters of jewellery and textiles as well as illustrators, artists and more. It's a little treasure trove, I can't stop flicking through and checking out all of the great people and companies.
It's written by Mary McDermott, owner of We Make London, an organisation that promotes British independent designers.

I know that recently, due to the resurgence of popularity in traditional crafts, anyone who can thread a needle or use a glue stick calls themselves a designer, but these are genuinely talented makers.

I love the detailed illustrations of Jilty Drawings, featuring classic British themes.

I also really want one of these intricate silver rings from Natalina's Jewellery...

...and a wooden bird brooch from Anna Wiscombe.

Check the book out here, though don't blame me if you spend all of your Christmas money.

Happy January

Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Have a lovely New Year everyone, whether you're dancing with champagne...

Or relaxing in your jammies.

Have a Happy New Year!

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Beethoven - Classic '90s film

Hi Everyone, this is a quick post to let all you '90s kids out there know that Beethoven is on ITV2 now, followed by Beethoven's 2nd.

Beethoven Puppy
These films immediately take me back to my childhood and all those 90s TV cliches; blunt fringes/bangs, the bandana wearing bullies and the oversized glasses of the classic 'geeky kid'. And overall the warm knowledge that a large fluffy dog can sort out any problem, be it evil business doers, bullies or stopping a rape (seriously, this happens in the second one, the poorly named Rice is locked in a bedroom by a boy with bad intentions and Beethoven pulls the whole house down to save her. Super dog.)

If you've never seen them before, check them out now. You'll get an all American warm fuzzy feeling inside.

Happy Christmas Eve!