If you love stationery Present & Correct will make you very, very happy. They specialise at the quirky end of the spectrum; some of their wares are vintage, all of it is intriguing. Plus you can’t fail to be charmed by their website—it even has a section labelled “Organise”. Bliss.
I know, I know. It has been about a year since I updated this. Shame on me. Shame. But I saw the SS15 and Resort 15 lookbooks from Draw in Light and knew it would appeal.
Draw in Light are a British womenswear label specialising in cool, screen-printed silk clothes in pared-back shapes. Perfect for the summer that I plan on having, complete with white beaches, sandy toes and lashings of Aperol spritz….
So Lanvin got it really, really right for spring/summer 2015. Pure dishevelled Parisian insouciance, expressed through the mediums of dirty-looking hair and high-maintenance bleached whites. The only thing I’m not too sure about the heel shape below, they remind me of the mid-heel Kickers I used to wear at school (mine were navy, which totally violated school rules. I was such a rebel.) But you never know, they might be a grower…
Meet my latest jewellery crush: Marc Alary. French-born and NY-based, Marc Alary works simple themes – flora and fauna – in interesting ways. Just take the articulated monkey ring above – the shapes are sinuous and sophisticated, but the idea is more children’s toy than fine jewellery. You can reposition the monkey to echo your mood – playful, watchful, ready-to-pounce. Below are a few more of his pieces, including some pendant playmates for that ring and my personal favourites, the coiled-leopard rings.
Another corker from Toast – Whimsy regulars will know my love for this British brand borders on the fanatic. The mood is perfect and they always have at least three pieces that have me salivating, this time it’s this check shirt with a peter pan collar and these dungarees (already out of stock damnit!).