Weekend Post #28

11114atDG2343web Fashion vs. function from Lonny mag

Pompom blanket

Catherine Baba style

A dream chalet

How big is your vocabulary?

Ooooooh Prada

A Sherlock & Watshon col1jckltail… *hic* (Although I really see Sherlock as more of a gin man. And: have you been watching the new series? What do you think?)

Diggin these earrings

I will never look this cool

WTF: miso caramel

A great post from Miss Moss about healthy exercise motivation (I love it for the pics from Life) and the right-on rant that inspired it (with a peanut-butter cookie recipe at the bottom)

Love this coat from H&M

Happy Birthday Michelle Obama!

{beautiful red pout photo by The Sartorialist}

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Monique Péan

Monique Péan earringsSo, I only discovered Monique Péan and her jewellery just now – luckily the rest of the world hasn’t been quite so slow on the uptake. Born in Washington, Monique began her career as a Goldman Sachs analyst in New York. But in 2006 after a family tragedy Monique decided to do something a bit different.

In the years since she’s been the recipient of the CFDA & Vogue Fashion Fund Award, the CVFF and Tiffany & Co development grant and been listed as one to watch by “Fortune” and “Oprah” magazines.

Her eponymous jewellery label aims to be eco-friendly and sustainable. The materials used include 18-carat recycled gold, fossilised woolly mammoth and walrus ivory, sustainable buffalo horn and pearls, and fair-trade and conflict-free precious stones. And unlike many other eco brands, which too often don’t quite cut it aesthetically, Monique’s collection is a triumph. And of course I want every single piece. Starting with those earrings…

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Brooke Holm

brookeholm_peppermintmagI can’t remember where it was that I first came across Brooke Holm’s photography. I can tell you that I can’t stop ogling her portfolio and luscious photo-blog (just check out this post on a recent trip to New Zealand). Her palette and mood are both open and energising; there’s a real Scandinavian vibe to much of her work – particularly the still lifes and interiors images – surprising since she’s Australian, lives in Melbourne, and is clearly besotted with the great outdoors.

Enjoy…

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Weekend Post #27

raspberry-pink-peppercorn-macarons-1 Beautiful hats by Johannesburg-based Simon & Mary milliners

Do you tofu?

Surreal fashion editorial shoot by Viviane Sassen for AnOther

Popsicles. Made from avocado, matcha and white chocolate. WHAT?!

Garance loves Jenna (well, don’t we all?)…

…and Cameron Diaz loves pubes. Who’d've guessed it?

A fascinating article about the foods making us fat

This skirt

Raunchy Simpsons

Wishing they had this necklace in rose gold…

A mad hobby: learning baristu, the martial art favoured by Sherlock Holmes

{pic: raspberry and pink pepper macaroons at 100layercake}

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Frozen Things

So it seems that the polar vortex may be moving on and I’m sure everyone over in the eye of the vortex – which basically seems to extend over Northern America – is going to be very relieved to see the back of it, but it certainly has given rise to a wave of creativity:

Soap Bubbles

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Chicago

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Lighthouse

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Coffee

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Everlane

perfect basicsWe British may have Topshops coming out of our ears, Boots on every high street and now even J.Crew (although the prices have risen alarmingly in the journey across the Atlantic) but there are still so many great American brands that you need to journey to the States to get your hands on. (I mean c’mon people, how come you still don’t ship internationally?!)

I’ve mentioned Lo & Sons and Madewell before, so I won’t bore you by talking about them again, but now (and here I’m choking back a sob) I’ve discovered you Americans also have sole access to Everlane. The most perfect place to get perfect basics: silk shirts, slouchy cashmere, simple leather accessories and mannish tees. Scroll through the below and weep (unless you’re in the US, in which case as you were).

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Masha Reva’s Odessa Series

63_1313Remember my love of Madame Peripetie? Well she’s cropped up again attached to another great project – surprise, surprise. This time she’s the art director of a lookbook for a collaboration between designer Masha Reva and Syndicate; a project called called the Odessa Series after Reva’s home town.

Here’s what Syndicate have to say about the project:

The concept of Odessa Series is about a new take on Ukrainian kitsch and an ironical view on how Ukrainians desire to look luxurious. By presenting paradoxical elements within the imagery such as an enormously expensive jewelry-piece from Christie’s auction, placed next to a cheap vintage brooch found on an Odessa flea market, perfectly define the elements which now seem to make up a contemporary Ukrainians fashion DNA.

These lookbook images pretty much nail that playful bling vs luxurious vibe, don’t you agree?

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