News for April 2011

I’d rather be..

Posted: April 29th, 2011
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This is not just any Wedding….

So I’m caught up in it all as well.
How can you not be?

N. and I ate some lovely pain au chocolat as a Friday treat, he’s off to work in about 20 mins and I’m now nestled into the sofa with the box on.

Exciting!

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Posted: April 29th, 2011
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What’s new pussycat?

Well quite a lot actually.

For starters I’ve added some new jobs to my ever-expanding list.  (Check out my portfolio to see just how out of control it is..)

I’m now a blogger for a big American brand and have started writing features for Dazed Digital and Ligature magazine (which I fell in love with from the first moment I clapped eyes on it).  So more than ever I’m a busy bee on the look out for fab stories.  It’s all very exciting.

In other news I’ve joined Tumblr – not for myself mind.  But for The Shirt Company.  We wanted to start a blog and let customers have an insight into our day-to-day lives.  Check it out ——-> here

On a completely different topic – I’m over the moon today as I’ve discovered I’ve lost 5lb (intentionally, you understand, and boy, it’s not been easy!)

I’m counting down the weeks until I’m off on holiday to Berlin, where I once lived for a blissful year.  I say blissful… I was writing my dissertation at the time and gaining weight by the hour on a diet of Bratwurst, Frikadellen and Brot.  So I’ve sworn to myself I will not return to Berlin (the scene of the crime) with the same weight it made me put on.  I’ve got a little over 3 weeks.  Here’s hoping I can lose 5lb more.

Keep your fingers crossed for me and in the meantime gorge on some visual delights from Berlin circa 2009.

The view from the balcony in our old flat.

Posted: April 27th, 2011
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Stomping about

I really want to invest in some new wedges or sandals to stomp around town in. You know –  the kind that I could wear to work but also out at the weekends and on holiday.. They need to be comfy, flattering and not so trendy that all of a sudden I’m bored of them.  Not asking for much then..

These are my current faves

£60.00, Topshop

£40.00  , Topshop

£50.00, Topshop

£49.00 (down from £150.00), Solea at Kurt Geiger

£39.00, Carvela at Kurt Geiger

£65.00, French Connection

£85.00, Dune

I’m definitely feeling the woven espadrille styles by Topshop and Dune, not to mention the sandal boot by Solea.  Decisions decisions…

Posted: April 21st, 2011
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Where have I been?

Lately I’ve been neglecting the blog.  Instead I’ve been….

reading Bip Ling’s blog (as usual) and Red magazine (how could I miss the feature on what’s in Sasha’s bag?)

researching how the Royal Wedding has influenced fashion and design for modabot.de

eating meat again! I’m so excited that lent is now over!

drinking peppermint tea – in a bid to revitalise my weary bod

emailing emerging designers and PRs to set up interviews for a magazine

procrastinating by watching Cute Roulette

crying my eyes out to The Notebook

lusting after Ryan Gosling and his magnificent beard.

craving an extravagant Easter egg

listening to N’s latest Youtube discovery Jack Parow

coveting some summer wedges (more on that to follow…)

Posted: April 21st, 2011
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Alla Kostromichova, b 1986 Ukraine

Brixton

Last night I went out with my bezzies in Brixton. There’s nothing like a night out with your girlfriends.

check out my – – – – MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Pina (2011)

This looks like it’s going to be incredible.
I can’t get enough of the trailor..

Posted: April 9th, 2011
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I Love You

This excites me greatly.

I fell in love (excuse the pun) with I Love You magazine last issue – the Princess issue, where they provided a history of Henry VIII’s wives alongside fashion portraits – modern women/models who might represent the wives – and a recipe for the best-looking (and I’m sure best-tasting!) wedding cake I’ve ever seen.  I’ll certainly be giving it a go when it comes to my wedding.  Plus, they’re based in Berlin, my former (and spiritual) home!

I think Paz de la Huerta is just great and I loved the interview they did with her.

And the new issue is out now…. On the cover is actress Leelee Sobieski, who I adore – if only for her role alongside Drew Barrymore in teen movie Never Been Kissed – cor 1999, what a year!  I’ll be honest, I don’t really know what LeeLee’s been up to since ’99, but I just love her face.  (Shallow, me…?!)


I LOVE YOU NO.6 LEELEE SOBIESKI from e-design+ communication gmbh on Vimeo.

This issue, the Mama issue, coincides nicely with Mother’s Day (Sunday).  Race yer to ArtWords…

Dolce & Gabbana Dress Me Up

Last night I was spontaneously invited to the Dolce and Gabbana Dress Me Up party, where bloggers

Sasha Wilkins / libertylondongirl.com

Marian Kihogo / mariankihogo.com

Bip Ling / bipling.com

Carrie Harwood / wishwishwish.net

Lois Waller / bunnipunch.blogspot.com

Maddison Rothery / fictionliving.blogspot.com

were styling the mannequins in the windows.  You can see the results for the next week at Dolce and Gabbana’s store, 6/8 Old Bond Street.  The bloggers each signed their window so you can see the individual styles.

As for the party – I met some lovely, lovely people and accidentally stayed until the end.. I’ve compiled a few of my fave songs that we listened to last night while supping champagne cocktails and eating fried ricotta balls.  Listen to the playlist HERE

ENJOY