Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Sunday morning

Today is dedicated to life admin – putting some old uni books on Amazon, cleaning up my desktop, household chores and so on. To start the day I’ve been cleaning out my inbox and came across some interesting reads and offers.

Currently reading:

In Pictures – Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe on AnOther – a look back at Frida Kahlo’s life and style as the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa de Azul, her former home) hosts the exhibition Appearances can be deceiving: Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe.

17-71: The make-up swap – a 17 year old Scarlett and a 71 year old Scarlett publish the results of swapping make-up bags for a week.

A tour of Brooklyn in the footsteps of Lena Dunham’s Girls – The Guardian’s Rebecca Nicholson sees what Brooklyn has to offer.

Fashion Abecedaire – one of my absolute favourite blogs. Sometimes I go weeks without having a moment to read everything I want to and then I find I have a whole host of things to catch up on. Reading through FA’s posts one after the other is a joy.

Currently shopping:

The amazing Mimi Holliday sale on Cocosa

Valentine’s Lingerie on Vogue.co.uk

Disclaimer: I’m not really one for the whole Valentine’s day charade but I figure a girl should always have good lingerie..

Happy Valentine’s Day

Some V-day-themed offerings for you…

A few of my favourite love songs, compiled into a Valentine’s mixtape –>
get
it
HERE
ENJOY

A Valentine’s day message from the Victoria’s Secret girls – Adriana Lima, Erin Heatherton, Candice Swanepoel and new face Lais Ribeiro.

And lastly, words of wisdom from our poet laureate:

‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.