Friday, May 30, 2008

Strumpet and Pink

Aren't these the most heavenly knickers you've ever seen?


Dreaming of Jade


Where dose the sun shine?


Maiden's belt


Willow


Black Forest Gateaux


Ming's Vase


Swan's Tale


A little piece of silky heaven can be yours from Strumpet and Pink for a mere £250 - £550

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Love for stripes, part II....

Darling Kate from Kate's Wedding has made my day and won my imaginary hundred gazillion pounds for showing me The Shoes...






Oh they're gorgeous. They make my toes curl, they really do. Literally, toes all curled up, oohing and ahhing noises aplenty.

The shoes and the bag with a completely unembellished dress like this by Mira Zwillinger is my new dream wedding outfit....




I'd do the hair a little differently though.



Unfortunately my only means of acquiring this outfit or the money to buy it would be completely illegal. Not that I'm not tempted, legality is over-rated, stripes and Valentino are better.

Nomi, if you can make the shoes too I'll leave The Boy and marry you!




Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sleepy days...

Darling readers, please forgive my lack of posts this weekend. There are many things I want to write about and many pictures I want to share but I'm oh so tired, oh so sleepy, those things will have to wait until I have had a long nap. Like three days long.



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(Image by Rebecca Barger and via the WPJA)


I will be back soon.


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"Back off mister, the girl needs a nap and is not to be disturbed. Grrrr"


Lots of love, xxx

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tamar Mogendorff

I am in love with these gorgeous little animals from Tamar Mogendorff, they're just too cute for words.






I especially love these little pearls, which remind me of Lewis Carroll's ill fated oysters....




"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"

The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head--
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat--
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn't any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more--
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore."


All images from Tamar Mogendorff's website.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bright and beautiful things....

I thought I'd share some gorgeous photos today, taken by one of my very favourite bloggers, Felicity at All Things Bright and Beautiful.

I was in dire need of a little cheering up this morning since the sun has gone and it feels like winter once again. These did the trick perfectly.....




















Aren't they beautiful? I would hang the one of those gorgeous Chinese slippers on my wall. The colours are just perfect.

All Things Bright and Beautiful is one of the most inspiring blogs I've ever read and I have come to regard Felicity as the Grande Dame of deign blogs. With an incredible eye for design and a real knack for finding unique and exquisite work, whether it be interior, fashion or photography, her blog is a true original. You will find no sloppy seconds there!


She also dedicates space on her blog to causes dear to her heart including most recently the terrible disasters in China and Burma.


All Things Bright and Beautiful is a blog that all new bloggers should be aware of. If not only for the supreme source of inspiration, but because Felicity's Blogging Tips are utterly invaluable.


And on top of her enviable talent for finding talent, her beautiful social conscience, and her general loveliness, she takes the most dazzlingly gorgeous photographs, which brighten my day even more than her blog does. Which my dears, is saying something indeed.


If you haven't read All Things Bright and Beautiful what are you waiting for? Get over there right this minute for you don't know what you are missing....



All images by the multi talented Felicity.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

More bathing beauties...

I just can't resist the summer sunshine and vintage glamour in these pics! They combine three of my favourite things; black and white, retro swimwear and vintage photographs, fabulous!











And a little pink....




All images from Millie Motts and via Sweet Sassafras


Splish splash...

Hallelujah and praise the Lord (of fashion), real swimsuits are back. Swimsuits that don't require a full body wax and a week's fast to wear in public.

Wear were they 18 months ago when I was shopping for my first swimming costume since high school gym classes? I searched my little heart out but not a retro beauty was to be found.




I hate skimpy swimming costumes, I love retro beach style. According to the New York Times retro swimwear is back. Yay!


(Image from NY Times, via A Cup of Jo)


Although this style is undeniably more comfortable to wear than its more modern counterparts, comfort body shyness is not the reason I love them. I just believe that they are infinitely more stylish and sexy than those that bear (almost) everything.

What woman wouldn't want to project the glamour, playfulness and sheer sexiness of the 1950s beach goddess?



(image from Strange Celebrities)





(image from Mediaoutrage)



Sigh, doesn't she wear them well?



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Vintage delight.....

Oh how I love this fabulous dress. So cute, so sweet, so simple. So 1950s perfect.....





White chiffon 1950s wedding dress. Currently at $275.05

Ending in 4 hours. Hurry hurry, quick quick!



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On anyone else....

...This would look unquestionably ridiculous. But there's something, something about it that leaves me smiling.


Last night was the London premier of Sex and the City. See what the gorgeous girlies wore here.

To be honest I'm a little underwhelmed by their choices. They nearly always look better on screen. I can't wait to see what they wear to the New York premier though.

Images courtesy of Red Carpet Fashion Awards.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sweet B...

These gorgeous little pretties are made from paper, fabric and clay and are indecently cheap, starting at $6. I've no idea how much a fresh flower button hole costs, but these babies will last a lifetime!









Sweet B Papers also make ring pillows, which are something I've never really understood - I mean come on, does your ring really need a pillow? Hmmm. These are undeniably gorgeous though, and I might be tempted if I could get over how ridiculous I would feel carrying my rings around on their own little palanquin.





All images from Sweet B Paper and found via Etsy Wedding.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Chagall's brides....

"Will God or someone give me the power to breathe my sigh into my canvases, the sigh of prayer and sadness, the prayer of salvation, of rebirth?"



Bride with Fan
1911.

"All colours are the friends of their neighbours and the lovers of their opposites."




The Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower
1939.




The Bridal Couple
1927

"In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love."


All images from Art Fairies

Marc Chagall's words via wikipedia.

Friday, May 09, 2008

mini mania....

Inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's recent string of fabulous mini dresses on the red carpet I have put together these fabulous delights for you to lust over....


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All from Net-a-Porter



As a side note, doesn't Gwyneth look amazing?! Who knew she had such great legs! She's barely recognisable as the same woman who cried at the Oscars in that huge pink dress. It's funny, I have no recollection of what the Oscar was for, but the dress and the crying just won't leave me. No matter how much I want them to. Hmmm...

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Heather Waraksa part II

I just couldn't resist posting more of Heather Waraksa's incredibly gorgeous photography, this time from her engagement portfolio.

Normally I'm not a big fan of engagement photos, they rarely seem spontaneous and I can't imagine anything worse than having to pose for a photographer (good job I'm marrying one who generally prefers photographing light bulbs and landscapes to portraits!)

These are the most stunning I have seen though and if I lived in New York (oh, if only) I might even consider hiring her to photograph us.....













All images by Heather Waraksa.