Monday, 28 February 2011

partie deux...

As previously mentioned today I must finish off my Oscar post.

I have to say I was quite surprised with the softer hues and simple silhouettes worn this year, in my opinion it's a welcomed change from the over the top, prom queen circa 1985 look that seems to filter through many a red carpet occasion.

Here are the final remaining few of my favourite looks. All so different but brilliant in their own right, but like I said in my first post, Cate Blanchett takes the best dressed Oscar in my book.

Here is Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott. Love the shape and colour, the tarnished purple and jewel blue sequins make the dress look effortlessly glamorous.

Another beautifully detailed dresse, Florence Welch wearing Valentino Haute Couture. Love the fabric, the pleats and frills and of course the colour. I think this has a very romantic feel to it, which when worn by Florence is given a alternative edge. Love it!

Then to the opposite end of the spectrum with Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein, ulta simple, almost sporty. Yet with hardly any jewellery and strikingly low key hair and make up it still, in my opinion is one of the best looks of the night. Refreshing.

So there we have it. My favourite looks of the night.

Hope you enjoyed these pieces of eye candy as much as me!


leather pearls...

Hello all,
So I just have to drop a quick post about the Oscars, I, like most people love the oscars for the red carpet first and the awards second, as bad as this may be I can't help but feel excited when I see the following days red carpet report.
Here are some of my favourite looks from the night!

I was so excited to see Mila Kunis wearing the Elie Saab dress I posted about a few weeks ago. Such an amazing dress! I ADORE the lavender shade of the fabric, the contrast in fabrics along with the way this dress looks as though it has been made straight onto the body = red carpet perfection. Oh how I love you Elie Saab!

Talking of amazing dresses, I think my favourite of the night had to be Cate Blanchett, her dress was Givenchy Couture, and was covered in crystals and leather pearls . I especially loved the addition of yellow embellishment. Beautiful!

Another great dress was worn by Michelle Williams, donning a beautiful silhouette by Chanel Haute Couture. It could run the risk of looking too simple for such an occasion but the detail in this dress is wonderful, the surface interest and texture make this dress a highlight of the night.

Bold but beautiful. I loved the cut and colour of this dress, Sandra Bullock wore a scarlett Vera Wang dress that was a welcomed nodd of old school glamour. Lovely material and great bodice.

I could go on and on, and actually I think I may have to with another post tonight. For now we shall say that this Oscar post is to be continued...

In the meantime do tell, who do you think was the best dressed?

Until later,



Saturday, 12 February 2011

everything is all white ...

I know for a fact that I will never, ever tire of scouting out beautifully, styled interiors. Not a day goes by that I don't save an abundance of images that I've came across on the net or create a pile (when it should be a neatly filed collection of) torn out images from magazine or newspapers. I admit it, I am obsessed!

So you can only imagine my excitement when I found a website that fed by ever growing addiction. It literally couldn't be more perfect for me if it tried (the name of this blog had be straight away anyway)

This is where the above images have been pulled from.

My life is now all the better for having you in it!



One of my new sets - I am beyond obsessed with shirts, blouses, shirts dresses at the moment so I decided to take inspiration from this and create a set showcasing my 12 favourite pieces of the moment.

If you click on the link below the set you will be directed to my page on polyvore where you will be able to see the cost and brand of each blouse as well as my other sets.



Sunday, 6 February 2011

I wish...

Whilst in Shrewsbury on the weekend I stumbled across a shop ( be it the shop window as we were driving past on the way to the wedding ceremony) called Vinegar Hill. I didn't have the chance to go in however as soon as I got in I searched to see whether they were online. And to my delight they were. From the products, to the visual merchandising, colour schemes and layout... well I adore it all. If I were to have my own shop (fingers crossed in the future this will be a reality) I would take great inspiration from this store. Its inviting, individual and seems easy to shop in. Turns out that there are 6 Vinegar Hill stores spotted about in the UK, Shrewsbury, Bath, Bristol, Stratford (x2) and Cheltenham. I am dying to go back to Shrewsbury and have the chance to actually go in-store instead of falling in love whilst only whizzing past.

To help you understand why I am so enthusiastic and smitten with this store I have pulled some images from their website (which by the way is a little piece of art in itself!)


picture perfect...

Hello all,

I must say that I am more than tired (dare I say a little blurry eyed thanks to a tipple or two) this evening, after a long but lovely weekend away at a friends relatives wedding I am ready to curl up and look at some beautiful images. And who fits the bill perfectly? The amazingly talented Claire Cole.

I have been a fan of hers for a long time now, the botanical themes used within her work, along with the innovative use of embroidery is always something to behold. What I would give to have a framed piece of her work. Even the little treats on her website such as the gift cards and the brilliant mugs... embroidered porcelain. Genius.

Below is a selection of her beautiful work.



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