Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mes amis...


i'm going to twirl in circles and never stop
round and round like a spinning top
toss my hair and prance and shout
life's a treat, it'll all work out

Dearies, what are your plans for the rest of the week?

from fgr

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A drop in time

Embracing Sheer serenity and A stitch in Time...

Plus- tell me, what are you buying for Christmas?
[we all deserve a little gift to ourselves, no?]

net a porter

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grrr in Swahili

Meet Mabaka!! Isn't she the most beautiful African leopard? I'm convinced she would make the best christmas present ever! Or maybe not. But right now she looks so heart warmingly sweet and cuddly.
I love Big cats! Tigers, lions, panthers, leopards...the Predators. To me, they look warm with their forthright behaviour and pools of dark golden eyes. I once petted a huge white tiger though it was in Vegas and at a magic show so that might not count! But on a trip to South Africa, I got to carry 6 tiger cubs and feed them with a huge milk bottle! That was one of the most exciting things ever. They were Mabaka's size and had such soulful {or hungry} gazes that it completely melts your heart.

Here's the twist, I have to admit to a rather puzzling fear. I was scratched by a stray black cat when I was five! My grandma had taken me to the market and I accidentally tripped over the tail of a cat who had been sleeping under some boxes. As you can guess, it awoke snarling and gave me a nasty scratch on my leg! I still remember being told to wait at a bench in a nearby park while my grandma went to find some medicated cream. I spent the time examining the red claw marks in a daze. I've had a fear of all tabby cats ever since! Pictures of 'cute' kittens with their too light eyes give me the chills. Inexplicable as it seems, there you have it! Fear of the opposite. Do you have any unexplainable phobias?

J crew

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Loopy Louboutin

It had to be done. Hazy iPhone pictures but in my defence, this is probably a true representation since my eyes had glazed over when faced with this sight! Four pointy-toed stiletto 100mm heels with glossy Red soles! I had stumbled into Monsieur Louboutin's Wacky World.

Asked: Why did you start putting red at the bottom of your shoes?
Christian Louboutin's Answer: It is a green light "follow me young man!". Style with the colour of passion.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cool couple

I could have come up with something more imaginative for the title but looking at these pictures, a cool couple seems to be exactly what they are. Fun loving too I would guess! What originally caught my eye when I was flipping through The Selby's book was her beauty and their quirky style. Assuming she must be an actress or model or someone in Fashion (yes with a capital F), reading the description and then finding out that I had in fact gotten the couple's occupations reversed was unexpected!

This is Jennifer and Derrick. He is in fashion design. She is an Architect! Well, architect/interior designer which would explain her great style. Weren't you surprised as well? And don't you love her Kimono robe? And don't you think you might have seen Clémence Poésy in an image with a top hat just like that?
Have to dash off now but have a wonderful week everybody!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Let loose and Dance through the days

Let loose and shake it all out
its vacation time, in my mind

dance past cobbled sidewalks and cafes
Striking poses and impromptu sashays

A trunk full of fashion
of gorgeous boots and snappy suits;

armed with movie star shades and wide floppy hats
The chicest tourist you've ever met.

The weatherman says its blue skies and a sunny day
so dress to the nines and shimmy your way

from monday to sunday, Any given gloomy day
Stomp through life's fabulous runway!

Glamour Russia November2010 from fashionising

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sparkling minds and none too graceful Swans

The exam season is possibly worse than flu season- complete with lousy food and the desire to huddle up in bed, curl yourself into a tight ball and pull the covers over your head, Never Ever to emerge again! As far as I'm concerned, exam fever is equivalent to having chicken pox. Yes, definitely on par with that itchy scratchy feeling of absolute restlessness, frustration with trying to reach that niggling spot and the general feeling of illness.

My revision schedule is adrenaline driven. I speed towards the finish line taking every dangerous turn and unreasonable risks knowing full well that the end result could end in glorious triumph or disaster on a grand scale. In the past I have been inspired to pen short poems like this or this.
This time, my sullen spirits were lifted when I came upon this set of images, glimpses into a home flitting pass like a short film. If I had to be enclosed, a surrounding so peaceful and stunningly beautiful would surely be the answer to my ailments! A sparkling body of water to complete the view and clean minimalist lines, a soothing pleasure to fatigued eyes. Wide spaces and fresh flowers to ease one's tensions and a graceful Arne Jacobson swan chair to cradle tired backs. If I had to hit the books, oh to do so in a dwelling as lovely as this...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Isabel's Girl

Inspired by the California girls on her west coast vacation, Isabel Marant's newest collection will surely be another hit.
Feted for being able to determine how all the cool girls want to dress, her clothes have become highly coveted symbols of style. Everyone wants a piece by Isabel Marant!
With stores now on both sides of the Atlantic, it means that whether you're strolling around the Paris left bank or hanging out in New York's Soho, there's equal opportunity to attain a piece for your wardrobe. But you better make a dash for it because in the designer's own words, as soon as "a new shipment comes in, pfff, it's gone"!