the high priestesses of sass are back {sass & bide aw13}…

london fashion week kicked off this weekend & my gals, sass & bide, got in early with their aw2013 offerings…

s&baw13

trail blazing in a white hot sea of warrior style, their trademark edginess was evident as were heavy embellishments & lashings of geometric prints…

s&baw13

cut-outs & capelets also dominated this collection which featured a colour palette of black, white, silver & sunshine yellow…

lucky for us we still have a couple of seasons before this line is out in order to slim down, save up & grow a couple of feet in height…

s&bss13

alternatively if, like me, you struggle thinking too far ahead with your fashion seasons, do check out their ss2013 offerings which are filtering into s&b stores now & feature some gorgeous spring/summer outfits & accoutrements {that’s accessories to you & me}…

fabulous, right?

{ps, that necklace : i die}

images via: so femininevoguefashionisingsass and bide

on why i need a second home {in the country}…

there’s something so terribly conspiratorial about the dead of winter that makes me want to throw the contents of my home in a skip & start all over again with a palette like this…

mulberry

well hello there lady dripping from head-to-toe in mulberry whilst petting your pet fox…

nice colour scheme, nice colour scheme indeed!

guest bedroom

there’s no room at all in my new pad for my usual abundance of linen…

instead, roll out those plaids & mingle in a touch of chintz {the more clashing patterns the better, thank you very much}…

while you’re at it, skim a rug across the floor & wrap those footstools in faux animal print!

tim walker fox

heck, i don’t even mind harbouring a couple of snuggling foxes in the carved-out backs of armchairs… {don’t worry children, they’re only sleeping!}

mulberry2

indeed, feather my nest in some heady mix of earthy delights & be sure to line it with some speckled egg & a handful of fanciful feathers for good measure…

toile & tartan

swathe my windows in tassel-edged tartan & nestle it alongside some toile for joy {a nice change from de jouy}, if you must…

hallway

oh & don’t forget to line the corridors with walking paths in forest green {beats having to go outside & brave the cold}… just be sure to add suitably-swaddled seating for when the legs get weary…

manor library

& then, when all is said & done, kick back in the library with a sobering brandy alongside a crackling fire {& the obligatory touch of tartan for good measure if it’s all the same with you}…

afterall, this is where this entire merry adventure started for me in the first place…

images via: tim walker for mulberry via stilla’s styleeducating the peanut, tim walker via quigleys cabinet, tim walker for mulberry via stilla’s style, homemaker2wordschintz of darknesspollyanna pumpkin

until the snow falls…

a detour from interiors today as i’m joining the seasonal fashion post bandwagon {because i like pretending i can afford a new wardrobe every time the wind changes}…

my approach? not unlike with my home, i like to pick a few key staples that can be mixed & matched & layer them up with plenty of pattern & texture in the form of accessories…

here are my “unlucky for some” top 13 looks for autumn 2012…

all that’s left is to pretend we don’t need a coat!

 

top to bottom, left to right: day simply silk scarfb&p melie blousestudded evening box bag2nd cuffmono shoesscoop back maxidressmaradi necklacessabian braceletembellished scarf, day layering topday racoon trousersbrasov boatneck topper

sweet like candy {a merry mishap}…

so, you’ve heard of eye candy right? well these fabulous faceted geo rings from etsy trader a merry mishap are like candy for the fingers… & i want them all… exactly like in the photo!

i used to rely on my travels to beef up my jewellery collection {cheap, easy-to-carry keepsakes to remind me of my holidays}… but as my overseas jaunts get fewer & fewer, these days i have to rely on other methods for topping up my trinket box…

& etsy is fast becoming a firm favourite… there’s so much goodness out there to choose from, but for today i only have eyes for these…

image via: a merry mishap

hello beautiful…

so i’m noticing a distinct increase in a somewhat disturbing phenomenon of late {and i’m eager to learn if i’m the only one experiencing this}…

it would appear i’m beginning to dress myself more than a little like i dress my home {or at least, my aspirational home}…

so enamoured am i with certain palettes & materials, textures & forms that they are not only making their way into my personal wardrobe, but indeed into my home as a whole…

case in point…

with the onset of spring i find myself increasingly gravitating towards dreamy linens & floaty jersey in the softest of soft palettes {think nougat & pink} with a sexy little hint of gold to add a little zing…

like this room & these lights i’m desperately coveting… bliss-bomb heaven!

& i’m so in love with this whole vibe i’ve already unleashed it onto my wardrobe & created my very own vision of the perfect spring look…

got your own sad little secret you wanna share?

images via: this is glamorousfutagami-imono, candelabragreat plainstoaststella dotsouk shopalimonada

all aboard {louis vuitton, paris 2012}…

& be transported back in time to a world steeped in glamour & decadence…

where sweeping textural landscapes emerge against a backdrop the colour of a midnight sky…

punctuated with striking jewel tones & strong graphic detailing…

& rich with adornment…

behold, the golden age of paris fashion week is upon us once again & this mesmerising womenswear collection by louis vuitton simply takes my breath away… {each piece more beautiful than the last}

& what i love most is how effortlessly these looks could transition from a catwalk to the home…

behold, my latest moodboard is born!

images via: zimbio

blame it on burberry {london fashion week}…

only last week i was calling for an end to winter… pining for the colours of spring… “what could possibly have happened between then and now?” i hear you ask…

burberry. fashion week. london 2012…

all at once i’m feverishly longing for berry tones, encased in dark velvety greys, tied up with sweet fawn-coloured bows and sprinkled with silver studs…

like this… a killer piece of art nestled sweetly amongst silvery grey accents, stripes & an abundance of leathery loveliness…

or this… lush layers in deep & sultry shades…

and most definitely this… {blossoms like falling snow}

swoon like the moon in june february… i think i love you winter {all over again}

images via: grazia dailyabigail ahernlittle blue deerabigail ahern,

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