Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Lovely stuff

Yay - it's Friday!  My girls have gone away for the weekend and I am going to the movies with my mum - we haven't done that together for far too long.
I hope you all have a super-duper weekend.  Here are a few lovely things...:

Jade Williams - AKA Sunday Girl.  I lover this cover of Tender.  She has done some other really great covers.

 Old fashioned flowers - like ranunculus and dahlias - image Katie Quinn Davies

These tiles (!) - image from Casa Talia via Arch daily - click here to view more

The Million Dollar Mermaid - the Esther Williams biography

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What Katie Ate

What Katie Ate is another of those blogs that can cost you hours of time without you even realising it!  Katie Quinn Davies is an Australian photographer who specializes in food, lifestyle and interiors.  Her blog is literally a feast for the eyes - the photographs are spectacular and the recipes to die for! 

All photographs Katie Quinn Davies

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blissful weekend

Time is doing that thing again - when it goes so fast you lose track of it - where did last week go?!  Fortunately the week ended in a gorgeous weekend with great company, divine food and incredible weather (note all the positive adjectives!) rounding off with our ritual Sunday evening cycle to the Wild Fig for sun-downers with a bunch of neighbours - heavenly.
Danie's teaching me to use all the features on his Canon 7D - this weekend was a lesson in aperture and depth of field so I had some fun experimenting.  I also did an update pic of Emma, Skye and Sarah.  The original 'fairy' pic was taken just over 10 years ago and it feels like just the other day.


Monday, September 19, 2011

This and that Monday

Monday's come around so fast don't they?  Amazingly my week has not started at a running pace so I have a bit of time to do some blog browsing before it kicks in.  The weather is playing games with us - one day sunny and warm and ever so springy, and the next cold, wet and grey again.  Actually I don't mind so much - it means you get to enjoy the best of both climates.  Saturday was an outdoor braaivleis (barbeque) and rugby day and yesterday the fire moved indoors and it was a soup and DVD day.  
We are now firmly hooked on the BBC sitcom Outnumbered.  Pete and Sue are South London suburban parents of three young children, Jake, Ben and Karen, and although it has a standard family sitcom set-up, there's a brilliant twist  -  the three children are not given a script.  Instead, they're given a very basic outline of a scene and told to improvise. The result is British comedy at its best as the children behave like real children and are the stars of a show.

Here are a few of the things I'm loving right now...

The Mulberry retro ice-cream van doing the rounds in London during London Fashion Week

The discovery of An Afternoon With - via Miss Moss

Lindsey Thornburg's short film that forms part of her 2011 collection campaign.  It follows two mischievous 'clowns' as they caper through the countryside.  The film was made in collaboration with photographer/director Olivia Malone and director/editor Crystal Moselle - watch it here

And, on a more personal note.... I love that Sarah isn't too old to look for tadpoles in puddles on the common, and the joy our two dogs get when they are let loose for a good run!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Esther is a 16-year old fashion designer living 'in the sticks' of Indiana.  Not only is she beautiful and a talented designer/dressmaker, but she takes the most wonder photographs and self portraits and has a brilliant imagination and eye when it some to styling her own shoots.  
Her blog is an absolute delight Esther-fromthesticks.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sweet Jane - Tim Barber

I came across this amazing editorial for Muse by photographer Tim Barber on Dustjacket Attic.  Edie Campbell if so lovely and perfectly suited to this shoot.
Have a lovely weekend x

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rodarte/van Gogh

I am simply mad about Rodarte's Spring 2012 van Gogh inspired collection!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gigi inspired fashion

 I saved these pics from the internet last year sometime and came across them while trying to put some order in my folders - they remind me of the movie Gigi. I have been wanting to re-watch Gigi for a while but only have a copy on VHS and really need to get a dvd copy.  Its another of those classics and I love the clothes and even enjoy Gigi's awful petulance!  I adore the hat in the first picture.
Karlie Kloss and Gael Monfils photographed by Arthur Elgort
Lelsie Caron and fellow cast members from the movie Gigi