30 September 2011

Better the devil you know!

Kylie looking like she should be on the cover of ID this week.

Lumo: East vs West

Luminous beaded 'handbags' on Bethnal Green Road
And vegetable(?) sacks in Shepherd's Bush Market

27 September 2011


I went to the Sir John Soane Museum before work last week
Unfortunately I couldn't really see anything because it was a rainy day and the director of the museum doesn't agree with electric lighting...
Which is a shame because judging by these pictures (which I didn't take, whoops) it looks pretty cool. Soane designed the Bank of England:
Which is what prompted me to visit the museum, after passing the Bank of England many times on the bus
I will have to go back to Lincoln's Inn Fields on a brighter day, and when my mood isn't so darkened by the prospect of work.

Fran in 7days

Another contribution from a fashion forward friend, like Rosa's a few weeks ago (http://whatisshelike.blogspot.com/2011/09/rosa-in-7-days.html). Thank you, Fran!
Tuesday 20th September
Coat - Etoile by Isabel Marant
Jumper -  H&M
Asymmetric Shorts - cut off Cheap Monday jeans
Boots - Topshop
(Fran says:) I like the elbow patches a lot. Faux suede all the way
Wednesday 21st September
Shirt - Ralph Lauren Polo outlet store
Jeans - Cheap Monday
Loafers - Russell & Bromley
I like the ruffles on the shirt and the way the powder blue of the shirt looks almost like Denim
Thursday 22nd September
Jumper - Cheap Monday with own DIY elbow patches and sewed down roll neck
Dress - H&M
Shoes - Converse
I have realised how much Cheap Monday I wear since working for the brand. I also like my lilac hair.
Friday 23rd September
Jacket - Topshop
Knitted Tshirt - Acne
Jeans - Cheap Monday
Shoes - Vintage Bally
Necklace - Portobello Market
Sunglasses - ASOS
I like the way the jeans and the shoes look like something my Mum wears and has worn since 1980. She loves a bit of Bally
Saturday 24th September
Jacket - Four Star
Shirt - Topshop
Pleated Skirt - Topshop
Sunglasses - ASOS
Socks - Vivienne Westwood stolen from my friend, Claudia
I like the fact I look like a New York Kid
Sunday 25th September
Angora knitted top - Whistles
Denim Skirt - Modekungen (was a dress until I chopped it)
Gold heeled boots - Topshop
Bag - Louis Vuitton
Kiddies sixties vibe
Monday 26th September
Coat - Vintage Levis stolen from Claudia
Navy Jumper - stolen from my sister Alice
Printed denim trousers - Topshop
Porcelain key on chain - Camden Passage
Loafers - Russell & Bromley
Bag - My Grandma's
7 days over!! I like the way I look a bit like a kid, and nothing matches.
Fran keeps her own blog with a friend, and it is always a good read. Check it out here: http://www.helenglory.blogspot.com/ 

25 September 2011


This weekend I borrowed a cardigan that I had embellished with pom-poms (as modelled by Tessa here) for my Mum's birthday present a few years ago.. It needs some repairs carried out, but I was feeling quite smug wearing it none the less.


James and his flatmates have rescued a stray kitten. Its called Boris, and despite really not bring a cat person, even I find him incredibly sweet. He is looking pretty suave here matching Tessa's dress.

TDubbs in Three

I thought I'd make a habit of asking friends to send me their three favourite items of clothes/things of 'the moment.' Other people's style choices are always the most interesting and good for inspiration... Here are Hannah's favourite clothes etc items of September:
Coat - Brixton Market, £25
Bag - Barnardos, £5
Horse Badge - Buenos Aires

23 September 2011

Tessa's Dress

I took some pictures quickly before I went to work yesterday (wet hair, messy room - not the best photos, sorry) because I borrowed a dress of Tessa's that I have always admired from afar... It is a beautiful vintage dress with a kind of mini cape that can be tied or let loose, to flutter while you walk. It is quite tricky to wear, and I wore it with a belt to give it some shape on me. It would probably look best without one. I love the print the most - feel quite sorceress in it.

19 September 2011


Also at Daisy's flat (maybe I am a bit obsessed) was this hat. Its a 'narrow brimmed fedora' according to Tessa. My Dad wears a similar kind of hat in the winter, and looks very dashing.

16 September 2011

Adrian Ghenie

Self-Portrait as Charles Darwin, 2011
Self Portrait (as a Monkey), 2010
The Blow, 2010
Dr. Josef, 2011
I went to see Adrian Ghenie's show at the Haunch of Venison today. Beforehand, I had looked online and almost decided against going as it looked rather grim - but a friend who I met for coffee this morning had been, and persuaded me to go. I'll be honest, walking down Haunch of Venison yard always makes me nervous. There is normally a group of exceptionally well dressed workers or art students exiting the gallery, and I immediately felt self conscious about the coffee stain on my white t-shirt that I had just acquired. Once I got over that, and got past the first room of paintings, I really enjoyed the exhibition. It was refreshing to see paintings after seeing a lot of sculpture recently. It is a bit dark, but I guess that makes sense, as the photocopy accompaniment to the exhibition quotes Ghenie, saying 'I am interested in evil'.