Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Metallic Nails

Metallics seem to be one of the biggest trends for this season (Yes! Finally I will find these silver jeans and the glittering shirt I have been dreaming of for so long!). Of course this doesn't stop at make-up (not with the superior status nailpolish has achieved in the past few years). Well, I tried Silver. What do you think? The colour I used is by Malu Wilz, which I discovered because it was part of this month's "Glossy Box" (they were kind enough to send me a sample). The other colours are (from left to right): OPI "Silver Shatter", Uslu Airlines "Hug" (I think this is my favourite), OPI "Servin up Sparkle", Uslu Airlines "Fetisch".

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

in love with these lines

Cassandra Rhodin is another illustrator whose work I could look at forever. I love the shadowy, wrinkled eyes of her pretty characters (they always seem a bit bored) and how she uses watercolours. I own a shirt with one of her illustrations on it, but I'd like a print for my bedroom.
A little anecdote along the way: See the guy in the top picture? When I suggested to buy a hat like that for my boyfriend, he told me I was mental. I need to show him how cool it looks in the illustration.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Instant happiness

In case you've been stuck in the rain for days (as I have), here are two ways to instant happiness: vegan dark-chocolate-and-blueberry-muffin (other high quality chocolate might do as well), fresh flowers (as many as possible).

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bag crush

I have a crush on the "Elsie" bag by Chloé (top) and the (slightly more casual) "Carmen - mini" bag by See by Chloé (below – which you can see and buy here). I like the orangey colour in the bottom right of the picture.
Photo taken from Vogue UK

Friday, 12 August 2011

sparkle and shine

Leigh Ellexson takes pretty digital photos and sometimes she creates collages out of sketches and photography. The light in her pictures makes me forget the rain for a while.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The dressy jacket

I still haven't decided which dress to wear, but I have found the perfect jacket to wear with it. It's by Rützou and I love the little golden embroidery on it (on their website you can see it on the runway. I found it here).

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Stud Boots

Alright, here they are – the studded boots I have shown you before. They look amazing in their box, but I am not entirely sure if I like them on my feet or not.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Silken Favours

After touring the world as a model and studying textiles at Chelsea Art School, Victoria Murdoch founded her label "Silken Favours". She was discovered by Liberty, which is where her beautiful silk scarves are now available. The illustrations are hand-drawn, by the way (guess which one is my favourite!). If you'd like to know more: Decor8 did a very interesting interview with her.
Top photo via Decor8

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


Sandra Kantanen, a photographer of the "Helsinki School", took photos of landscapes in China, Tibet, Finland and Japan. I find these images not just pretty but also dreamy and soothing, in a way.