Posts from May 2013

“simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” // l. da vinci

i’ve forever averred that i was a simple girl – that it doesn’t take much to please me. because of this, i never really thought myself to be particularly sophisticated – well-read to be sure, cultured perhaps, but sophisticated? non. yet, i’ll take it from leo, and allow that i’m also very sophisticated.

i say this only because i find pleasure in the simplest of things. i’ll take a tulip over a rose, and a straight line over flounce with 100% predictability. get me a burger instead foie gras, and a jersey dress lest i rumple those silks.

but more than that – it’s just that i can also find great joy in something as uncomplicated as a hook. and i do. such joy in fact, that there’s nothing else that i’m wanting right at this minute, than these clever little things to be hung up on a wall in my hallway…



→ source : the dots (coat hooks) by lars tornøe via muuto

“if you’re quiet, you’re not living. you’ve got to be noisy and colorful and lively.” // m. brooks

i am an admitted colourful-wardrobe-a-phobe.

as a novice to the world of dressing hue-rich, i’m willing to implement it in small doses, but i wouldn’t want my colourful personality to overwhelm everyone* – so, it’s a cobalt scarf here, or green brooch there. 

but sometimes, in my heart of hearts, i have moments when i want to splash out and wear it all – from a to zed, and all hues in between – i’d like to just once, walk around like a prism caught in the sunlight. i know i won’t, but if i could or would, i’d want to look like this season’s current marimekko lookbook. at once modern and fun – without being twee. it’s a shade close to perfect.

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→ source : marimekko

* [note: intense sarcasm]

☆ // let your weekend be swell.

“if you make yourself understood, you’re always speaking well.” // molière

i must be telepathically communicating very well, because this pat flynn character just gets me…






→ source : all the lovely things // pat flynn via twist online

i bruise as easily as a ripe banana and as a long weekend spent playground(ing) can attest, my shins are now paying the price.

and though the black and blue of a bruise is nothing to get moony about, the pairing of black and blue sartorially, (once considered a definite style blunder), is now nothing short of perfect – and my favourite colour coupling.





→ source : girl by band of outsiders denim poncho via lagarçonne

→ source : zig zag dress via lonely hearts

→ source : christopher kane two-tone velvet dress via net-a-porter

→ source : p.a.m. dance dance sleeveless dress via monk house design

“if you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” // steven wright

when i opened the door to the let the dog out this morning, i knew that i was not ready. i was not wholly prepared to deal with the heat – because today, today was the first time that the weather hinted at a summer.
let it be 17°C and sunny from may to august and i’d be thrilled. (less thrilled by all the complaining around me due to everyone’s feelings of it’s NOT HOT ENOUGH, but thrilled… still.) in my heart of hearts i know it’s only going to get warmer and warmer – until the heat reaches the backs of my knees and i’m crying uncle. so, i’ll power through until we get to october and i’m at my most content. the only way i’ll see my way through with a smidge of dignity is to make sure my arsenal is at the ready, and that i don’t end up looking like a sad bowl of melted bubblegum ice cream.
→ source : sun bum SPF 50 continuous spray sunscreen. yes. 50. this is nothing, i prefer to wear 70 – via prologue lifestyle
→ source : kevyn aucoin precision liquid liner via bergdorf goodman
→ source : smooth focus pressed setting powder shine control via laura mercier
→ source : pomegranate cleansing wipes (for when upper lip sweat gets the better of you), via korres
→ source : reduce ‘hair fog’ with alterna’s bamboo smooth anti-humidity spray via sephora

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