NORTH / SOUTH

thought i’d highlight the best of both worlds – since you notherners are slowly skipping into spring, and us southerners are steadily creeping into autumn. i’m sure we are both eager for a change … i know i am.

NORTH: spring flowers / beating the heat / the beach / swimming / watermelon / bare legs / lazing outdoors / shorts / ice-cream conesSOUTH: autumn colours / falling leaves / warm boots / scarves / comfort food / rainy walks / fireplaces / layering / snuggly beds

 

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Long Weekend Things

it’s a long weekend here. been sleeping a lot – it’s nice! here’s a jumbled edition of these things for you.

you must create seen via shiny squirrel

have been completely and utterly obsessed with twin peaks. finally finished watching it this weekend, and kind of want to watch it all over again right away.

… which is why i particularly enjoyed david lynch’s hair compared to famous paintings


will have to make time to watch picnic at hanging rock thanks to the pessimiss

cat people looks like an amazing book – seen via ringo, have a banana!

a tumblr dedicated to beards! (that’s donald sutherland by the way)

slippers are the new loafers? these are from stubbs and wootton

deyrolle pour opening ceremony lookbook via lovelorn unicorn

filming the african queen via tomboy style

to be a kid again, photo by flo morrissey

flares flares flares! left to right: vanessa jackman, sartorialist & stockholm streetstyle

just when i’ve grown it out… tempted cut a fringe again. photograph by annette pehrsson

advice from a rapper really made me smile – seen via design work life

and lastly… jon humanna hummana hamm. damn.

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BKFST 2.0

whoa, the BKFST tumblr hit 900 1000 followers today! i have to tell you that this is partly because of the greatness that is catherine green aka wolf eyebrows. you have probably noticed her in my blog roll on the right, and you may remember her things i like right now when i first started the series. she is something of a bloggin’ kindred spirit… so it was a bit of a no duh moment when i asked her if she’d be keen to contribute to BKFST. she is totally putting me to shame too – i find myself having to keep up with all her incredible tasty finds.

please see BKFST for all the image sources

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Missibaba A/W 2011

lately i’ve been in a shoe phase (more like perving over shoes than actually buying them) – but am slowly coming round to bags again. my black leather bag hasn’t let me down for over 5 years and is versatile enough that i haven’t gotten bored of it, but it’s starting to show some wear… and as much as it saddens me it might be time for something new.

this is where missibaba comes in. i totally freaked over their previous western inspired cowboy’s little girl collection, so much so that the word un-fucking-believable might have been used. they have just released their new autumn/winter collection, lucy in the sky with diamonds – inspired by the beatles and their flamboyant military-esque sgt. pepper suits. they were kind enough to send me pictures so i could do some hi-res drooling… the hand-painted gingham print of the cha-ching bag and the workhorse bag in particular really get me. and the possum. whoa it’s tough to choose!

i daresay that possibly the best thing about missibaba is the fact that their bags and accessories are handmade here in south africa by designer chloe townsend and her team of local craftswomen. sold. which is your favourite?

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Dusty Rose

dusty rose is what i guess you’d call it, one of my absolute favourite colours (as seen in my current ‘logo’) and captured so perfectly in this outfit snapped by the sartorialist. oh my – it is quite possibly the best street style look i have seen this year so far. everything about this lady from her hair down to her loafers makes me smile.

photo credits: lucien pissarro by camille pissaro / pot pourri by herbert james draper / stardust motor hotel by what makes the pie shops tick? / zion national park by moominsean / rachel comey top / acne top

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mills & boon

hahaha. oh man. these made my day. self portraits of alex holder (of oli + alex) and her boyfriend recreating mills & boons covers. photographed by oli kellett

“sometimes we sit for hours staring at a sea shell. other times he’ll hold me by the neck in front of the pyramids. but there’s nothing we like more than nearly kissing each other near some horses. i always try to look hot in front of him so he doesn’t leave me.”

thanks to my internet friend rebecca jesson for sharing this on facebook (sometimes facebook is good for something) - also check out james face by oli, another highlight of my day.

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Hermès

so … Bukowski’s. i can’t help myself. had a major browse through their Vintage & Jewellery catalogue which auctioned two days ago. tons of items from designer labels like ysl, louis vuitton & chanel (including chanel no.5 brooch which i thought was pretty cool) and you know, it’s all very beautiful – but what i was most interested in was the scarves. particularly the Hermès scarves, which i have always delegated to old lady territory until i became intrigued by the possibility of wearing head scarves last winter.

of course, wearing them around your neck is probably a good idea too. though i have never mastered the art of tying a delicate square silk scarf without it looking like a complete mess. and besides, you want to see the amazing prints right? these would go straight into frames on my walls, hypothetically. they sold for between € 150-350 each by the way…

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