Christina: Things I Like Right Now

Rounding up my inaugural sponsors things i like right now showcase is Christina Remenyi, the amazing talent behind exquisite lingerie label Fortnight Lingerie. i love seeing how much i have in common with these great gals – i am also obsessed with those acne pistol boots, won’t say no to vanilla soft serve (ever) and am in the habit of drinking my morning coffee out of vintage cups and mugs.

1. Drinking coffee out of vintage Pyrex mugs. An Everyday event.

2. Elephants. My favourite animal. Period.

3. Gotye. I got hooked on the song “somebody that I used to know” … the whole album is stunning.

4. Retro Motels. I wish I had a time machine.

5. Acne Pistol. Black leather boot perfection

6. Game of Thrones. I know that Anabela already mentioned this in her likes, but it’s so good it deserves more love. I just finished the first season and can’t WAIT for the next one.

7. St. John’s Bridge. This is a double like… one for bridges and the other for Portland. I’ve always been in awe of these majestic, man-made passageways. Portland has many bridges connecting the eastern and western parts of town. Just left after 4 days of amazing food, coffee, music and brews and I can’t wait to go back!

8. Stevie Nicks. Enough said.

9. Vanilla Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Simple and perfect… even in the winter.

10. This Ring by Portland based designer Autoctona. I don’t wear much jewelry… but this is an exception.

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Anett Hajdu

i love the beautiful identity & packaging work that designer Miklos Kiss developed for fashion designer Anett Hajdu’s A/W 11/12 accessories collection. Miklos explains the design on his website:

Anett Hajdu’s accessories collection concept: in the chaos caused by contemporary and eclectic fashion trends, it is a pleasant feeling to turn toward to the style of puritanism what inspired by the nature and people costumes who are living with the nature. People and their everyday objects, animals and the atmosphere around the arctic circle provided a starting point for this design collection. Every single bag contains a unique individuality in hidden leather-jewels that helps us to perform as a part of the pure nature. These bags reveals the hidden animal from us. The packaging concept fits for the main design theory. The casing remind us for the meat industrial wrappings, the hunter accessories as well as a little Skandinavian sense.

and here’s the lookbook for the bags & headpieces from Annet’s website:

lookbook credits: all the garments : kepp showroom / clothes : adél kovács, teréz havancsák / shoes : szandra hofstaedter / bags and head pieces : anett hajdu / photo: peter hencz / creative conception: angie palmai / hair: kászon hortobágyi / make-up: richárd cs. fazekas / model: sara (icon)

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Noémie: Things I Like Right Now

when Noémie sent me her things i like right now she had sorted it all in a handy pinterest board (there are some extras in there not on list list, so go have a look). the design of the collage came out pretty naturally as a result. Noémie is a Toronto based blogger behind As Ink Remains – another of my inaugural sponsors.

  1.  CAT PLATE: I’m pretty obsessed with all things kitty – and this plate from Donna Wilson would just make my day.
  2. RACHEL COMEY GARRET LACE-UP: I love how these look a little tough and could totally give any outfit a bit more edge.
  3. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA KITTY FLATS: leopard print + kitty face = perfection.
  4. THE CIVIL WARS: I’m really into their soulful take on folk music.  Barton Hallow is great listening.
  5. ICE CREAM POSTER: I’ve been eying this Debbie Carlos poster for ages… about time I make a purchase. It would look pretty awesome hanging over my couch.
  6. GARNETT JEWELRY BRASS BANGLE: I’m thinking this would look great with my Future Mister’s name on it, or a significant date on the underside…
  7. ISABEL MARANT MATI PULLOVER: I’m in love with anything heathered, or marled, or salt and pepper. Would probably look great over some chambray or an oxford.
  8. HOPE CAPTAIN SWEATER. Salt and pepper sweaters… what can I say – I love them.
  9. BLACK KEYS NEW ALBUM: El Camino has been on my radar ever since my obsession with Brothers.  Lonely Boy is currently the song I turn to when I need to turn a frown upside down.
  10. ALEXA CHUNG: no, not talking about her style, but her hair. I wish mine did what hers does on a daily basis.
  11. ANYTHING COFFEE: I’m obsessed with cafe mochas and americanos. Crema in Toronto does some good coffee too.
  12. ICELAND: I’m convinced I’ll live in Iceland for a few years of my life. These photos from Grandchildren are so soft and ethereal.
  13. STICK-PINS: I’m really into collar tips right now, but stick pins are a nice alternative too.
  14. HIGH WAISTED UNDIES: These ones from The Loved One are lovely.  They’re only thing that makes sense under high waisted pants! (They’re also way sexy)
  15. ISABEL MARANT COAT: I’ve been shopping for something less “parka” and more lady. This is a beautiful option.
  16. JACK SPADE BRIEF: What better way to carry a laptop than in this?
  17. YELLOW MOUNTAIN: I lived in China for a year and climbed a mountain that looks just like this. Sometimes when Toronto is being a jerk, I think back on it and miss it tons!
  18. SHIRTS UNDER SWEATERS: I’m obsessed. All I want to wear these days are shirts buttoned all the way up, with a sweater that’s a bit too short over it.
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Photo Bomb No.2

the first photo bomb post (where i shared some flickr favourites) turned out to be pretty popular, so i have decided to make this into a series. the fact is that i discover far too many cool snaps on flickr to allow a post dedicated to each and every photographer, so this is a great way for me to share wonderful work with you.

i’m going to try to make these a bit more theme-y so that there is at least a common thread of some kind… this edition is dedicated to magical girls.

please click on each image to be taken to the original on flickr.

– by Ekaterina Grigorieva

– by Philipp Bartz

– by Maren Celest

– by Alison Scarpulla

– by Marina Refur

– by Tata Uskova

– by Melchior Tersen

– by Anna Arroyo

– by Yana Lozeva

– by Alena Chendler

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