Heinui FW16

if you’ve followed the blog for long enough you’d be familiar with the wonderful seasonal collections from Heinui, by french designer Claire Pignot. Claire actually also recently had a baby, who is now 3 months old – so i commend her on releasing the FW16 collection while navigating new motherhood! the fact that…

Valentino Ready-To-Paint

Spring 2017, i told you i’d be baaaaaaaack! well, i haven’t tackled every single designer of London, Paris and Milan cause that would be insanity… but instead decided to dedicate a post to my favourite of all: Valentinoooooooo (said in Oprah voice). according to Vogue, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli is an avid…

Matisse Eyes

it’s been 2 years since the The Cut-Outs exhibition debuted at the Tate in London, and Matisse has been on everyone’s lips ever since. i see his influence pop up all the time, from wallpaper to kids clothes. the latest: some cool jewellery and apparel items that i felt i needed to share.…

Jewels Sept

are you familiar with my Jewels posts? well sometimes i get overwhelmed with the wonderful array of new jewellery out there, and rather than dedicating a post to every single designer i compile a compendium of sorts instead. i’ve been numbering them in French (who KNOWS why) and this is…

A Painterly Spring

guys, following the fashion shows is exhausting. Spring 2017 is only in London now, which means Paris and Milan still have to come! i looked at (what felt like) hundreds of shows and realised I’d only scratched the surface of New York fashion week. so, instead of doing an exhaustive rundown…

Hats by Laura Apsit Livens

i can count the number of occasions i’ve worn a hat on maybe one hand. i just kind of feel like a fool when wearing one. do i look okay? is my hair sitting right? why does my forehead feel so sweaty? etc. but that doesn’t mean they don’t look…

Kate Miss

i thought i’d give you a little update on what the multitalented designer and thing-maker Kate Miss has been up to! a new jewellery collection and a bunch of prints, that’s what. and even though she doesn’t blog like she used to, her music mixes are still stellar.

Jujubunny

i had a rare few hours to myself this morning and so decided to go browse around the shops. and everywhere i went – h&m, Zara, Cotton On… i went straight to the kid’s section. i’ve lost almost all interest in clothes for myself (maybe cause i can only fit…

Crescioni Fall 2016

aaaaaaah, Crescioni. can you feel that? yes, it’s the smell of fresh leather and brass. Crescioni’s Fall 2016 collection is filled with these things, including all new handbags. better yet they now have an online shop, when previously you could only view their collections online. score! Crescioni handbags are an extension…

Bartaile C12: a versatile bag, and a giveaway!

Everything I can fit into my C12 backpack. so i was lucky enough to be sent a gift from an exciting new company Bartaile, their signature backpack the C12. the one reason i was keen on this bag was because it has a built-in padded laptop sleeve – and i have lugged my 15″ Macbook…

Nandi Naya

i discovered jewellery line Nandi Naya randomly while browsing one day, and judging by the name i wondered to myself if there was a South African link somewhere. turns out the designer behind the label is Hleziphansi Zita, and the line is named for her daughter, Nandi. Hleziphansi Zita was born and…

What would I buy from ASOS?

my husband was in London recently for work and i jumped at the chance to order a few things on ASOS. i hadn’t browsed there in so long because i gave up on shopping online internationally long ago – the customs duties! – and i found i was overwhelmed by what was available…

Caves Collect

a funny thing happens when you have a baby. besides the whole gaining weight and weird postpartum tummy deal, you just dress differently. well – i did. i can honestly say that for the first 10 weeks of his life i wore leggings, nursing tops and oversized checked shirts. that’s ALL. i…

Linen

i’ve been coming across a lot of great linen wear lately, and while i don’t actually own anything made from linen myself it might be time to invest in some key pieces. strangely enough these are all coming out of Lithuania (must be a linen hotspot?). just be careful that you…