snappy dresser

i don’t ever feature contemporary men’s fashion because (a) i have no interest in it and (b) 99% of the time it’s too metro looking for my liking. do people still use that term, metrosexual? well i hope you understand what i mean. it’s more about aesthetics really – i appreciate…

radley london

this is how to sell me something – pair nice accessories with beautiful bikes. done! sold! shoes & bags from radley london, images from their spring/summer 2010 catalogue. love that little scottie in their logo…

the tweed run

this put a big smile on my face this morning “What ho! 400 of London’s most sartorial Gents and most finely attired Ladies gathered in Chelsea on Saturday for the Tweed Run 2010 … this weekend brought bright sun and blue skies for a truly unique group ride around London.”…


as far as i can remember camper was one of the first famous international designer brands that opened a store in south africa (possibly in 2001/2? i remember going to the shop in the waterfront in my first year of university). their shoes were of such quality & so different from…

gibson girl

i don’t know who this lady is, but she absolutely stole the show in all the paris fashion week pics.

edit: i know who she is now, it’s uliana sergienko. yes sir.

{ all pics from mr. newton }

in case you’re wondering about the title, the Gibson Girl was the standard for feminine beauty in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century in the US…

First appearing in published illustrations in the late 1800s, the Gibson girl was the creation of American artist Charles Dana Gibson. Gibson’s art depicted the fashionable upper-middle-class society of his time, particularly a certain type of modern young woman. Independent, athletic, and confident, the Gibson girl was also pretty and feminine, illustrating some of the contradictions of modern womanhood at the turn of the twentieth century.

{ fashion encyclopedia }

some of his drawings:

an editorial from life magazine:

gibson girl paper dolls:


net-a-porter has a nice little get the look magazine feature on grace kelly right now


as far as i can decipher from google translating this blog, is that her name is oliwka (olive), her blog is called variacje (variations) and she lives in poland. she also has great taste – part lady like, part vintage, part masculine.

la leith clark

there’s a cute little little interview & featurette with lula magazine’s leith clark over at la garconne. [ leith in lover from turned out ]

Bumper Fashion Special No. 25

yoh, i haven’t done a bumper fashion special in a long time (and for that i apologise) – but i’ve been collecting so many great old & new finds lately so i thought it was about time i shared. shops / designers … thomsen:


hanneli mustaparta gets it right pretty much 100% of the time. (you should really visit her blog, too) images from mr newton

rodeo blue

sometimes i hop skip & jump between blogs and suddenly find myself at some swedish fashion site that makes me go – oh, hello. luckily chrome automatically translates foreign websites for me (thanks google). i’m still not really sure what’s going on at rodeo, but the shopping department has some nice stuff…

old & new

{click images for sources} i love this, and it’s something i’ve always wanted to do … except i find thrift stores so overwhelming as they’re usually incredibly unorganised (read: piles and piles of crap to sieve through). of course there are tons of etsy and ebay shops who sell wonderful…