boobs are making a bit of a… comeback? not that they were ever out of fashion, cause boobs have always been great. but they have permeated a lot of visual things lately like tees and tops and totes and calendars and think pieces. they’re almost like that weird pineapple trend, except less spiky.
i got unexpectedly caught up in a serious wedding frenzy when we got married, something i wasn’t anticipating. the excitement can turn even the most blasé and un-girly girl into a sudden pinterest addict. don’t get me wrong, it was fun. i look back fondly on my wedding induced madness.
Vuela has been one of my consistent sponsors for 3 years now (that’s like 27 years in internet time) so i’m excited to share their very first lookbook showcasing a wide array of homeware, apparel, jewellery & accessories by independent designers the world over. i’m really into that rope market basket and workaday handmade ceramics. Photography: Jennifer Young. shot in La Jolla in San Diego, California
one of the great perks about posting things i love is that it often connects me to the very makers that i blog about. one such example is Lina Rennell – the amazingly creative woman behind online shop Beklina whose own line i shared earlier this year. one thing lead to another, and now i am hosting an awesome giveaway with her…
Neira is one of my favourite fashionable people, just one look at her tumblr or her instagram puts a smile on my face. you may remember my first post about her bag line MOMO earlier this year. since then i have been spotting MOMOs all around town, and have been carrying my own black patent MOMO around relentlessly (it goes with EVERYTHING!) so i was really excited to see this new summer campaign, and asked her to tell me a bit about it…
usually when i discover something that i love i want to write and blog about it immediately. i don’t have much patience for waiting – probably because i’m too excited to get the word out. but sometimes i come across a project that’s still in the making, and i watch it unfurl and develop before i can share it. that’s what it was like following Akosua Afriyie-Kumi on Instagram, the creator behind Ghanaian bag line A A K S. every day she would post beautiful behind-the-scenes images like this and this and this, and finally her website was launched.
one of the weird highlights of my blogging ‘career’ has been getting emails from guys who want to propose to their girlfriends and need advice on an engagement ring. it’s a tough thing to give advice on, and such a personal choice too! my first piece of advice is always that you don’t need to buy a huge big diamond. in fact, you don’t need to buy a diamond at all.
NY based designer Emma Allen has been volunteering in Haiti since she was a teen. On a trip to seek out production capabilities, in the hopes of using her design skills to foster job creation, she met Chandler Hamilton and her husband and Josh – who have been working with artisans in Haiti for the past 4 years. together Chandler and Emma founded Fait La Force, which aims to encourage creativity and economic development in the country.