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Birkenstock

soooooooo… Birkenstock, huh? as soon as the topic is raised someone will pipe up, “but i’ve been wearing them forever!” – and, it’s true. any reasonable person will tell you how comfortable they are. i practically lived in mine when i was a teen. my German sister in laws have been wearing them for decades. so it’s kinda cool to see them so de rigueur right now. i particularly love the Monterey black on black version (which, it turns out, are pretty hard to find!) and the white Arizona. not bad for a shoe brand that’s 240 years old.

you can buy them online at asos, net-a-porter, zappos and tons of other places!

Miss Moss // Birkenstock

image credits: A Portable Package // Stop It Right Now // LA Cool & Chic // The Sartorialist // afterDRK // Fashion Me Now // Style Limelight //  Modern Legacy // Arty Girls

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Sweet Look

sweet things + sweet looks. let’s not over think it.

earl grey cake with rhubarb cream + hanneli by easy fashion

caramel tart with apples and whiskey + a fine day for sailing

sticky toffee pudding + antonia siegmund by a love is blind

tapioca pudding with smoked sesame seeds + nao by vanessa jackman

lemon speculoos layer cake + chit chat by the locals

peach pie + claire by stockholm streetstyle

dark chocolate chiffon cake with fluffy rosewater frosting + katherine by trendycrew

lemon pound cake + the sartorialist

blueberry meringue pie + irina by streetstyle aesthetic

almond cream filled cardomom buns + tommy ton

dulce de leche + the sartorialist

banana cream pie + the locals

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Catch Up: Fashion

continuing with my mini-series of sorts called Catch Up. relevant to interiors, fashion, design etc. next up: Fashion.

a cute new Spanish fashion label called Royal Caballito:

everyone is raving about Block Shop Textiles:

the new Ermie collection photographed by Kate Miss:

outfits + landscapes by Cath:

everything by A.P.C. ever, available at La Garconne:

the new Maison Scotch collection:

Meredith Wendell makes nice bags:

Garance Dore’s feature on lamp designer Ana Kras:

a very wearable spring collection by Ulla Johnson:

Barbara Casasola’s Summer 2013 collection:

Vika Gazinskaya’s SS 2013 collection, inspired by her travels:

a very cool lookbook by Hixsept:

Sierra, a silk scarf collection by Las Coleccionistas:

and some street style i’ve been loving…

Natalia looking like a doll:

pink tones by all the pretty birds & trendycrew:

blue on blue by street peeper:

winter snaps by the sartorialist & glamcanyon:

natalie joos by stockholm streetstyle:

this classic look:

love the detailing of this Hermes shirt:

oh and by the way, Rachel Weisz totally won at the Globes.

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Still Wearing the Pants

i abandoned tumblr a fair few months ago because i simply could not keep up with so many bookmarking sites (and it feels like there are new ones popping up every day, which is pretty scary). since then i’ve been using Pinterest exclusively, but i really missed Wearing the Pants (which is archived for your pleasure) – so i started a new board with the help of style mavens Cath and Mariah. here are some recent favourite Wearing the Pants moments.

FLORALS! left: vanessa jackman / right: a love is blind

PATTERNED! left: a love is blind / right: citizen couture

WHITE & NAVY! left: the sartorialist / right: stockholm street style

COLOURFUL! left: stylesightings / right: atlantic pacific

RELAXED! left: dam style /  right: street peeper

CHECKED! both stockholm street style: left & right

BLAZERED! left: dam style / right: stockholm street style

TWEEDY! left: the sartorialist / right: garance doré

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Bon Appétit Deux

here are the next few Food & Fashion Mash-Ups i did for Bon Appétit Magazine - see them all here.

Recipe: Wheat Berries with Charred Onions and Kale
food photo by Randy Harris / street style by Stockholm Streetstyle

Recipe: Roasted Peppers with Nectarines
food photo by Mirabelle Marden / street style by Vanessa Jackman

Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by The Sartorialist

Recipe: Linguine with Clams and Fennel
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Vanessa Jackman

Story: The 10 Best Baguettes in America
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Pop Bop & Snap

Story: Curried Egg Salad in Mini Pitas
food photo by Marcus Nilsson / street style by Vanessa Jackman


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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Bon Appétit

i’m really excited to share the first Food & Fashion Mash-Ups series i did for Bon Appétit Magazine! which is a superb publication by the way, we don’t get it in South Africa but i was lucky enough to be given copies of their two latest issues. something i really appreciated was the beautiful design & layout of each issue – admittedly the first thing i look for in a magazine. i especially loved their story The Incredible Egg and the Insider’s Guide to Paris in their latest issue.

see the post here and keep a look out for a new one every week.

Recipe: The Softest Scramble
food photo by Peden + Munk / street style by Lee Oliveira

Recipe: Cherry-Almond Focaccia
food photo by Ditte Isager/street style by Le 21eme Arrondissement

Recipe: Watercress Soup
food photo by Jason Lowe / street style by The Sartorialist

Story: Schmear Campaign
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by The Sartorialist

Recipe: The Smoothest Flan
food photo by Peden + Munk / street style by Team Peter Stigter

Recipe: White Bean and Tuna Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Streetfsn


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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Beautiful Girls in New York

street style circa 1944, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for a series called beautiful girls in new york for Life. i really think fourties style has to be one of my favourites, though perhaps women in new york have just always looked amazing.

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Bumper Fashion Special No.29

i thought of covering some of the recent fall runway shows, but instead i’m leaving that up to kate who will be doing a little round-up as part of a guest series that’s going to kick off later this week! i’m moving into my new apartment this week, so i’ll be pretty busy packing, moving and unpacking – and i’ll be without internet for a while until i get my new home connected. luckily for me, and you, some of my favourite bloggers will be contributing guest posts while i’m away.

here’s a little bumper fashion special in the meantime…

kate profiled bag maker tim adam over at it’s what i’m into:

glass tower – a shoot for vamp photographed by kent andreasen:

cheralee featured over at refinery29:

madewell’s style profile of caroline de maigret:

brookes boswell millinery, handmade in brooklyn:

my eyes almost popped out when i saw the charlotte taylor a/w 2012 look pook over at honey kennedy:

milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre scarves at 30 cancan:

wolcott:takemoto fall 2012:

baron wells via wolfeyebrows:

vish! also via wolfeyebrows (thanks cath):

the loved one lookbook:

and the loved one’s hannah photographed for audrey and grace:

suno at la garconne:

frances baker via banana meet-cute:

diy chain bow necklace:

new ruche lookbook:

new stock at no.6:

russh magazine editor jess blanch looking great with that coat thrown over her shoulders:

… as does lauren remington platt:

nonoo s/s 2012 via honey kennedy:

and, solange knowles has a stylish blog:

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Food & Fashion

get ready for an entirely nonsensical post combining my love for food and fashion. outfits good enough to eat? food good enough to… um… wear? no matter! just enjoy it for what it is.

rosemary & walnut crepes /  paris x3

egg & avo sandwich / glamcanyon

dinner in brooklyn / style sightings

annabel ly / vanessa jackman

blueberry & lavender rhubarb jam / all the pretty birds

old fashioned pink lemonade / streetstyle aesthetic

bourbon chocolate milkshake / vanessa jackman

the ice creamists / style clicker

potato, celery root & sunchoke cream / vanessa jackman

lumberjack cake / streetpeeper

oh yes, i don’t follow many food blogs myself (just because it would be laughably impossible to browse on top of my already escalating subscriptions to hundreds of fashion, lifestyle and personal blogs) – so if i ever feel like some food inspiration i look to the amazing pinterest boards of su / i’m revolting, catherine / wolfeyebrows and alison / teenangster.

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