I am generally always in awe of people who bite the bullet and go it on there own, to realise that thing they have been thinking of for a while and actually make it real.
So massive claps for my friend Ally who recently launched her own online store Kinobi based in Melbourne, Australia. Ally has such a great eye and impeccable taste which is very evident in all the amazing products she has on offer, take a look for yourselves here.
Amelia Pemberton Photography
My little sister Amelia is back from Uni and recently re-did her website. I absolutely love these pictures she took of our little friend, Emily Jane Birkin. The coolest and naughtiest kid I know, who one day will be dressed as a vampire and the next as a princess, who likes to draw on anything from slate to wallpaper and occasionally moonlights as an explorer.
These pictures make me feel about 3 years old again - something that is kind of magical. See more of Amelia’s pictures here.
Recently returned from a sunny trip to Corfu with my friend Sarah, most days spent lounging by the pool or walking to the nearest taverna. This old striped cotton nightie I picked up a while ago was the perfect throw on piece. Worn with Kurt Geiger sunglasses, Julie Verhoeven tote and Birkenstocks.
A mixture of being away a lot, Moon magazine issue 2 to organise, work being extremely busy and sorting out my new place this blog has fallen to the wayside slightly…this is what I have been up too….
1.Enjoying the weird cold/warm weather which results in slightly confused dressing. Wearing vintage jumper, Kurt geiger sunglasses, ya ya shorts and Gucci loafers.
2.Spent a lovely evening with my favourite boy friends and boyfriend enjoying rather too many cocktails and listening to my talented friend Tom gatecrash Shoreditch house’s piano with his amazing jazz tunes.
3.An amazing weekend in Devon spent at my cousin’s den to celebrate their birthday, wearing a See by Chloe dress that was a rather super birthday present from my little sister Chloe.
4.One of many incredible dinner’s at the den cooked by my wonder chef cousin, Rosie.
5.Trying to make friends with my cousin Monty’s shetland to no avail.
6.Lift selfie at work wearing an old Topshop dress, french work men’s jumper from a car boot and Feiyue trainers.
7.Like a grannies attempt at TLC’s notorious boxer short/jean combo. An accidental happening one saturday when I found the pairing of my boyfriend’s jeans and said granny pants to achieve this outcome. Still not sure what I think…
8.Best surprise recently, walking into Wardour News in Soho to see MOON stocked there - totally made my day!
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A Postcard From…..
Camilla Babbington, Lolita Jacobs, Morwenna Lytton Cobbold, Sarah De Mavaleix
I was so excited when I was asked by photographer Gemma Booth to style some girls for her new project, A Postcard From….
'documenting female icons and models in their homes and hang-outs, uncovering their hidden talents, individuality and and personal style.'
We had great fun travelling to Manchester to shoot my friend, model, Camilla Babbington then on to Knebworth to shoot Morwenna Lytton Cobbold. A Eurostar to Paris took us to meet the Lovely Lolita Jacobs and Sarah De Mavaleix.
For the full shoots and lots of other awesome girls and interviews head to http://www.apostcardfrom.me
All girls above Photographed by Gemma booth and Styled by me.
All White Long….
Haha was too hard too resist such a cheesy title!
When styling shoots I often come across pieces that I cannot resist, normally these pieces come with a hefty price tag and are out of the reach of my wallet. However, I was happy to discover on a recent editorial that a pair of trousers that had caught my eye were in fact from ASOS and extremely affordable.
Recently I have got really into wearing all white, there’s something about an all-white look that looks super crisp, and at the same time quite Tomboyish and strong. The masculine cut of these trousers and turned up cuff work perfectly with my large collection of white tees and a pair of Birkenstocks, but add a platform pair of heels and white tuxedo and you’re suddenly channeling Bianca Jagger.
Best thing is they are currently on sale! I say the sizing is slightly on the larger size so if you’re normally a size 8/10 get the size 8.
Inside Space - Natalie Bennett
Took some snaps of Natalie in the beautiful boat she shares with her boyfriend. Before we started filming we were treated to an amazing homemade carrot cake and coffee, nattering away about accidental ebay purchases (her boyfriend, Ollie bought a vintage Mercedes on a whim on a train journey home), vintage fairs and the merits of cooking without using sugar. The carrot cake in question was sugar free but still super tasty.
We finished filming and sat on the deck drinking prosecco in the afternoon sun. My sister Chloe so impressed that she too, wants to live on a boat… and why not? After seeing Natalie and Ollie’s amazing place I can see why!
So excited to share a brand new Inside Space video, featuring designer Natalie Bennett on her canal boat in Little Venice. Shot by the super Primrose Productions. Enjoy!
A recent shoot I styled with the gorgeous Brazilian babe, Cris from Premier.
Ralph Lauren turtleneck sweater
MiH The Marrakesh jeans
I have started working on the new series of inside space and a couple of weekends ago went to go and visit my friend Natalie in her house boat.
The jacket was bought the same morning at a car boot for a tenner and is basically a longer version of a jacket I already own.
Every time I go vintage shopping I am always constantly drawn towards old french workwear. I am still trying to find an elusive pair of Le mont St.Michel full length dungarees in the perfect wash with lots of patching (basically my dream dungarees). The fit of the jacket was so good I couldn’t part with it even though my wardrobe, which is currently taking over my whole room, would be a lot happier if I didn’t.
Worn with a vintage stripy shirt, vintage Levis, chelsea riding boots, Cos bag and a really cool vintage brooch that I lost the same day.
With my birthday on the approach next week I have started making a mental wish list of all those dream items that could await my arrival, wrapped up in paper on the kitchen table, ready to be hastily opened. In the sort of fevered excitement that only a birthday can conduce.
My very organised little sister who is currently living in Cornwall has already handed over a bag of parcels wrapped in brown paper, the bag is currently hidden from view in my room, so there is no early opening temptation.
Although most birthdays wish lists are ignored. Instead I always manage to get lots of surprise presents, which I am sure this year will be in the form of homewares and ‘useful’ items. I even asked my brother to buy me a good cooking knife which made me suddenly feel about 40years old.
My favourite kind of present is normally of the homemade variety, it’s just so much more special to receive something that has been created just for you. I made my brother a personalised game of Guess Who featuring all his friends which went down rather well, and another time I bought a bunch of polaroids and took tonnes of pictures at his 30th and made them into an album. It’s presents like that you want to keep forever. So for any friend reading this what I really want is a photo album crammed full of pics!!
Anyway to completely contradict what I have written here is a wish list of things that have caught my eye lately…
1.Love this colourful jigsaw puzzle like phone case by Design Vagabond.
2. I am a massive fan of Reformation and wanted the Charles dress when it came out last year, and now it’s out again. The fact that I still like it after a year is definitely a good sign.
3. This Olympia Le Tan bag is currently on ebay so for anyone out there with a bigger budget than me it’s a pretty special purchase.
4. I don’t know what it is about this ring by designer Hattie Rickards maybe its all the multi coloured gems, the fact that the inner gold piece spins around or that it looks like a sweet, but I absolutely love it.
5. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a bit of a thing for black boots, case in point I think I own about 15 pairs. This pair from ASOS in black leather could easily become no.16.
6. A big fan of colour and using old materials these handmade rugs by Serpent Sea are a really nice way to add some colour to a room.