Wednesday, 30 December 2009

A Room With A View

A friend that lives in New York took these pictures from his roof and around the city. Love the colour of the sky in these. It was after a storm.

Merci Frenchy!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Inspirational women: Anna Piaggi

Ok so she hasn't got the prettiest face, but what Anna Piaggi lacks in beauty she makes up for in colour and creativity. She is a striking peacock of style. Anna Piaggi we salute you!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Caught in a NecRomance!

I was in LA recently and stumbled upon the most amazing shop! NecRomance is a boutique on Melrose that specializes in taxidermy. It sells everything from beetle sequins to angel winged mice. There was also a bridal mouse with her groom that I loved. They do mail order too! I'm getting a deer hoof for a door knocker!

If you're disturbed by dead animals posing as flying angels you could always go for a more tasteful work of art by someone like Liz Mcgrath who does tattooed animal sculptures. Adele Mildred also does the cutest animal paintings.


Lettre a D. - Histoire d'un Amour (Letter to D. Story of a Love) Andre Gorz

84 year old French philosopher Andre Gorz wrote a love letter to his terminally ill wife , Dorine, which resulted in a bestseller "Lettre a D. Historie d'un Amour". Possibly one of the sweetest reads ever. Anyway, it makes you think.
This is the article if you get the chance to read or go get the book. Tissues to hand!

 and this is them

Fashion over function

It’s difficult to have a conversation about the Alexander McQueen SS10 show without someone exclaiming “OMGTHESHOESDIDYOUSEETHESHOES?!”. They are rumoured not to be going into production, but the enigma that is Daphne Guinness, Queen of couture, has managed to get her hands on a pair. Standing at 12 inches tall with a 7 inch heel and 5 inch platform, they are not for the faint hearted…. I want to try a pair just to see if I could walk in them – fashion over function, always.

Of course this is not the first time Daphne has pushed the sartorial boat out.... in Nina Ricci SS09 heel-less wonders..

Round of applause for Daphne!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Random picture post: numéro un


The Sharp Shoulder.

sage words indeed...

Theda Bara

Theda Bara, the American silent film actress was one of the most popular screen actresses of her era, and was one of cinema's earliest sex symbols.  Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname "The Vamp" (short for vampire) which soon became a popular slang term for a sexually predatory woman. 

Theda Bara made more than 40 feature films between 1914 and 1926. Only six of these films still exist in their entirety.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

i-Drink true blood

AMAZINGly eerie editorial from Winter '09 i-D -  The Flesh and Blood Issue
Do we spot a 2010 trend?