A SPRING RITUAL...

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
1. Take off duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases.2. Take duvet cover, sheets, pillowcases, mattress protector, cumbersome winter and summer duvets to the launderette.3. Insert coins....insert more coins, wash the above items.4. Read Geoff Dyer and intermittently glance at some of the no less than 47 different signs on the wall telling you what you may and may not do in the launderette.5. Transfer

PROFIT AND LOSS...

Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Ohhh, I want to stamp my feet and fling myself into a ball on the sofa. Because I saw these RetroSuperFuture Lucia Havana sunglasses in Liberty but couldn't justify the £90 price. And now they've put the price up to £130. Why is life so desperately cruel and unfair, I ask you. I'm over it now.

AWKWARD IN AVALON...

Thursday, 22 April 2010




A bit of awkward photoboothing on a Thursday morning, wearing my Toujours Toi & Family Affairs Avalon dress for Nina, Queen of the Awkward Photobooth (TM).

Below is the press text I wrote for the spring/summer 10 collection, Coup de Foudre, which the dress is from:

Coup de Foudre is the name of the spring summer 2010 collection from Toujours Toi & Family Affairs. Coup de Foudre means a

SUBWAY...

Monday, 19 April 2010
I almost forgot to mention that Bruce Davidson's incredible, no - stunning Subway series of photographs is on display at Tate Modern. I didn't know about it beforehand (in fact, there's barely a mention of it on the Tate site), but seeing these up close was well worth an afternoon of being surrounded by hoards of extremely irritating French schoolchildren brandishing clipboards all over the place

90s VIDEO SUNDAY...

Sunday, 18 April 2010
I can't stop watching this video (but it gives me unfortunate visualisations of Damon Albarn being drunk and unable to, um perform). In any case, I miss Justine - why isn't there anyone as cool as her?

PURSUITS OF SPRING...

Friday, 16 April 2010


There are certain things I do every spring, that I don't do during the winter. I start to buy flowers and plants. I leave the house willingly, often with camera in hand.

I go for cream teas, afternoon teas and every other kind of teas. And this, thank you iphoto, solves the long standing mystery of why I always gain 10 pounds by the beginning of every summer.

{photos from Aprils 07, 08 and

SIMPLE PLEASURES...

Wednesday, 14 April 2010
I can't actually stop putting this Liberty/Merci tape (sold out now I think) on pretty much everything I own.

BEIGE...

This morning I found myself thinking about the traditional fashion press vs. Tavi as blogger target practice debate. I've read a lot of guff from affronted journalists and actually not much from fashion bloggers. Maybe I just haven't been looking in the right places, or maybe it doesn't matter much - the affronted wailing of journalists could be considered death throes, as they topple off their

ON A SIMILAR THEME...

Monday, 12 April 2010
Hello Lover.

THOMSEN...

Saturday, 10 April 2010
To be filed under why on earth did I not know about Thomsen before? Must be losing my touch. I hate to post stuff people will see on other blogs so you'll do that thing of momentarily not realising which blog you're looking at, but......come on! Parisian label making perfectly cut shirts (oh, and shirtdresses) + Liberty prints + Caroline de Maigret in the campaign = major swooning attack on a

SO EASILY SWAYED...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010
All the things the internet has made my brain think I want during the past month or so: Hair like Anouck's in the Aubin & Wills catalogue:An Amanda Wachob tattoo - I mean, I'm in the market for a new tattoo, but those are insane, in the best way. (If this is the one day my dad decides to read my blog - oops, he just went into cardiac arrest.) Japan! I must cross the threshold of always saying

THE GENTLEWOMAN...

Monday, 5 April 2010
Thoughtful, intelligent, calm, rational, focused, refreshing; you want to plonk it in the hands of people who think you're a silly airhead for being interested in fashion and go, "There. That's why. OKAY?" Those are the notes I wrote after first reading The Gentlewoman. It's been hanging around in my flat for a week or so and I've found myself picking it up to read again and again. Yes, to read,