Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Plum Tart

I know this has nothing to do with fashion, make up or anything like that but we all have to eat!  My mom is visiting from California and I wanted to have a proper afternoon tea. 

Soda Bread

I have always loved to cook but my fear of making bread is now over. It is really easy to do thanks to some encouragement from my friend Maud. She is from Paris so bread is pretty much second nature to her. I have a good teacher!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Viva Las Vegas

Daria for Vogue Paris 

I Loved this story for French Vogue. It really sets the mood for Spring Summer. The colours are like fruit punch and Daria is just beautiful as a 60s (Vegas) chantuese. Vegas seems to be a huge inspiration for Spring. Especially Elvis in his not so hot years. I never thought that those white embellished bell bottoms would be desirable but Balmain has re made them and they are..gorgeous. 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Bandana Print

top and jeans, Isabel Marant
 Cardigan, Acne
Bag, A. Wang
Shoes Converse

I am not great at having my picture taken, but thought it would be fun to do an occasional photo diary of my clothes. This bandana shirt was one of my favorite purchases last spring and the jeans were bought in the fall. I pretty much live in jeans. I like to wear girly stuff too, but always with a casual, laid back vibe.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Flaming Dust

Karen Elsen


 I am a blonde and have never gone red.  My mom is a redhead and said that I didnt have the right skin tone for red hair. I wish I did as I think that it is sooo sexy and chic to have that orangy red 50's colour.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

T Shirt and Jeans on Sunday no 2

via layers and Swathes

Love everything about this outfit. I need these jeans.


This was a really fun make up job because I got to work with my gorgeous and talented friend Maud. Her band also titled Maud is releasing an album (the Navigation) soon. Check her out! 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


When its still cold and slightly grey, here are some realistic ways to channel Spring is actually warm. I am ready for light weight shirts/T's and some cute short denim in a nice sunny colour. I just want to shed the winter down and be freeee.

Hanne Gabby
Acne SS12
Isabel Marant SS12
Street Peeper: Erin Wasson

License to Drive!!

Car made out of beer cans

I passed my driving test today. I have actually held a California license for a long time but-unfortunately I have had to pretty much start all over. Driving in London is really different for obvious reasons. Anyways, I found my dream car! Getting insurance might be a problem. I wonder if my car seat fits in the back? Ha Ha 

Monday, 20 February 2012


Carine Roitfeld Irreverent

This was the best present I got for Christmas. What an amazing lady. The images in this book, plus the personal memoirs of her long career are reminiscent of a time when fashion was less of a business and more about creativity and fantasy. She never compromised her vision and played it safe...Thank god for that!

Summer Jewels

Summer Jewels

Aurélie Bidermann chain jewelry
£775 -

Aurélie Bidermann shell ring
$210 -

Isabel Marant glass bead earrings
$95 -

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Acne Cruise

Acne Cruise Collection 2012

£400 pounds for a denim jacket that is totally shredded? All in the name of fashion! Acne is my fav Swedish export but really? I do think that this collection is rad although I will be re creating it with bits that I already have. Except maybe that blue dress...

Friday, 17 February 2012


Corrine Day for UK Vogue 2005

Corrine Day 2008
Audry Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday Trailer

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

My Bobble

I have found my new bobble sooo useful. I think that the bottled water market is really wasteful. This bpa free plastic bottle is both stylish and refillable AND it purifies the nasties from tap water as well. They come in lots of colours and sizes and even do jugs for home use.  I have bought the blue one, but at yoga yesterday I noticed my neighbour had a mini one in Red Green and Gold. Now I kind of need the Rasta bobble. The creator of this fun little accessory (from New York) totally got it right. 

Buy Bobble here

Monday, 13 February 2012

Sonia Rykiel SS12 by Cedric Buchet

Sonia Rykiel can do no wrong. She just epitomizes Parisian chic. This summer i will be rocking body suits and skirts. I love the bags and the yellow bike too! 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Seriously Good

I loooove this cleanser. I was surfing the aisles of my local health food shop and struck gold! It is Camelia and Rose gentle hydrating cleanser from Pai. This product smells divine, which despite the fact that it really works,is reason enough to love. This is especially  good if your skin is really dry and sensitive. I am telling you, once you try this you will be hooked. I was so impressed with this that I am really keen to try some more of their products. 

Click here to buy.

My Favs

My Favs

My Favs by yellowstone57 on

 These are the things that I NEED every day. I used to use Chanel foundations, but the Tom Ford Traceless foundation is my new best friend. It is very sheer but does cover the redness. Regardless of what type of skin day I am having,it makes me look fresh. Plus, the foundation brush is awesome. I have tried a million different lip balms but always return to Carmex, a trusty fav with SPF. The other two products make me look alive. Chanel's bronzers are not too orange or brown and the colours can double up as warm eyeshadow. I use the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge on cheeks and lips and the best colour is...Powder Pink of course!

Benefit BADGal Waterproof Eye Pencil
$20 -

CARMEX Cherry Lip Balm
€6 -

Tom Ford Beauty Foundation Brush
$70 -

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Isabel Marant ankle booties

Isabel Marant ankle booties

Isabel Marant ankle booties (see more isabel marant booties)

I have wanted these boots for a while. They sell out so quick! I really wanted the black but couldn't get hold of them. The camel colour is divine as well...hmmm soo I factored in the cost per wear policy(bit the bullet) and got them. 

Friday, 10 February 2012

Emanuelle and the Voguettes do Wham

This video is so cute. The editor of French Vogue (Emanuelle Alt) is not only gorgeous but funny too!  She loves Wham so they decided to do a rendition of Wake me up. This will put a spring in your step. Happy Friday!

Thursday, 9 February 2012


Love Magazine S/S 11 Three Covers (Love Magazine)

Love Magazine S/S 11 Three Covers (Love Magazine) (clipped to

Love Magazine always has the most amazing covers. The pompadour and her freckles look hot. A friend of mine was on this shoot. They wanted to do a sexy smokey eye but Kate insisted they make her look like a boy. The result is stunning. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Missing California

via that girl Lucy

After a long cold winter and a week of snow in London, these pictures make me miss home.  


What makes us tick? We all have something. For my husband it is music, for my two year old son it is cars. What makes me tick? I spent most of my adult life as a make up artist. Well, loosely speaking I have spent most of my adult life as a sales person for something or another. I don't love sales. I know what I love. This is a blog about the things I love... Stay tuned.