January 11, 2015

2015.

Image by Días de Viaje

"2015 - a venture into the world that lies in front of you, all around you and still ahead of you. It's a new year but not a new you for you are already a wondrous hunter of magic and a warrior of the night."

That was the card she held onto. Everything else was going - the length in her hair, the clothes in her closet, even the city that she had grown up in. He was right - this wasn't time for a new her for she loved the woman she had become. This instead was a time experience more of that world, time to have more of it behind her than in front. Time for a less familiar city and new quests worthy of the wondrous huntress that she was.





Boohoo.com SS15

For that she would need materials that carried with them not memories but possibilities running through their threads. 


January 10, 2015

That Skirt.

I'm currently on the lookout for my perfect denim skirt; that a-line buttoned-down above knee light blue dream. The ultimate transitional piece that works as well with faux furs and shearling as well as it does a light lace or Breton bright. Go for a retro Jane Birkin inspired mini or a cool seventies 'mum' look with a reserved knee length number.


http://www.pandorasykes.com/





How to Style.

Top L-R: Topshop, Reformation, Urban Outfitters
Bottom L-R: ASOS, Pixie Market, See by Chloe

January 6, 2015

Conference Caller.

A dashing vision of tailored strength - a man of passion, force and fortune. The kind of man that knows not just what he wants and how to get it but understands your infinite value and how to keep you. The kind of man that has you exactly where you want to be.

So next time he lifts you onto that conference table and asks; 'Did you wear that specifically?', you can just tilt your head back and smile, your coy smile.




Conference Caller.

Top L-R: Chromat, Topshop, Edge O'Beyond, Edge O'Beyond
Bottom L-R: Lonely, Dita von Teese, Hopeless

January 4, 2015

Duende.

She was a work of art - a portrait of style that had too much life and charm to ever hang on your wall. Her eyes would move you from any corner of the room and her smile transfix and inspire. Men found themselves in her moods for she was their muse, their canvas and their critic. 




Top L-R: Reformation, WarehousePixie Market, Urban Outfitters
Bottom: Aspinal of London, Pixie MarketReformation, Kurt Geiger


December 26, 2014

To Feel Dizzy.

Just a little rush, babe.
To feel dizzy, to derail the mind of me.
Just a little hush, babe.
Our veins are busy but my heart's in atrophy.
Any way to distract and sedate.
Adding shadows to the walls of the cave.






How to Style.

Top L-R: Topshop, Topshop
Bottom L-R: Folkster, FCUK, ASOS

Lyrics 'Sedated' by Hozier

December 25, 2014

Blau Bought.

Here's a look at my most recent purchases and gifts x


Top L-R: Zara, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Boohoo
Bottom L-R: Cotton Face Vintage, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Topshop

December 19, 2014

Nava Flat Iron.


Dipping my feet back into the world of beauty and reviews I was delighted to try out new brand Nava. The Nava Flat Iron is a dynamic styling tool is designed with 100% solid ceramic plates that distribute heat evenly across the iron. Even heat distribution eliminates damaging hot spots and straightens the hair with one single pass. 


I have naturally quite curly hair with a strong kink and loved the versatility of this Nava Flat Iron. This appliance allows me the option of just softening some unruly curls to loose natural flick or wave, or a more sophisticated straight finish. Best of all the temperature control allows you to adjust the heat to your comfort level and avoid that dried out after effect. The Sutra Flat Iron also uses FAR Infrared Technology, a form of heat that mends broken hair cuticles, resulting in softer, healthier and shinier hair and so alleviating my hair-care concerns. 




The Nava flat iron will be sold exclusively in the UK and its UK based website - retails at £79.99.

December 17, 2014

#StepIntoTheStory






The best gift I ever received for Christmas was from a great love. He created a private Winter Wonderland in his tiny box room. I was crowned Queen for a day; queen not of ice and not of snow but of a magical kingdom of lights all a glow. My land was as white as his cotton sheets and everything the fairy-lights touched was ours. A trail of tiny boxes lead the way to my makeshift throne and in each was a small gift as a sort of stepping stone stocking fillers.

For the best gift is true attention - attention to detail, attention paid to the likes and whims of a loved one, and most of all taking the time to let them be the focus of your attention - let them be the king or queen of Winter Wonderland this Christmas.




Visit Kildare Village and embrace the festive spirit within a wonderful world of retail luxury and indulgence. Enjoy exceptional offers, late-night shopping and eateries guaranteed to restore festive cheer, alongside special seasonal events and surprises




December 16, 2014

Sweater Weather.

For that city girl with her world in a whirl - from the daily grind to party time let there be warmth and cheer without the spillage of beer. From day to night she has her festive spirit wrapped up tight - with all her party attire safely stowed in her trusty backpack she's in plenty of time to belt out some of the old Rat Pack.


"Oh by gosh, by golly,

It's time for mistletoe and holly,

Fancy ties and Grandma's pies

And folks stealing a kiss or two,
As they whisper Merry Christmas to you..."






All from Modcloth


From a last minute present shopping dash across town to a merry toast with family and friends I can't wait to wear my Christmas jumper or cosy cardigan.


Check out Modcloth.com for more festive inspiration x




December 12, 2014

Stocking Fillers For Him and Her.

For Him.
The Big Lebowski pencils from OneUp designs, Ernest Hemingway quote print by Ryan Sheffield, waxed canvas saddle bag by Anhaica Bagworks, das Horn from the Joy Store, Wes Anderson inspired phone case by Very Troubled Child and The Barber Beard Bourbon from The Greedy Pig.



For Her.

Bag from Topshop, Sylvia Plath quote print by Ryan Sheffield, pencils from Miss Poppy Designs, mug from Urban Outfitters, Wes Anderson inspired phone case, and Andrea Garland Hydrating Violet Facial Oil


December 2, 2014

Queen of Hearts - Next 'Christmas Wish List'

For the Queen of Hearts - buy her something to wear while your apart. Present to her your heart to pin upon her sleeves and your love to shuffle and deal. For this is the trickster who in whose house you will always win.


Richard Prince

All from Next 

May 2, 2014

Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone.

There is a war inside my core.
I hear it fight, I hear it roar.
Go ahead, go ahead.
Lay your head where it burns.


A devil's hand across my heart,
As we dance through the dark.
So go ahead, go ahead,
Love me deep, until you can't.


Images vis Blauland
Lyrics 'Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone' Lykke Li