QEII Colour Chart

QEII Colour Chart

 

I love a good breakdown – especially of the ROY(al)GBIV variety. As you can see, this Vogue chart shows off The Queen’s penchant for bold block colours. It’s all very inspiring really – currently my wardrobe comprises of mostly black, navy, and more black. If Liz can rock the rainbow, perhaps I can too?

{Via War Paint & Roses}

Isabelle

I love this series, shot by Rebekkah Farrell and styled by Imogene Pyne for Rouse Magazine. There’s just something about the dated motel aesthetic that appeals to me – especially the scalloped walls. The clothes are gorgeous too, all wonderfully tailored numbers (mostly by New Zealand designers). Can I please have one of everything Juliette Hogan makes?

Isabelle by Rebekkah Farrell

Isabelle by Rebekkah Farrell

Isabelle by Rebekkah Farrell

Isabelle by Rebekkah Farrell

Isabelle by Rebekkah Farrell

Isabelle by Rebekkah Farrell

Collar lover

Loulou once again pulls the proverbial rabbit out of the hat with her new black brocade collars.  Each Phantom collar is made from silk, lined with silk taffeta and finished with a mini pompom trim. I’d like one to make the pastel Oxford shirts that everyone has this season (including moi) a little more rock n’roll.

Black Silk Brocade Collar

Black Silk Brocade Collar

Phantom Shirt Collar, £39 at Loulou Loves You.

Desert boots

I’m a little obsessed with Tanner desert boots. I now own four pairs, and pretty much wear them exclusively…! Made in Spain, they are really good quality – withstanding my daily thrashing. They also come in a multitude of great colours, plus they’re less than £30 a pair.

 

Pink & Blue Desert Boots

White Sand Desert Boots

 

 

Navy Desert Boots

Cute, no? I get mine at Macsamillion Of Oxford, at Oxford’s Covered Market. Hey, did you know most high quality leather in Europe comes from Spain? I didn’t but it transpires it’s where most of the Italian fashion houses source theirs.

 

Carven Map Dress

Dress of my dreams! Map of my desires! This silk dress from Carven features a re-coloured map print from the archives. If only I had a spare £455 – I’d buy it in a heartbeat. (You can buy it from MyWardobe if you do.)

Carven Map Dress

Gorgeous, no? I’m off to Oxfordshire tonight for a weekend of cinema, rambling, good company, and a few lovely meals. I’m sure all the while I’ll be thinking of this dress…

Have a great weekend, lovelies!

Keep candles handy

(Warning: fashion boobs ahead) I’m really into double exposure right now. And this 2009 spread from i-D magazine called Keep Candles Handy, featuring  Alana Zimmer, is a great example of it done well. The interesting and varied textures marry well with strong silhouettes… producing ghostly, beautiful photographs.

Keep Candles Hand - iD magazine

Keep Candles Hand - iD magazine

Keep Candles Handy - iD magazine

Keep Candles Handy - iD magazine

Just some great eye-candy.

Sydney Side Up

Sydney Apartment - King's Cross Station Sign

Sydney Apartment - Book Rack

Sydney Apartment - Living Room
Sydney Apartment - Sunroom

Steve’s Sydney apartment has it all. Twin chestnut chesterfields, a sun-room peppered with hanging plants, and an appropriately seedy King’s Cross sign. In particular the stacked and strapped filing cabinet wall of storage is an idea I’d like to steal, and a giant mirror wouldn’t go amiss in my house either.

Scooch on over to Apartment Therapy for all the pictures and to read about the inspiration behind it. Meanwhile, I’m still be busily scouring the classifieds for the perfect couch…