Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pretty Blues

Photo by Ellen McDermott

Chinese shoes by Polly Wrenford

Beautiful dress by Alexis Mabille

Photo by Max Doyle for Australia Vogue

Stylist Paul Joseph HooperPhotographer John Paul Urizar

BCBG Max Azria Collection embroidered tulle dress

Monday, 28 September 2009

Craft Project - Washing Powder Jars

The finished jars.
I have been looking for a couple of containers to hide the washing powders away in as they sit on top of my washing machine which is not behind a cupboard door. These blue enameled metal jars which I found in a homeware's store will be just perfect, once I have painted them cream to match the rest of my home.

First a coat of metal paint in white, Hamerite this I left for a day to dry before then spraying cream.

The washing jars next to a metal bucket I painted which keeps all the shoe polishes together.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Tickle Me

This is so cute, you can't help but giggle along.

The little creature is a Slow Loris which is a slow moving Strepsirhini primate from Borneo and the southern Philippines. They are hunted for their large eyes, which is prized for local traditional medicine, leaving them on the endangered species list.
I am now adding Slow Loris's to my wish list. If I was to ever win the lottery I have always said I will drop out of society and be a bare foot hippy on a quest to save Seadragons and now Slow Loris's.
What would you do if you won the lottery?

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Cosy Country Homes

Autumn is drawing nearer and the trees are starting to drop their leaves, I do like this season. Looking forward to walking through giant piles of leaves in London parks and drinking hot chocolate on a Sunday afternoons. Now my attention will be turning from the garden back into the home, and if I get any time I might do a spot of decorating, again...... my sewing room could do with some TLC
and maybe the spare bedroom could have a make over. Time for some tester pots and to patchwork a wall to see which one I like.

Photo from Marston and Langinger

Carrie and Company

Photo by Joseph De Leo
Robin Brown's home, photo by Steve

Photo by Robin Stubbert

Monday, 21 September 2009


Go on be girlie and wear flowers in your hair, try a silk flower decorated head band or simple ribbons and a home made fabric flower.

Photo by Anna Wolf
Stephanie Allin

Model Zippora Seven for Vogue Paris

Image from sexy panties and naughty knickers

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Dove Grey

Loving grey at the moment, in the home and especially in fashion. A very calming colour and will look stunning mixed with white, peach or blush tones.

Couture dress by Elie Saabs

Sensuous back of this dove grey dress by Elie Saabs

Smokey grey by sexy panties and naughty knickers
Jimmy Choo Tahiti, silver peep toe sandal shoes

Image available to purchase at Conde Nast

Cavania Jewellery

Phot by Jon Wayne Kishimoto
Luisa Beccaria's

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Beautiful Children's Rooms

Images of beautiful childrens rooms so calm and chic........ they don't stay that way for long! The trick is great storage, colour co ordinated boxes under the bed, on shelves and in or on the wardrobe. Faye & I would once a year do a good sort out and take unused/wanted toys to the school nursery or the local charity store, either before her birthday or Christmas. Although only for a very short while her room would look a little more organised.

Photo by Janis Nicolay

Photo by Steven Randazzo
Neutral creams for a calm and very chic kiddies room, photo from Romantiska Hem Blog

Saturday, 12 September 2009

New Beginnings

Yesterday saw the launch of the new and very exciting business venture, R&R Confidence. Lorraine (right)is the very better other half of a friend of mine, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Not only did she battle and come through smiling and very determined to live life she and her best friend Gina wanted to start their own business. Having found that the market was not bursting with suitable head scarves to help give women with hair loss gain their confidence back. They saw an opportunity to put their hard work and experience to even more use. Read their story by clicking here and to go to their website site to veiw their fabulous collection, friendship is a precious thing.
Well done & Good Luck girls. xxx

Summer Sun

The sun has been out for the last couple of days, and it's the last ho-rah of summer. I am finally getting a day off after many days of very hard work. We finished at the Autumn show on Wednesday in Birmingham and it took five hours to breakdown the stand, Christian, James and I were running! Drove home and then with the van packed Thursday we went straight to London and started to build the stand again for Top Drawer. It took two days to build this one as we all new what we were doing after the three days to complete Birmingham. I am going to do absolutely nothing but sit and enjoy the summer sun for possibly the last time this year. Croissants in bed and this months edition of Vogue which arrived in the week, ah the weekend, hope you all have a lovely relaxing one x

Gorgeous photos by Graham Shearer

I stumbled across a very talented textile artist Ann Wood. Her amazing fabric and paper creatings are simply stunning.

Alexis Mabilles Fall/Winter 2009, focus on satin, velvets and tulle

Gorgeous outfits by Leifsdottir, who are the same designers for Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Top Drawer Autumn 2009

Top Drawer Autumn 2009 to register click here.
This is a trade show for stores only, we look forward to seeing you there.

A few photos of our stand at the Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Need a new look for work

I need a new look for this Autumn and just loving this style, feminine and smart with very classy lines. Definitely a French influence going on here, now where is my credit card I feel a shopping spree coming on. Au revoir et salut. x

Images- 1/2/3 Stylist Jolyon Mason 2c
Image 4 is the gorgeous Sash Pivovarova for Elle photographer Mark Segal

Luisa Beccaria's Fall 08 collection full of the frilliest dress.
Audrey - Black wool silk capri pants and white halter trapeze top, clothing by Madina Vadache