Monday, October 20, 2014

all black everything

Vogue Germany

Things that are big, too big, with slivers of gold and long skirts and messy, scrunched-up hair. So what else is new?


Sunday, October 19, 2014

everything precious

In that cali state of mind... Been reading Anjelica Huston's memoir, been cooking a lot of mexican, been wanting to wear blue jeans and white tee shirts all the time, been listening to joni mitchell, been dipping my toes in the ocean. I like it.


Saturday, October 11, 2014


Only meant to post a couple of images from this photo series, but couldn't help myself. I found Polly Brown's work through the New Yorker's Picture Desk, which highlights the best photographic work across the interwebs. And isn't this great? It reminds me of The Gentlewoman, all sharp angles and high contrast and bright, rich colours, dripping luxury, smelling of Bergamot oil. And also, strangely, the pictures made me all excited for summer - sun and salt and bottles of rose and silk and cool marble. Dreamy.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

so glossy

All the cool girls love Glossier, so naturally, I wanna love it too. Anyway, what's not to love? Simple products that focus on skin (skin is in, haven't you heard?), pink accents, funky-ass stickers (!!!!!!) and that  inimitable cool as fuck thing that Into the Gloss has going on constantly. Like, seriously, I am a girl that never wears make up and rarely does anything to my skin, including cleanse (whatever, judge me as you will), but I want these products so damn bad I'm considering ordering through some dodgy mail forwarding service in order to get my hands on them. Gimme, gimme, gimme.


ps. Love girl number three EmRata as much as me? Well I interviewed her, you can read about it here

this is what I miss

This is what I miss. Sitting outside with a friend in the middle of the morning, waiting for coffee (or maybe tea) (or maybe both) (or maybe some cake) (or maybe it all), not worrying at all how long it's taking, because we've got all the time in the world, no need to rush, no worries mate, no worries.


Monday, October 6, 2014

I got bangs! My hair is so now

If someone doesn't talk me out of it soon I'm gonna get my hair cut just like this. There are many things I would like to single white female Suki Waterhouse over (best friend, dollar$, boyfriend, obviously) but right now all I can think about is that hurrrrrr.


when is paris...

... ever a bad idea? Kinga Burza makes it all look so simple. [I wanna go to Paris, I wanna go to Paris, I wanna go to Paris and never leave.]


Sunday, September 28, 2014

lost in translation


Looking forward to doing a bit of this when I'm back here in Tokyo next week (!). If you have any tips please email me! My plans so far include: going to the rose bakery and eating carrot cake, lining up for gyoza in Harajuku and sitting in parks and reading books. Dreamy.


ps. yes, I am watching this movie in preparation for my holiday.

just right

Anyone else feel like Tommy Ton is on his GAME this fashion week? His pictures are the best they've ever been. The past couple of seasons street style has left me pretty cold but this season there's something playful, something a little bit magical about Tommy's pictures. They're fun. I'm not sure I can quite explain it, but this picture is exactly what I want to wear at the moment. Just right.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

books, books, books

I'm about to pop away for a few quick days to Japan, which means - among other things - time to read books again. I've been trying to keep a list of all the stuff I read, but it's become a bit of a fruitless exercise lately (and I've been reading a lot for work). It's nice to keep everything in order. Anyway: 

Books I've read lately. David Nicholls - Us (Got a galley copy from work, read it over one weekend while curled up - mostly - in bed. I liked it, but only really the flashback stuff. What does that say about me? Starter for 10 is his best, anyway.) 
Margaret Drabble - Pure Gold Baby (Read it with a piece of cinnamon cake. Light and blissful.) 
Ian McEwan - The Children Act (Oh, this was kind of disappointing. Not enough dialogue.)
Ben Aaronovitch - Broken Homes (This is my guilty pleasure. It's a cop book. With magic! Lol). 
P.G Wodehouse - Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus (A re-read. But I needed more guilty pleasure, and a little bit of silliness.) 

Books I'm looking forward to reading. Curtis Sittenfeld - Prep (Coming of age. High school. Girls. Give it to me.) 
Lena Dunham - Not That Kind Of Girl (Oh I kind of hate myself for saying this but it's true. I wanna read it. If only so that I can do that awful girl thing and rip it to shreds with my friends.) 
Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton - Women in Clothes (I'm SO excited for this. It's on its way to me as we speak. Gonna read and re-read this until it gets here.)

Taking suggestions for things to read! And places to go in Tokyo (especially cafes and coffee shops and nice little places)! Comment or send me an email!