Fashion

prints charming

July 16, 2018

I’m wild about the outfits the women are wearing in Roeqiya Fris‘ colour rich paintings. The play of pattern is divine. The Dutch-Egyptian illustrator says that, “Arab culture, nature, and fashion” all inspire her work. It’s a feast for the eyes. Have a look, or better yet, snap up a print at her Etsy shop.

Aussie summer

July 13, 2018

Sarah J Curtis is an Australian designer known for her flirty hats and bohemian frocks. Take me to the party is just the sort of statement I like for my head. Pair it with this lightweight, linen dress and you’re ready for anything –– beach, barbecue or bateau.

in the shade

July 6, 2018

This is the colour of the walls at the hotel we stayed at in Athens. This is colour of many of the neoclassical buildings on Syros, the island we holidayed on. Any rosé this light, is bound to be good. So let’s call this dress rosé pink, my new favourite shade of pink.

blousy

June 30, 2018

Tell me you don’t love this collar. The grosgrain! The ruffles! The bow! It’s hard to beat, in my book. I’d likely wear it loose over a light wash denim, or tucked into a flirty summer mini skirt. A hat is a must, shoes are optional.

let’s polka

June 18, 2018

Who can say no to polka dots, especially polka dots sur plage? This is one cool cozzy. I don’t do too much lying around the beach, but I think it’s as good for sun bathing as it is for chasing sprogs into the sea.

cult following

May 22, 2018

Here’s a an easy way to add drama to a simple summer dress, with rattan bangles the size of a salad plate. Cult Gaia is an L.A.-based designer that you may want to check out if you’re looking for standout accessories for summer. Think printed turbans, rainbow-coloured acrylic bags and malachite earrings to wear with your bangle. And what about this discreet little belt buckle?

add to cart

May 20, 2018

I am very much enjoying scrolling through the voluminous tops and high waisted pants over at Silvia Tcherassi’s online shop. The Colombian designer has a great sense of humour of whimsy. Just look at this polka dot romper and this fabulous high necked blouse. And look at the accessories. Who doesn’t want a handbag in the shape of a birdcage?

and the bride wore, Givenchy

May 20, 2018

“Resplendent” is how my friend Bianca described Meghan Markle in her Givenchy wedding gown. She truly was. I think we were all expecting something grand and frothy, so when she arrived, the epitome of modernity, restraint and elegance, the world over held its breath.

bag lady

May 16, 2018

The bigger the bag, the more we hoist around. Give your back (and yourself) a break and bring only the bare essentials. A wallet, phone and the key to your home would fit nicely into this adorable Zara cross body. And what about this darling gingham number from J.Crew? Go on, life’s heavy enough. Make it small, make it leopard.

chapeau

May 14, 2018

A flat, wide brimmed hat may be the topper for summer ’18. I keep seeing them about the place. It’s the very opposite of the one I wore last summer, a whimsical straw hat, with a crown tall enough to double as a bucket. I like this flat roof, but not enough to buy the Jacquemus version. Instead, I’ll pop into Zara and give this one a whirl. Yes, if the hat fits, I think you’ll do nicely.

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