sugar and spice

April 11, 2018

I’ve always loved the fabulous clash of bright red and shocking pink, but increasingly, I’m enjoying the softer shades of rose paired with a dark burgundy. The colours in this outfit are gorgeous, more chic and subtle than their high wattage sisters. And who can live without a bag that looks like a mini hat box?

linked in

April 4, 2018

My grandmother often wore cufflinks, and I found it so chic. Because I love anything monogrammed, I can see myself wearing large gold discs with my initials engraved into them. These 1950s Cartier fans are gorgeous, and so are these lapis beauties. Andrew Grima designed stunning cufflinks, and one can never go wrong with Tiffany knots. But iron my shirts as crisply as my grandmother did, that I’ll never do.


April 4, 2018

Not everyone can pull of le mix & match, but this girl’s doing it with aplomb. I love her outfit –– it’s chic, off centre, and totally comfortable. Trifecta complete, in my book. I might trade in the shark teeth sandals for a pair of Converse, or a good looking mule. But that’s me. Everything else, I’m nicking.

cat eye

March 29, 2018

I own a lot of sunglasses, and now I’ve got my eye on this Gucci cat eye that reminds me so much of my Great Auntie Polyxene’s glasses, that I feel I must have them. She was small like me, even in chunky heels, but she always wore her lilac hair in a bouffant on the top of her head which gave her an inch or two more. She would have loved these glasses, little white crystals and all. At Christmastime she used to give me money, $50 dollars or so, and tell me to go out and buy myself a gift. Once I remember spending it on a pair of olive green kitten boots which I wore until they had no heel left. What do you think, Auntie P, retro sunnies for Spring?


March 27, 2018

I would never pull off a dress like this –– it’s far too flouncy and voluminous for my height. But I do adore it. The fabric looks like Alexis Colby’s bed sheets, and I love the way it gets all whipped up like milk. The soft apricot is delicious –– it’s all quite lovely, really.


Cali girls

March 22, 2018

I love the latest boho looks over at Dôen. Dôen is designed and produced in California by a collective of eight women. Think cozy, cable knit jumpers, romantic, flouncy blouses and flowy dresses roomy enough for a pregnant belly. Have a look, it’s all very California Dreaming.

glove compartment

March 12, 2018

Between the clay, cold and chlorine, my hands are looking 150-years-old. And I never wear gloves which is just silly. But I came across these today, handmade by Kristi Jõeste, and I want a pair. These fringed ones, inspired by the traditional wedding gloves worn by men from the island of Saaremaa (the largest island in Estonia) are fabulous. And just what my ancient hands need.


dress to spring

March 9, 2018

Here’s a pretty dress, in a delightful shade of pink, that begs to be worn this Spring. In fact, I like so many of the frocks in this latest No. 6 collection. Like this floral number with its balloon sleeves. Pink crushed velvet reminds me of my teen years, and I love the colour of this silk trapeze dress. Take a look at the jumpsuits, too. This black and white check is dizzyingly good.

poofy couture

February 28, 2018

Pure frivolity today in the form of Valentino couture. When the sleeves are this poofy, and the bow is this big, you have no choice but to feel like an Empress. This is what I’d wear to greet dignitaries and dance waltzes. With a pair of kick ass trainers.

sunny side up

February 23, 2018

My favourite Peony moment is a day or two before it loses its petals, when its wide open, and truly glorious. These ones here look like big, beautiful fried eggs. I’m not sure what these marigold pompoms are, but I love them. This is just the sort of wild and whimsical arrangement that I get excited about.




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