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Monthly Archives: September 2011

This Is How We Do It……Isabel Marant…Spring.Summer 2012…..

For me fashion week really begins every season with Paris, the final week, depending on how long your fashion calendar is……as I write this I can even hear a show on just opposite my apartment, it’s a mix of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers…..and as I stopped for my baguette today, it was Jean Colonna [...]

Orla Kiely’s World…….

More London Magic……the lable Orla Kiely to most Australian ladies, is simply an ad in the latest Lula magazine…….with it’s sixties inflections, this was a store I wanted to visit…..tucked away in the Seven Dials area…….this throw back to London’s hey day was alive and well…….where do you begin? With her wonderful home wares….her signature [...]

This Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry……..Rue du Mail…..Spring.Summer 2012

The brilliant and legendary Martine Sitbon has been going strong for the last 30 years and with good reason, she is incredible…..when she returned to fashion after the line under her own name closed, with Rue du Mail she managed to re invent the wheel, she is one of the very few designers in this [...]

Down the rue des Archives……..

Making a dash to my french classes this morning I came across 3 amazing beauties that should be on the Sartorialist this coming week………Paris right now is getting crowded with so many of fashion’s who’s who, it is getting hard to keep from being excited…..and the Marais is the thick of it…..but I stopped dead [...]

Aesop….Shoreditch……

  I have been using Aesop creams for the longest time and have been fascinated with it’s founder since his days of running a salon in Armadale, The Age newspaper at the time predicted he was a visionary in the making, I was still in high school and cut the article out and pinned it [...]

Sunday Afternoon in Geneva…..

Over the weekend, my beloved and I took a short trip to visit friends in Geneva…..now I am not exactly sure what I was expecting, perhaps something  like The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen……..private banks, watch companies were ubiquitous…….Geneva is quite small by any standard, but in the heart of the old city, I [...]

Afternoon Coffee…..Paris

No matter how you see it….the Cafe de Flore is a St. Germain institution since 1887….perhaps it is just tourists and movie stars who go now….but what tourist doesn’t want a bit of star dust in a Parisian day? a couple of weeks ago it was Elodie Bouchez…who knows who it will be next?  It’s [...]

At home with Vanessa Bell…..Charleston……

  There is a house in England that is quite modest by estate standards, but has fascinated me for a very long time……I first saw it in a nineties Vogue Italia…it was during the English boho look of the time….when Anna Mollinari featured in almost every other page, and Karen Elson was a new face……I [...]

Fashion Week Mania……Vanity Fair Style…..

Unless you live under a rock and not under a pattern cutting table, it would be hard to miss the daily Fashion Week updates going on at lightning pace……the collections I am on the edge of my chair to see will be of course Celine, Valentino, Isabel Marant, Rue de Mail, YSL, Carven, Haider Ackermann, [...]

Sunday Reading…..Phoebe Philo……

I must say one of my favourite London activities was reading the weekend papers…..it seemed there was always another to add to the list, all incredible…..the international editions just aren’t the same…….I kept this article on Phoebe Philo from The Independent by Susannah Frankel……..as a future post, and then I got lost in some field [...]