Thursday, 23 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

Shoegazer Fashion: Abstract prints

This season I am in love with abstract / smudge print garments. I can't put my finger on why exactly, but all I know is I can't get enough! Here are some images from various "look books" to illustrate my current fashion fad :)
Above: This outfit is from the Ermie look book and I just love the pairing of the bold, smudge-print skirt with the muted, delicate print grey top.  
Above: These two outfits from the Wilfred look book are beautiful. The outfit on the right is definately a look I would wear for everyday activities. The smudge-print skirt features large, draped pockets at either side, making it practical and teaming it with a chunky knit cardi and opaque tights makes it perfect for this cold weather. WANT.
Above: This abstract print top is from the wonderful Anthropologie and is a garment I actually own :D The deliciously soft, cowl-neck top features twists of fabric (embellished with little bronze beads) that add unusual lines to the garment. The print reminds me somewhat of Alexander McQueen's famous animal/reptile print collection (see here for what I mean). Anyway, I love it.
Above & Below: These outfits are from a Something Else / Natalie Wood look book. I adored the whole look book but these two outfits to me look very wearable and really opitomise the style direction I wanted to go in this Winter.

What is your fashion-fad this season? Are you into abstract prints too? Or perhaps the camel trend? Or has something else caught your eye?... Please share :) x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Friday Finds: 10.12.10

 It's finally Friday again! Yipiee! I hope you enjoy the latest batch of Friday Finds, sourced from some of the finest websites, etsy shops and blogs. Enjoy :)

.:*Art / Illustration *:.
Above: Bee Merry print by Kate Hindley. Check out her online portfolio for some more adorable, quirky characters.
Above: "Walking Together" by Heidi Burton (the first of several lovely items from Heidi in this batch... I love her illustrative style!)
Above: See, I told you there was more to come from Heidi Burton... another item I couldn't resist sharing is this customised Moleskinne Journal which Heidi has turned into a Baby Journal. Such a nice idea! 

.:* Jewellery *:.
Above & Below: Jewellery created using broken china.. ingenius and beautiful! From Dishfunctional Designs.  
Above: These glass cluster rings that look like ice glistening on your hands are from Urban Revisions 
Above & Below: "Gold chain crocheted in a web pattern and burnt to create a tarnished, antique finish." Me like. From Catbird. 
Above: Black diamond earrings also from Catbird. Yes please.

.:* Homeware *:.
Above: Log bowls from Loyal Loot.
Above: This Brown Bear lunch plate would look great on your dinner table or hung on  your wall. 
Above: Another item from Heidi Burton now in the form of this happy little egg cup which comes with a cosy hat!

.:* Misc *:.
Above: Real baby owl in a hat! :D
That is all... x

Thursday, 9 December 2010

A great way to display...

As you may be able ot tell from this blog, I do a LOT of etsy browsing and have to say it's really refreshing to come across a shop with great product display. One shop with a cute twist on product display is MemiTheRainbow. I particularly love the way she displays her fabric-covered buttons and can just imagine these sweet little product display cards nestled on a shelf in a little highstreet boutique. 
For another cute piece of product display, these Sardine/Herring felt brooches are pictured snug in a sardine tin, and jumping from the tin onto a jacket lapel.... ingenius!
If you know of any other etsy shops with great product display please share in the comments!
(Ps. I am having trouble replying to comments at the moment as the word varification letters don't load! But I will reply as soon as this is sorted. Comments are always appreciated.)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Jewellery by Selda Okutan

Some intricate, gorgeous, figurative jewellery for you today from Selda Okutan. Find her on Etsy here.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Polaroid scarves...

Want. Want. Want. Want.

Polaroid silk scarves by Philippe Roucou, available (for an arm and a leg) here
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