Friday, 5 September 2014

Want: Flimsymoon lingerie

Some time ago on Instagram I came across a wonderful project by Freyia Lilian called Flimsymoon. Her ethereal lingerie is handmade in London from silk, screen printed and sequinned by hand it is then sewn into delicate pieces of underwear or the softest looking bras. The whole aesthetic really plays into my love of all things 20's and the photos of girls lounging about in a big white room evokes thoughts of Gatsby (the book, not the film). The lingerie is not yet available to buy, but there is a Kickstarter you can pledge to, to see this project become a reality. I really don't think there are enough handmade lingerie brands, so if you see something you like, head on over and pledge! You can even get your hands on a lovely embroidered eye mask (so much want!)

Photography: India Hobson
Models: Annabel Collins and Hannah Shkandrij

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Garden of Zen

Excuse me if I look a little tired, I arrived in France yesterday morning after twelve very long hours on a plane from Tokyo. Before I get around to sorting through all my snaps from Japan I thought I'd share a few quick photos I captured today in the garden. The plants have gone mad for the past five weeks and these few offcuts were just so pretty!

I found some pretty espadrilles this morning (made in France, yay!) and paired with one of the many striped tops I thrifted in New Zealand the whole outfit made for a very French affair. To top it all off, I applied cat eye flicks and my new favourite lipstick: Hungry Like The Wolf by Antipodes, one I picked up in New Zealand (if you're down-under, check it out, any brand that names their make-up after Duran Duran songs is a good one in my book). Also can we take a moment to appreciate my eye-liner skills? Feeling so much like Charlotte Gainsbourg that I even started posing unnecessarily...
On doctor's orders I've been cutting out caffeine and alcohol. Alcohol isn't really a problem because I don't like the taste but I admit I do drink a lot of tea. I'm taking every opportunity to pick out new and interesting, caffeine-free teas. Today I've had two cups of green tea with rose and mint. Yum! I find herbal teas quite hit and miss though, any recommendations? 

I'm wearing
jeans//Uniqlo    shoes//market    top and sunglasses//second hand from New Zealand    rings//Dogeared and Made

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Grey beach

This summer I'm in New Zealand visiting my relatives down under. It's winter here and I'm missing summer in Europe. But as compensation we're having a stopover, can you guess where? Yep, Japan! While I love visiting my family I always look forward to Japan, it brings back so many memories.

You probably didn't know that I used to live in Japan, in fact I lived there for close to 5 years. It was a fairly formative time, my early teens. It's where I really developed my passion for drawing and became quite enthusiastic about drawing manga (none of it was very good). I also picked up the culture and habits and it did help shape my personality. It's the sort of place that feels both familiar and completely foreign at the same time.

I'm wearing
jumper//Asos vintage renewal    backpack//MiPac via Asos    jeans//Asos    sandals//New Look
boots//Vagabond via eBay