On the last image below I got to try this Balenciaga jacket, which has been on my wish list like forever (and with a price tag of 1500 will remain on it for about...ever). But anyway, Balenciaga dressed or not, I like the simple white tee/ skinny trousers/ biker jackets look...add a piece of fur or a chunky belt and it's so meee right now!
I'm in a festive baking mood at the moment. I decided to experiment and whisk over some coconut macaroons. All you need is 3 eggs whites, ground almonds, shredded unsweetened coconut and a bit of chia seeds and to make it stick together. Mix everything together, put some coconut oil over a baking paper and put in a preheated oven for no more that 45 min. It makes a nutritious and delicious breakfast!
Tim Walker is undeniably one of the most famous living fashion photographers. Somewhere among the pages of Vogue, surrounded by a giant doll and a crashed airplane, I found myself in the enchanting world of the artist. The exhibition space at Somerset House recreates some of Walker’s most iconic images, which have graced the pages of Vogue throughout the years.The line between real and magical is so thin it leaves you wondering what has been photoshoped and what now. Dive into the surreal world of the photographer and explore the broad limits of his imaginations. Behind every image there is a story and behind the story there is the unique skill to recreate it and capture it.
Having done Literature at uni I know the value of a good book. However, sometimes there is more you need than good writing – good advice and affirmations….
I often visit the Kora Organics Blog as it is full of useful information about nutrition, well-being and environmental protection. It offers delicious healthy recipes and more topics, which inspire me to be more conscious of myself and my health. From there I came across Miranda Kerr’s book about cherishing yourself and letting your true personality shine. A lingerie supermodel/ book writer does not really bring to mind a real life coach. However, there are these exeptions and I she is one of them. The book is based on her life experience, a compilation of positive affirmations and tips on how to stay grounded and true to yourself. My initial skepticism was erased by her natural way of narrating her early modeling days full of rejection, which would then lead to insecurity and lack of faith in herself. Advice on how to be grateful, appreciative and present serve as assurance to all the insecure girls out there (to whom the book is mainly addressed) that everyone once and again faces their inner fears and worries…the hardest part is admitting them. Someone once said to me – we cry not because we are weak.
We cry because we have been strong for too long. Being harsh towards ourselves only suppreses our emotions and dims the light, which is only waiting to shine bright from within us (Shine Like a Diamond…)With a more positive and self-loving approach nothing is as bad or scary. Love and faith could change the world, your world. It all starts from the inside!
Here is some weekend inspiration! I'm off to a spa weekend with my VB girls...some pre-Christmas detox accompanied by relaxing treatments and the best cure for winter blues - lots of giggle and Christmas movies..
I recently got these Zara jeans, which I totally love. I'm so into faded denim at the moment, so I guess I will be scouting the website for some more bargains. Anything washed our, worn out or with holes is on my list!
It is the festive season and I am already in a Christmas mood, but who could blame me? The magical feel of Winter Wonderland managed to take me back to my childhood and those full of Christmas anticipation days! It was also the perfect way to celebrate mum's birthday. Acting like kids, keeping away from the 'scary' rollercoasters and drinking hot chocolate who could have given us our real age?
The following was written by the late educator-humorist Sam Levenson. I came across this beautiful poem some time ago. Ever since, it has served me as a positive affirmation.
Time Tested Beauty Tips
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
by: Lessons Learned In Life
A bit of an inspiration for the cold months to come. The last one is my absolute favourite. A life is for living - with all your heart, with every breath, each and every second! We make mistakes, we mess up, we end up upset and heart-broken, but it is all part of the process of growing, of finding yourself and accepting yourself the way you are. It really is that simple! So wake up, right now and appreciate the beaty around you, the beauty inside you, the beauty of this moment, RIGHT NOW! Happy November!
Somewhere in Oxfordshire (honestly no idea where exactly and no clue how we managed to make our way in the darkness) there was a princess and a swan. Hope you all have an enchanted and magical Halloween!
Last weekend I escaped the crowds of fashionably negligee shoppers marching up and down the Kings Road to find myself in the quiet dimmed atmosphere of the Saatchi Gallery...and Chanel. Her majesty Coco Chanel was everywhere you looked - from Carine Roitfeld's reincarnation of mademoiselle to the aroma of expensive perfume in the air (this is one of London's poshest neighborhoods we are talking about after all). the reason for all that being that Saatchi is the spot where Chanel's new exhibition takes place. The inspiration behind it is one of the designer's most memorable pieces which (like many, many others of her creations) has obtained the status of a must-have item - the little black jacket. Created more than half a century ago, this piece is as fashionable and trendy as ever..if not more. Certainly, after seeing Georgia May Jagger and a 9 year old sporting it on some of the portraits, the age barrier has dropped even lower. Thank you Karl for the Saturday post brunch inspiration....but to be honest, who needs inspiration when it comes to the couture magnificence of Chanel...money would do better!
I have to confess to a guilty pleasure of mine - jumping on the Eurostar and indulging in a 48-hour walking marathon around the streets of Paris. Whenever the rain gets too much for me I know there is a sunnier place just across the pond full of cafes and bistros to be scouted and tiny shops to be explored. Some might call it therapy, others (like my friend Paul who was kind enough to offer his couch for two nights) see it as a transition to a new life. For me it is one of these adventures (life changing in the long term or not), which make you smile and appreciate the sun shining on the horizon beyond Les Toulleries, Les Champs Elisees, L'arc de Triumph...back to everyday life and an eternity of rainy days, this sun is still somewhere there. Whether it will lead to a scary new move is early to say, but Paris you are certainly more than just a sunny daydream on my agenda.