Entries in harper's bazaar uk (2)


scatter my ashes at charleston

I've been scheming a visit to Charleston, the East Sussex farm house of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, for years. In stark contrast to the minimlist aesthetic favored by all the cool kids, I love stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. My favorite homes are little jewel boxes that are liberally trinket-ed and personalized down to the baseboards. Fittingly, I consider Charleston my design mecca. And a photo shoot at Charleston? Brilliant!

I appreciate that the styling in this Harper Bazaar's UK November editorial complements Charleston's essence. I'm also mad about those pretty brown lug-soled shoes. They remind me of my friend Margaret's awesome Doc Martens that I've been jealous of for months :) If I weren't so poor right now, I'd probably buy these in the Cherry color. Maybe If I'm extra good this week karma will smile upon me and I'll find a pair at the thrift store...


alexa chung: primary school cool

How great is Alexa Chung on the cover of October’s Harper’s Bazaar UK? The use of a vintage camera as a styling prop gets me every time. I’m such a fan of her youthful, über hip style - she’s one of the few woman who can dress like a six-year-old and make it look like nothing you’ve ever seen. Though the “primary school cool” look doesn’t quite work on my curvy body (I’m more Marilyn Monroe than Jean Seberg), I’m on a mission to find something with a cute peter-pan collar. If you happen to come across something in your travels, do let me know :) 

(images coutresy of I Know Something You Don't Know)