Monday, 27 February 2012

Public Faces Private Places....

Celia Hammond

A while ago I went to the National Portrait Gallery to see an exhibition of Sandra Lousada's work. I hadn't heard of her before but I loved her work; she has done a lot of different things, from photographing fashion to theatre and actors and now London landscapes. Her most recent book is called London Light but my favourite is Public Faces Private Places


James Fox and Sarah Miles. 1961
Steven Berkoff
Vanessa Redgrave

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Smells like teen spirit...

Doing probably some illegal things on the London roads....


Skirt: Zara
Jumper: Zara (borrowed from Will)
Scarf: Massimo Dutti
Tights: Calzedonia
Boots: Clarks

Thursday, 23 February 2012


I don't think there is one single thing I don't like about this collection. From the stripes, to the bows going through the hats, shoes, bags and jackets (with those cute baggy pockets). It almost makes me wish it was Fall again. The feel of the whole collection is so romantic with all the knee lenght skirs and the bow belts everywhere that make the waists look glorious. And also very chic; the pencil skirts and printed tees remind me of Parisian women but all the models are wearing tights, which is a very English characteristic. 
And then bows, tying everything together: coats, skirts, two piece suits... I absolutely adore them. Some people say they are childish and juvenile but I don't believe that. For me, they signify chic in its pure form. They have such a beautiful shape and you can wear them in so many ways.... I have some friends that loathe them because they were forced to wear them throughout their school years. I went to public school and my mother never imposed any fashion accesories, or anything for that matter, and I am grateful.; it took me my good time to develop my own style (and love for bows) but I am glad I I didn't have anything forced on me. 


P.D One of my first fashion memories with bows was getting ready for Choir concerts. We had a uniform of grey skirt, white shirt and garnet lace tyed up around the neck. We looked prim!
P.D2 All images are from except the first and the last which are from Garance Doré

Monday, 20 February 2012


I have spent the last 4 days in bed, coughing, sniffing, being drowsy and with the occasional faint. If you hadn't guessed, yes, I have THE flu. Now, between each package of kleenex and paracetamol and a couple of Hitchcock movies, I've had the time to look at some of the new Spring-Summer campaigns. BAD IDEA. Never look at the campaigns while you are ill and stuck in a country where spring doesn't come until August and the definition of summer is 15ºC and light rain. I went through the torture and completely fell in love with the Spring-Summer collection of Pull&Bear. The pictures have a vintage look which I can't place in any era, they are classics with a twist. And I love the setting, I imagine it to be some little Italian town; it gives such a romantic feeling... Now all I need is a bit of sun. Spring, please hurry to London.


P.D I also have a HUGE crush on the Fall Burberry Collection.... bows, bows bows everywhere!

Sunday, 12 February 2012


Here is my latest discovery: SugarSin. I found this shop with Daisy while strolling around Covent Garden. I am not usually drawn in by sweet shops; I've never been one of those kids that spent all their pocket money on candy. In fact, I never liked them very much. However, this shop had such a beautiful interior design and a lovely window decoration that I couldn't resist going inside (and buying some treats too) Everything is kept in glass jars and the packaging is cute cute cute. They have some great little gift ideas for Valentines Day if you are interested in finding a different present instead of the traditional chocolates, perfume or boxers. Plus, you can always buy two and share....


P.D Beware diabetics, children under 10, post-break-up-single women, students under stress, midlife crisis, etc