Friday, 28 December 2012

The Art Of Handmade Living

Several weeks ago I was invited to the book launch of The Art Of Handmade Living by Willow Crossley, who is rightly named by many The New Queen of Handmade Craft. 

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HELLO magazine

The launch took place in an intimate venue in the London's West End where Willow's family, closest friends ( think Poppy Delevigne and jeweller designer Hattie Rickards to name few) and guests admired the book pages while enjoying tasty canap├ęs and champagne.

I've been following all Willow's tales in her wonderful blog Willow Rose Boutique since day one, when her posts where written in the South of France vineyard of her then boyfriend.I remained captivated by the stories of their return to London as a married couple and I continued to be fascinated by the posts she has written on how to decorate her new family nest once they moved to Oxfordshire.
  Her blog is a collection of discovering interesting vintage treasures from quaint markets, to her exotic travels and to creating something special and handmade for her home.
No surprise her book is a fantastic collection of all that and more.

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WillowRoseBoutique photo

The book is full of beautiful DIY projects illustrated clearly and simply so that anyone can transform an old find into something decorative for the home just by following Willow's instructions. There really is no need for extensive knowledge of sawing,crafting skills or anything else except your will.
I had no doubt that the book was going to be a hit among my Xmas presents. The girlfriends that weren't lucky enough to receive the book (which you can order here) they got something specially handmade by me found thorough Willow's pages : rose bath salt, lavender bags and teacup candles... 
I'll let you guess where I've found inspiration for my own Xmas decorations i.e. Xmas baubles and twiggy advent calendar.

And for 2013? Oh well I'm thinking a ribbon-trimmed Panama hat, Pom-Pom panires and party bunting.....

Friday, 5 October 2012

Street Style SS13 fashion weeks



via google images and oracle fox
During these fashion weeks, the fashionista crew of editors, stylists, photographers, models and bloggers kept it "street" wearing t-shirts and sweatshirts.
we love it.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

New Scent- Byredo

I'm a one scent woman, my signature perfume is Philosykos by Diptique
of which I love the green note of the figs,
but every now and then ,especially when autumn and winter approach,
 I like to add one new perfume with warmer notes.
I've discovered Gypsy Water by Byredo (my new favourite perfumer) and few days ago the lady at the Liberty counter, after assess me up and down with a smile simply slided Bal D'Afrique in front of my eyes adding "I think this would suits you".
 Bal D'Afrique has warm notes inspired by Paris in the late '20s and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance. A mix of Parisian avangardism and African culture.(Byredo).
Say no more.
Byredo also added these super chic leather travel cases.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Surfer Girl Bracelets


Inspired by all the talented free spirits who are surfing the waves around the globe, from Australia to Hawaii, from California to Biaritz and by all the new "Surfers" fashion girls of the Internet.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Hippies use backdoor

Elle France July 2012

Ph: Cass Bird, Stylist: Anne-Marie Brouillet,
 Hair: Holli Smith, Makeup: Maki H., Model: Daria Werbowy