South bank of the river Thames

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

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So, we`ve finally passed a January blues, which I didn`t even try to beat and for about a month I`ve just felt I had nothing meaningful to say, nothing significant happened to be documented on a blog, then here we are, February. What about going out? Well, yes, impoverished after festive family time and monotonous January days that can be just a short walkabout. Fighting with the blustery wind.

In this case if this will count as a travel post I`ll carry on with my favourite route in London. It`s a south bank of river Thames. If wandering beneath the tunnels of London Bridge sounds like a courageous act, may be food and drink would cheer you up? (that`s what I`m always starting any trip with) Borough Market that is beneath the railway lines is always alive and a perfect spot to enjoy fresh ready-made refreshments.  Sightseeing? That`s Tate Modern, White Cube, Shakespeare`s Globe.

Or just enjoy the views! photo IMG_0540_zpsgsbg94cz.jpg  photo IMG_0536_zpsybbbqzcj.jpg  photo IMG_0532_zps8jkopxvl.jpg

more on South Bank- here  photo IMG_0535_zpsbpvac812.jpg Instagram

Outfit: Cape

Tuesday, 19 January 2016



It has taken me sometime to make an outfit post for a blog and I`m searching words in my mind to explain a reason. Lack of time or cold weather are no stopping for a blogger so there must have been something different. I`m asking myself a question whether I still want to do this or not?  Probably I`ll have to leave this as a rhetorical question right away and just smoothly move to a New year 2016 in these red shoes and checkered cape.
All things considered, I`m growing older, getting through new challenges, wearing red but still enjoying and exploring the life.

 photo IMG_2982_pp_zpsdrhgl5zl.jpg  photo IMG_2988_pp_zps1grqze8u.jpg Handbag vintage etsy shop- here// Cape Fraas Germany// Shoes Fiore collection photo 1_zpsvmqcyeww.jpg  photo IMG_2985_zpskfdaie12.jpg  photo IMG_2983_zpsqffmycpo.jpg Instagram

Christmas display and things to share

Monday, 28 December 2015


I`m more of a reader than a writer now, more of a thinker than a doer.
Having said that surprisingly I managed to keep one of my pre-New Year resolutions and had both courses started in London sometime ago finally finished, proudly I can hang my certificates in Fashion Blogging and Fashion Photography on the best side of bedroom`s wall.

Another thing to share is that I am on instagram. Probably someone`s noticed me liking and following, still that account is not in a full use, and I even haven`t got a profile picture there, but I can assure you it`s not a spam, it`s myself going digital. Of course I`d appreciate if my blog readers could start following me there too.

So for now, as a qualified blogger of course, I`ll be sharing a highly interesting content with you- it`s my floral basket display done for this Christmas dinner. How would you find that:)

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone!


 photo IMG_2632_zps1q14cf68.jpg

Items used: 
winter foliage and greenery
straw baskets painted white
floral foam
candles
handpainted decorations  photo IMG_2634_zpsjjhfkzai.jpg  photo IMG_2635_zpsrgkemnrd.jpg Follow

Little black dress, Yves Saint Laurent

Friday, 18 December 2015


It`s 6 days until Christmas and if you`re anything like me now, you may be on a hectic schedule, fighting with colds, doing Christmas shopping, planning dinners and trying to finish everything that needs to be finished this year. Consequences- lack of posts on a blog. But still, there`s some time for fashion in my life (and it will always be in any woman`s life), not that much though, but I`m constantly looking for inspiration from the past and sharing it with you. It`s some kind of meditation, if you need to clear your thoughts, set your creative spirit free and see what`s been made several decades ago. This is how I came across with this short evening dress Autumn-Winter 1970-1971.

Perfect inspiration for those who are after little black dress for Christmas time.

Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue 1970

Destination-Palais Galliera
10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie,
Paris 16e, 75116 Paris
 photo Snap 2015-12-18 at 13.50.24_zpsvz4fqcth.png
Image credits Palais Galliera-here
 photo Snap 2015-12-18 at 14.10.28_zpsfivt3o18.png

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Women fashion power2

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Ladies, (and gentlemen) I hope you`re all well in festive mood getting ready for Christmas and I`m happy to find blogs around covering "winter" topics. Despite having finished with all the decorations, I`m still stuck in somewhere between seasons and still transitioning to winter. Green grass outside my window and that will stay so. Well, instead of rambling on Christmas topics, I`ll share more images from "Women Fashion Power" exhibition visited quiet a while ago. These will be an iconic pieces of British milliner and designer Philip Treacy, Ives Saint Laurent and Margaret Thatcher.
Hope you enjoy!

Current exhibition is "Cycle revolution" 18 November2015-30 June 2016, find more info on their web-site here photo IMG_0558_zpsdemijxdz.jpg

Philip Treacy 2008, Small beano with flower, butterflies and feathers Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker to the premiere of Sex and the City at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

Philip Treacy 2009, Helmet made of white feathers worn by Lady Gaga to the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Philip Treacy 1998, Headdress, hand-painted with yellow and black feathers, worn by Isabella Blow.  photo IMG_0577_zpsnwm0mhq1.jpg

Artpop dress of Lady Gaga, designer Gareth Pugh

"This was one of the several looks made entirely of shredded bin bags, which was at heart an attempt to make something beautiful and luxurious from a material that is extremely inexpensive and ephemeral," said Pugh, adding the dress was "something that is destined to be descarded from its very conception."  photo IMG_0565_zpsin2jlt8l.jpg

Margaret Thatcher suit, worn when she was a minister of education, 1970-1975  photo Untitled-1_zpsa9nu0ta2.jpg

Ives Saint Lauren, Couture Collection

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

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Mood board, Winter 2015

Sunday, 6 December 2015


This might sound a bit weird but in this age of digital publishing I still love to read magazines. Except one small sin of grabbing them off the shelves and putting away for a right time to read and than forgetting about them. But finally when this timing comes around I totally plunge myself into a glossy world and this may take a good three hours of reading through the edits, shows reports and looking through a latest collections. Afterwards I need to make a space in my house as I can`t store all of those magazines and here comes a small therapy of making a mood boards. Again, a bit unusual thing in a modern digital times when you can ""pin" anything you feel inspired of.

Some good things this process involves are:

- in the end you`ve got yourself a small visual board of inspirations
- you`ve learned about the latest trends and now you can start adapting them to your lifestyle
- you`ve got an idea of what to wear this season (that everyday question of all women for all times! )

It doesn`t take a great deal of effort and a result is worth trying. I`ve got mine hung on a wall for a couple of months.


This reflects my Winter 2015. Gales, capes and cakes. And something sparkly is a must.
 photo IMG_2625_zps07bkhimg.jpg




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Toast, Autumn 15 Lookbook

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


I`ve introduced this brand on blog before and since it`s been one of my favourites and now when I came across with Toast late Autumn 15 Lookbook I decided I definitely need to share it with my readers. Check it out for winter dresses in richly coloured Scottish-woven checks, silk ikats, smooth, sumptuous velvets and Guipure lace. Coats of brushed mohair, in gentle cocoon shapes, Yorkshire woven tweeds and quilted parkas.
 photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_17_zpshgiex3ig.jpg

As well as fair Isle tams and ribbed bobble beanies for colder days. For Christmas, wooden sleighs from the Alpine foothills of southern Germany. Crackers made with lokta papers, each containing a mini TOAST gift. Paisley print flannel stockings, silk pyjamas and lovely long gowns, for winter evenings by the hearth.  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_16_zpslr7nwrij.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_26_zpseaoexrma.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_14b_zps3pb7gepf.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_3_zpsbvjwnk2w.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_4_zpsvrmokqxy.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_11_zpsdb1zs51w.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_8_zpsummlxuwa.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_27b_zpsi3qzztde.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_28_zpsgiqkqbwt.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_25_zps6y7pzsvh.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_21_zpsnp5c8krk.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_9_zpsp7zye4v2.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_20b_zpsvakzp9du.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_23_zpsrovarnma.jpg
Each season`s collection is thoughtfully designed and developed in-house and then manufactured by trusted suppliers around the world. Favouring exceptional quality fabrics and materials and an aesthetic that is modern yet enduring, the Toast brand and it`s products are synonymous with considered design.

Toast

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

South bank of the river Thames

 photo IMG_0542_zpsld0waaw1.jpg

So, we`ve finally passed a January blues, which I didn`t even try to beat and for about a month I`ve just felt I had nothing meaningful to say, nothing significant happened to be documented on a blog, then here we are, February. What about going out? Well, yes, impoverished after festive family time and monotonous January days that can be just a short walkabout. Fighting with the blustery wind.

In this case if this will count as a travel post I`ll carry on with my favourite route in London. It`s a south bank of river Thames. If wandering beneath the tunnels of London Bridge sounds like a courageous act, may be food and drink would cheer you up? (that`s what I`m always starting any trip with) Borough Market that is beneath the railway lines is always alive and a perfect spot to enjoy fresh ready-made refreshments.  Sightseeing? That`s Tate Modern, White Cube, Shakespeare`s Globe.

Or just enjoy the views! photo IMG_0540_zpsgsbg94cz.jpg  photo IMG_0536_zpsybbbqzcj.jpg  photo IMG_0532_zps8jkopxvl.jpg

more on South Bank- here  photo IMG_0535_zpsbpvac812.jpg Instagram

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Outfit: Cape



It has taken me sometime to make an outfit post for a blog and I`m searching words in my mind to explain a reason. Lack of time or cold weather are no stopping for a blogger so there must have been something different. I`m asking myself a question whether I still want to do this or not?  Probably I`ll have to leave this as a rhetorical question right away and just smoothly move to a New year 2016 in these red shoes and checkered cape.
All things considered, I`m growing older, getting through new challenges, wearing red but still enjoying and exploring the life.

 photo IMG_2982_pp_zpsdrhgl5zl.jpg  photo IMG_2988_pp_zps1grqze8u.jpg Handbag vintage etsy shop- here// Cape Fraas Germany// Shoes Fiore collection photo 1_zpsvmqcyeww.jpg  photo IMG_2985_zpskfdaie12.jpg  photo IMG_2983_zpsqffmycpo.jpg Instagram

Monday, 28 December 2015

Christmas display and things to share


I`m more of a reader than a writer now, more of a thinker than a doer.
Having said that surprisingly I managed to keep one of my pre-New Year resolutions and had both courses started in London sometime ago finally finished, proudly I can hang my certificates in Fashion Blogging and Fashion Photography on the best side of bedroom`s wall.

Another thing to share is that I am on instagram. Probably someone`s noticed me liking and following, still that account is not in a full use, and I even haven`t got a profile picture there, but I can assure you it`s not a spam, it`s myself going digital. Of course I`d appreciate if my blog readers could start following me there too.

So for now, as a qualified blogger of course, I`ll be sharing a highly interesting content with you- it`s my floral basket display done for this Christmas dinner. How would you find that:)

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone!


 photo IMG_2632_zps1q14cf68.jpg

Items used: 
winter foliage and greenery
straw baskets painted white
floral foam
candles
handpainted decorations  photo IMG_2634_zpsjjhfkzai.jpg  photo IMG_2635_zpsrgkemnrd.jpg Follow

Friday, 18 December 2015

Little black dress, Yves Saint Laurent


It`s 6 days until Christmas and if you`re anything like me now, you may be on a hectic schedule, fighting with colds, doing Christmas shopping, planning dinners and trying to finish everything that needs to be finished this year. Consequences- lack of posts on a blog. But still, there`s some time for fashion in my life (and it will always be in any woman`s life), not that much though, but I`m constantly looking for inspiration from the past and sharing it with you. It`s some kind of meditation, if you need to clear your thoughts, set your creative spirit free and see what`s been made several decades ago. This is how I came across with this short evening dress Autumn-Winter 1970-1971.

Perfect inspiration for those who are after little black dress for Christmas time.

Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue 1970

Destination-Palais Galliera
10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie,
Paris 16e, 75116 Paris
 photo Snap 2015-12-18 at 13.50.24_zpsvz4fqcth.png
Image credits Palais Galliera-here
 photo Snap 2015-12-18 at 14.10.28_zpsfivt3o18.png

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Women fashion power2


Ladies, (and gentlemen) I hope you`re all well in festive mood getting ready for Christmas and I`m happy to find blogs around covering "winter" topics. Despite having finished with all the decorations, I`m still stuck in somewhere between seasons and still transitioning to winter. Green grass outside my window and that will stay so. Well, instead of rambling on Christmas topics, I`ll share more images from "Women Fashion Power" exhibition visited quiet a while ago. These will be an iconic pieces of British milliner and designer Philip Treacy, Ives Saint Laurent and Margaret Thatcher.
Hope you enjoy!

Current exhibition is "Cycle revolution" 18 November2015-30 June 2016, find more info on their web-site here photo IMG_0558_zpsdemijxdz.jpg

Philip Treacy 2008, Small beano with flower, butterflies and feathers Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker to the premiere of Sex and the City at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

Philip Treacy 2009, Helmet made of white feathers worn by Lady Gaga to the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Philip Treacy 1998, Headdress, hand-painted with yellow and black feathers, worn by Isabella Blow.  photo IMG_0577_zpsnwm0mhq1.jpg

Artpop dress of Lady Gaga, designer Gareth Pugh

"This was one of the several looks made entirely of shredded bin bags, which was at heart an attempt to make something beautiful and luxurious from a material that is extremely inexpensive and ephemeral," said Pugh, adding the dress was "something that is destined to be descarded from its very conception."  photo IMG_0565_zpsin2jlt8l.jpg

Margaret Thatcher suit, worn when she was a minister of education, 1970-1975  photo Untitled-1_zpsa9nu0ta2.jpg

Ives Saint Lauren, Couture Collection

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Follow

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Mood board, Winter 2015


This might sound a bit weird but in this age of digital publishing I still love to read magazines. Except one small sin of grabbing them off the shelves and putting away for a right time to read and than forgetting about them. But finally when this timing comes around I totally plunge myself into a glossy world and this may take a good three hours of reading through the edits, shows reports and looking through a latest collections. Afterwards I need to make a space in my house as I can`t store all of those magazines and here comes a small therapy of making a mood boards. Again, a bit unusual thing in a modern digital times when you can ""pin" anything you feel inspired of.

Some good things this process involves are:

- in the end you`ve got yourself a small visual board of inspirations
- you`ve learned about the latest trends and now you can start adapting them to your lifestyle
- you`ve got an idea of what to wear this season (that everyday question of all women for all times! )

It doesn`t take a great deal of effort and a result is worth trying. I`ve got mine hung on a wall for a couple of months.


This reflects my Winter 2015. Gales, capes and cakes. And something sparkly is a must.
 photo IMG_2625_zps07bkhimg.jpg




Follow

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Toast, Autumn 15 Lookbook


I`ve introduced this brand on blog before and since it`s been one of my favourites and now when I came across with Toast late Autumn 15 Lookbook I decided I definitely need to share it with my readers. Check it out for winter dresses in richly coloured Scottish-woven checks, silk ikats, smooth, sumptuous velvets and Guipure lace. Coats of brushed mohair, in gentle cocoon shapes, Yorkshire woven tweeds and quilted parkas.
 photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_17_zpshgiex3ig.jpg

As well as fair Isle tams and ribbed bobble beanies for colder days. For Christmas, wooden sleighs from the Alpine foothills of southern Germany. Crackers made with lokta papers, each containing a mini TOAST gift. Paisley print flannel stockings, silk pyjamas and lovely long gowns, for winter evenings by the hearth.  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_16_zpslr7nwrij.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_26_zpseaoexrma.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_14b_zps3pb7gepf.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_3_zpsbvjwnk2w.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_4_zpsvrmokqxy.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_11_zpsdb1zs51w.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_8_zpsummlxuwa.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_27b_zpsi3qzztde.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_28_zpsgiqkqbwt.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_25_zps6y7pzsvh.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_21_zpsnp5c8krk.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_9_zpsp7zye4v2.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_20b_zpsvakzp9du.jpg  photo AW15_Bk3_Lookbook_23_zpsrovarnma.jpg
Each season`s collection is thoughtfully designed and developed in-house and then manufactured by trusted suppliers around the world. Favouring exceptional quality fabrics and materials and an aesthetic that is modern yet enduring, the Toast brand and it`s products are synonymous with considered design.

Toast

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