28 May 2014
Christobal Balenciaga And Living The Art Of Elegance

Christobal Balenciaga And Living The Art Of Elegance

christóbal balenciaga    Christóbal Balenciaga, the founder of Balenciaga, certainly understood the concept of elegance when it came to fashion. The art of Elegance is something that has been playing on my mind. Specifically, how to live a life that epitomises such sentiment. 

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27 May 2014
Little Lifesavers

Little Lifesavers

  Travelling is tough on the skin and the skin-care routine. These two are my little lifesavers.   Have you tried Homeoplasmine cream? One of those ‘squeaky squirrel’ secret products loved by make up artists. It soothes and smoothes… and at the moment that works for me.   I have also been using my Embryolisse Concentrate (another

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26 May 2014
Lazy Holiday Monday

Lazy Holiday Monday

  The rain pours down and taps on my windowpane, reminding me that there is no hurry to jump out of bed today. It’s a long weekend, here, there and everywhere… and I am indulging in the luxury. If you are lucky enough to be in the US and feel like a little summer indulgence…

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23 May 2014
To Wear Or Not To Wear… On The Street

To Wear Or Not To Wear… On The Street

  Chatting yesterday… about exercise… about diet… and in general about our healthy lifestyle regimes… I was reminded that looking the part is best when we are acting the part. A question was raised… the difference between European women and other women when it comes to wearing fitness attire. I have noticed in Europe, particularly France, that

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21 May 2014
A Moment On The Lips A Lifetime On The Hips

A Moment On The Lips A Lifetime On The Hips

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Isn’t that the most awful sentence. I loathe it.   I remember once a very beautiful (and slim) woman quoting that to me as I was about to bite into a delicious cream laden pastry. I decided I didn’t really like her all that much… and

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20 May 2014
The Chop

The Chop

 The chop… What I mean is the haircut. I had a biggish one recently… a chop, a cut… now I have a messy bob. Not long, not short… somewhere in the middle. One length but messy… not so strict around the edges… less formal. 

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18 May 2014
The Portrait Of A Lady, Heale House

The Portrait Of A Lady, Heale House

England is an astounding country… So enchanting… Surprising. The countryside can really take your breath away. The homes, stately or otherwise can make you speechless… for their grandeur and their elegance is unsurpassed. The gardens and the English passion for the herbaceous and the topiary will make you tear in wonderment. Heale House and its eight

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15 May 2014
Paris, Lace And Grace Kelly

Paris, Lace And Grace Kelly

  Looking back at this photograph taken in the place Saint Michel, in Paris, I recall that my thoughts immediately drifted towards lace. Delicate, feminine and romantic… Characteristics both city and fabric share.

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13 May 2014
Grace Kelly … Taking Inspiration

Grace Kelly … Taking Inspiration

  Grace Kelly and her elegant style has always resonated with me. I’ve watched her films, read her biographies and tried to embrace her sense of fashion. As I grow older I find myself longing for the classic and the understated.   Grace Kelly was a master of simplicity… her sense of balance and proportion when it

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11 May 2014
Paris Versus New York

Paris Versus New York

Home… isn’t that the most wonderful place on earth? I’m back in London with my mind on France… and as much as I adore to move, I’m happy to rest. Inevitably I thought about the differences between the major cities when I was on my travels… especially those of New York and Paris. Both major, important

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7 May 2014
50 Shades Of Grey… Kevyn Aucoin

50 Shades Of Grey… Kevyn Aucoin

  NEW YORK had me thinking in shades of grey. It’s unavoidable in a city of soaring skyscrapers.   There must be more than fifty shades… there must be a million different tones. A city captured in grisaille.   Strange how my mind works. All that grey, rising above me and all around me… I started wanting

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6 May 2014
A Crazy Little Thing Called Love

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love

It’s the first Tuesday of the month. A group of bloggers choose a topic and interpret the subject in their own way… Today, the idea is to write about 5 things that make you crazy. ~ ~ ~ I thought of this as an easy write. We all have moments of craziness and of being driven

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5 May 2014
New York, Soho, Meat Packing… And The Minnie

New York, Soho, Meat Packing… And The Minnie

Not the Mini as in short skirt or cute car… The Minnie as in pants… I’ll come to that…   New York, like London, is a city for walking. The way to take it all in.   Assault the senses, breath it in… engage until there is no more puff. Yes… totally and utterly exhausting

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3 May 2014
Wendy Nichol 252… “I Took A Bullet”

Wendy Nichol 252… “I Took A Bullet”

  As much as the big B’s in NY… the Barneys, the Bergdorfs and the Bloomingdales… can send me into a serious state of fashion delirium, it’s the smaller boutiques, the surprising discoveries that really resonate. Wendy Nichol in Nolita is one such discovery for me. ~ ~ ` Her window stopped me in my tracks. The

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