Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Gots the Rhythm

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I've got my dancing shoes on...get yours here

Friday, August 27, 2010

City Girl

Friday, August 27, 2010
I'd quite like my hair to be this colour.  I'm contemplating taking this illustration with me on my next visit to the hairdresser but I fear I might be met with laughter....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Backpack Bunny

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Chanel backpack bunny....the only way to carry carrots

Park Life


 I'm ashamed to admit I don't make the most of London's wonderful parks.  Perhaps if I lived or worked near to one it would be the perfect lunchtime escape destination.  So in the meantime I'll entertain myself with some park themed goods...picnics and ice creams all round!

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Winter Wonders

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

 So fashion week is nearly upon us but I'm still poring over the Autumn/Winter collections.  There's something about a nice cozy jumper that appeals more than floaty summer dresses.  Bring on the knitwear!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Hillier London

Monday, August 23, 2010

When I'm tired and all else fails to cheer me I turn to cute animals and jewellery
These beauties by Hillier do the trick nicely.
Hillier necklaces available at Matches and Colette

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

New York New York

Friday, August 20, 2010
 
A visit to the wonder of a shop that is Merchant Archive reminded me of the work of Jessica McCormack and left me longing for New York

New York rings by Jessica McCormack

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How Long is a Piece of String?

Thursday, August 19, 2010




No matter how many chests of drawers I buy I still find I have things to fill them with...but with designs like these, by Wis Design, I wouldn't mind having a house full of them.

Handbags and Headpieces



A beautiful collection of jewellery handbags and headpieces by Carianne Moore

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Chapette searching for her Chap

Friday, August 13, 2010

Annemie Verbeke



Today I'm loving the latest collection by Annemie Verbeke.  Not only because of the sublime styling of  (there's something painterly about these two looks but I can't quite put my finger on it) or because I'm partial to an animal print accessory but because of the ethos behind her brand, "the desire to achieve a personal view on sublime "daily life" clothes."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Puppy Power

Thursday, August 12, 2010



Coming back from Spitalfields market filled with regret for not buying these

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What I Wish I Wore

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Some people love the crusty end of a loaf, I on the other hand, don't.

Monday, August 09, 2010

My Little London: Out of Town

Monday, August 09, 2010

This shop find for My Little London was a bit of an unexpected one.  It was the plan chest in the window that caught my eye...I'm a sucker for vintage office furniture and as soon as I saw it I placed it in my  dream studio (one so vast and filled with things I've seen I don't think my brain could hold much more). 
The second thing I noticed?  A chalk board with some tasty delights, then a shiny shiny coffee machine and a very cosy looking set of tables and chairs.  So already that's most of my favourite things ticked off on my list.  The brightly coloured, tasseled lucite lampshades sealed the deal.

Walking around the rest of the shop was just as delightful.  Filled with vintage items from toys, to photographs, to furniture, Out of Town pretty much stocks everything you would need to create a beautiful interior.  In fact, the owners Peter and Sean Leonard explained they wanted to create a space where they could sell everything wonderful that they came across that they couldn't fit into their own homes!  I love this way of thinking, you know that each piece has been carefully considered and bought with the thought of it actually fitting seamlessly into a room.

 The name "Out of Town" is a reference to the much loved television programme of the same name.  The presenter Jack Hargreaves, would talk about all matters of country and rural pursuits without being overly sentimental or nostalgic and most importantly it was always from from the comfort of his 'shed.' 

As Peter told me "we have, hopefully, created a room which could be anybodies own private space....a shed, study or corner of a living room where surrounded by your favorite things you can be at ease, relax, read the papers, have a coffee or just waste time!"

I came away with these two gems, both catalogues from the grandest of the London department stores Fortnum and Mason.


Dainty dessert biscuit anyone?


Out of Town
30c Great Sutton Street EC1 

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A sneaky peek

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Coming soon...hand beaded medals

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

It's a sign

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Mount Vernon in Hampstead, so many signs for one road.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Pretty Paper

Monday, August 02, 2010



As a paper addict, I'm blown away by the work of Ana Hagopian. Not only because of the whimsical yet ethereal design of her jewellery but also the fact that it's all made out of paper.  Inspired by both organic shapes and colours of the natural world and the various textures she recycles, Ana creates pieces that are both delicate and bold at the same time.  They border the fine line between jewellery and art (which to be honest works as one for me).

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Letters to You

Sunday, August 01, 2010



Colour me beautiful




I love the whole concept of 180g , who aim to colour a selection of items (from silk dresses to flannel jackets) to your exact requirements so that the shade reflects your mood.  I remember the days of the mood ring (mine never ever changed from blue or green.  Either it was defective or I am an extremely calm person!) but I much prefer this idea.