Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little introduction to Percival

Thursday, January 27, 2011
I was recently introduced to Percival,  a brand designed and made in London.  Whilst it may be menswear I know I'd happily wear everything, even if it is on the larger side.

I loved the pieces that I saw but most of all I loved the detail that had gone into them.  You can always tell that designers are passionate about what they do when such attention is paid to the little details, whilst still keeping the product stylish and practical.

The wax macs had fantastic linings which reminded me of various papers.  It might just be the stationery addict in me though...


As a knitwear addict, these key print lovelies also caught my eye.  I do like a nice warm jumper!

And while I'm on the key theme, how about these goodies?



Urban Outfitters : Key bracelet

If you want to know a bit more about Percival I suggest you take a peek at the great interview conducted by Style Salvage or hop on over to their website and have a gander.

Pretty Polli


It was Australia day yesterday so it's only appropriate that I give you a sneaky peek of the new collection by Australian brand Polli.  

Run by Maja and Tess, not only are the designs lovely (and completely appealing to my illustrator side, they're all like jewelled little drawings!) but they're also made with the environment in mind.  I have to admit that when I buy jewellery that's not the first thing I consider but when I do find a brand that does take sustainability into account I am always in awe.

The new collection is inspired by all of my favourite things including nature, vintage treasures and Japanese paper designs.  


Architecture also plays a role, especially in these Amsterdam and Brooklyn pieces (reminding me that I am sorely in need of a holiday)


Indulging my love of foxes (anyone else seen Fantastic Mr Fox an absurd amount of times?)



My favourite pieces are the Peter Pan collars, a style which is rapidly heading up the 'must have' lists of 2011.  

You can see their past and present collections here as well as decorations and homewares (tealight fans will love their offerings inspired by kimono designs).  

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Raf Simons

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I absolutely loved the Raf Simons show, the duffles, the colours...wonderful!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Family

Saturday, January 22, 2011



Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts  
~ Author Unknown

Friday, January 21, 2011

Doodles Ahoy

Friday, January 21, 2011


If you fancy taking a peek at an illustrated round up of the current menswear shows hop on over to Style Salvage where I have very kindly been featured.

Enjoy!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marc saves the Birds!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I have a soft spot for Marc by Marc Jacobs because they were one of the first big brands to commission me after I graduated.  But it's not that element that led to this blog post.  Oh no, it was just the birds (surprise surprise).  

The 2011 Resort accessories feature our little feathered friends in abundance from umbrellas (how lovely is the handle?!) to tiny little love bird rings.  I'm pretty sure I'll be treating myself to some bits and pieces soon.  I might even do a little rain dance just so I have a reason to buy the brollie.





Monday, January 17, 2011

Burberry up close

Monday, January 17, 2011






A big thank  you goes to Helen Seamons for letting me use her fab photos for reference

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Duffle Love

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Burberry Menswear Autumn/Winter 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indecision was Peggy's downfall

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Prada vs. YSL for Peggy & Debbie....

Fading in Style


I feel like I'm fading a bit today despite copious amounts of coffee (yes, I know it's not even 10am yet)



Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

All the colours of the rainbow

Friday, January 07, 2011

Last year I was very kindly invited to visit Sane Communications to take a peek at their brands Spring Summer collections.  I hope this doesn't sound like I'm completely sucking up because I like to be honest in my ramblings!  I loved it all.  Every single bit, every brand, every button and every colour of the rainbow that I had the pleasure of viewing.  It didn't matter that the brands were predominantly for men (I'm at my happiest in an oversize shirt/jumper and brogues).  I'll be going into a bit more detail about exactly what I saw in later posts but for now I leave you with a little colourful preview.


Lavenham jackets and gilets (love that Liberty lining)
Ben Sherman desert boots

In the works...


Last year was a bit of a strange one for me.  Work wise it was wonderful but on other fronts it wasn't so good.  I suppose I'll expand on that at a later point (what do you think...more raging and venting on the blog?!) but for now I remain in a state of suspension if that's the right phrase to use.

Whilst I love what I do I'm feeling the urge to do something different.  I just don't know what.  So you may be seeing less of me...or you may be seeing more, who knows! 

For now I'm going to leave you with some bits and bobs in the works...


Etched suede, rose gold & wooden birdy medals



Etched suede, gemstone and pearl mini rucksacks

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Bird in a Bag

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Outfit of the Day

I'm starting to get increasingly jealous of the little outfits these birds keep sporting

Monday, January 03, 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Don't worry about not fitting into things after holiday over indulgence...you can jam yourself in if you try!