design

Perfect pairing: comfort food and wabi-sabi ceramics



wabi-sabi ceramics - Molosco Dinner Set by Laura Letinsky

Spring is on the horizon but… we’re not quite there yet (just ask a New Yorker). I’m still in soup, stew and rustic roasts mode – the salads will have to wait a while longer I’m afraid. Whetting my appetite is my foodie Pinterest board, currently groaning with aubergine bakes and pear cakes. (If you prefer to look than cook, Anthropologie’s Pinterest always has the most beautiful food imagery).

To serve a rustic winter feast, there’s nothing nicer than home-made-looking, wabi-sabi ceramics. (more…)



On my radar: Serge Lutens’ art of beauty



Serge Lutens perfume and make-up

Serge Lutens is one of those people, the more you learn about them, the more you think, damn why I am I only just discovering all this now?

I had heard of Serge Lutens and his incredibly expensive (and tiny) lipsticks. I knew his perfumes from many forays to the Liberty fragrance department but was only vaguely clued up on his past as Christian Dior’s beauty creative director in the late 60s and 70s. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Christian Dior pre-fall 2018



Christian Dior pre fall 2018

These looks from  Christian Dior pre-fall 2018 are simply beautiful. Simple. And beautiful. The collection is inspired by gender-fluid 1920s surrealist Claude Cahun and I love how in tune it is with women’s lives; extremely wearable and adaptable. The trousers above look like the perfect weight and cut.

The logo shoppers have already been all over social media (more…)