As Preston has a much bigger audience than me, I went straight to her comments for the feedback. As expected, I picked up some further tips including substituting a white tee for a short strand of pearls (or a silver or gold chain for similar light reflecting properties), the Petit Bateau white tee and the white tee under a V-neck. I used to wear white tees under plain V-necks a lot in the 90s, I must revisit! (more…)
Two very easy winter styling updates to consider if you fancy some newness without a mega cash outlay.
First, a thin leather belt. Thanks to Phoebe Philo, The Row and Louis Vuitton, the big boxy tailored coat is where the smart money is right now, but instead of buttoned, it’s worn wrapped and belted with a one-inch leather belt. (more…)
“It’s a photograph dress, not a wearing dress. And that reminds me of a story. This man sold a thousand tins of sardines, and the buyer rang him up and said, ‘I’ve just eaten one of your sardines. It was disgusting,’ and this man said, `You fool, they weren’t eating sardines, they were buying and selling sardines.’”
Michael Chow on Tina Chow’s Fortuny dress, Vogue, 1973 (more…)
Continuing on a books tip, here’s an excellent recommendation if you’re in a creative fug or a chronic procrastinator.
Do Interesting: Notice. Collect. Share* (below) is a highly bookmarkable little companion that suggests unexpected approaches to unlocking creativity. It’s all about seemingly micro actions; paying attention, collecting and sharing.
Author Russell Davies interviewed me for it following a brief email exchange about his fab cool cafes blog. We discovered we had a similar dot-joining approach to creative thinking and he particularly liked the descriptions of my overstuffed scrapbooks.
Do Interesting is genius because you can passively consume it and let the advice seep into your subconscious, or you can actively follow the “Do” takeaways at the end of each page. Or a bit of both. (I just discovered some more scrapbooking intel from Russell here.)