Embracing the dark side

My mother loves goths. More to the point, she loves being one. When she first revealed this penchant for dressing-up I asked her, “What would you have said if I was a goth… Continue reading

Arm candy (that’s ethical, too)

This little treat arrived in the post today. A travelling, trackable wrist accoutrement that’s not only ethically-sourced and utterly beautiful, but is also designed to encourage global acts of kindness. Band 4 Hope… Continue reading

Crossing this, striking that

Chilling out at Port Eliot festival this weekend, surrounded by a ludicrous amount of creatives, got me thinking it’s about time I got my butt in gear. There have been so many projects… Continue reading

Wishes can come true (so I keep telling myself)

Shameless hint-dropping for the birthday ahead, but heck, complete with my birth stone sapphire, this Zoe and Morgan skull ring may as well have my name on it. Note to the boy: don’t… Continue reading

Icons and inspiration

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about icons. Not necessarily those pivotal figures like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn – whom without a doubt, are indeed icons – but more-so photographs, items –… Continue reading

California dreaming

This list of swoon-worthy American brands I own is booming – first, it was Spanish Moss – the site that not only sells some of the best vintage pieces that I’ve seen in… Continue reading

Oh hello, love-of-my-life

Now, if you ask anyone knows me to share a thing or two about auld muggins (that’s me), they’ll probably tell you at some point that I’m a big fan of all things… Continue reading

Anthropologie AW12 press day

expressive paint splashes an abundance of lace and texture aplenty

Inspiration everywhere

While waiting for friends yesterday, I hopped into the Courtauld Gallery shop at Somerset House to flick through a few books. My attention was captured by one publication in particular – pictured below. Isn’t it… Continue reading

A sneak-peek at what’s up for grabs

This time next week we’ll be setting up shop at The Vintage Event at Balham Bowls Club. For now, we’ve been sifting and sorting so that we bring along the best possible pieces… Continue reading

Love vintage? Look no further

with thanks to Jess for the lovely graphics!

Love in the Cotswolds

into the sea you & me all these years and no-one heard i’ll show you in spring it’s a treacherous thing we missed, you hissed

Road Trip: roaming round Scotland (then home)

scones at Inverary the village at night doin’ time ‘tat’ at Tarbert out fishin’ man carries wood growin’ green the Easter chick gets it… she wore flowers on her hand home is… full… Continue reading

Road Trip: the story so far

Dad in the drivin’ seat uh-oh: accident in the middle of the night… mornin’! home for the next three days welcome to Lochgilphead favours speeches how you know you’re at a Scottish wedding:… Continue reading

Walking is for jerks

…at least according to Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi. I spotted her inspirational work over on My Modern Met (thanks for sharing, folks) and couldn’t resist from adding a note or two myself. Natsumi… Continue reading

Elements of inspiration

A few things ticking my boxes right now…    

Blingin’ business cards

Our new brand identity – what do you think? We’re slightly in love…   With much love to Samuel the Mule Mathews for his endless patience, creative genius and all-round niceness.  

Johnwaynes – Libertango

Nothing gets that summer feeling rushing through your veins quite like a tune that sounds like it’s literally just landed from Ibiza. Cue JohnwWaynes’ Libertango, the track that the Portuguese producer duo released in 2009 –… Continue reading

What does it take to be the Brightest and Best?

Last July, I found myself sat in a dank, dark subterranean warehouse, with arches overhead, and the smell of damp filling my nostrils. What could simply have been the venue for a techno… Continue reading

Rockin’ blooms

Just in at New York boutique Married to the Mob: utterly amazing leggings printed with a serious hothouse of florals. It’s a close call, but we reckon the Full Bloom Leggings (bottom) have it. However,… Continue reading