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A Few Of My Favourite Things…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Very much in love with this handbag by J. Mendel

Today should have been my monthly Object’s of Desire posting, where I would post something ultra extravagant, if I had unlimited funds and/or a Black Amex card.  Unfortunately my day started really late, so instead of giving you a half ass post, I’m posting a few of my favourite things.

I’m totally in love with the entire J. Mendel collection, lots of black {my favourite colour} as well as a strong reds, camels and greys. Click here to be taken to their boutique.

J. Mendel Collection

J. Mendel Collection

I love these Miu Miu Gingham Sandals

Gingham taken to an elegant high level

Isn’t this skirt something! It’s just perfect with the chambray blouse!

Loving this Stepen dweck Multi Stone Ring ~ $495 @ Neiman Marcus

We’ve always got to have some extra vivid colour in our lives!

One last hurrah before summer is officially over ~ Here is the Grey Goose Cherry Noir Hampton’s Punch ~ click image for recipe

To everyone in the U.S., have a safe, amazing and sunny Labor Day weekend!

All images obtained via Pinterest except Grey Goose, obtained via http://societeperrier.com/

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To Be Adorned With Decadorn…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

A couple of months ago, my sister sent me a beautiful image of a amethyst ring she had just purchased back home in London; what was ironic was that I had bought a very similar ring here in the U.S., maybe 6 months before; talk about having the exact same tastes.

Decadorn Jewelry is the vision of Helen Bailey, who graduated from Nottingham Trent University, with a degree in Textile Design.  Her online bazaar sells unique and striking statement jewelery.  Before starting her own company, Helen worked as a high street Fashion & Accessories Buyer for over 10 years; and therefore has an amazing and experienced eye for detail.

Each piece is absolutely stunning, consisting of mostly Agate, Amethyst and Crystal Quartz {among other semi precious crystals}.  Helen also creates beautiful beaded bracelets of various metals, which are inlaid within a leather cord.  For such beautiful jewelry, her prices are absolutely fantastic!  I’m hoping to have my own fingers and neck adorned with Decadorn in the near future.

Visit her beautiful online boutique at: http://decadorn.co.uk/

All images are the property of Decadorn

Louis Vuitton’s Dotty Pop Up Store To Adore…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

One of my favourite stores back home in London, Selfridges, is featuring the new Louis Vuitton pop up store, and they’ve gone a little dotty!  Selfridges is visualizing the magical world of Yayoi Kusama, who is a Japanese artist and writer, who has worked in a wide variety of mediums.

This gorgeously designed pop-up store is filled with pumpkins inspired by her artwork and a stunning collection of exclusive, luxury, spotty accessories.  For me, this is a magical wonderland of one of my favourite brands.

Selfridges is always pushing the envelope with their quirky, yet elegant window displays and interior embellishments.  I would love to be there right now to view this display for myself.  The website is a treat too, with its polka dot theme and sleek sliding images, it’s worth taking a look. Who knew polka dots could be so chic!

To see more of the beautiful collection, and to view behind the scenes images click here.

Oh Don’t Stop The Carnival…

In Daily Musings on August 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

Good morning dahhlings! Another Monday, this one being the one before Labor Day weekend here in the states and today being a big bank holiday back home in England, with the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street festival in full swing in London as I type.  The Notting Hill Carnival has been in existence in London since 1966.

Every year the streets of West London come alive with the sounds of Reggae and Calypso music, with elaborate costumes and foods from the various West Indian Islands {you may already know I am of Jamaican extraction}.  I haven’t been to the carnival in years, but I’ll be playing some cheerful sounds around my home today to keep me in the carnival mood.

The downside to this, is it means summer really is nearly over.  Don’t you think it went by too fast?

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Even the police are dancing in the streets ~ Copyright PA

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Have yourselves an amazing Monday!

Wrap Your Weekend In Colour…

In Daily Musings on August 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This stunning image was posted on my Facebook page {visit me here} and I just had to share. Wishing you a fabulous, productive and amazing weekend!

Ms. Canon~Belle Has Arrived…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

I waited for 48 hours and she finally arrived! Yes my Canon EOS Rebel T3i camera arrived yesterday, and I am beyond Ecstatic.  And yes, I’ve decided my camera is a girl!

I’ve been wanting a grown up camera for a while now; there was only so much my trusty iPhone 4 camera could do {even with the fantastic editing apps, which I’ll continue to use}.  I also had a Olympus digital camera, my sister gifted to me years ago, which also did the trick; but it really was time to start playing with the big girls and boys (or at least in the sandbox with the other newbies).

After reviewing this baby to death, comparison shopping, and reading everything I possibly could about this camera, I finally made the leap on Tuesday; and now it’s here. 🙂

Now if I only knew how to use it!

Have a fantastic weekend Dahhlings, you know what I’ll be doing.

Mind The Gap…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Today I went for my usual biweekly hair cut, and decided to stop in The Gap; I’m glad I did!  I found these cute fuchsia suede flats above for $39.95 and with my 40% off coupon, I got them for a steal.  I was happy as a clam after that!  I’m loving the ad with principal ballet star, Yuan Yuan Tan of the San Francisco Ballet; that’s quite a pose she’s striking there.

How will I wear these shoes: probably with black skinny cropped trousers and a black fitted tee, with a statement necklace and my trusty Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag on my arm.  Let’s keep it simple 🙂

Also, while out and about, I decided to treat myself to some orange dyed sunflowers.  I love sunflowers, they just make a room all chic and cheery.

I swapped vases!

Wednesday With A Swirl…

In Daily Musings on August 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

I was a little hesitant to post this image as I have no idea who designed this stunning creation of a dress.  My sister always advises me, to try to post designer information whenever possible.  If anyone knows who the designer is, please let me know.

The fit; the beading, the swirl of the train, with its Pucciesque print {could it be Pucci?} is in a word… Gorgeous!  The print reminds me of the beautiful latte art some baristas are able to create with steaming milk; a skill in itself, which can take years to master.

For me it truly is, Wednesday with a swirl.

 Happy Wednesday Dahhlings!

Has Yours Arrived?

In Daily Musings on August 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

Well my Harper’s Bazaar arrived in the mail yesterday and was not forced into my mail box, but placed nicely on the stairs by Ms. Mail Lady.  I’ve got one more to go (Elle) and then I’ll do my homework to see what trends I’ll incorporate into my wardrobe this season.

I must say the Harper’s Bazaar magazine is less impressive in size then Vogue’s 916 pages; coming in at a wimpy 550 pages, (yes I know Vogue has a gazillion more ads).  I could swear there were more pages in Harper’s last year; although I remember reading somewhere, that all the September issues are 20% bigger this year.   I’ll let it slide though, because Harper’s really is my all time favourite of all the fashion magazines.  What’s yours?

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Monday Morning Musings…

In Daily Musings on August 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

Well beautiful people, it’s Monday again, I hope you had a wonderful and productive weekend.  Mine was pretty low-key; getting over a slight cold, and pretty much getting myself in order.

It’s a new week and time to make some things happen. I’m putting my best 4″ wedged heels forward. What are you going to make happen this week? Remember, there is no time like the present.

Whatever you’ve been putting off, try to put it in motion, TODAY!

Aim High!!

Have yourselves an amazing and fabulous Monday!

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