Wednesday, May 20, 2015

shopping at cos..and finding great black trousers

I just found the best black trousers at Cos, maybe not a Memorial Day must-have but there you go. I popped into their Soho store and loved...this jumpsuit, this print, this metallic coat, this dress, this top, and this cut-out one, and these sandals. The culottes and jewels looked great too.

Monday, May 18, 2015


Nope these aren't for me. They're for the little man. I bought Gap toddler girl overalls a few sizes up, the legs are slimmer. For a similar look (for you)... MadewellGap, H and M, Selected Femme, looove this below at Reformation, Anthropologie

Saturday, May 16, 2015

little black top

Embroidery, eyelets and all that lovely stuff is everywhere this summer, mostly in white. So go for black. Topshop.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

the best summer jackets

I am always being quizzed about summer jackets. Slim pickings this year but I saw this one above by Masscob at KJ's Laundry in The Times, a Madewell kimono style, sort of light denim relaxed number (amazing description) at Reformation, smarter linen blazer option by Club Monaco, cropped knit at Hush and another blue print at Mango. Lulu Kennedy just launched a collection with M&S and I love this one, if you need something a bit more structured this linen blazer at J Crew is a good bet. Cos has a cropped pink/red print option here and this mesh one caught my eye...

Monday, May 11, 2015

secret cities - shanghai and chinatown, new york by luru home

My ongoing obsession with cushion (pillows) collecting (yep, true) led to the discovery of Luru Home. The founders Claire and Lisa met in Shanghai, spied the beautiful indigo textiles and Luru Home was born. Claire is now back in Brooklyn and they've kindly shared their secret cities below...pass it on...


Boutique Pilang Palang - bold yet classic Chinese design for the home
Bar Mokkos - shochu cocktails too easy to toss back
Restaurant Xibo - scrumptious Xinjiang fare
Coffee Farine - Paris of the East
Beauty Zen Massage the perfect nightcap

Chinatown, New York

Boutique No6 store - vintage and contemporary
Bar Leadbelly - might we suggest the Burma Shave?
Restaurant Nom Wah Tea Parlor - dim sum with a mid-century vibe 
Coffee Dimes - quirky Canal Street breaky joint 
Beauty Mian Tian Sing - known for its no-frills, no-fuss, fantastic blow-outs

more secret cities here from Poppy Delevingne, Stephanie Phair from The Outnet, Elizabeth Blitzer and Annie Taube...

Thursday, May 7, 2015

zara spring 2015

I spotted these mid-heel beauties on instagram. Zara again, yep I know, but they are storming this season. This blouse/jacket has sold out everywhere after the Man Repeller wore it. This mini bucket bag is on my wish list, love this print, and I really like their kids collections, especially the shirtsleggings and slim trousers for boys.  

Monday, May 4, 2015

the new espadrilles

The espadrille has had a makeover, and yes they are allowed in the city. Stripes (above) by Soludos. Leopard print at Topshop. Snakey by H&M. Suede beauties by Aquazzura. Gold and metallic at Zara. Smoking slipper style by Soludos

*image via sincerely jules

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