Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I love interiors almost as much as I love fashion, and thought that as I am in the process of re-designing my house, I would post a few ideas that are in my scrapbook.

Inspiration for my kitchen........ sort of rustic meets urban?

Love to know what you think?

Salvaged Wood Kitchen Island Large

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I have always loved beach combed wood, the almost grey colour, the softened edges, and the open grain........so beautiful.

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This salvaged wood island piece would work so well, and the stools just give it a bit more of a punch!  

Not that my kitchen is anywhere near this size, but again love the textures and materials used here.

I will have to get drinking a bit more wine if I am to have a go at creating this quirky chandelier........ But I'm sure I can rise to the challenge?!

An altogether softer look here.

Folklore by Danielle and Rob Reid

I know this is a shop........but I just love the way they have designed it using reclaimed floorboards and scaffolding planks as shelves, a  great combination.

Folklore by Danielle and Rob Reid

These shelves would be such an easy look to recreate!

Folklore by Danielle and Rob Reid

Another great table, teamed with some metal chairs. The lampshade is pretty cool, don't you think?.......

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I want to have a chill out area in the kitchen too, and I love these grain sack covered arm chairs.........great for the kids to jump over too!


I would like to use antique French linen to make the soft furnishings........

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Makes me think of an old French bakery, but perhaps a bit too smart?

rustic dining room by Aida Ines

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This look is a little more feminine, but still very gorgeous.

Hey, what fun are these forks? They have been bent to create some alternative hooks....... Maybe a car boot hunt seems like a good idea?

So if you have any thoughts ideas or pictures you would like to share with me, in my quest to get this room right, I would love to hear from you?

P.S. My next post will be back to the day job......FASHION!!

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Thursday, June 20, 2013


HOLIDAY........Splurge or Steal!

Flight's booked, hotel arranged, sunshine and blue skies here I come!

If like me, your credit card is maxed out after paying for the holiday? Then have a look at my purse friendly High Street alternatives.

The look is still every bit as chic, and sassy as their designer big sisters, but at a fraction of the cost!





Try a little Boho chic.......

Soft Leather and cotton ropes Woven Women Leather Cuff Bracelet Men Leather Bracelet 1172A

Pavement, pool, or party in Gold Jelly Shoes £18 River Island 

G21 Distressed Denim Shorts

Nothing to be "upset" about the price here.......? 

Just don't drop your choc ice down this one, it so ruins your inner Halle Berry Bond girl look!

Cooler than cool retro chic Sunglasses £10 River Island

Can't afford the Marant's......?

Large Double Handled Beach Basket

Huge Moroccan woven Beach bag £25 from Basket Basket!

This fabulous hold everything could be used for all the family's beach kit......Just make sure someone else carries it though? 
Well it is your holiday after all!








 Graphic Print Racer Back Bikini Top

 Graphic Print Bikini Briefs

Graphic Print Bikini Bottom £5 Matalan

Elle Macpherson alway's seems to get it right...........

Get some Supermum status in this stunning bikini, at a price you won't loose sleep over!

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 Rainbow Print Kimono

Just moored the yacht in the marina, or hopped of the lilo?!

 Pop on a kimono kaftan for a spot of lunch, "darling".......

Mini Bolga Baskets

Going it alone......Just big enough for your sun cream , book and sunglasses! 
Bolga Basket £17  from Basket Basket.
Wayfarer Sunglasses

Checking out the talent by the pool,
 or keeping an eye on the kids?

 If these sunglasses get scratched in the sand, then at £14 from Oasis , there shouldn't be tears!

Image 1 of ASOS JESSIE Espadrilles

Valentino, Chanel, and a host of other designers have made the espadrille the footwear of choice this summer.........

Image 1 of ASOS Bracelet Pack With Plaited Beads

Pile them high......... asos Stack Bracelets £8

Image 2 of Echo Ethnic Straw Fedora Hat

Rock a hat.....
you know it makes sense and looks super cool too! 

beach tents - red white stripes

Pack a tent!

Great for sleeping babies and tots, and avoiding the dilemma of how to get your wet swimwear off,  without revealing your all to the beach?!

 Reserved Slogan Beach Towel 163cm x 84cm

 Use this fun beach towel on your sun lounger .
Get there first.......

Have a great time.....!


Friday, June 14, 2013


WISH OF THE WEEK...........

L.A. designer Brian Lichtenberg's hip and cool collections often have a cheeky humour attached . 

The edgy pieces have a huge following, and are firm favourites of  British super models Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne,  for their preferred off duty look..........

Get you paws on...... 

Feel like the cat who got the cream in this 

The claws are out for a 

"Meow".....means yes please in cat talk!  

Style predators will love...... 

Playful lady in 

The"Purr"fect red..... 

Become a slinky feline in 

Looks like the dog thinks he's the cats whiskers!


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