OOTD: Pin Up Paper Doll Vintage dress and Nars Rita Lipstick. 

Ah, Collectif, where have you been all my life? On a recent jaunt through East London, I wandered into a vintage style store and fell in love. And not only that, they were having a sale. Cue this dress, a modern reproduction of a vintage pattern with little 50’s pin up paper dolls printed all…

Advertisements

Blog Challenge: 10 Things About Me

I’ve been tagged twice recently in a blog challenge to tell you all ten things about me. SO, just for fun, I put it in a video. It’s plenty awkward, but if you’re interested in knowing more about me, you probably want to know what I look and sound like, right? Click below to watch.…

A Want Of Kindness by Joanne Limburg

Opening on her childhood, this book tells the story of Anne, the niece of the King of England in the 1600’s, up til she takes the throne herself in the line of succession. She’s a woman aware of her place, who loves her older, bossy sister Mary and who has been raised a protestant, in…

Shaping Fashion: Balenciaga Exhibition at London’s V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of my favourite places to visit. They have an amazing array of different artefacts stretching back hundreds of years. But I particularly love their focus on fashion and textiles through time. This Summer, they have a really beautiful exhibition of Balenciaga’s work, showcasing his skill and his influence.…

A Walk In The Park: London’s Chelsea Physick Garden

London is often called a green city, because although it’s very densely populated and built up, it’s also got some truly lovely large parks and gardens. One of the smaller gardens is in Chelsea, and contains the second oldest botanical garden in the UK. Chelsea Physick Garden was established in 1673, and remains to this…

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

This book is kind of unusual. Purporting to be the culmination of the research of the author into one of his own ancestors, it’s a collection of documents relating to a brutal murder that takes place in the Scottish Highlands during the 1800’s. It’s a time when crofters worked rented land owned by the laird,…

London Landmark: St Paul’s Cathedral

I haven’t done a post about London in while, and I love sharing my adventures in the city with you, and places that I love. This time, I went to St Paul’s Cathedral, which is a beautiful, peaceful place. Oddly enough, even though I’ve been in London for 8 years, I hadn’t actually gone inside…

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

There are days when it’s raining or or nights when it’s chilly and you just want to curl up with a bestseller, easy read thriller. You could do a lot worse than this one. It’s one of those books that gets labelled as the next Girl On The Train. And perhaps that’s about right. I…

Incognito by Khaled Talib

The Pope has been kidnapped. Is it the work of terrorists? Or does the rabbit hole go a lot deeper than that? Enter the League Of Invisible Knights, a secret order of highly trained professionals sworn to fight the forces of evil. Ayden Tanner, an ex-SAS commando, with two colleagues, descends on the scene, and…