Accessory Of The Day: Pink Cat Earrings From Nic Love

I picked these eccentric earrings up at London Fashion Week Festival last year. They're superfun baby pink acrylic, lasercut. And yes, they're cats! These are a favourite accessory from London brand From Nic Love, who create glittery, delightful jewelry and accessories that are bold and fun. Since I get a lot of compliments on these, …

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The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

London, 1883, three lives are drawn together. Thaniel, a young man who works for the Home Office as a telegraphist, an eccentric Japanese watchmaker who may have links to a bomb set my Irish revolutionaries, and Grace, a woman at Oxford who longs to be able to work on her science experiments in peace. When …

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Bedlam: London And Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

The word Bedlam became part of common usage as a slang word for chaos, anarchy and mess, but was originally a well known hospital for those suffering from mental illness. It was established in 1247 and existed at different sites til the 1930's. It's history is the history of the treatment for people who were …

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Summer with Macabella Spread: New Recipes with Chocolate Macadamia

You guys probably know that I love Macabella Spread, so when the lovely people there got in touch with me and asked me if I'd like to be part of their Summer campaign, I said I'd love to. Macabella is a macadamia nut and Belgian chocolate spread that you can have on toast, use in …

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London’s Silent Museum, 18 Folgate Street: Dennis Severs House

In the heart of London's historic East End, where the streets are still cobbled, and Jack The Ripper walking tours wander the night, one of London's most eccentric museum experiences is hidden behind the doors of 18 Folgate Street. There is no sign outside to tell you what's within, so you could mistakenly walk past …

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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 …

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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. …

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