Whenever I plan on reading or meeting deadlines for school, I always discover amazing brands and it's in these times that I hop over here with excitement, itching to share it with you. Blooming Leopold is one of them, owner, Lauren's F/W collection has a selection of marble dyed pieces, some are vintage and others are handmade. Visit her etsy store here
I love Dree Hemingway and this editorial she did for the 31st edition of Muse Magazine. It's just bloomingly awesome. Dig the styling and those Celine pumps (as I have mentioned in a previous post)
Photography: Cass Bird
Styling: Ethel Park
Make-up: Chiho Omae
Hair: Holli Smith
Lu Cong's oil paintings are so captivating. His portrait series has an eerie feel to it that it grabbed my attention. Once I recovered from the stare (it's very Gollum-ish eh?)I could pay attention to the finer details.
Whenever I shop for vintage, I always look at the quality, fabric and make. The beauty and the worth of the garment are all in the details, I'm a firm believer that vintage must be carefully selected. With that said, Adored Vintage has some beautiful, high quality vintage. Their latest look book, Among the flowers, is just lovely.
French label, Milleneufeentquatrevingtquare's A/W 2012 collection, Hortus is too lovely for words. Their printed silk scarves are so beautiful, I would not only wear them but I could possibly hang on them on my wall too.
Here are a few things that I love right now, all in one post. I'm going to be sourcing so probs no blogging this weekend . Peace out for now.
I love Mona F/W 2012
Love the peter pan collar, the little frocks, it's all vintage inspired so I can but only love it (I previously blogged about I love Mona here). See more
Unseen photographs of The Rolling Stones
One of my favourite bands. I really loved looking at these. Thanks to The Stool Pigeon for this.
I usually get a lot of inspiration from stylesightings. These two are my faves at the moment. Garance in that oversized coat and Anya in those leather overalls.
A modest proposal
This editorial for W Magazine (October 2012). It depicts the Victorian era so well, a little eerie but very cool. More here
Vintage books by iconic graphic designers
I've recently become a huge fan of Pichulik, thanks to power blogger, Miss Moss. A few months ago she blogged about Pichulik's debut collection here and immediately I developed a strong desire to own one (or many) of her jewellery pieces. I rarely blog about South African designers and I really should, the talent in this country is just mind blowing. So, with that in mind here's a South African dream team that will knock the socks right off your feet!
Local designers, Lalesso and Pichulik came together and collaborated in creating this glorious range of bags, I really want to get my hands on one of them. Visit their website here and thanks again to the fiercely talented, Diana Moss for this revelation.
Images via: Lalesso x Pichulik
10 looks that have recently rocked my world. There are coats, boyish shorts, a printed suit, paisely pants and sequins. I hope you like it as much as I do
Her gold paisley pants
Her gold and grey ensemble. Such perfect layering from Anne Catherine
Their outfits. Love the sequined dress on the left and the paisely pants makes another appearance from the lass on the right.
Her vintage inspired coat. Gimme
Her printed suit with those sneakers
Her coat. It's also vintage inspired and so fabulously belted
She takes casual androgyny to a whole new level of cool. Niiice day wear
Her leather pants, classic black pumps with that casual denim shirt.
Pretty sick styling for Elle France (October 2012). I'm falling in love with those red Givenchy sandals and those silver Celine pumps just blow my mind, yes shoes can do that to me. I've spotted them in a lot of editorials and it's definitely on my Christmas wish list.
Photographer: Nicolas Valois
Model: Romee Strijd
Styling: Michele Beaurenaut
Makeup: Julie B
Hair: Christof Hasenbein
Australian designer, Lisa Gorman collaborated with artist Rhys Lee on a limited range for Spring. The patterns and colours are too incredible for words and just when I was getting over onesies, I see this one and I'm sold all over again!
Check out the collection here
The name is Romy Alfino, I reside in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a personal blog about fashion, vintage, art and photography. I share images for your visual pleasure
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