10.2010collected: 10.2010

Snow white


I've put this Diana mini lomographic camera on my wishlist for Christmas. Designed in the 60s it wasn't a big success. But now she's back and how... The blurry-soft and dreamy-toned images capture reality as no other camera can. Special features like the retro square format, half-frames option or multiple-exposure panoramas get you to experiment. Can't wait to start shooting...

New Look


In 1947 French couturier Dior launched a Spring collection that would change the look of fashion in post-war Europe. Away with the functional wartime clothes, in with elegant full skirts that exuded romance. This winter the full skirt took over the runways again. From Zara to Louis Vuitton, everyone can get themselves an escape into a romantic, elegant style that channels their inner Mad Men lady.
photos: garance doré, dior, paul smith, louis vuitton, dries van noten & the sartorialist

Wall art


I love the work of Swedish illustrator Stina Persson. She uses ink, watercolour and gouache paint to portray sensual women. She states that her work is about "finding the right balance between the edgy and the elegant, the raw and the beautiful." Her distinctive portraits are used on the products of skin care line Face Boutique. The bottles would look great in my bathroom...

Little Red Riding Hood


One of the must-haves in your closet this winter is a cape. Elegant and ankle-sweeping or short and fun, capes are all about comfort. Wear them with skinny pants or a long skirt to balance out your silhouette. Be bold and pick a cape in a strong colour or one with a fur collar. 

photos via garance doré, lookbook, le blog de betty, miss pandora & fashionising pictures

Smiley faces


"Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness."
- Christian Dior

Rose Bakery


Paris is my favourite city, so I try to visit it at least once a year. I have a little black book filled with special adresses and Rose Bakery in the Marais is one of them. This English inspired bakery sells vegetable tarts, salads and cakes. You can take-away the goodies or eat them at one of the wooden tables. I tried the lentil salad and a vegetable tart last time I was there and they were so yummy! Rose Bakery has a cookbook with all its succes recipes, so you can try to make everything at home...
30 rue Debelleyme, Paris 3ème

Blue jean girl


Versatile & never out of style.. a jeans shirt is a must in every wardrobe. 
photos via garance doré, le blog de betty, lookbook & stockholm streetstyle

Dents de bonheur


In recent fashion editorials models with a gap between their teeth rule. In French these are called 'dents de bonheur' or 'happy teeth', just love that name... And to think I had my teeth fixed when I was younger. Could have been my unique-selling-point.



Found these funny cards from Rifle Paper Co.  online. They sell beautiful greeting cards, prints & invitations. I will keeping my eye on their site for my Christmas cards.

Front row part deux


The fashion pack has left Paris. Below are some of the outfits I found inspiring from the runways in Milan and Paris. Beautiful prints, luxurious fabrics & wellcut silhouettes, I'm already creating my wishlist.



I love the packaging of the bio perfumes from Honoré des Prés. Get your own take-away-perfume-cup with scents of vanille, coconut, flowers & spices on their website

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