Sunday, 30 October 2011

London still loves me!

... and I still love London, as I discovered on my yesterday's day trip to this wonderful city. I hadn't been in London for a while and decided to go for a day to visit the British Museum and beautiful historic Liberty department store where I hadn't been to before.

British Museum, of human history and culture, is one of the largest museums in the World featuring around 9 million objects from all continents. It is so big that it's impossible to go through the entire museum in just one day but I tried to see as much possible, the most interesting departments for me being the ones of Egypian, Greek and Roman history.

Also, I had always wanted to pay a visit to Liberty Department Store - one of the most iconic shops in London. Liberty was first opened in 1875 and until now it retains it's incredible character and beauty from back these times. I was blown away by it's amazing interior - all wooden beams & stairs and beautiful furnishings. And of course the products - Liberty is well known by offering items from some of the most exclusive and expensive designers - Alexander McQueen, Sonia Rykiel, Markus Lupfer, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang and Isabel Marant among many others. And I could finally see and touch my favourite item from A/W 2011 collections - Isabel Marant Yoan Intarsia sweater..mmmmm... If I hadn't had a more (money-)sensible family member with me, I would have probably handed over that £385 :-)

Anyway, here are some of the pics from my lovely little day trip:

Outfit ready for the day! Jumper and trousers - Topshop, belt - ASOS, bag - Gucci















And the last picture.. Let's just say that I had my Christmas present early this year :-) More of that in my next post:


Friday, 28 October 2011

a piece of India..

Due to the nature of my everyday job, I am away from home a lot visiting different cities, towns and villages in the South of UK. Last week, whilst grabbing a quick lunch between client meetings in a lovely historic town of Farnham, I happened to pass a random market stall where a lady sat alone on this rather chilly October day. She was selling jewellery. Seeing her sitting there made me kind of feel a bit sorry for her - it was a beautiful sunny day but really cold and having to sit there hours and hours must not have left very nice..

Therefore, I decided to approach her, say hello and take a peek of what she had to offer. "Have you made these yourself?" I asked. "No," she replied with a warm smile on her face, "we import these from India". And then I spotted this - the most stunning necklace I had seen in a long time! It's so simple but exactly what I have been looking for for a while. A large bird pendant with wings wide open. It looks a bit rough, like it had been made in a rush and not with much care and effort but that's exactly how I like it (I do like weird things :-)!  Here it is - my new little treasure:





As a wise man once said:

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The most truthful beauty ad ever :D


Haha :) This is the only "beauty ad" in the world I truly believe in. Hilarious and soo right!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sunday, 23 October 2011

My inspiration..!

Meet my best friend Anne who is one of the most stylish people I know. I thought she deserves a post in my blog, as she is the person who has most influenced my clothing choices.

I do not consider myself to be stylish or fashionable. I am just an ordinary girl who adores clothes and is obsessed with fashion magazines. I love UK because it's full of so many different people and cultures and this colourfulness truly inspires me. Especially London - I have never seen so many interesting/different people anywhere else in the world! When you walk on the streets of London you could wear a plastic bin bag and no-one would even notice - this is how normal it is in London to be different from the masses. In contrary, my lovely home country Estonia is much more conservative and that's why I applaud people there who are brave enough not to dress like the rest of the country.

Anne is one of these people and that's why I admire her so much. She doesn't give a sh*t what people think of her - she just wears whatever she likes. Like myself, she doesn't dress for other people - men or women - she just dresses for herself.

Here are some amazing pictures of her - I hope my dear readers like her and her style as much as I do:







Anne is an Estonian interior designer and her work can be seen on www.anneproosa.blogspot.com.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Magnificent Morocco

I have just realised that I haven't yet written about my trip to Morocco a few weeks ago. As always, it's crazy busy every time I return from holiday, as I feel like my life is standing still when I am away from home but the reality is the opposite - everything just piles up and waits for my return (yes, work, it's mostly about you!).

Anyway, I had my expectations and biases about Morocco, as I has visited Egypt before and thought the two countries to be quite similar. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to discover that they were not very similar at all. Egypt is mostly about sun, sand and sea but there is so much more about Morocco. I loved the aura of this country and actually find it difficult to describe..

Morocco charmed with its stunning scenery, perfect non-crowded beaches, deeply religious but very friendly people and constant sunshine. It's got the real character which you can tell is specific to only this country. The stunning Moroccan-style apartment I stayed at was directly above the beach and falling asleep to the sound of the sea every night was just indescribable.

Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to do much shopping but colourful African-style capes are not really my style anyway :-)

Here are some pics from the trip:

Marrakech






And to finish the post, a little memory from Cairo, Egypt:


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Outfit2

Outfit2


Uuh ooh, lusting after all of it :) Hopefully the STUNNING and UBERCOOL Michael Kors watch will find its way under my Chistmas tree in December... xx

Bring on Versace for H&M !

I am beyond excited about the latest H&M collaboration with one of the most legendary Italian fashion houses Versace. H&M's previous collaboration with Lanvin resulted in me waking up at 7am on the day of the launch to get my hands on at least one piece on H&M website but the collection sold out in minutes and I was left with nothing.. I then had no other option but grab a lifeline of eBay and fortunately got a T-shirt I was after:


Versace for H&M collection seems to be one of the best of H&M collaborations and I am dying to know how H&M persuaded such an iconic designer brand to agree sell their pieces (sort of "their" pieces) for high street prices. Of course, quality of fabrics and other materials used on these high street collaborations are not even comparable to designers' original pieces but designs are provided by the fashion house. On my Lanvin for H&M shirt some sequins and fake jewels fell off after the first wear (OK, I did fall asleep in it after a good night out:).. It didn't stop me from sewing them back on though :) The shirt cost £29, compared to around £400 what Lanvin charges for its original. I guess is goes without saying - you really get what you pay for!

The full collection of Versace for H&M has not yet been revealed but here are some teasing images which I think give a good indication of what the whole collection will look like:


          








Collection will be available on www.hm.com and in selected H&M stores worldwide from the 17th of November 2011.