Thursday, October 25, 2012

Laundry Cheat Sheet

How many times have you looked at your clothing labels and thought "WTF?".  Well no need to do this anymore with this very cute Laundry Cheat Sheet I found on Rambling Renovators.

Definitely putting up this cheat sheet in my laundry.

A new post

I know, long time no post. 
Well let me bring you up to date with recent activities.  I have been away for work to the UK for 2 weeks.  I have been planning our move to our new place, excited!  And I have been packing. 

So with planning the move I have been looking for new projects to spruce up some of our furniture, yes a new move means a new look.  So herewith the projects I’m busy with:

1)      Painting the table and chairs that will be on our lovely big new veranda by using the dipping technique

2)      Searching for the perfect couch

3)      Thinking of smart layout ideas for a studio apartment

4)      Painting mirror frames

5)      Buying all the little bits that we need for our new place

6)   Converting some of our recycled furniture pieces into useable pieces in our new home

I'm still need to start with most of these projects but I've taken next week off to finish them and I'll definitely update you with some pics once they are done.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NYFW – Vera Wang

Vera Wang used India as the inspiration behind her line.  Using rich colours, gauzy ikats and a few elements in tasteful cuts and shapes.  I loved the line.  It was creative and enhanced the models’ bodies in the way that I would love to look in these outfits.  Once again Vera Wang has impressed us.

NYFW – Victoria by Victoria Beckham

The 2nd line from designer Victoria Beckham was inspired by her Los Angeles lifestyle.  The line consisted of various shapes of dresses no longer than knee length.  The figure skimming dresses were all flirty and playful.   Some of the dresses had a sun bleached effect where they were light on top and then moved to a purple and then blue ombre creating the perfect whimsical sun feeling.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NYFW – J.Crew

Focussing just on the men now.  J. Crew has provided us with layered looks for men.  Shorts, fitted long pants which end above the ankle, blazers and jerseys.  Amazing aqua and army colour palettes, checked shirts and jackets, bright socks underneath boots and colour blocking shorts.

NYFW – Marc Jacobs

Stripes, stripes and more stripes.  Marc Jacobs showed skirt slung low on the hips hanging to knee length paired with crop tops.  Yes ladies, it is time to do your sit-ups and crunches again.  Jacob’s evening wear also took form from stripes. 
Even though I was not crazy about the colours and material I can appreciate the cuts and the fabrics used.  Watch out Spring  Summer 2013, a lot of mid riff’s will be shown.

NYFW – Reem Acra

From the designer herself watch this video to hear how she describes her Spring Summer 2013 line. 

I only have 1 word to describe it with and it is “amazeballs”!

My favourite looks: 

NYFW – 3.1 Phillip Lim

Patchwork dresses, cropped pants, grunge overalls and biker jackets.  He made statements with grunge boots, floral baseball jackets and sweaters tied around the waists.  The outfits reminded me of the 90’s movies like Bio-Dome and Wayne’s World, creative and fun.  According to Phillip Lim the “cut-up” grunge look is back for Spring Summer 2013.

NYFW – Pierre Balmain

Classic structured lines, peplum waists, structured coats & jackets, A-line skirts, short jackets, skinny jeans, and micro mini skirts for the ladies and the men were seen in structured yet casual suits with fitted to skinny legged pants and shorts.   This collection screamed youthful yet sophisticated.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NYFW – Carolina Herrera

Poet sleeves, flirty skirts, sheer blouses, voluminous maxi skirts, one shoulder gowns and Rococo styled curlicues all gave way to the designer’s airy feel of “Lightness and fluidity”.  The colour palette of light foamy pastels were contrasted with poppy orange and black.  This is another line that kept me captured through the entire show.   Models seen in the show was Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss.

NYFW – Victoria Beckham

Girly fun athletic dresses, manly shirts, womanly shape hugging dresses signature to Victoria Beckham’s closet.  The designer used breezier fabrics in the spring summer 2013 colour palette of white, black, poppy orange and nude.   
Beckham wanted to explore “the notion of how a woman can emotionally connect with her clothes and how they make her feel”.