26 October 2010

Eiffel Tower Tuesdays ♥

I have been a little MIA lately...& I've really missed blogging...but today's Tuesday...a good day for a quick post....Enjoy Sonia's brooches.

Happy Tuesday.

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19 October 2010

And then there was pink?...

There is a good reason God created the colour pink...I can't say I'm too religious a person at all but somehow, somewhere, something spiritually enlightening occurs when I look at something in pink. I'm sure a majority of girls have the same experience...even with age-it just never goes away. So, I think these little photos need don't really need words, enjoy ♥.

It's Tuesday too...
Can you see the Eiffel amongst all the PINK!?!


15 October 2010

We all scream from ice-cream...♥

It's the first really warm day in Sydney & at a nice 27 degrees it's time to think about summer BBQ's (that us Aussies are so good at) ice cold drinks & most definitely ice-cream. 

So, while searching ice-cream recipes on Taste.com.au I came across one I'm sure my fiance will beg me to make.

Caramel & macadamia ice-cream ...sandwiches.

When you think ice-cream can't get any better it does...by a mere two tasty biscuits. YUM!

Caramel & macadamia ice-cream sandwiches

Ingredients (serves 12)  Method

250ml (1 cup) milk

600ml thin cream

6 egg yolks

140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

240g (2/3 cup) Nestle Caramel Top'n'Fill

80g (1/2 cup) unsalted macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

24 wafer biscuits, to serve

11 October 2010

For the love of Sonia...

I love Sonia Rykiel's whimsical yet chic sensibility.
The french-ness is palpable. Stripes(usually in the renown Rykiel multicolour), berets, knits, chic sweater dresses & cardigans. Pretty bows, studs & chunky rhinestones. A fashion oxymoron really-pretty yet somewhat edgy. Pretty black & baby pink striped sweaters with a soft black leather bag ridden with silver studs.

A family owned and run fashion house. Sonia & her daughter Nathalie are just what French fashion is all about. I love that Sonia was the first to have smiling models on her runways... just girls that look like they are having a great time.

Alongside the cheerful atmosphere the Rykiel women create for their show the collections also do the very same. They are colourful, feminine, witty & fun ♥ Its all about french frivolity. How can you not want to be a Rykiel girl?


My obsession started when I purchased the above bag maybe 3 or so years ago ...of course it was on sale...& strangely I chose it in white. I would never buy a white bag usually, but somehow it really worked. I love it still...

And just a week ago Nathalie Rykiel did it again in the SR Spring 2011 collection. I really can't get enough of waisted bows. So pretty. And this particular colour ensemble is lovely.

Who cares about horizontal stripes being unflattering Rykiel makes you forget all about your waistline when they look this good...

...I did love Carrie as much as every second girl in the world did but it wasn't the fact that she wore this on the 2nd last episode when she arrives in Paris but the pure fact that Patricia Field chose her to wear Rykiel- not Dior, Lanvin or Balmain- but Rykiel in her first Paris scene.
Now,  if Rykiel isn't the epitomy of French style I don't know what is!

06 October 2010

Mad Hatter...

I have a new found obsession with finding the perfect Summer hat.

A panama or a trilby - either one & I would be delighted!  

The only problem is, is that finding one that fits perfectly is quite a task...hats don't suit everyone...& I'm wondering whether I'm one of those people...fingers crossed I'm not.

...Because I would really love the look like the following fabulous women in their hats...(actually, I would really love to look like the following fabulous women whether they look good in their hats or not) ANYWAY....straw trilby or panama just spell S-U-M-M-E-R....Summer so close you can smell it in the air...

 I Diane's the best...& look she is just SURROUNDED by hat wearers!

IMAGES: weheartit.com, garancedore.com 

05 October 2010

Πύργος του Άιφελ (Eiffel Tower)...

it's all greek today....


01 October 2010

Bisous for Mr Copping. xx

I wanted to cry tears of pure happiness when I had a look at Peter Copping's collection for Nina Ricci.



I love the colour palate of mixed neutrals alongside gorgeous bright pinks & canary yellows. I've always been a fan of a little sheer blouse, a fluffy or structure bow, a good heavy frill or ruffle &/or lots of lacey additions - so this collection really had me from the start!