Mr A and I have only gone and become bloody homeowners.
We weighed up locations for a good 3 minutes. Stay within zones 1-3 of London, live in a match stick box but be around pals and have a minute commute to work. OR, move to somewhere like Mars (Kent/Surrey etc.), get a roomier home and spend the money we’re saving…on transport.
With that, we now own a whole 500 sq. ft in South East London! Being a first time buyer wasn’t stressful enough, clearly, as we only went ahead and knocked all the internal walls down. We’re rejigging the floor plan to make the most out of the iddle space to make it sweeter to live in whilst keeping future re-sale in mind. Naturally with that, Pinterest has been the third wheel in our relationship and above is all the home porn we’re loving on.
We’ve done 2 months of manual labour ourselves (around work) to keep the costs down and we’re now at the stage now where our builder can join the fun. We’ll be moved in just in time for dressing the Christmas tree and hope to have all the finer details nailed before Cadbury eggs dominate every shelf, ever. I’ll share the outcome nearer the time, but for now, you can see me adding liked items to my interior shop, here.
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But for now…i’ve got rubble to clear, m’dears x
Here are a few snaps from the Emilio de la Morena AW13 show along with a few street snaps I shot at London Fashion Week.
Can you believe it’s over already?
As you can see, we spent the best part of 3 hours in the AWESOME B & J Fabrics
on 7th Avenue. Home to a plethora of leading luxury fabrics, trims and finishes, it’s a no-brainer as to why this place is the industry favourite for top designers and couturiers!
It’s a family run company which is evident in the excellent service they provide. Any fabric maven will know it takes time and consideration when choosing your samples. Luckily, B & J Fabrics
offer you 15 free swatches of your choice! Good sizes too, nothing like the 10p piece size you get down Shepherds Bush, because if that
doesn’t make you want to scream, ‘I WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU AND GIVE YOU LOTS OF MONEY’, I don’t know what does. Sarcastic voice.
They ship internationally AND do a great deal for wholesalers.
A true must-visit for any fashion or textile nerd looking to add some more chunk to their fabric file.
Fashion/Textile/Design students – get in touch, think final collection!
Find them at: B&J Fabrics, 2nd Floor,525 7th Avenue,(corner of 38th street)New York, NY, 10018 or eMail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.’
One chic looking beverage! I present to you the Maison Kitsuné x Pernod Absinthe collab and their uber preppy limited edition bottle. The inspiration behind the indie print is said to have have been taken from ‘adventures with the Absinthe green fairy’, related to the conjured up tales of hallucinations and whimsical madness. A capsule collection of men and womenswear has also been created in partnership with the purdy bottle.
The collab collection is almost the crazy-cat-lady cousin of the exceptionally tailored FW12 collection seen below.
“The collection’s inspiration is based on British tweed run, an old time cycling club – leisure cycling. Imagine a very sophisticated, chic man cycling in the city with traditional attire.
” Words taken from official website
Country city chic.