I quite like going to the hairdresser - only time I get to sit down without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else!
I have just painted my nails royal purple. It is rather wonderful.
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of an insanely expensive pair of leather leggings from NAP. Am not linking as am completely appalled at the cost, but I have saved up for ages for them. Hope they will be perfect.
I am on the hunt for a 'work' necklace (as in, I need to look vaguely business, but can still be quite edgy). I am liking this beetle one (posted a thread on it the other day), and also this one, but it is the wrong colour (needs to be not-black).
Had a good day today - donated £150 to charity and got some nice clothes in return! Charity fashion sales are great! Picked up an amazing pair of Cobra Society boots, a black Helmut Lang maxi with a long split, James Perse grey marl sweatshirt and dark grey T, cobalt LNA crossover top and a slinky black Kelly Bergin jersey dress. Also a few bits of makeup (YSL, Estee Lauder etc.) Priced at £1 a go! Oh and some v boring work trousers.
Wow! Exciting purchases by all and the charity sale sounds amazing! Where do you find out about those amber? Great time at the hairdressers, lots of tales from LFW and because I was there on a Sunday much less frenetic! I'm really pleased with my hair, dark brown with lighter pieces through it, super short with an asmmetric fringe. I got stopped twice in Harrodsburg and complimented so am feeling good! Fought my way through Toy Kingdom and the Christmas room a Harrodsburg and picked up some nice bits in the beauty room. And wanted to thank Dona ( I think it was you who recommended Chanel lipsticks?). I've finally found my perfect red and it really lasts! Amazing. Happy Sunday everyone x
Fritzi your holiday sounds beyond fab! (I'd love a short trip to the UK too - I always lug home tea by the bagful.) Damson sounds stunning...
I fly back home to get my hair done. I've been with the same person since I was 15. She's amazing. I've of course experimented with hairdressers in NYC and Brazil (never really getting from them what I wanted) but decided that she's simply the best and going back to her is worth it. Looking forward to a trim in two weeks...
Marsha I realized on Sat that there is a Celine shop and a Marni shop in Rome. They are a bit out of the way - hadn't noticed them before. I just love Marni. Cannot wear the wilder prints, but love the simpler pieces and accessories. Oh and Marsha we too are waiting for Season 5 - evenings are pitch dark now so on many nights we stay in and watch MM. (DH loves it.)
Days still very warm, both days during the weekend 28C. We took the car and had a little family outing yesterday, to Tivoli (the town on the hills near Rome), very enjoyable, everyone enjoying a pre-lunch stroll, parks and cafes busy. My favorite way to spend a Sunday.
My daughter has expressed interest in seeing the church crypt full of skull and bone decorations on Via Veneto - might take her there later this week.
I've been quite wise of late. No clothes purchases, ordered (but have not received yet) the boots.
Wearing a tunic, skinnies, and Uggs. <kick me out from here> Facing a busy work-week, focusing on getting things done. That said, MiH skinnies are made of the softest, loveliest denim imaginable. Wearing them is sheer tactile pleasure.
I've got a friend at Vogue who gives me the heads up on these things. This was something called the Closet Den at Proud in Camden. Crazy scrum but some amazing stuff there (Isabel Marant leather trews, Charlotte Olympia heels, Acne jacket etc) the best thing is they blog all the stuff they have to sell, so I saw the Cobra Society boots and knew I wanted them. Ran straight to show section and snatched.
ooh happy Shop that you found a good lipstick! I'm addicted to Coco Rouges (but Coco Rouge Shines are not worth their price to me) - have a dozen of them. Today I'm unusually muted in the pale pink "Gardenia".
Amber envious at your inside info and loving the quick snatch . Italians are not into 2nd hand / charity shopping at all. Well, cannot say I really miss that, but looking forward to traveling back North in about 10 days (will retrieve all of my winter stuff - including velvet blazer, fur stole, several coats, and rain boots).
In other news, I bought this ring and it is absolutely gorgeous, but a tiny bit too tight, and sold out in the bigger size. Do we think jewellers can make cocktail rings a bit bigger without knackering them? I suppose the answer is to find a jeweller and ask them.
Sorry to butt in... Amber - I had a few Majestic tops last yr from Style Passport and found they were quite short? I am not that tall in my opinion? Are the ones you have linked to generous length-wise?? Thanks in advance! Please keep linking....
Hmm, well I am a mighty 5'4 and mine are hip length I would say, which is fine for me, I am not a wearer of tunics <shudder>. They wash so so well, and feel delicious against the skin. I have honestly never been so excited about basic tops!