Monthly Archives: January 2013

Biker

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This Minkpink biker jacket from MeeMee.com has been a bit of a life saver this past week, it’s beautifully heavy, in a thick felted wool, making it so warm & snug, perfect for these bitter days. The little details like the rose gold zips, cropped length & boxy cut make it stand apart from my other biker jackets, giving it quite a luxe appearance & I haven’t been able to stop wearing it since it arrived. Looking back at these, I probably shouldn’t have worn a vest, a tee and a sweater underneath the jacket though, it looks kinda bulky, but I was toasty & that’s all that matters when it’s this cold!

When I’m all wrapped up sometimes it can feel a little boring, so now the snow has finally melted it was the perfect excuse to dig out one of my trusty pairs of Finsk wedges. There is no outfit, no matter how boring, that these heels can’t add a much needed kick to.

This pair are one of the only pairs of shoes I own that aren’t black (& that I have never been tempted to dye black either!), I love the combination of the dark wood with the nude & white leather, plus that little pop of purple, they’re total perfection. They’re also surprisingly easy to walk in & comfortable, despite the height, thanks to the chunky wedge. So, not as impractical as many would believe when they see me around town shopping in them! If I can run in a pair of heels, to me that makes them practical!

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Ribbed

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This whole outfit pretty much consists of pieces I just can’t stop wearing, so sorry if it’s a little repetitive! Since this River Island skirt arrived a few weeks ago I’ve worn it to death. It’s one of those pieces that’s so easy, yet the asymmetric cut & the slight draping give it that little something extra, meaning every time I’ve put on another skirt this last week I’ve ended up changing into this again because it just looks so much better.

The same goes for my Bracher Emden belt, it transforms any outfit, even the most boring one, into something special with it’s statement shape & sharp angles. Sometimes this can be a problem though, as I have been finding myself getting dressed & feeling as though something is missing from my outfits, then realizing it’s the belt, that impact it has, the way it magically pulls everything together, it’s a little addictive. Before you know it, I’ve been adding it to every outfit & wearing it all week! I don’t want it to loose that wow factor it has though, so I’m forcing myself to only wear it now & again from now on.

This sweater from Rut&Circle is another recent addition I’ve been wearing an awful lot, I never like to buy or wear plain, boring sweaters, they’re such a focal point of an outfit when you’re wearing one, so I always think they should be kind of special. The little details like the longer back & subtle diagonal ribbing to the chest have made this one a real staple in my wardrobe. Plus it’s so chunky & snuggly, perfect for this freezing weather.

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Earth As Art

NASA, Earth As Art, Landsat 7, Aleutian Clouds, Bering Sea

Aleutian Clouds – Bering Sea

NASA, Earth As Art, Landsat 7, Edrengiyn Nuruu, Mongolia,

Edrengiyn Nuruu – Mongolia

NASA, Earth As Art, Landsat 7, Dasht-e Kavir, Iran,

Dasht-e Kavir – Iran

NASA, Earth As Art, Landsat 7, Kalahari Desert, Southern Africa,

Kalahari Desert – Southern Africa

NASA, Earth As Art, Landsat 7, Mayn River, Russia,

Mayn River – Russia

NASA, Earth As Art, Terra Satellite, Wadi Branches, Jordan

Wadi Branches – Jordan

It’s been a while since I did a geeky post, and I’ve had these saved on my laptop for quite a while now, so I thought it was time to share them! These are a few of my favourite images from NASA’s recently released book ‘Earth as Art‘ & the entire book is available for free as a PDF here & iPad app here if you’d like to see the rest.

The images were all taken by various Earth observing environmental satellites. The sensors on these satellites can measure light outside of the visible range, so if you’re wondering about the rather surreal colours in some of them, they have been added based on the invisible parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that the satellites detected, allowing us to see the surface of the Earth in much greater detail than we could with our own eyes.

I’m constantly finding my breath being taken away by stunning landscape photography showing the sheer beauty of our planet, but these are on another level entirely. Just look at all those beautiful colours, patterns & textures shown here, that we are totally blind to. I find that so awe inspiring, it really puts into perspective & makes me appriciate just how special & beautiful this little chunk of rock we call home really is.

“We must look to the heavens . . . for the measure of the earth” – Jean-Félix Picard

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Pom Pom

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Sorry for this rather boring outfit, but it’s just far too cold to even think about going out in anything less! The best think about a big coat like this Topshop one is that no one can see all the ugly, mismatched layers I’ve piled on underneath to keep myself warm! When it’s this cold, all I care about it staying warm, I’m talking hoodies & sweaters that are so old (but so snuggly!) I only ever wear them around the house & thermal tights underneath my leggings. All anyone else sees is this smart black coat though, it’s the perfect disguise!

I’ve never though of myself as much of a hat person, the only style that really suit me are beanies but even then I don’t wear them unless I need to. I originally got this pom pom one from Nelly for walking Nico in, but since the temperature has plummeted it’s barely left my head & I’m finding myself growing quite attached to it. I think it’s that little tuft of fur on the top, it just makes me smile & reminds me of the ones I used to have as a kid.

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13.01.13 – 20.01.13

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#1 : Blurry / Love the colours & the distortion in this, I so wish I knew who it was by though!
#2 : Frank’N’Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show / One of my all time favourite movies & characters, I have no idea why, but I still have such a huge crush on Tim Curry as Frank…
#3 : Sougwen Chung / So much gorgeous detailing in this, I could stare at it forever!
#4 : Texture mix / Although I’d never wear real fur, I love the mixture of textures here, definitely want to re-create this but in faux!
#5 : Leslie Ann O’Dell / I love how this looks almost too real, but it is a photograph! The use of light & shadow is so painterly, giving that hyper real effect, just beautiful.
#6 : Ann Demeulemeester FW12 / I adored this whole collection, but little details like this are why I love Demeulemeester so much…
#7 : Hazy sky / Those smokey clouds, pinkish sky & that little sliver of moon, so pretty!
#8 : Lonely Hearts underwear set / I still can’t get enough of this underwear, such simple perfection, I wish they had a UK stockist!
#9 : Kim Yeong Jun for Singles Korea ‘The Boy’ / I featured Yeong Jun’s work a few posts ago, this is another of my favourites of his. I’ll always be a huge fan of androgynous looks & this whole editorial is killer!

10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…

Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 02.12.12 – 09.12.12 ]

#1 : Palma Violets / Best of Friends
#2 : New York Dolls / Personality Crisis
#3 : Band of Skulls / The Devil Takes Care of His Own
#4 : The Black Keys / Tighten Up
#5 : Kings of Leon / Soft
#6 : The Strokes / Last Night
#7 : Ladyhawke / Girl Like Me
#8 : Massive Attack / Angel
#9 : Throwing Muses / Counting Backwards
#10 : Juliette & The Licks / Got Love To Kill

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