31 July 2015

Pinup Picnic In The Park

I’m jumping back to my time spent in London last month since I was never able to get these images up, but I didn’t want to miss posting them!
I spent such a wonderful Saturday in the company of the most charming pinup ladies. We got so lucky with beautiful, sunny weather which is not always the case in London, so we savored every moment outside. Together we celebrated the second edition of Pinup Picnic In The Park.

Wine, tarts, chocolate, sunshine, joy: these were the glam coordinates of our brunch, held in Hyde Park by the adorable British Belles.
It was so lovely to meet so many people who had come alone because they wanted to be there and share in the day, groups of friends, families & co. We chatted, took loads of selfies hahaa, exchanged ideas or pinup tricks, and of course, pampered with cakes and promised to meet again soon. Such a fun day!
Outfit: Topshop denim jacket, Marc O'Polo pink shirt, 
vintage skirt, Mango sunglasses, Bead Relief bracelets.

24 July 2015

Khaki. Noun.

There's twilight beyond the boulevard. The kind of twilight that comes only after the rain, after rebirth. It's warmer than yesterday, but colder than tomorrow..or maybe not. In a city like London you never know. A few days ago we thought an Indian summer was to come. Now, we're inhaling the smell of rain, of nature, of hours spent hiding under the blanket or reading in front of our window, waiting for the sun to salute us.

When its bright rays were still caressing our shimmery skin a few days ago, we were walking around the boulevard enjoying the hues of the season.
I was wearing one of my favourite this summer and of course, latest obsession: the khaki shirt. It is an unusual word, khaki... It derives from the Persian for 'soil-coloured'. Though I struggle to imagine khaki as brown, I prefer the descriptor 'dirty green', as it conjures up an un-precious shade, which perfectly lends itself to the function of those wardrobes that most commonly come in khaki. Would rogue hats and safari jackets be the same in any other hue? No, of course not.

There are some style favourites that provide the backbone to our closets. Our fashion comfort blankets, if you fancy, that have the ability to move from support performer to headline act depending on the mood, haha. Khaki has played that part for years, and while not new or revolutionary, never has the shade looked as tempting as it does now!
Photos by: Kiran Khamba

28 June 2015

Champagne in the parc

Now that the temperatures rise every day, it really feels like summer. And with the warm weather comes all the fun outdoor activities, my favorite being a leisurely weekend picnic. A little while ago we were lucky to have weather just perfect for a picnic in the park. Not too hot, nor too chilly. We packed up some of our favourite snacks with a bottle of champagne and headed to Holland Park for a beautiful, relaxing afternoon. After filling up on some delicious food, we sunbathed on the blanket. It was such a lovely day! So often we get caught up in trying to make plans and entertain our weekends with "new" activities and forget how fun and wonderful simple things like these are. I always like to take advantage of the semi-warm weather and put on a dress - so I opted for this navy one with small striped details and some comfortable pink flats for a relaxing, but fabulous picnic.

H&M navy dress, Aldo pink flats, Musette bag, Anna Lou of London silver necklace.