Tuesday, January 31, 2012

At The Chanel Show

Image: Taken at the Chanel show by my photographer.
All images belong to fashion art and other fancies.
Karl Lagerfeld in all his detail along with a shot before the show.
Yes. Everything is ready for take off;-)

At The Dior Show

My images from the Dior show. All photos taken by my photographer. There's nothing better than haute couture fabric. I spent all day at my favourite fashion designer on Monday looking at haute couture fabric. I am giddy from all the loveliness;-)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Paris Haute Couture Day 1

Another image of me arriving at the shows
by Kuba Dabrowski for WWD.

What are you all up to this weekend? I plan on doing a bit of drawing, piano playing for friends after Sunday dinner, out for a silent walk in the countryside early Saturday morning, a spot of fashion/ art magazine reading after tea on Saturday, ballet dancing Sunday afternoon with sister dearest. Look forward to catching up on all your lovely blogs next week xx

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Haute Couture Paris Day 2

Image: A picture of me arriving at the Chanel show By Julie Ansiau for French Vogue. Do pop over to French Vogue for more stylish pictures of Haute Couture Paris street style looks. Radiant greetings from Paris to you all. xx
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paris Haute Couture

Image: My lovelies. Here's a picture of my vintage bag snapped by the lovely photographer for Italian Vogue in Paris. Some of you may already recognise my gloves from previous posts. For more on Paris Haute Couture street style looks visit Italian Vogue's page HERE

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Refined Simplicity

I pinched these delightfully feminine images from Crashing Red's ultra fashionable blog. Adore the dainty jewellery and her pretty, pleated dress; the epitome of refined simplicity.

The neon nails are such a treat in winter, too. Do pop over to her blog for more on fashion, fabulous Friday nails DIY and other stylish fancies. xx

Images via

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fashion Is Instant Language

Whilst I adore the yellow coat in the first photograph, I must confess that I'm especially fond of the third shot with the puppy for its expression of feeling. What a tender moment. Somehow it reminds us how fragile life is.

Regarding the second image; the overalls look good on her. They are quite dominant, but the colour is lovely and she wears them well. I'm admiring the different shades of blue from overalls to ballerinas. The added effect of the sunshades is such a nice punctuation mark, too. The fourth photograph is flirtatious and fun. Don't you just love Inna Modja's hair and cheeky smile?

Images: First three via Glamcanyon and the last image via

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cooking for Friends

It's fearfully cold out today in Gstaad, but it's marvellous to be amongst the snow. One of things I particularly adore during the winter months is cooking. It's a simple way of nourishing oneself, a sort of protection from the harshness of winter, especially after a round of skiing with friends.

Last night, after an afternoon of skiing, I invited friends round for a soup party.
Naturally everyone was exhausted and rather ravenous after all the frolicking in the snow, but everything went quickly and smoothly. I decided to make a spicy lentil soup with carrots, butternut, kohlrabi, ginger, lime and ripe plantains for supper.

Soaked the lentils in water overnight. Cooked butternut, lentils and kohlrabi together. Fried ripe plantains in seperate pan. Add fried plantains to mixer and mix with a tiny spot of cream. Add plantain mixer to soup pot. Cook slowly for 30 minutes on low flame. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the soup party. After the meal we danced to the beat of calypso music until the sun rose over the white mountains.

Image via Behance. Try making your version of the lentil carrot soup at home. I added plantains, butternut, kohlrabi, lime and ginger to the mix. Do add your favourite vegetables to the classical lentil/carrot soup pot.

For an online recipe on how to make carrot/lentil soup click HERE

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Baiser Fruité

Ah, I am flirting with my inner child today. It's important for the creative spirit to be playful. Without playfulness one's senses would be permanently asleep.

Image: It is believed that the turban is now considered 'trendy' - I think I ought to seriously re-consider wearing turbans from this day onwards.

For Caribbean women, ornamentation has always played a great role in fashion culture; elaborate headwraps, bespoke turbans and hats, sparkling jewellery, luminous colours and so forth.

During my childhood, I always saw mama and grandma swanning around the estate wearing hand-made turbans the colour of sunsets, like queens and goddesses of African nations.

The adornment of one's head with a turban has nothing to do with being 'trendy'. It's a playful way to punctuate the silhouette, and it's also an expression of who I am. My culture, heritage and upbringing. Someone has to continue this noble tradition before the turban 'trend' goes up in flames.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pastry Fancy

Deliciously sinful. This chilli, mangoe, passion fruit, chocolate cake is my decadent winter treat. The ideal evening all on my ownsome goes as follows: a good book to read, a slice or two of this home-made pastry fancy, a bottle of vintage champagne, hand-painted crepe silk dressing gown to slip on after a relaxing soak in an antique bathtub and I forget it's winter. What's your sinful winter treat?

Do try making your version of the cake this winter. For an online recipe click HERE

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How to be unfashionable in Winter

Be your own muse, the way we dress ourselves today is instant language.

The first image was taken after a visit to the hairdresser. My hair is never tidy - it's always a bit unruly. I prefer my curls to be a little bit mad and dramatic. No, this is not a wig. This is my natural hair. Had to sit for a few hours at the hairdresser for a self-made avocado hair mask treatment and so forth. So pleased with the final results. Click HERE to watch another take on the DIY avocado hair mask video.

I'm usually drawn to winter coats with a spot of colour, flair and distinct pattern as the ones below. Of course a brown or black over-coat is always chic, but a bordeaux or tangerine coloured coat can be far more striking. Yes, I'm a bit idiosyncratic. I love having fun with fashion especially in winter. xx

Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Accessorising Fashion: Part Two

Costume, hair and makeup can tell you instantly, or at least give you a larger perception of, who a character is. Colleen Atwood

Image: This image is such a delight to look at. I love accessories - they punctuate an outfit and for this reason they are very dear to a girl's heart. Ah, I adore all the fancy, feminine details in the above photograph. The dress is so pretty, the hat is such a lovely touch and her smile is so enchanting, too. She certainly understands the power of accessories. Click HERE for part one of accessorising fashion. Above image by Style Tao.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Shoes in Love

Images: One can never have enough high heels. Nothing makes a girl feel glamorous like new shoes. Purchased these before the holidays. Can't wait to wear the first sandals to dinner at Sandy Lane, Barbados, later this year.

Ah, I miss the warm sunbeams of the West Indies. Which of these fancy footwear do you prefer? I know the red sandal does not make it into everyone's book of style, but I quite like them. Red is such a confident and sexy colour, too. Can anyone guess the designer of the bootie?;-)