TWO TO TANGO

The new season from Kate Spade New York features quirky prints, tongue-in-cheek statements and feminine fabrics - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  The white and pink printed Two to Tango short-sleeve T-shirt is made from soft, slouchy cotton.  I love the black Jacquard Cupcake Skirt, with its high waist fit (when you turn it upside down it looks like a cupcake, apparently) and dresses up simple silk vests or casual tees.


Also a fan of the mini record-shaped Fancy Footwork Saxton (I do like Kate Spade bags), in patent black cowhide leather inspired by 50s rock'n'roll, vintage turntables and retro sports cars.  Crossbody which means it's good for dancing and cycling.

FOLLOW ON BLOGLOVIN' | FOLLOW ON TWITTER

BEACHWEAR EDITORIAL

Dutch model Mirte Maas was photographed by David Roemer for the July/ August 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar Spain on a Mexican beach in skimpy black swimwear and cut out swimsuits, sheer and mesh dresses and tops and printed trousers and cover-ups, providing both beach body and summer holiday wardrobe inspiration in one.

Dutch model Mirte Maas in beachwear editorial in Harper's Bazaar Spain

FISCHER'S

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the two gentlemen behind restaurant group Corbin and King founded in 1981, have the golden touch when it comes to eateries.  They run an impressive selection of London's finest restaurants, from Le Caprice, J Sheekey and The Ivy back in the day (all since sold), to the current roster including The Wolseley on Piccadilly, The Delaunay on Aldwych and 2012's Parisian-style Brasserie Zedel behind Piccadilly Circus.  The latest, in the style of a beautiful, grand European café, is Fischer's in Marylebone. Marylebone High Street's lovely village feel has just got even better.

Fischer's restaurant, Marylebone London
the superb chopped salad starter

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: NEON SUMMER

Summer neon bright colours

FOLLOW ON BLOGLOVIN' | FOLLOW ON TWITTER

1810 FROM HEAL'S

This year sees the return of Heal's own-brand fabrics - the first textile collection the British interiors brand has developed since the 1970s.  Named 1810 from Heal's - the year Heal's launched - the selection of patterned home accessories includes kitchen textiles, trays, cushions and stationery and aims to inspire us to be brave with pattern and colour.

Heal's fabrics Peacock Flower by Malika Favre
After seeing a majestic peacock in her hotel on a trip to the French Riviera, Favre was inspired to create this bold, geometric design.

Building upon the heritage of working with and promoting emerging and established designers, Heal's commissioned 10 exclusive patterns that celebrate colour and individuality.  Taking their inspiration from a wide range of sources, including Heal's own fabric archives, vintage illustrations, the natural world and 1940s jewellery design, each has a story and a style of its own, while also working as part of the collection.

Related Posts Plugin for Blogger...