Dec 6, 2014
Nov 27, 2014
I just found out yesterday that I'm going to be having a baby girl next April and couldn't be happier. Looking forward to all this...
"Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them, The extraordinary will take care of itself." -William Martin
Bernadette Pascua, Decade Diary
Nov 25, 2014
It's only Tuesday and this week is off to a rough start. What I wouldn't give to hang out at home for the rest of it. But tomorrow is hump day, and I've got something to look forward to...more of that later.
Nov 16, 2014
Still thinking of going back to school. Looking into all the opinions and trying to work out what to apply for--you almost need a degree just to work out how to apply for one. Studying used to be a chore but now I see it more as something I want to do. I want to know more about what I'm interested in and it's kind of thrilling to think that it might actually be possible.
Agnes Martin, Happy Holiday 1999
Nov 9, 2014
Feels like I've been so busy this weekend but without really having done much...strange. It's been a sky of endless grey here and you think that's dull, it is, but it was pointed out to me today that constant blue skies and hot weather could be equally as uninteresting. Maybe that's true. Maybe constant change, or lack of, is more interesting because it forces you to look inward for inspiration.
Daria by Mikael Jansson
Oct 25, 2014
The hair I want seems to change weekly, but that might have something to do with the changing season. At the moment long, unruly curls are in favour. It's raining again today, but I've been waltzing around in this Isabel Marant-esque cropped shearling jacket I bought yesterday and it's so soft and cosy...I think I'm in love. On top of that Lena Dunham's book just arrived.
Oct 23, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
At home sick, wishing I weren't and trying to distract myself from my misery with the promise of next year's summer. Next year is also the year we go back to visit family and friends in Australia, so we essentially get two summers. Not bad.
Constanza Saravia by Andreas Öhlund & Maria Therese for Styleby #26
Aug 22, 2014
Good friends share wine, or not, secrets and funny self-defacing stories. They're inappropriate and loud when it's called for (which is most of the time), frequently cut each other's sentences off and say they love you in passing.
Keira Knightley by Clare Shilland, Lula
Aug 17, 2014
"How do I respond to people who say fashion is frivolous? For better or worse, we all get dressed in the morning. I don't know any naturists." -Sally Singer
Kate knows how to dress, Chanel helps.
Aug 16, 2014
Charlotte Rampling via Aurelie Bidermann
Aug 7, 2014
Fresh back from our Santorini trip with a tan, bleached-out highlights and more freckles. It was beautiful, all lava beaches, gum trees (if you can believe it-a gift from Australia apparently), cliffs and an excess of tomatoes. There's nothing like getting out, seeing and doing new things to break the monotony of routine. It was a new kind of holiday for me- sunbeds replaced sand, summer hits played in the background and you were constantly surrounded by an array of languages. Before the trip was even over, I was already thinking about where to go next....Positano, maybe....Yep, definitely got bit by the bug.
Margaux Hemingway 1980
Jul 24, 2014
We've just come back from staying at a friend's country house for a few days and it's stinking hot in the city. I'm looking at all these summer images and wondering if it's really possible to feel as beautiful as they look when it's this hot. I think maybe in a place that's more used to taking the heat- somewhere like Greece. Have just started my 'To Pack & To Wear' list now.
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
I love Danish Cover magazine. There's something special about this shoot though, especially when you see it in print. It's a shame that there's not an English translation of the articles in the back like some others do. I can understand some of it but I don't know that I'll manage learning Swedish, French and Danish- the later two just for the sake of reading international magazines. I think it might be a bit ambitious, even for a dreamer like me.
Jul 8, 2014
Finally, it's summer. We have sun but it's not vacation yet, not for me yet anyway. There is however less work to do, which means more time to do other things like wind down. I still have some study to do for a class I'll be teaching next semester and some writing to finish, but aside from that it's pretty relaxed. Bikini's and books have been bought in preparation...and I've started reading "The Vacationers" by Emma Straub- hopefully it's good. The image above makes me want to go camping again- a strange thing to want when I have a mediterranean holiday ahead of me- I must still be homesick.
Jul 6, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Still waiting for the summer to return, or arrive since it never really came. It's way too cold for this time of year but I think this week people will start to clear out of the city, out to their summer houses and leave for their overseas trips. It's sometimes nice to work the summer in the city when it's quieter and more relaxed. If it doesn't get any warmer, and it has to, at least there's Santorini to look forward to. Just three weeks until summer vacation...
Natalie Portman by Bruce Weber 2007
Jun 24, 2014
Right now I'm dreaming about all the summer sales and wishing I could splash some serious cash. It's true what they say you know, too many shoes, too little time. A perfectly reasonable statement, especially for someone like me who still thinks about last years missed items.