I didn’t realize Stanley Kubrick was also a photographer, but his street photos are such nice captures of the age. Check out a few of them on Everyday I Show, and let’s try to guess what this mysterious polka dot woman would be wearing today:
1. Eames chair print by Melissa Medwyk. So what if your first Eames chair is just ink on a piece of paper? It’s still cool.
2. Chair temporary tattoo by Wonder Inks. If you’re really dedicated to mid-century design, make a tattoo out of it. Better yet, make it temporary.
3. Retro poster by Visual Philosophy. The colors on this print would look so good in Don Draper & Megan’s apartment… Or in yours.
4. Chair rubber stamp by Talk to the Sun. Beware, you might want to stamp everything with this…
5. Change purse by The Mod Fix. Just when you thought you couldn’t wear an Eames chair… This pouch is here to prove you wrong.
6. Letterpress coasters by Green Bird Press. The only way to serve your old school cocktails is on Eames chair coasters.
Dress – c/o Sheinside | Belt – thirfted | Tights – random | Shoes – BBup
Do you ever think silly thoughts like “if I could only wear one type of outfit for the rest of my life, what would it be”? It’s very similar to the age-old “what five items would you bring with you on a deserted island”. They’re both absurd, because no one’s gonna ask you such questions when (and if) the time comes. It’s more likely that the zombie apocalypse finds you in your most uncomfortable bodycon dress and heels, and that the shipwreck doesn’t sweep you to a free wifi island. But it’s alright to dream, so let me tell you what I’d wear if I could only wear a certain type of outfit forever: a shirt dress, a trench coat, tights and block heels. Sure, it may not be practical during said apocalypse or during old age, but it’s what I like now. It’s the weather I’m most looking forward to all year. You can’t see the trench coat I’ve recently thrifted in these pics, but you can see my newest spring dress. The print is a delight and it makes me think of Japan. So I guess this is what I’d wear if I simply had to walk under the cherry trees in Kyoto these days.
Once again, Italian brand Lazzari shows that they know everything there is to know about cuteness. Their newest collection features some of the best prints I’ve ever seen, such as cats, popsicles and booze bottles, additional to some awesome shark pockets and collar. My favorite Lazzari dress from this collection has to be the cutout back popsicle print one (although I’m also very much impressed with the shark collar one and its wave-like detail at the waist). But more than the extraordinary clothes, I love this lookbook: the 60s colors and the excellent use of cardboard props. Can you believe how fun a cardboard umbrella or cactus can be?
When I visited the UK last year, it was a trip of many firsts. There were all these shops I only knew from their online presence (Topshop, Dahlia, American Apparel, Uniqlo etc.), the famous Cadburry Easter eggs, the Dr. Pepper flavored lip smacker, and a lot more. But one thing that really stuck with me was the scone. You could get it with tea and butter almost anywhere, in the fruity or cheesy variety. It was the latter that got me most interested, and I tried a recipe soon after I returned home. But did it work? Obviously not. So I quit, up until last night when I improvised my own recipe. And guess what? These scones are as tasty as they are in England.
- 100g melted butter
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate powder
- 1 cup shredded salty cheese
- salt & pepper
- Preheat the oven at 200°C.
- In a bowl, mix together the butter, oil, yogurt and eggs.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate, cheese, salt and pepper.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix to form a dough.
- Roll out the dough about 1 cm thick and cut hearts or circles with a cookie cutter. Top with more shredded cheese and/or herbs.
- Bake on a lined tray, for about 20-25 minutes.
- You can use a mix of cheese for best results (Parmesan, cheddar etc.)
- Top the scones with dried oregano.
When it comes to impeccable vintage style, this is pretty much the blog to go to: Paper Mothball Vintage. It’s the blog of Laura, a gorgeous model and designer who lives in New York. Her pictures could often be mistaken for actual vintage magazine shoots: great styling, surprising settings and an overall feeling of flawlessness. Her style is a wonderful mix of past decades, and her hairstyles are a dream. Read a great interview with her here, in which she talks about how she found her career path and love of fashion, among others.
This week is all about the new video by St. Vincent: Digital Witness. It’s a Wes-Anderson-meets-The-Wall kind of video, spiked with Annie’s perfect cape-dress, funky blond hair and stilettos. The colors are beautiful – just blue, green and yellow – and the set is minimal, mid-century like. I’ve watched it so many times already and I love it. The song is great, and the whole self-titled album is great.
Back in the 90s, my favorite supermodel was Cindy Crawford. My sister’s was Naomi Campbell, so we each had dibs on the magazine pictures in which they appeared. Claudia Schiffer was a different deal: none of us liked her that much, but my sister had dibs. I think I had Eva Herzigova in return. Things are very different now – I think Claudia has that certain something I didn’t know to look for as a child. And I love this photo of her by Ellen von Unwerth (another picture here), with just panties, sneakers and a sweater.
1. Blogging merit badge by Boy Scout Store. Because bloggers work hard and they, too, need recognition.
2. Explorer’s patch by Ello There. For whoever has done the most national park exploring that you know of.
3. Bread merit badge by Lee Meszaros. Designed for “the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread”. Any idea who that is?
4. Fox merit badge by Fox and Hammer. This says “You Outfoxed My Heart” and I chose it because of the fox. Obvy.
5. Plaid shirt patch by Mokuyobi Threads. This one goes out to all plaid shirt wearers and to good shirt folders too.
6. Band aid patch by The Scout Project. First aid connoisseurs deserve a good merit badge like this one.
Dress – Sugarhill Boutique | Cardigan – Beatrice Holloway | Belt – thrifted | Tights – random shop | Sunglasses – Lulus
One of the things I like to do in transitional seasons is a big closet cleanup, where I bring seasonal clothing to the surface and push the unseasonal stuff to the back of the closet. I also say goodbye to some things that I no longer want/need. I look forward to this cleanup every spring, but loathe it in fall. I didn’t get to it yet this year, but I did start going through shelves I haven’t touched in months. That’s where I found this boat-print dress again, which I’ve only worn a couple of times before winter hit. I usually wear my dresses all year round, but this one is too summery even for me: sleeveless, boat print, white colored… It belongs on the beach! Until that happens, it kind of works in spring too.