Watch: I know everyone has seen The Great Gatsby a million years ago, but I only got to it now. It’s surely a must-see movie, although I’m not sure yet sure I like it. Admittedly, I’m only halfway through.
Listen: A band of sisters is just my cup of tea. HAIM, they’re one such band.
Wear: The copper frame and braided leather clutch from mOyO sounds like perfection to me. I’m happy to say they’re Romanian.
DIY: There are so many lovely things you can do with old books! But a clutch would still be my fave, call me obsessed with hand carried bags if you like.
I hope you all have a terrific September!
One of the most popular areas in Bucharest right now is the old city center. The place is crowded with bars, pubs and restaurants, for every taste and style. After a larger-than-life Roger Waters performance the day before, we just had to have coffee at Atelier Mecanic, probably one of the coolest spots in the city (especially if you’re into the whole socialist era + DIY + industrial aesthetics). I have to admit, Bucharest is more exciting each time I visit it. Coming up next: Baile Herculane, an old health resort that has been on our to-go list for years. I’ll keep you posted on how that turns out.
This picture is the reason I started this whole “put some color on” thing. At first glance, it seemed like an old photo, and I was amazed by this incredibly well dressed woman (also, how do they do it: wear a fur and sandals in the same season?). With some research, I found out it was actually a fashion shot from Le Figaro, showing Peppy Miller of The Artist looking for a role in the newspaper. Beautiful picture.
Image via Le Figaro Madame | Fur – Vintage | Dress – Warehouse | Shoes – Seychelles | Hat – Brooks Brothers | Ring – Kate Spade
This is me right now, in one of my most hipster looks to date (insert ode to technology here, for allowing me to blog while on the move). About 12 years ago, I was a long-haired teen who was first listening to Pink Floyd – The Wall on a cassette tape, home recorded from someone else’s CD. Compared to mp3 files now, you could barely hear the music on the tape. But I would still listen to it obsessively, and it was sad and moving. Scribbling lyrics on every notebook. Pink Floyd has been my favorite band for years after, and I honestly never even thought about seeing them live. So you can understand my excitement about heading to Bucharest now, for a Roger Waters production of The Wall. I already know it’s gonna be the best concert ever.
At this point, I’ve come to believe that Lauren Moffatt can’t go wrong with her collections. The prints, the garments, the styling of the lookbooks or the showcasing during fashion week are always spot on. This fall line, for example, was presented in the mountains, with a cabin key for an invite, and the models up on log platforms (this is what it looked like). The prints are just how they’re supposed to be, the red and blue combo is very appealing, and when the model laughs/screams at the camera, the whole of the internet lights up. So much yes.
See the Lauren Moffatt Fall 2012 collection here.
Cats have been missed here, on the blog, so it’s high time they took back their well deserved spot. I fell in love with this Italian felt artist the minute I saw the model: a fluffy orange fellow, who seems quite indifferent to trying on all those lovely cat “caves”. Mila Storow is the person behind this, and I can only imagine how magnetic these beds are for lazy, warmth-loving cats. Actually, I could almost try out the sensation on my own skin, because there are felt slippers available as well. Matching cat and human attire, anyone?
Visit Storow on Etsy.
Watch: This little dance never ceases to amaze me. It’s a scene from Bunheads, the sweet and short lived TV show about ballerinas. More about Sasha’s style here.
Listen: This little mix tape I put together on 8tracks with some songs I’m digging (everything is little today, isn’t it?)
Wear: The prettiest dress, by Jennifer Glasgow. Look how perfectly stiff that fabric is! And the details at the neckline and pockets are exquisite. Also, pockets.
DIY: This cat face mug seems fairly easy to replicate: I’d just use sharpies on a nice glass mug and bake it afterwords to fix the color in. Kind of like this.
Photo via My Vintage Vogue | Blazer – Topshop | Shirt – &Other Stories | Pants – Uniqlo | Flats – Modcloth
Here’s what occurred to me today: what if I took some black and white fashion photos and updated them not only with color, but also with contemporary pieces? Let’s see where it takes us.
I’m very much in love with this picture of vintage model Suzy Parker, shot by Richard Avedon. Her waist looks tiny in those ankle length pants, effortlessly unbuttoned shirt and summer jacket. With cute flats, it could be a terrific outfit for late summer evenings. Apparently, Suzy was the first gal to earn big from modelling, and she even had a Beatles song named after her. If that’s not amazing enough for you, just Google her name and you’ll find that she was on everything in the 50s.
I’m on a roll with healthy desserts, especially since discovering coconut milk! That stuff is amazing, and just by whipping it for a few moments you get the most delicious cream in the world! While my trial to mix it with coconut shreds turned out a bit too… coconut-y, the chocolate version is a winner. And did I mention easy? I’m thinking of using this as cream for a cake, some day, when I’m able to make a whole cake.
Peanut & chocolate mousse
- 1 can (full fat) coconut milk refrigerated overnight
- 1 tablet dark chocolate (100g)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- (optional) sweetener
- You need to store your coconut milk can in the fridge so that part of it solidifies. Open the can carefully, without shaking, and spoon the solid part into your mixing bowl. Keep the watery stuff for cocktails or smoothies (I even put it in my coffee). Mix or hand whisk until you get a pleasant, fluffy consistency.
- Melt your dark chocolate, either in the microwave, or above a pan of simmering water. Sweeten it if you like, and mix in the peanut butter. Allow to cool for a while before mixing into the coconut cream.
- Keep in the fridge for a few hours before serving, in jars or covered cups.
Tank – c/o Sheinside | Skirt – Whistles (flea market) | Shoes – c/o Doamna V
With summer coming to an end, I can’t help but feel melancholic about all the picnics I didn’t have (why am I spending so much time in front of the computer?). So, the moment I received these crochet shoes from Doamna V, I knew what needed to be done: an impromptu picnic, of course. Handmade by a lovely lady (Mrs. V) and available online courtesy of her lovely daughter, the flats are crocheted, featuring a plastic sole and leather insole. There are a few colors available, but I thought mustard would be just right for sunny weather. They’re incredibly light and, since there are no stitches, they’re very comfortable, too. I took them out for the picnic, together with this fab new cat top, a (Whistles!) skirt I found at the flea market for $3, a couple of cheese and tomato wraps and some watermelon mojito. It was quite perfect, and I don’t ever wanna have dinner any other way.