Mona is a lovely handmade label I’ve been following since its first collection. Designer Moriah Hemed never disappoints, and this spring’s collection is more delicious than ever! Inspired by summer desserts such as fruit salad and ice-cream, the line features the prettiest pastels, as well as intricate prints by illustrator Yifat Petraro. The lookbook shows that you don’t need fancy props to make it work: the oversized pastel balls look like ice cream scoops, and they go perfectly with the mood of the collection. I also find it nice that the model is wearing sneakers rather than heels – it’s more relateable this way, don’t you think? Oh, and I love everything about this pink dress.
Everybody loves pizza, so why don’t we show our affection towards it more often? I don’t know. I decided I should take the matter into my own hands, and make something that says “I love you, pizza” without being too… cheesy. Since pizza slices are triangular and garland pieces are the same shape, I simply put two and two together: a pizza garland! It’s now hanging in the living room, just waiting for a pizza party to happen.
What you need:
- free printable template
- double adhesive tape (or paper glue)
Download the free template and print it on thick paper/cardboard. The file has three pizza slices, so I printed six A4 sheets of paper to make this garland. Cut each diamond shape individually, and fold at the middle to form a pizza triangle.
Next, spread a long piece of string on a table and fold each triangle over it. Put a piece of double adhesive tape on each one, making sure you also cover the string. This is important for the triangles to stay in place when you hang them. If necessary, add another piece of tape towards the pointy end of the triangle. Commence pizza party.
Play: A good video from The Knife: A Tooth for An Eye.
Wear: This new collection from L’F Shoes is really cool. I wouldn’t mind some of those shiny bad boys.
Watch: This one’s a no-brainer, but The Grand Budapest Hotel is in theaters now and it’s a beauty.
Eat: I’m always up for chocolate cake. I think this one would be perfect for the weekend.
Make: I didn’t realize you could make homemade treats for cats! But Whisketeers has an easy recipe. Also, her blog is awesome.
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.