Friday, July 29, 2011

The Russian fashion pack: Vika Gazinskaya, Miroslava, Elena Perminova and Uliana Sergienko on their way to the Christian Dior couture show. I can't wait for summer... Happy Friday! x.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Earlier this month Tom Ford spoke to Time Out Hong Kong - I found the interview both interesting and strange. I love Tom even more for it. x.


KW: For this spring summer you cast Liu Wen, Du Juan and Rinko on your catwalk. What made you gravitate towards them?
TF: Well, first of all, two of them are models and they are beautiful, and Rinko is an actress who I adore and I loved her in Babel. I've always been quite multicultural and it's funny that someone asked me in an interview yesterday if I had any Asian friends. I felt that was such a strange question. When you grown up in America, contrary to popular belief, we are racially blind because we've had Japanese and Chinese families, five generations, living in America. So we grow up with Asian-Americans, African-Americans, European-Americans. And I don't think she's my Asian friend. She's my beautiful friend, she's my dumb friend that asks me crazy shiii... she's my fabulous friend, she's my chic friend, she's my... I'm colourblind. When you do a fashion show it's very important and it's a responsibility to represent a multicultural cast.
KW: A friend who works at LVMH said of Liu Wen: 'She looks Caucasian because of her face, her straight nose, her cheekbones...' Do you think people regard these Chinese women as beautiful because of their perceived Western features?
TF: [Mildly irritated] No. I think, and don't take this the wrong way, all of your questions have a very odd racist slant, because you have grown up here. And don't take that the wrong way; it's not a negative thing at all. Honestly, growing up in America and Europe, I don't think as racially as the questions you are asking.
KW: Well, for one...
TF: [Interjecting] I had a journalist earlier ask me a question which, I had to say, found really shocking. He asked me if those flowers are fake. And I said, "No, they're not fake, they are real." He said, "I don't believe you." And he went over and looked. And I said, "They are cymbidium orchids wired to long stems because you can't get cymbidiums in long stems. But they are real." So he looked at them, came back and sat down. I said, "Why did you ask me if they were fake?" He said, "Well, you are American." [Laughs] I was like, "What does that mean?" He said, "Well, you know often Americans are very fake and you have fake things and so I thought they might be fake." And I said, "That's such a racist comment!" [Lowers voice] He was German.

Click here for the full interview.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

I just synced my BlackBerry to my Mac for the first time in ages and found a number of photos I had taken over the last five months. Several weeks ago, The Little Burrow received its first wholesale order and my best friends wanted to mark the occasion with a celebratory dinner at Jazz City Diner. I left my camera at home so captured what I could on my BB - they turned out better than I expected! x.

Out of all the photos I've taken of Bridge and Juz, this is my favourite.

Onion rings and sweet potato fries for dinner...

Pecan Pie for dessert!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Take the Box
Written by A. Winehouse & L. Smith

Your neighbours were screaming
I don't have a key for downstairs, so I punched all the buzzers hoping you wouldn't be there
So now my head's hurting
You say I always get my own way
But you were in the shower when I got there, I'd have wanted to stay, but I got nothing to say

Cos you were so beautiful before today
But then I heard what you got to say... man that was ugly

The Moschino bra you bought me last Christmas
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Frank's in there and I don't care
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Just take it
Take the box

Take the box

I came home this evening and nothing felt like how it should be
I feel like writing you a letter but that is not me... you know me
Feel so f*cking angry; don't wanna be reminded of you
But when I left my sh*t in your kitchen, I said goodbye to your bedroom it smelled of you

Mr. False Pretence, you don't make sense
I just don't know you
But you make me cry, where's my kiss goodbye?
I think I love you

The Moschino bra you bought me last Christmas
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Frank's in there and I don't care
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Now take it
Take the box
Just take it, take it
Take the box
And now just take the box
Take the box

Take the box

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Friday! Woo hoo! Hope you have an awesome one. x.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I forgot about these photos of my room. I took them when I redecorated a few months ago... I don't know how to describe my style, it's changed over the past year/since visiting Brooklyn, NY. There's definitely less fuss and structure... it's simpler and more cosy. I'm interested in things with a history, turning something old into something new again. x.

A few days ago I came across a creative studio called, Tiger in a Jar. I'm not a fan of film-making (simply because I don't know how it all works) but after watching the video below, it makes me want to learn! x.

beet cake from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Saturday, Dan and I caught up for brunch. I arrived at Lumiere forty-five minutes early so I ordered a pot of tea to help me relax*. By the time Dan rocked up (on time) I was totally sweet but he wasn't. He needed his morning coffee... both of them, at the same time. What a pair we made that morning! x.

*I was feeling super anxious all week and I don't know why. Bridge thinks it could have something to do with the full moon. I hope so as it (the moon) has disappeared this week.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I love this photo. It's so warm and fuzzy. It reminds me of when my friends and I get together. We surround ourselves with food and drink and endless conversation. I can't wait to see them this weekend. Happy Friday! x.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sarah Mower on the Valentino Fall 2011 Couture collection,
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are really cracking it at Valentino. Their couture show Wednesday morning hit such a note of contemporary romance that it held the audience spellbound with delight and admiration as a dream sequence of long, fragile dresses trailed lightly through the grand salons of the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild.
Piccioli articulated the feeling the duo have been seeking to express since they stepped into their roles at the storied house in 2008. "It's the grace of a woman we've been looking for, " he said. "That's not a word that's used very much today, but we think it's more subversive now to dress like this, with a sense of regality and luxury that has nothing to do with ostentation." -

All photos via.
The Chanel Fall 2011 Couture collection wasn't my favourite... I found it quite harsh. Having said that, I liked the black ruffled dress and the gold sequined number. x. 

All photos via.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Last Monday Uncle E, Aunty T, Sophia and I caught up for brunch at La Buvette. After filling our tummies we checked out E & M Greenfield and Tessuti. I had to restrain myself from buying rolls and rolls of ribbon and fabric! x.

Sunday, July 10, 2011