Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hat Hair, non?

Thanks to the stylish ladies of Purveyor of Style & Coco & Lowe, I have now realised the importance of hats in a girl's wardrobe. For me, they are to save other eyes from my hair when it's not - er - at its best. My hat, heart was set on getting a hat from Zara but I simply have not had the time.

Instead I will be buying the Castor Natural Straw hat (above) to cover my head of hair.

xxo, Natalie

Friday, August 28, 2009


1. Passage from one form, state, style, or place to another.

Transition is a feature on Paris St. where I look a runway trend, see how it influences high-street stores and then take a picture of a person wearing it.

I have yet to capture a subject for transition, so this is an introduction.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Breaking It Up

Lykke Li (lick-a-lee) has always looked like a Chloé model to me in this video. Middle parting, sequins, Balenciaga-esque boots, a chock load of chains and matte make-up, she looks the part.

How sick is the knee knocking and her "heartbeat" dance?!

If you like her style, check out the items below:

I fell in love with Lykke Li ever since Drake remixed "Little Bit". Her debut album, Youth Novels is out now.

You're welcome.
xxo, Natalie

Monday, August 17, 2009

My entry for the first La Couturier giveaway!

But alas, I didn't win... Still I thought I should post it any way, so here you go!

“Leave your mark wherever you go…” Natalie’s mother’s words kept on replaying in her head as she applied her Carbon Gloss L’Oreal eyeliner across her already smudged smoky eye. As she drew back from her oval mirror, her pearl earrings caught her eye, glinting in the early sunrise. She quickly glanced at the alarm clock by her bedside table. 4.52am. She wasn’t getting in, she was just about to go out. Her internship at Elle in Paris meant working crazy hours and looking insanely good at all times. She tousled her hair whilst thinking what to wear today. She wasn’t actually going to work right now, but she loved to sit in the coquettish café around the corner with the Guardian and a pain au chocolat. Nothing like something sweet to start the day, she thought. Natalie began to sweep up her dark hair from her shoulders into a bun whilst inspecting her appearance. A 6-inch pair of Red Christian Louboutin Jefferson peep-toe sandals which added miles to her long Current/Elliot The Legging clad legs. Her Lela Rose Silk-blend taffeta blouse was half tucked into her leggings to give that “dishevelled” look. Her Gucci blazer wore – originally for men – she had the blazer tailored to hug her curves, embracing her femininity. “Today is definitely one to make a mark upon” she mumbled from her deep rouge stained lip with the final bobby pin in between her lips. She finally pinned her chignon, picked her Blackberry Bold from her dressing table and swung her Marciano Stachel into the crook of her arm, ready for last day. She closed her room door and grinned, anticipating the Alexander Wang show and a possible-real life encounter with Carine Roitfeld. After all Natalie, was here to leave her mark… xxo

P.S. It's a story, so that explains all the adjectives and what not.. Enjoy

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Currently lusting: Draped Cardigans

Currently lusting after: a draped cardigan.

Draped cardigans are glorious (even though I have yet to wear one), as they can be belted or not for a "waterfall/rippled" collar effect. An all-American Ralph Lauren design aesthetic tan leather belt would be perfect. Shades of gray, blue, black and brown are ideal as they are neutral, somewhat quiet and yet demure. Lightweight, they are truly a transition piece. So think of it as an investment or a tribute to romanticism as the faux ruffles on the collar deem it so.

A polyvore is included just so we can lust together... Lust, love and live together is my motto (haha not really - at all).

xxo, Natalie