Thursday, September 29, 2011

apples and pears!

Dalston Roof Park's yummy stairs!

those Summer Cinema nights...

The outdoor film experience is winding up for the what ironically looks to be one of the hottest weeks of the year! The Rooftop Film Club, Dalston Roof Park and The Scoop all have their final curtain call this Friday, so take advantage of these last few summer nights and get on it!
Thanks to the free film screenings at The Scoop (outside City Hall on the South Bank), i have now joined the rest of the world in watching The Kings Speech. I'm glad i held out. The film was brilliant but the setting was spectacular, especially as night fell. i loved the sound of open air laughter, which you miss at other outdoor headphone wearing film venues. It was also a great place to people watch! There was such a varied guys arriving in their suits, braving the stone steps with their bare behinds, families with kids, friends, lovers, all mushed up together, making things nice and cosy. What i loved the most though, was that everyone brought their own supply of food, drink and cushions, even though there was a well stocked bar and £1- a -go pillows on hand. When did Londoner's become so frugal? Did it start in '08 with the 'R' word?? 
Maybe it's my Northern roots, but i've been packing my own cinema picnic for years now, having become jaded with ridiculously priced revels and the lack of savory snacks - word of warning, sushi and cinema do not mix!But you knew that already, right?!
The whole 'make do and munch' thing just made for a great community atmosphere. Although I did get a serious bout of snack envy. My sandwich, wine and wasabi pea combo was lame compared to take away pizzas and champagne. Next year i will to know what i'm up against!
It's been a great summer of film.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rooftop Sunsets - Dalston Roof Park

Friends+Film+Food+Sunsets+Music+WoodyAllen+Beers=very good times. That is good maths people!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fabulous florals - Venetia Norris 'Pen to Paper'

If the fashion week florals have gotten you all excited, then i recommend you head straight to St Martin-in-the-Fields, to feast your eyes on the latest works by Venetia Norris. Deep in the church crypt, you will find a collection of the most beautiful floral studies. The intricacy of her work is so mesmerising, that i was pressing my nose up to the glass of each piece, trying to absorb all the detail. What with the exquisite detailing and the gorgeous, muted colour palettes, you are sure to walk away inspired. The exhibition ends this Sunday, so don't dawdle!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

LFW SS'12 Christopher Kane

So, Christopher Kane, who can do no wrong, supposedly had the front row in tears! Geez, the collection looked amazing online, so i can only imagine what it looked like up close. Again, another great example of beautiful colour combinations, but it was the gorgeous prints that really did it for me. The florals and fabrics were so fresh and exciting, that they're sure to have the high street whipped up into an imitation frenzy already. Then there was the detail...Slashed vents allowed added movement to clean shapes, whilst perfectly placed embellishment added sparkle to what may turn out to have been the best show in town...

LFW S/S '12 Jonathan Saunders

I know i highlight Jonathan Saunders every fashion week as one of my fave shows, but it's not my fault...he's a bloody genius! No one combines colour like he does. I love every piece, from the cute but cool knits, the baroque printed separates, to each and every dress silhouette. Now, i just need to figure out what I can sell in order to get one...kidney maybe?! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

LFW round up...Oh Erdem!

Thanks to London Fashion Week, the post holiday blues have been squished! The only thing is, after lusting after so many collections, i'm ready to skip winter all together (normally my favourite wardrobe season) and float straight back into Summer...would love to do it in one of these Erdem dresses. Hmmm...dream on i hear my credit card say. Although i think i may fare better in my quest of a replica pair of his lace gloves. The hunt is on!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back to reality...

i wouldn't normally post photo's of non-London...but since i've been skiving for a while i thought i'd do a bit of a show and tell on where i've been. Now, my holiday snaps tend to focus on the weird and wonderful, rather than generic, here is me in front of - insert local landmark - kind of stuff. So here is a selection of architecture, surface decoration, colour, door knobs, abandoned shoes, stylish old folks, religious iconography and of course food! By the way...this is Spain...the roadtrip! i am back on London big stylie from tomorrow!

a selection of San Sebastian, Cordoba, Sevilla, Jerez, Vejer de la Frontera & Tarifa.