Lets hope Topshop do a cheaper version! YUM
January - Harpers UK
Its officially Christmas Eve! It is so exciting. Here is a breakdown of today that I think everyone should fit in at some point:
1. Eat an exciting breakfast. I am going to eat in Raouls in Maida Vale with my parents and sister. Their eggs are the most yellow yolks I have ever seen, and the tastiest.
2. Get any last minute Christmas shopping you didn’t plan for out of the way. (oh THAT cousin). Luckily I don’t have many cousins..
3. Elevens - a firm favourite in my family. An excuse to eat biscuits (or in this case mince pies) in the middle of the morning.
4. Wrapping all the presents that are coming out of strange places in your flat that you hid from parents/housemate/boyfriend
5. Have supper with everyone. Something homely and warming should do the trick.
6. Watch a Christmas film (suggestions include: Miracle of 34th Street, Love Actually, Elf, The Polar Express…)
7. Read “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. An ultimate classic childrens book. My mum used to read this to us before bed every Christmas Eve, and it makes me well up every time I read it because I can still hear her voice reading it to me!
8. Glass of sherry and another mince pie… obviously. its Christmas?!
9. Sleeeeep and be ready for Father Christmas to come! Wear very comfy pyjamas.
Happy Christmas everybody! Eat well xxx
Rag & Bone had a great idea to give the camera to the models and let them dictate the shots! Ingenious, the models were told to wear no make up etc and to just ‘wear’ the clothes. Here are some of the amazing natural shots. (Although i definitely think Abbey Lee Kershaw photos make her look seriously ill).
This is a foodie one. @StylistMagazine introduced me to Nigella’s way of making Salted Caramel… already tackled the sauce and going on to make the brandy butter! SO excited to eat this on Christmas day…
75g best quality unsalted butter 50 g soft light brown sugar 50 g caster Sugar 50g golden syrup 125ml double cream half to one-and-a-half teaspoons fleur de sel METHOD Serves: 6 Melt butter, sugars and syrup and butter in a small heavy based pan and let simmer for 3 minutes, swirling every now and again. Add cream and half a teaspoon of fleur de sel salt (not table salt!) and swirl again, give a stir with a wooden spoon and taste – go cautiously so that you don’t burn your tongue – to see if you want more salt before letting it cook for another minute on the stove, then pour into a jug for serving. Now you’ve got your sauce, you’re ready to take your next steps: eating it. My suggestions are as follows: In the first instance, and for ease, just dribble it over vanilla ice cream. But next up, please consider adding a warm brownie (regular, not the bacon ones) to this pairing. Or drizzle over chocolate melting-bellied fondant puddings or chocolate cake. Or pour over clotted cream and Christmas pud. But it is not just this realm that welcomes the sauce: it makes a divine and rakishly chic accompaniment to apple crumble, apple cake or simple baked apple. This recipe is from Nigella Lawson’s website. x
I WANT THESE BOOTS. Father Christmas, if you’re regularly checking my blog like you say you do… these please:
@feathersfrills gets Day 20, blog by Victoria Archer. I really like her “What would I wear…”, with her most recent being “What would i wear to a Christmas party”. Unique, and very cool. Check it here
The Olsen Twins:
You’re so welcome, happy christmas! x
Carolines Mode aka Stockholm Streetstyle, is amazing especially around the fashion month. Its so inspiring and real, and my favourite is the candid shots of models.
Studded Hearts - an Australian blogger. This is my favourite blog around at the moment, I catch up with it every day and I love flicking through all the cool shots she has sourced. These photos are from her recent trip to the new Louis Vuitton Maison private opening in Sydney:
South Molton St Style @SMS_Style - has a great eye in seeing things on catwalk and then finding them on the high street! If you see someone wearing something you like, then I would start your hunt with this blog.
Had to post about Scott Schuman! The Sartorialist was my first experience in fashion blogging, and the variety of people/things he photographs is astounding. I love flicking through his photographs, and enjoy spotting minute details in the shot. His photographs are works of art in their own right, and I would rather stand and stare at an exhibition of his shots that some paintings. This is him with his girlfriend Garance Dore - another amazing fashion blogger. More tomorrow…