22 November 2014

Channelling the Orange




turtleneck zara
skirt vintage
belt topshop
shoes vintage ferragamo

“To channel orange is to truly be free, to be you”

It wasn’t me who came up with that, but Frank Ocean (whom I did not know of until moments ago). I just happen to find the quote on pinterest and completely agree with it. Orange is a colour that needs more love, people. And also quoting Mr The Voice (aka Frank Sinatra) “orange is the happiest colour”. I always feel happier when wearing oranges, yellows, ochres, mustards… I even came up with a slogan myself “show yourself, wear orange, feel the love”.

16 November 2014






zara turtleneck
topshop corduroy ankle grazers
m&s flats

This is what I wear when I go into smoky cafes, dance to jazz and recite poetry. Right… 
Super simple beatnik inspired outfit, reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, just need to get me some white socks, hihi.

10 November 2014

長澤まさみのメイクMAQUIA - Masami Nagasawa’s make up look

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Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation
3CE Full Cover Concealer
Bourjois Blush Lune D’or
Bourjois Illuminating Touch
Dolly Wink Eyebrow Pencil #02
Majolica Majorca Brow Lash Colorist #BR555
Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil #01
Bourjois Liner Erasable #noir
Estee Lauder Double Wear Lengthening Mascara
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze #545 
Urban Decay Naked palette #half baked & #smog

Probably no surprise to someone who knows me, but I am a massive Masami Nagasawa fan. I follow everything she acts in and I go to great lengths to keep an updated file of magazine scans and such. I just love her to bits since about 6 or 7 years ago when I bought a magazine she was in. I secretly fell in love with her and the flame keeps burning in my heart ever since! Haha, I’m totally biased when it comes to her.

Anyways, I do freely admit that I wish I had been born her twin, because for me she’s the cutest thing on earth, a natural beauty. Nothing special really about her looks, it’s just a natural cuteness. Put her next to any actress and she will always look the cutest somehow. I do try to look similar to Masami on a daily basis, there, I said it. Finally I had the courage to admit it on my blog. Of course the fact that she is Japanese and I’m not even the slightest asian looking makes things difficult, but what can I say, love is blind and I keep trying.

This was one of those attempts at the cover of Maquia (2013 December issue). It is a very simple cute look. Masami has the most glorious flawless glowing skin ever! so I’ve used the Bourjois 123 Perfect collection to give me that healthy skin look and shimmering blush and highlighter for a soft glow, as masami usually wears very little to nothing on the cheeks. The eyebrows are the most difficult part because hers are so straight and mine more arched and thick, so I kept them soft. The eyes were super easy, the half baked shade on the eyelid, black pencil liner smudged with the smog shade and a thin liquid liner to finish with a very minimal almost non-existent wing. Add a natural mascara and a reddish tinted gloss at the end. Super simple cute look for going on a date or shopping, those occasions when you don’t want too much make up on your face but still enough to make you feel pretty.

And that’s it! Hope the scans are helpful to anyone who also enjoys Masami’s look.

07 November 2014

It's getting cold




Jumper 60s vintage filthyrebena
Skirt 60s vintage concettascloset
Shoes Hush Puppies alicjavintage

This is my perfect outfit for Autumn days. A warm cosy wool jumper and a wool mini skirt allow me to keep warm while still showing some skin. Perfect for a date or shopping or going out with friends. Casual, effortless, cute and mod inspired. Perfect!

06 November 2014





For the past 2 years when Winter is near I get lost in Goroke’s website, wishing I would own all their clothes. They are so cute and cosy looking, I want to spend all winter inside of them! But then I remember the rest of my wardrobe and think “hmm, how would I fit this in with all my other vintage clothes?”, so I never purchased anything, I just stalk their website… 

03 November 2014

yellow summer dreams







dress vintage limonimoni
shoes vintage ferragamo

I love this 60s dress, it was a great find on Etsy, super cheap and super cute. I love the matching belt. The day I wore it I was complimented with a “very Jackie O” comment. The fabric is slightly thick for the really hot summer days, but it is lovely for a late spring or late summer season. I never got to post any pics of it here, as usual, so here it is! A little something to brighten up these Autumn days. I won’t be able to wear anything like this in London probably until next June…